Francis, Keturah

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A Little About Me:

 Greetings! I am Keturah Modeste Francis, native of Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. I spent my primary years on the small tropical paradise and relocated, with my family, to Miami, FL as a child. Growing up in Miami provided me with opportunities I might have missed back home. I attended magnet schools throughout the city, receiving awards and certificates that reflected the challenges embraced and goals achieved.

     During my final years of high school, after receiving my Nursing Assisting certificate, I discovered that teaching children was my true passion. From serving my local church and homeless shelter, to tutoring family and friends of various ages, teaching had become my life. It has been a pleasure being a part of the Ben Gamla Kendall family for the past two school years. It is an honor to be an instructor of the 2017-2018 4th graders! During our class time together, students will grow and flourish in Mathematics and in turn, achieve their personal best!


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Parents/Guardians, below, you will find important information about our class and some announcements for class-wide upcoming events.






Our current science lesson is Unit 9, “Life Cycles and Growth.” In this unit we will be covering Plant Reproduction, Animal Reproduction, and Heredity, Instincts, and Behavior.


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On May 21st, 2018 we will be going on a Field Trip to Zoo Miami to explore plant and animal life cycles and growth! We are happy have 10 parents join us on this trip. See Mrs. Bustos, Ms. Parotti, or myself in order to chaperone this trip.


I encourage you, parents, to review your child’s homework with them as often as you can. Doing this boosts their confidence and provides them the opportunity to show you what they know! Below you will find home-learning for this week.


Monday, May 7, 2018:

Current Event due tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018:

See Student Agenda

Wednesday, May 9, 2018: 

Current Event due May 15, 2018!

Thursday, May 10, 2018:

Current Event due May 15, 2018!

Friday, May 11, 2018: 

Current Event due May 15, 2018!

Help your child become more fluent with their multiplication facts as we prepare for 5th grade!





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Go Math! Florida Practice Book

Reflex Math

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