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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

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

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 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 12/11 This Week:ColonizationFrench and Indian WarTest on lessons 1-4 on Thursday (NOT OPEN NOTES)Upcoming:American RevolutionEarth ScienceImportant Dates:No school December 21st = PD Day ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2018, 12:10 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 12/3 This Week:ColonizationUpcoming:American RevolutionEarth ScienceImportant Dates:No school December 21st = PD DayWinter Break = December 24 - January 4No school January 7th = PD Day
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 12:52 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 11/26 This Week:ColonizationWednesday = Share Backpack Design Thinking ChallengeUpcoming:American RevolutionImportant Dates:No school December 21st = PD DayWinter Break = December 24 - January 4No school January 7th ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 11:14 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 11/13 This Week:No theme Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. Wednesday = Design Thinking ChallengeFriday = Science Test - Mixtures and Solutions (see previous post for details)Upcoming:ColonizationImportant Dates:Monday, November 12th ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:11 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 11/9 TEST NEXT FRIDAY, 11-16 Students will take their mixture and solutions test next Friday. Please let me know if your child will be absent so that they can take it before Thanksgiving break, as ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:07 AM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Literacy Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 12/11 This Week:iReady Reading TuesdayMysterious Benedict Society Pages 117-186 due Thursday (worksheet due)Upcoming:No writing Monday-Tuesday next week, only reading in the afternoonQuiz on all ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2018, 12:05 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 12/3 This Week:Mysterious Benedict Society Pages 66-116 due Friday (worksheet due)Grammar = pronounsPersuasive Writing - How to write a 5 paragraph essayUpcoming:Unit 3 Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 12:54 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 11/26 This Week:Mysterious Benedict SocietyParts of SpeechPersuasive Writing - point of viewUpcoming:Persuasive Writing - strong argumentsImportant Dates:No school December 21st = PD DayWinter Break = December 24 ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 11:15 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 11/13 This Week:Stargate CSI Investigation! - We will be in literacy all day Tuesday and ThursdayVocabulary quiz WednesdayUpcoming:Mysterious Benedict SocietyImportant Dates:Monday, November 12th = Veteran's Day ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:12 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 11/5 This Week:Blood on the River: End of Book Test (Monday)Unit 1 - Greek and Latin Roots Quiz (Monday)Finish presenting storiesMysterious Benedict Society introduction activitiesUpcoming:Unit 2 ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:48 AM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Math Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Math 12/11 This Week:Chapter 7 - Algebra - ExpressionsMid-chapter checkpointLessons 7-6 and 7-7Upcoming:Chapter 7 - Algebra - ExpressionsLessons 7-8 and 7-9 MondayTEST on chapter ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2018, 12:08 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 12/3 This Week:Chapter 7 - Algebra - Expressionsexponentswriting and evaluating algebraic expressionsequivalent expressionsFriday, December 7 = research buildings for scale model project (in class)Sunday, December 9 = proposal for ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 12:51 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math Test Monday Hello! I know some of your kids were on the 4th grade field trip today. In class, we completed lessons 6.4 and 6.5, finishing the chapter. Tomorrow students ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 3:11 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 11/26 This Week:Chapter 6 - Units of MeasureConvert units of lengthConvert units of capacityConvert units of weight and massUpcoming:Chapter 6 - Units of MeasurementTransforming unitsproblem ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 11:48 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 11/13 This Week:No school MondayNo math Tuesday or ThursdayWednesday = Chapter 5 TestFriday = finish tests/puzzlesUpcoming:Chapter 6 - Units of Measure
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:13 AM by Jessica Painz
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