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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.

Our class will have Talent Day on Wednesday, May 24th. All music must be appropriate for school. If your child is wishing to participate, then please notify Mrs. Zito prior to May 24th at
Please email her with any questions or concerns too.


The Colonial Market Project was introduced to the class on
April 21st with much excitement!

Please keep in mind all the due dates.

Friday, May 12th - One created example of the product is due for teacher approval.
Tuesday, May 16th - Final copy of the paper is due.
Friday, May 19th - Today 10 more products are due.
Thursday, May 25th All the remaining products are due.
Tuesday, May 30th - Diorama due- including sign board.

Wednesday, May 31st - Colonial Market-RSVP due by Thursday, May 25th

Time will be given in class for researching, writing the rough copy of the paper, and creating the sign board. However, products and diorama will need to be done outside of class. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this project.

Quarter 4: Water Rockets

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

*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?

WRITING: Summary and Memoir

WORDS THEIR WAY: Continue to practice sorts daily

I can classify two dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.
I can classify twp dimensional figures in a hierarchy according to their attributes.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Early Colonial Settlements

SCIENCE: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics


This week in class

Monday, May 22, 2017
ELA-Reading Log
Social Studies-all remaining products due Thursday
*Please RSVP by Thursday
Words Their Way-Study
Math-Complete worksheet 8-5; Review for test on Friday

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
ELA-Reading Log
Math-Practice 8-6B
Social Studies-Remaining products due Thursday; RSVP by Thursday
Math-Test on Friday

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
ELA-Reading Log
Social Studies-Remaining products due tomorrow; RSVP by tomorrow
Math-Test on Friday

Thursday, May 25, 2017
ELA-Reading Log
Social Studies-Diorama due Tuesday, May 30
Math-test tomorrow
Early Dismissal Tomorrow!

Friday, May 26, 2017
Social Studies-Diorama due Tuesday, May 30


Important Dates

School Improvement Day-NOON Dismissal

Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL

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

RevTrak Online Ordering

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