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I am excited to be the new science and mathematics teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School for the 2019-2020 academic school year. In 2011, I received my degree in Elementary Education, and last year, I received my Master of Science in Education in science and mathematics. I have taught Kindergarten-8th, and most recently, I taught 4th-8th grade science at St. Catherine of Siena in West Dundee, Illinois.
 
I have chosen to teach in a Catholic school because I have grown up Catholic and I want to be a positive Christian role model for my students. I believe in teaching the whole student by educating their mind, body, and spirit. In my spare time, when I am not watching my children play sports, cheerleading, dance, or tumbling, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have four children a 20-year-old son, a set of girl/boy twins who are 14, and a 10-year-old daughter. I also enjoy spending time with friends, traveling, and being outdoors. I am excited to get to know the parents, students, and faculty at St. Joseph.
 

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Last Day Activities 6/1

Remote Learning Activities for Monday, June 1: 

 

5R:

  • Our last class meeting will be today :-(
  • We will zoom at 10:00 am for our last class meeting.  I will hold a Zoom Scavenger Hunt so be ready to move around to grab things :-)
  • Check Google Classroom at 9:50 for the link and password.

Remote Learning Activities for 5/29

Remote Learning Activities for Friday, May 29: 


Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help.   

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.

**I posted a link in Google Classroom on Wednesday to be able to watch the live stream of NASA's launch tomorrow (Saturday).  If you have a chance and are interested in watching a live launch, tune in, you will not be sorry.  It is the first time in a decade that NASA has launch a shuttle to the ISS from American Soil.**


Reading:

  • Take the vocabulary quiz on the words from Ch. 17-Epilogue of Hatchet (via Google Forms)
  • Complete any work for Reading class that hasn’t been completed, and send me an email to let me know what you completed.

Math:

  • Today we will touch on volume and surface area which is chapter 11 in your Go Math book.
  • You will only watch the video until the 7:10 mark.  After that do not continue to watch because you may get confused.  
  • Answer the questions after watching the video.
  • Due by Monday, June 1, by 8:00A.M.
  • Check PowerSchool to make sure that you are up to date on your work.
  • If you are missing assignments, they are located in Google Classroom. Go to the date the assignment was assigned, click on the link, follow the directions, and turn it in.
  • Once you have completed the assignment, email me and let me know that it is complete.

Social Studies:

  • Take the quiz on Simple Solutions Lessons 97-100 (via Google Forms)
  • Correct the Week 24 geography packet, and send me your score out of 10.

Religion: 

  • 5B Zoom Meeting - 9:05 - Check Google Classroom for link and password
  • 5R Zoom Meeting - 9:40 - Check Google Classroom for link and password
    • Watch this video either here or in Google Classroom about the Holy Spirit. 
  • During the Live stream for this Sunday’s Mass, observe how the church is decorated for  Pentecost - The colors, the flames of the Holy Spirit. It is beautiful!
  • I hope you have a safe, healthy and blessed summer. 

Remote Learning Activities For 5/28

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday, May 28:


Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Language Arts:

  • Take the quiz on Simple Solutions Lessons 121-124 (via Google Forms)
  • Correct R&W p. 283, 290, 433, and send me your score out of 37.
  • Complete IXL Lessons QQ.2, RR.2, SS.1 (These lessons focus on DOL skills.) until you achieve a SmartScore of 85 or higher, or until you spend 30 minutes on a lesson.  Do NOT spend more than 30 minutes on a lesson.

