Ms. Winchell

Hello My Name Is...

Katie Winchell

Winchell

Welcome to My Fifth Grade Classroom

Hello, my name is Katie Winchell. I am originally from Fort Ann, NY. I grew up in a family of four girls in a small farm town located in upstate NY. I currently live in Concord. This is my 16th year of teaching. I have spent my career in KCS. This is my fourth year at KIS. I love this school. I was named KIS teacher of the year for the 2015-2016 school year. 

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

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:

  • BS in Education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh 
  • MA in Instructional Technology and Media Management from State University of New York at Potsdam.
  • National Board Certification in 2007 Renewed 2016

Educational Philosophy/Vision:
If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you. -Unknown

 

Things parents/guardians can do to help

  • Students have a timed basic multiplication facts quiz each week. Help them study each night.
  • Please make sure that your child is reading each night.
  • Ask your child what they are learning in science.  


 

Online Resources: 

 

 

Math Links
Comparing Numbers
1.    Comparing Fractions Game - three levels are available
2.    Comparing Fractions Games - two games; Dolphin Racing, and Ordering Game
3.    Comparing Fractions Quiz - three levels are available
4.    Comparing Integers - Comparing integers with absolute values
5.    Comparing Numbers Quiz - three levels available
6.    Computation Castle - a game that requires the utilization of several math skills: mixed numbers/improper fractions, equivalent fractions, metric conversions, exponents, rounding to the nearest thousands and thousandths and place value
7.    Decimal Order - Put the sequence of decimal numbers into ascending order
8.    Evaluating Expressions - practice problems
9.    Fraction Sorter - interactive site posted by Shodor
10.  Genius Boxing - box some of history's great math minds such as Einstein, Copernicus, Galileo, Bill Gates and more for universal math supremacy

 

Decimals

1.    Addition of Decimals - explanation followed by practice
2.    Count the Money - You're given a target amount and the number of coins you already have. You must determine how many more coins of a certain type are needed to reach the target.
3.    Death To Decimals - Click up at the top for detailed instructions for how to play. Match fractions with decimal form of the number.
4.    Decifractator - convert fractions to decimal equivalents
5.    Decimal Darts - [game for one or two players] an invisible number line is superimposed on a dart board, students calculate the location of a balloon and then throw a dart
6.    Decimal Squares Blackjack - cards containing decimals are displayed, students decide whether to ask for more cards until they get as close to 2.0 without going over
7.    Decimal Speedway - [game for one or two players] the number line is in the form of a race track, students must multiply decimals and then locate the correct point on the track (number line)
8.    Decimal Squares Interactive Games - add, subtract and multiply decimals in a multitude of games.
9.    Decimals of the Caribbean - a decimal game which asks you to match decimals stated in words and numbers
10.  Fraction Decimal Conversion - a Quia quiz


 
Multiplication and Division
1.    Build a Bug - Complete these computations and build a bug!
2.    Computation Castle - a game that requires the utilization of several math skills: mixed numbers/improper fractions, equivalent fractions, metric conversions, exponents, rounding to the nearest thousands and thousandths and place value
3.    Divisibility - rules of divisibility
4.    Division Practice - Find the correct problem to match the answer
5.    Division Lesson - Interactive way to learn how to divide
6.    Draggable Division - Answer the problems by dragging the digits to their correct locations. This application is especially good for students who have trouble keeping digits organized in long division.
7.    Late Delivery - find the value of the expression
8.    Leon's Math Dojo - select multiplication or division, and the skill level to begin play
9.    Math Magician - select multiplication or division and try your luck!

 
Fractions and Percent
1.    Adding Fractions - Find a common denominator and add the fractions.
2.    Adding Fractions - using circle graphs - Mixed numbers
3.    Adding Fractions - practice problems
4.    Adding Fractions - using circle graphs - Mixed numbers
5.    Adding or Subtracting Fractions, Same Denominators - in Fishy Fractions click on Subtracting Fractions, or Adding Fractions, then click on Begin Game. When the sign up screen comes up click Maybe Later to begin the game.
6.    Adding or Subtracting Fractions, Unlike Denominators - in Fishy Fractions click on Subtracting Fractions, or Adding Fractions, then click on Begin Game. When the sign up screen comes up click Maybe Later to begin the game.
7.    Computation Castle - a game that requires the utilization of several math skills: mixed numbers/improper fractions, equivalent fractions, metric conversions, exponents, rounding to the nearest thousands and thousandths and place value
8.    Decifractator - convert fractions to decimal equivalents
9.  EZ Fractions - Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide fractions - Help tools are on the site to give students every tool necessary for performing operations with fractions as easy as it has ever been!

 

Patterns and Functions

1.    Crack the Code - Find the missing number in a series
2.    Function Machine - Students investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form from inputs and outputs.
3.    Mystery Operations - explore various numerical patterns by identifying a "mystery operation" presented by the activity.
4.    Power Lines 1- Mathematical reasoning; three levels, must complete first one to get code to move on to the next one.

 

Graphing and Coordinate Plane

1.    Area Graph - lesson and activity
2.    Bar Chart - create your own bar graph using your data.
3.    Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values.
4.    Billy Bug - Guide Billy to the coordinates hiding the food. coordinates 0-10 | coordinates 0-
5.    Circle Graph - Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph (similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set)
6.    Data Pick - Ask questions, collect data, tally and then select graph to depict data
7.    Double Bar Graph - Enter data to create a double bar graph, and then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values.
8.    Exploring Double Bar Graphs - use this E-Lab activity to compare two sets of data - from Harcourt School
9.    General Coordinates Game - Students investigate the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted.
10.  Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on the grid

 


Language Arts

Grammar

Traditional Literature

 Figurative Language


 
Science Links
Ecosystems 

 

Forces, Motion, and Design

 

Weather