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    Email: ljcopley@d47.org

    School Phone: 815-788-5500

     

     

    Welcome to Fourth Grade!

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  • News 1-24-20

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 1/24/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Class Materials

    Now is a good time to make sure that your child has their supplies. Please check to make sure your child has each day their headphones, assignment notebook, and home folder. We will continue to have reading and math homework throughout the year Monday-Thursday. 



    Winter 2020 Parent University - Parenting and Technology: Why Our Kids Are Growing Up Differently

    The Winter 2020 D47 Parent University event will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lundahl Middle School, 560 Nash Rd. in Crystal Lake. Prairie Ridge High School counselor Missy Berg will discuss how technology and parenting strategies are affecting our kids' generation, known as Generation Z or iGen. Parents will learn how to help their children develop healthy peer and adult relationships, improve communication, cope and manage emotions, and increase self-efficacy/confidence. To learn more and register, visit www.d47.org/parentuniversity



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    Coventry Student Council is doing a community drive for the Purrfect Cat Rescue Shelter. Student Council is collecting basic household supplies like paper towels, disinfectant wipes, hand soap, hand sanitizer, garbage bags, dryer sheets, and more. The drive runs from January 21st through February 7th. Thank you for your support!

     

    100th Day of School

    With no emergency days between now and then: Monday, February 3rd, 2020 will be the 100th day.  Feel free to join in on this fun day and dress up.  

     

    The Great Kindness Challenge

    The Great Kindness Challenge starts next week! We will have spirit days and a coins for kindness collection. Students will vote on the charity for the coins next week. Please look in your child’s home folder for a flyer on these events. 

     

    Spirit Days

    Monday-Superhero Day

    Tuesday-Career Day

    Wednesday-Hippie Day

    Thursday-Sports Day

    Friday-Pajama Day

     

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    Well, this week we have learned how to use a protractor.

    We have been naming angles and now measuring them. We will continue to work on geometry for the next few weeks. Remember, we jumped to unit 8. You will find your child’s homework packet in their home folder. 

     

    Language Arts

    The class started studying traditional literature. We read a folktale about a dove and ant. Next, we plotted the story line on a graphic organizer. 

     

    Science

    Students had fun exploring magnets this week. We found out magnets stick to iron. 



     

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  • News 1-10-20

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 1/9/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Teacher Message

    Happy New Year! It’s wonderful to see the students refreshed and healthy after the break and ready to learn. We are diving into many learning activities. I told the class that next week we will be setting reading goals as a challenge to read more genres in the new year. Also, please check in with your child to make sure they are keeping up with their homework assignments. Thanks for your support:)

     

    We also finished the last MAP test. Next week your child will begin the FastBridge assessments. 

     

    Math

    The class just finished our unit on Algebra. We are going to review double-digit multiplication and long-division next week. After that, we will be starting a new journal for the next trimester learning geometry.  We will skip to unit 8. 


     Language Arts

    The class finished publishing their Time For Kids nomination. These opinion essays will be hanging up in the classroom. 

     

    Science 

    We are learning about magnets and how they attract and repel. The class explored what magnets stick to. We read a folktale about Magnus and the magnetic black rock. It could be how magnetism was first discovered by finding magnetite. 

     

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  • 12-20-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 12/19/2019 3:00:00 PM

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    Math

    We will be finishing our Unit 4 after the holidays we will finish the lessons and review for the test.

    Language Art

    Time for Kids Magazine does a campaign for children to nominate a person of the year. We have adapted it to our unit of study and are writing who we think could be person of the year. We have learned about Martin L King Jr., Nelson  Mandela, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, and Harrett Tubman, 

    Social Studies

    We completed the Southeast region and the class did great on the states and capitals test. Congrats!

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  • News 12-13-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 12/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Teacher Message

    We will have a holiday party on Friday, December 20th. Your child is welcome to bring in an extra snack for our afternoon celebration. As you know, we can't share food at school due to allergies. Thanks for your help with this. It should be a great winter celebration with games, crafts, and music. 

    Math

    We continue to work on chapter 4. This chapter focuses on order of operations and solving two step story problems.  We have discussed the comparison problems, how to write a solution equation and a situation equation. We are requiring students to write an equation with a variable and the answer with a unit.

    Language Arts

    We have been reading biographies and we recently read about Cesar Chavez. He was a great leader and helped to make farm working conditions better for migrant workers. Students used text evidence to write a pros constructed response. 

