Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 9/12-9/16

Dear Parents,

  • 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 were sent home  last week.  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.
  •  Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room throughout the year are: Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, Band-aids, and Hand Sanitizer. Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk. Thank you!

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 independent reading and writing in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose a practice Reader’s Letter this week.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I will assess future letters.

Students will also work on 3 of the Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, and Word Work.  Word Work will expand students’ vocabularies in an authentic way by having them seek out 5 words/week, define the word, find synonyms, and use it in a sentence.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week,  students will draft, revise and publish their poems, “I’m From”.  Then, students will begin prewriting exercises for the first essay:  Personal Narrative.  Students will construct a timeline of major events in their lives.  The Timeline project will be assessed as a Pre-Writing activity using a Rubric.  Then, they will select one of thir 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.


In Math, students will find areas of rectangles with fractional side-lengths.  Students will work on solving real-world area problems by exploring the area of a quilt.


This week, students will begin the unit, Measuring Time.  Students will estimate a minute and create sunclocks 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 1.2  Home Link 1.3 Home Link 1.4 home Link 1.5  
Writing  SCOPE:  Summarizing Worksheet
Social Studies/ Science  Shadows worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Tic Tac Toe board is due today.

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