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Hello! My name is Mrs. Pankau (pan-cow), and I love being a part of the St. Joseph community as the 5th grade Math, Science, and Social Studies Teacher! I received my BA in Psychology from Trinity International University and Masters in the Art of Teaching from National Louis University.


I am married to my high school sweetheart and have four children (1st grade through 9th grade). After years of running a small home daycare, I ventured into the world of formal education and fell in love with the students and content. I love bringing creativity and fun into the classroom while challenging and inspiring each student to reach their full potential.

Faith in Christ has always been an integral part of my life and I am so happy to be able to teach in a school where I can share my faith and watch my students grow in their own relationships with God.


In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, jigsaw puzzles, reading historical fiction, boating, and slalom water skiing.

 

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Students did awesome on their SS Projects!!! I'm so proud of them!
 
Math
  • Long Division worksheet (available in Google Classroom)
  • IXL NQ7
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • *No more iReady. 10 min daily IXL instead.*
Science
  • Study for Quiz tomorrow
  • Notes are in their notebooks
Social Studies
  • Quiz on West Region States 10/7

Homework 10/4

*Social Studies Project due Tomorrow*
 
Math
  • Long Division worksheet (available in Google Classroom)
  • IXL VZ2
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • *No more iReady. 10 min daily IXL instead.*
Science
  • None
  • Quiz on Thursday
Social Studies
  • Finish Project at home
  • Project due Wednesday 10/5
  • Quiz on West Region States 10/7

Math
  • Workbook pg 187-188
  • IXL HD6
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • *No more iReady. Daily IXL instead.*
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • Finish Project at home
  • Project due Wednesday 10/5
  • Quiz on West Region States

Week at a Glance 10/3-10/7

Math: Chapter 3 Division with one digit divisor

*Unit Test on Thursday 10/13*

  • Estimate Quotients: IXL HD6
  • 2 Digit Dividends: IXL VZ2
  • 3 Digit Dividends: IXL NQ7
  • Practice with Larger Dividends: IXL XHZ
  • Interpreting Remainders: IXL 5DE

Science: Chapter 1.2 How can matter be described?

*Lesson 1.2 Quiz on Wednesday*

  • Lab Stations Monday and Tuesday
  • Identifying matter based on color, mass, volume, temperature, and texture
  • Quiz on Ch 1.2
  • Mystery Box activity
  • 1.3 The three states of matter
  • Students will be in the lab on Friday to work with hotplates and chemicals Goggles will be required

Social Studies: Indigenous Cultures before Columbus

*Quiz on West Region States on Friday 10/7*

  • Finish research project
    • Completed items for the project:
      • Poster with 7 paragraphs
      • Index card with references on poster
      • Model home for their tribe
      • One artifact (an item from home or crafted)
  • Reflection on learning from research project
  • Friday: Current Events using Times For Kids

Homework 9/29

Math
  • Optional IXL VA6
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 1 lesson due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • Bring in materials to make a model home and artifact
  • Project due Wednesday 10/5

Homework 9/28

Math
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 1 lesson due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • Bring in materials to make a model home and artifact

Homework 9/27

Math
*Test Tomorrow*
  • Practice Test
  • Optional: IXL JHB, YL2, E1-4, 92K 
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 1 lesson due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • Bring in materials to make a model home and artifact

Homework 9/26

Math
  • 3 digit by 2 digit multiplication practice worksheet
  • Optional: IXL LLJ, JHB
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 1 lesson due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • None

Week at a Glance 9/26-30

Math: Chapter 2 Multiplying Whole Numbers

           Chapter 3 Division with one digit divisor

*Unit Test on Wednesday 9/28*

  • Practice multi-digit multiplication IXL LLJ, JHB
  • Practice Test
  • Chapter 2 Test
  • Chapter 3 Pre-test
  • Relate Division to Multiplication

Science: Chapter 1.1 What makes up Matter

*Lesson 1.1 Quiz on Tuesday*

  • Heat Conductors
  • Quiz on Ch 1.1
  • 1.2 How can matter be described? Inquiry lab
  • Read the text
  • Mystery Box activity

Social Studies: Indigenous Cultures before Columbus

  • Continue research project
    • Students should be finished with their 7 paragraphs
    • Begin working on the model homes and artifacts
    • *Students may need materials to build a model of their Tribe homes and an artifact*
  • Friday: Current Events using Times For Kids

Homework 9/20

Sidenote: I am going to Camp Edwards with the 8th graders and there will be a substitute in my class for the rest of the week. Mrs. Schiff will still be in the classroom for Math. I will try to respond to emails but might not get back to you until Friday or Monday.
 
Math
  • pg 123-124
  • optional IXL 2LR
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 1 lesson due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • None
 
*Projected Homework for the rest of the week:
Wednesday:
  • pg 129-130
  • optional IXL TKD, 9JW
Thursday:
  • pg 135-136
  • optional IXL 7H4, 94W
Friday
  • pg 141-142
  • optional IXL LLJ, JHB

Homework 9/19

Math
  • Progress Check Worksheet
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 1 lesson due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • None

Week at a Glance 9/19-23

Math: Chapter 2 Multiplying Whole Numbers

*Unit Test on Wednesday 9/28*

  • Review: Quiz and Spiral Review
  • Distributive Property
  • Estimate Products
  • Multiply 1-digit numbers
  • Multiply 2-digit numbers

Science: Chapter 1.1 What makes up Matter

*Quiz on Friday*

  • Particles, Molecules, and Atoms
  • Intro to Periodic Table and Elements
  • Elements: protons, neutrons, electrons
  • Heat Conductors
  • Quiz on Ch 1.1

Social Studies: Indigenous Cultures before Columbus

  • Continue research project
    • Students may need materials to build a model of their Tribe homes and an artifact
  • Friday: Current Events using Times For Kids

Homework 9/15

Math
*Midpoint quiz tomorrow*
  • Study using worksheet pg 111-112
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 1 lesson due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • None

Homework 9/14

Math
  • Homework Worksheet pg 103-104
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 1 lesson due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • None

Homework 9/13

Math
  • Homework Worksheet pg 97-98
  • Spiral Review due Friday
  • iReady 30 min and 2 lessons due Friday
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • None