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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                       

 

Posts

Monday, January 6, 2020

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #20 Reading Log: Monday
o By the Great Horn Spoon: Chapter 1 Vocabulary (write the sentence from the book, find the definition, and draw an illustration - doesn't need to be colored)
o Overdue: Get Grammar Unit 3 test signed

MATHEMATICS:
o P10-6 show your work in your math notebook (estimation and exact)

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o None

SCIENCE:
o None

REMINDERS:
o Maker's Space @8:30
o Return absence slips
o Star of the Week: 1/7 - Logan

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #19 Reading Log: Tuesday
o Get Grammar Unit 3 test signed
MATHEMATICS:
o None
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Read and annotate, and answer WB p.49-52 (you can use this reading to fill out your reading log for tonight; if it doesn't equal 20 minutes, that's okay)
SCIENCE:
o None
REMINDERS:
o Late Start @9:30
o Art @9:30
o Bring in wrapped gift for party
o Holiday Concert tomorrow: wear WHITE on top and BLACK on bottom (bring change of clothes for after the concert): 1st concert@ 9:45-10:45; 2nd concert @ 1:30-2:30
o Classroom Party on Wednesday @ 11-1:15; see flyer
o Return absence slips
o Star of the Week: 1/7 - Logan

Monday, December 16, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #19 Reading Log: Monday
o Island of the Blue Dolphins : pp.49; study for test tomorrow (vocab and comprehension)

MATHEMATICS:
o Get Topic 7 Math test Signed
o We did all the math together (see attached photos)

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o None

SCIENCE:
o None

REMINDERS:
o Concert Rehearsal @ 8:30
o Bring in wrapped gift for party
o Holiday Concert/Classroom Party on Wednesday; see flyer
o Return absence slips
o Star of the Week: 12/17 Chloe B.
 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #18 Reading Log: Thursday
o Spelling Unit 5: pp.44; test will be Monday, 12/16
o Island of the Blue Dolphins : Travel Tracer

MATHEMATICS:
o None

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o pp.49 (California map - write the names of the 21 missions in their correct spot using WB p.46 to help you)

SCIENCE:
o None

REMINDERS:
o Science @ 8:30
o Return absence slips
o Star of the Week: 12/17 Chloe B.
 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

*I apologize for the missed posts after Thanksgiving Break! 
 
LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #17 Reading Log: None
o Spelling Unit 5: pp. 39; test will be Monday, 12/16
o Do your Spelling Unit 4 test corrections, and get a parent signature
o Island of the Blue Dolphins : none
 
MATHEMATICS:
o P9-4
o IXL E.1-E.6 (we had 35 minutes to do it in class); 70% or higher
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Read and annotate pp.12 in your packet about explorers
 
SCIENCE:
o Get your Unit 1 Test Signed and returned
 
REMINDERS:
o PJs or Onesies or HM Gear
o Science @8:30
o Return absence slips
o Star of the Week: 12/10 Eliana

Monday, November 25, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #16 Reading Log: None
o Grammar Unit 4: test: Wednesday, 12/4
o IXL: NN and OO (all) by Wednesday, December 4
o Get Grammar Unit 2 test signed by: Tuesday, 12/3
 
MATHEMATICS:
o None
o Get Multiplication test signed by: Tuesday, 12/3
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o None
 
SCIENCE:
o None
 
REMINDERS:
o No School Wednesday - Friday for Thanksgiving break
o Early Dismissal on Tuesday, 12/3 @1:30pm
o Star of the Week: 12/3 Jasper
o Return Absence Slips

Monday, November 25, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #16 Reading Log: None
o Grammar Unit 4: pp 40; test: Wednesday, 12/4
o IXL: NN and OO (all) by Tuesday, December 4
 
MATHEMATICS:
o Topic 8 Test Prep Handout; test tomorrow
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Scholastic News Magazine: annotate (read) and then answer the questions on the back page
 
SCIENCE:
o None
 
REMINDERS:
o Maker's Space @ 8:30
o Star of the Week: 11/26 Glory
o Return Absence Slips
o No School next Wednesday - Friday for Thanksgiving break

Thursday, November 21, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #15 Reading Log: Thursday
o Grammar Unit 4: pp 38; in class we went over pages 36-37 (see below); test: Wednesday, 12/4
o In class: we read Island of the Blue Dolphins chapter 16-17 and went over some packet pages
o OVERDUE: IXL: LA: A, B, and C (minimum 70%)

MATHEMATICS:
o P8-4
o OVERDUE: Get your Topic 6 Math Test Signed

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Unit 1 Study packet pages" 5-6 (classwork: finish), and 7-8 (homework)

SCIENCE:
o None

REMINDERS:
o Science @ 8:30
o Funky Friday: Hoodies
o Star of the Week: 11/26 Glory
o Return Absence Slips
o No School next Wednesday - Friday for Thanksgiving break
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #15 Reading Log: Wednesday (you may use your Studies Weekly reading for Reading Log if you wish - but you still need to fill out your reading log)
o Grammar Unit 4: pp 36; test: Wednesday, 12/4
o In class: we reading Island of the Blue Dolphins chapter 14-15 and went over some packet pages
o OVERDUE: IXL: LA: A, B, and C (minimum 70%)
 
