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Eric Kraatz - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome fifth grade parents! This website is used to update you on important events in the classroom, curriculum, and other classroom related news.

Here is our TIGER Schedule for the 2018-2019 school year.

T - Spanish
I - Music
G - Art
E - STEM/Library during ELA
R - No Special

We will have P.E. daily and we will visit the library to check out books during our ELA block.

5th Grade lunch/recess - 12:55-1:35

Learning Targets for the Week of March 18-March 22:

This week, we will be reviewing our informational skills before taking our last summative assessment of the quarter. Students will be tested on RI 5.3 (explaining the relationships/interactions between 2 people or ideas), RI 5.1 (quoting evidence from the text to support thinking), RI 5.4 (determining the meaning of academic words), and RI 5.9 (combining evidence from multiple texts to synthesis information).

Writer's Workshop:
Last week, we started our mini prose constructed response unit which requires students to respond to a prompt. Students worked on analyzing a prompt, taking notes while reading, and making a claim statement. This week, students will work on taking information from their notes and responding to their prompt.

We will work on lessons 6 and 7 this week and then take the mid-module 5 assessment Wednesday and Thursday. A study guide came home last week so please make sure your child is reviewing the listed problems at home.

Science (Michalski's kids):
Mrs. Michalski's class has started their Jet Toy Project! They will be working in a group to design and test a toy car. They will have to build the body of the car, add the axles, and wheels. Then they will have to test it on a ramp with and without weights. Finally, they will add a motor powered by a balloon to make the car accelerate.

Wednesday, April 3rd - ELA Test 1
Thursday, April 4th - ELA Test 2
Friday, April 5th - Makeups

Tuesday, April 9th - Math Test 1
Wednesday, April 10th - Math Test 2
Thursday, April 11th - Math Test 3
Friday, April 12th - Makeups

All 5th Graders will also be taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Thursday, April 16th

This week in class

March 18
E Day - STEM & Library (for my ELA kids)

Eureka Module 5 Lesson 6

LWSRA Assembly/Basketball Game

March 19
R Day - No Special

Special Olympics Hot Lunch

Eureka Module 5 Lesson 7

March 20
T Day - Spanish

Eureka Module 5 Mid-Module Assessment

March 21
I Day - Music/Band/Orchestra

Theme Thursday - Wear baseball apparel

Eureka Module 5 Mid-Module Assessment

March 22
G Day - Art

Enjoy your spring break!


Important Dates

Special Olympics Hot Lunch - Mostaccioli

LWSRA Basketball Game @ HCMS - 6:00 p.m.

Theme Thursday - Wear your favorite baseball team apparel

Spring Break Begins

School Resumes - Welcome Back!


Downloads List

Curriculum Night 2018 [9/7/2018]
Eureka Math Module 3 Parent Tip Sheet [11/20/2018]
Eureka Math Module 4 Parent Tip Sheet [1/7/2019]
Eureka Parent Letter [9/2/2018]
February/March Theme Thursdays [2/11/2019]
LWSRA Basketball Game Flyer [3/3/2019]
LWSRA Popsicle Sale Flyer [3/3/2019]
OneNote At Home Directions [9/2/2018]


Cool Links

Eureka Math Resource Website


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