Science:

    • Today you are going to learn about my man Sir Isaac Newton and his 3 Laws of Motion.
    • In 5th grade we touch on these concepts, but you go further in depth with them in 8th grade.
    • There are two worksheets located in Wizer that you will do.
    • Do the worksheet about Sir Isaac Newton First.  Listen to the video that is embedded into Wizer, take notes, and write down the answers to the questions in Wizer.  Do not forget to save it and turn it in.
    • Next, do the assignment that is entitled Sir Isaac Newton and LeBron James.
    • Watch the 3 videos that are embedded into the Wizer document.
    • Read the article and then answer the questions.
    • Due tomorrow by 3P.M.
    • Check PowerSchool to make sure that you are up to date on your work.
    • If you are missing assignments, they are located in Google Classroom. Go to the date the assignment was assigned, click on the link, follow the directions, and turn it in.
    • Once you have completed the assignment, email me and let me know that it is complete.
  • We will come together on Monday June 1st for an end of year/last day of school scavenger hunt!

Spanish:Test 

  • Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 10: Test La Granja/La Tierra vocabularies: Google Form Doc Test, Due Thursday, May 28, 5:00P.M.

Remote Learning Activities for May 26th

Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday, May 26: 


Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Click here to watch today’s announcements.


Reading:

  • Zoom to discuss Ch. 19-Epilogue of Hatchet.  We’ll also discuss the words you added to the vocab. by assoc. page, and Brian’s character chart.  Have your Hatchet book, the vocab. by assoc. page, and Brian’s character chart when you log onto Zoom.  
    • 5B: 10:50-11:20  *Check Google Classroom at 10:40 for the link and password.
    • 5R: 11:25-11:55  *Check Google Classroom at 11:15 for the link and password.
  • Play my Kahoot for the Ch. 17-Epilogue vocab. words.
  • Quiz Friday on Ch. 17-Epilogue vocab. words.

Math:

  • Customary Length worksheet in Wizer.
  • Listen to the corny song first
  • Then watch the short video on customary length.
  • Answer the questions in Wizer.
  • This is Chapter 10 Lesson 1 in your Go Math book.  You can use your book as a reference if you need.
  • Due by Friday at 8:00 am.
  • Check PowerSchool to make sure that you are up to date on your work.
  • If you are missing assignments, they are located in Google Classroom. Go to the date the assignment was assigned, click on the link, follow the directions, and turn it in.
  • Once you have completed the assignment, email me and let me know that it is complete.

Social Studies:

  • Correct Simple Solutions Lessons 97-100, and send me your score out of 40.
  • Complete the Week 24 geography packet- Yellowstone National Park: A Cultural Landmark (due Friday)
  • Play my Kahoot on Simple Solutions Lessons 97-100
  • Quiz Friday on Simple Solutions Lessons 97-100

Religion: 

    • In Finding God textbook read p. 173-176 - Pentecost while watching the screencastify that goes with this lesson on Google Classroom 
    • Complete the Google Doc in Google Classroom which is the same as p.175 in textbook      Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • 5B Zoom Meeting - 9:05 - Check Google Classroom for link and password
  • 5R Zoom Meeting - 9:40 - Check Google Classroom for link and password


 

Remote Learning Activities for 5/22

Remote Learning Activities for Friday, May 22:   


Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Reading:

  • Zoom to discuss Ch. 17-18 of Hatchet.  We’ll also discuss the words you added to the vocab. by assoc. page, and Brian’s character chart.  Have your Hatchet book, the vocab. by assoc. page, and Brian’s character chart when you log onto Zoom.  
    • 5B: 10:50-11:20  *Check Google Classroom at 10:40 for the link and password.
    • 5R: 11:25-11:55  *Check Google Classroom at 11:15 for the link and password.
  • Finish reading Hatchet (Ch. 19-Epilogue) for Tuesday.
  • Quiz next Friday, May 29, on the words from Ch. 17-Epilogue (via Google Forms)

Math:

    • Today we are going to start on a new topic, Analyzing Line Plots.
    • It is Chapter 9 in your book, but you will not be using your book for this assignment.
    • You are going to do the worksheet in Wizer.
    • Watch the video first that is embedded into Wizer and then answer the questions.
    • Once you are done turn it in.
  • Check PowerSchool to see if you have any missing assignments to do.
  • If you do go into Google Classroom and find the assignment, video, link, and directions, and work on the assignment. Turn it in via Google Classroom once you have it completed.
  • Please email me once you have your past assignments completed (if you are missing any) so that I can look at it and update PowerSchool.

