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

Welcome to Chelsea School!

Every week I will keep you informed as to what's happening in regards to our classroom subjects and special events within our school or district. I will also update it every day after school with homework assignments.


CHELSEA FIELD DAY-JUNE 2, 2017
You have the option to order a pizza lunch and/or a "Field Day" t-shirt for Field Day.
ALL FIELD DAY LUNCHES AND T-SHIRTS MUST BE ORDERED THROUGH REV-TRAK ONLY. In the downloads section of this website there is an order form with more detailed information.
*ALL orders are DUE by May 3, 2017. Thank you!

PARCC TESTING
Our school will be administering the Partnership of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test to the students during the month of April. This state assessment measures each student's performance in English Language Arts and Mathematics as it relates to the Illinois Standards.

There will be three sessions for ELA and four sessions for Math. It will be administered online. Our class' PARCC schedule is as follows:

Math Test 1 - Wednesday, 4/5/2017
Math Test 2 -Thursday, 4/6/2017
Math Test 3 -Monday, 4/10/2017
Math Test 4 - Tuesday, 4/11/2017

ELA Test 1 -Thursday, 4/13/2017
ELA Test 2 -Wednesday, 4/19/2017
ELA Test 3 - Thursday, 4/20/2017

*Gum or mints will be allowed during the testing sessions. Students will not be allowed to share what they bring with others.

ILLINOIS SCIENCE ASSESSMENT (ISA) TEST
Fifth graders will be taking this test on April 26, 2017.

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.



S.T.E.M.
Quarter 4: Water Rockets

READING AT HOME
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?
"The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference." -Aristotle


E.L.A.
*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?

ELA: Throughout the fourth quarter we will be reading various text with the theme of Children's Rights. Students will read the novel "Counting On Grace" along with a variety of other literature and informational texts. We will discuss these texts with these Essential Questions:
*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?

MATH TOPIC 7: Multiply/Divide Decimals and Conversions in the Metric System
*I can explain patterns when multiplying a number by powers of 10.
*I can explain patterns when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10.
*I can convert measurements in metric system.
*I can multiply and divide decimals to hundredths.
*I can use concrete models or drawings to explain the method used.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Early Colonial Settlements
 
 

This week in class

Monday
Monday, April 17, 2017
No School

Tuesday
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
ELA-Reading Log
PARCC Test Tomorrow

SPIRIT DAY TOMORROW-Wear your favorite sports apparel

Wednesday
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
ELA-Reading Log
PARCC TEST TODAY (ELA TEST 2)

Thursday
Thursday, April 20, 2017
ELA-Reading Log
PARCC TEST TODAY (ELA Test 3)
Math-Practice Problems to prepare for test

Friday
Friday, April 21, 2017

Please return Friday Folders and Reading Log on Monday, April 24th

 
 

Important Dates

4/14/2017
No School

4/17/2017
No School

4/26/2017
5th Grade Spring Concert 6 PM

4/26/2017
Illinois Science Assessment

5/26/2017
School Improvement Day-NOON Dismissal

5/29/2017
Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL

6/6/2017
Noon Dismissal-Last Day of School

 
 

Downloads List

Class Schedule [8/26/2016]
DARE Graduation Invitation 2017 [3/1/2017]
Field Day 2017 Order Information [4/7/2017]
Music Spirit Week 2017 [3/14/2017]
State of the District Presentation Flyer [1/24/2017]
STEAM FAMILY NIGHT 2017 [3/7/2017]
TIGER Schedule [9/1/2016]

 
 

Cool Links

2016 Education Foundation online auction
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RevTrak Online Ordering
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