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Amy Melby - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

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Education Foundation Casino Night 2018:
Please join us at Odyssey Country Club Friday March 2 6:30- midnight. The Odyssey is located at 19110 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park. Your ticket includes dinner, open bar, DJ, gaming tables, live and silent auctions, raffles and more. Tickets can be purchased via RevTrak @ through February 20th. I hope to see you there.

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.

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

Parents in PE.JR4H 2018
Parents are invited to attend the Jump Rope for Heart during our PE class on Wednesday, February 21 from 9:10-9:40.Collection envelopes are also due back by this date. Thank you for your support.

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

Please consider having your child participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club. The form will be sent home in their report card envelopes on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The completed reading log needs to be returned by February 1, 2018.

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.
*Our class will be attending its first presentation on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

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Please take the time to check out the Great Minds website and set up an account. This is an excellent resource that students and parents can access to support the math curriculum. Please follow the link below. In addition, students each have their own Zearn account. They were given their login information last week. You will also be given a copy of this information on Curriculum night. Our class code is DX9A2M.

Music/Band/Orchestra will be on E days for our class. Please make sure your student brings their instrument for their sectionals on that day. See the tiger schedule in my downloads section below.

LIBRARY-We will be going to the library on E-days

Quarter 2 Essential Questions
What is the value of adapting?
What role does adversity play in shaping life's journey?

*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?

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-Multiplicaiton 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 numerical expressions
End of Module Assessment


This week in class

Day-No School!
ELA-20 minutes of reading
Math-Module 4
Words Their Way-
Social Studies-

E Day
ELA-20 minutes of reading
Math-Module 4 Lesson 28-29
Words Their Way- Word study
Social Studies-

R Day
ELA- 20 minutes of reading
Math-Module 4, lesson 30
Words Their Way- Word Study
Social Studies-

G Day
ELA- 20 minutes of reading
Math-Module 4, Lesson 31
Formative on Topic G lessons 26-30
Words Their Way-Word Study
Social Studies-

T Day
ELA-20 minutes of reading
Math-Module 4 Lesson 32
Words Their Way-
Social Studies-
Have a great weekend:)


Important Dates

Foundation Hot Lunch

STEAM Night at Chelsea 5:30-7

Education Foundation Casino Night


Downloads List

Book Talk Assignment and Presentaion Schedule [1/26/2018]
Book Talk Rubric [1/26/2018]
Chelsea Math Night [10/14/2017]
Curriculum Night power point 2017 [9/7/2017]
District Calendar [8/23/2017]
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] login information [11/14/2017]
Our class schedule [9/6/2017]
Parents in PE-Jump Rope For Heart [2/7/2018]
STEAM Night at Chelsea 5:30-7 [2/7/2018]
STEAM night flyer [2/1/2018]
Tiger Schedule [8/23/2017]


Cool Links

Eureka Math-Great Minds


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