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  • 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

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 finish revising their writing and publish their personal narratives.  All published narratives are due by Monday, February 26.  Please see the rubric for expectations on grading:  Personal Narrative Rubric
  • Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 5:  Fractions.  This week, concepts will focus on finding fractions of whole numbers and multiplying fractions.  We will discuss different strategies to accomplish this.  Lessons 5-5 to 5-7 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-5 Home Link 5-6  Home Link 5-7  
 Writing  312, 314, 315  All published Personal Narratives due Monday.
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,
I hope you have dug yourselves out of the snow.  It’s time to get to work.
  • Ms. Smith will continue teaching the Writing unit on personal narratives this week.  Students will complete most work in class, but from time to time they might need to bring something home to complete it.
  • Valentine’s Day is this Wednesday, February 14.  Students may bring a small valentine card or treat to share with classmates at the end of the day.  There are 23 students.
  • There will be no school on Monday, February 19 in observance of President’s Day.
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 finish drafting narratives and work on revisions in their writing.  Students who do not complete drafting in class on Monday must complete it for homework on Monday evening.
  • Math-In Math, students will begin Unit 5:  Fractions.  This week, concepts will focus on adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.  We will discuss multiple strategies to accomplish this.  Lessons 5-1 to 5-4 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-1  Home Link 5-2 Home Link 5-3  Home Link 5-4  
 Writing  312, 314, 315  Complete Rough Draft  
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,
Welcome to Quarter 3.  There will be some slight changes in curriculum as we work towards the end of the year.  this week, students will begin Reading Buddies with Ms. Horgan-Morgan’s room.
Ms. Smith will begin teaching a Writing unit on personal narratives this week.  Students will complete most work in class, but from time to time they might need to bring something home to complete it.
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 and with Listen To Reading on Epic Books.
  • Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will begin pre-writing for personal narratives.  Students will use a graphic organizer to map out their stories, as well as add details to make readers infer what the character is feeling.
  • Math-In Math, students will conclude their unit on decimals.  We will review on Tuesday and Wednesday and test on Thursday.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  4-14  Unit Review  Unit Review  Unit 4 Assessment  
 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

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SY-18-19 Calendar Letter to Families