Katie Harrington

5th Grade Teacher

  • (815) 802-3110

*What's Happening?*

  •      * Friday, January 11th- End of Quarter 2
  •      * Thursday, January 17th- Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  •      * Friday, January 18th- Quarter 2 report cards go home
  •      * Monday, January 21st- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School
  •      * Friday, January 25th- Quarter 2 Honor's Assembly- 1:15 p.m.
  •      * Friday, February 8th- Quarter 3 midterm
  •      * Tuesday, February 12th- Early Release 2:20 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  •      * Thursday, February 14th- Early Release 2:20/ Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  •      * Friday, February 15th- School Improvement Day- No School
  •      * Monday, February 18th- President's Day- No School



 With the new quarter beginning, we are looking at making a change to our schedule. We will be adjusting our ELA/Reading Block to accommodate more small groups and intervention time, with that change will come some other adjustments to our schedule and the way students will need to complete their work. 

This will effect your children in a couple of different ways: 
1. Students who are in band will be out for band during our new E&I time, so they will be required to complete the work they miss on their time. Every other day, they will be able to work on those assignments during a reading center (20 minutes). Whatever is not completed during those times will need to be completed at home or during various times during the day, if students have extra time.
2. Students will now be assigned reading almost every night. Some nights will be less reading than others. It will be so important for students to complete their reading each night. If they do not keep up with the reading, they will not be able to participate in class and therefore will not be able to complete their assignments accurately. Beginning next week, students will be assigned 5-10 minutes of reading per night and it will increase each week by 5 minutes, hopefully reaching a goal of 30-45 minutes by January. 
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns as we make these adjustments. We appreciate all your patience throughout this year!


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