Archive for October 2016

Dear Parents,

  •  Famous Dead People Projects are due Monday, October 31.  Students should work on their Famous Dead People Project.  I sent home an organizer that will help students begin their research.  Student speeches will be handed in on the organizer that was handed out, and students should have note cards ready t give the speech on October 31.  We will have a small reception in the classroom with healthy snacks following the speeches.  Drink donations would be very helpful.
  • A permission slip was sent home for the first field trip of the year on November 3.  Please complete the form and return it with your student.
  • For many, the class fee is still outstanding.  It is $85, and it ensures that students will be able to have items like Scholastic SCOPE,  consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thank you.
  • Parent/teacher conferences are approaching soon.  Please look for an update soon about signups.
  • Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–

This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.  Reading Logs must be completed and signed by parent/guardian to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed  along with the tic tac toe board and submitted on Fridays.

Scholastic SCOPE:  Students will read an article titled, “Is It Wrong to Talk About The Election?”  and debate the topic in class.  Students will compose an argument either for or against the topic.

 

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will begin work on fictional narratives.  Students will create stories based on the painting, Sundays on the Island Of La Grande Jatte.

Math:

In Math, students will complete work in Unit 2.  Lessons 2.11-2-13 will be covered.  Then, students will review concepts from Unit 2.  Finally students will take a Unit 2 test on Friday.

Science-

This week, students will test their created water clocks.  We will define a variable and list the variables resent in this experiment.  Students will form conclusions and complete their lab notes in their science notebooks to submit for assessment.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 2.11  Home Link 2.12 Home Link 2.13 Unit 2 Review  Unit 2 test
Writing  SCOPE: vocabulary worksheet
Social Studies/ Science  Chapter 2 test
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading log Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Dear Parents,

  •  A permission slip was sent home last week for the first field trip of the year on November 3.  Please complete the form and return it with your student.
  • Students should work on their Famous Dead People Project.  I sent home an organizer that will help students begin their research.  Famous Dead People Projects are due Monday, October 31.
  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms are due now! If you have sent your form back thank you very much. Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not. It helps provide state funding for our school. Thank you.
  • 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 on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.  Reading Logs must be completed and signed by parent/guardian to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed  along with the tic tac toe board and submitted on Fridays.

Scholastic SCOPE:  Students will read an informational article about food waste and work on citing text evidence to support their thinking about the causes and effects of food waste around the world.

 

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will publish the first essay: Personal Narrative. Students will have an opportunity to share their writing in an Author’s Chair on Tuesday and Thursday.

Math:

In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Lessons 2.8-2-10 will be covered.

Science-

This week, students will take a moon phases assessment.  Then, students will devise ideas of how to createa clock using everyday items to track one minute of time.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 2.8  Home Link 2.9 Math Journal page 59 Home Link 2.10  Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  SCOPE: vocabulary worksheet  SCOPE:  Finding Text Evidence worksheet  All published Narrative Essays are due today
Social Studies/ Science  Northwest/ Arctic worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading log Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today. 

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Dear Parents,

  •  Progress Reports were sent home on Friday, October 7.  Please review and return the bottom portion only, signed.
  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms are due now! If you have sent your form back thank you very much. Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not. It helps provide state funding for our school. Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  • Students should work on their Famous Dead People Project.  I will send home an organizer that will help students begin their research.  Famous Dead People Projects are due Monday, October 31.
  • 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 Daily Five centers in Reader’s Workshop. Students will compose their Reader’s Letter this week. This letter is in-class work and counts for a Reading Test grade weekly. Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess letters.

Students will also work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.

Reading Logs must be completed and signed by parent/guardian to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed  along with the tic tac toe board and submitted on Fridays.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will revise for the first essay: Personal Narrative. Students will revise their narrative essay with a great grabber lead to start the story.

Math:

In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Lessons 2.5-2-7 will be covered.

Science-

This week, students will complete their explorations on the moon as a means to measure time. Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks. Science notebooks are graded using a rubric. A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 2.5 Home Link 2.6 Home Link 2.7  Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  SCOPE vocabulary worksheet  Publish essay.  Essays are due Monday.
Social Studies/ Science  Southwest/West

Worksheet

Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/ Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading log/ Tic Tac Toe board Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Dear Parents,

  •  Progress Reports will be sent home on Friday, October 7.  Please review and return the bottom portion only, signed.
  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms are due now! If you have sent your form back thank you very much. Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not. It helps provide state funding for our school. Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  • Picture Day is scheduled for October 15.  Ray School needs volunteers to help on that day with pictures.  If you are available please contact Sonia in the office.  A free portrait is being offered to volunteers.
  • 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 Daily Five centers in Reader’s Workshop. Students will compose their Reader’s Letter this week. This letter is in-class work and counts for a Reading Test grade weekly. Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess letters.

Students will also work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.

Reading Logs were added this week to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed and signed by a parent, along with the tic tac toe board.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will begin drafting and revising for the first essay: Personal Narrative. Students will select one of their timeline events to construct a rough draft for the Personal Narrative essay. Students will work through the writing process this week and next to develop, revise, and publish a personal essay.

Math:

In Math, students will begin work in Unit 2.  Students will explore concepts of place value and exponential notation.  Lessons 2.1-2.4 will be covered.

Science-

This week, students will explore the moon as a means to measure time. Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks. Science notebooks are graded using a rubric. A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 2.1  Home Link 2.2 and MJ page 42 Home Link 2.3 Home Link 2.4  Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  Complete First draft/Personal Narrative
Social Studies/ Science  Plains Worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/ Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading log/ Tic Tac Toe board Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.