Weekly Overview 9/9/19-9/13/19


Here are some announcements for Week 2:

  • Welcome to Week 2.  Please plan to join us for Ray’s annual Open House on Thursday, September 12 at 4 pm.  Come see your child’s classroom and learn more about the curriculum for 5th grade.
  • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  ClassDojo is how I will send weekly updates and announcements throughout the week.  I will send a signup sheet this week for those of you not yet signed up.
  • 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 Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • 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

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

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 be introduced to the 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will compose writing pieces in their notebooks based on horror fantasy fiction writing prompts.  We will review elements of horror fantasy, and students will turn one writing piece into a published story.  Students also need to decorate the front and back cover of their notebooks.  This is due Friday and will count as a homework grade for the week.

Math-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.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-2 Home  Link 1-3 Home  Link 1-4
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Decorate your Writer’s notebook .   Decorated Writer’s notebooks are due today.
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.

Reading Log is due Today.

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