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

Welcome to my class website! Please check here for updates, classroom news, and important information. Feel free to email me with any questions.

MUEHLNICKEL'S MOTIVATION.....

5 DAILY REMINDERS FOR MY STUDENTS:
1) YOU ARE AMAZING!
2) YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!
3) A POSITIVE MINDSET IS A CHOICE!
4) YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE YOUR INDIVIDUALITY!
5) YOU CAN, AND WILL, SUCCEED!

2018 ILLINOIS SCIENCE ASSESSMENT
Chelsea School will administer the science assessment to all fifth graders. It will be an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

My homeroom will be taking this assessment Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 10:45 to 12:00. Please prepare your child the same way you did for PARCC. Getting plenty of rest and providing a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack will enhance your child's concentration. Students will also be allowed to bring gum or mints. Thank you in advance for your support.

COLONIAL MARKET: Students were given a project packet on Tuesday, 4/24/18. Parents and students must sign and return the project agreement slip to Mrs. Muehlnickel. Please see my IMPORTANT DATES, DOWNLOADS, and COOL LINKS sections for more information about this awesome 5th grade project!

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP: Please remember to make your Field Trip payment for Camp Manitoqua! Students were given field trip notices and payments may be made by sending a check to school with your child.

FIELD DAY: The fifth grade will have field day on Wednesday, May 30th from 11:00-12:35. Please contact me if you would like to help out with our Field Day activities!

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
*Invitation Reminder: We never want to have a child feel left out or have their feelings hurt by not receiving an invitation to a party.
This is why we highly discourage the passing out of invitations at school. The only exception is if you are inviting the whole class and the invitations are distributed by your child’s teacher. Invitations are never to be distributed by a student or parent.

PARENT MATH RESOURCES are now available on the Chelsea Webpage!

*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.

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

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.

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???
***Overarching Essential Question:
Throughout the unit students will consider……..
~How does society benefit with adaptations?
***Quarter 4 Novel Study:
Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop (ALL students MUST have a 3-ring binder for their novel study materials!)
***Writing: Argumentative (Students will be learning how to write and support a claim).
***Current Class Read-Aloud:
Supergifted by Gordon Korman

SOCIAL STUDIES
Early European Colonization/The Thirteen Colonies

TECHNOLOGY
My students 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 6
Topic A: Coordinate Systems
Topic B: Patterns in the coordinate Plane and Graphing Number Patterns
Mid-Module Assessment
Topic C: Drawing Figures in the coordinate Plane
Topic D: Problem Solving in the Coordinate Plane
End-of-Module Assessment
Topic E: Multi-step Word problems
Topic F: The Year in Review
 
 

This week in class

Monday
4/23, I-Day, (Music-please have your instruments) / Library Today

MATH: Module 6, Lesson 3 (Homework: entire homework set)

ELA:
*Words Their Way: Sort 22 (due Friday)
*Read Chapter 11-12 in "Counting on Grace".
*Child Labor-Narrative Poetry Project
(Students researched, discussed the topic, and completed a rough draft in class.) Final project with typed poem and symbol of labor due tomorrow!
*Keep up with assigned novel study pages in your binder.

*Reminder: Every student must have a 3-ring binder for our 4th Quarter novel unit! This will enable all students to keep their materials organized throughout our novel study.

SOCIAL STUDIES: The New England Colonies (No Homework)

Tuesday
*** Please review your child's agenda***
4/24, G-DAY (Art) / Hot Lunch

MATH: Module 6, Lesson 4 (Homework: entire homework set)

ELA:
*Child Labor-Narrative Poetry Project (Due Today!)
*Words Their Way: Sort 22 due Friday.
*Read Chapter 13-14 in "Counting on Grace".
*Poetry Analysis Sheet Due tomorrow.
*Keep up with assigned novel study pages in your binder.

SOCIAL STUDIES: The New England Colonies-(Homework: worksheet due Thursday)

Please ZEARN at home!

Wednesday
***Please review your child's agenda***
4/25, E-Day (No Special Today)

MATH: Module 6, Lesson 5 (Homework: #1 and #2)

ELA:
*Words Their Way: Sort 22 due Friday.
*Read Chapter 15 in "Counting on Grace"
*Keep up with assigned novel study pages in your binder.

SOCIAL STUDIES:The New England Colonies (Worksheet due tomorrow)

Please ZEARN at home!

Thursday
*** Please review your child's agenda***
4/26, R-DAY (Spanish)

MATH: Module 6, Lesson 6 (Homework: Entire Homework Set)

ELA:
*Words Their Way: Sort 22 due tomorrow. Sort 22 spelling quiz tomorrow.
*Read Chapters 16-17 in "Counting on Grace"

*Keep up with assigned novel study pages in your binder.

SOCIAL STUDIES: The Middle Colonies

Please ZEARN at home!

Friday
*** Please review your child's agenda***
4/27, T-Day, (STEM Today)

MATH: Module 6, Lesson 7 (Continued)

ELA:
*Sort 22 Packet due today!
*Sort 22 Spelling quiz today!
*Catch up on required reading in "Counting on Grace".

SOCIAL STUDIES: The Southern Colonies

Please ZEARN at home!
***Please remember to pay for the Camp Manitoqua Field Trip! Our class is going on May 2nd. It's going to be FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

 
 

Important Dates

4/24/2018
Band/Orchestra Hot Lunch

5/1/2018
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

5/2/2018
Field Trip to Camp Manitoqua

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

5/29/2018
Colonial Market Project Due Date

5/31/2018
Colonial Market

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]
Colonial Market Expectations [4/24/2018]
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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