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!
- My Class Code for Scholastic is: T6XK6
- Dearborn Ham Order Pickup is Tuesday, the 16th at St. Mikes from 12:00-5:30pm.
- Join us for Mass on Wednesday, the 17th at 8:15am - our class is planning the Mass.
- Rice Bowls are due by Thursday, the 18th
- Thursday afternoon, we will be watching the movie, "Peter Rabbit." Students may bring in any snacks/candy for themselves to eat during the movie.
- Returning childcare-8th grade families must register by 4/18 to avoid the $150 per-student late fee for the 2019-20 school year. Packets were sent home in February and extras are available at any school office. (This is for current students only- not new registrations.
- Permission slip and money for the Mud Hens Game is due by Thursday, the 18th.
- Scholastic Book Orders is due Friday, the 19th.
- Easter Break April 19th-22nd
- Band Concert is Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm at the RRCA. The students need to be there no later than 6:30 pm. It will be followed by the high school choir and high school Jazz Ensemble. Family and friends are invited.
- Last Day for Lunch Service at SMCC is May 24th.
I hope you enjoy the Triduum and your Easter Celebration this week with your family. I reminded the class before Spring Break that 4th quarter is just as important as the 1st quarter. Please keep reminding them for me. 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 email@example.com.
Below, at the bottom of my website, you will find important files that you may need.
Have a Blessed Week!
Week of April 15th - 19th
Monday - Band
Tuesday - Gym
Wednesday - Mass & Band
Thursday - Gym
Friday- No School
Monday - Band
Tuesday - Gym
Wednesday - Mass & 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.
The students received their poetry folder that contains everything that they will need. I will be introducing two different styles of poems a week, showing them examples, and then they will work on their rough draft of creating the poem that was discussed for the day. In their folder, on the right side, is the final copy papers. On the left side, is a poetry guideline packet and then loose leaf paper for them to write their rough draft. It will be their responsibility to write the final draft. There will be 12 different poems that they will be writing and after we go over the 12th poem; they will have completed their poem book. The completed poem book is due Friday, May 17th. This week, on Monday, we will discuss and write a Haiku Poem. On Tuesday, we will discuss and write a Lune Poem. On Wednesday, we will read about the history behind Jellybeans and the students will then answer comprehension questions. On Thursday, the students will complete Easter Figurative Language Task Cards.
Grammar: No Grammar this week.
Writing: Students are writing daily in their journals. I really enjoy reading them every day. No Journals this week.
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 8 Packet is due Wednesday, the 17th
Unit 8 Test is Thursday, the 18th
1. alternate - to do, use or happen in successive turns; to take turns
2. demolish - to tear down, break to pieces
3. energetic - active and vigorous, full of energy, forceful
4. enforce - to force obedience to
5. feat - an act or deed that shows daring, skill, or strength
6. hearty - warm and friendly; healthy, lively, and strong; large and satisfying to the appetite
7. mature - to bring to or reach full development or growth
8. observant - watchful, quick to notice; careful and diligent
9. primary - first in importance, first in time or order; basic, fundamental
10. resign - to give up a job, an office, or a right or claim
11. strive - to devote much energy or effort, try hard
12. verdict - the decision of a jury at the end of a trial or legal case; any decision
On Monday, we will read and discuss the Easter Triduum. On Tuesday, we will read and discuss Easter. On Wednesday, my class is planning Mass. Join us for Mass at 8:15am. Alex is reading the 1st reading; Maddie Moore is reading the petitions; Gabe, Belle, and Kiley are altar serving; and Jackson and Trey are bringing up the gifts. On Thursday, the students will be taking the Unit 2 Test. They received the study guide for it this past Friday and we also did the review in the book on this past Friday. 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.
On Monday, we will be taking the Ch. 9 Test. On Tuesday, we start Ch. 10. Ch. 10 is about Tensions between the Colonies and Great Britain which will then lead us in to the creating of the Declaration of Independence. 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.
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We will be working on Unit 3 Lesson 5; which covers how our bodies digest food, remove wastes and sends messages.
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