Katie Patrizio, Fifth Grade

Week of June 9

DARE Graduation on Wednesday 10:30 am. Permission slips went home today for the DARE Movie trip on Monday. The students will be seeing Despicable Me. We will be walking to Atlantic Highlands Cinema on First Avenue. This will be right after lunch so there is no need for snacks.

Next Wednesday, we will have a field day in the afternoon. Students can wear the shirts that they wore for the FundRun (orange).

Monday:

4th grade: Social Studies worksheet; Simple Solutions 126

5th grade: Simple Solutions 117 & 118

Tuesday:

4th grade: Social Studies worksheet; Simple Solutions 127

5th grade: Simple Solutions 119 & 120

Wednesday:

5th grade: Simple Solutions 121 & 122

Thank you fourth grade for joining us during DARE graduation. We hope you are looking forward to next year.

Week of June 2

Join us Thursday night for Family Bingo Night in the cafeteria from 6-8. There will be snacks, prizes, and fun! Also, the book fair will be open in case you missed a book, or a sibling might want to check out the selection.

Our field trip is on Friday. All permission slips are due now. We will be seining on Sandy Hook so students should wear Crocs or water shoes and may want to wear a bathing suit under their clothes. We are not swimming, but there is the possibility of getting wet. No flip flops. No phones or ipods. The bus ride will be short and since we have multiple destinations, one of which is sandy and wet, electronics are safest at home. Bring a bagged lunch!

DARE Graduation is Wednesday 6/11 at 10:30. Parents are welcome to attend.

Tuesday:

ILA 5: Simple Solutions Lesson 116

Wednesday: ILA 5 SImple Solutions Lesson 117, DARE Essay; ILA 4 Simple Solutions 124

Thursday: ILA 4 Simple Solutions 125

Field Trip tomorrow! See note above for details.
 

Week of May 26

Remember your art stories. Class is Thursday morning.

Book talks this week.

Monday:

ILA 5: Simple Solutions # 113

ILA 4: Simple Solutions #121; Finish your vocabulary assignment if you did not get it finished in class.

Tuesday

Grade 5: Simple Solutions #114; Religion crossword

Social Studies 4: County quiz tomorrow

Permission slips went home today for next Friday's class trip.

Week of May 19

It's Spirit Week!

This week is full of fun, fun, fun!!

Monday: Teacher turnaround; Academic Bees. Congratulations to Madeline Frohnhoefer, Keith Donach, Katie Craig, Mark Marullo, Gabby Mozkrycki, and Molly Connelley for representing the fifth grade!

Tuesday: Teacher/eighth grade volleyball at 1 PM.

Wednesday: Pink dress down. ($1) and bake sale.Last day for food drive. Drama club will be performing for senior citizens in the afternoon. Drama Club play at 7 PM.

Thursday: Spring Concert 7 PM. We will also be making shirts for Fundrun. If possible, please send in $3 to cover the cost of the shirts I will be purchasing at Michaels.

Friday: Fundrun! Wear your orange shirt. Activities at Firemen's Field. Half day with NO after care.

 

Tuesday 5/20

4th grade: Write sentences for chapter 8 vocabulary words; Simple Solutions #121

5th grade: Religion: Look at your church bulletin online or use one you have at home. Today in class we recognized four Images of the Church: The Body of Christ, The Bride of Christ, Pilgrim People, and People of God. This represents how we travel on our journey toward heaven, how we show our love for Jesus, how we continue Jesus' mission and how we come together as a community. For example, in Holy Family Church's paper this week, a collection for a youth conference in Uganda was mentioned. This shows how we are the People of God and we are continuing his mission. It also mentioned several opportunities to pray or attend mass. This shows we are the Bride of Christ, showing our love for Jesus.

Here are links to some local parishes

Holy Family: www.holyfamily.us Click on the parish bulletin. Any week's bulletin is acceptable

St. Agnes/OLPH: www.stagnesnj.com For either parish, click through from the home page. There is a bulletin button on each individual Church's home page.

