To: Parents of 314

From:  Ms. Krecik

Room 314

 

Dear Parents:

My name is Ms. Krecik and I will be your child’s 5th grade teacher this year.  I am delighted to have your child in my class this year. I am looking forward to a very successful year and I know you are too. I have high expectations for your child, and I will do all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations.

This will be my eleventh year teaching at Ray School.  I hold a bachelor’s degree in Dance and a Master’s degree in Education, both from Columbia College in Chicago, IL.  As a result, expect your child to have an experience this year that is both creative and academically challenging.

I want you to know that one of my most important goals this year is to keep the lines of communication open with you. I am available most mornings to talk with you between 10:00 and 10:45 am. Please schedule a conference by contacting me via email:  agkrecik@cps.edu or contact me through ClassDojo.

Sincerely,

Ms. Krecik

********PLEASE SEE SUMMER MATH AND SUMMER READING TABS ABOVE FOR PREPARATORY WORK FOR INCOMING STUDENTS*********

5th Grade Supplies

  • 50 #2 pencils
  • 3 Dry Erase markers
  • 2 pack erasers or 15 pencil toppers
  • 3 black or blue erasable pens
  • 1 pair scissors (metal not plastic)
  • 12” ruler (standard and metric units)
  • 6 glue sticks
  • 1 box fine tip colored markers
  • 3 highlighters
  • 1 box colored pencils
  • Zippered supply bag (no hard boxes)
  • 2 pack loose-leaf writing paper
  • 2 reams copy paper
  • 6 pocket folders (1 red (Reading), 1 orange (Social Studies), 1 blue (Writing), 1 green (Science), 1 yellow (Math),  1 student choice (homework folder)
  • 8 marble composition books
  • small personal dictionary
  • 3 boxes Kleenex
  • 2 Paper towels
  • 2 Clorox Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

Dear Parents,

It has been my absolute pleasure to teach this cohort of students this year.  Collectively, they show a curiosity for the unknown, compassion and kindness towards one another, and a love of learning that is everything a teacher could ask for and more.  In addition, thank you, parents, for all the chaperoning, classroom supply donations, and overall support throughout the school year.  I will truly remember this year as a hallmark in my career.

I am so happy to see that this cohort will stay mostly intact as they enter the demands of middle school.  Good luck to Isaiah who will be transferring next year— you will be missed.

Parents- please send your child to school with extra bags/shopping bags on MONDAY JUNE 18 so they may clean out their desks.  In addition, could you please return any reading books you see at home with my name – KRECIK- on the side.  Thank you.

Classroom Celebration is on Monday, June 16 at 11:10 am.  There was a note sent home about bringing some healthy snacks or contributing to the pizza fund for this.

Coco movie– We will be watching Coco in class on Monday!

All School Picnic – Don’t’ forget that Tuesday June 20th is the Ray all-school picnic.    Lunch will be provided by the PTA and students will spend most of the afternoon outside.  Students may bring blankets to school to sit on outside.

Dear Parents,

If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com

  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin reading instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • NWEA MAP testing will occur THIS WEEK:  June 6-7.  Make sure you student is present and on time each day.
  • Field Trip permission slip forms for our last field trip to the Brookfield Zoo are due this Friday, June 8.  The trip costs $7 and students should bring a bag lunch in a small bag or backpack, as they will have to carry it.  Students can bring a small amount of cash to spend on a souvenir or a treat, but they are responsible for their monies.  Chaperones, please meet us in front and f the main office at 9:15 am.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box of Kleenex to school with your child.  We are down to paper towel.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 8-8  NWEA TESTING NWEA TESTING  Unit 8 test
 Writing  312, 314, 315  Published Poetry Anthologies are due,
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading LogReading Log is due Monday

If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/

  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin reading instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • NWEA MAP testing will occur on June 6-7.  Make sure you student is present and on time each day.
  • We will attend our last field trip of the year on Monday, June 11.  We will go to the Brookfield Zoo.  Students should pack a sack lunch.  Chaperones, please meet us in front and f the man office at 9:15 am.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box of Kleenex to school with your child.  We are down to paper towel.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8-5  Home Link 8-6 Home Link 8-7  Checking Progress Quiz
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Write limerick poem in writers notebook  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log

 

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log

Reading Log is due Monday


  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.

  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin reading instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box ofKleenex or a bottle of hand sanitizer to school with your child.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8-1  Home Link 8-2  Home Link 8-3 Home Link 8-4  Checking Progress Quiz
 Writing  312, 314, 315  Write poem tonight.  Topic:  seasons  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log

 

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log

Reading Log is due Tuesday 

Parents,
  •  Parent-Teacher request slips went home on Friday.  If you cannot locate, you may contact me through ClassDojo to request a time.  Conferences are 10 minutes long and begin at 11 am.
  • Writing students are ending Q3 with a realistic fiction piece due on Tuesday, April 10.  So much of the work is done in-class, but students who need additional time will be required to bring it home for final publishing on Monday April 9.
  • There is no school for students on Friday, April 13.
Additional Reminders:
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin reading instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box of Kleenex or a bottle of hand sanitizer to school with your child.
Weekly Overview:
  • Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work on Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to share Cereal Box book reports and take quizzes over guided reading books.
  • Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will have time to publish their realistic fiction pieces.  We will celebrate with an “Author’s Chair” on Tuesday before we bing introductions to our next unit:  Poetry.
  • Math-In Math, students will complete Unit 6, working on dividing decimals and collecting and interpreting data.  We will review for the test on Wednesday and take the Unit test on Thursday.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-12  Home Link 6-13  Unit 6 Review  Unit 6 test
 Writing  312, 314, 315  Publish essays; due Tuesday.  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log

