June 2016

FREE U of C Summer Arts Program:

Details and dates are below.  What a great opportunity for students.  Please click on the link after the description of the program to register.

FREE opportunity for talented people to engage with professional artists and UofC mentors!
Here are some project logistics and details:
  • “Ode to the City” is a grassroots project that targets communities with stories to tell and art to create by providing neighborhood members with free resources and platform to tell those stories.
  • ALL people are welcome, regardless of experience, background, identity, age, etc.
  • Mixed media workshops make up an 8-week program in a variety of places with a wide-range of artistic mediums: visual arts, poetry, radio, performance art, and more. Students will be exposed to professional artists from different backgrounds, artistic mediums, and communities. For example, Jamila Woods!
  • Participants will have the opportunity to work within these spaces, with free supplies, teachers, mentors, the ability to connect with their community, and an opportunity to exhibit their work.
  • The intensive visual arts track will be held weekly and is geared toward participants with great interest and any experience in visual arts.
  • Workshops will tackle specific themes (e.g., race/ethnicity, faith, spirituality, gender, sexuality, and more)
  • Our community partners include: Young Chicago Authors, The Rebuild Foundation, The Poetry Foundation, StoryArts, Bing Bookstore, the UChicago Arts Incubator, and Living Hope Church.
Project schedule:
  1. Mixed Media Workshops (Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, Greater Grand Crossing; Saturdays, 1-3 pm):
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
  1. Mixed Media Workshops (Bing Art Books, Washington Park; Tuesdays, 6-8 pm)
July 5, 12, 19, 26,
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  1. Mixed Media Workshops (Living Hope Church, Woodlawn; Wednesdays, 2-3 pm)
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3
  1. Visual Arts Intensive Track (Arts Incubator, Washington Park; Mondays, 6-8 pm)
July 11, 25
August 8, 22
Register at:
Here is the program registration form (if people could register asap, that would be great!): http://goo.gl/forms/Nx2CJs0zRHJwNNny2

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 6/6-6/10




As the school year winds down, you will notice that homework will slow down as well.  Please be aware that I will post important homework assignments on the blog as needed.  Speaking of…

Science Fair boards are due on Monday June 13.  I will send home instructions on assembly today.  Please take a look at the expectations and help facilitate any experiment that takes place at home.  Email me with any questions and concerns.


This week:  some students are exempt from Reading logs for the remainder of the year due to exemplary performance.  Next Friday all Reading logs will be handed in for the year.  All student should still be reading nightly towards the goal of 25 books/5th grade.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8.8  Home Link 8.9
Writing  Publish Personification poem
Social Studies/ Science
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minute.s Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log  FINAL Reading Log is DUE!

Science Research report


Your student is required to complete a Science Fair project before the end of the school year. Last weekend a timeline was sent home outlining the due dates for different parts of the project.  Monday May 6 is the due date for the Science Research report.  Please see the attached documents for requirements and rubric.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me.


Ms. Krecik

Science Research Paper Requirements and rubric

Science research organizer