Flex Friday!

The students designed, created, and tested their Mars spaceship. The object was to make a smooth Mars landing without breaking the two eggs they were given (astronauts).

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Week of December 16, 2019

One last week of school before Christmas and sooooooo much is going on!

Thursday is Christmas pajama day and Friday evening is the Christmas concert!

Upcoming Tests:

Tuesday: Math

Wednesday: Social Studies, ELA grammar quiz

Schedule:

Monday – Day 4 – Library

Tuesday – Day 5 – Art

Wednesday – Day 1- Music

Week of December 9, 2019

So much great stuff to do in so little of time!

During this past week, the students were introduced to dividing 2 digit whole numbers, explored poetry, practiced good note taking skills, and were introduced to “the universe”.

Every day in religion, we are studying a different aspect about advent and reflecting on our relationship with God.

I was also excited to introduce them to the poem “The Jabberwocky”, a narrative poem made up of nonsense words. Much to their surprise, they were able to hear and visualize a story in the poem. Students created and shared their own interpretations of the poem through a comic strip format.

Upcoming Tests:

Monday: Reading, Spelling

 

Week of October 21, 2019

Zero waste PBL

The 5th grade has been hard at work researching, collaborating, and defining what it means for St. Joseph School to become a “zero” waste school. Moving forward, they will begin working on how they will educate and “train” students, faculty, staff, and parents on how we will become more eco-friendly with our trash.

Saint Projects

Students must have their projects completed and turned in by Monday, October 28.

Lakeview Cemetery Field Trip and tour this Friday!

Upcoming Tests this week:

Tuesday: Topic 3 Math, Social Studies

Thursday: Spelling, Reading Assessment, Science

 

Week of September 9, 2019

 

A busy week ahead!

On Friday we had our first STEM day. The students spent the day peer practicing math skills, setting up their brand new chrome books, practicing the scientific method steps with a gummy bear experiment, and planning their research for their “trash free” PBL. Instructions for the next phase of their assignment will be found in this week’s Wednesday folder.

Also this week, the students will be taking their beginning of the year MAP tests.

Upcoming tests:

Monday: Open book Religion test Ch. 1

Tuesday: Spelling and Reading tests

Wednesday: Prepositional phrase quiz

Schedule:

Monday: Day 4 – Library

Tuesday: Day 5 – Art

Wednesday: Day 1 – Music

Thursday: Day 2 – Health and Phys. Ed.

Friday: Flex day

Welcome back!

The students are off to a great start!

The students have spent the days going over their schedules, classroom procedures, and organization. They have also received their first set of spelling words in which they will be tested on on Friday.

Specials Schedule

Day 1 – Music

Day 2 – Health and PE

Day 3 – STEM

Day 4 – Library

Day 5 – Art

Homework

Please check their agendas nightly.

Email

I have a new email address. It is

judi.doucette@sjs-amherst.org

 

End of the Year

Dear Parents and students,

Thank you for all of your wonderful support and effort in making 2018-2019 a successful school year! I hope that you have a fun and safe summer. I look forward to my new class, but I also look forward to seeing you again next year as 6th graders!  Don’t forget to do your summer reading too!

Here are just a few memories from the end of the year (First Responders event, STEM challenge, Crushers game, and field day):

 

Week of April 8th

In science the students are studying motion, calculating speed and determining mass’s effect on speed.  Last Friday, students where challenged to design a car that can move on it’s own, move for 5 feet, and increase the speed of their car.

 

Week of April 1, 2019

Welcome back from break! April 1 starts the first day of the 4th quarter. Please check if your child needs a refill on school supplies, especially paper, pens, and pencils!

Tests

Wednesday – Western states quiz

Thursday – Capitals of the western states

Schedule

Monday – Day 1 – Music

Tuesday – Day 2 – Health and PE

Wednesday – Day 3 – STEM

Thursday – Day 4 – Library

Friday – Flex Day – STEM