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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.

In ELA this week we will focus on our essential questions related to our quarter 1 Unit. "What does it mean to adapt?" "How do people around you influence the way you adapt?" We discussed bullying with articles related to our unit and completed a Bullying poster that addressed where and how bullying could occur. We also took a Bullying Pledge in class.
We started our quarter one novel titled, "Odd, Weird, Little". We will be reading and reading for homework starting next week. Please make sure your child brings back his/ her novel to class each day. We also will be doing journal entries for homework and working on skills related to our unit in class such as main idea, point of view, and summarizing.
We will also be starting our new fluency program in ELA called Quick Reads. Students will graph their progress as they work on "cold reads" (first read) and "hot reads" (second read). They will also practice writing summaries and organizing information to answer comprehension questions related to each passage.
In our multi-sensory reading group we will be focusing on syllables this week (closed and open). There will be a red word (sight words) and a green word (that match the spelling pattern we are learning) test every Friday. Red words are taught and practiced daily. A study guide will go home after 5 words have been learned.

In math this week we will continue to focus on module 1, place value and decimal fractions. We will be taking a mid-module assessment Tuesday.

We began reviewing Personal Narratives (providing examples, reviewing the 5th grade rubric, and discussing graphic organizers). Students will use the topic "First Times" to write a personal narrative in writing this week.

Journal writing occurs daily.

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Curriculum Night


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