Thursday, August 13, 2020

Welcome Back to School!

Dear Parents and Student ~ 

I would like to introduce myself, and welcome your child to 4th grade! My name is Kathryn Kramer, and I will be your child’s 4th grade teacher. This year we will embark on an incredible journey together and I look forward to meeting you with great anticipation and excitement! 

My husband, Tom, and I moved to Parker twenty-two years ago. We absolutely love the Parker community. Tom and I have two children. Logan is 19 and is working his way through college. Jeffrey is 15 and a sophomore at Chaparral High School. Our family enjoys hockey, swimming, bicycling, water skiing, and snow skiing. Hiking, and camping is a time for relaxation and finding peace, as a family, in the great outdoors. 

I have been teaching for the past twenty-six years and have a Master’s degree from Regis University. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades here in Douglas County, as well as in Littleton Public Schools. Gold Rush is the best family. 

Teaching is my passion! I am excited to come to work each day, teach all curricular areas, and help students make connections with what they are learning in the classroom and in their daily lives. I hope the enthusiasm and love of learning that I bring to our classroom carries over to my students each day. 

As we embark on our year long journey together, it is my goal to create an environment that is safe, nurturing, and kind. In addition, I want students to believe in themselves and reach their true potential. I will encourage your child to take risks, advocate for themselves, do their best, and to be a lifelong learner. Fourth grade is a year of tremendous growth, increased responsibility, and an opportunity for your child to think critically. Open communication is extremely important as we will be working as a team. My door is always open. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please let me know. I am excited to be working alongside your family to provide opportunities for your child to grow and flourish academically, emotionally, and socially. I am looking forward to a wonderful year. 

Fondly ~ Kathryn Kramer

Monday, May 18, 2020

Last Week of School Activities

Last Week of School Fun Activities:

1. Monday, May 18th - Field Day (take pictures and send a couple to me)

2. Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th - Summer Bucket List
- Draw a bucket on paper
- Make a word splash all over the bucket with things you want to do, plan to do this summer, or might do in the future
- Color It
- Cut it out
- Be ready to share at our last Zoom meetingThursday.

3. Tuesday 19th and/or Wednesday 20th - Optional "Goodbye"
I will send the Zoom link Monday or Tuesday depending on the day you signed up. When it is your scheduled time, click the link for our Zoom meeting.

4. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday work on:
Letter to 5th Grade Teacher (The document is in Mrs. Kramer's Google Classroom and is due Thursday 21st)
  • Introduction
  • What character traits describe you (give examples and explain)
  • Tell them about your family, pets, travel (explain and give examples)
  • What do you enjoy doing outside of school (explain and give examples)

  • Body Paragraph #1
-What are specific academic strengths in reading, writing, and math.
- Explain why it is a strength and give specific details.

  • Body Paragraph #2
  • What specific academic areas in reading, writing, and math would you like to work on?
  •  Explain why those specific academic areas are challenging.
  • What help might you need in order to be successful?

  • Body Paragraph #3
  • Tell your teacher what you love and what you are looking forward to in 5th grade.
  • Explain and give examples

  • Conclusion
  • Wrap up your letter and tie it back to the beginning.  
5. Thursday 21st - Last class Zoom meeting @ 10:30
Share:
- Summer Bucket List
- Favorite 4th grade memories
- Google SlideShow

6. Friday 22nd - GRE Last Day of School Parade @ 12-12:30


Mrs. Kramer 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Remote Learning for 5-15-2020

Good Morning Students and Happy Friday ~
I hope you had a great week.  As always, I love meeting with you weekly.  Your book recommendations were a highlight of my week.  I loved listening to you share.  What great books you are reading!

I will send out next week's schedule (last week of school), on Monday.  Remember: Monday is field day.  Have fun and send me a couple pictures of your favorite activities. Or any others while you've been learning remotely. I will put them in a Google Slide Show for our last Zoom meeting.

If your child would like to have a 5 minute End of Year "Goodbye" Meeting next Tuesday or Wednesday morning, please click the link below in order to sign up. 



For today, I would like you to finish:
Reading
  • Both Due Today: iReady Reading Diagnostic and iReady Math Diagnostic (if you have not done so yet)
  • Read 40 minutes 
Math: Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts

Have a Fantastic Weekend ~
Mrs. Kramer 💟

Remote Learning for 5-14-2020

Good Morning Parent and Students ~
I want to thank you and your family for a wonderful 4th grade school year.  It has been incredible watching the growth that has taken place. Thank you for sharing your child with me.  I will certainly miss them. I wish your child all the best as they continue their journey. 

I will send out next week's schedule (last week of school), on Monday.  Remember: Monday is field day.  Have fun and send me a couple pictures of your favorite activities. Or any others while you've been learning remotely. I will put them in a Google Slide Show for our last Zoom meeting.

If your child would like to have a 5 minute End of Year "Goodbye" Meeting next Tuesday or Wednesday morning, please click the link below in order to sign up. 

For today and the rest of the week, I would like you to finish:
Reading
  • Both Due Friday: iReady Reading Diagnostic and iReady Math Diagnostic (if you have not done so yet)
  • Read 40 minutes 
  • For our reading Zoom reading meeting, come with a book recommendation.  One that you have read while in quarantine. Please share the book title, author, and why you'd recommend the book.  What captivated your attention, best part, talk about the main character (traits), and anything else you think your group would like to know about this book. If you have the book, you may want to show it.  See you today or tomorrow morning.
Math: Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts

Mrs. Kramer 💟



Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Remote Learning for 5-13-2020

Good Morning Students ~
For today and the rest of the week, I would like you to continue working on:
Reading
  • iReady Reading Diagnostic
  • Read 40 minutes 
  • For our reading Zoom reading meeting, come with a book recommendation.  One that you have read while in quarantine. Please share the book title, author, and why you'd recommend the book.  What captivated your attention, best part, talk about the main character (traits), and anything else you think your group would like to know about this book. If you have the book, you may want to show it.  See you today or tomorrow morning.
Math: Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
    Mrs. Kramer 💟

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Remote Learning for 5-12-2020

    Good Morning Students ~
    For today and the rest of the week, I would like you to  continue working on:

    Reading
    • iReady Reading Diagnostic
    • Read 40 minutes (be ready to share a book recommendation since quarantine. Why do you recommend the book, what did you like about it ...characters, an adventure, suspense?  Give specifics so we can get a good feel for the book). 
    Math: Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
      Mrs. Kramer 💟

      Monday, May 11, 2020

      Remote Learning for 5-11-2020

      Good Morning Students ~
      This week will look a little different just like last week.   Continue to take your time and persevere through your daily work. I did send the link to you /parents for our Monday Class Zoom meeting on Sunday. I look forward to seeing you at 1:15.

       For today, I would like you to begin working on:
      Reading
      • iReady Reading Diagnostic
      • Read 40 minutes
      Math: Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
      Mrs. Kramer 💟