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    Miss King's Classroom

    cmking@d47.org

    815-788-5500

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    Important Dates

     

    May

    27 No School

    29 Field Day Rain Date

    30        Last PBIS Assembly

    31 5th Grade Celebration 3:30-5

    June

    4 Last Day for Kindy

    5 Last Day 1-5 2pm Dismissal

     

    Class Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/missking227 

     

  • Weekly Updates 5-24-19

    Posted by Carol King on 5/24/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Teacher Notes

    Field Day is rescheduled for next Wednesday. Please remind your child to wear their field day shirt or a shirt that they could get signed on Wednesday. Rain or shine we are planning on playing fun games and activities.

     

    Yearbook orders will be passed out on June 4th.

     

    Math

    The class worked on identifying quadrilaterals this week. We will continue to learn geometry skills next week.

     

    Language Arts

    The class is now researching countries. Please ask your child which country they are researching and why. Some topics they are researching are currency, population, climate, and holidays.

     

    Science

    We finished our bug experiments. We tested the bugs in a “bug race” with an isopod and a beetle. We found that isopods prefer damp soil and darkling beetles prefer dry soil. Did you know that there are 1, 400 species of darkling beetles in North America?

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  • Weekly Updates 5-17-19

    Posted by Carol King on 5/17/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Field Day Message

    Parents please note that lunches delivered to parents and students from restaurants will not be allowed on field day.  Our office staff cannot accept deliveries with all the check-ins and other tasks required on that day. Please also make sure that your child wears sunscreen and gym shoes that day. Thanks for your help!

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    Math

    This week we worked on triangles.  The students reviewed acute and obtuse and they also learned about equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles.  We will continue working on geometry next week.

     

    Language Arts

    This week we read a story and learned about service dogs.  The students loved making text-to-self connections about their own experiences with dogs and whether their pets would make good service animals or not.  We also worked on writing letters to future fourth graders for next year’s students.

     

    Social Studies/Science

    This week we finished reading about the southwest region of the United States. We will be testing on the states and capitals next week.  We also observed isopods and darkling beetles.

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  • Weekly Updates 5-10-19

    Posted by Carol King on 5/10/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Teacher Thoughts

    Thank you so much for joining us at open house. The kids are super proud of their accomplishments this year.

     

    Thank you for the kind notes and gifts for teacher appreciation. We also enjoyed the food donations in the teacher’s lounge.

     

    Field Day Message

    Thanks for returning the pink lunch forms for your child’s lunch selection and white forms for volunteering for field day. Parents please note that lunches delivered to parents and students from restaurants will not be allowed on field day.  Our office staff cannot accept deliveries with all the check-ins and other tasks required on that day. Thanks for your help!

     

    Math

    The class is working on our last math unit for the year, geometry. We will practice naming triangles by angles and sides. The students will be using a protractor to measure angles. 

     

    Language Arts

    This week students worked to complete writing projects for open house. Your child wrote an owl report, created a timeline, wrote memories fourth grade memories, and created a collage about themself using technology.

     

    Science

    Did you see the terrariums? They are really thriving. The kids love to water the plants. We will continue to make growth observations next week. The live bugs will be arriving soon. We have so many more experiments to complete before fourth grade is over.

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  • Weekly Updates 4-18-19

    Posted by Carol King on 4/18/2019 12:00:00 PM

    Updates

    Book Fair Next week.  

    The students will preview on Tuesday and purchase on Wednesday.

    REMINDER:

    Our next field trip is on Friday April 26th.  We will be going to Marengo Ridge Outdoor Center.  Dress for a busy day outside. Remember to wear long pants and covered shoes. NO SANDALS! Please wear a jacket if it fits the weather. Your child will also need to bring a sack lunch. They can also purchase a lunch to go through the cafeteria.

     

    Language Arts  

    This week we have been busy working on “What does our Name Mean?” We have learned the story of our name and how it came to be.   On Monday, we finished the IAR testing and they did a FANTASTIC job!!! Great job boys and girls.

     

    Math

    We continued to practice the vocabulary terms compare, equivalent, and simplify. I am hoping your child is becoming more comfortable working with fractions. We also started discussing decimals.

     

    Social Studies

    This week we took the test for the midwest region. We are starting our science unit,  habitats next week. The kids are going to love dissecting owl pellets.

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  • Weekly Updates 4-5-19

    Posted by Carol King on 4/5/2019 11:05:00 AM

     

    Math

    Unit 7 also focuses on fractions. We continue to practice comparing fractions using a number line. I have taught the class what we call the “butterfly method” or “cross multiplying” as well. The following video helps explain comparing fractions too. If you have a moment, please watch the video to find out what your child is studying in class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNdUJQ_qd4U

     

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    Language Arts

    The class began a research project on a state from a region of their choice. Your child will publish their research as an opinion piece on a brochure trying to convince a traveler to visit their state of choice. We are following the writer’s workshop process from draft to publish. You will have a chance to see your child’s work at Open House.



    Social Studies

    We are studying the midwest. We made several stops on our tour visiting the St. Louis arch, the Soo Locks, Mall of America, Wrigley field, and much more. 



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  • Weekly Updates 3-15-19

    Posted by Carol King on 3/15/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Teacher Message

    Now is a good time to ask your child if they have working headphones. Being a one-to-one classroom with chromebooks means we use headphones quite frequently. Sometimes they break. Thanks for checking in with them.

