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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 October 15-19:

We will be wrapping up our extended text, Ungifted, and our read aloud, Schooled, this week. The students have done a great job interacting with both texts. They will be working on creating a Flipgrid project using the characters from both stories. We will also work on identifying connections and relationships between ideas with nonfiction texts and take our nonfiction summative assessments at the end of the week.

Writer's Workshop:
We have started a new writing unit, Prose Constructed Response. The students will be working with writing prompts and responding to fictional stories. They will learn how to understand what the prompt is asking them to do, track the main character throughout the story, and identify the big ideas before responding to the prompt.

We are almost to the halfway point of Module 2. The students have been doing a great job multiplying decimal fractions and whole numbers together. We will be starting the mid-module at the end of this week. Please refer to the study guide that your child brought home on Monday. Completing Zearn and keeping pace with the lessons that we complete in class is very beneficial to your child's success. Your child should complete Zearn lesson 15 by Friday.

Science (Michalski's students):
Last week, we started talking about physical and chemical changes and work on identifying the differences. The students worked on an experiment with hydrogen peroxide and yeast. We will wrap up this experiment by debriefing what happened and then we will prep our next experiment that involves baking soda, vinegar, and a balloon.

This week in class

October 15
I Day - Music/Band/Orchestra

Deadline to purchase November hot lunches/smoothies

Eureka Module 2 Lesson 13

October 16
G Day - Art

Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

Eureka Module 2 Lesson 14

October 17
E Day - S.T.E.M. & Book Fair Visit (only for my ELA kids)

Eureka Module 2 Lesson 15

October 18
R Day - No Special

Eureka Module 2 Mid-Module Assessment

October 19
T Day - Spanish

Eureka Module 2 Mid-Module Assessment


Important Dates

Deadline to purchase November Hot Lunches/Smoothies

Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

FSP Book Fair Family Night - 5:30-7:00

Education Foundation Hot Lunch - Pizza

FSP Deadline to purchase SCRIP gift cards

Popsicle Sale During Lunch - $1

FSP Hot Lunch - Chicken Sandwiches

Fall Party - 2:30-3:15


Downloads List

Curriculum Night 2018 [9/7/2018]
Eureka Parent Letter [9/2/2018]
Module 2 Parent Tip Sheet [10/5/2018]
OneNote At Home Directions [9/2/2018]


Cool Links

Eureka Math Resource Website


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