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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.

S.T.E.M.
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


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?

Curriculum Overview:
E.L.A.
*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 9:
Classifying polygons
*I can classify two dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.
*I can classify two dimensional figures in a hierarchy according to their attributes.


WRITING: Memoirs and Colonial Market

SOCIAL STUDIES: Colonies



 
 

This week in class

Monday
June 5
Wear baseball/softball shirts

Tuesday
June 6
Last day of school!
12:05 Dismissal

 
 

Important Dates

5/25/2017
Colonial Market Remaining Products due

5/26/2017
Early Dismissal

5/29/2017
No School - Memorial Day

5/30/2017
Diorama due

5/31/2017
Colonial Market

6/1/2017
Tug of War

6/2/2017
Field Day

6/6/2017
Last Day of School - 12:05 Dismissal

 
 

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]

 
 

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