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).
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!
Wednesday: Social Studies, ELA grammar quiz
Monday – Day 4 – Library
Tuesday – Day 5 – Art
Wednesday – Day 1- Music
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.
Monday: Reading, Spelling
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.
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
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.
Monday: Open book Religion test Ch. 1
Tuesday: Spelling and Reading tests
Wednesday: Prepositional phrase quiz
Monday: Day 4 – Library
Tuesday: Day 5 – Art
Wednesday: Day 1 – Music
Thursday: Day 2 – Health and Phys. Ed.
Friday: Flex day
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.
Day 1 – Music
Day 2 – Health and PE
Day 3 – STEM
Day 4 – Library
Day 5 – Art
Please check their agendas nightly.
I have a new email address. It is
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):
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.