Archive for April 2012

On Thursday and Friday students will be taking the NWEA Map tests in Reading and Math.  This is the third and final time for the school year.

Parents- we are running low on classroom essentials:  kleenex, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and paper towels would be greatly appreciated.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Simplifying Fractions worksheet  Math Journal pages 273 and 276  Study Link 8.8 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers  Study Link 8.11 Fraction Review Study Link 8.12 Fraction review
Writing  Publish Concrete poems and Tongue Twisters page Write Creature Alliteration poem(s)  Write Five Senses poem(s)Publish Creature Alliteration poem(s)  Publish Five Senses poem(s) Create and color your Creature illustration!Write your Weekend Letter.
Social Studies/Science    Chapter 6 Lesson 3 Reading Check Questions(in notebook)  Weekly Workbook page 56 Science- Levers and Pulleys investigation 2 (5-part)  
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Quick Questions Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Quick Questions Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Quick Questions Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Quick Questions  Read for 60 minutes in your Independent Reading book

This week students will continue working on poetry in writing.  Students will be writing cinquain poems and color poems, as well as adding poems from other authors to include in their books.  In math, we will continue working on adding and subtracting mixed numbers.  We will also add on multiplying fractions and mixed numbers this week.  Students should be reading 30 minutes minimum nightly.  Please make it a priority.

Pictures were sent out last week.  Please pay for what you would like to keep and return the rest to school.  There are instructions for payment inside the envelope.

 

 

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 8.5 fraction multiplication  Study Link 8.6 Area models for fraction multiplication  Study Link 8.7Multiplying fractions and whole numbers  MJ pages 268, 272 Study Link 8.8Multiplying fractions and mixed numbers Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  Write cinquain poem(s) Publish cinquain  poem(s)  Write color poem(s)  Publish color poem(s) Add to and publish poems by you or other authors. Write your Weekend Letter!
Social Studies/Science    Chapter 6 Lesson 2 Reading Check Questions(in notebook)  Weekly Workbook page 55 Science- Levers and Pulleys investigation 1  Social Studies- Vocabulary Quiz
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Making Connections Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Making Connections Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Making Connections Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Making Connections  Read for 60 minutes in your Independent Reading book

Parents,

I look forward to meeting with you this Wednesday for Parent Teacher conferences.  I sent a note home last week requestiong your desired conference time.  If you have not scheduled a conference time, please send me a note or email me by Tuesday.  Many times are already full, and I recall last time there were very few available openings.

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 8.3 Subtracting Mixed Numbers  Mixed Numbers worksheet (calculators)     Study Link 8.6 8.5 Fractions of Fractions

Checking Progress Quiz
Writing   Work on and publish Alphabet Alliteration  poem(s)      Complete and publish your Comic Book poem.  Write your Weekend Letter!
Social Studies/Science Finish writing  Science Report  Chapter 6 Lesson 1 Reading Check Questions(in notebook)   Weekly Workbook page52  
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Lift a Line Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Lift a Line Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Lift a Line Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Lift a Line  Read for 60 minutes in your Independent Reading book

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Welcome back!  This is the last week to hand in Book Recommendations.  You have had all of 3rd quarter to read a book from the classroom or school library and write a book recommendation.  If you waited until this week to do this, it is due Wednesday, April 11.

The annual Ray school Festival is this Thursday, April 12.  Although we will not be hosting a booth for our classroom, I encourage all students and parents to please attend and support Ray school!

I hope you finished your Young Author’s book!  All books are due on return, Monday April 9.  Any late submissions will serve a -3 point deduction for every day they are late.

We will complete our 13 colonies Webquest and poster presentation this week.  I look forward to viewing your findings on the Who What When Where and Whys of your colony.  PARENTS- This assignment is in-class work, so do not worry if you have not seen anything come home about this.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Math JOurnal pages 248-249 Study Link 8.1 Comparing Fractions Review  Study Link8.2 Adding Mixed Numbers Study Link  8.4 

Checking Progress Quiz



Writing      Poetry Book:  Complete one new Acrostic poem on looseleaf paper Poetry Book:  Publish Acrostic Poems

Weekend Letter!

 
Social Studies/Science       Science:  Brine Shrimp-  5-Part investigation due Monday.  
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Leaning In Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Leaning In Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Leaning In Read for a minimum of 75 minutes over the weekend.  

This important announcement is brought toy uo via the Ray School PTA:

IMPORTANT – RAY FESTIVAL NEEDS MORE VOLUNTEERS!

There’s only a short time left ’til Festival on Thursday, April 12th, but we still need tons more help! Please sign-up today to help ensure Festival’s success this year.

Shifts:
1st shift – 5:00 to 6:45 pm
2nd shift – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Jobs: Security, Ticket Sales, Admissions, Food and Beverage Sales, Popcorn Sales

Sign up by emailing Jill Tarby at jillt@pmainc.com – just specify your shift availability and job assignment.

You can also sign up at our online volunteer site at http://tinyurl.com/rayfestival2012

Sponsored by Ray School PTA. Thank you for supporting Ray School!

Hi Parents and Students,

This is just a reminder to complete your Young Author’s book before returning to class on Monday, April 9. Books are due on Monday, and any late entries can not be considered for the competition. Late books will also serve a -3 point penalty for every day they are late.

Have a great week,
Ms. Krecik