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Amanda Draeger - Special Education  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

My name is Ms. Draeger and I am a 4th Grade Special Education teacher at Chelsea Intermediate School. This is my fourth year teaching in the Frankfort School District and I am beyond excited to be working here with your student! Please feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank You!
Amanda Draeger

Phone: (815) 806-4576

Testing begins the week we get back from break. If your child has accommodations for PARCC testing, he/she will participate in an accommodations group. If your child has extended time, the times below may be longer.

4A PARCC Schedule:

Wednesday, April 4th-9:15-10:45 (Math 1)

Thursday, April 5th-12:00-1:45 (Math 2)

Friday, April 6th-9:15-10:45 (Math 3)

Monday, April 9th-12:00-1:45 (Math 4)

Tuesday, April 10th-12:00-1:45 (ELA 1)

Thursday, April 12th-12:00-1:45 (ELA 2)

Monday, April 16th-12:00-1:45 (ELA 3)

Students are allowed to chew gum or hard mints during testing if these items are brought from home. Please make sure your child has working headphones and pencils for testing. Additionally, please ensure your child is well rested and has a balanced breakfast the day of testing.

Invitation Reminder:
We never want to have a child feel left out or have their feelings hurt by not receiving an invitation to a party. Even as adults, we know the emotional hurt from being excluded. This is why we highly discourage the passing out of invitations at school. The only exception is if you are inviting the whole class and the invitations are distributed by your child’s teacher. Invitations are never to be distributed by a student or parent. Thank you for your cooperation.

Week of 4/16 CCSS:

ELA: Our fourth unit is "What Is A Hero?" We will be reading the book titled "Heroes in Training: Poseidon and the Sea of Fury." Students will be working on the following skills: characterization, comparing and contrasting point of view and theme, context clues, inferencing, integrating information from two texts, main idea/details, setting, and text structure.

Essential Questions:

-How does perspective shape a society?
-How is my understanding of texts created?
-Why should I compare different texts?

Writer's Workshop: This quarter we will be focusing on narrative writing.

Math: This week in class students will be working towards achieving the following objectives:

-Use visuals to add and subtract two fractions with the same units. (Lesson 16)

-Use visual models to add and subtract fractions with the same units, including subtracting from one whole. (Lesson 17)

-Add and subtract more than two fractions. (Lesson 18)

-Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions. (Lesson 19)

-Use visual models to add two fractions with related units using the denominators 2,3,4,5,6,8, 10, and 12. (Lesson 20)

This week in class

4/15/18-I Day

Math Homework:
Module 5 Lesson 16 Page 87
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ELA Homework:
20 minutes of independent reading
Library books due tomorrow

4/17/18-G Day

Math Homework:
Module 5 Lesson 17 Page 93 Numbers 1a, 1b, 2a, 2c, 2e
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ELA Homework:
Login to Newsela, read the article "Saying No to Meat and Dairy," and complete the quiz and written response

4/19/18-E Day

Math Homework:
Module 5 Lesson 18 Pages 99-100 Numbers 1b, 1d, 1e, 1h, 1i, 2
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ELA Homework:
Read Cyclops myth and answer the comprehension questions

4/19/18-R Day

Math Homework:
Module 5 Lesson 19 Pages 103-104 Numbers 1,3,4
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ELA Homework:
Complete the character traits graphic organizer for Perseus from the Perseus and Medusa myth

4/20/18-T Day

Math Homework:
Login to Zearn-up to Lesson 21 by 4/23/18

ELA Homework:
20 minutes of independent reading


Important Dates

Memorial Day-No School

School Improvement Day-Early Dismissal/Potential Last Day of School


Downloads List

Eureka Module 1 Parent Tips [9/10/2017]
Eureka Module 2 Parent Tips [9/18/2017]
Eureka Module 3 Parent Tips [9/10/2017]
Eureka Module 4 Parent Tips [9/18/2017]
Eureka Module 5 Parent Tips [9/10/2017]
Eureka Module 6 Parent Tips [9/10/2017]
Eureka Module 7 Parent Tips [9/10/2017]
February Parents in P.E. [2/7/2018]
I Can Bike Flyer [1/9/2018]
Music Spirit Week 2018 [3/12/2018]
Rise and Shine Flyer [3/7/2018]
STEAM Night Flyer [2/7/2018]
Strike It Up Bowling Flyer [1/18/2018]


Cool Links

4th Grade Natural Disaster Padlet

Breakout Elf Panic Puzzle

Breakout Finding Frosty Puzzle

Breakout Winter Sports Puzzle

Flipgrid-Ms. Draeger's Classroom

Great Minds (Eureka Math)


Lexia-Student Login

Link to Common Core State Standards



Read Naturally Live

Read Works

Typing Instructor

Writing Activity Link

Xtra Math Website


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