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Miss Kwon's 4th Grade 2019-2020

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Welcome to our class website! 

 

Here, you can check the daily posting of homework assignments and announcements, as well as access some helpful resources.

 

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X  

      

Dear 4th Grade Parents and Students,

I extend a very warm welcome to all as we begin this new 2019-2020 school year! What an exciting year this is for everyone. For parents, it is another year of involvement and observation of your child’s growth and success in academic and social ways. For students, it is a year of change in a new classroom with new things to learn, skills to improve, and a community to build. Likewise, for me, it is a year full of hope and excitement as I embark on yet another year doing what I love, teaching fourth graders.

To give you a little background, this is my 15th year teaching, fourteen of which have been here in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education with an endorsement in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and my Masters of Arts in Teaching with Best Practices a few years after from National University here in Los Angeles. This year marks my 13th year as a fourth grade teacher, my favorite grade by far! Prior to teaching fourth grade, I taught 7th grade English at Hawthorne Elementary where I remained a teacher till transferring to El Rodeo Elementary in 2008 to continue my role as a fourth grade teacher. In 2014, I returned home to Chicago, Illinois where I split my time - first as a middle school reading specialist, then a 3rd grade teacher. It was with great enthusiasm, however, to return to Beverly Hills in 2015, continuing in fourth grade at Beverly Vista. With today being the first day of teaching at Horace Mann, I can now officially say I have taught at every elementary school here in Beverly Hills!

I am enthusiastic to get this year underway and begin working with your child. In addition to following a curriculum aligned to the Common Core Standards, our fourth grade team stresses study skills and behaviors that lead to greater responsibility. My classroom teaching style is based on rewarding positive behaviors and redirecting those behaviors that interfere with learning. The classroom environment is one that is built upon cooperation and communication so that we can accomplish all our goals.

The partnership that I share with parents regarding student success is invaluable. It is my goal to communicate openly with parents regarding each child’s progress and growth throughout the school year. One way I will be communicating is through the classroom communication folder. In it you will find communication from the school, classroom news, and graded assessments. Please review any/all materials sent home, and return any paperwork and/or signed assessments (informing me you are aware of your child’s performance and progress) at your earliest convenience. Another way to be informed is by looking at our class website where homework and announcements will be posted daily. Please feel free to communicate with me by sending in a note with your child, leaving a voicemail for me at (310)551-5100 ext. 7224, or the most effective – emailing me at ekwon@bhusd.org. I will try my best to respond promptly.

Please read the attached information tonight with your child. It explains crucial information regarding our classroom.

I am looking forward to an amazing year and getting to know you and your child! It is my privilege to be your child’s fourth grade teacher!

Sincerely,                                                       

 

Miss Ellen Kwon                       

 

Recent Posts

Homework: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #6: Reading Log

MATHEMATICS:
o R3-1 and P3-1 (see pages on google classroom)

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Unit 1 Study Guide: pp. 1-3 (see study guide on google classroom)
• Unit 1 Test is on Friday, 9/20
o Optional: Study on Quizlet (see link on google classroom)

SCIENCE:
o None

REMINDERS:
o Finish your August Busy Packets
o Tomorrow: Late start
o Art @ 9:30 - line up at line 13
o Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/24 Abrial

Homework: Monday, September 16, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:

o Week #6: Reading Log

o Grammar Unit 1: pp.11; test on Tuesday, 9/17

  • In class work: IXL HH.1-HH.10 70% or higher (100% = extra credit); if you have a computer/tablet at home, you can work on these= due Tuesday, 9/7 (you will have a little more time in class tomorrow to work on these)

MATHEMATICS:

o None

o Multiplication Timed Test tomorrow

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

o pp.30 (we did in class; finish if you didn’t), 32, and 33 (use your workbook to help you)  

 

SCIENCE:

o None

 

REMINDERS:

o Tomorrow: Maker’s Space at @ 8:30 - line up at line 13

o Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/17 Jackson

o Early Dismissal @1pm on Tuesday, 9/17

Homework: Thursday, September 12, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #5: Reading Log (optional: you can use your social studies reading to complete your reading log- you still need to complete all of it; or you can read your own book)
o Grammar Unit 1: pp.6; test on Tuesday, 9/17
o Frindle (in class) Project: Due tomorrow
 
