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: January 19 and March 22
Social Studies: We are currently learning about the causes of the American Revolution and the battles in the American Revolution.
Science: We are learning about WEATHER! This is the hardest unit we learn this year! Your child has now learned the 6 different types of weather instruments, 4 different types of clouds, air pressure (High/Low pressure), winds, cold/warm fronts, and jet stream/gulf stream.
Math: We are currently studying FRACTIONS! Adding and Subtracting Fractions are on our next Check-in which is January 19.
ELA: We are currently focusing on reading skills such as main idea/detail, cause and effect, theme, context clues and more.
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