Ward, M.

2020-2021 Class Roster

Hello Eagles!

My name is Michale ” Michelle” Ward

This is my 4th year teaching and its nothing in this world I love most but teaching. To wake up and do what you love is a BLESSING!  I have taught in Saint Louis Missouri for the past four years at Riverview Gardens School District.  I have four years teaching experience in grades 4th and 5th grade  I am excited to be in District 189 working with the 4th grade students of Dunbar Elementary.

I graduated from Harris Stowe State University with a B.S. in Urban Education.   I earned my first graduate degree from Lindenwood University in “MAT” Masters of Arts in Teaching/ Elementary Education.  I also earned my second graduate degree, School Administration in Education degree from Lindenwood University.  I will be starting my doctorate degree in the Spring of 2021 in Teacher Leadership. Dr. Ward loading lol.

I am excited about being able to come back and support my hometown. I am a product of ESTL #189 and  I am eastic to be back serving in my community.

For the week of August 17, 2020 – August 21, 2020,  we will be working on the activities listed below.   

TECHNOLOGY GUIDE FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

STUDENT WELCOME LETTER

PARENT WELCOME LETTER

LOGIN DIRECTIONS FOR STUDENTS

SCHEDULES AND MEETING LINKS (Click on the schedule below for the meeting links; you MUST have a district issued chromebook for access.) 

OUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

 

Introductions

Getting to Know Each Other 

Rules, Routines, and Procedures

Roll out Daily Five

Pre-Assessments

 

Reading

Comprehension Skill

3rd Grade Review Skills for Reading – RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

Study Island – Literal and Non-Literal Language

Fluency– Students should be able to read 102 – 122 words correct per minute

Comprehension Strategy– Reread

Genre

Vocabulary Strategy– Idioms

Speaking and Listening – Engage in collaborative conversations about clever ideas

Essential Questions – Why is it important to follow rules, routines, and procedures? 


 

Phonics/Word Study

short vowels

 

 

Spelling  

 

 

 Vocabulary 

 

Writing

Write to Sources

  • Write about the text, Cite evidence

Writing Process

RACES

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

Grammar

Complete sentences

 

Weekly Homework

Monday- Friday

Read for 20 minutes, and complete the reading log.

Study spelling and vocabulary words

Practice reading fluency