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Amy Melby - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

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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).
Gum or mints will be allowed during the testing sessions. Students will not be allowed to share what they bring with others.
My class will be taking the test on Tuesday , April 24.

Birthdays are celebrated in numerous ways often with gifts, cards, and possibly a party. Please keep the following in mind when considering how to distribute birthday invites.

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. 
If you have any questions, please contact your building administrator.

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 6
Topic A: Coordinate Systems
Topic B: Patterns in the coordinate Plane and Graphing Number Patters from Rules
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 Years in Review


This week in class

I Day
ELA-20 minutes of reading
*Homework-Read chapters 7 and 8;Journal entry
Math-Module 6, lesson 4
*Homework- Battleship game and questions
Words Their Way-Word Study bi-
Social Studies-

G Day
ELA-20 minutes of reading
*Homework-Read chapters 9 and 10; OneNote
Math-No new lesson due to ISA testing
Words Their Way- Word Study
Social Studies-

E Day
ELA- 20 minutes of reading
Math-Module 6 lesson 5
Words Their Way- Word Study
Social Studies-

R Day
ELA- 20 minutes of reading
Math-Module 6, lesson 6
Words Their Way-Word Study
Social Studies-

T Day
ELA-20 minutes of reading
Math-Module 6, lesson 7
Words Their Way-
Social Studies-
Have a great weekend:)


Important Dates

Isle a la Cache

Camp Manitoqua-Outdoor Education


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]
LWSRA Wheelchair fundraiser [3/4/2018]
LWSRA Wheelchair Popsicle sale [3/4/2018] 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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