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News From Ms. Kramer's 4th Grade Class

Math Rotations

We are doing some pretty exciting things in our room and math rotations are one of them! Math rotations take place during our designated math time, and students rotate in small groups to different activities around the room. One of the stations students visit is me, where I deliver that day's instruction in the small group setting (5-6 students). The students really seem to enjoy this!

As a teacher this new model has been nothing short of amazing as I have been able to really focus on specific skills a student or group of students are missing. It has also helped me learn more about your student and the unique learning style each of them have.

Earbuds or Headphones

If your student does not already have earbuds or headphones at school, please take some time over the weekend to find last year's pair. This item was on the Back To School Supply List and are a necessity in fourth grade as students are on their iPad daily and need them in order to participate in certain apps and programs.

Nightly Practice

In addition to the weekly math assignments and spelling contract, students have the ability to practice their math and reading fluency through two really great apps.

Core 5 is an app that provides explicit, systematic, and personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction all while moving at your student's pace. It is an engaging app that so far has gotten great student feedback.

If your student is needing extra practice with their multiplication facts,or you feel they need additional or continuous practice, they are able to get on the Reflex app, which is already on their iPad home screen.

Both Core 5 and Reflex are accessible anywhere with wifi. Please be sure your student has turned on their VPN setting when outside of school or their internet may not work. In order to do this go to Settings - General- VPN-Connect on Demand.

If students choose to go onto the app, but can't remember their username it is...

Core 5

username: student i.d. number (308...)

password: 4kramer


username: sfkramer

password 4kramer

Half Day

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 8am-12:30pm

Santa Fe Trail Elementary School, Overland Park, KS, United States

Overland Park, KS

Students will have a half day while staff participates in professional meetings in the afternoon.

No School - End of First Quarter

Friday, Oct. 9th, 8am

Santa Fe Trail Elementary School, Overland Park, KS, United States

Overland Park, KS

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me at anytime. I am more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns.