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18 Sep

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 Friday timed test. This week students should be practicing  their 3 multiplication facts. Cereal Box Projects due The Week of September 25, 2017  Weekly Objectives  Reading- Students will continue to read The Whipping Boy. Students will work to identify the theme  of the text.   We will practice finding the theme  throughout the week. Math-Students will... 

11 Sep

Dear Parents, We are off to a great start this year. 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 Friday timed test. This week students will be tested on their 2  facts. Today students discussed the significance of September 11th, 2001. Students should discuss what they learned and ask you two questions: Where were your parents during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? What are their memories from that day? Please... 

5 Sep

Weekly Objectives Reading:  “The Whipping Boy” Readers will be able to identify the character  traits of the protagonist in a story. They will provide evidence to support their ideas by citing appropriate details and examples from the text. Math-Students will begin 4th grade math with place value in whole numbers and various  place value concepts such as writing numbers in expanded form. Social Studies- Students will practice using maps skills  to identify continents and hemispheres. Homework  Students will not be assigned homework during the first week of school.  By September 12,... 

5 Sep

September 5, 2017 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! I am committed to doing everything within my power to make this year successful and exciting for all of us! I am originally from Chicago. My hobbies include travel, training for marathons and spending time with my children. My husband and I have two children, a son named Gavin age 6 and a daughter named Avia, age 4.This is my fifth year at the William Ray Elementary School and I look forward to a year filled with unlimited learning experiences... 

20 Jun

Dear Fourth Grade Parent,                                                                                                      June 20, 2017   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... 

20 Jun

4th Grade Supplies 60 pencils – # 2 Sharpened 6 Color Coded Specific Notebooks (red, blue, yellow, green, black, purple) 1 box of colored pencils 1 liquid glue 8 glue sticks 1 box of markers 1 box of dry erase markers 1 pair of old clean socks 3 pair of scissors 1 protractor 1 compass 2 pocket folders 1 large Hand sanitizer 1 package of Clorox wipes 1 box of reclosable plastic sandwich bags 1 box of large gallon bags 2 package of notebook paper 2 package of copy paper 2 boxes of Kleenex Paper Towels Wet wipes 2 black wipes 1 ruler with centimeters and inches 2 package of post-its Pencil case... 

24 Apr

Walk-A-Thon: On May 19th, we will host our second recess fundraiser! Last year we raised over $25,000 Walk-a-Thon registration is OPEN! http://rayschool.dojiggy.com Register your student and collect at least $50 in pledges by midnight Thursday, April 27th and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free 3 months membership to University of Chicago’s recreational facilities – the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center & Henry Crown Field House. The Gerald Ratner Athletics Center features a fitness center, swimming pool, competition and auxiliary gymnasia, dance room, and locker rooms. The... 

4 Apr

Report Card Pick-Up Wednesday, April 19, 2017 is a non attendance day for students because of Report Card Pick-Up. Conferences will be held from from 11-6. , with a 3 p.m.- 4.p,m lunch break. Please Schedule from 11 a.m – 3 p.m  or 4-6 p.m.  Notices are going out Tuesday April 4, 2017 to schedule conferences. Please complete and return.  Conferences will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  Please feel free to bring your child.  

27 Mar

PARCC testing begins this week.  We will be taking the Reading Portion of the test on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Math section of the exam will take place from Thursday 3/30 – Tuesday 4/4.  Each test will begin promptly  at 9:00 a.m.  so it is imperative  that all students are at school on time each day.  

22 Mar

Women’s History Month Interview Assignment Grade 4   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... 

7 Mar

Reading-   The fourth graders will be working with their guided reading groups to perform a skit of the book that they read. Students have received the rubric of their skit, they will perform  as a group.  Skits will be performed on  Thursday. Guided Reading Book Book Reports due on Thursday March 9 ,2016.- Students should complete at home.    

21 Feb

Reminder – Field trip permission slips are due tomorrow, Wednesday 2/22. Homework: Homophone & Fraction Worksheet Handout Due Tomorrow/ Practice Midwest Region States and Capitals.