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Dear Parents,

  • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  ClassDojo is how I will send weekly updates and announcements throughout the week.  I sent home another signup sheet today for those of you not yet signed up.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!  Here is the link:  https://www.epayillinois.com/Home/ShowSiteLandingPage/30176
  • Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is  a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will begin 4 of the five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will finish revising and then publish their I’m From poems.  This assessment will be graded via a rubric and is worth 20 points.  Students will have Monday and Tuesday in class to complete publishing, using a checklist to make sure they remember everything they must do to get their best grade.  Students who do not complete it in class may be required to finish at home.  All poems are due on Friday, September 21.

Math-In Math, students will find the volume of rectangular prisms.  Students will work on solving real-world area problems by exploring the volume of cylinders and rectangular prisms.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-5 Home Link 1-6 Home Link 1-7 Home Link 1-8  
Writing All I’m From Poems due today for assessment
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log. Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log. Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY.

Read over the weekend!!!!

Ray Fall After-School Registrations Open! 

Fall 2018 session registrations are open for the following programs. Many classes start the second week of school so please register soon! Please sign up to Ray ENews here–it is THE BEST way to receive timely notifications about after-school programs and other school news.
Renaissance Knights chess: K-8 grades, Mondays, 4-5 pm, register here.
Artifice Robotics beginner: 4-8 grades, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, register here.
Artifice Robotics advanced: 4-8 grades, Thursdays, 4-5 pm, register here.
Kids W.A.Y Acting Academy: 1-8 grades, Tuesdays, 4-5 pm, register here, pay here.
Ray Ultimate Frisbee: 3-6 grades, T and Th, no cost, register here.
Latin Matters: M and W, 7:40-8:45 am OR T and Th, 7:40-8:45 am, register here.
We Got Game soccer: K-3 grades, Mondays, register here (new start date: 9/17).
We Got Game basketball: 1-4 grades. Fridays, register here.
Kenwood School of Ballet – Hip-Hop: K-8 grades, Wednesdays, register here.
Kenwood School of Ballet – Acrobatic dance: K-2 grades, Thursdays, register here.

Kenwood School of Ballet – ballet: K-2 grades, Fridays, register here.

Registrations now open for UofC’s ArtShould! 1-3 grades, Tuesdays, 4-5 pm,
register here (start date is 10/15).
The following programs led by University of Chicago students will start later in October: Creative Writing (1-8) and Debate It Forward. Stay tuned through the Ray PTO ENews!
See after-school calendar here. Send questions to raylsc.parterships@gmail,com.

Dear Parents,

  • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  ClassDojo is how I will send weekly updates and announcements throughout the week.  I sent home another signup sheet today for those of you not yet signed up.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!  Here is the link:  https://www.epayillinois.com/Home/ShowSiteLandingPage/30176
  • Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Open House is this Thursday, September 13 from 4:30-5:30 pm.  Please join me to learn more of what your child will do during fifth grade, as well as meet the other teachers!
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is  a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will be working on independent reading and writing in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose a practice Reader’s Letter this week.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I will assess future letters.  Students will be introduced to the 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will compose their first informational piece, a poem titled “I’m From”.  Students will capture things that tell a story about who they are in a graphic organizer and then transfer them onto paper.  Students will revise work to add further detail.  Finally, students will use Google Slides to publish their poems.

Math-In Math, students will find areas of rectangles with fractional side-lengths.  Students will work on solving real-world area problems by exploring the area of a quilt.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-2 Home Link 1-3 Home Link 1-4  
Writing
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log. Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log. Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log  Reading Log is due MONDAY.

 

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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