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Colleen Jenkins - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Fifth Grade! I am very excited to be your child's teacher, and I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

On my teacher page, you will find classroom as well as school news. I will also include important calendar dates and information about special activities.

We will be taking the PARCC test on the following dates: April 5, 7, 11, 12, 19, 21, 24. Please make sure that your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a good breakfast. We will also take the Illinois Science Assessment on April 26. All students will need headphones for both tests.

What is it? It is an acronym that refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Learning is collaborative and project-based. Our students will be given the opportunity to attend this class on a weekly basis with Mrs. Jozaitis as their instructor. The following fifth grade projects are planned for this school year:

Quarter 1: Mousetrap
Quarter 2: Sky Eagle
Quarter 3: Solar cars
Quarter 4: Water Rockets

Is reading part of your family's daily routine?

Reading is the most important skill because it is the basis for learning throughout the school day.

Reading takes practice.

Make reading a part of your family's daily routine.

*Read every night with your child or along side your child.

*Ask your child to occasionally read aloud and listen to how they're able to read with fluency-expression, accuracy, rate, phrasing, and punctuation.

*We will be working on reading more fluently in the classroom with weekly goals. What will be your child's goal this week?

Curriculum Overview:
*Our fifth grade homework expectation of students is to read a minimum of 80 minutes per week. The students are working on weekly reading goals. Can you exceed the expectation?

ELA: Throughout the fourth quarter we will be reading various text with the theme of Children's Rights. Students will read the novel "Counting On Grace" along with a variety of other literature and informational texts. We will discuss these texts with these Essential Questions:
*What rights should children have?
*What role do cultural and economic factors play in the rights of all workers?
*Why has child labor been a sustained practice throughout history?

MATH TOPIC 7: Multiply/Divide Decimals and Conversions in the Metric System
*I can explain patterns when multiplying a number by powers of 10.
*I can explain patterns when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10.
*I can convert measurements in metric system.
*I can multiply and divide decimals to hundredths.
*I can use concrete models or drawings to explain the method used.

WRITING: Memoirs



This week in class

April 17
No School

April 18
Sports Day tomorrow
ELA: Reading log due Monday, Posers due tomorrow
WTW: Activities due and Test on Friday
Math: Continue to practice facts, Worksheet, quiz on Thursday

April 19
PARCC testing
Sports Day
ELA: Reading log due Monday
WTW: Activities due and Test on Friday
Math: Continue to practice facts, Quiz on Thursday

April 20
ELA: Reading log due Monday
WTW: Activities due and Test on Friday
Math: Continue to practice facts

April 21
PARCC testing
Field Day T-Shirt and Pizza - order on RevTrac - due May 3rd
ELA: Reading log due Monday
Friday Folder


Important Dates

PARCC testing

PARCC testing

PARCC testing

PARCC testing

No School

No School

PARCC testing

PARCC testing

PARCC testing

Illinois Science Assessment


Downloads List

3_Welcome Parents_JRFH_February_2017.pdf [2/7/2017]
5 Essentials Directions.pdf [11/21/2016]
5 Essentials FAQ.pdf [11/21/2016]
ATW2017save-pdf.pdf [2/27/2017]
Reading Log [11/10/2016]
StateoftheDistrictFlyer_1_25_2017_8_15_42_AM.pdf [1/27/2017]


Cool Links

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Front Row

Fun Brain

Math Playground

Math textbook

PARCC Parent Checklist

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