Fifth Grade

Contact us

  22265 S 80th Ave, Frankfort, Illinois, 60423
 Phone (815) 469-2309


Doug Wernet

  School Hours

Grades 3, 4, and 5: 9:05AM - 3:30PM
Early Dismissal: 12:05 p.m.

Lesson plans for the week of May 18 - 22 (The LAST week of remote learning!):

 Your daily assignments can be found on the district HOME page.  Click on the link to Extended School Closure Lesson Plans due to COVID 19.  Then click the link for 5th grade. This week's plans can be found there. 

Welcome to the last week of remote learning! ELA teachers decided to do a baseball theme for our last two weeks of the school year, and we hope you find the assignments enjoyable. This week you will read about a famos baseball star, Hank Aaron. In addition, you will also get to know the first girl umpire and little league's first girl player. Lastly, you will get the design a few baseball cards of your own. As we end our journey of remote learning, we will end the week by having Mr. Dave Wills answer the questions that you submitted. Your ELA teachers also have a special end of the year video for you! Don't forget to check it out. 

I hope you have a fantastic week, and I cannot wait to read your work!


Dear students,

Congratulations on all your hard work and all that you have accomplished this year. It sure has been a crazy ride, but we made it to the finish line together. I have enjoyed reading and discussing books with you all year. There was never a dull moment. I will miss you all, but I know I will see you again soon! I wish you nothing but success next year as you begin your journey in middle school. Keep reading, keep working hard, and always give your best effort.Go off and have a GREAT summer. Get outside. Play. Spend time with your friends and family. Read. Write. Create. Most of all, have fun and relax. You've worked hard all year and have earned a break.

Lots of love!!! ~Mrs. Kois


Student Supply Pick Up and School Book Drop Off:

Soon the school will communicate the process of picking up and dropping off student materials in June. I have boxed up each student’s belongings from their locker and their desk. This box will also contain your child's report card, a letter from Mr. Wernet and Miss Newcomb, a letter from the FSP about the upcoming school supply order, as well as a special surprise from me!  There will also be the book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo for our One Book, One Summer! You will be receiving activities to go along with the reading of the book in July. It is a wonderful story about the life of a rabbit who becomes lost from the little girl who loved him with all her heart! His travels span the course of more than 30 years as he tries to find the meaning of love, hope, appreciation, and happiness. This book won the 2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in Fiction category. Kate DiCamllo is an American writer of children's fiction for all reading levels, usually featuring animals. We hope you enjoy this gift to you!

I am asking that parents start collecting school materials that students may have brought home with them at the beginning of the closure in March. Students were strongly encouraged to borrow books from my classroom library and our school library.  When you come to school there will be bins labeled with each teacher's name to return materials. 

Things to return to school:

  • Books borrowed from my classroom library. (These books should be labeled inside the front cover with my name).
  • Chelsea shared library books (labeled Property of Chelsea and usually a colored circle sticker on the cover of the book).

  • Chelsea library books (labeled with a barcode for Chelsea Library) Mrs. Meszaros will email families by the end of May with a list of materials that were checked out to your children.  If you have any questions you can email her at

Zoom Class Meetings

My homeroom will have weekly class check-in meetings via Zoom every Wednesday from 2:30 - 2:50. I will email you a special link so you are able to join the meeting. If you did not receive the email by Wednesday morning, please contact me and let me know. I can't wait to see everyone at our first meeting this week! 


Need Help?

If you are having trouble locating the lesson plans, logging in to OneNote, or need assistance on one of your assignments, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to help you with whatever you need! Email me any time and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Looking for more to do?

If you are looking for more academic things to work on, I have sent you some articles on Newsela. Feel free to log in and check them out. Remember that you can always search for a topic you are interested in and choose your own article. 

Your Newsela username is either 23first initial last name (example:23ckois) or 23first initial last name23 (example: 23ckois23). 

Your Newsela password is your 500 number. 


Keep Reading! 

