This week was loaded with IOWAs for our class. We worked in a few additional lessons of English, Math, Religion, and Science, but for the most part, IOWAs were the focus. By the end of this week, I think their brains need a break! We watched Wall-E through the week and Charlie Brown's Arbor Day show and shared assorted snacks to help get the blurry vision from filling in all those little bubbles away. We also did lots of "brain breaks" between tests. Be sure to ask your child to tell you about some of the dance moves we practiced! We had fun writing activities in our journals and I even asked the kids to plan/suggest a new seating chart for the last month of school. We rearranged the desks today to re-energize the class.
Thank you so much for allowing your student to bring in such wonderful wedding photos for our "Holy Matrimony" display. What beautiful brides and handsome grooms! Over the weekend and early next week, I've asked the students to come to you (or someone else from a married couple) again and ask about your/his/her wedding day. The kids always enjoy hearing those lovely happy or funny memories and sharing them with the class.
We worked on the Ipads at the end of the day today to help get some planning done for an art project this week. While the class worked on this, Mrs. Blake came in for a visit. I spoke with her about our daily schedule and routine, including what the students can/will do on their own each day. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I should be in school all week next week with my last day being on May 1. I told the class I hope still be able to see the Talent Show, maybe move-up day, and the end of the year liturgy. As long as all is well, Baby Maurer would love to meet the kids at the end of the year too!
I'll do my best to send out emails/post newsletters/picture on the site, but if I'm not able or they are not necessarily on Fridays, this is great practice for the kids to be even more responsible for listening carefully in class and packing everything needed at the end of each school day to prepare for what is upcoming. At this point, there should still be 2-3 grades in each subject coming and there will be adequate notice of each. Mrs. Blake will be assisting me with marking papers/tests, but I will still be the one ultimately reviewing these and inputting grades for report cards.
Since we are coming soon to a close on this school year. I would like to ask if each parent could reply in email or a note to school by June 2nd about comments, thoughts, or suggestions about your child's 5th grade year. Each year that I've been here at St. Joe's I've tried to modify, adjust, or just plain change things that have gone well or not as smoothly as I anticipated. For example, you could tell me about your child's favorite subject and why, a topic we studied that was interesting or one that could be 'jazzed' up, or perhaps a favorite book report project. Thank you for your feedback.
Wednesday: Rdg - WLT Interrupted Journey
Thursday: Eng - Unit 6 Pronouns Test
Friday: Spelling Lesson 25 Test
Have a wonderful weekend!
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
My name is Mrs. Lesley Maurer and I am the 5th grade teacher. This is my 14th year teaching in Catholic schools and my 12th year here at SJS.
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Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computer
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art