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29 Sep

Updates: Change in the Book Report Due Date. It will be due 10/7. Also All Social Studies Quizzes are due Tuesday signed by parents. Reminders: PE is on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child wears appropriate gym shoes so they will be able to participate in PE.  PBIS is seeking donations for the Ray School store please contact me via email on how your family can help. Homework Monday: Literacy- Book Log , Work on Book Report  Math-  No Study Links , Study Math Times Tables (5’s)Timed Test Thursday Tuesday:  Tic-Tac- Toe Sheet, Book Log, Work on Book Report,, Math- Study Links... 

22 Sep

Reminders: PE is on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child wears appropriate gym shoes so they will be able to participate in PE. PBIS is seeking donations for the Ray School store please contact me via email on how your family can help. Picture Day is this Thursday, September 25th The school day begins promptly at 8:45 a.m..  Students arriving after 8:45a.m  are marked as tardy. Math- This week in Math we will begin Unit 2. Students will take their Unit 1 assessment. We will begin identifying place value up to one billion. This week students will also be using a calculator. Literacy-... 

15 Sep

Weekly Objectives for September 15- 19, 2014 Reading- Readers will be able to identify why the author wrote the selection. Is the purpose stated or implied? Which details support the purpose and Identify if there is an author’s bias. Students will 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 in the story. Social Studies– .Determine the main idea of text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize... 

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.  They will analyze the relationship between two or more characters. Social Studies- Students will practice using maps skills  to  identify continents and hemispheres. Science-  Students will be introduced to the 3 types of matter.  Students will begin by investigating and sorting objects based on their properties. Math-Students will begin 4th grade math with geometeric... 

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...