St. Ann: I couldn't find the bulletin online, but you can choose any parish's bulletin.

St. Catherine: www.stcathek.org/bulletin.htm

 

Week of May 12th

Happy Mother's Day! The May Crowning will take place at 9 AM on Thursday, May 15th.

There is a food drive going on from now until May 20th.

Homework:

Monday: 4th ILA- Simple Solutions #117; 4th Social Studies- quiz on lessons 1 & 2 of Unit 4 about national, state, and local governments; 5th ILA- Simple Solutions #109

Week of April 14

This week we enter Holy Week.

At 1:00 on Wednesday, the eighth grade will be presenting the Living Stations of the Cross.

Please remember Wednesday is a full day of school with no aftercare.

Easter break starts Thursday, and school resumes on Monday, April 28.

Have a blessed Easter!

Homework:

Monday:

4th grade: Finish the social studies worksheet from class; Simple Solutions 109; Chapter 1 questions #1-4 for Sarah, Plain and Tall

5th grade: Read pages 136-137 in the religion book; Social Studies page 98 #1-15 on looseleaf; Simple Solutions 103

Tuesday:

4th grade: Simple Solutions 110;

5th grade: Simple Solutions 104; Social Studies open book test on Wednesday

Wednesday

No homework! Enjoy your break.

Newspaper news: Attention newspaper staff! We will meet the Monday we return from break. Articles will be due on May 12th.

April 7, 2014

Lots of exciting stuff going on this week! First of all, this is my first posting since I have been back at MTRS, so I wanted to let you all know how happy I am to be back. I missed you!

Some events that are going on this week include:
 

  • Spring Portraits, Tuesday, April 8. This is also a dress down day. Sibling portraits will also be taken.
  • Friday is a Hawaiian dress down day for $1.
  • Friday is a half day and there will not be extended day care.
  • Friday night is Spring Fling. Thank you to everyone for donating to our class basket. I hope everyone got their tickets. I'll need help carrying home my prizes! wink

Homework:

Monday:

4th grade: Read Social Studies pages 154-157; Reading test tomorrow (Sarah, Plain and Tall); Spelling worksheet; Spelling test on Wednesday

5th grade: Reading Test tomorrow (Woodsong); Spelling test Wednesday

Wednesday:

4th grade: Write down 3 questions you would ask a senator or assemblywoman about N.J., bring in materials for social studies projects and facts about your subject

5th grade:Simple Solutions 101; Social Studies pg. 97 #1-4 in your notebook.

Thursday:

4th grade: Make sure to bring in any materials/facts that were left home for your social studies projects

5th grade: Simple Solutions 102

Homework for Grade 5

English Plus Workbook p. 69, 2-10;  Book log due on 2/25

February 6th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 76

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 76

February 4th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 74

Reading test was postponed until tomorrow and Spelling was moved to Thursday.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 74

Remember to study fore Thursday's Grammar test!

Harriet Tubman webquest URL

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/harriet_tubman.htm

January 30th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 72

Reading test Tuesday, February 4th.

Spelling test Wednesday, February 5th.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 72

January 27th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 71

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 71

January 28th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 70

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 70

January 23rd, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 68. Read pages 211-217 of "Night of the Pufflings".

Social Studies: Test postponed until Wednesday, 1/29/14

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 68

Social Studies: Finish MLK letters.

January 21st, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 66.

Unit 3 Grammar test on Monday, 1/27/14.

Parents, please check your students' planners to confirm how many Reader's Responses they need to turn in by Friday, 2/7/14.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 66.

Parents, please check your students' planners to confirm how many Reader's Responses they need to turn in by Friday, 2/7/14.

