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Current Homework

Thursday, December 12:
- Busch Math: Lesson 61 Practice and Supplemental Practice for Lesson 62 #1 - 24
- Read 20 minutes
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Tuesday, December 10:
- Literacy: Inferring sheet
- Tiland Math: Missing work
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 52 Problem Set #1 - 25
- Busch Math: Lesson 59 Practice and Problem Set evens/Lesson 60 Practice and Problem Set odds
- Read 20 minutes
- Intent to Return Form
Monday, December 9:
- Tiland Math: Practice Test
- Schatzabel Math: Test Analysis (due tomorrow)
- Busch Math: Lesson 57 Practice and Lesson 58 Practice/Problem Set #1 - 30
- Read 20 minutes
- Intent to Return
Friday, December 6:
- Tiland Math: Missing work
- Read 20 minutes
- Intent to Return Form
Thursday, December 5:
- Tiland Math: Missing work
- Schatzabel Math: Fraction worksheet
- Read 20 minutes
- Intent to Return form
Wednesday, December 4:
- Tiland Math: Missing work
- Schatzabel Math: 6 problem test
- Busch Math: Test tomorrow
- Read 20 minutes
Tuesday, December 3:
- Tiland Math: Missing work
- Schatzabel Math: Test review
- Busch Math: Lesson 52 Practice and Supplemental Practice for Lesson 56
- Read 20 minutes
Monday, December 2:
- Literacy: 3TL book project (due tomorrow - unless students talked to me for an extension)
- Tiland Math: Measuring and Lesson 48
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 49 handout
- Busch Math: Lesson 51 Practice and Lesson 52 Problem Set #1 - 30
- Read 20 minutes
Thursday, November 21:
- Literacy: 3TL Finish book/book project (due Tuesday, 12/3)
- Tiland Math: Quick quiz 7
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 48 handout
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, November 20:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 22 and 23, clue sheets (due Thursday) or you may choose to finish
- Tiland Math: Missing work
- Schatzabel Math: 10 division problems
- Busch Math: Lesson 49 Practice and Lesson 50 Practice/Problem Set and Test tomorrow
- Read 20 minutes
Tuesday, November 19:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 22 and 23, clue sheets (due Thursday)
- Tiland Math: Problem Set 41 evens
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 47 odds
- Busch Math: Lesson 47 Practice and evens/Lesson 48 Practice and odds
- Read 20 minutes
Monday, November 18:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 17 - 21 clue sheets (due tomorrow)
- Tiland Math: Lesson 41 Practice and Problem Set evens
- Read 20 minutes
Friday, November 15:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 17 - 21, clue sheets (due Tuesday)
- Read 20 minutes
Thursday, November 14:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 17 - 21, clue sheets (due Tuesday)
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 46 Problem Set/Fraction sheet (due Monday)
- Tiland Math: Missing Work
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 15 - 16 clue sheets (due tomorrow)
- Schatzabel Math: Division sheet
- Busch Math: Elapsed time worksheet
- Read 20 minutes
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 15 - 16, clue sheets (due Thursday)
- Tiland Math: Unfinished work and Practice test
- Schatzabel Math: Finish practice test 8 - 20 and guardian signature
- Busch Math: Multiplying decimals worksheet
- Read 20 minutes
Monday, November 11, 2019
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 10 – 14, clue sheets (due tomorrow)
- Tiland Math: Practice test
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 44 Problem Set 44
- Read 20 minutes