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    Language Arts

    This week we finished researching Antarctica. We learned about Adelie penguins building rock nests and stealing from each other,  “the green flash”, and about krill. Many students had different opinions on if they would visit Antarctica. We studied first and secondhand accounts. We also began learning about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. We will continue to work on this topic with writing interview questions and posting them on Seesaw.

     

    Math

    We took the unit 6 math test today. Unit 7 also focuses on fractions, but we are going to use next week before spring break to review skills before state testing.

     

    Social Studies

    The students are learning about the west region of the United States. We have been learning about tourist stops in California, Colorado, and Hawaii. I will pass out practice cards for your child to practice matching up the states with a picture. We will have a states and capitals quiz on Friday, the 22nd.

     

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  • Weekly Updates 3-8-19

    Posted by Carol King on 3/8/2019 12:00:00 PM

    BINGO NIGHT IS TONIGHT!

    Doors will open at 6:00 PM

    Bingo starts at 6:30 PM

    COST

    $5/5 game cards (sold as a set)
    $1/1 raffle ticket

    FOOD

    Pizza, drinks, and other concessions are available for purchase!

     

    Math

    We have learned many fraction skills. Your child should be starting to understand how to:

    Add and subtract mixed numbers

    Change improper fractions to mixed numbers

    Multiply a whole number by a fraction

     

    Language Arts

    We finished our study on the bombing of Pearl Harbor. We learned many new vocabulary words. Please ask your child if they can tell what rationing means. Next, we are studying a journal from Antarctica. We continue to study first and secondhand accounts. We look forward to watching interviews from people who have traveled there.

     

    Science

     Your child has been working with electricity components to light bulbs and run motors. They are having so much fun with this unit. 

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  • Weekly Updates 3-1-19

    Posted by Carol King on 3/1/2019 11:00:00 AM

     

    BINGO NIGHT IS MARCH 8TH!

    Doors will open at 6:00 PM

    Bingo starts at 6:30 PM

    COST

    $5/5 game cards (sold as a set)
    $1/1 raffle ticket

    FOOD

    Pizza, drinks, and other concessions are available for purchase!

     

    Language Arts

    This week we began studying primary and secondary accounts. We are learning about the bombing of pearl harbor. Students are practicing comparing and contrasting the differences between primary and secondary sources. Please ask your child to tell you some facts about Pearl Harbor.

     

    Math

    We are busy learning about fractions. FRACTIONS ARE FUN! So far we have learned how to compare unit fractions, change improper fractions into mixed numbers, and add and subtract fractions with like denominators.

     

    Here are some helpful links:

     

    Fractions are parts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA9XLJpQp3c

     

    Change an Improper Fraction into a Mixed Number https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpumUOiGS6Q

     

    Science

    We finished the week studying science vocabulary and detecting hidden magnets. Next week, we move on to studying electricity and will be building circuits.

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  • Weekly Updates 2-22-19

    Posted by Carol King on 2/22/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Teacher Message

    Coventry's PTA is collecting donations for our BINGO/Loteria Night raffle baskets.  Donations will be due Thursday, February 28th. Thank you so much for your support!

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    Kindergarten is collecting- Superheroes/Princesses or Fun with Science

    First grade is collecting- Outdoor/summertime Fun, Lego, or Barbies

    Second grade is collecting: Cooking/Baking or Mother's Day/Spa/Gardening

    Third grade is collecting- Family Fun Night (Games and Movies) or Father’s Day/BBQ

    Fourth grade is collecting- Beach/Pool Fun or Gift Cards

    Fifth grade is collecting- Sports or Crafts/ Art Supplies



    Language Arts

    This week we continued to work on our Fractured Fairy Tales and they are turning out great. Some students have started to publish these on the program called, Book Creator on the Chromebooks.  We also discussed and work on affixes and Greek and Latin Roots to help break down the meaning of words.

     

    Math

    This week we tested on the metric system as well as perimeter and area.  We also worked on plotting points on a coordinate grid and identifying the coordinate pairs.  Next week, we will start our unit on fractions.

     

    Science

    This week we worked on experimenting with magnets to see what objects would stick to them.  The students started to see a pattern that the objects made with iron, nickel, and cobalt stuck to the magnet.  

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    We also took a couple of days to watch the Disney movie “Hercules” so that the students could compare and contrast the movie to the greek myths we have been studying.

     

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  • Weekly Updates 2-15-19

    Posted by Carol King on 2/15/2019

    Teacher Message

    Coventry's PTA is collecting donations for our BINGO/Loteria Night raffle baskets.  Donations will be due Thursday, February 28th. Thank you so much for your support!

     

    Kindergarten is collecting- Superheroes/Princesses or Fun with Science

    First grade is collecting- Outdoor/summertime Fun, Lego, or Barbies

    Second grade is collecting: Cooking/Baking or Mother's Day/Spa/Gardening

    Third grade is collecting- Family Fun Night (Games and Movies) or Father’s Day/BBQ

    Fourth grade is collecting- Beach/Pool Fun or Gift Cards

    Fifth grade is collecting- Sports or Crafts/ Art Supplies



    Language Arts

    This week we have worked on our Fractured Fairy Tale and they are turning out great.  Some students have started to publish these on the program called, Book Creator on the Chromebooks.

     

    Math

    We have worked hard on  the metric system. Unit 5 test will be on Wednesday. Look for the review on Tuesday to study for Wednesday. The test will cover area, perimeter, conversions, and story problems. 

     

    Science

    This week we worked on magnetism slideshow presentations.  The students had to research information on magnetism.  They did an awesome job with these! They even presented the information in front of the class.

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