January 16th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: SS#64

Social Studies: Finish part 1 of your study guide: Page 94, 1-10 in your notebook, due Tuesday.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: SS#64

January 15th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: SS#63

Social Studies: Finish timeline worksheets.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: SS#64

January 14th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 62

Social Studies: Finish timeline, to be handed in

Test next Thursday, 1/23/14

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 62

January 13th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 61. Reading test this Thursday, 1/16.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 61

January 9th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts:

Simple Solutions, Lesson 60

Grade 5:

Language Arts:

Simple Solutions, Lesson 60

Reading test on Thursday, 1/16

January 8th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 59

Read pages 178-183 of "The Emperor and the Kite"

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 59

Read pages 101-104 of "Dear Mrs. Parks"

Religion test due by Friday.

Study for Social Studies

January 7th, 2014

Gr. 4:

Language Arts: SS#58

Gr. 5:

Language Arts: SS#58

Read pages 101-104 of "Dear Mrs. Parks".

Spelling test Wed., 1/15

January 6th, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 57

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 57

Social Studies: Chapt. 2 test Monday, 1/13. Be sure to study part one of your study guide tonight!

January 2nd, 2014

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 54. No quiz this week.

Social Studies: Finish page 81, 1-4 on looseleaf, to be handed in. Finish brainstorming for #5 in notebook.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 54. No quiz this week. Read pages 94-99 of "Dear Mrs. Parks".

December 18th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 51.

Remember: There is one book log due upon your return on Thursday, 1/2/14.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 51.

Remember: There is one book log due upon your return on Thursday, 1/2/14.

Finish your Christmas cards for FIA if you haven't.

December 17th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 50

Social Studies: Finish "Stamp Act" letter, to be handed in.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 50

December 16th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: SS#49. There is no quiz this week! Finish "Group Activity" essays if you haven't.

Remember: Students in 4th grade will be expected to complete all assignments in cursive upon their return from Christmas break!

Grade 5:

Language Arts: SS#49. There is no quiz this week!

December 13th, 2013

Grade 4:

Students selected their dates for their book projects and presentations. Parents, please check your child's planner for their date.

Grade 5:

Spelling test Wednesay, 12/18

Reading test Thursday, 12/19

Students selected their dates for their book projects and presentations. Parents, please check your child's planner for their date.

December 12th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 48

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 48

December 11th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 47

Reading test on Wednesday, 12/18.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 47. Read pages 165-170 of story.

December 9th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 45

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 45

December 5th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 44

Spelling test Thursday, 12/12

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 44

December 3rd, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 42

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 42

Finish "Person of the Year" essay, to be handed in.

December 2nd, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 41. Finish common and proper noun posters.

Unit 2  English  test on Monday, 12/9.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 41.

Unit 2  English  test on Monday, 12/9.

Social Studies: Finish answering "Reading Check" questions from pages 34-39 in notebook.

November 25th, 2013

Grade 4:

Simple Solutions, Lesson 38. No quiz this week.

Grade 5:

Simple Solutions, Lesson 38. No quiz this week. Test on "Roberto Clemente" on Tuesday, 12/3.

Social Studies: Finish worksheet if you haven't.

November 21st, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 36

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 36.

Finish page 32 of English Workbook Plus if you haven't.

Social Studies: Finish page 33 of "Write a Journal Entry"  if you haven't.

November 20th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 35.

Remember: Students in Grade 4 are expected to write in cursive upon our return from Christmas Break!

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 35. Read pages 150-153 of "Roberto Clemente".

November 19th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 34

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 34. Read pages 147-150 of "Roberto Clemente". Spelling test next Tuesday, 11/26.

November 18th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 33

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 33

Read pages 140-146 of text.

November 15th, 2013

Grades 4 and 5: Remember your book logs for Monday!

November 12th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 30

Read pages 128-133.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 30. Study lines for play and bring props.

November 6th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 27

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 27

Religion: Chapt. 4 open-book test Wednesday, 11/13.

