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Mrs. Painz

About Me
        My name is Mrs. Painz and I am excited to be your homeroom teacher this school year! I grew up in New England and moved to Colorado in 2005. Colorado is such an amazing state with so much to do. I can’t imagine myself ever living anywhere else! I really enjoy the outdoors, especially when it means I can be out on a lake or in the mountains hiking or snowboarding. I also enjoy gardening, tennis, baking, and crocheting.
        My husband, Nick, is a Colorado native. We met in 2006 and married in 2013. We have one son, Ben, who turned one in March, and one dog, Sachmo, who is seven.
        I graduated with a bachelor degree in anthropology and linguistics from CU Boulder in 2009 and worked in the fitness industry for a few years before going back to school to follow my true passion, teaching. In 2013, I graduated from Metropolitan State University with my master’s degree in elementary education. I have taught fifth grade since 2014 and earned the endorsement, Gifted Education Specialist (PreK-12) in 2016.

What I Love about Teaching
        One of the greatest reasons that I love teaching is the opportunity to help shape students into amazing people. I believe that staying true to who you are and having integrity are two of the most important things that you can learn in life. I strive to help students become honest, caring, respectful, and compassionate people who are brave enough to have integrity, be themselves, and reach for their dreams.

How to Contact Me
Room - 144
Phone - 303-450-3936
email - jessica.painz@stargateschool.org

Blogging:
I will be creating three blogs (which are highlighted below). They cover Theme, Literary Arts, and Math. All of my blogs support RSS, so you can watch just the blogs that interest you by subscribing to them on the blog pages.

Grading:
I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu. All other information is on my project pages or my blogs.

Other important information:



Mrs. Painz's Theme Blog

  • January - May at a Glance: Mrs. Painz Theme The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 8:05 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 1/8 This Week:- AmeriTowneUpcoming:- Human body systems- American Revolution
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:36 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 12/18 This Week:- Test on ecosystems and classification- Spirit Week    - Monday = neon color day    - Tuesday = July on Christmas    - Wednesday = holiday day    - Thursday = ugly sweater dayUpcoming:- Human body systems- American Revolution
    Posted Dec 19, 2017, 2:31 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz Theme - 12/11 This Week:- classification- coloniesUpcoming:- Human body systemsAnnouncements:- Our holiday party will be December 21st from 1:30-3:00 - please send in an item to donate to the ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 2:36 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 11/29 This Week- Ecosystems- ColoniesUpcoming- Animal classification- Human body systemsAnnouncements- Field trip to see Wonder on Friday, December 1st. Please bring a cold lunch to school.
    Posted Nov 29, 2017, 6:40 AM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Literacy Blog

  • January - May at a Glance: Mrs. Painz Literacy The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:09 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 1/8 This WeekOpinion essays due Wednesday- Book projects- The Mysterious Benedict SocietyUpcoming- Most book projects to be finished in January- Whole class books upcoming =  I am Malala and Sophia ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:31 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 12/15 This Week- Comprehension Quiz on The Mysterious Benedict Society, pages 1-249- Opinion essays- Book projectsUpcoming- Most book projects to be finished in January- Whole class books upcoming =  I ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2017, 2:33 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 12/11 This Week- Opinion writing - Continue reading The Mysterious Benedict Society- Book groups (Dust of Eden, The Watson's Go To Birmingham, and Lemony Snicket work on projects - due before Winter ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 2:38 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 11/29 This Week:- Start opinion writing - analyze characteristics - Continue reading The Mysterious Benedict Society- Friday = no literacy (field trip to see Wonder)Next Week:- Opinion writing - begin drafting- COntinue reading The ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2017, 6:38 AM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Math Blog

  • January - May at a Glance: Mrs. Painz Math The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:10 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 1/8 This Week:- DPs for calculator readiness - if you haven't scored at least an 88% on your quiz, you need to be working on it- Review DP- Scale model projects ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:36 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 12/18 This Week:- unit 2 assessment- DPs for calculator readiness - if you haven't scored at least an 88% on your quiz, you need to be working on it- Scale model ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2017, 2:29 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 12/11 This Week:- Percent increase and decrease- DPs for calculator readiness - if you haven't scored at least an 88% on your quiz, you need to be working on it- Research ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 2:40 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 11/29 This Week:- Graphing proportional relationshipsUpcoming:- Percents
    Posted Nov 29, 2017, 6:44 AM by Jessica Painz
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