Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

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Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Homework given 11/21

Hello, All:

Homework due tomorrow, 11/22:

103: Group 1: Read first half of the Lightning Thief Chapter 20. Write a reading response in Reading Response notebook.

Group 2: Read 20 minutes. Write a reading response in Reading Response notebook.

104: Read 20 minutes. Write a reading response in Reading Response notebook.


Homework given 11/17

Hello all, 

Here is the homework that was given today:


Group 1: Lightning Thief: Read pages 300-309,

Group 2: Read 20 minutes.

Groups 1 & 2: Write summary. Write story with vocabulary words

Study for vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

104: Study for vocabulary quiz using words of the week. Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log.

Homework given 11/16

Hello All: 



Group 1: Lightning Thief: finish reading chapter 18
Group 2: (used to be Watsons) Read choice book
Groups 1 & 2: write a summary and create vocabulary word web (students know how to do this).

104: Read 20 minutes, complete reading log, create vocabulary word web (students know how to do this).

Homework sent home 11/15

Hello, All:

  • 104

    Homework: Students have a new reading log with five days, students read 20-30 minutes, each day has a different question to answer. Due Monday.

  • 103

  • Homework: Lightning Thief: read pages 283-289. 
    Watsons: read Epilogue. All student: wrote a summary.
    Review vocabulary-quiz Friday

Homework Monday, 11/14

Hello, All:

Here is the homework that's due tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/15:

103: Lightning Thief: Reac chapter 17 and write summary
Watsons: Compare 2 characters in the book.  See attached
All Students: Vocabulary flashcards

104: Finish page 21-Fox & Crow-some students already finished. Students know what to do.  Find theme, main idea, evidence, and explain.
2. Create flashcards for vocabulary words.

Homework for the weekend of November 11-13

Hello, All: 

The homework is as follows:

Grp 1: Lightning Thief - Read chpt 15 & 16
Grp 2: Watsons - Finish chpt. 14, all chpt 15
Both groups: write a reading response

104: Please have students read for 20 to 30 minutes and complete the reading log for every night - due Monday.

Homework For Tuesday, November 8

Good Evening, All:

I hope you are well.  I look forward to meeting parents and guardians tomorrow.  The homework is:

103: Read Chapter 14, Lightning Thief, Read Chapter 14 - pages 180-186

104: Read 20 minutes.  Complete reading log.  Due Monday.

Homework for the Week of October 31 - November 4th

Hello, Parents and Guardians:


I hope you had a great weekend.  The homework for this week is as follows:


This past weekend: Chapter 10 and a reading prompt.

Monday: Read first half of Chapter 11.  Answer one of the questions on the choice sheet.  Create Vocabulary flashcards.

Tuesday: Read second half of Chapter 11. Answer one of the questions on the choice sheet.  Practice vocabulary on for 15 minutes (students should know how to log in).

Wednesday:  Read first half of Chapter 12.  Answer one of the questions on the choice sheet.  Write a story with vocabulary words or create a quiz with the vocabulary words.  Quiz on Thursday.

Thursday - Sunday:  Read second half of Chapter 12 and all of Chapter 13.  Answer one of the questions on the choice sheet.

Friday: No school - School Improvement Day.  Last day for entering grades.

Homeroom 104:

Monday - Sunday: Reading Log (I am sending home a new log with different prompts).


Monday: Create a quiz using the vocabulary words.

Tuesday: Create a vocabulary web with the vocabulary words.

Wednesday: Practice flashcards.

Thursday: Vocabulary quiz.

Hello, Parents and Guardians:

I hope you are well.  I apologize for not doing a better job of posting homework.  I will do better.  Homework tonight is the following:

103: Study for quiz.  Finish reading Chapter 9 (if it's not done yet) and write a summary).

104: Make flash cards for words handed out today.  Complete reading log.

Thank you and have a great evening.


Ms. Lehman

Homework for the week of October 17th - 24th

Greetings, Parents and Guardians:

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are enjoying this wonderful weather!  Below is the homework for this week.  Also, there will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday with the words that have been provided today (please check students' folders).


103 - Chapter 7, summary, vocabulary flashcards.

104 - Reading log (students can read 20 minutes and write a summary on a sheet of paper.  I will give the reading log form tomorrow), vocabulary flashcards.


103 - Read Chapter 8, summary, vocabulary word web.

104 - Reading log, vocabulary word web.


103 - Read Chapter 9, summary, write a story using vocabulary words.

104 - Reading log, write a story using vocabulary words.


103 - Read Chapter 10, summary, study for the vocabulary quiz, take a practice test.

