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    Email: ljcopley@d47.org

    School Phone: 815-788-5500

     

     

    Welcome to Fourth Grade!

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  • News 5-24-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 5/24/2019 8:00:00 AM

    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 run” with different ranges of moist soil. 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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  • News 5-17-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 5/17/2019 8:00:00 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 have your child apply sunscreen at home and your child is welcome to wear a hat and bring in a water bottle for field day. Thanks for your help!

     

    Math

    The class continues to work on our last math unit for the year, geometry. We practice naming triangles by angles and sides. The students will be using a protractor to measure angles. I also introduced complementary and supplementary angles. Please look for their Seesaw post about scalene, equilaterial, and isosceles triangles.  

     

    Language Arts

    This week we have thought about our year in fourth grade and we have written a letter to the future fourth graders. We also read about service animals. 

     

    Science

    Did you see the terrariums? They are really thriving. We will continue to make growth observations next week. The live bugs are here. We examined an isopod and darkling beetle. We have so many more experiments to complete before fourth grade is over.

     

    Pizza Party Next Week

    Look for the permission slip.

     

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  • NEWS 5-10-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 5/10/2019 7:00:00 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. I also introduced complementary and supplementary angles.

     

    Language Arts

    This week students worked to complete writing projects for open house. Your child wrote an owl report, created a timeline, wrote 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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  • News 5-3-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 5/3/2019 8:00:00 AM

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    The class had so much fun dissecting owl pellets! 

     

     

     

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  • News 4-26-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 4/26/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Teacher Notes

    Thanks for buying books at the bookfair!

     

    We have one more field trip next week and we are headed to Hannah to see the middle school bands on Friday.

     

    We had so much fun on our field trip to Marengo Ridge. We studied rocks and minerals and went on a mile hike. I hope your child was protected from the insects. It might not be bad to have them check themselves for ticks as a precaution.

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    Math

    Our Unit 7 math test will be next Wednesday. We will review on Monday and Tuesday. The test will cover fractions and decimals. Some skills to practice are comparing fractions and decimals, changing a fraction to a decimal, making a line plot, and solving fraction story problems.

     

    Language Arts

    This week we read a realistic fiction story called, Romie and Me. The story was about a collage artist. After reading the story, the kids starting creating their own collage about themselves on Google Drawings.

     

    Science

    We started learning about habitats. We read Box Turtle at Long Pond. Please ask your child the four components an animal needs for survival. Next week we start dissecting owl pellets. Yippee!

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  • News 4-18-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 4/18/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Book Fair

    Our class will be previwing the book fair next Monday and our purchase day is Friday. I sent home a flyer today. 

     

    REMINDER:

    Our next field trip is on Thursday April 25th.  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!!! 

     

    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 often say, “FRACTIONS ARE FUN!”

     

    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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  • News 4-11-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 4/11/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Teacher Message

    The owl presentation was wonderful. The class is looking forward to dissecting owl pellets.

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    We went to the High School Musical Jr. at Hannah. The performance was fantastic and the classes were great audiences.

     

    It was great to see families at Culver’s. Thanks for supporting Coventry.

     

    Math

    The class focused on finding equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, and simplifying fractions.

     

    Language Arts

    The class is finishing up the brochures of the west. They are turning out great. You’ll have to see them at Open House. We also worked on identifying text structures for informational text. These would be description, cause/effect, problem/solution, and sequencing.

     

    Social Studies

    Please remind your child to STUDY, STUDY, STUDY for the upcoming states and capitals test on Wednesday. Don’t forget to use the flashcards!

     

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  • News 4-5-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 4/5/2019 10:00:00 AM

     

    IAR Testing (Illinois Assessment of Readiness)

    We have two state language arts assessments next week. They will be in the afternoon on Monday and Wednesday of next week. Your child is doing a great job of being ready to test after lunch.

     

    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

     


    Language Arts

    The class began a research project on state from the west region. 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. I have sent home flashcards so that your child can practice matching the states and capitals. Our quiz on the midwest will be on April 17th.

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  • News 3-22-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 3/22/2019 8:00:00 AM

    YEAR BOOKS

    Last call to purchase a Coventry 2018-19 yearbook within deadline! The price of this year's yearbook is $12.74. To purchase a yearbook please go to www.treering.com/101416421426234 by April 2nd. Orders placed after April 2nd may get delivered home instead of school and are subject to shipping and handling fees.
     
    Have a wonderful spring break!

     

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  • News 3-15-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 3/15/2019 8:00:00 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 and sometimes they break. Thanks for checking in with them.

     

    Language Arts

    This week we finished researching Antarctica. We learned about Adelie penguins building rock nests, fractured ice, Palmer Station, “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.

     

    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.

     

    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 have passed 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. Please remind your child to study. Thanks for your support:)

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