The Kersey Chronicles

Rockstars Choosing to Matter in Room 25

Career Center

I would really like to expose students in this classroom to a variety of possible careers in order to meet Noblesville's mission of college and career readiness. In an article written by (article linked below), a study showed nearly 80% of college students change majors at some point (I was one of them!), and I would like to give students as many tools and opportunities as possible to avoid it, if possible! This is where you come in ...

To do this, I need YOUR GENIUS! Please consider taking a very short video of yourself explaining your career. This could be a quick 1 minute video taken with your smartphone or tablet - nothing fancy! This provides an opportunity for students to see how the skills they're learning in the classroom will transfer into a variety of career choices.

In the video, please include the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Job title
  3. Brief description of what you do
  4. What did you have to do to get here (i.e. college, other jobs, training, etc)
  5. What skills do you use the most in your job (i.e. presentation skills, collaboration, math skills, close reading, etc)
  6. What is the most challenging thing about your job
  7. What you love the most about your job
  8. A final piece of advice or encouragement

When you finish your video, please email it to me so I can share it in the classroom with our students. This gives them an idea of what kind of jobs and careers are available to pursue. Thank you in advance for contributing to our Noble Crossing community in a powerful way! I can't do it without you!

Try This At Home ...

Write a hand-written letter to a friend or family member. Talk about how to address an envelope!

Next Week's Set List (Week of May 4-8)

Week at a Glance/Skills for the Week:

LITERACY – We continue book clubs with novels about the Civil War. We will also be practicing higher order skills such as summarizing, synthesizing, inferring, analyzing, and critiquing.

– We submitted our personal poems to the national poetry contest with The America Library of Poetry. You can visit for more information about this contest. Next week, we will return to our persuasive essays, and will publish these at

MATH – We started unit 11, which explores geometric solids.

SPELLING – Unit 23 is on Thursday for those students who are continuing their spelling tests. Core words: Earth, although, systems, its, and among.

SCIENCE – No Science this week.

SOCIAL STUDIES – We continue researching about spies and women of the Civil War to present information to the other 4th grade classes. Projects will be due Wednesday, May 13th. More information will be sent home about this project. *** Please see the link below about an opportunity to enrich your child's learning of the Civil War. Conner Prairie will have Civl War Days on May 16 and 17. ****

TIPS – No TIPS this week due to ISTEP+ testing.

Upcoming Events

April 27th - May 4th: ISTEP+ Part 2 Multiple Choice Test

May 6th: Early Release Day, 2:55pm

May 8th: Enrichment Presentation, Kevin Stonerock

May 25th: Memorial Day

June 3rd: Last day of school