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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 January 22-January 25:

This week, we will be starting Quarter 3 skills by explaining connections and relationships between two or more individuals. We will be reading some informational articles are Harriet Tubman and Helen Keller and explain the relationships they had with other people. We will also be starting our next novel, Walk Two Moons. The students will be having nightly reading homework aligned with this text.

Writer's Workshop:
We have started our next unit, Argumentative Writing. This unit is unique because it allows the students to choose a "hot topic" and select a position. Then, they will research evidence to defend their position while also acknowledging the other position.

We are approaching the midpoint of Module 4. The students have been doing great multiplying and dividing fractions. We will be taking our mid-module assessment this Friday. A study guide with problems to review from your child's workbook will be coming home Tuesday. I encourage your child to spend 10-15 minutes each night studying for the upcoming test.

Quarter 3 science will begin for my homeroom kids! This quarter focuses on the water cycle and water conservation. We will be examining different ecosystems along with our own water usage at home.

Erin's Law:
Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for their students in grades Pre-K through 12. In response to this legislation, Frankfort School District 157-C will be adding, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the school year. The curriculum is available in the school office for parents to preview. Erin's law curriculum will be presented to our students during the week of January 22, 2019.

This week in class

January 21
No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22
E Day - STEM & Library (for my ELA kids)

DARE - During ELA (t-shirt slips due)

Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

Eureka Module 4 Lesson 9

January 23
R Day - No Special

Eureka Module 4 Lesson 10

January 24
T Day - Spanish

Theme Thursday - Wear your clothes inside out

Eureka Module 4 Lesson 11/12

January 25
I Day - Music/Band/Orchestra

Eureka Module 4 Mid-Module Assessment Day 1


Important Dates

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

Theme Thursday - Inside Out Day

Education Foundation Hot Lunch - Pizza

Theme Thursday - Class Color Day (5th Grade - Green)


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 Math Module 4 Parent Tip Sheet [1/7/2019]
Eureka Parent Letter [9/2/2018]
OneNote At Home Directions [9/2/2018]


Cool Links

Eureka Math Resource Website


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