Reading Log is due Monday

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Parents,
 Welcome back to our regular schedule!  This week is a regular week of school with no PARCC testing!
Don’t forget about your child’s Book report:  DUE DATE is Monday, April 9.
Students will complete their guided reading book that they have started in class.  Then, they will create a Cereal Box book report and presentation on their guided reading book. Here is the link to instructions and additional templates to print out:  Cereal_Box_report
Additional Reminders:
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin literacy instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box of Kleenex or a bottle of hand sanitizer to school with your child.
Weekly Overview:
  • Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work on Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to practice reading strategies that will help them to make questions about the text.  Students will highlight and discuss important parts of the text.  In addition, students will complete classwork activities with Word Work.
  • Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will have time to write and revise their drafts for their realistic fiction pieces.
  • Math-In Math, students will work on 6-8 to 6-11.  Concepts will focus on multiplying and dividing decimals.  There will be a Progress Check quiz on Friday.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-8  Home Link 6-9  Home Link 6-10  Home Link 6-11  Checking Progress Quiz
 Writing  312, 314, 315  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

Reading Log is due Monday

Parents,
PARCC Testing will occur this week, March 19-23.  Please see that your child is at school on time each day to complete these tests.
****Also a shout out and thank you to the parents who have stepped up and donated pencils and testing snacks!!!!!
Spring Break Project assignment:  Students will complete their guided reading book that they have started in class.  Then, they will create a Cereal Box book report and presentation on their guided reading book.  I will send a link to the project in another post.
Additional Reminders:
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin literacy instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box of Kleenex or a bottle of hand sanitizer to school with your child.
Weekly Overview:
  • Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work on Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to practice reading strategies that will help them to make questions about the text.  Students will highlight and discuss important parts of the text.  In addition, students will complete classwork activities with Word Work.
  • Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will have time to write their drafts for their realistic fiction pieces.
  • Math-In Math, students will work on 6-5, collecting and analyzing data to find averages.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-5  Home Link 6-6  
 Writing  312, 314, 315  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.Reading Log is due Monday
Parents,
PARCC Testing will occur next week, March 19-23.  Please see that your child is at school on time each day to complete these tests.
****Also a shout out and thank you to the parents who have stepped up and donated pencils.
Additional Reminders:
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin literacy instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box of Kleenex or a bottle of hand sanitizer to school with your child.
Weekly Overview:
  • Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work on Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to practice reading strategies that will help them to make questions about the text.  Students will highlight and discuss important parts of the text.  In addition, students will complete classwork activities with Word Work.
  • Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will practice character development in fictional writing.  Students will continue prewriting exercises in preparation for their realistic fiction drafts.
  • Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 6:  Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.  This week, concepts will focus on multiplying and dividing decimals by powers of 10 and converting metric units.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-1  Home Link 6-2 Home Link 6-3 Home Link 6-4  Checking Progress Quiz
 Writing  312, 314, 315  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

Reading Log is due Monday

Parents,
Please consider yourselves invited this Friday to the Ray School Music Rockfest.
The show begins at 9:15 am.  Students will be performing songs from the musical, “Hamilton”.
Additional Reminders:
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin literacy instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box of Kleenex or a bottle of hand sanitizer to school with your child.
  • Progress Reports will be sent home Friday (3/9).
Weekly Overview:
  • Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work on Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to practice reading strategies that will help them to make INFERENCES to the text.  Students will highlight and discuss important parts of the text.  In addition, students will complete classwork activities with Word Work.
  • Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will learn about the elements of Realistic Fiction.  Students will begin prewriting exercises in preparation for their next essay, realistic fiction.
  • Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 5:  Fractions.  This week, concepts will focus on multiplying fractions.  We will discuss how to use pictures and algorithms to solve multiplicatio problems.  Lessons 5-8 to 5-11 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-12  Home Link 5-13 Home Link 5-14 Unit 5 Review  Unit 5 test
 Writing  312, 314, 315  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.Reading Log is due Monday
Weekly Overview:
  • Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work on Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to practice reading strategies that will help them to make INFERENCES to the text.  Students will highlight and discuss important parts of the text.  In addition, students will complete classwork activities with Word Work.
  • Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will hand in published personal narratives.  We will offer an “Author’s Chair” to students to share their writing.  Then, students will begin working on story elements for their next writing piece, Fictional Narrative.  Please see the rubric for expectations on gradingof Personal Narrative:  Personal Narrative Rubric
  • Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 5:  Fractions.  This week, concepts will focus on multiplying fractions.  We will discuss how to use pictures and algorithms to solve multiplicatio problems.  Lessons 5-8 to 5-11 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-8  Home Link 5-9 Home Link 5-10  Home Link 5-11  
 Writing  312, 314, 315  
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

Reading Log is due Monday