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  • Day 3 - 3/2/20

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 4/2/2020 7:30:00 AM

     

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

    Day #3 (each day will take 90 minutes to complete)

     

     


    Check In

    Math

    (20 minutes)

    Reading

    (30 minutes)

    Writing and Speaking

    (15 minutes)

    Social studies

    (15 minutes)

    Encores

    (10 minutes)


    Checkout

     Morning Check In Form

    Chromebook Math:

    -use Freckle and complete assignment called 

    Fractions - Word Problems: Multiplication

    Go to Freckle and read and answer questions for the article: The Arctic Region


    Read aloud as a video:


    The War That Saved My Life


    Zoom Meeting at 11:30


    Join Zoom Meeting: Click on the link no later than 11:29 am

    https://zoom.us/j/973251676


    Meeting ID: 973 251 676

    Write a How-To paper of your choice and post it on Seesaw.

    Examples: Look on SeeSaw

    -how to braid

    -how to make a sandwich

    -how to wrap a present

    -How  to build a campfire

    -How to care for a plant

    -How do you calm down

    Go on Seesaw Read all the direction steps and complete the assignment: Compass Rose Map



    Double check you followed ALL the steps!!

    Pick an activity for S.T.E.M.

    Click here for encores

    End of Day Check Out

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  • Day 2 4-1-20

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 4/1/2020 7:55:00 AM
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  • Day 1 3-31-20

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 3/31/2020 8:00:00 AM

      

    Tuesday, March 31st

    Day #1 (each day will take 90 minutes to complete)

    English Version

     

    Go to SeeSaw for links.

     

    Math

    (20 minutes)

    Reading

    (30 minutes)

    Writing and Speaking

    (15 minutes)

    Social studies

    (15 minutes)

    Encores

    (10 minutes)

    Chromebook Math:

    -use Freckle and complete assignment called Fractions - Word Problems: Addition



    Click on the link to see me reading our read aloud as a video

    The War That Saved My Life Ch 1-2


    -Read 20 Minutes on your own or use a chromebook app.

    Show and Tell on Seesaw

    Find something at home you would like to share with the class and post a video on Seesaw to share with the class.

    Go on Seesaw and complete the assignment: Label the World Map .

    Movement activity 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP0wgVhUC9w


    Pick an activity for PE

    Click here for encores

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  • Weekly News 3-13-20

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 3/13/2020 2:00:00 PM

    IAR- Illinois Assessment of Readiness

    The class did a great job with their first IAR test. We will continue testing next week Monday-Thursday. Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and gets a good night’s sleep before the assessments. Thanks for your support!

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    Progress Reports  

    Trimester 2 progress reports are available to view online. 

     

    Math

    The class tested on Unit 6 fractions. We won’t be starting a new math unit until after the break due to the IAR tests. The kids are looking forward to no math homework next week. Yeah!

     

    Language Arts

    The class continues to work on the expository papers and posters. These will be due the Friday before the break. 

     

    Social Studies

    Students were given states and capitals flashcards to study for the midwest. Please make sure your child is practicing these at home. This quiz will also be on the Friday before the break. 



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  • Weekly News 3-6-20

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 3/6/2020 11:00:00 AM

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    TONIGHT!!!

    Coventry Family Bingo + Loteria Night

     

    Friday, March 6th 6:30-9:00pm

     

    Concessions offered for $1 - $2 and will include pizza, popcorn, snacks and water/juice.

    • Please note: this is not a drop-off event.

     

    CAMPER OF THE MONTH

    The “camper of the month” trait is courteous. The class has identified some ideas of what behaviors could be courteous

    -use kind words

    -positive talk

    -nice body gestures (thumbs up, smile, no eye rolling)

    -polite and uses “please” and “thank you”

    -respect adults

    -listen to others

    We will have a weekly prize for students trying to be courteous. 

     

    IAR

    IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) testing is coming up. This is our school's state assessment. It will be a series of 5 tests. We will test March 12th through the 19th. On these test days we encourage children to get a restful night’s sleep and to eat a good breakfast for brain power. 

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    Yearbook

    t BUY IT NOW!!!!!

    Coventry's 2019-2020 yearbook order deadline is approaching. The price of this year's yearbook is $13.54. If ordered soon there will be no shipping costs. To purchase a yearbook please go to https://tr5.treering.com/validate and enter your school’s passcode:101416421426234.  

     

    Language Arts

    Students are busy researching an animal to write an informational/expository essay. This means we have worked on three modes of writing this year (narrative, persuasive, and expository).

     

    Math

    During math students learned how to multiply fractions times a whole number. Your child should be able to:

    Covert fractions into mixed numbers or improper fractions

    Simplify fractions

    Multiply fractions

    Add and subtractions

    Borrow from a whole number to subtract fractions

    Our test for Unit 6 is scheduled for next Friday!

     

    Social Studies

    We have just started our tour of the midwest and next week, we should make it to Wrigley Field and O'Hare International Airport.

     

    March

    6 Bingo/Loteria Night

    9 PTA Meeting 7pm

    11 Progress Reports available on ParentVue

    16 Board Meeting 7pm

    20 PBIS Assembly

    21-29 Spring Break

    April

    17 District Art Show 6-9 @ Dole Mansion

     

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  • Weekly News 2-28-20

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 2/28/2020 3:45:00 PM

    Read Across America Week

     

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    March 2 - March 6

    Monday, March 2 - Get Cozy and Read!  Wear your pajamas! 

    Tuesday, March 3 - Thankful for Books! Wear your favorite outfit. 

