Camp Learn A Lot

April 10, 2016

Dear Parents,

I can't wait to get back to school for these last 37 days because they are jam-packed with learning and fun. We'll meet a real-life author, write and publish our own novels, hatch chicks in our classroom, create a seed-dispersal device during Project Lead the Way, and so much more. I hope everyone had a great break and I'm looking forward to seeing my favorite 25 children tomorrow!


As always,


Kelly Burton

Important Dates

Text @7b47d4 to 81010 to receive these reminders via text at 3:30pm the school day prior.


Monday 04/11

  • Special: Art + Library
  • Weekly Reading Log sent home

Tuesday 04/12

  • Special: Music
  • Logophiles 3 Progress Check

Wednesday 04/13

  • Special: Technology
  • Logophiles 3 New Sort
  • Early Release @ 2:55pm

Thursday 04/14

  • Special: PE
  • Logophiles 1 Progress Check

Friday 04/15

  • Special: Art
  • Weekly Reading Log due
  • Logophiles 1 New Sort

Essential Questions

Word Study
  • How can knowing the 6 syllable patterns help me grow as a reader and writer?

Reading - Characters Go On Journeys: The Sequel

  • What ways are story elements the same and different in series?
  • How do I keep track of thoughts and ideas during reading?
  • What are my responsibilities to the book club?
  • How can my book club members deepen my understanding?
  • How can I learn more about a topic I discover while reading?
Science - Life Cycles
  • How do plants and animals change during a life cycle?
  • How are plants and animals dependent upon each other?
  • How do features of animals and plants relate to their life cycle?
  • How do plants and animals adapt?
Math - Money
  • What is the value of a nickel, dime, quarter?
  • What is decimal notation?
  • How does place value determine a number’s value?
  • Why is place value important in addition/subtraction?
  • What is estimation? Why does it help with money exchanges?
  • How can “counting up” help when making change?

Writing Workshop - Writers Tell Stories

  • How do writers create interesting characters?
  • How do writers help the reader to visualize?
  • How do writers build suspense?
  • How do writers develop the story in a logical order?
  • How does a writer establish their style of writing?
  • How does a writer write a good ending that leaves an impression on the reader?
  • How do writers support their writing with illustrations?
  • How do we use writer’s craft to make our story powerful?

Parent & Student Resources

If you find a broken link, please let me know.

For Parents
  • Instagram: Request to follow @mrskellysimon
  • Remind: To subscribe, text @7b47d4 to 81010.
For Kids

Miss Kelly Burton

My goal as an educator is to instill a passion for learning and inspire students to continuously challenge themselves to be "the best me I can be." I believe that all students can experience success in school. It is my role as the teacher to facilitate, guide, and support students on their learning journey. If you'd like to know more about me, please read my bio on Smore. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your child.