Archive for December 2017

I wish you all the happiest holidays with your child.  Please enjoy the time with your families and ring in the New Year 2018 strongly.

There is one homework assignment over break:  Students should read/finish reading one book and complete a thoughtful book report packet.  The link is below.  Please click on the link:

WinterBreak_book_report

Dear Parents,

  • Happy holidays, parents!  Students will be off for two weeks starting 12/23 until 1/8.
  • We will have a small “December To Remember”celebration on 12/22 in the afternoon.  Our class earned to 2,000 points together to have a movie and popcorn, and we will say farewell to Ms. Wise, who will be working in a different classroom after break.
  • Five students earned a 100% on ClassDojo for the month of December.  They will be going on an extra field trip with students in 315 this week as an incentive.
  • Although we will not participate in the Winter assembly onstage, some students have been asked to usher, MC the show, and we will display artwork to decorate the auditorium.  Seting will be tight, but you may want to stop in to see the performances.
  • 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 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 connections 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 mysteries on Epic Books.

Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will revise and edit their writing.  Students will use a checklist to make sure they have all the components needed in their persuasive advertisements.  Students will publish their ads, and we will share them in class on Wednesday.

Math-In Math, students will take NWEA Math and Reading tests.  Then, students will create Mixed Fractions holiday-inspired art to hang for the school assembly.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math   Mixed Number practice sheet  
 Writing  312, 314, 315  finish revisions  publish draft with revisions   
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 today.

Read over break and complete book report.  Due 1/8/17

Dear Parents,

  • This week students will be participating in Spirit Week.  Please see ClassDojo for daily themes.
  • Reading Logs are now due on Mondays.  This is to accommodate additional reading minutes for Q2.  Students will be expected to read an additional 30 minutes sometime over the weekend.
  • Ray’s STEM Night is this Tuesday, 12/12
    Come join us for a fun night of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.
    There will activities for all ages.
    Our school Science Fair judging will be taking place in the cafeteria.

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 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 connections 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 finish prewriting activities on Persuasive Advertisements.  Then, they will begin drafting their persuasive advertisement.  In addition, students will practice creating similes to add to their free-writing work on Friday.

Math-In Math, students will complete Unit 3: Fractions.  Lessons 3-13 and 3-14 will be covered.  On Wednesday, students will review the unit to prepare for testing.  Then, on Thursday, students will take the Unit 3 assessment.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-13  Home Link 3-14   Unit Review Unit 3 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 this weekend. Record on Reading Log.  Reading Log is due Monday.

Dear Parents,

  • Our Nutcracker field trip is this Friday, November 8.  Due to the overwhelming response for chaperones, I will be contacting parents who will attend.  If I could take everyone, I would.  Unfortunately, this is a ticketed event.  PLEASE NOTE:  Students must hand in their permission slip and $ by Wednesday, December 7.  If you need additional time to submit payment, please contact me at agkrecik@cps.edu or through ClassDojo.
  • Reading Logs are now due on Mondays.  This is to accommodate additional reading minutes for Q2.  Students will be expected to read an additional 30 minutes sometime over the weekend.
  • A form was sent home last week regarding school-wide robocalls.  If you would like to receive the weekly announcements via telephone, please sign up and return with your student.   Thank you if you have already signed up.
  • Rays’s STEM Night: 12/12
    Come join us for a fun night of Science Technology Engineering and Math on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.
    There will activities for all ages.
    Our school Science Fair judging will be taking place in the cafeteria.

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 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 connections 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 in 314 will complete ekphrastic and haiku poetry forms.  Students will begin work on persuasive writing this week, beginning with identifying persuasive elements in advertising.

Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 3, Fractions.  We will cover 3-9 to 3-12 this week.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-9  Home Link 3-10   Home Link 3-11 Home Link 3-12  
 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 this weekend. Record on Reading Log.  Reading Log is due Monday.