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Updates On ClassDojo

Families,
As a reminder, all updates and communication woth the 5th grade team will be presented to you via ClassDojo:  https://www.classdojo.com

Updates for April 13 remote learning

Dear Families,

As we transition to remote learning, please use the information provided here to help you accommodate your child’s learning:

  • My daily “office hours” are 9-1 daily.  I will be exclusively engaged with learners from 10-12 pm. 12-1 will be dedicated to assisting/corresponding with parents and guardians.
  • Please contact teachers via ClassDojo (preferred) or email with questions:
  • Weekly assignments will post on Monday morning by 9 am.
  • Students should access daily assignments online.  
  • Students should enter Google Classroom by logging in to their CPS email.
  • E-Learning Platforms we will be using consistently:  
    • Google Classroom
    • Khan Academy
    • Epic Books
    • Scholastic Scope
    • ReadnQuiz
    • BrainPop
  • Students who need to access paper copies for learning can email a request.  I will email a paper packet to you to print out. Likewise, paper packets can be picked up at Ray School during the lunch pick-up time upon request.

Suggested Daily Schedule

Time: Subject: Description:
Before 9:00 Wake-up/ eat breakfast/mindful movements At home; practice Calm Classroom breathing or exercise (jumping jacks, squats, pushups, take a walk)
9:00-9:30 Independent Reading for 30 minutes/complete daily reading log. Google Classroom
9:30-10:00 Daily Digital Reading and/or ELA Review Google Classroom
10:00-10:30 Interactive Read-Aloud Google Meet/Google Classroom
10:30-11:30 Daily Digital Math Review and/or Khan Academy assignments Google Classroom/Khan Academy
11:30-12:00 Work on any unfinished assignments and/or teacher check-in Google Classroom/Google Meet
12:00-12:30 LUNCH BREAK! Take a break and nourish your body 
12:30-1:00 Household Help Time ● Help out the family, or other people in the house by cleaning up, helping with siblings, prepping for dinner. 
1:00-2:00 Quiet/Creative Time ● RELAX: Reading for pleasure, work on a puzzle, take a nap, draw, or color. 
2:00-3:30 Academic Time/Social Studies/Science/Writing Focus on 1-2 academic topics:

Use Google Classroom, online resources such as: EPIC Books, Scholastic SCOPE, CNN10, Brainpop,at-home learning packet

3:30-5:00 Afternoon Mindful Movement  Bike/walk (with parents approval); play with pets, yoga, meditation, etc
5:00-6:00 Dinner Enjoy a meal with your family
6:00-8:30 Free Time Binge on some GOOD TV or watch a movie that will build your background knowledge about a time in history.
8:30 Bedtime Prep Brush teeth, bath/shower put on Pj’s, and get a good night’s sleep!

Please check Class Dojo for any future information regarding remote learning. I will not be updating the Class Blog, but instead will post on Class Dojo so that we can communicate easily with any follow-up questions you may have. Thank you!

Online Learning Updates!

Hi Parents,

As you may have heard, CPS has determined that we will start REQUIRED remote learning on April 13. So many of the students have already been engaging with the enrichment work I have presented, that I hope this will be an easier transition. More details on the structure and expectations will be forthcoming, however I hope to keep assignments similar to the style we have been using to maximize success.

This remote learning will be technology based and I know that will be a challenge for some. Our administration has asked us to reach out and inquire how we can help to get all students set up with technology. If you do not have access to a computer/chromebook please let me know in a direct message. I will pass this information to our administration who will help get you what you need.

Please reach out if you have any questions, or want to share photos of the learning that is taking place in your house!

Be well,

Ms. Krecik

Weekly Overview, Quarantine Edition

With all the time students will spend outside of school and in their homes, I encourage you to create a schoolwork schedule for them.

I have created work, that, if time and effort is put into it daily, should amount to about 2-3 hours a day.  I know that is not as long as the school day, but home is not the school.

Students can access ELA work on Google Classroom.  An invite has already been sent to their school email.  Assignments and instructions are available.  Parents- if you need paper copies, I can send them to your email to print.  Our classroom code for Google Classroom is b5nxsh7

Students can complete Math assignments on Khan Academy.  If a student has forgotten their username, please email me.  Other math options beyond Khan Academy are Khan Mappers to practice NWEA skills or Prodigy (again, I have usernames if students need them).

I will make myself available to respond to email or Dojo between the hours of 10-2.  Please Dojo or email me with any questions you may have.

