Welcome to my website! My name is Lisa Kruse and I am a 5th grade teacher at Louisville Elementary. This is my 17th year teaching. I earned my Elementary and Special Education degrees at Clarion University of PA and my masters in Curriculum and Instruction at Ashland University.
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy going on trips with my family, reading, shopping, and watching my children play soccer. My daughter Gianna is 8 1/2 years old and my son Vinny is about to turn 6.
This link will take you to Spelling City. Here you will see each week's spelling list.
Please use this site to complete Blizzard Bags
A great way to practice vocab words!
Grammar Blast - Scroll down to the 5th grade to play some fun games with grammar!
Grammar Clubhouse - More grammar practice with fun games.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary/thesaurus - Great site if you don't have a dictionary or thesaurus at home.
Proofreading Practice - Proofreading practice similar to DOL.
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/proofread/proof.htm Category - Just for Fun
American Library Association - This site has links to different lists of award-winning books, from Newbery to Caldecott, and many other awards. Check out the link on left side, "Great Websites for Kids," that has more links relating to many different subjects.
Book Adventure - Sylvan's website that has a tool for kids to find books according to their grade level and subject matter. Scroll down on the left and click on "Kids Zone". Then click on "Read- Book Finder". Click on what you're interested in and up to 25 titles will be listed. Very cool!
Books by reading level - Extensive list of books by reading level.
Scholastic Books - Great reading ideas for boys and girls are listed.
Time Magazine for Kids - Website correlates with in-school magazine. Interesting current events discussed.
Titanic Research Project - Research your passenger here.
http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ Category - Unsolved Mystery Research Project
Unsolved Mystery Research Project - Research your enigma topic here.
http://www.unmuseum.org/unmain.htm Category - World War Two and Number the Stars Research
Interactive WWII site -
40 Book Challenge
This year in reading class, your child will be participating in our 40 Book Challenge. Packets went home explaining everything. Our goal is to get our students to love to read and try some new genres along the way.
Schoology- Check out assignments your child has completed or some he/she are working on now.
Here are the steps to see your child’s assessments through Schoology.
Special Schedule for my homeroom: