Weekly Overview/Homework 1/14-1/18



Q2 is two school weeks away from being over!  Please remind your child that their learning goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on ReadnQuiz will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

Raise A Glass For Ray is coming up on Janury 31.    Please join us for our annual fundraiser at The Promontory: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating surprising details from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 4 DECIMALS, students will use algebraic equations to  plot data sets on a coordinate grid, using the (x, y) to plot points.  Students will also estimate addends and add decimals.

here is a link to our curriculum website for math:


Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will work on Informational Writing.  This week, students will produce  4 prewrites in their notebooks of informational writing topics.  We will also deconstruct an introductory paragraph, learning the three parts:  Grabber, Thesis, Transition.  We will practice identifying the three parts in introductory paragraphs.

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-9 Home Link 4-10 Home Link 4-11 Home Link 4-12  
Writing Week 6 cursive packet due.        
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY. Read over the weekend!

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