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

 

Week of March 18, 2019

Note to parents: Please make sure any missing work is turned in to me by Wednesday of this week. Thanks!

Tests this Week

Wednesday – Social Studies Southern states quiz (4 states)

Thursday – 10 Commandments Quiz; Spelling Test

Schedule

Monday – Day 1 – Music

Tuesday – Day 2 – Health; PE

Wednesday – Day 3 – STEM

Thursday – Day 4 – Library

Friday – Flex Day

Upcoming Events – Week of March 25….Spring Break!

Week of March 11, 2019

10 days left of the 3rd quarter!

Please check Gradelink to make sure that all missing or correct and return papers are turned in by Tuesday, March 19.

What we are learning?

Math – Adding and subtracting fractions

ELA – Opinion writing essays

Social Studies – Southern U.S. states

Science – Birth and death of stars

Religion – Continuing learning and reflecting about the 10 commandments

PBL – continuing creating and preparing to build a website to educate others about food insecurity

Upcoming Tests

Wednesday – Math

Schedule

Monday – Day 2 – Phys. Ed. and Health

Tuesday – Day 3 – STEM

Wednesday – Day 4 – Library

Thursday – Day 5 – Art

Week of February 25, 2019

What’s Going On?

Math – Dividing with decimals

Social Studies – U.S. Geography

Science – Finishing learning about the Earth, Sun, and the Moon

PBL – food insecurity – the students are busy researching the causes of global food insecurity and the ways in which people can help reduce it.

Reading – the students are studying about the Holocaust. We are currently viewing the movie “The Diary of Anne Frank” and reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

Writing – currently focusing on grammar skills – in particular writing with commas correctly

Tests

Monday – New England Capitals quiz

Tuesday – Mid-Atlantic Capitals quiz; spelling test; reading assessment

Wednesday – Eastern U.S. test (see review page)

Schedule

Monday – Day 4 Library

Tuesday – Day 5 Art

Wednesday – Day 1 Music

Thursday – Day 2 Health and Phys. Ed.

Friday – Flex Day

Week of February 11, 2019

Four day week! No school Friday!

Parent/Teacher conferences are on Thursday…please sign up if I requested a conference or if you have any concerns you wish to share.

Tests this week:

Tuesday: Math, Social Studies quiz (Midwestern states)

Wednesday: Reading, Spelling

Specials:

Monday – Day 3 – STEM

Tuesday – Day 4 – Library

Wednesday – Day 5 – Art

Thursday – Flex day