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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.


Popsicles will be for sale for $1.00 during student lunch times. Money raised will help ship boxes to active military members during the holidays. Popsicle sales will be on 9/8, 10/13 and 10/27.

Dear Parents/Guardians,
This week students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by FastBridge Learning. FastBridge is District 157-Cís new screening instrument that will take the place of AIMSweb. Similarly to AIMSweb, this assessment will be provided in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals and which students may require intervention. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. The district will be providing training to all teachers on score interpretation. More information will be forthcoming to parents. I look forward to working with your child this school year.


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.


READING AT HOME
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?

MATH
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 adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing decimals along with place value.

ELA: We will be reading the text "Ungifted" by Gordon Korman along with a variety of other text to explore the essential question:
*What does it mean to adapt?

WRITING: Personal Narrative

SCIENCE: Matter






 
 

This week in class

Monday
Math - Module 1, Lesson 13 Homework p. 64-66, End of Module Assessment on Friday
ELA - Illustrations for pre-
Science - Project due Monday
Hot Lunch tomorrow


Tuesday
Math - Module 1, Lesson 14 Homework
End of Module Assessment on Friday
Science - Project due Monday

Wednesday
Math - Module 1, Lesson 15 Homework
End of Module Assessment on Friday
Science - Project due Monday
ELA - Heart Map

Thursday
Math - Review for End of Module Assessment
Science - Project due Monday

Friday
Friday Folder
Science - Project due Monday

 
 

Important Dates

8/23/2017
First Day of 5th grade!

8/24/2017
Encore Classes Begin

9/1/2017
Institute Day - No School

9/4/2017
Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

9/5/2017
Picture Day

9/6/2017
Curriculum Night

9/8/2017
Popsicle Sale during lunch

10/5/2017
Robert Crown Presentations

10/13/2017
Popsicle Sale during lunch

10/27/2017
Popsicle Sale during lunch

 
 

Downloads List

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_math_grade_5_module_2_parent_tip_sheet.pdf [9/20/2017]
Office Login Help.docx [9/11/2017]
One Note Reference Packet .pdf [9/11/2017]

 
 

Cool Links

Colonial Williamsburg
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Front Row
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Fun Brain
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Great Minds
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Math Playground
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Math Resources
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PARCC Parent Checklist
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Zearn
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