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    Email: ljcopley@d47.org

    School Phone: 815-788-5500

     

     

    Welcome to Fourth Grade!

    Please remember to check my website once per week.

     

     

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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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  • News 10-4-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 10/4/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Family Movie Night is Tonight!

    5:10-6:15  Dunk Tank 

    6:15  Doors Open 

    7:00-8:30 Movie 



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    Teacher update

    Conference Information

    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.




    Language Arts

    This week we started unit 2 of Units of Study.  We are reading about Tornadoes. We are learning to take notes and do research. We will be writing a “blog like” paper  about being in a tornado. This will be shared on Seesaw.

     

    Math

    We have begun the multiplication journey.  This chapter teachers multiplying two digits by one digit numbers and two digit by two. This can be difficult if the students do not  know their multiplication facts. Knowing your facts is real important. Please keep practicing facts at home.




     

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  • News 9-27-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 9/27/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Teacher Message

    The class previewed the bookfair today. Our class can purchase books on October 1st. Thanks for working on the Coventry fundraiser. Movie night will be on October 4th. 

     

    Math

    The class is working on unit 2. This unit is focused on multiplication. If your child does not know how to multiply 2-digit numbers times a 2-digit number, they soon will. Completing homework is very important for extra practice. We review the homework every morning, so please make sure your child is prepared. Thanks for your help!

     

    Language Arts 

    This week we explored new reading apps. I introduced MyOn News and Kids A-Z. The nice thing about these programs is that they are geared to your child’s reading level and they have comprehension questions after the story.  

     

    Social Studies

    The class learned how our country is a “melting pot.” We studied how people settled the US. We are discussing other countries contributions. 



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  • News 9-20-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 9/20/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    Cooking the apples!

     

    Teacher Message

    We have completed the round of Fastbridge testing for the fall. The students did great!!

     

    Please remember to check with your child to see if they have working headphones at school. They are necessary. Thanks for your help. 

     

    Please check out the fundraiser information I sent home. 

     

    Math

    We finished Chapter 1 and took the test today. Next week we will be starting Chapter 2 which will begin covering Multiplication, looking at different models and algebraic notation.  

     

    In the students assignment notebook they have access codes needed to explore some of the computer programs we use here at school.  They can use these programs at home to practice. Fact practice is an important part of this chapter. 

     

    Reflex Login     Freckle login

     

    Language Arts

    This week we read a story called Riding Freedom.  We then wrote a summary about the story.  Giving enough information, but not everything is a tough skill.

     

    Johnny Appleseed Day

    September 26th is actually Johnny Appleeeds birthday.  We had a blast today making applesauce and learning about different apples. We discovered that there are many different kinds and very different flavors. We tried 7 different kinds of apples. Please ask your child which was their favorite. 

    • Honeycrisp
    • Gala
    • Granny Smith
    • Washington Rave
    • Gingergold
    • Fiji
    • Golden Delicious

     

    Social Studies

    We have been reading Chapter 2 and 3 and learning about the many different people that make up America.

     

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  • News 9-13-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 9/13/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Thanks so much for joining me at Parerent Night. If you weren't able to attend I placed your handouts in your childs mailbox. Please check for these papers in your child's home folder. We are off to a great start! Please remember picture day is the 18th, next Wednesday. Scholastic book orders are due next Friday. My code to order is NJ4TM. 

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  • News 9-6-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 9/6/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Teacher Message

    We completed our first round of MAP testing. We will take these tests once more in the winter. Sometimes for computer work we need headphones. Please double check with your child to see if their headset is working and if they have some. 

     

    Math

    We continue to study place value in unit 1. We worked on adding and subtracting large numbers and estimation this week. I have plenty of grid paper your child can use at home as well. Just have your child let me know and I can send home a bunch. We will use grid paper for aligning our long division problems later on. 

     

    I signed students up for a fact practice program called Reflex. They may have used this last year. They can practice facts on the weekends too. Your child’s password should be glued inside of their assignment notebook. Here’s the link to get there. Reflex Login

     

    Language Arts

    This week we read a great narrative nonfiction story about a hippo and a tortoise. You may have heard about these true life animals, Owen and Mzee. Here’s a quick clip to see how these friends interact. https://vimeo.com/24175704. Your child identified their character traits using text evidence. 

     

    Social Studies

    Students created slideshows on the four social scientists we have been studying. They included a definition for each and artifact images. 

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  • News 8-30-19

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 8/29/2019 8:00:00 PM

    Teacher Message

    We started off the week talking about the growth mindset concept. Students found out that our brains are like a muscle and they get stronger. We found out it’s ok to make mistakes and we can learn from them if we don’t give up. 

     

    As a class we talked about our workspace at home. I had the kids draw a picture of where they read and do homework at night. I asked your child to show you the diagram. Please feel free to email me a picture of them studying at home and I will share it with the class. The kids seemed proud that they have or will create a place to study.

     

    Language Arts

    We read several great stories this week. We read a book about Jackie Robinson and how his teammates impacted his life. We read a book called A Bad Case of Stripes and the kids worked on summarizing. We also read Chicken Sunday. You will have to ask your child what that one was about. 

     

    Math

    The year started off with place value, rounding, and reading large numbers. We are focusing on some newer terms called standard form and expanded notation. Here is an example below. 

     

    89,345

    Standard Form: 89,345

    Expanded Form: 80,000 +9,000+300+40+5

    Word Form: eighty nine thousand, three hundred forty-five

     

    Social Studies

    Chapter one discusses four major social scientists. We learned about a historian, economist, geographer, and political scientist. We will practice sorting artifacts next week. 

     

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  • Meet the Teacher

    Posted by Lindsey Copley on 8/15/2019 7:00:00 PM

    Welcome back to school! Please visit me for supply drop off and meet the teacher on Tuesday, August 20th from 2-3:00. Our room number is 21. Our first day of school together is on Wednesday. Don't forget, Wednesday is an early release dismissal at 2:00. 

     

     

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