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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.

FSP is hosting an exciting event to all our 157c families: the upcoming FREE family night, Exploration Night - The Human Body. The event is being held at Chelsea next Thursday, January 25th, 5:30pm - 8pm.

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.

Colleen Jenkins

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.

We are excited to be using Typing Instructor which is a program that students can also use at home. Log in information is as follows:
Usernames for students are their entire first name and last name, no space and capital letters for the first letters of each. Password for all students is typing (all lower case).
Example: MickeyMouse
Password: typing

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 addition and subtraction of fractions.

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

DARE - T-shirt form due tomorrow
Math - Review for Mid-Module Assessment tomorrow

Math - Zearn Lesson 1-12

Math - Module 4, Lesson 13 Homework

Math - Module 4, Lesson 14 Homework
WTW - Quiz tomorrow, Activities due tomorrow

Friday Folder


Important Dates

Parents in PE 10:15-10:45

Dismissal at 2:30 and beginning of Winter Break

No School - Teachers Institute

Classes Resume

No School

Exploration Night 5:30-8


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

Elf Panic

Front Row

Fun Brain

Great Minds

Math Playground

Math Resources

PARCC Parent Checklist

Typing Instructor

Winter Sports


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