Week of September 17, 2018

Next Friday is Spirit Day! Don’t forget to wear your spirit attire!

What to expect this week:

1. Friday flex day – students will create their makerspace letter “C”. We have the following materials for it already:

toothpicks

felt

glue

yarn

Students will need to volunteer to bring in the following:

artificial flowers

tree sticks

tiny stuffed bear

2. Upcoming tests:

Tuesday: Math

Wednesday: ELA weekly assessment

This week’s schedule:

Monday – Day 3 STEM class

Tuesday – Day 4 Library

Wednesday – Day 5 Art

Thursday – Day 1 Music

Friday – Flex day

Week of September 10, 2018

Design Challenge

On Friday, the students were assigned a design challenge. They were required to brainstorm ways in which they can build a 3D letter “C” that would be part of the words “MAKER SPACE”. These letters would then hang in the new maker space room. The challenge? Every class must build the letter out of different materials, the letter is to be of a certain size, every aspect of the letter must be student made, and it should have the ability to hang on the wall.

What to expect this week:

*MAP testing Monday through Thursday. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time and eats a healthy breakfast.

*Religion Ch. 1 test (open book) on Tuesday

*Maniac Magee Book in a box due on Wednesday

*First Spelling word list will be given on Wednesday

Specials Schedule

Monday Day 4: Library

Tuesday Day 5: Art

Wednesday Day 1: Music

Thursday Day 2: Health and Phys. Ed.

Week of September 4, 2018

Although everyone was sad to see summer vacation end, the students really got off to a great start last week! This week we will continue to plug away at reviewing some materials while learning new things along the way.

What to expect…

Friday is flex day! I have lots planned for the kids and I hope that we can get through everything. We already have our first STEM challenge planned (shhhh I’m not allowed to reveal it yet).

We will also be combining an art activity with Math that will help the students in a practical way as they work with expanded form, exponents, and place values.

Also on Friday, the students will be given some time to work on their Maniac Magee projects. If you are not yet familiar with this, please ask to see the assignment sheet from your son or daughter. Whatever they don’t complete of it in school must be completed at home. It is due on Wednesday, September 12.

Wonders—new ELA program

Last week and this week the students have been preparing for how the new reading program works. We will officially be starting our first unit on September 12.

MAP Testing

Starts Monday, September 10. Please make sure that your child is well rested and eats a breakfast on those days.

This weeks specials:

Tuesday, Day 1: Music

Wednesday, Day 2: Health/Phys. Ed.

Thursday, Day 3: STEM

Week of August 27, 2018

Welcome back for another great school year!

 

I truly am excited to work with your 5th graders this year. We have so much to look forward to!

 

Spelling

The students will be receiving their first set of spelling words on September 12.  Spelling test days will always be on day 5 of the schedule. Focus and study for these tests are primarily the responsibility of the students at home. Check the resources tab for the weekly lists.

Maniac Magee

Summer reading packets should be turned into me by Friday, August 31. Students are also required to complete one of the following projects on the book “Book in a box”, “Book timeline”, “Book test”, or “Graphic chapter”. Directions for their project were distributed on Monday. We will have some class time on Wednesday, Friday, and Friday of next week to work on them. The projects will need to be completed at home. The due date will be on Wednesday, September 12.

Topics covered this week:

Science: Scientific method

ELA: Learning how to work in cooperative groups and close reading skills.

Math: exponents and place values

Social Studies: Hemispheres

June 5, 2018

Parents,

I would just like to take this moment to thank you for all of your support in helping to make this year a successful school year. As a new teacher this year to St. Joseph School, I was welcomed with open arms by your community. I was amazed by the talented, enthusiastic and nurturing faculty and staff. I fell in love with the students on the very first day when they demonstrated an eager enthusiasm for learning. This isn’t always the case at every school! I truly am blessed to be a part of and to continue to be a part of St. Joseph School!

 

Just a reminder that all incoming 6th grade students should be reading the book “Wonder” during the summer. They will also need to complete the accompanying paperwork. Don’t wait until the last minute!

 

Also, all incoming 5th graders should be reading the book “Maniac Magee” by Jerry Spinelli. Make sure that they too complete the accompanying paperwork.

Don’t forget to check out my resource page! I’ve included links to online games and activities to help students practice their Math and Language Arts skills.

 

Enjoy your summer and stay safe!

God bless,

Mrs. Doucette

Week of May 7, 2018

MAP Testing

We will be MAP testing this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats breakfast!

In Demand Friday

This Friday, students will have the opportunity to learn about, participate in, and discuss with others careers that are in demand or will be in higher demand in the future.

Upcoming Tests

Tuesday – Social Studies Ch. 7 test

Thursday – Spelling test Lesson 25

Schedule

Monday – Day 2 Art

Tuesday – Day 3 Music

Wednesday – Day 4 Health

Thursday – Day 5 Computers

Week of April 30, 2018

Field Trip to Cleveland Natural History Museum

This Friday is the field trip! Don’t forget to pack a lunch as hot lunch will not be available for us.

May Crowning

This Friday we will be celebrating May Crowning at 9:30. Please consider joining us!

Tests

Tuesday – English (Adjectives, Demonstrative Adjectives, Articles)

Wednesday – Spelling Lesson 23

Schedule

Monday – Day 3 Music

Tuesday – Day 4 Health

Wednesday – Day 5 Computers

Thursday – Day 1 Library/Phys. Ed.

Friday – Flex Day

Week of April 16, 2018

Mark your calendars!

The 5th grade class will be going on a field trip to the Cleveland Natural History Museum on Friday, May 4. More information, including permission forms, will be sent home with your child this week!

A Sweet Tooth for Chocolate!

Come see and support many of our 5-8 grade students who will be performing Willie Wonka on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 P.M. in the social hall.

Upcoming Tests

Spelling Lesson 22 – Monday

Religion Ch. 8 – Thursday

Schedule

Monday – Day 5 Computers

Tuesday – Day 1 Library/P.E.

Wednesday – Day 2 Art

Thursday – Day 3 Music

Friday – Flex Day

Week of April 9, 2018

I hope that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful and blessed Easter and break!

But, alas, it’s back to school we go…it’s time for the final stretch!

Monday starts the first day of the 4th quarter.

Empty tissue boxes

If anyone can send in empty tissue boxes between now and the end of the month, it would be greatly appreciated!

Schedule this week:

Monday – Day 1  Library/Phys. Ed.

Tuesday – Day 2 Art

Wednesday – Day 3 Music

Thursday – Day 4 Health

Friday – Flex Day

Week of March 26, 2018

Spelling words for Unit 22 will be given to the students the Tuesday after Easter break.

Upcoming Tests

Tuesday – Grade 4 Social Studies Test

Schedule

Monday – Day 1 Library/PE

Tuesday – Day 2 Art

Wednesday – Day 3 Music

Thursday – Day 4 Health

Have a Blessed Easter!