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Mrs. Shannon Muehlnickel - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to my class website! I am so happy you stopped by! This is going to be an extraordinary year full of fun and new experiences!! Please check here for updates, classroom news, and important information. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

D.A.R.E.
In fifth grade, the students participate in a nine lesson program that teaches them how to resist pressures that may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Upon completion of the program, students will have a special D.A.R.E. graduation. Parents will be invited to attend. You will receive notification of the date for the ceremony. Officer Riff and Officer Sroka are our instructors from the Frankfort Police Station.

Chelsea School STEAM night
Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 28 from 5:30-7. Chelsea school is hosting a night of teacher led activities for children of all ages. I hope you can attend this fun family event.

FSP 2018 "AROUND THE WORLD"
Save the date: March 15, 2018, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Hickory Creek Middle School. This annual free event is an evening for our 157-c families to highlight their ethnic backgrounds. It offers our students families and community the opportunity to learn about the different cultures, traditions, religions, geography, political systems and much more. Ethnic food trucks will also be there so you can try some new cuisine by individual purchase.
For questions or to volunteer please contact FSP Chairperson Kris McGuire at kkmacfsp@yahoo.com.

*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
*A link for Typing Instructor can be found under my Cool Links.

ERIN'S LAW:
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.

MUSIC
Our class will have music on "I" days. Band and orchestra students must have their instruments at school on those days.

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.

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?

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 and a weekly reading log. Can you exceed the expectation???

***Quarter 3 Essential Questions
How do you adapt?
What is the value of adapting?
What role does adversity play in shaping life's journey?

***Quarter 3 Novel Study:
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

***Writing: Argumentative (Students will be learning how to write and support a claim).

***Current Class Read-Aloud:
The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff

TECHNOLOGY
My students now have a personal Lenovo laptop to use in school! They have received training and instruction on how to use this amazing piece of technology. Students will have many opportunities to learn and create with their new laptops!!

STUDENT AGENDA/ASSIGNMENT NOTEBOOK - Students will be expected and encouraged to fill out their agendas each day.

“GOOD MATHEMATICS IS NOT ABOUT HOW MANY ANSWERS YOU KNOW...IT’S HOW YOU BEHAVE WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW”.
~ Author Unknown

EUREKA MATH: Module 4
Topic A- Line Plots of Fraction Measurements
Topic B- Fractions as division
Topic C- Multiplication of a whole number by a fraction
Topic D- Fraction Expressions and Word Problems
Mid-Module Assessment
Topic E-Multiplication of a fraction by a fraction
Topic F- Multiplication with fractions and decimals as scaling and word problems
Topic G-Division of fractions and decimal fractions
Topic H- Interpretation of numerica
 
 

This week in class

Monday
*Math homework will typically be assigned Monday-Thursday.

Every student must have their 3-ring binder for our 3rd Quarter novel unit! This will enable all students to keep their materials organized throughout our novel study.

Please ZEARN at home!

Signed reading logs are due each Monday. Students must log a minimum of 80 minutes and fill out their log appropriately. Reading across several genres of literature is an expectation for 5th grade. Get reading everyone!!!

***Please check your child's agenda/assignment notebook.

Tuesday
*** Please review your child's agenda***
2/20, E-DAY (No Special Today) / Hot Lunch

MATH: Module 4, Lesson 28 (ALL Problems: #1,2,3)

ELA: Keep up with Novel Study (reading and assignments)
*Homework-Read chapters 21-22 in Walk Two Moons.
*Continue working on book trailer project (Due Friday).

Please ZEARN at home!



Wednesday
*** Please review your child's agenda***
2/21, R-DAY (Spanish Today) * Parents in PE - 10:15-10:45

MATH: Module 4, Lesson 29 (#1(left side only),#2(a,c,e,g,i,k),#3-challenge problem, # 4).

ELA: *Keep up with Novel Study (reading and assignments).
*Homework-Read chapters 23-24 in Walk Two Moons.
*Continue working on book trailer project (due Friday).

Words Their Way: Complete Sort 15 and Study for Sort 15 spelling quiz (due Friday).

Please ZEARN at home!


Thursday
*** Please review your child's agenda***
2/23, T-DAY (STEM)

MATH: Module 4, Lesson 30 (#1,2,3-challenge problem, # 4).

ELA:
*Keep up with Novel Study (reading and assignments).
*Homework-Read Chapters 25-26 in Walk Two Moons.

Please ZEARN at home!

Friday
*** Please review your child's agenda***
2/23, I-DAY (Music-bring your instruments!) (Library Today)

MATH: Module 4, Lesson 31

ELA:
***Sort 15 Due Today
***Sort 15 Spelling Quiz Today
***Novel Trailer Due Today!
*Keep up with Novel Study (reading and assignments).
*Walk Two Moons: Catch up on required reading/reread for understanding.

Please ZEARN at home!

 
 

Important Dates

2/20/2018
FSP Hot Lunch

2/21/2018
Parents in PE - 10:15 to 10:45

2/26/2018
FSP Book Fair

2/27/2018
Band/Orchestra Hot Lunch

2/28/2018
FSP Family Night/Book Fair

2/28/2018
STEAM Night at Chelsea! 5:30-7:00 PM

3/2/2018
Popsicle Day

3/6/2018
Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch

3/13/2018
Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch

3/16/2018
Popsicle Day

3/20/2018
FSP Hot Lunch

3/26/2018
Spring Break Week

4/2/2018
No School-Spring Break

4/3/2018
Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch

4/6/2018
FSP Smoothie Day

4/10/2018
FSP Hot Lunch

4/17/2018
Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch

4/24/2018
Band/Orchestra Hot Lunch

5/1/2018
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

5/4/2018
Smoothie Day

5/8/2018
Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch

5/15/2018
FSP Hot Lunch

5/22/2018
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

5/28/2018
Memorial Day Holiday-No School

6/2/2018
Last Day of School

 
 

Downloads List

2017 open house pp new.pptx [9/8/2017]
ChelseaCurriculumNight2017_8_30_2017_12_59_43_PM.docx [8/30/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_1_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_24_14_PM.pdf [8/30/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_2_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_25_05_PM.pdf [8/30/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_3_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_25_34_PM.pdf [8/30/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_4_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_26_03_PM.pdf [8/30/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_5_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_26_28_PM.pdf [8/30/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_6_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_27_43_PM.pdf [8/30/2017]
TIGERCalendar2017-2018_8_23_2017_4_50_18_PM.pdf [8/30/2017]

 
 

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