Friday, November 8:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 10 - 14, clue sheets (due Tuesday)
- Tiland Math: Unfinished work
- Read 20 minutes
- Play outside
Thursday, November 7:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 10 - 14, clue sheets (due Tuesday)
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 43 Problem Set
- Tiland Math: 8 Quick Quiz
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, November 6:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 8-9, clue sheet and figurative language (due tomorrow)
- Read 20 minutes
Tuesday, November 5:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 8-9, clue sheet, and figurative language (due Thursday)
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 42
- Read 20 minutes
- Impact aid form
Monday, November 4:
- Literacy: 3TL read chapters 2 - 7, clue sheet and the Colonel question (due tomorrow)
- Schatzabel Math - Lesson 41 #1 - 25 handout
- Tiland Math - Lesson 31 evens only
- Busch Math - Lesson 45 Practice and Supplemental Practice/Lesson 46 Practice and Problem Set Odds - Test tomorrow
- Read 20 minutes
- Impact Aid form
Friday, November 1:
- Literacy: 3TL Read chapters 2 - 7, clue sheet, and Colonel question (due Tuesday)
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, October 9:
- Schatzabel Math: Handout for Lesson 38
- Tiland Math: Quick quiz
- Expedition: Pollinator paragraph (due tomorrow)
- Read 20 minutes.
Monday, October 7:
- Dress appropriately for the weather and try not to wear dark colors
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 37 all/odds for people with Khan
- Read 20 minutes.
Thursday, October 3:
- Busch Math: Lesson 39 Practice/Lesson 40 Practice and Supplemental Practice for Lesson 40, Set A odds and Set B evens
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, October 2:
- Expedition - Ecosystem paragraph
- Schatzabel Math: Packet
- Busch Math: Lesson 37 Practice/Lesson 38 Practice and problem set
- Read 20 minutes
Tuesday, October 1:
- Tiland Math: Practice Test
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 34 Odds/Lesson 35 Odds
- Read 20 minutes
Monday, September 30:
- Tiland Math: Practice test
- Schatzabel Math: Angle sheet
- Busch Math: Lesson 35 Practice and Lesson 36 Practice and Problem Set 36 #1 -30
- Read 20 minutes
Friday, September 27:
- Read 20 minutes
- Tiland Math: Lesson 28 #10 - 15 and Practice all
- Schatzabel Math: Handout/Lesson 33
Thursday, September 26:
- Tiland Math: Lesson 27 #10 - 14 and 19 - 25
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 32 #1 - 25 (odds for Khan people)
- Busch Math: GCF worksheet/Lesson 33 Supplemental #1 - 20/Lesson 34 Practice
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, September 25:
- Schatzabel Math: Problem Set 31
- Tiland Math: Problem Set 23 #10 -23
- Busch Math: Lesson 32 Practice and Supplemental Practice for Lesson 32
- Expedition: Paragraph about Owls/Carbon Footprint (due tomorrow)
- Read 20 minutes
Tuesday, September 24:
- Schatzabel Math: Division worksheet
- Tiland Math: Problem 24 Practice and Lesson 29 Practice
- Read 20 minutes
Monday, September 23:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapters 18 and 19 (due Tuesday)
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 30
- Tiland Math: Lesson 25 Practice only
- Busch Math: Lesson 30 Practice and Supplemental Practice/Lesson 31 Practice and Problem Set evens
- Read 20 minutes
Friday, September 20:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 18 and 19 (due Tuesday)
- Read 20 minutes
Thursday, September 19:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 18 and 19 (due Tuesday)
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 28 and 29 odds only
- Tiland Math: Problem Set 21 #1 - 12 and missing homework
- Busch Math: Supp Practice for Lesson 22 odds/Lesson 29 Practice and Problem Set odds
- Wear white (for color) or black (no color) for tomorrow
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, September 18:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 17 and assignment (due Thursday)
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 27 handout
- Tiland Math: Review test
- Busch Math: Lesson 26 Practice and odds/Lesson 27 Practice and evens
- Read 20 minutes
- Fieldwork permission slips
Tuesday, September 17:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 17 and assignment (due Thursday)
- Read 20 minutes
Monday, September 16:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 15 - 16 (due Tuesday)
- Schatzabel Math: Division sheet
- Busch Math: Lesson 23 Practice, Lesson 24 Practice, Lesson 25 Practice and Problem Set 25 #1 - 30
- Expedition: Earth systems final draft (due Tuesday)
- Read 20 minutes
- Fieldwork tomorrow
Friday, September 13:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapters 15 - 16 (due Tuesday)
- Expedition: Finish final draft of Earth Systems (due Tuesday)
- Tiland Math: Practice test
- Read 20 minutes
- Fund Run donations
Thursday, September 12:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapters 15 - 16 (due Tuesday)
- Tiland Math: Lesson 20/Problem Set 20 #1 - 12
- Schatzabel Math: Practice/Lesson 26 handout
- Busch Math: Lesson 21 Practice and Problem Set odds/Lesson 22 Practice and Supplemental Practice for Lesson 22 odds
- Read 20 minutes
- Flashlight Friday
Wednesday, September 11:
- Literacy - Hoot Chapter 14 and bullying assignment (due Thursday)
- Tiland Math: Lesson 19 #1 - 12
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 25 #1 - 25
- Read 20 minutes
- Fund Run donations
Tuesday, September 10:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 14 and bullying assignment (due Thursday)
- Tiland Math: Lesson 18 #1- 10
- Schatzabel Math: Handout/Lesson 24
- Busch Math: Lesson 19 Practice/Lesson 20 Practice and Problem Set - TEST Tomorrow!!
- Read 20 minutes
- Fund Run donations
- Skate City permission slips
Monday, September 9:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 12 and 13 and assignment (due Tuesday)
- Tiland Math: Lesson 16 Problem Set #12 - 16
- Schatzabel Math: Problem Set 23 all
- Busch Math: Lesson 17 Practice and Problem Set evens AND Lesson 18 Practice f - h and Supplemental Practice for Lesson 18 #1 - 22 (back of the book)
- Read 20 minutes.
Friday, September 5:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 12 and 13 and assignment (due Tuesday)
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, September 4:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 11 and Officer Delinko letter (due tomorrow
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 21
- Tiland Math: Lesson 14, Problem Set 14 #1 - 6 and 17 - 25
- Busch Math: Lesson 15 Practice and Problem Set Evens, Lesson 16 Practice and Problem Set 16 Odds - Test tomorrow
- Expedition: Revise all 6 Earth systems paragraphs (due tomorrow)
- Permission slips for field work
- Read 20 minutes.
Tuesday, September 3:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 11 and Officer Delinko letter (due Thursday)
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 18 and multiplication packet
- Busch Math: Lesson 13 Practice and odds, Lesson 14 Practice and evens
- Picture day tomorrow
- Battle of the Books tomorrow
- Read 20 minutes.
Thursday, August 29:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapters 9 and 10 (due Tuesday)
- Tiland Math: Missing work
- Read 20 minutes.
Wednesday, August 28:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 8 and foreshadowing sentence (due Thursday)
- Expedition: Earth systems paragraph (if you have less than 2 written)
- Read 20 minutes
Tuesday, August 27:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 8 and foreshadowing sentence (due Thursday)
- Schatzabel Math: Lesson 16 #1 - 24, #25 bonus
- Tiland Math: Missing work
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, August 21:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 5 (due Thursday)
- Schatzabel/Math: Lesson 9 Problem Set #1 - 25
- Tiland/Math: Problem Set 11, evens only
- Busch/Math: Lesson 9 Practice and Problem Set
- Read 20 minutes
Tuesday, August 20:
- Literacy: Hoot Chapter 5 (due Thursday)
- Tiland Math: Problem Set 10 #4 - 16
- Schatzabel Math: Problem Set 7, #1 - 25
- Read 20 minutes
Thursday, August 15:
- Expedition: Geosphere rough draft (due tomorrow)
- Math/Tiland: Lesson 5, Problem Set 5, #10 - 20
- Math/Schatzabel: Problem Set 5
- Math/Busch: Lesson 6 Practice, Lesson 7 Practice, Lesson 8 Practice and Problem Set evens
- Reading: Hoot chapters 3 and 4; Hoot assignment
- Read 20 minutes
Wednesday, August 14
- Expedition: Layers of the Geosphere final draft (due tomorrow)
- Math/Tiland: Lesson 2, Problem Set 2, #1 - 10
- Math/Schatzabel: Lesson 3, Problem Set #1 - 25
- Math/Busch: Lesson 4 Practice/Lesson 5 Practice and Problem Set
- Reading: Hoot Chapter 2 (due tomorrow)
- Read 20 minutes.
Tuesday, August 13
- Expedition: Layers of the Geosphere rough draft (due tomorrow)
- Math/Schatzabel: Lesson 2 Problem Set
- Math/Tiland: Math agreement signature
- Math/Busch: Lesson 2 Practice/Lesson 3 Practice and Problem Set
- Reading: Hoot Chapter 2 (due Thursday)
- Read 20 minutes

