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19 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 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.... 

12 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 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... 

6 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  Tuesday-  Reading: Tic- Tac-Toe (H)  Journeys book  Stormalong Pg. 119... 

6 Sep

September 6, 2016 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 5 and a daughter named Avia, age 3.This is my fourth year at the William Ray Elementary School and I look forward to a year filled with unlimited learning experiences... 

26 Jul

Welcome to the 4th Grade!!! The school supply list is as followed: 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... 

1 Mar

Dear Parents, Please be aware that homework is to be completed nightly. This weeks Tic-Tac-Toe Literacy Assignments will be due Friday March 4, 2016 . All Math Study Links will also be due Friday. Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils, dry erase markers or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis. Also, we are still in need of pencils and lined notebook paper. Please donate. This week we will begin our oral black history projects Weekly Objectives Math- 4th graders will continue with the world of FRACTIONS!!!!!... 

8 Feb

Congratulations to David Martinez- Student of the Week! Weekly Objectives Literacy: Students  will identify the “author’s purpose”  in historical fiction stories. Social Studies: Students  will read informational text and draw upon their knowledge of how people in a (local and global) community are connected to identify action steps and make recommendations for the betterment of society. Science: Students will continue their study of the life cycle of the mealworm. Math: Students will begin to decompose fractions.  Students will use manipulatives and  drawings to break down... 

11 Jan

Reminder: NWEA Testing takes place this week. No School January 18, 2016- Martin Luther King Day Weekly Objectives Literacy:Students will learn set a purpose before they read (informational text) Social Studies: Students  will read informational text and draw upon their knowledge of how people in a (local and global) community are connected to identify action steps and make recommendations for the betterment of society. Science: Students will begin investigating ecosystems students will identify the difference between biotic and abiotic things Math: Students will learn various ways to multiply... 

5 Jan

Happy New Year! I hope each of you had a wonderful and restful holiday! Weekly Objectives Literacy:Students  will identify the “theme” in various  fiction and non fictions short stories. Social Studies: Students  will read informational text and draw upon their knowledge of how people in a (local and global) community are connected to identify action steps and make recommendations for the betterment of society. Science: Students will spend one week examining nutrition facts in some of their favorite foods. Math: Students will continue to investigate the  wonderful world of Fractions... 

7 Dec

Weekly Objectives Literacy:Students are completing their  novels for their guided reading groups this week. Please ask your 4th grader. Book Reports will be due this Thursday 12/1 0 They will use evidence from the text to support their answers. Social Studies: Students  will read informational text and draw upon their knowledge of how people in a (local and global) community are connected to identify action steps and make recommendations for the betterment of society. Science: Students will investigate animal and plant defense mechanisms. Students will also learn how to think like an engineer... 

30 Nov

Dear Parents, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Thank you all for sharing your holiday photos and traditions with me. Congratulations are in order. Thanks to all of your child’s hard work room 206 was awarded a pizza party for having the most canned foods. Way to go! As a reminder, students are required to have headphones/earbuds by this Friday. Lastly, all dojo points were erased. Students started with new points last week to reflect the start of the new marking period. Weekly Objectives Literacy:Students are completing their  novels for their guided reading groups this week.... 

17 Nov

Congrats to Week 10 Student of the Week: Congrats to Clarence Rogers  for being student of the week! Dear Parents, Report Card pick-up is Wednesday, November 18, 2015. This is a non attendance day for students. If you have not signed up for a time please email me. Thursday, November 19, 2015   The State of Ray Budget Meeting @ 5 p.m right after Ray PTA meeting Thursday November 19, 2015 @6p.m.  Canned Food Drive is taking place this week. Please bring in can and non perishable items. Weekly Objectives Literacy:Students received their new novels for their guided reading groups this week. Please...