2019- 2020 4th Grade School Supply List

4th Grade Supplies

60 pencils – # 2 Sharpened

6 Color Coded Specific Notebooks (red, blue, yellow, green, black, purple)

1 box of colored pencils

10 glue sticks

1 box of markers

1 box of dry erase markers

1 pencil case

1 pair of old clean socks

3 pairs of scissors

2 pocket folders

1 package of Clorox wipes

1 box of reclosable plastic sandwich bags

1 box of large gallon bags

2 packages of notebook paper

2 packages of copy paper

2 boxes of Kleenex

Paper Towels

Wet wipes

1 ruler with centimeters and inches

2 packages of post-its

2 black sharpies

1 package of index cards

Welcome to the 2019- 2020 School Year!

Dear Fourth Grade Parent, June 20, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

We hope that you and your family enjoy a wonderful summer that is both fun and relaxing.  To prepare your child for fourth grade, it is important that some practices are in place.

First of all, your child should be reading everyday.  Because it is the summer, let your child read for pleasure enjoying books that they enjoy.  As their parent, it would be helpful for you to encourage them to read a variety of genres. Also, asking them questions about what they are reading is helpful to aid in comprehension.  Children of all ages enjoy adults reading books to them. Consider reading a favorite book of your past to your fourth grader.

Another great practice that would be helpful for your rising fourth grader, would be practicing math facts.  Children with an automaticity of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts are more prepared for the math skills that will be taught throughout the year.  Websites such as Math is Fun, Prodigy, and Khan Academy are helpful for reviewing and teaching new specific math skills.

Since the children learned so much about Chicago History in third grade, it would be fun for your family to continue this by going on “family field trips” around the city.  The Chicago Public Library has free passes to a multitude of Chicago museums. While at the library, your child can also sign up for the summer reading program. Journaling about your family field trips would be an excellent way to foster writing skills.  

Note: Departmentalization will begin in fourth grade. The students will be taught math and reading by their homeroom teacher.  Each homeroom teacher will be teaching science, social studies, or writing to all of the fourth graders. During the last ninety minutes of the day, the students will switch twice.  The students enjoy the switching and getting to know all of the fourth grade teachers in the content area of their expertise.

Fourth graders are at a wonderful age to be independent and greatly enjoy the world around them.  We hope that you take advantage of all of the teachable moments that await your child this summer!  

Sincerely,

Dr. James

Ms. Lemberis

Ms. Wejman

Ray School Spring Attendance Incentives- Week 30 & 31

Qualifying Criteria: On time and Present Every day and no Infractions!

Week 30 – April 12, 2019- Staff vs Students Sports Event

Week 31 – April 26, 2019-Spring Fling Party!!

Social Science: Women’s History Month Interview Assignment Grade 4- DUE THE WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2019

 

WOMEN’S HISTORY is more than the story of famous women.  It’s also the story of ordinary women who have lived quietly outside the spotlight of history’s important events.

All women have made a contribution to our country.  As mothers and grandmothers they have raised children and passed along from one generation to another the customs and values that are important to our heritage, let’s take the time to celebrate them! They have played important roles in communities, supporting schools and participating in volunteer organizations that work to help others.

As our nation marks Women’s History Month and focuses on the contributions of women, you are going to take a closer look at the life of a woman you already know.

 

WHO TO INTERVIEW

You’ll need to pick a subject to interview.  She could be an older relative, your mother, your grandmother, aunt, a neighbor, teacher, pastor  or a family friend.

 

THE ASSIGNMENT

Students must select a minimum of 5 questions from the teacher generated list. Students are allowed to create their own questions. Students must use a minimum of 10 questions in their report. The report must be submitted with their documentation that the interview took place (transcriptions, notes, email, audio etc… ) along with a list of the questions that were asked.

There is no specific or required page length for the assignment. Make certain that the paper is inclusive of all 4 parts. Students must include a photograph of the person they interviewed preferably one with interviewer and interviewee.  Women’s History Project must be typed.

 

REQUESTING AN INTERVIEW

Like any reporter preparing for an assignment, you’ll need to request an interview.  Write your subject a note or call her to set up an interview date and time.

 

Part 1:  Cover Page (Separate Page)

Include the following information on a cover sheet, to be kept on a separate page from the main body of the report- Please include a picture of the person you interviewed

Date of Interview:

Interviewee Name and Title (if it applies, Dr. Rev. etc…)

Interviewer: Your name, Room Number and Grade

Place of Interview:

Method of Interview: Audio, Video, Pencil and Paper, Email Phone and Paper etc..

