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Teacher Trisha Vega - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

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Dear Parents/Guardians,
This week students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by FastBridge Learning. FastBridge is District 157-Cís new screening instrument that will take the place of AIMSweb. Similarly to AIMSweb, this assessment will be provided in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals and which students may require intervention. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. The district will be providing training to all teachers on score interpretation. More information will be forthcoming to parents. I look forward to working with your child this school year.

Mrs. Vega

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Remember, reflect and honor. On Monday, In honor of 9/11 please wear Red, White and Blue.

Health educators from Robert Crown Center will present a program for the girls entitled "Linda" and one for the boys "Michael" on October 5, 2017. Please complete the form and return it by September 29th. If you have any questions then please contact our school nurse Debbie Busch or the Robert Crown Center.

We have a new math curriculum this year using the Eureka Modules. Students will also be using ZEARN daily in math.

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?

*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?

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

Muisc/Band/Orchestra will be on G-Days for our classroom. Please be sure your child has their instrument for their sectional on these days. See TIGER calendar link below or under downloads.

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

Quarter 1
Math-Place Value & Decimal Fractions

Reading-What does it mean to adapt? How does where you live affect how you live? How do people around you influence the way you adapt?
Our first novel, Ungifted, by Gordon Korman

Science-States of Matter & Properties of Matter

Social Studies-Chapter 2 The Earliest Americans

Writing-Narrative writing

Important Dates:

School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal October 9, 2017
Columbus Day Holiday - No School November 20-21, 2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School November 22, 2017
Non-Attendance Day November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School November 24, 2017 Non-Attendance Day
December 22, 2017 Early Release - One Hour
December 25, 2017 thru January 5, 2018 Winter Break - No School
January 8, 2018 Teacher Institute - No School
January 15, 2018 M.L. King Holiday - No School
February 16, 2018 Teacher Institute - No School
February 19, 2018 President's Holiday - No School
March 26 through April 2, 2018 Spring Break - No School
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day Holiday - No School
June 1, 2018 School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal
Last Day of School if the 5 Emergency Days are Not Used
June 8, 2018 School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal
Last Day of School if the 5 Emergency Days are Used
*At the end of the school term in June, the calendar will be reduced one day for each emergency day not used - up to a total of five days.

This week in class

Week of September 18:

E DAY- STEM, Library
Office 365 login info. sent home
Math: Mod1 Lesson 13

ELA: New Reading Log went home today! 80 minutes due Monday. Finish chapter summary.

R Day: Hot Lunch
Math: Mod1 Lesson 14

Students should have brought in their headphones as they are needed.

T DAY- Spanish
Math: Mod 1 Lesson 15- 1b, 2bd,3
ELA: log, wtw words finish 5-8 sentences


Math: Mod 1 Lesson 16/review


Math: End of Module 1 Assessment planned for today

Friday Folders


Downloads List

Curriculum Night Presentation [9/8/2017]
Daily TIGER Schedule [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 1 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 2 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 3 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 4 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 5 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Eureka Math module 6 parent tips [8/23/2017]
Office 365 Help [9/12/2017]
One Note Help [9/12/2017]
State of The District Flyer [1/24/2017]
Welcome & Intro to 5th Letter [8/25/2017]


Cool Links

A Google A Day- There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer.

Blockly Coding Games


Eureka Math

PARCC Parent Checklist

Typing Club- Excellent website for typing practice

Typing Games- Ed Tech Links

Typing Games- More fun typing practice.

Zearn Math

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