What we did this week:
Reading: Story - Rope Burn / Line Drive
Spelling: Lesson 2
English: Simple Subjects / Simple Predicates
Math: Decimals through hundredths & fractions
Religion: Full year Pretest, Ch 1 Test, Prepared for mass
Science: Life Science - Cells & organelles
SS: Hunters and gatherers
I have added a link from the 5th grade page to the "MyMath" website. It is among lots of other good sites we'll use throughout the year.
On Wednesday, we had a "Welcome Back" from Bishop Gainer. Thanks to helpful technology, we were able to log onto a diocese-organized "meeting" where he addressed all the students in the diocese. He reminded us that our Catholic schools have the extraordinary mission to "grow saints" as we pray, study, and learn here at school.
On Thursday, we had nice attendance for the Home and School Meeting.
Today we celebrated our first mass as a school. I told the class once we had all returned to the classroom how proud I was of them. Our students helped the mass flow beautifully and helped our Kindergarten friends learn about liturgy. I was impressed with our enthusiastic cantors and fluent readers. I hope to give more kids these opportunities to actively participate in liturgy throughout the year! I was equally impressed when Msgr Lyon's homily came up in our SS discussion! (You wouldn't normally think the idea of "not judging others" would come up when discussing nomads from 12,000 years ago, but hey, anything can happen right? :)
I don't normally make a habit out of giving weekend homework, but last weekend (Labor Day) and this weekend I offered some as "optional." Last weekend was 2 math pages and this weekend is a science assignment. I was pleasantly surprised at how many actually completed the math, but completed it well. We've spent a good bit of time on the science, so if the students work on the assignment this weekend, it shouldn't be too difficult. I'm working towards putting more ownership on their learning and watching to see who will take the initiative to work on it as an optional assignment and who may need more of a nudge.
Check out our 5th grade page periodically as I try to post a picture or 2 every week or so.
Tuesday: Eng. Unit 1: Lesson 1-5 Quiz
Math Ch 1 Lesson 1-4 Quiz
Wednesday: CE (Current Event) Due
Science Ch 1 Lesson 1 Quiz (Cell theory + organelles)
Friday: Spelling Lesson 3
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.
Email Mrs. Maurer
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computer
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art