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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.

WEEK OF: November 13-17
In ELA this week we will focus on our essential question, "What influences our ability to adapt?".

We will continue to do our read aloud, "Out of My Mind" and review theme and figurative language.

This week we will continue reading our new novel, "Wild River" and discuss skills such as text evidence, inferences, theme, and point of view. We will also be doing an on-line response to reading in a blog format.

We will continue our fluency program in ELA called Quick Reads. Students will graph their progress for each story read. They will also practice writing summaries and organizing information to answer comprehension questions related to each passage.
In our multi-sensory reading/sounds group we will be focusing on vowel digraphs. This week we will discuss words with the ee sound.
We will continue to do word study weekly practicing prefixes and suffixes in multi-syllabic words.There will be a red word test (sight words) and a green word test (that match the spelling pattern we are learning) every Friday. Red words are taught and practiced daily. A study guide will go home on Monday of each week so the students have all week to practice. Tests will take place every Friday.

In math this week we will continue Module 2 (multi-digit whole numbers and decimal fractions). Keep practicing multiplication and division facts. A new website to try is

In writing this week we will begin our quarter 2 informational writing unit.

Journal writing occurs daily.

For quarter 2 students will be required to turn in their reading log to their ELA teacher. I will be collecting them every Monday. The requirement is 60-80 minutes weekly. The next log is due Monday, November 13th. Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday break the next logs will be due November 27th.

Parent Teacher conferences take place Monday, November 20th 10-8 and Tuesday, November 21st 8-12. If you would like to have a conference with me please sign up before or after your child's homeroom teacher's conference. If you have any questions regarding the sign up for Parent/ Teacher conferences please let me know. I look forward to seeing you.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Eureka Math [9/1/2017]
Red Ribbon Week Flyer 2017 Chelsea.doc [10/13/2017]

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