MATHEMATICS:
o R8-3 and P8-3
o OVERDUE: Get your Topic 6 Math Test Signed
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Read all of the Studies Weekly Newspaper; find 10 vocabulary words (underline, highlight, or circle)
 
SCIENCE:
o None
 
REMINDERS:
o Music @ 8:30
o Star of the Week: 11/26 Glory
o Return Absence Slips
o No School next Wednesday - Friday for Thanksgiving break
 
FOR CONFLICT MANAGERS:
I included notes and graded homework from last night; please check your work and also make up the notes.
I also included the reading we did for read aloud (from Echo) - if you want to read and catch up.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #15 Reading Log: Tuesday
o Opinion Writing Handout - write your essay on template sheet (optional: rewrite it neatly onto the other paper where the topics are listed)
 
MATHEMATICS:
o P8-2 #4-11 only; show your work in your math notebook; draw your LANEs and show all partial products like we learned today in class (see notes for examples)
o Get your Topic 6 Math Test Signed
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o Complete WB p.36
 
SCIENCE:
o None
 
REMINDERS:
o Gate @8am
o Conflict Resolution Managers Training tomorrow
o Art @ 9:30
o Star of the Week: 11/26 Glory
o Return Absence Slips
o No School next Wednesday - Friday for Thanksgiving break

Monday, November 18, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #15 Reading Log: Monday
o Spelling Unit 4: complete the review list in your LA notebook; test tomorrow: Tuesday, 11/19
o Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins pp. 33-34

MATHEMATICS:
o P8-1

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o None

SCIENCE:
o None

REMINDERS:
o Maker's Space @ 8:30
o Star of the Week: 11/19 Maizy
o Tickets for Miss Kwon's Musical are on sale
o Return Absence Slips

Thursday, November 14, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #14 Reading Log: None
o Spelling Unit 4: pp. 36; test on Tuesday, 11/19
o Reading: None

MATHEMATICS:
o Test Prep Handout (both sides)
o Topic 7 Test: Friday, 11/16

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o None

SCIENCE:
o Complete the BrainPop Packet (not graded); try your best - we will go over it tomorrow
o STUDY FOR TEST; Practice on Quizlet
o Test on Friday, 11/15

REMINDERS:
o Funky Friday: Mismatch shoes
o Science @8:30
o Star of the Week: 11/19 Maizy
o Tickets for Miss Kwon's Musical are on sale
o Return Absence Slips

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #14 Reading Log: None
o Spelling Unit 4: pp. 35; test on Tuesday, 11/19
o Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins pp. 28
 
MATHEMATICS:
o R7-4 (finish) and P7-4
o Topic 7 Test: Friday, 11/16
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
o None
 
SCIENCE:
o 10 mins Practice on Quizlet
o OVERDUE: Power Source/Load List- Make a list of all the different things in your home that uses a power source (in your red science notes)
o Test on Friday, 11/15
 
REMINDERS:
o Music @9:30
o Star of the Week: 11/19 Maizy
o Tickets for Miss Kwon's Musical are on sale
o Return Absence Slips

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #14 Reading Log: None
o Spelling Unit 4: pp. 34; test on Tuesday, 11/19
o Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins pp. 26; and extra credit: pp.11
MATHEMATICS:
o P7-3
o Topic 7 Test: Friday, 11/16

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o None
SCIENCE:
o Power Source/Load List- Make a list of all the different things in your home that uses a power source (in your red science notes)
o Test on Friday, 11/15
o Optional: Practice on Quizlet

REMINDERS:
o GATE @8am
o Late Start Tomorrow: Art @9:30
o Star of the Week: 11/19 Maizy
o Tickets for Miss Kwon's Musical are on sale
o Return Absence Slips

Thursday, November 7, 2019

LANGUAGE ARTS:
o Week #13 Reading Log: Thursday
o OVERDUE: Spelling: Get Unit 3 Test Signed and do Corrections on the back
o Reading: None
o OVERDUE: Opinion Writing: Finish typing your opinion essay into Google Documents

MATHEMATICS:
o P7-1
o OVERDUE: Get your 1) Multiplication Test (G) Signed, 2) Get your Topic 4 Test Signed, 3) Get your Topic 5 Test Signed ; and any other makeup tests you got back
o OVERDUE: IXL: Finish all of B by Thursday, 11/7

SOCIAL STUDIES:
o None
SCIENCE:
o Power Source/Load List- Make a list of all the different things in your home that uses a power source (in your red science notes)
o Finish copying the notes for our science lessons we did today (lessons 3, 4, 5, and 6); see attached notes

REMINDERS:
o Funky Friday: Hats/HM Gear
o Tomorrow: Science at 8:30
o Star of the Week: 11/12: Christian
o Tickets for Miss Kwon's Musical are on sale
o Return Absence Slips
o No School on Monday, 11/11