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

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

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

 

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

Congrats to both Soumya Shelke and Riley Burton our Students of the Week! 

Math: Fourth Graders will begin Multi-digit Multiplication  Throughout the unit of multiplying multiple digits, the students will  taught multiplication several ways.  Including the use of place value.

Reading/ Social Studies : We will finalize our timeline.   For this project, students will select important events that have taken place in our history that have impacted immigration to America.  Students are asked to create a timeline identify six -eight event.  Lastly, they will create a summary describing what they have learned about immigration. Students are allowed to bring photos from home to add to their timeline.

Sleigh bells ring

Are you listening

In the lane

Snow is glistening

A beautiful sight,

We’re happy tonight

Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away, is the blue bird

Here to stay, is the new bird

He sings a love song,

As we go along

Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman

And pretend that he is Parson Brown

He’ll say are you married

We’ll say no man

But you can do the job

When you’re in town

Later on

We’ll conspire

As we dream by the fire

To face unafraid

The plans that we’ve made

Walking in a winter wonderland

Sleigh bells ringing

Are you listening

In the lane

Snow is glistening

A beautiful sight,

We’re happy tonight

Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away, is the blue bird

Here to stay, is the new bird

He sings a love a song

As we go along

Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman

And pretend that he’s a circus clown

We’ll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman

Until the other kiddies knock them down

When it snows

ain’t it thrilling

Though your nose, gets a chilling

We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way

Walking in a winter wonderland

Walking in a winter wonderland

Winter Celebration Assembly

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Date: December 23, 2016

Time: 9:15 am – 10:15 a.m.

Attire for Students in Room 206: White collared shirts/ Black or Navy bottoms. 

Location: Ray School Auditorium.

All parents, guardians and family are invited to attend. Please note that the doors to the School Auditorium will open at 9:00 am. Students from grades K- 8 will participate. Ray school students will celebrate the winter season with musical and dance performances.

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, please join us as we share this joyous time of year together!

 

Weekly Objectives 

Math: We  will continue practicing the use of  multiplication(converting minutes to seconds and hours to minutes).  We will also solve word problems involving multiplication and addition.

Reading:Identify the theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Social Studies: Students will countdown to Election Day! Students will look at each candidates stance on issues such as taxes, education, healthcare and identify similarities and differences between each of the candidates views

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Book Log

Read  independently a book, magazine of choice  20 minutes

Journeys book pg 73.

How Tia Lola Came to Stay

 

 

 

Complete Book Log

Read  independently a book, magazine of choice  20 minutes

Tic Tac Toe (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Book Log

Read  independently a book, magazine of choice  20 minutes

Tic Tac Toe (C)

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Book Log

Read  independently a book, magazine of choice  20 minutes

Tic Tac Toe (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

All homework Due

Book Log Due

Math Worksheet

Prime Factor Review due

Tuesday

Homelinks 2.7

Study Math Facts (9’s)

Homelinks 2.8

Study Math Facts (9’s)

Homelinks 2.9

Study Math Facts (9’s)

Math Homework Due

Timed Test Today

Week 5 Student of the Week: Congrats to Andera Barrera for being student of the week!

Dear Parents,

Reminder: Please make certain students practice their math multiplication facts, quite a few students did not complete their 60 second timed math test on Friday. Progress Reports  were given out last Friday. Please sign and return the  bottom portion.

Weekly Objectives

Reading:  Readers will use inference to predict what will happen next in the text. They will provide evidence to support their ideas  by citing appropriate details and examples from the text. Guided Reading groups will receive novels  this week.  Ask your child what they are reading?

Social Studies- Students will continue using maps skills  to explore elevation in the United States

Math- Students will also learn to persevere through challenging multi-step word problems. Students will begin multiplication and continue  estimating  lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters

Homework October 10, 2016  to October 14, 2015 

Monday:

No Class

Tuesday:

Math- Timed Test Friday(7’s)  Home Links 2.1  Literacy Tic Tac Toe Sacagawea pg.  50

Work on  Book Report for the Whipping Boy- DUE Friday 10/14/16

Wednesday: 

Math- Timed Test Friday(7’s)  Home Links 2.2  Literacy Tic Tac Toe Sacagawea pg.  50

Work on  Book Report for the Whipping Boy- DUE Friday 10/14/16

 Thursday:

Math- Timed Test Friday(7’s)  Home Links 2.3  Literacy Tic Tac Toe Sacagawea pg.  50

Work on  Book Report for the Whipping Boy- DUE Friday 10/14/16

Friday:   All Homework is Due Literacy- Book Report Due Today

Two Book Reports Due 10/14/ 16

Whipping Boy and a Book of Choice

Below is the book report form

Title of the book:_________________________________________________

 

Author of the book: _______________________________________________

 

Genre: _________________________________________________________

 

Illustrator of the book:_____________________________________________

 

Number of pages:________________________________________________

 

 

Directions: Answer each question in a complete sentence. Use as many details as possible. Please use a separate sheet of paper to record your responses.

