Ms. Stepanian

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Jill Stepanian
Mrs. Stepanian

Welcome to My Classroom!!!

I am excited to be starting my second year at KIS! I have experience in 3rd and 5th grade with a total of 10 years teaching. I am a big reader!! I have a four legged baby named Maggie Mae (AKA MooMoo)  

Feel free to contact me by email or by school phone at (704) 932-4161.

jill.stepanian@kcs.k12.nc.us

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:

B.A. Elementary Education
UNC Charlotte

Educational Philosophy/Vision:

I believe in creating a collaborative and supportive environment to encourage learning for all students.

What We are Studying in 2nd Quarter:

Math
Decimals:
Add and subtract decimals

Fractions:
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
Interpret a fraction as a division problem

Social Studies
What was life like for people who lived in the original 13 colonies?
What were the events that lead to the American Revolution?

English Language Arts
What do good readers do before, during and after reading
Students will be learning new reading skills including:
What is the theme of the text?
How to determine the main ideas and details
How to compare and contrast elements of text.
Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Onomatoeia, Idiom, Alliteration, Personification, Hyperbole

What do good writers do before, during and after writing?
Students will conduct several research projects and create an informational writing sample about their topic.

Science
Changes in Matter
Heat transfer
WaterCycle

Things parents/guardians can do to help:

Talk, Talk, Talk to your child about what is going on is school. Let them teach you the new things they have learned!!


Students will have math and reading homework consistently on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. Homework is intended to provide practice for skills that are being learned in class. If there are questions or students get stumped they are encouraged to try the problem and then bring it to me the following morning to go over. 

 

Online Resources:
All students have user names and passwords for resources listed 

mathisfun.com                                             
dreambox.com            
learnzillion.com                           
studyjamz.com
khanacademy.com     
discoveryeducation.com                   
brainpop.com
mobymax.com            
readwritethink.org
tenmarks.com             
gigglepotery.com


Educational Apps:
Each student has full time access to and uses ipads daily. These apps are commonly used in class.

quizlet      BrainPOP      News-O-Matic     EPIC      Bill Nye
DreamBox     Educreations     Showbie     Kids A-Z     Pic Kids
Khan Academy     YT Kids     ChatterKid     Comic Maker
Anatomy4D     ShowMe     Google Earth