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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 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
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 4/5 This Week:- MatterUpcoming:- Physical Science- We will spend the next couple weeks finishing up the American Revolution. Projects will be due on Tuesday, April 24th. Students will have 3 ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2018, 8:51 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Science Fair Information Information regarding the science fair went home with students today. Listed below are the deadlines for each section of the project. Parent Checklist (orange) = March 23rd REQUIRES PARENT SIGNATUREScience ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 2:49 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme 3/19 This Week:- American Revolution (notes due March 16th, projects due after Spring Break)- The water cycle and weatherUpcoming:- MixturesMark Your Calendar:- Poetry Night will be Wednesday, March 21st ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 2:20 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Theme This Week:- American Revolution (notes due March 16th, projects due March 22nd)- The water cycle and weatherUpcoming:- MixturesMark Your Calendar:- Poetry Night will be Wednesday, March 21st: Please ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 10:41 AM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Literacy Blog

  • 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
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 4/9 This Week:- Students will begin reading I Am Malala (The young readers edition) Upcoming:- Fantasy writingImportant Dates:April 3, 4 and 6-:  CMAS math testing; April 9-11- CMAS ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:59 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 3/19 This Week:- Finish up with Sophia's War- Poetry Festival WednesdayUpcoming:- I Am Malala (after Spring Break)Mark Your Calendar:- Poetry Night will be Wednesday, March 21st: Please be ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 2:25 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 3/12 This Week:- Publish poetry books- Read Sophia's War - Book groupsUpcoming:- Continue reading Sophia's WarPoetry Night - March 21st: Students should arrive by 6:15.
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 10:40 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 3/5/18 This Week:- Finish drafts for poetry books- Read Sophia's War through chapter 51 (due Thursday)- Book groupsUpcoming:- Complete books for poetry night- Continue reading Sophia's War- Poetry ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 2:56 PM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Math Blog

  • 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
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 3/19 This Week:- Geometry test on Monday- Start Unit 5: Statistics        - Module 10 = Random Samples and Populations        - Module 11 = Analyzing and Comparing DataUpcoming:- Unit 6: Probability        - Module 12 = Experimental Probability ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 2:30 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 3/12 This Week:- Module 9: Circumference, Area, and VolumeUpcoming:- Statistics- Probability
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:08 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 3/5/18 This Week:- Finish module 8: Modeling Geometric Figures- Start module 9: Circumference, Area, and VolumeUpcoming:- Statistics- Probability
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 2:58 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 2/21 This Week:- Finish unit 3 and make corrections to the test- Performance task for unit 3- Geometry: modeling geometric figuresUpcoming:- Circumference, area, and volume
    Posted Feb 21, 2018, 2:08 PM by Jessica Painz
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