Hello Parents and Students,
Our field trip to the Field Museum is scheduled for November 15. We will be leaving Ray School at 9:30, and returning by 1:30. I am looking for 2 chaperones to assist me on this field trip. sStudents will be going on a scavenger hunt through the Native American exhibits, and I will ask parents to oversee ten students on this assignment.
Thank you to the parents of Joi, Eli, and Camilla for volunteering for the Nutcracker field trip on December 9.
Reading: This week we continue Guided Reading Groups. Students are working on Reading Strategies while reading their assigned books. When not in Reading Groups, students will continue their Daily Five independent work daily during Reader’s Workshop. Homework: Students should be reading at home at least 30 minutes nightly and making Thinkmarks nightly to help them think deeper about their reading.
Writing: Students will begin collecting observations for their next writing assignment: Expository Essays. These essays are different because they don’t tell stories, but instead investigate ideas that students have. We will conclude our successful Writing Process by having an Author’s Chair on Monday and Tuesday. Homework: Students will make observations, develop ideas, and conduct observations on the conversations around them at home. Don’t be surprised if your child asks you a thought-provoking question to gather an observation.
Math: Unit 2: Probability, Estimating Products, Multiplying Whole Numbers and Decimals, The Lattice Method. Homework: Study Link 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9
Checking Progress Quiz on Friday, November 4.
Science: Students will be making further Moon Observations this week in our Measuring Time Unit. This week, students will mimic the moon phases using a flashlight and moon bead in class. Then, they will record their observations. In addition, students should continue to keep track of the moon phases for two weeks and write observations on their moon observation charts.
Social Studies: Students should read Chapter 2, Lesson 3 this week.
Homework: Weekly Workbook page 17 on Wednesday evening.