• Welcome to 4th grade with Mrs. Parkey!  
Mrs. Parkey

Phone: (406) 728-2400 x 4564


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education K-8 MA in Elementary Education, C&I

Mrs. Parkey

My name is Petrea Parkey, and I am a 4th grade teacher at Paxson Elementary School.  I graduated from the University of Montana in 2005 with my degree in Elementary Education.  Immediately after graduating from college, I began working with The Missoula Children's Theatre as a Tour Actor/Director.  With MCT I traveled all over the United States (including Hawaii and Guam!), Canada, South Korea, and Japan.  I began working at C.S. Porter in the fall of 2007 as an 8th grade English Language Arts and Health Enhancment teacher.  I taught 8th grade for 5 years.  In 2012, I moved to 6th grade and taught this level for six years.  In the spring of 2016 I earned my masters degree in Elementary Education:  Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Montana.    I began teaching 4th grade at Paxson Elementary school in the fall of 2018.    
Aside from teaching, I love to sing, act, play guitar, play volleyball, play games and can always be found with at least 4 books on my bedstand.  I love suggestions of new games and books! 
Currently, I teach 4th grade English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science with the following schedule:  
8:25-9:15 - Morning Prep (Specials)
9:15-10:45 Rotation 1 - English Language Arts/Science/Social Studies
10:45-11:15 - WIN/IRLA
11:15-12:00 - Lunch/Recess
12:00-1:30 - Rotation 2 - English Language Arts/Science/Social Studies
1:30-2:00 - Prep (Recess)
2:00-3:30 - Rotation 3 - English Language Arts/Science/Social Studies
  • Progress Reports and Behavior Reports

    Posted by Petrea Parkey on 1/10/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Happy Friday, 4th Grade Families!

    Please be sure to check agendas today.  We are sending home progress reports and some information from Paxson about out schoolwide behavior flowchart.    

    Please look over your child's progress report and sign it.  Your kiddo can make up any missing assignments.  Please be sure they communicate with the subject teacher to get the missing work.

    Paxson Elementary has begun a new system to communicate Level 2 Misbehaviors. The flowchart in today's agenda explains how misbehaviors are categorized and what consequences may ensue. Once a consequence has been discussed with a student, you will receive an email notifying you of the incident.  

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  • Important Upcoming Events

    Posted by Petrea Parkey on 1/10/2020 8:00:00 AM


    • Friday, January 10:  Progress Reports go home.  Please check on missing assignments!


    • January 13-24 ELA, SLA, and Math STAR testing window.


    • January 15: Paxson’s  Around the World Cultural Night (This is a fun evening where students get to learn about some of the diverse cultures represented at Paxson!)


    • January 20: NO SCHOOL for Martin Luther King Day


    • January 22:  Mid-term reports go home 


    • February 7: MCPS 4th Grade Youth Symphony Field Trip
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  • January Update

    Posted by Petrea Parkey on 1/6/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Whats happening in English Language Arts??:

    • We are continuing to work on opinion writing.  Students are separating introductions and conclusions away from body paragraphs and using direct quotes from texts to support their opinions.
    • We will be taking the STAR test next week to measure our reading progress so far this year.
    • We have been learning about Indigenous cultures of North America though a fictional story.  Our next texts will continue this learning.  We will read nonfiction texts about four different indigenous cultures in North America.
    • We have begun learning and using Greek and Latin root words to help students with both spelling and vocabulary acquisition.
    • We continue to practice and learn proper conventions and grammar.  We are focusing on punctuating dialogue correctly, as our next writing standard will be narrative writing.
    • We have begun discussing figurative language and using words as an artform.  We will continue this investigation as we start our 6 week poetry unit at the end of January!  


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