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Teacher Cassidy Smith - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

The end of 2nd quarter is Thursday 1/17. Report cards will go home on Friday, 1/25.

We completed our Fastbridge testing last week on Wednesday and Thursday. Fastbridge reports will be sent home with your child's report card.

Erin's Law:
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 adding, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the school year. The curriculum is available in the school office for parents to preview. Erin's law curriculum will be presented to our students during the week of January 22, 2019.

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

Encore schedule:
*PE every day (please wear appropriate shoes)

T - Art and Library
G - Spanish
E - Music (band sectionals)
R - PE only


Curriculum Overview for the week of January 14:

ELA: We are wrapping up the 2nd quarter with some review of the skills and strategies we have been working on. We will be reading different texts to identify the text structure that has been used, and compare that to the text structure of other texts. We will also review theme, character traits, and response to challenges.

We will be using NEWSELA to access current articles and texts in ELA. Our class code is: EEGQPK

MATH: We are starting Module 4, multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals. We will do lessons 4 - 8.

Students have a ZEARN account with a username and password. We use this in class, but students are encouraged to get on at home and practice as well. Our class code is CB2Z9Z

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will be presenting their explorer power point presentations that they have been working on with a partner.

WRITING: We will begin writing in response to reading, which includes a short focused research simulation. We will learn how to plan and prepare as well as organize our thoughts for writing a short focused essay.


Our class uses Scholastic Book Club and we do a class order once a month. Every order helps to get free books for our classroom! You can order online through this link or you can send the money and order form to school with your child.


This week in class

E Day
Math - Module 4 Lesson 4. Pages 18-20. Numbers 1.C, 2 all, 4, 5. Work on Zearn at home.
ELA - Newsela article (online). "Pizza Hut's Little Free Libraries" - Read the article, answer the quiz questions, and complete the writing assignment.
SS - Chapter 3 lesson 5 worksheet

R Day
Math - Module 4 Lesson 5. Pages 24-25. Numbers 1-3 ALL. Work on Zearn at home. *Please bring 2-3 dry erase markers to school.
Read 20 minutes

Math - Module 4 Topic A/B formative today. Module 4 Lesson 6. Pages 29-30. Numbers 1.B,C, 2. 4. 5.A,B. Work on Zearn at home.
ELA - DARE today.
Read 20 minutes

I Day
Math - Module 4 Lesson 7. Pages 33-34. Numbers 1.A,B,G,H,K,L 2.A,C,D. Work on Zearn at home.
ELA - Study for WTW assessment.
Read 20 minutes
**Theme Thursday - Neon Day!

G Day
Math - Module 4 Lesson 8.
ELA - WTW assessment
No homework. Have a great weekend! No school on Monday 1/ 21.


Important Dates

School Resumes

Winter Fastbridge Benchmarking begins

Second Quarter Ends

No School - MLK Holiday

Report cards sent home

No school - President's Day Holiday


Downloads List

5th grade 2018 open house pp.pptx [9/6/2018]
Earn Bulls Tickets [12/21/2018]
Eureka Math - Module 1 Parent Tips [8/28/2018]
Eureka Math - Module 2 Parent Tips [10/2/2018]
Eureka Math - Module 3 Parent Tip Sheet [11/25/2018]
Eureka Math - Module 4 Parent Tips [12/21/2018]


Cool Links

Eureka Math - Module 1 Parent Tips




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