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Colleen Jenkins - Fifth Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Fifth Grade! I am very excited to be your child's teacher, and I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

On my teacher page, you will find classroom as well as school news. I will also include important calendar dates and information about special activities.

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

We will be taking PARCC after Spring Break. Students will take ELA tests with their ELA teacher and Math tests with their Math teacher. Our schedule is as follows:
4-4 ELA 10:45-12:40
4-5 ELA 10:45-12:40
4-6 ELA 1:30-3:30
4-10 Math 11-12:40
4-11 Math 10:30-12:30
4-12 Math 10:30-12:30
4-13 Math 11-12:40

We are excited to be using Typing Instructor which is a program that students can also use at home. Log in information is as follows:
Usernames for students are their entire first name and last name, no space and capital letters for the first letters of each. Password for all students is typing (all lower case).
Example: MickeyMouse
Password: typing

PARENT MATH RESOURCES now available on the Chelsea Webpage!
We have created a Parent Math Resources tab on the Chelsea Webpage. You can also access these resources under my Cool Links.

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?

*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?

I am very excited that we will be using Eureka math this year! Students will receive nightly math homework and take a formative at the end of each topic along with mid-module and end-of-module assessments. Two great websites are Zearn and Great Minds which are both listed under my Cool Links. Also, there is a Parent Tip Sheet listed under my Cool Links.
Currently, we are looking closely at addition and multiplication with volume and area.

ELA: We will be reading the text "Counting on Grace" by Elizabeth Winthrop along with a variety of other text to explore the essential question:

How does society benefit with adaptations?

WRITING: Argumentative Writing

SCIENCE: Food webs and ecosystems


This week in class

Memorial Day - No School

Wear Red, White and Blue

Field Day - Remember to wear your RED Field Day shirt, socks and gym shoes

Colonial Market


Reminder: Monday is a 12:05 Dismissal


Important Dates

Isle a la Cache Museum - Field Trip

Camp Manitoqua Field Trip

Product Prototype Due

Step Up Day at Hickory Creek

10 more products due

Colonial Market Paper due

All remaining products due

Diorama due - including signboard

Colonial Market


Downloads List

1_Welcome Parents_Guinness_November17 (3).pdf [10/27/2017]
2017_Math_Night_Poster.pdf [10/6/2017]
Chelsea Curriculum Night 2017 (1).docx [8/30/2017]
Curriculum Night Power Point 2017.pptx [9/7/2017]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [9/7/2017]
Eureka Module 3 tip sheet [11/16/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_2_parent_tip_sheet.pdf [9/20/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_3_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_24_03_PM.pdf [11/16/2017]
eureka_math_grade_5_module_4_parent_tip_sheet_8_23_2017_4_20_24_PM.pdf [2/1/2018]
music spirit week 2018.pdf [3/9/2018]
Office Login Help.docx [9/11/2017]
One Note Reference Packet .pdf [9/11/2017]
Parents in PE [2/6/2018]


Cool Links

Colonial Williamsburg

Elf Panic

Front Row

Fun Brain

Great Minds

Math Playground

Math Resources

PARCC Parent Checklist

Typing Instructor

Winter Sports


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