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I am the fifth grade reading, language arts, and religion teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School. This is my fourth year at St. Joe's and my 20th year teaching.  Prior to teaching at St. Joe's, I spent eight years at St. Paul of the Cross School in Park Ridge teaching language arts – the first four years in seventh grade and the last four years in sixth grade. I began my teaching career at St. John Brebeuf School in Niles where I taught computer class to students in grades kindergarten through eighth. I am a 2003 graduate of Northeastern Illinois University where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education with an endorsement in both language arts and social studies.
 
In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. I love palm trees and try to vacation in places that have them whenever possible. I enjoy watching and attending Blackhawks’ games and am a die-hard White Sox fan.
 

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Wednesday, October 5

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 5 spiral review worksheet due Friday
  • Reading: No homework
  • Religion: Gratitude journal
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.
  • Wear your P.E. uniform to school tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 4

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 5 spiral review worksheet due Friday; read myView, p. 63-65 (5B only)
  • Reading: Read p. 65-69 in Wonder (5P only)
  • Religion: Gratitude journal; card for Fr. Martin due tomorrow
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.
  • Wear your P.E. uniform to school tomorrow.

Monday, October 3

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 5 spiral review worksheet due Friday; myView, p. 183 due tomorrow
  • Reading: Read p. 54-64 in Wonder, and add words to vocab. by assoc.
  • Religion: Gratitude journal; card for Fr. Martin due Wednesday
Reminder:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.

Week at a Glance: October 3-7

Week of October 3 (*Some objectives are subject to change based on students’ needs.)

Reading: 

  • Complete Vocabulary by Association for the words in “Around the Room” - “Names”
  • Vocabulary by Association allows the students to identify the vocabulary word, the character using it, and the situation in which it appears.
  • Continue filling in a character web for Auggie, which will be used to track the changes he undergoes throughout the book.
  • Show understanding of “Around the Room” - “Names” with correct answers to the comprehension questions
  • Introduce and begin working on mini-project for “Around the Room” - “Names”

Language Arts: 

  • Continue practicing Daily Oral Language (DOL) skills
  • Work with the teacher in small groups on reading and understanding a nonfiction passage
  • Learn about and show understanding of dependent and independent clauses
  • Show comprehension of Week 5 spelling words (words with VCe syllables)

Religion: 

  • Retell the story of the Sermon on the Mount
  • Explain why the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like children
  • Summarize the Beatitudes as ways of living as members of God’s kingdom

Friday, September 30

  • L.A.: No homework
  • Reading: Read p. 49-53 in Wonder
  • Religion: Gratitude journal; Old Testament Leaders worksheet due Monday
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school on Monday.
  • Hurricane Ian relief $1 dress down day on Monday

Thursday, September 29

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due tomorrow; spelling test tomorrow; week 4 spiral review worksheet due tomorrow
  • Reading: "Around the Room" - "Names" word journal due tomorrow
  • Religion: Gratitude journal; Unit 1 Session 3 quiz tomorrow
Reminder:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 28

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 4 spiral review worksheet due Friday
  • Reading: "Around the Room" - "Names" word journal due Friday (*Students will have class time tomorrow to work on this and should not spend any time on it at home tonight.)
  • Religion: Gratitude journal; Unit 1 Session 3 review guide due tomorrow; quiz Friday
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.
  • Wear your P.E. uniform to school tomorrow
  • Food pantry collection tomorrow (5th grade: Ramen noodles)

Tuesday, September 27

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 4 spiral review worksheet due Friday
  • Reading: Finish "Ordinary" - "Locks" questions for Wonder (if you didn't do so in class)
  • Religion: Gratitude journal
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.
  • Food pantry collection on Thursday (5th grade: Ramen noodles)

Monday, September 26

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 4 spiral review worksheet due Friday; "Storyworks" questions due tomorrow
  • Reading: No homework
  • Religion: Gratitude journal
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.
  • Food pantry collection on Thursday (5th grade: Ramen noodles)

Week at a Glance: September 26-30

Week of September 26 (*Some objectives are subject to change based on students’ needs.)

Reading

  • Show understanding of “Ordinary”-“Locks” with correct answers to the comprehension questions for those chapters
  • Begin Word journal for the vocabulary words from “Around the Room”-“Names” in  Wonder
    • Word Journals will include the vocabulary word, its definition, a sentence, and a picture to associate with the word/definition.

Language Arts: 

  • Continue practicing Daily Oral Language (DOL) skills
  • Work with the teacher in small groups on reading and understanding a nonfiction passage
  • Recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including features such as insets, timelines, and sidebars to support understanding
  • Make inferences and use evidence to support understanding
  • Use text evidence to support an appropriate response to comprehension questions
  • Show comprehension of Week 4 spelling words (words with -able, -ible)

Religion: 

  • Explain the Ten Commandments and why God gave them to us
  • Define Hebrews, Islam, Jews, Judaism, Muslims, and Revelation
  • Show understanding of Unit 1 Session 3 with correct answers on the review guide
  • Show understanding of Unit 1 Session 3 with correct answers on the quiz (tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 30)

Friday, September 23

  • L.A.: No homework
  • Reading: Read p. 37-40 in Wonder 
  • Religion: Gratitude journal; finish Bible verses worksheet
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school on Monday.
  • Food pantry collection on Thursday (5th grade: Ramen noodles)

Thursday, September 22

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due tomorrow; spelling test tomorrow; week 3 spiral review worksheet due tomorrow
  • Reading: Read p. 17-30 in Wonder (if you were absent and didn't do so in class)
  • Religion: Gratitude journal
Reminder:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 21

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 3 spiral review worksheet due Friday
  • Reading: Finish word map packet
  • Religion: Gratitude journal
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.
  • Wear your P.E. uniform to school tomorrow

Tuesday, September 20

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 3 spiral review worksheet due Friday
  • Reading: Read through p. 16 in Wonder, and add any words you don't know to the vocab. by assoc. worksheet
  • Religion: Gratitude journal; Unit 1 Session 2 quiz Wednesday
Reminders:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.
  • Wear your P.E. uniform to school tomorrow.

Monday, Septemeber 19

  • L.A.: Spelling packet and games due Friday; spelling test Friday; week 3 spiral review worksheet due Friday
  • Reading: No homework
  • Religion: Gratitude journal; Unit 1 Session 2 quiz Wednesday
Reminder:
  • Charge your Chromebook, and bring it to school tomorrow.