Social Studies:

  • Correct the Week 22 and Week 23 geography packets, and send me one email with your score out of 10 for each.
  • Complete Simple Solutions Lessons 97-100 (due Tuesday)
    • Quiz next Friday, May 29, on Lessons 97-100 (via Google Forms)

Religion: 


  • Zoom Meeting - 5B - 9:05 - check Google Classroom for link and password
  • Zoom Meeting - 5R - 9:40 - check Google Classroom for link and password

  • In Finding God textbook read p. 210-213 Living our Faith - Moral Choices; Virtues; and Works of Mercy - NO HOMEWORK but these pages will help you continue to lead a good Christian life. 
  • Pray the Rosary with our parish live stream. 

Spanish: NO CLASS.

  • Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 10: Kahoot: La Granja / La Tierra: Kahoot practice test, available until May 28.

Remote Learning Activities for 5/21

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday, May 21:


Please log on to PowerSchool this morning. Click the [ i ] icon for the third trimester of each subject area.  By doing this, you will see if you have any missing work.  Finish these assignments this week so you are done with school on Monday, June 1. As always, if you need assistance, please reach out for help. 

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Language Arts:

  • Take your spelling test
  • Correct the Grammar 19 worksheet, and send me your score out of 12.
  • Correct Lessons 121-124, and send me your score out of 40.
  • Many of you didn’t send me your score out of 10 on the possessive pronouns worksheet or your score out of 30 on R&W p. 272, 279, 422 that were due on Monday, so please also send me that.
    • Please only send me one email with all scores -- the Grammar 19 worksheet, the Simple Solutions lessons, the R&W pages, and the possessive pronouns worksheet.
  • IXL Lesson II.8 - Reflexive pronouns
  • Complete R&W p. 283 & 290 (reflexive & indefinite pronouns) and p. 433 (spelling words).
  • Play my Kahoot for Lessons 121-124 (posted in Google Classroom).
    • Quiz Monday on Lessons 121-124 (via Google Forms)

Science:

  • Zoom Meeting to see what you thought about The Mapping Out The Planets Activity.
    • 5R Zoom at 11:25-11:55.  Check Google Classroom for the link and password
    • 5B Zoom at 12:25-12:55.  Check Google Classroom for the link and password.
  • Take the quiz on the Solar System.
  • Worksheet is located in Wizer.
  • The link is uploaded in Google Classroom.
  • Quiz is due on Friday 5/22 by 3:00 PM.

Spanish: La Tierra

  • Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 9: Reducir, Reutilizar, Reciclar: Watch a Screencastify video, do word searches, p. 8, Rockalingua section (binder), Due date: Thursday, May 21, 5:00 pm

Remote Learning Activities for May 19th

Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday, May 19 : 


*Please start looking at Power School to see if you're missing any assignments.  If you are, now is a great time to start completing them.

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Click here for today’s announcements.


Reading:

  • Read Ch. 17 & 18 of Hatchet
  • Fill out the vocab. by assoc. page and Brian’s character chart as you read

Math:

  • Do the Dividing Worksheet located in Wizer.
  • Watch the video, which is just reiterating what  you have already learned about dividing fractions and answer the questions.
  • It is due on Friday at 8:00 A.M.  It should not take you that long to finish the assignment.  It’s pretty easy.

Social Studies:

  • Take the 50 state capitals test (via Google Forms)
  • Complete the Week 23 geography packet - A National Symbol: Washington, D.C.
  • The Week 22 geography packet that was assigned last Friday is due this Friday.

