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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.

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 presenting, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year. Our presentations will occur in November and January.

HALLOWEEN: At Chelsea School, we want to keep Halloween a safe and happy celebration. Here are a few guidelines for celebrating Halloween at Chelsea:
• Students are not to wear their costumes to Chelsea. They will have an opportunity to change into their costumes.
• Do not bring to school paraphernalia associated with the costume.
• We want to see student’s faces at all times. Do not wear masks or face paint to school or on the bus.
• Items that simulate weapons will not allowed at school or on the bus.
• Costumes that are violent in nature or inappropriate for the school setting will not be allowed at Chelsea.
• Any inappropriate paraphernalia will be sent to the office.

Thank you for helping us keep Halloween safe at Chelsea.

PARENT MATH RESOURCES now available on the Chelsea Webpage!
We have created a Parent Math Resources tab on the Chelsea Webpage. You can also access these resources under my Cool Links.

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?

*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?

I am very excited that we will be using Eureka math this year! Students will receive nightly math homework and take a formative at the end of each topic along with mid-module and end-of-module assessments. Two great websites are Zearn and Great Minds which are both listed under my Cool Links. Also, there is a Parent Tip Sheet listed under my Cool Links.
Currently, we are looking closely at multi-digit whole numbers and decimal fraction operations.

ELA: We will be reading the text "Peak" by Roland Smith along with a variety of other text to explore the essential question:

What influences our ability to adapt?

WRITING: Explorer Research

SCIENCE: Solar System


This week in class

Math - End of Module Assessment on Wednesday,
Review packet due Wednesday

Math - End of Module Assessment on Wednesday,
Review packet due Wednesday

Parent Visitation Day 9:30-11
ELA - Prefix test Friday, Activities due Friday

Math - Module 3, Lesson 1 homework
ELA - Prefix test Friday, Activities due Friday

Friday Folder


Important Dates

Halloween Party 2:30-3:15

JJC Planetarium Field Trip

Erin's Law Presentation

Parents in PE 9:40-10:10

Parent Visitation 9:30-11

No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

No School

No School - Thanksgiving

No School


Downloads List

1_Welcome Parents_Guinness_November17 (3).pdf [10/27/2017]
2017_Math_Night_Poster.pdf [10/6/2017]
Chelsea Curriculum Night 2017 (1).docx [8/30/2017]
Curriculum Night Power Point 2017.pptx [9/7/2017]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [9/7/2017]
Eureka Module 3 tip sheet [11/16/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_2_parent_tip_sheet.pdf [9/20/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_3_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_24_03_PM.pdf [11/16/2017]
Office Login Help.docx [9/11/2017]
One Note Reference Packet .pdf [9/11/2017]
Red Ribbon Week Flyer 2017 Chelsea.doc [10/19/2017]


Cool Links

Colonial Williamsburg

Front Row

Fun Brain

Great Minds

Math Playground

Math Resources

PARCC Parent Checklist


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