Hello! My name is Kimmerly Akins. I am a 4th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher at Dunbar Elementary School.
I decided at a very young age to become a teacher. When I was in elementary school, I began practicing my craft by tutoring my younger cousins. Teaching has been a dream come true for me. I pursued my career by attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where I earned my bachelor’s degree in education.
Afterward, I spent four and a half years working at the mental health center in East St. Louis, Illinois with children and adolescents. Then I became a second-grade teacher for nine years and a third-grade teacher for one year. Currently, this is my eighth year teaching fourth grade.
Also, while I was teaching second grade, I earned a master’s degree in education. At present, I am continuing my education in reading and literacy. For the past eight years, it has been a privilege to educate students at Dunbar School. I was educated in the East St. Louis School District. I am excited about being able to support my hometown. Since teaching is my passion and it has been such an enjoyable and rewarding experience, I plan to continue my career at Dunbar providing services to the community that served me.
SCHEDULES AND MEETING LINKS (Click on the schedule below for the meeting links; you MUST have a district-issued Chromebook for access.)
For the week of September 7, 2020 – September 11, 2020, we will be working on the activities listed below.
RL.4.3 – Sequencing events
RL 4.1 Study Island – Textual Evidence in literature
Fluency– Students should be able to read 102 – 122 words correct per minute
Comprehension Strategy– Reread
Vocabulary Strategy– Synonyms
Speaking and Listening – Engage in collaborative conversations about clever ideas
Essential Questions – Where do good ideas come from?
flat, cash, band, bell, left, shelf, wealth, grim, mill, hint, plot, dock, blot, odd, sum, plum, bluff, crunch, build, gym
Write to Sources
- W.4.9 – Write about the text, Cite evidence
Restate the question.
Answer the question.
Cite text evidence.
Explain your thinking.
Sum it up.
Writing Paragraphs- A paragraph must include:
1. A topic sentence (Indent the first line of this sentence)
2. Three supporting detailed sentences
3. A wrap it up statement or concluding statement
4. Write complete sentences
Read for 20 minutes on MYON
Study spelling and vocabulary words
Practice reading fluency
Students should practice skills on Exact Path and Study Island daily.