Dr. Toney- James Grade 4 Room 206 mrtoney@cps.edu

January 30, 2017

Wax Museum

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The fourth grade wax museum will take place on Thursday, February 2nd @ 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.

Ray School Fundraiser: Raise A Glass for Ray

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Parents:  Raise a Glass for Ray School is coming up on Thursday, February 2!  Please consider coming out to support our school!
Your $35 advance ticket includes beer, wine, and light appetizers. We have a terrific live band too.
We will be recognizing an outstanding volunteer, Jennifer Williams, who does so much for the Ray community.
The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club is offering dinner and fun for the kids.
Get your tickets at http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

Can’t come to the event, but still want to support Ray School, enter our Raise a Glass Raffle!
We’ve got awesome prizes – a night at the Hyatt, dance, art, and improv classes, theater tickets, cheesecake, and more!

Get your raffle tickets at http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-raffle.html

January 13, 2017

Free Tutoring!!!!

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Free Community Tutoring @ University Church via Maroon Tutor Match

Maroon Tutor Match will continue to provide a free tutoring space through their partnership with the University Church (5655 S. University Ave) on Wednesdays and Thursdays fro 4-6pm.  Tutors will be in the University Church Library (next to Fabiana’s Café). Students will be able to receive tutoring support for one hour per day. Maroon Match Spaces work on a drop-in, first come/first served basis.   For more information email: maroontutormatch@gmail.com

January 11, 2017

Congratulations!!!! Room 206 Spelling Bee Winners

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Congratulations to Sage Dassinger and Andrea Barrera!!!!

Both Sage and Andrea will represent Room 206 in the school wide Spelling Bee on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:45 p.m


Week of January 9th 2017-Welcome Back!!!!

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Happy New Year! I hope each of you had a restful and relaxing winter break! NWEA Testing on Wednesday and Thursday

Major Projects Due: 

Family Historian Project Due: January 17, 2017

Farewell Obama Speech Write up (Extra Credit- Optional)- Due January 14, 2017

Students will watch the speech @ 8:00 p.m – Short Writing Assignment Due January 11, 2017

Wax Museum Project- Due February 2, 2017- Details to follow 

Reading: This week we will begin biographies. Fourth graders will pick a biography of a person that they would like to dress as for the Fourth Grade Wax Museum which will be held on Thursday, February 2nd.  This week, the students will be reading the biography in small groups in class.  As they are reading the biography, they will be identifying key vocabulary words that are significant to the person’s life.  They will be using context clues to define each word, identifying why the word is important to the person, and drawing an image that describes the word.  The fourth grader will also be identifying supporting details that are important to the person’s life.

Social Studies- Students will take a closer look at “Our Next President” . – Scholastic Article

Math- Students will be introduced to Partial Product Multiplication. 4th graders will further explore metric system

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