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Mrs. Jenkins

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

I am very excited and looking forward to a wonderful year! I will be teaching your child Advanced Math, Science and Social Studies. I will update this webpage weekly so please check back for updates. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at

Have a great day!

Mrs. Jenkins

Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program-D.A.R.E. 

In January, we will begin our Drug Abuse Resistance Education program with Officer Riff from the Frankfort  Police Department. Along with being our D.A.R.E. instructor, he is also our district resource officer. D.A.R.E. is a prevention education program designed to teach students the appropriate skills needed to resist pressures which may influence them to experiment with alcohol and tobacco. They will also be introduced to the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model that assists them in problem solving, being a good citizen and making wise decisions. The curriculum is interactive and promotes active participation by the students. Following completion of the 10 lessons, students will have the opportunity to participate in a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony and earn a certificate.

Please sign and return the student participation letter by December 18th. It was sent home with your student. If you need another copy, it can be found in the Downloads section of my teacher page.


ERIN'S LAW Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for students in grades Pre-K through 12.   Our lessons for 5th grade students will begin the week of January 18th, 4th grade students will begin the week of January 25th, and 3rd grade students will begin the week of February 1st. The Chelsea Intermediate School Social Workers will be teaching each lesson in the child’s classroom. The "Think First and Stay Safe" program will be the curriculum utilized for these lessons with a focus on Child Lures.  

PARENT MATH RESOURCES are 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. Please also see the attachment for a Eureka Parent letter under "Downloads" that explains how to create a Greatminds account. If you created an account last year, there is no need to create a new account this year. The parent letter also includes a brief explanation on how your child can access Zearn at home.

SCIENCE We will be using Mystery Science activities . 

SOCIAL STUDIES We will be learning about European settlement in North America.

ADVANCED MATH We are moving right along with Module 4. 


The topics covered in this module include:

*Line Plots of Fraction Measurements

*Fractions as Division

*Multiplication of a Whole Number by a Fraction

*Fraction Expressions and Word Problems

*Multiplication of a Fraction by a Fraction

*Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions

*Interpretation of Numerical Expressions


We will also be addressing the following standards:

5.MD.1 Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems. 

5.MD.2 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit.

5.NBT.7 Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. 

5.NF.3 Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator. 

5.NF.4 Interpret the product of (a/b) x q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts. 

5.NF.5 Comparing the size of a product to the size of one factor on the basis of the size of the other factor, without performing the indicated multiplication. 

5.NF.6 Solve real word problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers. 

5.NF.7 Apply and extend previous understanding of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions. 

5.OA.1 Use parantheses, brackets or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. 

5.OA.2 Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.