 

  1. Who is the main character in the book?  List three character traits that describe this character (See character trait list). List some important details that support why you selected those character traits.

 

What is the setting of the story? (Where did it take place?)

 

 

  1. Describe at least one important or interesting event that took place in the story. Use as many details as possible.

 

  1. What is your favorite part of the book? Why?

 

 

  1. What is the problem the character faced?  Did he/she solve the problem?

 

 

  1. How did the character solve the problem? If the problem was not resolved, how would you have solved that problem?

 

 

  1. How does the book end? How could the book have ended differently?

 

 

  1. Make a prediction: If there was a sequel to this story, what do you think will happen next?

 

 

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

 

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 4 multiplication facts. Cereal Box Projects due next week. Open house is Thursday September 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. I will not be able to attend, but I encourage parents to come to meet with both Ms. Drewa and Ms. Wejman.

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.  On Tuesday of this week students will be given their guided reading books. These books are to be kept at school.

Math-Students will be taught to use the U.S. traditional method of addition. We will also review strategies for solving word problems.

Social Studies-  Students will continue to explore the 5 themes/topics that geographers use to classify geography as we began to study the continents and oceans of the world

Homework 

Monday 

Reading: Journeys bookPower of WOW pg 95. Tic- Tac-Toe (H)  Tic-Tac-Toe Due – 9/26/16- purple notebook. 

Math: Home Links 1.6.(H) Due Monday Study Math Facts (4’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Monday.

Work on Cereal Box Projects

Tuesday 

Reading: Journeys bookPower of WOW pg 95. Tic- Tac-Toe (H)  Tic-Tac-Toe Due – 9/26/16- purple notebook. 

Math: Home Links 1.7.(H) Due Monday Study Math Facts (4’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Monday.

Work on Cereal Box Projects

 

Wednesday 

Reading: Journeys bookPower of WOW pg 95. Tic- Tac-Toe (H)  Tic-Tac-Toe Due – 9/26/16- purple notebook. 

Math: Home Links 1.8.(H) Due Monday Study Math Facts (4’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Monday.

Work on Cereal Box Projects

 

Thursday

 

Reading: Journeys bookPower of WOW pg 95. Tic- Tac-Toe (H)  Tic-Tac-Toe Due – 9/26/16- purple notebook. 

Math: No Homelinks  Study Math Facts (4’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Monday.

Work on Cereal Box Projects

Friday

All homework is Monday . Cereal Box Projects Due Monday

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 3 facts.

Weekly Objectives 

Reading- Students will continue to read The Whipping Boy. Students will work to identify the main idea of the text.   We will practice finding the main idea throughout the week.  On Tuesday of this week students will be given their guided reading books. These books are to be kept at school.

Math-Students will continue this week with place value in whole numbers and also start to explore rounding to the nearest, thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand.

Social Studies- Students will be introduced to the study of Geography. What is it? Students will also begin to explore the 5 themes/topics that geographers use to classify geography.

 

Homework 

Monday 

Reading: Journeys book– Ecology for kids pg 377. Tic- Tac-Toe (H)  Tic-Tac-Toe Due – 9/16/16- purple notebook. 

Math: Home Links 1.3.(H) Due Friday Study Math Facts (3’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Friday

Tuesday 

Reading: Journeys book– Ecology for kids pg 377. Tic- Tac-Toe (H)  Tic-Tac-Toe Due – 9/16/16- purple notebook.

 Math: Home Links 1.4.(H) Due Friday Study Math Facts (3’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Friday

Wednesday 

Reading: Journeys book- Ecology for kids pg 377. Tic- Tac-Toe (H) Tic-Tac-Toe Due – 9/16/16- purple notebook. 

Math: Home Links 1.5.(H) Due Friday Study Math Facts (3’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Friday

Thursday

Reading: Journeys book- Ecology for kids pg 377. Tic- Tac-Toe (H) Tic-Tac-Toe Due – 9/16/16- purple notebook. 

Math: Home Links 1.6.(H) Due Friday Study Math Facts (3’s) 60 Timed math Quiz Friday

Friday

All homework is due.