Run With Dennis

Please consider joining me Sunday for the Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Run: http://www.runwithdennis.org/run.asp

We can all walk together to commemorate Dennis, a CBA graduate. I am also accepting sponsors.

Thank you for your consideration.

November 5th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 26

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 26

November 4th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 25. Please note: There is no book log due for the week of 11/11. The next booklog is due Monday, 11/18.

Social Studies: Finish Lene Lenape murals, to be handed in by tomorrow.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 25. Please note: There is no book log due for the week of 11/11. The next booklog is due Monday, 11/18.

October 31st, 2013

Happy Halloween! No homework tonight.

Parents, please note that all final reader's responses are due by Friday, 11/8. Students have noted in their planners how many, if any, they still need to turn in. This information can also be accessed on Parent Portal.

Thanks!

October 30th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 23

Test on "Lou Gehrig" on Thursday, 11/7.

Social Studies: Study Part 3 of study guide.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Study Simple Solutions

Social Studies: Study Part 2 of study guide.

October 29th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 22. Read pages 112-115 of "Lou Gehrig".  Spelling test on Tuesday, 11/5.

Social Studies: Complete part 2 of study guide and be sure to review your notes for Monday's test.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 22

Religion: Unit 1 review

 

October 24, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 20

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 20

October 23rd, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 19.

Social Studies: Chapt. 1 Social Studies test Monday, 11/4/13.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 19.

Social Studies: Chapt. 1 Social Studies test Monday, 11/4/13.

October 22nd, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 18. Finish your book reviews, if you haven't.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 18

October 9th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Read pages 90-94 of "My Name is Maria Isabel".

Reading test on Thursday, 10/17

Ocotber 8th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 12. Read pages 86-90 of "My Name is Maria Isabel".

Spelling test Wednesday, 10/16.

Be sure to show your parents the date for your book talk and project!

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 12

Be sure to show your parents the date for your book talk and project!

October 7th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 10. Quiz Wednesday on Lessons 9-12.

Read pages 81-85 of "My Name is Maria Isabel".

Finish writing "My Ideal Friend," if you didn't complete it in class.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 10. Quiz Wednesday on Lessons 9-12.

October 3rd, 2013

Grade 4:

Lamguage Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 8

Social Studies: Finish pg. 4 worksheet if you haven't, due Monday.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 8

October 2nd, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 7

Social Studies: Finish your "NJ's Natural Regions" posters.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 7

 

October 1st, 2013

Gr. 4

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 6

 

Gr. 5

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 6

Spelling test on Friday, 10/4

"Sees Behind Trees" on Wednesday, 10/7

 

 

September 30th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 5. Friday's SS quiz will be on Lessons 5-8. Test on "Donovan's Word Jar" on Thursday, 5/3.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 5. Friday's SS quiz will be on Lessons 5-8.

September 27th, 2013

Grades 4 and 5: Remember your book logs for Monday!

Grade 4: Study for Spelling test.

Grade 5: Look over your Religion notes for Monday's test.

September 26th, 2013

Grade 4:

Social Studies: Due Monday: Finish answering the questions about NJ's natural regions in notebook.

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 3. Grammar test on Monday, 10/2. Be sure to study the notes you were given today re: what will be on the test.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions, Lesson 3

September 25th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Read pages 66-71 of "Donovan's Word Jar," and do Lesson 1 of Simple Solutions .

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Simple Solutions , Lesson 1.

Religion Chapt. 2 open-book test on Monday, 9/30.

September 24th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Read pages 59-65 of "Donovan's Word Jar".

Spelling test on Monday, 9/30/13.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Read pages 57-62 of "Sees Behind Trees".

September 23rd, 2013

Grade 4:

Social Studies: Finish your letters to a friend, persuading them to  visit NJ. Remember to include at least three facts from the last chapter!

Language Arts: Read pages 53-58 of "Donovan's Word Jar".

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Read pages 50-56 of "Sees Behind Trees".

