We had a busy, hectic 4-day week, but we made it. It was an extra challenge as I am limited on my prep time due to missing Art, Computer, and a regular class with a guidance counselor. I hear good things are coming back next week. We made due with a few little art "projects" I did with the class, but I have no artistic talent, so anything they came up on their projects are of their own doing.
We spent time this PM with a lesson on 9/11. I showed a short, informational clip about the basics of 9/11, nothing graphic or scary, but hearing about the events of the day did bring out a few tears. I really wanted to emphasize to the class that even though it was a horrible day in our country's history, we should look to the helpers that spent time running in when everyone else was running out. Mrs. Miller was able to join us for a while to speak of the day, her memories of it, and a recent trip to Ground Zero itself. We even fielded some questions together. I read a book about Father Mychal Judge who not only dedicated his life to serving others, but continued to do so on 9/11.
I encouraged the class to ask you about your own memories/feelings of that day. If you are able, please drive past and/or visit the beautiful flag display at West Manheim this weekend. There aren't words to describe what it is like to see all those flags and truly realize what they represent. I can't believe it has been 20 years...
I'm still finalizing plans for this coming week, but it will be test-light with maybe a graded CW or 2 only.
Have a great weekend! God Bless You!
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 - Technology
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art