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.
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
Getting to Know Each Other
Rules, Routines, and Procedures
Roll out Daily Five
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
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?
Write to Sources
- 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, and complete the reading log.
Study spelling and vocabulary words
Practice reading fluency