MATHEMATICS:
o P2-6
o Topic 2 Test: Monday, 9/16
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Read and Answer questions on WB p.23-29
 
SCIENCE:
o None
 
REMINDERS:
o Tomorrow: Science at @ 8:30 - line up at line 13
o August Busy Packet due on Monday, 9/16
o Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/17 Jackson
o Early Dismissal @1pm on Tuesday, 9/17

Homework: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #5: Reading Log
o Grammar Unit 1: pp.4; test on Tuesday, 9/17
o OVERDUE: Get Spelling Test Signed, and do corrections (the one that is stapled to your test; not the one on the back of the test)
 
MATHEMATICS:
o OVERDUE: Get Topic 1 Test Signed
o P2-5
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Read and Answer questions on WB p.19-22
 
SCIENCE:
o None
 
REMINDERS:
o Tomorrow: Music at @ 8:30 - line up at line 13
o Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/17 Jackson
o Early Dismissal @1pm on Tuesday, 9/17

Homework: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #5: Reading Log  
    • Grammar Unit 1: pp.2-3; rewrite the sentences correctly; test on Tuesday, 9/17
    • Get Spelling Test Signed, and do corrections (the one that is stapled to your test; not the one on the back of the test); if you want to take a retake, please write a letter saying so and have your parents sign it (retake will be tomorrow)
  • Mathematics:
    • Get Topic 1 Test Signed 
    • P2-3
    • P2-4
    • Extra Credit: R2-3 and R2-4
  • Social Studies:
    • pp.27 and 28
  • Science:
    • None 
  • Reminders:
    • Return Parent Information Sheet provided by Room Parents
    • Late Start Tomorrow: ART at @ 9:30 - line up at line 13
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/17 Jackson

Homework: Monday, September 9, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #5: Reading Log  
    • Get Frindle Test Signed and returned by tomorrow 
  • Mathematics:
    • R2-2
    • P2-2
    • Get multiplication test signed and returned by tomorrow 
  • Social Studies:
    • Handout: Connect the Dot worksheet (try to name the state after completing)
  • Science:
    • None 
  • Reminders:
    • Return Parent Information Sheet provided by Room Parents
    • Tomorrow: Maker's Space at @ 8:30 - line up at line 13
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/10 Jolie

Homework: Thursday, September 5, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #4: Reading Log  
  • Mathematics:
    • R2-1
    • P2-1
  • Social Studies:
    • Finish reading and answering WB p. 13-17
  • Science:
    • None 
  • Reminders:
    • HM Purple/Spirit Gear Day tomorrow 
    • Return Parent Information Sheet provided by Room Parents
    • Tomorrow: Science at @ 8:30 - line up at line 13
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/10 Jolie

Homework: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #4: Reading Log  
    • Spelling Unit 1: use packet page 15 to make a list of all the words in your language arts notebook: spell all the words correctly  
      • Spelling Test: tomorrow: Thursday, 9/5
    • Frindle: none, but continue to study for the test  
      • Comprehension and Vocabulary Test is tomorrow; Thursday: 9/5
      • Optional: practice vocabulary through Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_23gh39
 
  • Mathematics:
    • Overdue: Get Multiplication Test Signed and Returned
    • None
 
 
  • Social Studies:
    • None
 
  • Science:
    • None 

  • Reminders:
    • Return Parent Information Sheet provided by Room Parents
    • Tomorrow: Music at @ 8:30 - line up at line 13
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/10 Jolie

Homework: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #4: Reading Log - fill in for TUESDAY, skip MONDAY 
    • Spelling Unit 1: pp.15
      • Spelling Test: Thursday, 9/5
    • Frindle: none,but continue to study for the test  
 
  • Mathematics:
    • Get Multiplication Test Signed and Returned
    • Test prep handout (both sides) and study for the test tomorrow: 
      • Topic 1 Test: Wednesday, 9/5
    • Classwork: Complete IXL activities A.1-A.10 at least 70%; extra credit, get 100% 
 