    Social Studies

    This week we have been studying for our social studies test. We also have been playing a geography game on the southeast. 




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  • News 11-15-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 11/15/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Language Arts

    This week we read a story called, My Brother Martin. This story is a biography written by Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister. We are focusing on what it takes to be a great leader. We also studied poems by Langston Hughes. We wrote a PCR (pros constructed response) and the students scored themselves based on their response using text evidence. 

     

    Math

    We continue to practice long division. We will have a unit test on division next Friday before the break. Here’s a video that explains the digit-by-digit method we have been using. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGqBQrUYua4

     

    Science

    The class made crystals by completing an evaporation test. The class found out that the mock rocks had kosher salt in them. 

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  • News 11-8-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 11/8/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Teachers Notes

    Our field trip today was fantastic. The play was outstanding.

     

    Conferences

    As a reminder, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in coming up fast.  I am excited to share your student's progress thus far, as well as the goals they have for continued progress.  (Remember we want your student present at conferences to share their achievements and goals.) 

     

    This year's conferences will be held:  Wednesday, November 20th  at 5:00pm-8:00pm, Monday, November 25th   at 12:00pm-8:00pm, and Tuesday, November 26th at  8:00am-11:00am

      

    Please contact your teacher or the main office if you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Yearbook

    Coventry's 2019-2020 yearbook orders can now be placed. The price of this year's yearbook is $13.54. To purchase a yearbook please go to https://tr5.treering.com/validate and enter your school’s passcode:101416421426234. 



    Math

    We have jumped in to long division, we are catching on. The children are working hard and understanding the process. Remember the multiplication facts are very important, Keep practicing your facts.

     

    Language Arts

    We continue to work on our narrative writing. We’re using the plot line to focus on the rising action, climax, and resolution. Your child will be typing the story on a Google Doc and then will piece it together in a small bound book. These should be wonderful to read. 

     

    Science

    We have made many observations on our mock rock.  What is your rock made of????? This week we worked on dissecting the mock rock. 

     

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  • 11-1-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 11/1/2019 9:00:00 AM

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    Conference

    As a reminder, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in November.  I am excited to share your student's progress thus far, as well as the goals they have for continued progress.  (Remember we want your student present at conferences to share their achievements and goals.) 

     

    This year's conferences will be held:

     

                                         Wednesday, November 20th      5:00pm-8:00pm

                                         Monday, November 25th    12:00pm-8:00pm

                                         Tuesday, November 26th 8:00am-11:00am

     

    Please log in to ParentVue and choose CONFERENCE from the left hand menu to choose a day and time that works for you and your student(s).  (If you have more than one student you will have to select each student separately to choose a date a time for a conference.) Your response will be automatically submitted to the teacher, while at the same time marking that time slot filled. (The time slots visible when you login are the only time slots currently available.) If you need to change the time of your conference, log back in to ParentVue, choose CONFERENCE, unselect your current time which will then allow you to choose a new time.

     

    If you would like to have an encore (Art, LMC, Music, PE or STEM), speech, reading teacher, or social worker included in your conference, please contact your child's homeroom teacher so she can make arrangements for that individual to be present.  



    Please contact your teacher or the main office if you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Yearbook

    Coventry's 2019-2020 yearbook orders can now be placed. The price of this year's yearbook is $13.54. To purchase a yearbook please go to https://tr5.treering.com/validate and enter your school’s passcode:101416421426234. A 10% discount will be applied if your yearbook order is placed by October 31st.

     

    Teacher Note

    We had so much fun during our Halloween party. Thank you so much to those that volunteered their time for our crafts and games. 

     

    Math

    We took the Chapter 2 math test this morning and we have a good grasp of multiplication.  Our next chapter will be covering division. We will be using the traditional, long-division method. 

     

    Language Arts

    The class is working on narrative writing. We studied a plot line. We are focused on the rising action, climax, and resolution. Your child will be typing the story on a Google Doc and then will piece it together in a small bound book. These should be wonderful to read. Also, we finished reading Winn Dixie. Most kids found a connection with the character, India Opal. 

     

    Science

    Do you know what a rock is? The class will be focusing on this question with an investigation on a mock rock next week. Also, your child is welcome to bring in their personal rock collections for the class to observe. 



     

     

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  • News 10-25-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 10/25/2019 9:00:00 AM

    Conference

    As a reminder, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in November.  I am excited to share your student's progress thus far, as well as the goals they have for continued progress.  (Remember we want your student present at conferences to share their achievements and goals.) 