Religion: 

  • In Finding God textbook read on your own p. 141-146 
  • Complete the Google Document Knowing How to treat your Neighbor on Google Classroom - it is the same as p. 145 in your textbook 
  • Tomorrow, Wednesday, we will come together at 8:30 for the live streaming of our all school mass.  The link for Wednesday morning’s mass is:  https://stjoseph-libertyville.org/live

Remote Learning Activities For May 18th

Remote Learning Activities for Monday, May 18: 

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Language Arts:

  • Take your spelling pretest
  • Complete your Spelling City activities (These will post tomorrow after everyone has taken the pretest.)
  • Take the Simple Solutions Lessons 117-120 quiz on Google Forms (posted in Google Classroom)
  • Watch my two Screencastify videos on indefinite pronouns and reflexive pronouns, and follow along with the notes for the lessons (posted in Google Classroom)
  • Complete the Grammar 19 worksheet after watching the video
  • Correct the possessive pronouns worksheet from last Thursday (answer key posted in Google Classroom), and send me your score.
  • Correct the R&W pages that were assigned last week (p. 272, 279, 422) and the week before (p. 250, 303, 400)
  • Complete Simple Solutions Lessons 121-124 (due Thursday)

Science:

  • Don’t forget to turn in your Mapping Out The Planets Activity.
  • Uploaded in Google Classroom is a worksheet in Wizer on Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors. 
  • Watch the videos that are embedded in the Wizer worksheet and answer the questions.
  • On Thursday you will have a quiz on The Solar System.
  • Start Checking PowerSchool to see if you have any missing assignments.  If you have missing assignments; log into Google Classroom, find the assignment, follow the directions, do the assignment, and submit it to me.
  • Email me once you have finished an assignment.

Spanish: La Tierra

  • Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 9: Homework La Tierra: Rockalingua section (binder), p. 4 and 9. Due date: 5/19, 2:00 pm

Remote Learning Activities for 5/15

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Reading:

  • Complete the Reader Response assignment posted to Google Classroom.  A Google Doc has been created for each of you and MUST be uploaded to Google Classroom when you finish; I WILL NOT accept assignments that are shared with me.  This is worth 15 points and is due Tuesday at 8:00A.M.
  • Complete the word journal for Ch. 17-Epilogue of Hatchet (due Tuesday) using the .pdf file posted in Google Classroom.

Math:

  • Watch the video located in Google Classroom on dividing fractions
  • Dividing Fractions worksheet in Wizer. Link is located in Google Classroom
  • Worksheet is due by Tuesday at 8:00 am.

Social Studies:

  • Complete the Week 22 geography packet: Regions of the United Kingdom
  • Complete IXL Lesson D.10: Name the 50 state capitals
    • The 50 state capitals test will be Tuesday (via Google Forms).  
    • You can review by playing the online game I shared with you when we were still in the classroom, or by completing any of the following IXL lessons: D.1-D.10.

Religion: 

  • May is the month we honor Mary. Today for your assignment I would like you to join our parish in praying the Rosary (use p. 195-197 in the textbook if you need to remember the Rosary) at 10:00. If you can not do it at that time, please try to make time later.
    No homework

Remote Learning Activities for 5/14

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday, May 14:

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Language Arts:

  • Take your spelling test
  • Correct the Grammar 18 worksheet, and send me your score out of 14.
  • Correct Lessons 117-120, and send me your score out of 40.
    • Please only send me one email with both scores -- the Grammar worksheet and the Simple Solutions lessons.
  • Complete the worksheet on possessive pronouns.  This worksheet has been uploaded as both a .pdf (if you have a printer) and a Slides presentation (if you don’t), so you can type your answers right on the slides.  Before you do that, you have to MAKE A COPY and save it to your Google Drive.  
  • IXL Lesson II.6 - Identify possessive pronouns
  • Complete R&W p. 272 & 279 (possessive pronouns) and p. 422 (spelling words).
  • Play my Kahoot for Lessons 117-120 (posted in Google Classroom).
    • Quiz Monday on Lessons 117-120

Science:

  • Science Lab:
    • Map out the planets.
    • In Google Classroom is a link to how you will map out the planets.
    • You will need to do this activity outside with your parents' help.
    • You will answer the questions that go along with the lab and turn that in.
  • Worksheet and Lab are due by Monday at 8:00 am.