September 20th, 2013

Grades 4 and 5:

1. Remember your book logs are due on Monday!

2. Be sure to show your parents this week's Grammar Gremlins.

September 19th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Study for tomorrow's spelling test.

Social Studies: Finish your "Where is NJ?" worksheet, if you haven't. Due Monday.

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Study for tomorrow's spelling test.

September 18th, 2013

Grade 5: Finish writing your narrative paragraphs if they weren't completed in class.

September 16th, 2013

Grade 4:

Social Studies: Finish Lenape creation myth if you haven't.

Language Arts: Spelling test on Friday, 9/20. Spelling words in planners.

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Spelling test on Friday, 9/20. Spelling words in planners.

Religion: Chapt. 1 open-book test on Wednesday, 9/18.

September 12th, 2013

Grade 5 parents:

Casino Night invitations were sent home with students today. Please check your child's book bag.

September 11th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Read pages 37-43 of "The Gardener". Test on story on Monday, 9/16.

Grade 5:

Be sure to bring a "quick snack" for Thursdays so you don't miss too much of Music class! Remember, you may wear your gym uniforms tomorrow due to the heat.

Language Arts: Finish "Bicycle" essay. Test on "The Hot and Cold Summer" on Monday, 9/16.

September 10th, 2013

Grade 4:

Read pages 32-36 of "The Gardener".

 

Grade 5:

Wear gym uniform.

Read pages 36-40 of "The Hot and Cold Summer".

September 9th, 2013

Grade 4:

Language Arts: Read pages 25-30 of "The Gardener".

 

Grade 5:

Language Arts: Read pages 28-35 of "The Hot and Cold Summer".

Social Studies: Finish reading pages 5-9 and answering "Reading Check" questions in notebook.

September 6th, 2013

Grades 4 and 5: Please be sure to have your independent reading book picked out! Remember, the first book log is due on Monday, September 16th.

Parents, please note: Categories for Reader's Responses, book projects, and presentations have been entered into Genesis. As each individual child submits these between now and November 8th, the grade will be entered. Until then, there will be a blank space under that category.

Also, be sure to check your child's planner for notes on a regular basis. As of this week, some students have been given reminders.

Enjoy your weekends!

September 4th, 2013

Grade 5: Give your parents their Fantasy Football tickets if they ordered them. Be sure to have emergency card information verified and returned by tomorrow.

Students who would like to run for Student Council will get intent to run forms. The intent forms need to be signed by me, Mr. Sorci, and  parent / guardian. These forms will be due on Friday, September 13th and need to be handed into me NO LATER than that date. Speeches will be given and elections will be held during house on Wednesday, September 25th. The student council induction mass will be in October, which will also include the class reps.

Grades 4 and 5: Your first book log is due on Monday, September 16th, 2013.

September 3rd, 2013

Welcome back!

It was a very positive beginning to the school year, with lots of happy faces both new and old. Students in Grades 4 and 5  received their first homework assignment today, which was to have all books covered by Friday. Grade 5 students should also wear their gym uniforms tomorrow. Their schedule for specials was copied into their planners.

We will be having the Independent Reading Program again this year. The students will review the details tomorrow in LA class, and new students in 5th grade, along with all of the 4th grade students, will receive a handout detailing the requirements. 

The handout can also be found here.

Copies of the Book Log can be found here .

Copies of the Reader's Response format can be found here.

Copies of the Book Talk project rubric can be found here.

The homework rubric for Grades 4 and 5 is here.

For those of you returning, nothing has changed. For those of you new to this, no worries, it's not as complicated as it may seem!

 

I'm looking forward to a great year!

 

Mrs. Taylor

Independent Reading Program

The format for the Reader's Response can be found here.  I hope you're all enjoying your summer!

Biography

I received my degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and have been teaching for over ten years. I have had the pleasure of working with students from grades 4 through 12 in both public and private school settings.  I'm enjoying my time here at MTRS!



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