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Mr. Chris

Dear Parents and Students,

 

My name is Chris Jordan, and I am thrilled to join the KEY Academy family as the 4th grade teacher at the San Leandro campus. I feel honored to be working with such an amazing body of students and I look forward to a year filled with unlimited learning experiences and successes for your children. 

 

My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Florida and a Master's of Art in Teaching and Multi-Subject Credential from the University of San Francisco. My teaching experience includes 2 years working at St. Isidore School in Danville where I completed my Student Teaching as a 3rd grade teacher. 

 

I believe that in order to effectively teach my students I must know as much about them as possible, so I will look forward to getting to know each of my students and their families. 

 

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns that you have. christopher@keyacademycharter.org

 

Mr. Chris

 

 

 

August 14/2018

 

Good afternoon Parents,

 

I had a great first day in the classroom getting to know your student and introducing myself to them. We went over the classroom rules and spend some time doing a scavenger hunt questionnaire so that we could learn more about each other. For their first assignment your students should have brought home an introduction letter from me and also a behavioral contract that you and your child should sign and return to me by the end of the week. I will look forward to getting to know each of your children at greater length over the next few weeks.

 

Regards_____ Mr. Chris

 

 

 

8/16/18

 

Good afternoon Parents,

 

Today we began to review the first chapter in our English language arts book. We discussed the vocabulary words for the chapter and their definitions. We also talked about the other areas of the chapter that we would be focusing on. 

The long and short /a/ sounds. Prefixes, narrative writing, and grammar. I look forward to exploring these area in greater depth in the days to come.

 

We also introduced number talks to the students. Number talks are a great way to help students access their prior knowledge on the subject before we begin to tackle some of the more difficult areas of math.

 

For homework the student were instructed to read for 20 minutes and fill out there reading logs.

The students will turn in their old reading logs and receive a new reading log every Monday. 

The students were also instructed to complete a social studies activity that we began in class this afternoon.

 

 8/17/18

Today was a minimum day, but we were able to work through some math word problems as a class as a way of refamiliarizing ourselves with what we learned in 3rd grade. We also reviewed our vocabulary words from the first chapter of our English, Language Arts book. We talked about the differences between the long /a/ sound and the short /a/ sound. For homework the students were assigned a worksheet to review the long /a/ and short /a/ sounds. The students should also be reading for 20 minutes a day and filling in their reading logs. Have a great long  weekend. I will see you on Wednesday.

 

 

8/24/18

Homework 

We will have our first spelling test on Monday. 

Make sure you have studied your words.

 

Read for 20 minutes and fill out your reading logs.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

8/27/18

Math

pg 5,6

 

Journeys notebook

pg 7, 8

 

Writing 

Write a 5 sentence paragraph about a real or imaginary place.

 

Read for 20 mins (complete reading log) 

 

8/28/18

 

Math 

pg 7,8 

 

Readers notebook

pg 9, 10

 

Read for 20 mins (complete reading log) 

 

 

8/29/18

 

Math 

pg 9, 10

 

Select a topic for your Descriptive narrative. Create a list of vivid sensory and concrete terms to describe your chosen topic.

 

Read for 20 mins (complete reading log) 

 

8/30/18

Math

Review for mid chapter test

 

Writing

Finish draft of descriptive narrative

 

Read for 20 minutes

Fill in your reading log

 

 9/4/18

Homework

Math

pg 13,14 in practice book

 

Journeys reader

Read My Brother Martin

pg 50-59

 

Readers notebook

pg 15-18

pg 24

 

9/6/18

Math

pg 17,18

Friday End of chapter test

 

9/18/18

Read for 20 mins fill out readers log

Homework

Math Practice

pg 33,34

 

Readers Notebook

37,38,41,42

Study for spelling test on Friday

 

 

 

 

10/1/18

 

Homework

Math

Complete handout

 

Readers Notebook

Pgs 63,64

 

 

 

11/5/18

Homework

ELA

Readers Notebook

pg112,113,114

 

Math

Standards practice book

Pg 77,78

 

Link to Weekly Anchor Text

Jose Born to Dance

https://youtu.be/DBYyzaODvbA

 

 

12/3/18

 

Dear Family,

Nature creates spectacular places, plants, and animals. This week we’re going to read about one of the most spectacular wildernesses
left on the planet in the narrative nonfiction selection
Antarctic Journal: Four Months

at the Bottom of the World. And in the informational text Cold, Cold Science, we’ll read about research American scientists are performing at the Palmer Station in Antarctica. As we read, we’ll ask, “How

are the different parts of an ecosystem connected?”

 

This week’s...

Target Vocabulary: display, alert, weariness, fractured, standards, vision, huddle, graceful, stranded, concluded

Vocabulary Strategy: Greek and Latin word parts spect, struct, tele, vis

Comprehension Skill: Sequence of events—tell the order in which things happen

Comprehension Strategy: Summarize— telling or writing down the most important ideas in a selection

Writing Focus: Opinion writing— persuasive letter

 

ELA Homework

Readers Notebook pgs. 159-162

 

Math Homework

Practice book pgs. 95,96

 

 

12/3/18

 

ELA Homework

Readers Notebook pgs. 163,164

 

Math Homework

Practice book pgs. 97,98