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  • Parent-teacher Conference sign-ups are Wednesday.  Reserve your slot!

  • 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

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will publish a poem in class.  then, we will begin our next unit:  Fracture a Fairytale with some pre-writing activities to recall a fairytale .

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-3 Home Link 3-4  
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 TODAY.

Read over the weekend!!!!

  • Parent-teacher Conference sign-ups go home Monday.  Reserve your slot!
  • 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
  • Picture Re-takes are 11/13.  Students should bring their unwanted pictures if they are doing a retake.
  • Students will attend a field trip for Ms. Drewa’s science class on Friday.  Students will need a lunch.

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will publish a poem in class.  then, we will begin our next unit:  Fracture a Fairytale with some pre-writing activities in class.

Math-In Math, students will complete and review Unit 2.  Students will take the Unit 2 test on Tuesday.  Wednesday we will begin Unit 3:  Fractions

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 2 review unit 2 test (no homework) Home Link 3-1 Home Link 3-2  
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 TODAY.

Read over the weekend!!!!

  • This week marks the end of Q1.  Missing/late work/revised work will be accepted no later than Wednesday, November 1.  
  • 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
  • Thank you to the parents who joined us on our Zoo field trip Monday.  It was perfect Fall weather.
  • There is no school on Friday, November 2.

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will work on developing poetry by observing and writing about an image.  Poems will center around the image, looking at it from different perspectives.  Additionally, students will be collecting wriitng ideas for their next work of fiction:  Fantasy fiction.

Math-In Math, students will finish work in Unit 2.  Students will practice long division using two algorithms:  partial quotients and US Traditional division.  Lessons 2-12 and 2-13 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Mixed Review worksheet Home Link 2-12 Home Link 2-13  
Writing Write a 1-page journal entry tonight.  Starter:          Image result for dialogue prompt
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!!!!

  • Several parents have still not signed up for ClassDojo, and you are missing important announcements throughout the week.  Please sign up ASAP, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. 
  • 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 attend the PTO-sponsored Halloween dance this Friday from 5-7 pm.  Admission is $5, and proceeds will benefit the 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C.  Please note, costun=mes may not be work to school.

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will focus on peer-editing and publishing their drafts this week.  Mini-lessons will center around peer editing and composing an “About The Author” paragraph to accompany their essay.

Math-In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Students will continue practice in traditional multiplication, convert measurements, and use friendly multiples to solve division problems.  Lessons 2-9, 2-10, and 2-11 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 2-9 Traditional Multiplication worksheet Home Link 2-10 Home Link 2-11  
Writing DEADLINE:  ALL PUBLISHED PERSONAL NARRATIVE ESSAYS ARE DUE TODAY.
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!!!!
  • Several parents have still not signed up for ClassDojo, and you are missing important announcements throughout the week.  Please sign up ASAP, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. 
  • 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
  • International Night, hosted by the PTO is this Wednesday!  Please come and enjoy music, food, and entertainment from our diverse community.

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will focus on revising their drafts this week.  Mini-lessons will center around adding sensory details to their essays and showing their emotions through description.

Math-In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Students will practice traditional multiplication and convert measurements .  Lessons 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, and 2-8 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 2-5 Home Link 2-6 Home Link 2-7 Home Link 2-8  
Writing Write a one-page minimum free-write of your topic choice.
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 Reading Log is due TODAY.

Read over the weekend!!!!

  • Several parents have still not signed up for ClassDojo, and you are missing important announcements throughout the week.  Please sign up ASAP, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. 
  • 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
  • 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 work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will finish Personal Narrative Graphic organizers and draft their essays.  We will learn how to “zoom in” to the heart of the story to add more detail and improve the moment.  Students will add these revisions to their writing.

Math-In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Students will explore exponential notation, and develop mental math estimation strategies.  Lessons 2-2, 2-3, and 2-4 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 2-2 Home Link 2-3 Home Link 2-4  
Writing DRAFTS ARE DUE TODAY!
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 Reading Log is due TODAY.Read over the weekend!!!!
  • 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 work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will finish prewriting activities for their first writing essay:  personal narrative.  Students will complete a planning sheet to map out their writing.

Math-In Math, students will review Unit 1 concepts on Monday.  Then, students will take a Unit 1 test on Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday will begin Unit2.  We will discuss values of exponents and solve problems using exponents.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 1 Review Study for Unit 1 test UNIT 1 TEST (no homework) Home Link 2-1  
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 TODAY.

Read over the weekend!!!!

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 all 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.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will begin prewriting activities for their first writing essay:  personal narrative.  Students will create a top ten list of life moments and write constructed free-write “seed stories” in their notebooks.  Two one-page lengthed seed stories are due by Thursday.  Students will have ample time to complete this in class.

Math-In Math, students will continue to find the volume of rectangular prisms.  Students will use two formulas to find the volume, and they will convert measurements within a volume problem.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-9 Home Link 1-10 Home Link 1-11 Home Link 1-12  
Writing 2 Personal Narrative Freewrites due today.
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!!!!

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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