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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.

 

Posts

Homework 11/14

Math
**Test Tomorrow**
  • practice test
  • Spiral Review
Science
  • None
Social Studies
  • Finish Pirate Articles

Week at a Glance 11/14-18

 
Math: Finish Chapter 5 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • Monday: Practice Test
  • Tuesday: Chapter 5 Test
  • Begin chapter 6 Multiply and Divide Decimals

Science: Chapter 2 Forces and Motion

*2.1 Quiz on Wednesday*

  • Contact Forces Lab
  • Non-contact Forces Lab
  • 2.1 Quiz
  • Begin 2.2 What are Newton's Laws

Social Studies: Golden Age of Piracy

  • Compare and Contrast Mary Read and Anne Bonny
  • Pirate Research Activity
  • Pirate Lingo/Vocabulary Postcard activities
  • Current Events using Times For Kids

11/7 Homework

Math
  • None
  • Spiral Review due Friday
Science
  • **Science Test Tomorrow 11/8**
Social Studies
  • United States Test Wednesday

 
Math: Chapter 5 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • Properties of Addition: IXL LFE
  • Subtracting Decimals
    • Borrowing
    • When to add zeros
    • Subtract across zeros
  • Practice adding and subtracting decimals
    • Word problems

Science: Complete Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2 Forces and Motion

*Chapter 1 TEST on Tuesday*

  • Review for chapter 1 test
  • Begin 2.1 What are Forces?
  • Study Strategy: note taking while reading the text

Social Studies: Golden Age of Piracy

*Disease Research Project due Monday at the beginning of class.*

*States Test on Wednesday* (students will be given a word bank for spelling)

  • Intro to the Golden Age of Piracy
  • Blackbeard
  • The Queen Anne's Revenge
  • Current Events using Times For Kids

Homework 11/2

**Science Test on moved to Tuesday 11/8**
 
Math
  • Pg 333-334
  • IXL BDX
  • No Spiral Review this week
Science
  • None
  • **Science Test moved to Tuesday 11/8**
Social Studies
  • Northeast Region quiz on Thursday
  • Disease Research Packet due Monday

Homework 11/1

**Science Test on moved to Tuesday 11/8**
 
Math
  • Pg 313-314
  • IXL YGG
  • No Spiral Review this week
Science
  • None
  • **Science Test on moved to Tuesday 11/8**
Social Studies
  • None
  • Northeast Region quiz on Thursday

Homework 10/31

Math
  • None
  • No Spiral Review this week
Science
  • None
  • Science Test on Wednesday
Social Studies
  • None
  • Northeast Region quiz on Thursday

Week at a Glance 10/31-11/4

**No School on Friday**

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Math: Chapter 5 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

  • Rounding decimals
  • Estimating sums and differences
  • Adding decimals with models
  • Adding decimals

Science: Complete Chapter 1

*TEST on Wednesday*

  • Review for chapter 1 test (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Test on Wednesday
  • Go over test on Thursday

Social Studies: Finish disease research project

  • Finish 15th century diseases research project
  • Northeast Region Quiz Thursday
  • Current Events using Times For Kids

Homework 10/26

Math
  • Study for Test Tomorrow
  • Spiral Review
Science
  • Goggles for science tomorrow
  • 1.5 Quiz on Friday
Social Studies
  • Southeast Region Quiz on Friday

Homework 10/25

Math
  • pg 281-282
  • IXL 35K
  • Spiral Review
  • Ch 4 Math Test Thursday
Science
  • 1.5 Quiz on Friday
Social Studies
  • Southeast Region Quiz on Friday