Ms. Masserant's 5th Grade
Our Mission: Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools is a Christ centered, Catholic learning community committed to the academic excellence and spiritual development of every student.
- If you have dead, dried up markers, please give them to your child to recycle. We are recycling any marker that is no good anymore. Doesn't matter the brand. The markers are recycled into fuel!
- If you have a roll of tape for a tape dispenser that you are willing to donate to the classroom, it would be greatly appreciated. I bought a pack of them, but we seem to go through tape like crazy!
- We are need of small items for the treasure chest. $1 or less. I've bought a few items on the clearance racks. Or if you have things at home that have never been used that you think the students would like.
- My Class Code for Scholastic is: T6XK6
- Here is the link for Auction Giving Donations: https://www.mcesmonroe.com/uploads/1/2/9/2/12923438/mces_auction_2019_all_class_giving_kick_off_letter_and_form.pdf
- Happy 11th Birthday to Andrew Sottile; whose birthday is the 14th!!!!
- Winterfest is being rescheduled for a later date. We will have gym on Thursday now.
- Valentines Day Celebration Thursday, the 14th. Students can wear red or pink top with uniform bottoms. Students may bring in valentine cards, but not mandatory. Check email for sign-up genius to bring in something for our Candy Bar!
- Winter Break is February 15th-18th.
- Sheep Eye Dissection February 19th (all students will need to bring in an old shirt to put over their clothes)
- Chicken Leg Dissection February 26th (all students will need to bring in an old shirt to put over their clothes)
- Living Museum is Thursday, March 28th at the Monroe Historical Museum. Students need to be there at 5:30. We will begin around 5:45 and go to 6:30. Each student needs to bring a card table to put their board on. Students are not allowed to bring in food for their presentation. The museum will offer cookies and water for everyone. Please invite family and friends to attend.
Happy Valentines Day!! I hope you enjoy the Winter Break and I will see you on the 19th!! Don't forget to turn in those Auction Giving Envelopes!! If you are on Facebook and have not joined the classroom Facebook page, search Miss Maz's 5th Grade Classroom and ask to join.
Important Note: Starting November 12th, I will be taking off an effort point every time that a student doesn't complete their planner. They shouldn't be just writing "read." They should be writing what ever is on the homework board so that you know what is going on whether they have it completed or not. It's their responsibility to ask you for your initials. This should help their organization, responsibility, and turning in assignments on time.
Important Note: In regards to missing assignments and not putting their name on papers: I've decided as of Oct. 10th, I am going to take away an effort point when I have a missing assignment or they don't put their name on their paper. I had a long conversation about responsibility, effort, and grades with both classes last week. I told them that they will all start with 100 points (100%) in effort. I told them that I care about all of them and I want them to do their best. I'm trying to prepare them for next year and the years after that. I know it's not easy and they won't master it, but they need to continue working hard. I remind them every time I am passing out an assignment to put their name on it first.
Important Note: If you're child ever needs to stay after school to ask questions or get help with work, I am here to help them. My goal is to leave school at 3:45. As long as I don't have a meeting or have to leave for anything else, they can stay after any day.
If your child gets 2 or more wrong on an assignment, quiz or test, they are allowed to do corrections. When corrections are made and are correct; they will receive 1/2 pt credit. Corrections are not allowed for journals.
Most importantly, please keep Addi Bressler and her family in your continued thoughts and prayers. Myself, along with Mrs. Liz Shafer are going to be working with her and her family to give her the best care for her education and will be doing everything we can and when we can to involve her with the class via technology.
Thank you for your continued support and patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below, at the bottom of my website, you will find important files that you may need.
Have a Blessed Week!
Week of Feb. 11th-15th
Monday - Band
Tuesday - Gym
Wednesday - Band
Thursday - Gym
Friday- No School
Monday - Band
Tuesday - Gym
Wednesday - Band
Thursday - Gym
Friday- No School
Read Aloud: We are going to begin reading Holes by Louis Sachar. The students will be answering comprehension questions as we read the book. When we are finished with the book, they will be handing in the packet of comprehension questions.
Reading: They should be reading 20 minutes every day. Students have February Task Cards. They are due on February 28th. Every student received a packet which contains a copy of the task cards. I told both classes that if they lose the packet, they can't ask me for another copy because I will not make another copy. It takes a lot of paper and ink and the students need to be more responsible. I have the actual task cards in a basket in the classroom for them to use.
We are going to finish our Historical Fiction Unit. The Historical Fiction Project is due Monday, the 11th. On Thursday, we will take a look at the February SCOPE Magazine.
Below is a picture of the guidelines for the Living Museum/Biography Report. Students will receive this by next Tuesday. There can be no duplicates. I will have sign up sheets for the students to pick spots for when they want to duplicate. I need to know who everyone is doing. I just wanted to get this out so you have an idea and can get started.
Writing: Students are writing daily in their journals. I really enjoy reading them every day.
Important notice about English Tests: Students will not receive a study guide for English tests. To study, they need to review their notes; they can practice any of the exercises that are in the lessons; review the end of the unit review problems from the book (they have the answers in their ELA notebook); worksheets they did for homework; and/or use the online review games. To use the online review game, go to www.voyagesinenglish.com. Once you are there go to parent and student resources and then select grade 5. Students then click the correct unit that they will be tested on. We will also play the review game in class, so they will be familiar on how to navigate the website.
Unit 6 Packet due 2/21
Unit 6 Test 2/22
1. accomplish: to do, make happen, succeed in, carry through
2. apparent: open to view; easy to understand; seeming to be true or real
3. capacity: the amount of space that can be filled; ability or skill; office or role
4. civilian: a person not on active duty in a military, police, or firefighting force
5. conceal: to hide o keep secret, to place out of sight
6. duplicate: to copy exactly; to produce something equal to
7. keen: having a sharpened edge; quick and sharp in thought or in sight, hearing or smell; eager
8. provoke: to annoy or make angry, stir up; to do something in order to get a response
9. spurt: to shoot out quickly in a stream; to show a burst of energy
10. undoing: a bringing to ruin or destruction; the cause of ruin; unfastening or loosening
11. vast: very great or very large
12. withdraw: to pull out or remove; to move back or away, retreat
We will be starting Ch. 10 this week which we will be learning more about the Eucharist. For extra study practice, your child can go to religion.sadlierconnect.com. Click on the purple box (Sadlier Religion Resources), scroll towards the bottom and select We Believe Project Disciple K-6. From there, click on the We Believe, Grade 5. Once you click that, there are study guide options and games and study aids for each chapter of each unit.
We will be starting Ch. 6. We will be learning about the three Early English Settlements. This chapter has only three sections so it's very short. If your student doesn't finish the assigned section in class, it's their responsibility to finish it at home. If they forgot how to log in, the log-in information is below. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
To log on to TCI, you must put masserant for the teacher username. The student's username is their first name and their passwords are school. Please email me if there is an issue.
We are starting Unit 3 this week which is on Cells and the Body. We are going to be dissecting a Sheep's Eye on Tuesday, the 19th and a Chicken Leg on Tuesday, the 26th. All students need to bring in an old shirt to put over their clothes for both dissections.
See Mrs. Jones webpage.