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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 November 12-November 16:

This week, we will continue our novel, Peak, by reading the next 50 pages. We will be keeping track of the main characters: Peak, Josh, Zopa, and Sun-Jo throughout the story to see how they are similar and different to each other. The students will also be starting their Peak blogs using the website, Seesaw. They will be required to create 1 blog per week about Peak. We will also read a few short stories to practice analyzing characters and how they are related to the theme of the story.

Writer's Workshop:
We started our Informational Unit last week and the students are hard at work researching a Westward Expansion topic. Some topics that students have researched are: The Gold Rush, Transcontinental Railroad, The Oregon Trail, and Native Americans. They have been researching subtopics of each topic that include: motives (reasons why these events happened), hardships, and the impact. This week, they will start taking their research notes and compiling them into a research paper.

We are wrapping up Module 2 this week. Last Friday, a study guide came home with specific lessons and questions to review at home with your child in preparation of our upcoming assessment. We will be wrapping up Lesson 28 and 29 in class before taking our end of module assessment. Please make sure your child completes Lesson 29 on Zearn as well.

We will be working on studying the moon and its relationship to the sun and Earth. The students will be working on learning the different phases of the moon as well.

This week in class

November 12
T Day - Spanish

Veterans Day Assembly - Wear red, white, and blue

Eureka Module 2 Lesson 28

November 13
I Day - Music/Band/Orchestra

Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

Eureka Module 2 Lesson 29

November 14
G Day - Art

End of Module 2 Assessment Day 1

November 15
E Day - S.T.E.M. & Library (only for my ELA kids)

Theme Thursday - Wear favorite color

End of Module 2 Assessment Day 2

November 16
R Day - No Special

I look forward to seeing parents at conferences! Students, enjoy your thanksgiving break!


Important Dates

Veterans Day Assembly - Wear red, white, and blue

Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

Deadline to purchase December Hot Lunches/Smoothies

Theme Thursday - Wear favorite color

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Band Boosters Hot Lunch - Pizza

Theme Thursday - Wear favorite hat


Downloads List

Chelsea Theme Thursdays [10/28/2018]
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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