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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

  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 5/15 This Week:ConstitutionScientific Method TestRocksFriday, 5/18:  5th Grade Beatles Concert at Civic Center Park PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH!Next Week:ConstitutionImportant Dates:Wednesday ...
    Posted May 15, 2018, 8:15 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 5/8 (Science Fair) This Week:Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:  Science Fair        - Parents are welcome to visit Monday from 12:45-2:30 and Thursday from 10:10-11:20        - Judging will be Tuesday ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 7:47 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 5/1 This Week:Articles of Confederation and the ConstitutionScience Fair Checkpoint #3 due Wednesday, 5/2 at 8am (upload to Google Classroom)Next Week:Monday, Tuesday, THURSDAY 5/7, 5 ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 2:22 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 4/23 This Week:- Finish American Revolution (projects due Tuesday and Test Thursday)- Wednesday, 4/25:  Steve Spangler/Science Day at the Rockies- Friday, 4/27:  Adroit Passion Project ExpoUpcoming:- Constitution ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:14 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 4/17 This Week:- American RevolutionUpcoming:- Constitution- American Revolution Projects will be due on Tuesday, April 24th. - Optional Earth Day project due Monday, April 23rd.Important Dates:Friday, 4/20:  Math ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 2:58 PM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Literacy Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 5/15 This WeekMay 17th = I Am Malala questions from chapters 30-epilogueMay 17th = Quiz on I Am Malala Part 5Friday, 5/18 =  5th Grade Beatles Concert at ...
    Posted May 15, 2018, 8:17 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 5/8 This Week:NO LITERACY CLASSES DUE TO THE SCIENCE FAIRMonday, Tuesday, and Thursday:  Science Fair        - Parents are welcome to visit Monday from 12:45-2:30 and Thursday from ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 7:50 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 5/1 This Week:- Writing = Fantasy planning due May 17th- Reading = MAPS Testing Wednesday 8:45-10:15; I Am Malala (chapters 22-29 and notes due Thursday)Upcoming:- Fantasy planning due ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 2:25 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 4/23 This Week:- Writing = Finish researching fantasy genre and start planning fantasy story- Reading = Part 3 worksheets due Tuesday (quiz Tuesday), Part 4 reading and notes due Thursday, book groups- Wednesday ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:13 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 4/19 This Week:- I Am Malala- Fantasy Writing - researchUpcoming:- Fantasy writing - build a fantasy world and write a story!Important Dates:Friday, 4/20:  Math in the Mall field trip ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 2:59 PM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Math Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Math 5/15 This Week:Module 13Friday, 5/18:  5th Grade Beatles Concert at Civic Center Park PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH!Next WeekEnd of unit assessment (modules 12 and ...
    Posted May 15, 2018, 8:19 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 5/8 This Week:NO MATH CLASSES DUE TO THE SCIENCE FAIRMonday, Tuesday, and Thursday:  Science Fair        - Parents are welcome to visit Monday from 12:45-2:30 and Thursday from ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 7:53 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 5/1 This Week:Tuesday: Lunch with the middle school (bring a cold lunch) and review for module 12 quiz (answer key on Google Classroom)Wednesday: Module 12 QuizThursday, May 4th ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 2:31 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 4/23 This Week:Monday, 4/23 and Tuesday, 4/24:  Math assessment for middle school in math- Wednesday, 4/25:  Steve Spangler/Science Day at the Rockies- Lesson 12.3 (Thursday ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:01 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 4/19 This Week:- Finish unit 5 - Statistics- Start unit 6 - probability- Friday, 4/20: Math in the Mall field tripUpcoming:Monday, 4/23 and Tuesday, 4/24:  Math assessment for ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 3:01 PM by Jessica Painz
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