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

I will be teaching 5th grade this 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: October 15-19

ELA: We will be focusing on our Quarter 1 Essential Questions:
1. What does it mean to adapt?
2. How does where you live affect how you live?
3. How do people around you influence the way you adapt?

We will work on end of the novel projects and complete our Literature Outcome Assessment.

We will focus more specifically on informational standards for quarter one starting this week (determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text, explain the relationships between two or more individuals, events, ideas or concepts based on specific information in the text, determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area).
We will read articles from our 5th grade unit on One Note, Scholastic News, and informational passages assigned in class.

We will finish our read aloud, "Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper.

We will continue to practice being WORD Scientists by using Structured Word Inquiry (exploring the meaning of words, the structure, word relatives, and how the pronunciation affects meaning). Students are becoming WORD Scientists by accessing the websites in my "cool links" tab under word study (Online Etymology Dictionary and Word Searcher). Students are recognizing prefixes, base words, and suffixes in words to aide them in reading, spelling, and understanding the meaning of words.

Writing: We will continue to focus on Writing in Response to Reading Narratives. We will also continue to focus on I can statements such as I can write a beginning and ending with transitions. We have also been practicing how to write a document in and using the word prediction software that has been uploaded (this year we are using co-writer universal).

Math: We will be working on fluency activities in class with multiplication. We will continue module 2 this week. In Module 1, students explored the relationships of adjacent units on the place value chart to generalize
whole number algorithms to decimal fraction operations. In Module 2, students apply the patterns of the base
ten system to mental strategies and the multiplication and division algorithms.
Just a reminder: Zearn is a requirement for fifth grade. It is a completion grade for homework. I will be checking daily to check if students are completing the lessons assigned.
Check out my "cool links" tab for additional games from the Greg Tang website.


Book Fair will take place during our scheduled library time on Tuesday, October 16th (G) day.

Wacky Sock day is Thursday, 10/18


Downloads List

Candy donation [10/8/2018]
Disabilities Awareness [10/4/2018]
Fact Fluency Math [1/31/2018]
Math Fact Fluency [10/8/2018]
Office log in [9/3/2018]
One Note [9/3/2018]
Themed Thursday [10/16/2018]
Tiger University [9/12/2018]
Topic A module 1 parent-tips_g5m1ta.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic A parent-tips_g5m2ta (1).pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic B module 1 parent-tips_g5m1tb.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic B parent-tips_g5m2tb.pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic C moduel 1 parent-tips_g5m1tc.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic C parent-tips_g5m2tc (1).pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic D module 1 parent-tips_g5m1td.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic D parent-tips_g5m2td (1).pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic E module 1 parent tips [9/11/2018]
Topic E parent-tips_g5m2te.pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic F parent-tips_g5m2tf (1).pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic F- module 1 parent-tips_g5m1tf.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic G parent-tips_g5m2tg.pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic H parent-tips_g5m2th.pdf [9/30/2018]
Zearn [12/10/2017]


Cool Links

Eureka Math Module 4



math fluency

Math games

Reading practice (class code/ usernames and passwords were sent home and are also in your child's assignment notebook)

word study

word study

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