Monday, August 12
- Band Night 5 - 6
- Tiland Math: Give parents something to sign
- Schatzabel Math: Give parents something to sign
- Busch Math: Lesson 1, Practice a - f and Problem Set 1 #2 - 24 evens
- Read 20 minutes
Thursday, August 8
- Job Application
- Read 20 minutes

Wednesday, August 7
- Read 20 minutes

Tuesday, August 6
- Read 20 minutes

Monday, August 5
- Me Bag
- Read 20 minutes.

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We are beginning our BBK (Building Background Knowledge) activities this week. Students will know the topic of our Expedition early next week. 

Homework Policy

Fifth grade is big transition year for students.  They will be much more independent in the classroom, and in their homework, to begin to prepare for middle school.  As a general rule, students will have 10 minutes of homework times the year they are in school.  Therefore, in fifth grade students should be prepared to have about 50 minutes of homework each night, in addition to the required 20 minutes of nightly reading.   Homework due dates are non-negotiable, and students will lose credit for late work. 

Students with an excused absence will have two days for each day they are absent to turn in make-up work, and they will not be penalized.  If your student will have an extended absence, please talk to me to work out a solution. 

If students are missing homework, I will send notification home for parents to sign and return.  Communication between school and home is imperative to help students to be successful, and I welcome contact from you also.  

Classroom Management

Get ready for your student to have their first job!! I will post classified ads in our classroom for different classroom jobs.  Students will choose the jobs they want, fill out the application, have an interview, and be hired. Students will be paid for doing their jobs well, and will track their pay in a classroom checkbook.  Students may gain or lose money for behavior in the classroom, also.  At the end of the month, we will do an auction in which students may use the money in their checkbooks to purchase items or special privileges.

