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3 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... 

27 May

Dear Parents, It’s Invention Convention Time! This week students are to work on their invention convention outlines. Each student received a copy of questions that must be completed by Friday, May 30th. Also, this Friday is our class field trip to the Musuem of Science and Industry. Please make certain you pack a bagged lunch  for your child. Homework Tuesday: Literacy- Book Log ( Only for students who did not turn in a log for the week of May 19th)  Math– None  Social Studies- Study Midwest Regions Science– Invention Convention Outline Wednesday: Literacy- Book Log ( Only... 

21 May

Dear Parents, The “Tribute to an Inventor” group project will be due Tuesday, May 27th instead of  Friday, May 23rd. This is an in class assignment. Students will have the opportunity to complete research papers and  their poster board presentations in class.  Many students are excited and would like to work on it at home as well, so please encourage them! Homework Monday May 19, 2014- May 23, 2014 Monday:  Literacy- Book Log,  Math- Study Links 11.6, Science- Work on Invention Convention  Social Studies- Study  States & Capitals in the Midwest Region Tuesday:  Literacy-... 

12 May

Math: Students will identify geometric solids and their properties. Students will review addition and subtraction involving negative and positive integers. Reading: Students will set a purpose for their reading. Students will analyze the relationships between characters. Students will identify ways they are alike and different. Social Studies: Students will continue to enhance their learning about the United States and its 5 regions.  Students will use historical maps, flow charts, and timelines.  Science: “Invention Convention” Students should have finalized their “inventions”... 

28 Apr

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 also conclude their study of different types of poetry for the Month of April. Students will determine the author’s purpose of a story and support their opinions with specific evidence from the text. Students will identify various... 

11 Apr

Dear Parents, The students were given a Spring Break Packet for homework.  Invention Convention Brainstorming Form (Due Monday April 21, 2014) Poetry Imagery Assignment/ Coupled with an Artifact (Due Monday April, 2014) Journal Entries 19 & 20 (Due Wednesday April 23, 2014)  Read! Read! Read! (Book Report Due Monday April 28, 2014) Have a wonderful Spring Break!!!  

8 Apr

  Dear Parents, Thank you so much for coming out to report card pick-up this week. I so enjoyed meeting with each of you! This week begins the Ray School Book Fair students will have the opportunity to purchase books on Wednesday April 9, 2014. Also, Thursday April 10, 2014 is SPIRIT DAY!!!!! Students should wear their Ray School apparel. That evening is also the Ray School Spring Festival from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. Math – This week students will complete Unit 9. Students will have their Unit assessment on Friday. Students will begin Unit 10 (Explorations with reflections of 2-dimensional... 

1 Apr

  Math –Students will continue working on Unit 9 (Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 9.4 -9.8) Students will learn how to accurately represent the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Literacy– This week we will begin the story “Owen & Mzee” pg. 613 (Anchor Text).  The skills and strategies for this story are Comparing and Contrasting and Analyze and Evaluate.  Social Studies – Women’s History Month Projects Due this Week!!!! We had some dynamic presentations today. I look forward to hearing from all of the students.  Please Note: We are behind one... 

24 Mar

Math – This week students will finish working on Unit 8 (Area 8.8). Students will have their Unit assessment on Wednesday. Students will begin Unit 9 (Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 9.1 -9.4) Literacy– This week we will begin the story “The World According to Humphrey” (Anchor Text).  The skills and strategies for this story are identifying the theme of the story and Summarization.  Students will also learn the appropriate ways to use various forms of figurative language in their writing. Class Novel/ Read Aloud: Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Social Studies – Women’s... 

17 Mar

Dear Parents, I am FINALLY on the blog!!!! Yippeeeeeee!!! Thank you so much for your patience. A friendly reminder, students are running very low on school supplies. Students need notebook paper, pencils, colored pencils, dry erase markers, and  scotch tape. Math – This week students will construct their own St. Patrick’s Day Math word problems. Students will continue working on Unit 8 (Area). This week, we will complete lessons 8.4 – 8.8. Literacy– This week we will complete the story “I Could Do That!” (Anchor Text).  The skills and strategies for this story are cause &... 

9 Mar

Math – This week students will begin working on Unit 8 (Area).  This week, we will complete lessons 8.2 – 8.4. Literacy– This week we will read the story “I Could Do That!” (Anchor Text) The skills and strategies for this story are cause & effect and infer/predict. Class Novel/ Read Aloud: Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Social Studies – This week we will begin our Women’s History Month.  This week, students will learn about women who are significant in American and World History. Students will begin their interview projects. Students will interview a woman... 

3 Mar

Dear Parent or Guardian, Beginning Tuesday March 4, 2014 the fourth grade students will be taking the ISAT.  Students should arrive to school on time.  Each morning, the students will take an hour long reading test followed by an hour long math test.  Next Tuesday March 11, 2014 the fourth graders will take two science tests.  Since the students are taking the tests, there will be no homework this week in both reading and math. Students are still required to read and complete book logs due on Monday March 10, 2014 . You can help your child do his/her best on the test with the following support: 1.      Make...