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Eric Kraatz - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome fifth grade parents! This website is used to update you on important events in the classroom, curriculum, and other classroom related news.

Here is our TIGER Schedule for the 2018-2019 school year.

T - Spanish
I - Music
G - Art
E - STEM/Library during ELA
R - No Special

We will have P.E. daily and we will visit the library to check out books during our ELA block.

5th Grade lunch/recess - 12:55-1:35

Learning Targets for the Week of December 10-December 14:

We are getting closer to wrapping up our novel, Peak. We have about 50 pages left and the students are eager to see how our story ends. We have been working hard keeping track of major events and how characters have evolved throughout the story by highlighting, annotating, and post it noting every chapter. The students will also be responsible for adding 2 new blog posts on Seesaw. I highly encourage you to check out their posts as they are very engaging! We will be taking a literature summative assessment this week and a literature Outcome Assessment the following week.

Writer's Workshop:
Many students have finished or are close to finishing their explorer paper. Everybody is doing a fine job finding key information from multiple resources and combining it into a research paper. We will wrap up this unit this week and then move into a mini constructed response unit where the students will be learning how to respond to informational writing prompts.

We have just passed the midpoint of Module 3, Adding and Subtracting Fractions. Our goal is to finish Module 3 before winter break. The last half of the module involves students adding and subtracting mixed numbers and fractions without the rectangular model that they learned the first half. Mid-Module assessments will be coming home this week for you to review with your child.

Science (Michalski's class):
This week, Mrs. Michalski's class will work more with the sun and they will determine how the sun influences our seasons. They will also start exploring the moon's phases and find out why the moon has different phases throughout the month.

This week in class

December 10
T Day - Spanish

Eureka Module 3 Lesson 10

December 11
I Day - Music/Band/Orchestra

Chelsea Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

Eureka Module 3 Lesson 12

December 12
G Day - Art

Eureka Module 3 Lesson 13

December 13
E Day - S.T.E.M. & Library (only for my ELA kids)

Theme Thursday - Chicago Bears Day

Eureka Module 3 Lesson 14

December 14
R Day - No Special

Hickory Creek Choir Holiday Assembly

Eureka Module 3 Lesson 15


Important Dates

Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

Theme Thursday - Chicago Bears Day

Deadline to purchase January Hot Lunches/Smoothies

FSP Hot Lunch - Hamburger

Theme Thursday - Holiday Sweater Day

Early Dismissal - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch/Recess Time Change - 12:25-1:05


Downloads List

Curriculum Night 2018 [9/7/2018]
December/January Theme Thursdays [12/9/2018]
Eureka Math Module 3 Parent Tip Sheet [11/20/2018]
Eureka Parent Letter [9/2/2018]
OneNote At Home Directions [9/2/2018]


Cool Links

Eureka Math Resource Website


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