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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... 

11 May

Literacy- Author’s Purpose/Analyze and Evaluate – 4th graders will refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text with an emphasis on Non-Fiction Text. Students will also identify the theme in their novels. 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... 

4 May

 Weekly Objectives Math- 4th graders will continue this week finding fraction/decimal/ percentage equivalencies. Students will have to identify and record real life examples of percentages. They will also multiply and divide decimals. On Wednesday, the students will take the Chapter 9 Test. Literacy-The anchor text for the week will come from Journeys “The Life and Times of the Ant” pg. 353.  Students will read and understand the use of  questioning in a story.   Students will also begin to set purposes for reading. This week students will finish their classroom novels. Book Reports will... 

27 Apr

Reminder: PARCC  Assessment is taking place this week.  Make certain students are on time! Weekly Objectives   Math- 4th graders will continue this week finding fraction/decimal/ percentage equivalencies. Students will have to identify and record real life examples of percentages. They will also multiply and divide decimals. Literacy-The anchor text for the week will come from Journeys “ The Earth Dragon Awakes”pg. 300 Students will read and understand the use of sequence in a story.   Students will also revisit compare and contrast. Science-” Newton’ 3 laws of motion... 

20 Apr

Reminder: Please Support the Ray School Book Fair from April 20-24th 2015 Weekly Objectives   Math- 4th graders will continue this week finding fraction/decimal/ percentage equivalencies. Students will have to identify and record real life examples of percentages. Literacy-The anchor text for the week will come from Journeys “Riding Freedom pg. 407 Students will read and identify how characters are alike and different.  Students will also revisit questioning. They will ask questions before, during and while they are reading. Science-” Long distance Airplanes”.  4th grade students... 

13 Apr

Dear Parents, I hope you and your children had an exciting spring break! A reminder: Parent Report Card Pick-up is  Thursday, April 16, 2015, there will be no classes for students. Please continue to encourage your child this is our last quarter together I have lots of exciting lessons planned! Weekly Objectives   Math- 4th graders will begin this week finding fraction/decimal/ percentage equivalencies. Students will have to identify and record real life examples of percentages. Literacy-The anchor text for the week will come from Journeys “The Fun They Had” pg.637.  Students will read... 

30 Mar

Dear Parents, A week before Spring Break There is no Tic-Tac-Toe this week! Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex,  rulers, pencils, scissors and lined notebook paper. Please donate. Weekly Objectives Math- 4th graders will continue practicing estimating area and perimeter of polygons. Literacy-The Anchor text for the will come from National Geographics .  Students will select articles of their choice. Students will identify... 

23 Mar

Dear Parents, Please be aware that homework is to be completed nightly. This weeks Tic-Tac-Toe Literacy assignment will be due Monday March 30, 2015 . All Math Study Links will also be  due Monday March 30, 2015 . Please make certain students are preparing for their Women’s History Presentations for next week. this would include a research paper of the interview and oral presentation . Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex,...