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17 Sep

Congratulations to Ruby Anderson for Student of the Week!  Dear Parents, Please make certain that your child returns their CPS packet back this week. Also make certain that you register for class dojo if you have not. Lastly, make certain your child is completing homework daily and studying for Thursday timed test. This week students should be practicing  their 3 multiplication facts. Cereal Box Projects due The Week of September 23, 2019  Weekly Objectives  Reading- Students will continue to read The Whipping Boy. Students will work to identify the theme  of the text.   We will practice... 

4 Sep

Dear Parents, Below you will find the rubric that is used for daily assignments and homework. Please Click the link below. Fourth-Grade-Grading-Rubric Room 206  

4 Sep

Our Class Schedule Arrival: 8:45 a.m.    Math: 8:45 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Science 10:30- 11:15 (Lemberis)   Writing: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Wejman) Recess/ Lunch: 12:00 p.m.- 12:45 p.m.   12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Classroom Meeting Literacy: 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.             Social Science 2:00p.m- 2:45p.m (Toney-James) 2:45p.m- 3:45 p.m.  (Specials) Specials Monday– Art Tuesday –Dance Wednesday–Music Thursday- P.E. Friday– Spanish  

4 Sep

To the families of room 206,  My name is Avery Garza and I am very excited to join Ray Elementary as a student teacher in the 4th grade! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago in the Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) pursuing my masters in teaching. At the end of this school year I will be endorsed to teach 1st-6th grade in all subjects. This year I will be a resident student teacher working in Dr. James’ classroom. As a student teacher I will be working closely with Dr. James to observe and participate in classroom activities and will be involved in co-planning and leading... 

4 Sep

September 3, 2019 Dear Fourth Grade Students and Families, My name is Dr. Toney-James, and I am very excited to be your child’s 4th grade teacher this year! This year, I am extremely excited to have a University of Chicago intern co-teaching in fourth grade.  Ms. Garza  is a graduate student who is currently fulfilling her teacher preparation credentials at Ray (see attached introduction letter). Together we look forward to a positive year with strong parent-teacher communication to best serve the needs of your child. We are both committed to doing everything within our power to make this year... 

19 Jun

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  

19 Jun

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... 

8 Apr

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!!  

26 Mar

  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... 

26 Mar

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.  

18 Mar

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.  

18 Mar

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!