Hello My Name Is...
Welcome to My Fifth Grade Classroom
Hello! My name is Alexandra Medley and I teach fifth grade here at KIS. I am so excited to start my fourth year of teaching! I was born and raised in Kannapolis and I cannot imagine teaching anywhere else! I went to elementary, middle and high school in Kannapolis City Schools. I graduated from UNCC in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics. I love this school and 5th grade!! GO WONDERS!!
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics-University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Educational Philosophy/Vision: I believe in creating a positive communicative classroom where the students feel safe to share ideas with their peers and teacher.
What we are learning: Please look here throughout the year to see what your child is learning in each subject!
Upcoming NC Check in Dates: March 22
EOG Dates: June 6 & 7
Social Studies: We are currently learning about the Government of the US.
Science: We are learning about Force and Motion! There are a lot of vocabulary words such as force, motion, gravity, momentum, inertia, speed, velocity, distance, time, mass, matter, constant, decreasing, increasing, acceleration, friction, balanced force and unbalanced force.
Math: We are currently studying multiplying and dividing fractions! At the end of this unit your child should be able to add/subtract/multiply/divide decimals & fractions. Please be sure to continue these skills with your child at home. We are constantly reviewing these concepts in class but it would help them to practice at home.
ELA: We are currently reading Ungifted and focusing on different skills but mainly on perspective.
Things parents/guardians can do to help:
- Check planners every night for homework and important information. Please sign them each night.
- Please check your class dojo daily to see your child's progress.
- Look for the Tuesday Night Folder that comes home each week!
- Go over multiplication facts
Math**Front Row is a great website for your child to get on at home to practice math and reading!
Raz-Kids is WONDERFUL for your student to use at home for reading. The links are below!**ELA