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Mrs Amanda Torres - Special Education  (Send e-mail)

Welcome back, Tigers!

I hope youíre as excited as I am for the 2017-2018 school year.

My name is Mrs. Amanda Torres and Iím a fifth-grade special educator. This is my eighth year teaching, but my first year at Chelsea Intermediate School. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Education: Dual Certification in Special Education and Elementary Education.

Not only am I an experienced teacher, Iím also a wife and mother of two future Tigers, Hunter and Jaxson.

Iím looking forward to working with students, parents, and staff to have a fun-filled year achieving our academic goals.

Visit my page to access websites centered around reading, writing, and mathematics and identify learning targets for the week.

If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to contact me via phone or e-mail.

E-mail: atorres@fsd157c.org
Phone: 815-806-4162

Letís have a great year!

Mrs. Torres

Resource Learning Targets:

Resource Writing: Students will complete graphic organizers to help the create a paragraph containing a topic sentence, three details with explanations and a closing sentence.

Resource Math: Students will solve problems from the Eureka problem sets while practicing computation and grade level word problems.

Resource Reading: Students will read aloud fiction and non-fiction passages stopping to answer inferential and literal comprehension questions. Students will also practice summarizing texts in verbal and written formats.

**Reminders**

9/11/17: In honor of 9/11 on Monday please have your students wear Red, White and Blue.
 
 

Important Dates

8/21/2017
Teacher Institute-No School

8/22/2017
Teacher Work Session-No School

9/1/2017
Teacher Institute-No School

9/4/2017
Labor Day- No School

10/6/2017
School Improvement-Early Dismissal

10/9/2017
Columbus Day-No School

11/20/2017
Parent-Teacher Conferences: No School

11/22/2017
Parent-Teacher Conferences: No School

11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

11/24/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

12/22/2017
Early Release

12/25/2017
Winter Break Begins

1/8/2018
Teacher Institute- No School

1/15/2018
M.L.King Holiday-No School

2/16/2018
Teacher Institute-No School

2/19/2018
President's Day- No school

3/26/2018
Sping Break Begins

4/2/2018
School Resumes from Spring Break


 
 

Cool Links

Cave Run (Math Fact Fluency)
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Cool Math
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Eureka Math
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Interactive Writing Games
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Khan Academy
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Math Playground
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Newsela (Reading Fluency)
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Zearn Math
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