I feel that parents and teachers should be a team that supports students to be their best.  I hope to work with you and keep communication open to help your student be successful!!

Uniform Policy

Students attending Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning will be required to wear a school uniform that consists of a plain colored (not plaid or stripes) polo shirt embroidered with the school logo. Slacks, neat jeans, skirts and shorts are acceptable coordinates. However, nothing more than four inches above the knee is allowed at school.  If students come without the designated uniform and appropriate clothing for the weather or circumstance, teachers are responsible to inform the office so that parents may be informed. Please be aware that “appropriate clothing for the weather or circumstance” means that PPSEL teachers and the PPSEL office have the authority to deem what is appropriate and what is not. Items such as pajama pants, inappropriate shoes or other items that are deemed not to be appropriate for a school setting will not be allowed. If a student consistently refuses to comply with the uniform policy, parents will be required to pick up their child for the remainder of the day.  Sweatshirts, hoodies or other jackets may not be worn during class unless they are official sweatshirts with the PPSEL logo.  A uniform polo shirt needs to be worn underneath, as well. Finally, uniform shirts may not be cut, changed or altered, tied up in any many or worn in any way other than intended.

PPSEL requires a school uniform for many reasons. School uniforms build school spirit, show pride in one’s appearance and advertise the school.  A school uniform is more economical for parents. It lessens peer and social pressure to buy clothing that represents the latest fashion trend. Uniformity also has tremendous safety benefits.  School uniforms are invaluable when we leave school grounds for fieldwork activities because they allow teachers and volunteers to quickly identify Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning students among a larger group.

On days that students have Physical Education (P.E.), students need shoes that the P.E. teacher feels will keep students’ feet and bodies safe.

Dress Code for Non-Uniform Days, Events and Activities

Occasionally, there will be times when the uniform requirement could be waived.  Those times could include, but not be limited to Fridays, school sponsored sports events, fine arts events, student school social activities, etc.

On those occasions that are school related “uniform free” days or functions, the dress code is as follows:

Apparel containing printed or visual messages that are inappropriate in a school setting (i.e., alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, sexual references, profanity, “double meaning”, derogatory comments, gang affiliations, etc.) will necessitate a change in clothing.  Clothing is not to be tight, suggestive, revealing, or distracting, i.e. torn, “sagged/low riding, and/or baggy.”  See-through, bare midriff, spaghetti straps and tank tops are not appropriate.

·         Nice pants, leggings, sweat pant outfits, jeans and jean shorts that are hemmed (not frayed or torn) are acceptable.  Shorts and cutoffs must be no shorter than four inches above the middle of the knee.  Children should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions.

·         Skirts and dresses should not be shorter than four inches above the middle of the knee.  Shorts must be worn under dresses during P.E. and recess. 

·         Sweatshirts and t-shirts with appropriate pictures, logos or words may be worn.  Collared shirts, turtleneck and mock-turtleneck shirts, and sweaters are acceptable.

Hats or caps are not to be worn in the building.

Students are able to have hair that has a color added.  When hair colors or styles begin to distract from learning, students may be asked to make a change.

Additional Information

Fieldwork:  

At PPSEL, much of our learning is done through the use of experts in the field.  This means we will often invite experts to come to school to speak to our students or to help them have a hands-on learning experience.  If you have special skill related to our fifth grade Common Core State Standards, and would be willing to be an expert in our classrooms, please let us know.  We are always looking for experts!!

We also go out on fieldwork to see experts.  When we go on fieldwork, we utilize parent drivers to safely transport our kiddos.  We try to give at least two weeks’ notice for fieldwork trips to allow parents that wish to drive the opportunity to make arrangements.  We will also send home a permission slip for parent signature to allow students to attend the fieldwork.  With that permission slip, we include any information about what students need to bring.

Items Not Allowed At School:  

There are some items that are not allowed at school, and we wanted to specifically name some items students have brought in the past.  This includes:

  • Weapons (real/toy)
  • Electronics such as iPods and games
  • Cell phones (if your student needs to bring a phone, it must me off and stored in their backpack during the school day)
  • Unhealthy snacks
  • Flip flops

Hi, I am Lisa Busch, one of the fifth grade teachers. I have been teaching at PPSEL since 2010. I love the sense of community fostered by the families of students that attend PPSEL and am so excited to be here.

I graduated from Regis University with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 2009, after spending 18 years in the insurance industry. I recently finished my Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. I have a daughter who is enrolled in the law school at the University of California, Berkeley. I also have a boxer named Jethro.

I am the sponsor of the PPSEL Battle of the Books program, in which students read 40 great books, and then go to a regional competition to answer comprehension questions about the books. It is so much fun!! If your student is interested in joining, please stop by to see me.