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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 10/8 This Week:Separating mixturesGrowth Mindset InterviewsConferences October 10-12th (Students have school Wednesday)Upcoming:Separating solutionsReminders:Monday, October 15th: Teacher in-service day. No school for students
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:38 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 9/26 This Week:MatterDesign ThinkingGrowth Mindset*Please remember to return conference request slips by this Friday!Important Dates:October 3-5- Overnight to Camp TimberlineOctober 10-12- Conferences
    Posted Sep 26, 2018, 11:31 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz 9/17 - Homeroom This Week:Interpreting Maps TestScience Mixtures and SolutionsDesign ThinkingGrowth MindsetImportant Dates:September 18  3-4 pm Talent Show AuditionSeptember 13- Elementary Curriculum NightSeptember 14 ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:01 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Curriculum Night Presentation for Homeroom Please see attached. If you have any questions, please let me know!
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 9:15 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Homeroom 9/11 This Week:Growth MindsetMap scalesDesign ThinkingHow to create graphs from map dataUpcoming:How to read and interpret mapsTest on reading and interpreting mapsScience: Mixtures ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 5:40 AM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Literacy Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 10/8 This Week:Plot diagrams for horror stories due Tuesday, 10/9Revisions on RACES quiz questions due by Wednesday, 10/10Horror story drafts due Friday, 10/12 (upload to ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:38 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 9/26 This Week:Blood on the River: Read chapters 15-17 by ThursdayBook GroupsBegin horror storiesUpcoming:Weeks 1-2 Latin words quiz MondayChapters 10-17 quiz on ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2018, 11:35 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 9/17 **Here is a general breakdown of how most weeks look:Mondays - Root word quiz (during writing) and Blood on the River chapters/homework due - discussionTuesdays - Book groupsWednesdays - Free ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:07 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Curriculum Night Presentation - Literacy Please see attached. If you have any questions, please let me know!
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 9:16 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Literacy 9/11 This Week:Blood on the River: Read chapters 7-9 by ThursdayCosta's QuestionsLatin roots, prefixes, and suffixesUpcoming:Book GroupsBlood on the River Comprehension Quiz on ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 5:43 AM by Jessica Painz
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Mrs. Painz's Math Blog

  • Mrs. Painz - Math 10/8 This Week:Chapter 3 - Rational Numbers comparing and ordering integersrational numbers and the number linecomparing and ordering rational numbersMid-chapter checkpointUpcoming:absolute valuerational numbers and ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:35 PM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 9/26 This Week:Chapter 2 - Fractionsmodeling division of fractions and mixed numbersdividing fractions and mixed numbersReview for chapter 2 testUpcoming:Chapter 2 Test MondayNO CLASS on ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2018, 11:33 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 9/18 This Week:Puzzle packet due 9/20Start chapter 2 - Fractionsconverting fractions - decimals and decimals - fractionsordering fractions and decimalsmultiply fractionssimplifying fractionsUpcoming:Multiply and divide fractions ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:09 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Curriculum Night Presentation - Math Please see attached. If you have any questions, please let me know!
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 9:17 AM by Jessica Painz
  • Mrs. Painz - Math 9/11 This Week:Greatest common factorsAdd, subtract, multiply, and divide decimalsUpcoming:Fractions and decimals - comparing and orderingMultiply and divide fractionsPuzzle packet due 9/20Important Dates:September ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 5:46 AM by Jessica Painz
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