     

    This year's conferences will be held:

     

                                         Wednesday, November 20th      5:00pm-8:00pm

                                         Monday, November 25th    12:00pm-8:00pm

                                         Tuesday, November 26th 8:00am-11:00am

     

    Please log in to ParentVue and choose CONFERENCE from the left hand menu to choose a day and time that works for you and your student(s).  (If you have more than one student you will have to select each student separately to choose a date a time for a conference.) Your response will be automatically submitted to the teacher, while at the same time marking that time slot filled. (The time slots visible when you login are the only time slots currently available.) If you need to change the time of your conference, log back in to ParentVue, choose CONFERENCE, unselect your current time which will then allow you to choose a new time.

     

    If you would like to have an encore (Art, LMC, Music, PE or STEM), speech, reading teacher, or social worker included in your conference, please contact your child's homeroom teacher so she can make arrangements for that individual to be present.  



    Please contact your teacher or the main office if you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Yearbook

    Coventry's 2019-2020 yearbook orders can now be placed. The price of this year's yearbook is $13.54. To purchase a yearbook please go to https://tr5.treering.com/validate and enter your school’s passcode:101416421426234. A 10% discount will be applied if your yearbook order is placed by October 31st.

     

    Teacher Note

    Please remember to check your child’s home folder and assignment notebook. 

     

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    We look forward to celebrating the traditions of the fall season at school and thank you in advance for working with us. Here are a few reminders in preparation for Halloween. As you and your child plan a costume for the school day, please keep in mind the following:

     

    • Your child should bring his/her costume to school in a bag on October 31, 2018.
    • Students may not wear costumes or make-up that may be frightening or inappropriate for elementary age children. We reserve the right to alter student costumes if we deem them inappropriate.
    • Children will need to change into their costume without assistance and only have a short time to get costumes on or off.  It’s best to keep your costume simple for school.
    • For safety reasons we are asking that all pointed or sharp objects be left at home to wear with their costume at another time.
    • Please remember that students are not allowed to bring any type of play weapon to school as part of their costume.
    • The students and staff will have a short parade walking around the school beginning at 2:15. (Weather Permitting). Parents are welcome to attend the parade.

     

    Thank you for your support. Your cooperation in making Halloween fun, safe and organized for our children is greatly appreciated.

    Math

    We have completed several multiplication quizzes. The unit 2 math test will be next Friday. Please remember your child can practice math at home using the computer programs Reflex and Freckle. Your child’s passwords are glued inside of their assignment notebook. 

    Language Arts

    We read about hurricanes this week and read the story, Thunder Cake. We summarized stories and identified the point of view. In fourth grade we introduce third person limited POV and third person omniscient (all knowing). 

    Social Studies

    We finished the Northeast. Next week we will begin studying rocks and minerals during science. 

     

     

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  • News 10-18-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 10/18/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Yearbook

    Coventry's 2019-2020 yearbook orders can now be placed. The price of this year's yearbook is $13.54. To purchase a yearbook please go to https://tr5.treering.com/validate and enter your school’s passcode:101416421426234. A 10% discount will be applied if your yearbook order is placed by October 31st.

     

    Teacher Note

    Please remember to check your child’s home folder and assignment notebook. 

     

    Math

    The kids are beginning to understand multi-digit multiplication. It definitely takes time. Here’s a math antics video showing the shortcut method we have been practicing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ5qLWP3Fqo

     

    Language Arts

    This week we learned about metaphors and we are posting our tornado blogs on Seesaw. 

     

    Social Studies

    We continue to study the Northeast. I passed out a packet with flashcards for practicing the states and capitals. We will practice in class too with the program Kahoot. The quiz on this region will be next Thursday. I also let your child know that I have plenty of map practice sheets if they need them. 




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  • 10-11-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 10/11/2019 8:00:00 AM

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    Language Arts

    The class is learning about figurative language. This week we learned about similes and practiced writing about our friends and family. We continue to work on our tornado blog and next week we will study hurricanes as well.

     

    Math

    The class is becoming more confident multiplying. Next week, homework will continue to add another digit to multiply. 

     

    Social Studies

    We are traveling to the Northeast region of the United States. We visited West Quoddy Head lighthouse and the White Mountains. The kids will eventually complete a quiz on the states and capitals for each region. I will be sending home practice sheets on the Northeast to study soon. 

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