Photo may appear on the cover.

 

Part 2: Biographical Background Information:

Provide information about the interviewee, why they are being interviewed for this project. Why did you select this woman? Include how you know her?

 

Part 3: The Body/ Write a Summary

When the interviews are complete, look over your notes, students should write a summary of the interview .The introduction should include the person’s name. The body should include interesting information that was found during the interview.

 

Part 4: The Reflection: Last, the reflection should wrap up the summary and tell why the person was interesting. Summarize the results of the interview, and mention any particularly interesting or important information gained.

America to Me: A Ray School Watch Party and Community Dialogue April 4, 2019

Join Ray parents and staff to view and discuss the first episode of the critically-acclaimed documentary series, America to Me. The series explores issues of race and inequity at Oak Park River Forest High School.  From 6:00-8:00 on Thursday, April 4, we will gather to eat, watch, talk about the episode and how it relates to our own experiences. 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend with a parent. Childcare will be provided for younger children. Reach out to friendsofraypto@gmail.com with any questions.

IAR TESTING THIS WEEK

IAR Testing

The Fourth Graders will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on , Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.   Because of the test, students will not have formal math lessons  on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Homework this week has been modified.

Pilot Light March 19, 2019 For Parents

Did you enjoy the November cooking night? Missed the last one? Join the PTO and Pilot Lightagain on March 19 at 5:00 p.m. for an evening devoted to making TACOS!

Please email friendsofraypto@gmail.com to register and tell us how many are in your group. This event is free thanks to a grant from the Chicago Community Trust, but limited to 35 Ray families. Sign up today!

Black History Project March 1- March 8, 2019

     Black History Project 

Grade 4

Dr. James

 Each Student has randomly selected a notable figure in African American History. Students write a 2 page (typed) research paper about that person (12 font). The title page is an additional page (3 pages in total).

 Research paper must include (Please see attached Rubric):

  • Title Page
  • Picture of the person on the cover page
  • Date of birth/ date of death
  • Brief life story in sequence
  • Major accomplishments (movies, poems, books etc..)  and awards
  • Your personal reflection about his/her importance (Why is this person important?)- do not leave this part out!

After students complete their research paper each student will be asked to give an oral presentation on that person. Students must embody their notable figure. You may not read your paper a loud. They must introduce themselves as that person and give important information about their life and major accomplishments. Each presentation should only last 1-3 minutes.

Students must also bring a prop/ artifact the applies to your character (ex: microphone, gavel, music, instrument etc..) and/ or dress in character. Students can also create a poster or power point presentation.

All Research paper and Oral presentations are due the week of March 1- 8 , 2019

LOCKDOWN FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Ray Parents,

At roughly 12 pm, the school office was notified by CPD that students should not leave the building as they looked for an armed robbery suspect in the neighborhood.  A few minutes later, officers came to secure the building.  With their support, we did a brief full-building lockdown as a safety precaution to ensure our building was safe.  We also kept all recess indoors during that time.  By 12:45, CPD let us know that the suspects were apprehended.

We want to assure you that all students were safe during the process and remain safe.  As always, our teachers and counselors were available for any students who may have been impacted during this event.

Thank you for your support,

Wax Museum Tuesday February 5th 2019 at 9 AM

Wax Museum

Due to Thursday’s school cancellation, the Fourth Grade Wax museum will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at 9AM. Parents are invited. Hope to see you there!

Black History Month Celebration at Ray School- February 13, 2019 @5 pm

Come Celebrate Black History Month at Ray on February 13, 2019 from 5PM–7PM
~Catered dinner from MacArthur’s will be served
~Battle of the Grandmas Dessert competition
~The Chicago Children’s Choir will perform at 6pm
~A Poetry Slam will be held after that
Ray students are invited to participate in the poetry slam! Read/perform a poem — either your original work or someone else’s — on the topic of Black History. Please submit your poems and contact information to Keiana Barrett (keianabarrett@gmail.com) by February 8th.

Wax Museum – January 31, 2019

The fourth grade wax museum will take place on Thursday,January 31 @ 9AM. All parents are invited to attend. Today students will be given a rubric on how they will be graded on their presentation. On Thursday at 9 am, students should be prepared with their costumes and props. Costume and Props should relate to the person they are portraying.

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