 
  • Social Studies:
    • Read and answer questions on WB. 8-9
 
  • Science:
    • None 

  • Reminders:
    • For Maker's Space: Complete the surveys
      bit.ly/arcadeLOOK
      bit.ly/arcadechoices 
    • Late Start tomorrow @9:30
    • Tomorrow: Art at @ 9:30 - line up at line 13
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/10 Jolie

Homework: Thursday, August 28, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #3: Reading Log 
    • Spelling Unit 1: None tonight but continue to prepare for test 
      • Spelling Test: Thursday, 9/5
    • Frindle pp.49; extra credit: color your illustration  
 
  • Mathematics:
    • R1-9 and P1-9
      • Topic 1 Test: Wednesday, 9/5
    • Classwork: Complete IXL activities A.1-A.10 at least 70%; extra credit, get 100% 
 
 
  • Social Studies:
    • Unit 1 pp. 19  (absolute location practice)
 
  • Science:
    • None 

  • Reminders:
    • Tomorrow: Science at 8:30 - line up at line 13
    • Funky Friday: PJs or HM/Purple Gear 
    • No School Monday, September 2: Labor Day
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/3 Kai 

Homework: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #3: Reading Log 
    • Spelling Unit 1: pp.11
      • Spelling Test: Thursday, 9/5
    • Frindle pp.40 (use your book if necessary)
 
  • Mathematics:
    • R1-8 and P1-8
      • Topic 1 Test: Wednesday, 9/5
 
  • Social Studies:
    • Unit 1 pp. 5-6 (absolute location practice)
 
  • Science:
    • None 

  • Reminders:
    • Tomorrow: Music at 8:30 - line up at line 13
    • Give parents four handouts (see attachments in GoogleClassroom)
      • Cheerleading
      • Theater 
      • After school classes
      • 4th Grade Parent Social Event 
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/3 Kai 
    • No School Monday, September 2: Labor Day

Homework: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #3: Reading Log 
    • Spelling Unit 1: pp.10
      • Spelling Test: Thursday, 9/5
    • Frindle pp. 37 (use your book if necessary)
 
  • Mathematics:
    • Get your Multiplication Timed Test signed and return by tomorrow 
    • P1-7 (we did R1-7 together in class)
      • Topic 1 Test: Wednesday, 9/5
 
  • Social Studies:
    • Unit 1 pp. 9-12 (absolute location practice)
 
  • Science:
    • None

  • Reminders:
    • Tomorrow: Art at 9:30 - line up at line 13
    • Give parents three handouts:
      • Pink form for important paperwork check-off
      • Taste of Broadway
      • After school tutoring
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 9/3 Kai 
    • No School Monday, September 2: Labor Day

Homework: Monday, August 26, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #3: Reading Log 
    • Frindle pp. 29 and 31 (use your book if necessary)
 
  • Mathematics:
    • R1-6  
    • P1-6
 
  • Social Studies:
    • None
 
  • Science:
    • None

  • Reminders:
    • Tomorrow: Maker's Space at 8:30 - line up at line 13
    • Honor Choir Audition Forms - complete and return
    • Give parents three handouts:
      • Pink form for important paperwork check-off
      • Taste of Broadway
      • After school tutoring
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 8/27: Chloe W. 
    • No School Monday, September 2: Labor Day

Reminders: Friday, August 23, 2019

  • Reminders:
    • Monday: Instrumental Music at 8:30 - line up at line 13
    • Please bring or wear appropriate PE footwear on Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Honor Choir Audition Forms - complete and return
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 8/27: Chloe W. 

Homework: Thursday, August 22, 2019

  • Language Arts:
    • Week #2: Reading Log (fill it out completely just like we did in class for Monday Week #1)
    • Frindle pp. 13 (use your book if necessary)
 
  • Mathematics:
    • R1-4 (all problems - see Google Classroom for how the numbers should be broken apart)  
    • P1-3 (only #1-8)
 
  • Social Studies:
    • None
 
  • Science:
    • None

  • Reminders:
    • Funky Friday: Hats or HM Gear (or Purple)
    • Tomorrow: Science at 8:30 - line up at line 13
    • Honor Choir Audition Forms - complete and return
    • Star of the Week: Tuesday, 8/27: Chloe W.