    Wednesday, March 4 - Team up and Read!  Wear Sports Gear!

    Thursday, March 5 - Coventry Eagles love to read!  Wear Spirit Wear!

    Friday, March 6  - We love books! Dress as your favorite book character!

     

    Language Arts

    The tall tales were due today. They truly are very tall. Please ask your child how this published  story looks in our classroom. We also worked on suffixes this week.

     

    Math

    We started learning about fractions in unit 6. Some vocabulary words to remember are unit fraction, mixed number, improper fraction/fraction greater than one. Almost every daily lesson introduces a new skill, so please support your child to make sure they are doing their homework and practicing these skills. 

    Fraction Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA9XLJpQp3c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5juto2ze8Lg

     

    Science

    The class wrapped up magnets and electricity. Next week we will learn about the Midwest during social studies. 

     

    March

    6 Bingo/Loteria Night

    9 PTA Meeting 7pm

    11 Progress Reports available on ParentVue

    13 PTA assembly @915

    16 Board Meeting 7pm

    20 PBIS Assembly

    April

    17 District Art Show 6-9 @ Dole Mansion



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  • Weekly News. 2-21-2020

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 2/21/2020 11:45:00 AM

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    Bingo Baskets

    Fourth grade is collecting beach and pool things, gift cards, and hair accessories for the bingo baskets to be raffled at BINGO night. We appreciate your help! Bingo Night is March 6th. 




    The Kids Heart Challenge is currently taking place during your child's P.E. class! For many years Coventry has supported the American Heart Association through the Kids Heart Challenge. All students are participating in the jumping activities but raising funds is voluntary. Please consider making a donation to this heart healthy cause by clicking on the link. Join our school and help us support the cause!

    -Mrs. Humbles, Mr. Little, & Mrs. Yelletsg

    Link to Coventry’s KHC Website:

    http://www2.heart.org/goto/coventry

     

     

     

    Math

    What a busy week. We learned about symmetry, and how many lines of symmetry a shape may have. We worked on finding out the rectangles area and perimeter.  We learned our formula for area is A=L x W and Perimeter P=L+L+W+W. 

     

    Language Arts

    This week we started writing a tall tale. Tall tales have many hyperboles and the kids are working on generating these for their main character.  We have some creative writers.

     

    Science

    This week our investigation looked at lighting a light bulb, a motor and using an on/off switch. The kids are becoming familiar with electrical components. 

     

    Social Studies

    Next week we will be continuing our tour of the United States regions. We will be looking at the Midwest Region.h

     

    February

    28 End of Trimester 2

    March

    6 Bingo/Loteria Night

    11 Progress Reports available on ParentVue

    13 PTA assembly @915

    April

    17 District Art Show 6-9 @ Dole Mansion






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  • Weekly News 2-14-20

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 2/14/2020 3:00:00 PM
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  • Weekly News 2-7-2020

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 2/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Important

    Bingo Baskets

    Fourth grade is collecting beach and pool things, gift cards, and hair accessories for the bingo baskets to be raffled at BINGO night. We appreciate your help!

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    Kindness Party

    Your child is welcome to pass out Valentine’s on February 14th. Please make sure they include everyone in the class. I sent home a class list earlier in the week. b



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    Kindness Week- Spirit Wear

    Monday-Say Yell-ow  (wear yellow) 

    Say hello to a new friend and ask them their name.

     

      Tuesday-Team Up with a New Friend  (wear your favorite 

    team)

    Find a new friend to play or work with

      Wednesday-Dream of Kindness  (wear pajamas)

    Think happy thoughts and share your dreams

     

    Thursday-Be a True Blue Friend (wear blue to show we 

               include everyone) 

    Compliment a friend

    Friday- Happy Valentine’s Day!  (wear red and pink)

    Pass out Valentines and sprinkle kindness

     

    Chuck E Cheese Night

    February 7: Chuck E. Cheese Night, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

     

    Math

    This week we started learning about quadrilaterals. We learned how to classify them by parallel sides and right angles. 

     

    Language Arts

    Your child read the myth, Hercules’ Quest. The class is studying story elements for fables, folktales, myths, fairy tales, and tall tales. The students are enjoying learning about traditional literature. Students also started rewriting a fable using the program, Book Creator on the chromebooks using the story’s plot line as a guide. 

     

    Science

    Students completed an investigation on how to light a light bulb. We are learning many new terms such as electrical components, filament, and D-Cell battery.  

     

    February

    14 Early Release Day

    27 2nd Grade Performance

    28 End of Trimester 2

    March

    11 Progress Reports available on ParentVue 

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  • Weekly News 1-31-20

    Posted by Lori Hoffman on 1/31/2020 3:55:00 PM

    Important

    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



    Purrfect Cat Rescue

    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!

     

    Monday is Hundredth Day! Please look for the flyer in your child’s home folder. s

     

    Kindness Party

    Your child is welcome to pass out Valentine’s on February 14th. Please make sure they include everyone in the class. I sent home a class list earlier in the week. 

     

    Poetry Cafe

    Writing and reading poems with hot chocolate was fun today. I sent the packet home, so please encourage your child to read their poems to you. 

     

    Math

    This week we learned the terms isosceles, scalene, and equilateral. Your child can classify triangles by their sides and angles. 

     

    Bingo Baskets

    Fourth grade is collecting beach and pool things, gift cards, and hair accessories for the bingo baskets to be raffled at BINGO night. We appreciate your help!

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    February

    14 Early Release Day 

    5 Essentials Staff Survey Needs to be Complete

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