Trisha Vega » Mrs. Vega's Teacher Page 2020-2021

Mrs. Vega's Teacher Page 2020-2021

Welcome to 5th Grade!

Thank you for checking this page. I will be teaching your child Math, Science and Social Studies. Please check the WEEKLY PLAN section for the weekly plans and Homework. Sign-up for homework and reminder text blasts below. Please feel free to email me anytime with questions or concerns.

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March News

Frankfort Lions Club Sock Drive
Care, share, give a pair!  We will be collecting new socks for men, women and children until March 15, 2021.  Please consider joining us in supporting this community event that will directly benefit the families of the Frankfort Township Food Pantry. Bring a pair of socks or bring a pack!  Let's make a difference in our community. Thank you for your generosity!
Candor Health Education
Health educators from Candor Health Education, formally Robert Crown Center, will present the program entitled "Understanding Changes" in April.  A permission slip was sent home on Monday, February 22, 2021. Please fill out the hard copy form and return it by Tuesday, April 6th.  Payment may only be made online using My School Bucks at On the district homepage, scroll down to LINKS, clink on Online Payments and this will bring you to where you can sign up.  

Women's History Month- 

Women have played a vital role in the field of computer science and information technology (IT), developing some of the most essential components of modern IT. Just a few of the achievements women have made in IT include:

  • Creating the first computer program (Ada Lovelace)
  • Inventing computing methods and devices, like the compiler (Grace Hopper)
  • Advancing human space exploration (Katherine Johnson)
  • Developing programs that influence how today's computers work (Margaret Hamilton)
  • Creating programs dedicated to studying technology's impact on social and ethical issues (Stephanie Shirley)
  • Promoting diversity throughout IT workplaces (Megan Smith)

This article dives deeper into the contributions these six women have made in computer science and technology. (Read More Here: )

Wacky Wednesdays!

3/3- Music in Schools Month- Wear your favorite band or musician t-shirt.

3/10- College Colors- Wear your favorite college team colors.

3/17-Green Day- Wear any shade of green.

3/24- Comfy Day- Wear comfy clothing.

Every Friday is Chelsea Spirit Day...wear your school colors or Chelsea Spirit wear.  Go Tigers!


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

We began 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. 

There is an optional DARE Photograph Scavenger Hunt for fifth graders. See DOWNLOADS for more information.

Quarter Three Curriculum


Module 3- Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Topic A  4.NF.1 4.NF.3c 4.NF.3d A Equivalent Fractions
Lesson 1: Make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers.
Lesson 2: Make equivalent fractions with sums of fractions with like denominators.

Topic B  5.NF.1 5.NF.2 B Making Like Units Pictorially
Lesson 3: Add fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.
Lesson 4: Add fractions with sums between 1 and 2.
Lesson 5: Subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.
Lesson 6: Subtract fractions from numbers between 1 and 2.
Lesson 7: Solve two-step word problems.

 Mid-Module 3 Assessment: Topics A–B

3 5.NF.1 5.NF.2 C Making Like Units Numerically
Lesson 8: Add fractions to and subtract fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies.
Lesson 9: Add fractions making like units numerically.
Lesson 10: Add fractions with sums greater than 2.
Lesson 11: Subtract fractions making like units numerically.
Lesson 12: Subtract fractions greater than or equal to 1. 5 5.NF.1 5.NF.2 D Further Applications
Lesson 13: Use fraction benchmark numbers to assess reasonableness of addition and subtraction equations.
Lesson 14: Strategize to solve multi-term problems.
Lesson 15: Solve multi-step word problems; assess reasonableness of solutions using benchmark numbers.
Lesson 16: Explore part-to-whole relationships.

End of Module 3 Assessment: Topics A-D

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


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 Warter 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)

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