Online Learning Updates!

Hi Parents,

As you may have heard, CPS has determined that we will start REQUIRED remote learning on April 13. So many of the students have already been engaging with the enrichment work I have presented, that I hope this will be an easier transition. More details on the structure and expectations will be forthcoming, however I hope to keep assignments similar to the style we have been using to maximize success.

This remote learning will be technology based and I know that will be a challenge for some. Our administration has asked us to reach out and inquire how we can help to get all students set up with technology. If you do not have access to a computer/chromebook please let me know in a direct message. I will pass this information to our administration who will help get you what you need.

Please reach out if you have any questions, or want to share photos of the learning that is taking place in your house!

Be well,

Ms. Krecik

Weekly Overview, Quarantine Edition

With all the time students will spend outside of school and in their homes, I encourage you to create a schoolwork schedule for them.

I have created work, that, if time and effort is put into it daily, should amount to about 2-3 hours a day.  I know that is not as long as the school day, but home is not the school.

Students can access ELA work on Google Classroom.  An invite has already been sent to their school email.  Assignments and instructions are available.  Parents- if you need paper copies, I can send them to your email to print.  Our classroom code for Google Classroom is b5nxsh7

Students can complete Math assignments on Khan Academy.  If a student has forgotten their username, please email me.  Other math options beyond Khan Academy are Khan Mappers to practice NWEA skills or Prodigy (again, I have usernames if students need them).

I will make myself available to respond to email or Dojo between the hours of 10-2.  Please Dojo or email me with any questions you may have.

Thank you and be well,

Ms. Krecik

Weekly Overview/Homework 3/9-3/13

Dear Families:

  • This is week 6 of Quarter 3 🙂
  • The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR test) will be administered this week, 3/11-3/13.  Please see that your child is well-rested and present to take these standardized tests!
  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week!

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will begin our new class novel, MANIAC MAGEE.  S will develop predictions about the text as we read.

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  Students will begin their work their next writing project:  Persuasive advertising.

Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 6:  multiplying and dividing decimals.  Students will work on lessons 6-5-6-6.  There will be no math homework on Wednesday and Thursday due to IAR testing.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-5 Home Link 6-6 Home Link 6-8
 Writing  312, 314, 315
Reading Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.

Weekly Overview/homework 3/2-3/6

Dear Families:

  • This is week 5 of Quarter 3 🙂
  • PROGRESS REPORTS will be sent home on Friday.
  • 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: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3
  • Have a wonderful week!

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will complete their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Listen To Reading, Word Work, Read To Self, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will finish our class novel, WONDER, and deepen our thinking with annotations about predictions we made as we were reading.

Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  Students will present their BHM projects in class.

Math-In Math, students will begin Unit 6:  multiplying and dividing decimals.  Students will work on lessons 6-1 to 6-4.

Please see below for this week’s homework assignments.

subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-1 Home Link 6-2 Home Link 6-3 Home Link 6-4 Progress Check quiz
 Writing  312, 314, 315
Reading Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment.  Read 30-45 minutes and complete reading log assignment. Reading Log due.