Spanish: La Tierra / Zoom meetings

  •  Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 8: La Tierra: Get ready with your Rockalingua pages to work during Zoom meeting.
  • 5B 8:30 am Check Google Classroom for Zoom meeting info at 8:20 am
  • 5R 10:50 am Check Google Classroom for Zoom meeting info at 10:40 am

Remote Learning Activities for 5/12

Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday, May 12: 

Click here to watch today’s announcements.

Watch this video from Ms. Ruden when you start your day.


Reading:

  • Zoom to correct the Ch. 13-16 comprehension questions.  We’ll also discuss Ch. 16, the words you added to the vocab. by assoc. page, and Brian’s character chart.  Have your questions (paper copy or Slides presentation), a red pen, your Hatchet book, the vocab. by assoc. page, and Brian’s character chart when you log onto Zoom.  
    • 5B: 10:50-11:20  *Check Google Classroom at 10:40 for the link and password.
    • 5R: 11:25-11:55  *Check Google Classroom at 11:15 for the link and password.

Math:

  • Zoom meeting to go over dividing fractions
    • 5R Zoom at 8:30-9:00.  Check Google Classroom at 8:20 for the link and password.  Be prepared for the zoom with any questions that you have about dividing fractions from the worksheet.
    • 5B Zoom at 9:05-9:35. Check Google Classroom for link and password at 8:55. Be prepared for the zoom with any questions you have from the worksheet.
  • Dividing Fractions worksheet that is located in Wizer.

Social Studies:

  • Take the Ch. 3 test (via Google Forms)
  • Complete IXL Lesson D.9: Identify the 50 state capitals
    • The 50 state capitals test will be next Tuesday, May 19 (via Google Forms).  
    • You can review by playing the online game I shared with you when we were still in the classroom, or by completing any of the following IXL lessons: D.1-D.10.

Religion: 

  •   In Finding God textbook read p. 123-127 while listening to screencastify on Google
      Classroom; Complete the Google Document attached for homework
  • Tomorrow, Wednesday, we will come together at 8:30 for the live streaming of our all school mass.  The link for Wednesday morning’s mass is:  https://stjoseph-libertyville.org/live

Remote Learning Activities For May 11th

Remote Learning Activities for Monday, May 11: 

No video today to watch to start your day. Ms. Ruden took the weekend off to spend time with her family for her twins' birthday and to enjoy Mother’s Day. Tomorrow there will be a video.  Have a good day today.


Language Arts:

  • Take your spelling pretest
  • Complete your Spelling City activities (These will post tomorrow after everyone has taken the pretest.)
  • Take the Simple Solutions Lessons 113-116 quiz on Google Forms (posted in Google Classroom)
  • Watch my Screencastify video on possessive pronouns, and follow along with the notes for the lesson (posted in Google Classroom)
  • Complete the Grammar 18 worksheet after watching the video
  • Correct the pronouns and antecedents worksheet from last Thursday (answer key posted in Google Classroom), and send me your score.
  • Correct the R&W pages that were assigned last week (p. 261, 286, 411) and the week before (p. 250, 303, 400)
  • Complete Simple Solutions Lessons 117-120 (due Thursday)

Science:

  • Watch the 2nd Part of Inner Planet Video and watch Outer Planet video.  Link for the video is uploaded into Google Classroom
  • Do the Outer Planet worksheet in Wizer.  The link is uploaded into Google Classroom.
  • Due on Thursday May 14th at 8:00 am.

Spanish: Los animales / La Granja

  • Check Google Classroom for specifications: Remote Learning / Week 8: La Granja: 

Do La Granja Rockalingua pages (binder) to practice the vocabulary.