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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 two in March, and one dog, Enzo, who is still a puppy.
        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

Please access our class photos at: https://mrspainz5thgrade2018.shutterfly.com/

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.


I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu. All other information is on my blogs.
 My husband, son, and me at a Rockies game this past summer.     My husband, son, and puppy      Ben and me ready for a Pats game!      My family and me in Florida      Ben playing in the water at Elitches

Mrs. Painz's Science and Social Studies Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 4/15 This WeekAmerican RevolutionApril 17 = Science Fair Checkpoint #1 dueApril 19 = Adoit Expo DayUpcomingLife Science: plants, adaptationsThe ConstitutionImportant Dates:April 23 = Science Fair Checkpoint ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:17 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 4/9 This WeekCMAS ScienceAmerican RevolutionClassification of AnimalsUpcomingLife Science: plants, adaptationsThe ConstitutionImportant Dates:4/8, 4/9, 4/11 = CMAS Science 9:00-10:45 ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:23 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 3/19 This WeekHuman Body SystemsUpcomingLife Science: plants, adaptationsThe American RevolutionThe ConstitutionImportant Dates:3/18, 3/19, 3/21: CMAS English Language Arts 12:20-2 ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2019, 10:46 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 3/4 (Class Pictures Tomorrow) This WeekAmeriTowne:Job Training (Monday)Staff Meetings (Tuesday)AmeriTowne Field Trip on ThursdayUpcomingEarth Sciences - The Earth and SunInvestigation 4: Heating EarthHeating Earth MaterialsConductionConvection ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:42 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 2-22-19 (QUIZ MONDAY) Next Week (week of 2/25):AmeriTowne: InterviewsEarth Sciences - The Earth and SunInvestigation 3 QUIZ MONDAYStudents should ...Know about air pressure Know how temperature influences air pressure ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2019, 1:57 PM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Literacy Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 4/15 This Week:I Am Malala: Chapters 24-35 and jot worksheet due Tuesday, 4/16 Research Paper Final draft due Thursday, 4/18Friday, April 19 = Adoit Expo DayUpcoming ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:16 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 4/9 This Week:Unit 8 Suffixes+ Quiz Due MondayI Am Malala: Chapters 20-23 and jot worksheet due Tuesday, 4/9Draft - how to cite text evidence in a research ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:14 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 3/19 This Week:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday = No literacy classes due to CMAS TestingWednesday = electronic partyFriday = outline dueNo vocabulary this weekNo vocabulary homework over breakRead for 30 ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2019, 10:56 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 3/4 This Week:I Am Malala - Read through chapter 9 Learn how to deep thinker through jots - move past summarizationResearch Paper Research questions should have been approved last weekResearch ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:45 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 2-22-19 Next Week:I Am Malala - Introduction to culture and geography on MondayBook distribution TuesdayResearch Paper - topic proposal due Monday (must be specific)endangered animals, acid rain, and natural ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2019, 2:00 PM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Math Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Math SCHEDULE The end of the year can sometimes get a bit crazy (especially coordinating 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade schedules with math) and so I wanted to share my plan for ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 2:18 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 4/15 This Week:Chapter 12: Data Displays and Measures of CenterLesson 4: HistogramsMid chapter checkpointLesson 5: Investigate • Mean as Fair Share and Balance PointLesson 6: Measures of ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 12:19 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 4/9 This Week:Chapter 12: Data Displays and Measures of CenterLesson 1: Recognize Statistical QuestionsLesson 2: Describe Data CollectionNoetic Math Competition - WednesdayLesson 3: Dot Plots and Frequency ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:25 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 3/19 This Week:Chapter 11 - Geometry and Statistics - Surface Area and Volumesurface area using netssurface area of  prisms and pyramidsfractions and volumevolume of rectangular prismsTEST FRIDAY ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2019, 10:57 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 3/4 This Week:Chapter 10 - Geometry and Statistics - Areacomposite figureschanging dimensionsfigures on a coordinate planereviewUpcoming:Chapter 10 - Geometry and Statistics - AreaTest on Monday 3/11 ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:48 PM by Jessica Painz
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