Weekly Overview/Homework 12/4-12/8

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.

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