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Special Education Teacher Cheryl Harris - Special Education  (Send e-mail)

This year I am teaching fifth grade. I am in room 228S (above the art room on the second floor).
I will primarily be working with team 5C. I'm looking forward to a great school year!!!
If you have any questions, I can be reached most mornings from 8:20-9:00
at 815-469-2309 ext. 4559 or send me an e-mail, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please check both my page and your child's homeroom page for important homeroom information. I will be updating this page weekly on curriculum and tests/projects going on in my class.

WEEK OF: January 22-26

In ELA this week we will focus on our essential question, "What influences our ability to adapt?".

We will be reading articles in class while addressing skills and our essential question. We will also be comparing and contrasting articles. We are working on the strategy during read aloud of having students respond to text. We are reading aloud the book, "The Thing about Georgie".

We will continue to practice fluency in ELA. Passages for the week will be sent home to practice daily. Students will graph their progress from a cold read to a hot read each week. They will also practice fluency strategies and comprehension strategies. We have been focusing on TIPS for fluency. Tip of the week: Intonation. Raise your voice up or down, become louder or softer depending on the feeling of what the author is expressing.

In our multi-sensory reading/sounds group we will focus on ar, ir, er, ur, or (r controlled) sounds in words. Practice sheets will be sent home daily.

We will continue to do word study weekly practicing prefixes and suffixes in multi-syllabic words.

There will be a red word test this week on the 5 words learned in class. We will also have a green word test (that match the spelling pattern we are learning) on Friday.

In math we will be working on adding and subtraction fractions. Keep practicing multiplication and division facts. We will be working on division with 7's.

In writing this week we will continue informational writing. We are completing our informational text on the explorers we researched. This week we will conference with a teacher on each paragraph written as well as practicing COPS independently.

Journal writing and editing practice applying COPS occurs throughout the week.

For quarter 2 students will be required to turn in their reading log to their ELA teacher. The expectation is to read 60-80 minutes a week. The next reading log will be due January Jan. 29th.

Please have your child bring their self- selected reading book that they are doing for reading log to school daily. They will be responsible for bringing it back and forth from school to home so they can keep reading. If they are reading from a book on tape or on Bookshare then I just need the title and author.

DARE lasts for approx. 9 weeks. DARE will take place during the ELA block, one day a week. Students from my ELA class will join their homerooms for DARE.

End of 2nd quarter will be January 26th. Report card and IEP updates will go home on Friday, Jan. 26th.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Important Dates

Important Dates


Downloads List

Eureka Math [9/1/2017]
Eureka Math Module 2 [12/10/2017]
ican_bike_flyer.pdf [1/17/2018]
Zearn [12/10/2017]

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