Archive for October 2016

We had a very successful trip to the Farm!!!!

We are walking to the University on Wednesday for a film screening.  Parents are welcome chaperone.

Home assignments:

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words:  THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
before, eye, few, happy, high, my, open, people, starts, yellow

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1: Creative Writing
Pretend you traveled back to the time when dinosaurs lived.  Write a story that begins like this:  I looked around and saw dinosaurs everywhere!

Choice 2: Extra! Extra!
Pretend you found a large dinosaur fossil.  What kind of dinosaur fossil is it?  Where and how did you find it?  Write a newspaper story about your fossil.

Ray Warrior Families,

Be aware that our first field trip to the Children’s Center in Palos Park is next MONDAY.  Students will need to bring a lunch.  All Halloween costumes must stay at home that day (No costumes during the day).  Students who need to bring costumes because they do not go directly home after schooll must leave costumes in their backpacks until end of day. Please also note that field trips are a requirted part of our curriculum and thus should not be missed.  If your child has already experienced the destination please note that we are doing extentions of the trips in class and the benefit of revisiting the place with this years peers is important to us.  Please do NOT use attendance on trips as a disciplinary consequence.
We have limited space and all of the teachers have already identified the chaperones for this trip.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered.

Please pay your $85 class fee as soon as possible

Home assignments:

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words:  THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
air, car, cried, funny, he, pictures, pretty, told, try, window

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1: A Daily Plan
Pick a day of the week.  Make a list of the things we do in school on that day.  Tell the time you do each thing.

Choice 2: Map Makers
Help a new student find their way around your school.  Make a map of the inside of the school.  Draw each important place or thing in youschool.  Then lable each place and write a description of it.

My (Ms. Sheridan) apologies for not having posted the Interview project on the blog.  If you need a new copy let one of us know.  These interviews are now past due. We are wrapping up the family project this week.

If you have not paid your class fees please do so asap.

There are 2 trips coming up.  October 31 has an $11 fee.  Please return the trip slip with the fee. (Please put the cash in an envelop or baggy with your child’s name on it) The November 2 trip has no fee, but we MUST have the signed permission slip.

Ray School T-shirts are available for $10 from Mrs. Clement.

Home assignments:

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words:  THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
animals, bear, know, most, myself, second, sleep, three, work

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1: A List
Pretend you own a store that sells things for just one part of the year.  Maybe you sell only summer things or only winter things.  Write a good name for your store.  Then make a list of what you sell.

Choice 2: Forever Weather!
Pretend you live in a place where the season never changes.  The weather is the same every day.  Write a story about this place.  Tell what the weather is like.  Is it always sunny, rainy, or snowy?  Tell about the people’s homes and clothes.

 

 

A big GIANT thank you to all of the parents for your support of the teachers through our stressful contract negotiations!

Some special dates to be aware of:
October 13 6pm PTO & LSC groups will meet in a combined meeting in the cafeteria

October 31 is our first field trip.  We will go to the children’s farm.
Look for the permission slip in the take home folders.  Chaperones do not need to pay the fee.  Chaperones are volunteers for the school and must ride the bus with us and help to monitor student safety.  Please refrain from cell phone use on the trip as much as possible.

We are a smidgen behind in our Family Interview project.  Please submit interview writing by this Friday or earlier. Late projects will not be accepted past Friday the 14th.

Home assignments:

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words:both, cold, eat, find, green, little, long, says, table, we

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1: Rules
How can you make your home a safe place?  Think about what you should do if there is a fire at home.  What special rules should you follow in the kitchen?  Write a list of home safety rules.

Choice 2: The Family Pet
If you were to go on vacation and leave your pet with a friend or family member, what instructions would you leave?   How will you tell the pet sitter to care for your pet?

October 6th is a special day!  Please plan to bring your family early to the north playground for a celebration of Ray.  Schools all around the country will be doing similar celebrations of public schools.

We are tentatively planning a field trip to the Children’s Farm at the Center on October 31st.  We will need chaperones for that trip.  Please let us know if you will be available.

This week you will see a special addition to the homework assignments.  Students are studying “Family” as a sociological concept.  They are to interview a family member and bring excerpts from the interview back to class.  We are looking for things that can help us understand families; how they are formed, what makes a family a family, are all families the same etc. You will find the assignment details and a rubric in the child’s folder.  We will create a product to display our learning in class once everyone has completed the interviews.  DUE DATE October 14th.

Home assignments:

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: by, cheer, could, hello, hundred, mind, play, read, see, today

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1: A True StoryWrite a true story about a fire drill you experienced at school.  Include details such as what grade/room you were in at the time, who was your teacher, where did the class go?

Choice 2: Scarey Story
Write a story about something that scares you.  Include details about how, when, where this scarey thing has frightened you in the past.