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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: April 23-27

*Mrs. Pinciak's class and Mr. Becker's class will have a field trip on Wednesday.
*Students in fifth grade will take the ISA (Illinois State Assessment) on Tuesday, April 24th. All students' accommodations according to their IEP's will be followed. The students will be in the same group as they were for PARCC testing and with the same proctors. ELA and math schedules will be altered on Tuesday to allow for time to take the ISA test.

In ELA this week we will continue our Quarter 4 essential Questions.

How does society benefit with adaptations?
What rights should children have?

What role do cultural and economic factors play in the rights of all workers?

Why has child labor been a sustained practice throughout history?

We will continue reading aloud, "Walk Two Moons".

We will focus on informational text this week.
We will begin our mini-research project on Sudan (the novel, "A Long Walk to Water" takes place in Sudan). Students will watch videos and research websites on Sudan. They will create a power point on their research or brochure (information will include: location, adversity, language, and population, etc.).

We will continue to practice fluency in ELA with Read Naturally Live. Read Naturally Live is a computer fluency program. Visual and auditory prompts guide students through the motivating steps to develop fluency and phonics skills, support comprehension, and improve vocabulary.

In our multi-sensory sounds group we will continue to do word study weekly practicing prefixes and suffixes in multi-syllabic words. We will focus on oi and oy words as our green word lessons. We will take a red word test and green word test on 4/27.

In writing this week we will be working on Researched Based Argument Writing. Our topic will be the use of cell phones in schools. We will make an anchor chart on the pros and cons of cell phones for kids.

In math we are working on multiplication and division of fractions and decimal fractions.
I CAN: Measure and compare pencil lengths of an inch, and analyze the data through line plots, interpret a fraction as division, Use tape diagrams to model fractions as division, and solve word problems involving the division of whole numbers with answers in the form of fractions or whole numbers. This week we will take our end of module assessment test.

Keep practicing multiplication and division facts. Try (pin codes have gone home) and continue to practice Zearn.
*SEE FACT FLUENCY ideas in the downloads section of my teacher pages for additional ideas and information about websites.

Students will be required to turn in their reading log to their ELA teacher. The expectation is to read 60-80 minutes a week. Next reading logs will be due 4/30.

Please have your child bring their self- selected reading book that they are doing for reading log to school. 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 them to share the title and author. We will be discussing self-selected reading in class.

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 childís teacher. Invitations are never to be distributed by a student or parent. Thank you for your cooperation.


Important Dates

Important Dates


Downloads List

Eureka Math [9/1/2017]
Eureka Math Module 2 [12/10/2017]
Eureka Math Module 4 [2/25/2018]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_3_parent_tip_sheet.pdf [1/28/2018]
Fact Fluency Math [1/31/2018]
ican_bike_flyer.pdf [1/17/2018]
Zearn [12/10/2017]


Cool Links

Eureka Math Module 4



word study

word study

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