Thank you and be well,

Ms. Krecik

Weekly Overview/Homework 3/9-3/13

Dear Families:

  • This is week 6 of Quarter 3 🙂
  • The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR test) will be administered this week, 3/11-3/13.  Please see that your child is well-rested and present to take these standardized tests!
  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week!

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will begin our new class novel, MANIAC MAGEE.  S will develop predictions about the text as we read.

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  Students will begin their work their next writing project:  Persuasive advertising.

Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 6:  multiplying and dividing decimals.  Students will work on lessons 6-5-6-6.  There will be no math homework on Wednesday and Thursday due to IAR testing.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-5 Home Link 6-6 Home Link 6-8
 Writing  312, 314, 315
Reading Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.

Weekly Overview/homework 3/2-3/6

Dear Families:

  • This is week 5 of Quarter 3 🙂
  • PROGRESS REPORTS will be sent home on Friday.
  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week!

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will finish our class novel, WONDER, and deepen our thinking with annotations about predictions we made as we were reading.

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  Students will present their BHM projects in class.

Math-In Math, students will begin Unit 6:  multiplying and dividing decimals.  Students will work on lessons 6-1 to 6-4.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-1 Home Link 6-2 Home Link 6-3 Home Link 6-4 Progress Check quiz
 Writing  312, 314, 315
Reading Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.

Weekly overview/homework 2/24-2/28

Dear Families:

  • This is week 4 of Quarter 3 🙂
  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week!

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will finish our class novel, WONDER, and deepen our thinking with annotations about the different Conflicts that exist in the story.

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  Students will finish writing their Black History reflection.  Creative projects and reflections are due on Thursday for our in-class presentations.

Math-In Math, students will complete Unit 5:  dividing fractions and whole numbers.  Students will take the Unit 5test on Thursday.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-3 Home Link 5-4 Unit review Unit 5 test
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Black History projects due today
Reading Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.

Weekly overview/homework 2/17-2/21

Dear Families:

  • Today is week 3 of Quarter 3 🙂
  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week!

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will finish our class novel, WONDER, and deepen our thinking with annotations about important lines from the story in a reading strategy we call, :Lift A Line”

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  Students will finish researching an important topic in Black History.  Students will use their research to type out a reflection about their BHM topic on Google Docs.

Creative Student projects should begin this week at home.  Students will have any additional time in class to finish up projects once they complete their written research reflections.

Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 5:  this week, students will multiply fraction, create multiplication number stories, and work on equivalent fractions.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-9 Home Link 5-11 Home Link 5-12 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Reflections are due MONDAY.
Reading Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.

 

Weekly Overview/Homework 2/3-2/7

Dear Families:

  • Today is the first day of Quarter 3 🙂
  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week!

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will read from our class novel, WONDER, and deepen our thinking with annotations about important lines from the story in a reading strategy we call, :Lift A Line”

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week, Students will submit published essays and present in an Author’s Chair.

Next up:  Students will begin researching an important person, event other idea in Black History.  Students will be working together or alone (preference) to create a Black History project in the coming weeks.

Math-In Math, students will begin Unit 5:  this week, students will find equivalent fractions, add and subtract mixed numbers.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-1 Home Link 5-2 Home Link 5-3 Home Link 5-4 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Informational Essays due
Reading Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.

 

Weekly overview/homework 1/27-1/31

It’s the last week of Quarter 2!  That means students will be off on Friday for grading and teacher in-service.

Please see below for homework:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-14 unit 4 Review Unit 4 test
 Writing  312, 314, Informative essay due Monday 2/3/20
Reading Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. .Reading log due

Weekly Overview/Homework 1/20-1/24

Dear Families:

  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week:

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will read from our class novel, WONDER, and deepen our thinking with annotations about important lines from the story in a reading strategy we call, :Lift A Line”

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week, Students will complete organizing their writing into a graphic organizer and begin drafting.

Math-In Math, students will focus on adding and subtracting decimals.  Lessons 4-11 to 4-13 will be covered.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 Home Link 4-11 Home Link 4-12 Home Link 4-13 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Graphic Organizers due Drafts Due
Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.

Weekly Overview/Homework 1/13-1/17

Dear Families:

  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week:

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will read a short article about Amelia Earhart and discuss Central Idea in an informational text.

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week, Sstudents are continuing work in their informational structure of writing.  Next, students will begin organizing their writing into a graphic organizer to get it ready to draft.

Math-In Math, students will focus on graphing coordinate points on a grid.  Lessons 4-6 to 4-9 will be covered.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-6  Home Link 4-7 Home Link 4-8 Home Link 4-9 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Graphic Organizers due
Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.

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