Mrs. Melby's 2020-2021 Teacher Page
Please use this page to stay informed on what's happening in our classroom, at Chelsea School, and within our school district. I will update this page weekly. Please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your support and together we will make this a fabulous year!
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During the month of March, we will have the opportunity to put a spotlight on some of the amazing accomplishments of strong, determined women. Since 1987, the United States has formally recognized March as National Women's History Month. In honor of National Women's History Month, here are a few quotes from some famous women.
Family School Partnership (FSP) Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
Show your school spirit by dressing up for these fun days:)
3/3/2021- Music Day- Wear your favorite band or musician
3/10/2021- College Day- Wear your favorite college colors
3/17/2021- Green Day- Wear any shade of green
3/24/2021- Comfy Day- Wear comfy clothes
Don't forget- every Friday is Chelsea Spirit day...wear your school colors or Chelsea Spirit Wear. Go Tigers!
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 be sure your child is dressed for the weather. Now that it is beginning to get colder outside, students need to be bringing sweatshirts and jackets. We will continue to go outside a few times each day, unless the weather drops below 15 degrees or it is raining/snowing. Students will be outside for mask breaks, P.E., and recess.
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.
Eureka Module 4-Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Topic A- Line plots of Fraction Measurements (lesson 1)
Topic B- Fractions as Division (Lessons 2-5)
Topic C- Multiplication of a Whole Number by a Fraction (lesson 6-9)
Topic D- Fraction Expressions and Word Problems (lesson 10-12)
Topic E- Multiplication of a Fraction by a Fraction (lessons 13-20)
Topic F- Multiplication with Fractions and Decimals as Scaling and Word Problems (lessons 21-24)
Topic G- Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions (lessons 25-31)
Topic H- Interpretation of Numerical Expressions (lessons 32-33)
Eureka Module 5- Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area
Social Studies-Q3: The English Colonies- Chapter 5- The New England Colonies, Chapter 6- The Middle Atlantic Colonies, Chapter 7- The Southern Colonies
Black History Month Project
Science- Water Cycle & Earth's Systems
This unit helps students develop the idea that water is a profoundly important natural resource, but one which requires surprising ingenuity to find and maintain.
Dust Bowl Unit Starter
Mystery 1: How Much Water is in the World? (Hydrosphere and the roles of water.)
Mystery 2: When you turn on the faucet, where does the water go? (Groundwater as a Natural Resource)
Mystery 3: Can we Make it Rain? (Water Cycle)
Mystery 4: How can you save a town from a hurricane? (Natural Disasters & Engineering)
Unit Wrap-Up: How can you protect a farm from the next Dust Bowl? (Interaction of Earth's Spheres & Augmentation)