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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... 

2 Nov

Congrats to Week 7 Student of the Week: Congrats to  Arthur Krug   for being student of the week! Congrats to Week 8 Student of the Week: Congrats to  Jayoo Ryu  for being student of the week! Dear Parents, Congrats to Room 206 Grade 4 all students completed their timed tables text with 100% accuracy in less than 60 seconds!!!!!! Way to go class! Please encourage students to study their tables, the next test is on Friday. As a reminder, book reports on guided reading Novel#2 is due on Monday November 9, 2015. Weekly Objectives Reading:  Readers will use character traits to describe character... 

20 Oct

Week 6 Student of the Week: Congrats to  Kaelee Garrison for being student of the week! Dear Parents, Many students are missing various homework assignments. Homework is worth 30% of their grades.  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.  Also, last week students began Walking Math. Please dialogue with your child on what they are doing in their new math groups. Weekly Objectives Reading:  Readers will continue to use  inference to predict what will happen next in the... 

13 Oct

Week 5 Student of the Week: Congrats to Emnet Ghedamu for being student of the week! Dear Parents, Many students are missing various homework assignments. Homework is worth 30% of their grades.  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 must be signed 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... 

5 Oct

Congratulations to Terell Franklin Room 206 Student of the Week !!!! Dear Parents, Many students are missing various homework assignments. Homework is worth 30% of their grades. Also, please make certain I have your email address on file. Class Dojo did  roll out last week. Please be on the look out for the email/text messages. If you did not receive an invite please email me. Reminder: Open House is Thursday October 8, 2105 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Picture Day is Friday October 9, 2015. Weekly Objectives Reading:  Readers will identify “theme” in the text. They will provide evidence... 

28 Sep

Congratulations to Ashleigh  Pardee Room 206 Student of the Week !!!! Dear Parents, Many students are missing various homework assignments. Homework is worth 30% of their grades. Also, please make certain I have your email address on file. Class Dojo will roll out this week. Please be on the look out for the email. Reminder: Open House is Thursday October 8, 2105 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Picture Day is Friday October 9, 2015. Weekly Objectives Reading:  Readers will identify “cause & effect “ in the text. They will provide evidence to support their ideas  by citing appropriate... 

21 Sep

Congratulations to Matthew Mitchell Room 206 Student of the Week !!!! Dear Parents, Many students are missing various homework assignments. Homework is worth 30% of their grades. Also, please make certain I have your email address on file. Lastly, their is a PTA meeting September 26, 2015 at 6 p.m. Please come out and join! Weekly Objectives Reading:  Readers will identify “author’s purpose” in the text. They will provide evidence to support their ideas  by citing appropriate details and examples from the text. Social Studies- Students will practice using maps skills  to ... 

14 Sep

Congratulations to Mekhi Cochran for being the very first Student of the Week !!!! Weekly Objectives Reading:  Readers will continue to identify story elements and use them to summarize. They will provide evidence to support their ideas  by citing appropriate details and examples from the text.  They will analyze the relationship between two or more characters. Social Studies- Students will practice using maps skills  to  identify continents and hemispheres. Students will also learn about the 5 themes of Geography. Science- “The Human body”  Students will be introduced to the... 

8 Sep

Weekly Objectives Reading:  Readers will be able to identify story elements and use them to summarize. They will provide evidence to support their ideas  by citing appropriate details and examples from the text. Social Studies- Students will practice using maps skills  to  identify continents and hemispheres. Math-Students will begin 4th grade math with place value in whole numbers and place value concepts.   Homework  Tuesday- Return parent contact information slip by  & CPS parent packet by Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Wednesday-  Students will need to have classroom novels... 

8 Sep

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, Il. 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 4 and a daughter named Avia, age 2. This is my third year at the William H.  Ray Elementary School and I look forward to a year filled with unlimited learning experiences and... 

8 Jun

Only 2 weeks left in the school year! Invention convention is June 16, 2015. Parents are invited!- Please make certain you student has their, board, prototype and Invention Log (4 pages) Also we are collecting canned goods this week. Please donate. Monday- Literacy- Book Log Journal Entry #43 “Find a picture or photograph and write a story about the people in it. What has just happened, or what is about to happen”   Math– Study Links 11.4   Social Studies- Study Southeast Regions (Oral Test Friday June 12, 2015)  Science– Invention Convention Log #2 Tuesday: Literacy-... 

18 May

Math: Students will identify a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into marching parts. Students will use transparent mirrors to draw a reflection of an image.  After practicing drawing reflections, they will also identify symmetrical lines on polygons. Reading: . Students will determine the cause and effect in a story and support their opinions with specific evidence from the text.  Guided reading group discussions will also focus on author’s purpose and theme. Social Studies: Students will continue to...