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Amy Melby - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to my teacher page. Please check back often for important information. I look forward to an amazing school year!

***DUE TO THE EARLY RELEASE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21ST, OUR CLASS WILL BE HAVING RECESS FROM 12:25-12:45 AND LUNCH FROM 12:45-1:05.*** Our Winter Party is from 1:30-2:15 that day.

THEME THURSDAY AT CHELSEA
12-6 Fitness day- Wear your favorite active gear
12-13 Chicago Bears day- Wear your favorite Chicago Bears gear or Bears colors
12-20 Holiday Sweater day- Wear you favorite holiday sweater or t-shirt
1-10 Pajama day- Wear your favorite pajamas to school
1-17 Neon day- Wear your brightest colors to school
1-24 Inside out day- Wear your regular school clothes inside out
1-31 Class color day- 3rd grade red, 4th grade blue, 5th grade green

Don't forget every Friday is Chelsea Spirit day and wear you Chelsea colors!

SAVE THE DATE
Education Foundation 2019 Casino Night Fundraising Event
Friday, March 8th
6:30 PM to Midnight
The Odyssey 19110 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park

SAVE THE DATE-THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019
The annual "Around the World" event at Hickory Creek Middle School will be held on Thursday, March 14th. We are looking forward for families to share your ethnic background with us! We want to teach our students and community about our cultural family traditions while we celebrate differences and similarities. More information to come at a later date. This is an FSP sponsored event.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS
Each month students will receive a Scholastic Book Club flyer. If you are interested in ordering books, please use our class code to access our class online. Our class code is Q8JND. I love the look on students' faces in the morning when they come to school and see their brand new books on their desks!! If you have any questions or difficulties, please don't hesitate to contact me.

BAND AND ORCHESTRA SECTIONALS
Students who are involved in band or orchestra will be having their sectionals on G days. Please make sure they bring their instruments. Morning sessions will begin after Labor Day.

NO PEANUT PRODUCTS FOR SNACK
Due to several students on our team with peanut/nut allergies, we are insisting that students not bring any snack that has peanut products. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.

TECHNOLOGY- 5th Graders are now 1:1 using Lenovo Laptops. Students have received their Microsoft 365 accounts and can login on office.com from home or on anything with internet connection. We will be using technology all throughout our curriculum.

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. Even as adults, we know the emotional hurt from being excluded. 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. Thank you for your cooperation.

MATH- Eureka Module 3- Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Topic A- Equivalent Fractions; Lessons 1 and 2
Topic B- Making Like Units Pictorially; Lessons 3-7
Mid-Module Assessment
Topic C- Making Like Units Numerically; Lessons 8-12
Topic D- Further Applications; Lessons 13-16
End of Module Assessment

Math Homework Help: Duane Habecker on YouTube is a great resource. Search for Fifth Grade Module # and Lesson #. He will review/model a few homework problems.

ELA: The essential question this quarter is "What influences our ability to adapt?" We begin Quarter 2 with our exciting novel "Peak." Students will explore literature and Informational text centered around overcoming challenges, understanding the adaptations needed for survival and exploring how characters impact each other and change throughout the text.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
T Day
ELA-20 minutes of self-selected reading
Homework- Finish reading Peak; Stop and jot for the last two chapters. Blog for pages 197-246-Use your post-it notes for your blog.
Math- Module 3 lesson 15
Homework- Homework set #1-5
WTW- Group T- assessment; Group I and G practice sorts
Science-


Tuesday
I Day
Art
ELA-20 minutes of self-selected reading
Homework-
Math- Module 3, lesson 16; Topic D Formative
Homework-
WTW- Group I- Assessment today; Group T- Introduce new sort; Group G- Practice sort
Science-


Wednesday
G Day
STEM
Band and Orchestra Sectionals
ELA-20 minutes of self-selected reading
Homework-
Math-Module 3 End of Module day 1
Homework-
WTW- Group G- Assessment; Group I- Introduce new sort; Group T- Practice sort
Science-


Thursday
E Day
Spanish
ELA-20 minutes of self-selected reading
Homework-
Math- Module 3 End of Module day 2
Homework-
WTW-Group G-Introduce new sort; Group T and I- Practice sorts;
Science-




Friday
Spanish
ELA- 20 minutes of self-selected reading
Math-
Homework- Catch up on Zearn; Complete Module 3
WTW- All groups- practice sorts
Word Inquiry
Science-
Have a wonderful winter break:)



 
 

Important Dates

12/21/2018
Early Release/ Winter party

1/7/2019
No School- Teacher Institute

1/8/2019
School Resumes

1/21/2019
No School- MLK Holiday

2/15/2019
No School-Teacher's Institute

2/18/2019
No School- President's Day

 
 

Downloads List

Curriculum Night 2018 [8/27/2018]
Education Foundation Flyer [11/7/2018]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip [8/23/2017]
Eureka Module 2 Parent Tip [8/23/2017]
Eureka Module 3 Parent Tip [8/23/2017]
Eureka Module 4 Parent Tip [8/23/2017]
Eureka Module 5 Parent Tip [8/23/2017]
Eureka Module 6 Parent Tip [8/23/2017]
FSP Dine and Donate [9/13/2018]
Great Minds and Zearn info [8/29/2018]
Module 1 end of module review [9/23/2018]
Module 1 Mid Module review [9/23/2018]
Module 2 mid-module review [10/19/2018]
Office.com login information [8/29/2018]
Red Ribbon Week 2018 [10/19/2018]
Space Project Assignment [11/8/2018]
Space Project Rubric [11/8/2018]
Theme Thursdays [10/16/2018]

 
 

Cool Links

Eureka Math-Great Minds
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Eureka Resource
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Zearn
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