Welcome to Miss Taylor’s Class
End of the Year Notes! Thank You For a Great Year–Enjoy Your Summer!
- Students will receive summer work packets on Tuesday, June 6th. 5th grade entering 6th grade will complete a 1,000 minute reading log. 4th grade entering 5th grade will be reading Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper and completing a comprehension packet about the novel. They will also receive summer writing.
- St. Mary’s Awards Ceremony is at 10am on Tuesday, June 6th
- 5th Grade’s picnic is Tuesday, June 6th
- The last day of school is Wednesday, June 7th. Dismissal is at 11am.
Field Day Fun
5-16 had a great time on Field Day! We’re so grateful for all our parent volunteers who organized the games and prepared our picnic hotdog lunch. What a fun way to spend time with our whole school community!
5th Grade Architecture Walking Trip
We had beautiful weather for our annual cultural arts walking trip. Our students explored several Chicago architectural landmarks before ending with a trip to Millennium Park. Thank you to our wonderful parent chaperones who made this trip successful!
We had a great time on our trip to Garfield Park Conservatory! We were able to see all kinds of plants and explore different environments for plant growth.
A big thank you to Mrs. Prangle for coming to share Marc Chagall with our students, who created cubism inspired pictures of Riverside!
Red Ribbon Week 2016
5th Grade Book Reports
5th Grade did a great job on their first book report! Here are a few of our projects!
We had a beautiful day for our Walkathon! Thanks to all our sponsors for their support!
Meet Your Teacher
Welcome to my class!
My name is Miss Taylor. This is my third year teaching at St. Mary School, and it is my fifth year teaching in Catholic schools. I hold a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The University of Illinois, as well as an LBS1 endorsement from Lewis University. This year, I am teaching reading and writing to the 4th and 5th grade students. Students will be learning reading skills and strategies, working with short stories, novels, and poetry, as well as crafting the skills necessary to excel as a writer. It will be a great year!
Email: [email protected]
To Practice Reading at an Individualized Level on FrontRow
For Informational Text Reading
Freedom Flix (social studies books)
TrueFlix (science books)
To Practice Greek/Latin Roots
Games to Practice Reading Skills
Room Recess (Play Main Idea, Fact or Opinion, Cause & Effect, Comprehension Crain, Splash the Sub)
Specials Schedule for 2016-2017
Wednesday: Gym (wear gym uniform on Wednesdays)
Links to Grammar Websites
Titanic Interactive: http://www.history.com/interactives/titanic-interactive
Titanic: By the Numbers http://www.history.com/topics/titanic/infographics/titanic-by-the-numbers
Shel Silverstein Poem: http://hellopoetry.com/shel-silverstein/
Jack Prelutsky Poems: http://jackprelutsky.com/jacks-poems/
Poems for Kids: http://www.poetry4kids.com
English Grammar 101: http://lessons.englishgrammar101.com/EnglishGrammar101/Module1/Overview1.aspx
Pronouns (Subjective, Objective, Possessive): http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/safari/index.html
Adverb Millions: http://www.quia.com/rr/62022.html
Voyages Grammar Games: http://www.loyolapress.com/voyages-in-english-2011-grade-5-student-games.htm
Shape Writing: http://www.festisite.com/text-layout/
Spelling City: http://www.spellingcity.com/misstaylorstmary/
Wacky Web Tales: This website has online ‘mad lib’ style activities that reinforce parts of speech in a fun and creative way! http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
Room Recess: This website has great reading, grammar, and math games that reinforce skills in a fun way!