It's important to read at least 30 minutes a day.  Are you reading something great right now, or have you recently finished an amazing book?  Let me know!  Email me your book selections and I will post them on this page so we can all experience some wonderful books!

Here are some suggestions submitted by your classmates:

  • The Last Kids on Earth
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Relentless Optimism:  How a Committment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything
  • Harry Potter
  • Percy Jackson


Six Flags Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed is an optional program that allows students the opportunity to earn a Six Flags Great America ticket by reading six hours for fun!  This year Six Flags Read To Succeed is using eReading Logs where parents register their own child using my own code of FBTFH.  You can register by visiting and record their reading at this website.  Your child will receive a Six Flags Great America ticket in May! Students can optionally earn bonus awards by reading more than six hours such as discounts on additional tickets for family members, season passes, or memberships. Deadline has been extended into April, 2020.

Second Step Program (Social Emotional Learning curriculum)

The Second Step Program is about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. Throughout the year, you can go on the Home Links that go with several of the Second Step lessons.They are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows.  We are curently in unit 1 iand it focuses on Empathy and Respect. Having respect and empathy helps you get along with others. See the downloads section for the Home Links. 

Book Creator - Online website 

Our class code is: 5HBMMG2 


The LITERATURE STANDARDS that will be assessed throughout the quarter are:

R.L.5.1 - I can quote accurately from a text when explicitly explaining or drawing inferences from a text.

R.L 5.2 - I can determine the theme of a various text, how characters respond to challenges and how the speaker in a poem reflects on topic; summarize the text.

R.L 5.4 - I can use context clues to determine meanings of words.

R.L. 5.5 - I can explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

R.L. 5.6 - I can describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

R.L. 5.9 - I can compare and contrast stories in the same genre with the same theme and topics.

L. 5.2 – I can demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. 

The INFORMATIONAL STANDARDS that will be assessed throughout the quarter are:

I can quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences. (R.I.5.1)

I can explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. (R.I.5.3)

I can determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words in text relevant to a topic or subject area. (R.I.5.4)

I can integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write about as subject. (R.I.5.9)


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This week in class


*MONDAY 5/18* To find the lessons and assignments for today, you will go to the district's HOME page and click on Extended School Closure Lesson Plans due to Covid 19. Today you will read a biography about Hank Aaron, baseball's home run king. You will also read a short text about him and then answer comprehension questions.


*TUESDAY 5/19* To find the lessons and assignments for today, you will go to the district's HOME page and click on Extended School Closure Lesson Plans due to Covid 19. Today you will read a magazine article and watch a short movie about Tubby Johnston, little league's first girl player.


*WEDNESDAY 5/20*To find the lessons and assignments for today, you will go to the district's HOME page and click on Extended School Closure Lesson Plans due to Covid 19. Today you will read the article "Baseball's Girl Umpire" to read about the first girl to be an umpire in baseball. You will watch a short video about umpire school. Finally, you will answer some questions about the text and video.


*THURSDAY 5/21* To find the lessons and assignments for today, you will go to the district's HOME page and click on Extended School Closure Lesson Plans due to Covid 19. Today you will get to create a couple baseball cards about yourself and about a 5th grade super star of your choosing. Get creative!


*FRIDAY 5/22* To find the lessons and assignments for today, you will go to the district's HOME page and click on Extended School Closure Lesson Plans due to Covid 19. Today is the last day of remote learning! There is no formal assignment today. Rather, we want you to watch the video with Mr. Dave Wills of the Tampa Bay Rays, who answers the questions you submitted last week. After that, be sure to check out the video that your ELA teachers created for you.

Important Dates

Date Title Description Links
05-29-2020 End of quarter 4

Video List

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Cool Links

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  • Downloads List

    5th Grade ELA Curriculum Night PPT
    ELA Assignments 3.17-3.20
    ELA Assignments 3.23-3.27
    ELA Assignments 3.30-4.3
    How to Log in to Microsoft One Note From Home
    Second Step Home Links
    Spring Break Writing Choice Board

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