Fifth Grade

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  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.

Week of June 8

Student Supply Pick-Up: Parents and Guardians may pick up their student supply boxes on the following schedule. Please remember to bring any district supplies back at this same time. This includes loaner laptops, library books, teacher loaned books and supplies. We are also accepting gently used books for donation to our school libraries. Finally, if your child(ren) would like to write a note to their teachers, bus drivers, or any school staff member, these can also be dropped off on your designated date. We will be sure to deliver the special messages to our staff. Parents or guardians will be allowed in the schools for pick up. Please wear a mask as protection from spreading the virus. If you are unable to pick up the supplies on these dates, please contact the building principal to arrange a different time after June 10.

  • Student Last Name Beginning with A-H: Monday, June 8, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at all schools
  • Student Last Name Beginning with I-P: Tuesday, June 9, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at all schools
  • Student Last Name Beginning with Q-Z: Wednesday, June 10, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at all schools
  • Any Student Last Name: Wednesday, June 10, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at all schools

Dear Parents and Students,

It has been my pleasure and privilege to be your fifth grade teacher!  I am a better educator having known each and every one of you whether you were in my homeroom ELA block or my afternoon ELA block 2 class.  This school year was definitely one for the history books, and one that I am sure none of us will soon forget.  Although remote learning was very challenging, I believe many positives came out of this unimaginable situation. The biggest positive being that our Chelsea students, families, and teachers came together to find ways to make remote learning fun and engaging in order to keep learning moving forward. Thank you!

I look forward to the day when I can see you again to catch-up and give you a proper farewell hug, handshake, or high five! Have a wonderful summer relaxing, having fun, and spending a lot of time outdoors! I wish you all the best at Hickory Creek and beyond!


Mrs. Smith

Student Supply PIck Up and School Book Drop Off

I have boxed up each student’s belongings from their locker and their desk. This box will also contain their report card, a letter from Mr. Wernet and Miss Newcomb, a letter from the FSP about the upcoming school supply order, and a note 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. 

For example:

  •  My classroom library books-Book Club Books:  Restart, The Forgotten Door, The Pinballs, The Sign of the Beaver, Wrinkle in Time, and Tuck Everlasting 

  • Chelsea shared library books (labeled Property of Chelsea and usually a colored circle sticker on spine or 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

 Student Resources

You can find a variety of website links that offer learning and practice on our Chelsea home page under "Student Engagement Websites". Below is an additional collection of resources with my class passwords/codes.  I realize that this is a lot of information, but I want my students and families to have choices that best fit their interests and needs.  There are some non screen suggestions as well. If there is something that you would like included, then please let me know!


There are two ways to get to Newsela. You can log into using your user name and 500 number or login using Microsoft following the same steps.  For example, if I was trying to login as a student with the name Julie Smith then I would use and my 500# as the password.  

     ELA 1 Smith Homeroom-EE9X3B

     ELA 2 Melby's Homeroom-ZMSPKF

Epic! Books:

      Class Code:  lth9056

Storyworks Classroom Password:  SmithELA157C

Freckle:  Follow these steps-

1. Go to

2. Type in your first name and initial of your last name

3. Class code 3seqc5

ABCya : games and activities sorted by standard that are free at this time (2020) and no login is needed!

FunBrain: variety of games, books, and videos to reinforce math and reading skills. No login is needed!

Highlights Kids: games, create crafts, and find recipes! No login or account is needed.

Typing Instructor :

Edulastic: Log into Edulastic through your Microsoft Office account for ELA Practice.  Read the text and carefully answer the questions. The password for the morning class is HVHA4 and for the afternoon class it is BT23N.

BrainPop-Great educational videos and quizzes by going on for free access.

ArtHub for Kids-Learn how to draw something cool go to with videos on YouTube.




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    Book Club Parent Letter
    Continuing Learning Choice Board
    Continuing Learning Parent Letter
    Epic! March Activity Calendar
    Office Login How To 2019
    Remind ELA Block 1 Directions
    Remind ELA Block 2 Directions
    Second Step Homework Lessons
    SPRING BREAK Writing Choice Board
    Virtual Spring Break 2020
    Weekly Assignment Log for March 16-20
    Weekly Assignment Log for March 23-27
    Weekly Assignment Log for March 30-April 3

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