104 - Reading log, study for the vocabulary quiz, take a practice test.


Homework for the Week of October 11 - 14

Greetings, Parents and Guardians:

I hope you had a great weekend.  Tonights homework is as follows:

Tuesday, October 11:

103: Read Chapter 3, write a summary, finish questions, flashcards for vocabulary.

104: Read 20 minutes and reading log, flashcards for vocabulary.



Homework for the week of September 26th - September 30th

Greetings, Parents and Guardians:

I hope your week is off to a great start.  Below is the homework for the week.  Also, below are a few reminders.


I will be sending out messages via If you have not signed up yet, please join my class by texting:

Homeroom 103:      @e7b889

Homeroom 104:     @bg2gfe

Forms and Fees:

Please send in all forms as soon as possible.  Having updated information is very important.  Please send the $35 school fee with your child as soon as possible as well as the uniform fee.


Monday:  Reading Log and Vocabulary (Roots and Affixes)

Tuesday: Reading Log and Vocabulary (Words from text - the copies will say: Group A, B, etc.)

Wednesday:  Reading Log and create flashcards for vocabulary.

Thursday: Reading Log, study for vocabulary quiz, and write a story or poem for vocabulary words.  There will be a test on the vocabulary words on Friday.

Friday: Reading Log and writing in writing notebook.


Feel free to contact me anytime at or via  Have a great week!



Good Morning, Parents and Guardians:

The homework for the week is a reading log, which is due on Monday, September 26th.  Everyday students should read at least 20 minutes, write a summary, and obtain a parent signature.

The homework for tonight is:

103: Reading Log, Vocabulary

104: Reading Log, Social Studies: Geography Themes for Chicago

Yesterday's homework was:

103: Vocabulary, Reading Log, Social Studies paragraph

104: Reading packet, Reading Log

Vocabulary Test Reminder

Greetings, Parents and Guardians:

Just a reminder that students have a vocabulary quiz tomorrow on the following words:

abrupt - sudden; unexpected; broken into what is expected.

bankrupt - to be out of money; financially ruined; to "break the bank."

corruptible - able to be influenced into doing something that breaks away from the rules; able to become bad.

erupt - to explode; to break out with force.

rupture - to burst or break open (usually a body part).

Also, students are supposed to write a poem or story using the words above correctly.  This poem or story is due tomorrow.  I due apologize for not posting this sooner.  The students are aware of the assignment.  Have a great evening.

Please email me with any questions or send a message on

Homework for the week of 9/13 - 9/17

Greetings, Parents/Guardians and Students:

I hope your week is off to a great start.  This week students are working on reading a text closely to determine underlying ideas, make inferences, and understand the text on a deeper level.  In addition we are starting vocabulary.  Every week students will have vocabulary words and will be tested on the definitions on Friday.  We are starting with 5 words and may increase the amount of words over time.  The homework for this week is:

  1. Read for 20 to 30 minutes every night, write a summary of the reading, and have a parent sign.  The reading log form is to be shown in class everyday, but is due for grading on Monday, September 20, 2016.
  2. Students received a list of words and a worksheet to complete for vocabulary.  This sheet is due this Friday, September 17, 2016.  Students will have a test on the words on Friday as well.  


Welcome and Homework

Greetings, Parents/Guardians and Students!

Welcome to the 4th Grade Reading, Writing, and Social Studies!!! My team and I are very excited to work and grow with you this year!!! With a strong partnership between students, parents/guardians, teachers and the school community, students will make great progress in their growth and learning.  Students will be very successful!!!! 

Developing a reading life and a love of reading is imperative in preparing students for college, career, and life.  Reading literature and nonfiction texts increases reading comprehension, vocabulary, and overall knowledge of the world and ourselves.  Therefore, students are expected to read for 20 minutes every night.  This homework may change throughout the year.  But for the first week, students are expected to complete this assignment every night.  Each day is worth 5 points and points will be counted at the end of the week for a homework grade.

Homework and Items Due:

Due Wednesday, September 7, 2016:

Parents Read:

Ms. Lehman's letter to Parents/Guardians

Parents Sign/Complete:

  • Technology Contract

  • Media Consent Form and Release

  • Request for Emergency and Health Information

  • Student Code of Conduct

  • Set up Remind account at for:

    • Ms. Lehman

    • Ms. Black

tudents Complete:

  • Math: All About Me.
  • Reading: Read 20 minutes, write a summary, have parents sign form.
  • Writing: Write a letter to Ms. Lehman (see teacher example provided).

Due Friday, September 9, 2016:

Parents Sign/Complete:

  • Student Health Forms Booklet