Happy Spring Break!!
5 DAYS to go!  Please be on time and present each day this week.

We are in need of snack donations.

Special Request:
  In an attempt to expand our discussion about cities and specifically Chicago, I would like to invite you to assist your child in taking 2 pictures of your part of the neighborhood with your cell phone.  Our sister classroom on the Northside will be invited to do the same and we will share and compare.  You may print and send them in or send copies to my email.  (Preferably taken by your first grader– no more than 3)

Home assignments:

Read daily and keep track of minutes
Sight word practice: while, place, under, always, father

Math worksheet & memorize single digit facts practice (Mon – thur)
Fix the sentences worksheet (Mon – Thur)

Reading Log: (note: please try to read a minimum 10 minutes each day.  An adult reading aloud to a child counts.  If you miss a day simply write 0 on the line)

Monday minutes_____

Tuesday minutes_____

Wednesday minutes_____

Thursday minutes____

Friday minutes_____

Saturday minutes_____

Sunday minutes_____

 

Parents please note all special dates on PTO enews.

Special Request:
Please keep those neighborhood pictures coming (preferably taken by your first grader– no more than 3) In an attempt to expand our discussion about cities and specifically Chicago, I would like to invite you to assist your child in taking 2 pictures of your part of the neighborhood with your cell phone.  Our sister classroom on the Northside will be invited to do the same and we will share and compare.  You may print and send them in or send copies to my email.

Home assignments:

Read daily and keep track of minutes
Sight word practice: went, mother, goes, around, though

Math worksheet & memorize single digit facts practice (Mon – thur)
Fix the sentences worksheet (Mon – Thur)

Reading Log: (note: please try to read a minimum 10 minutes each day.  An adult reading aloud to a child counts.  If you miss a day simply write 0 on the line)

Monday minutes_____

Tuesday minutes_____

Wednesday minutes_____

Thursday minutes____

Friday minutes_____

Saturday minutes_____

Sunday minutes_____

 

 

Parents,

Please ask your child to practice single digit addition and subtraction along with their nightly math sheet.  This practice is very important at this stage.

Please dress the kids in layers, warm in the classroom, cold outside!

Please consider running for our Local School Council.  It is an important civic duty that requires only one meeting a month and some training provided by CPS.  It is an elected position and carries with it some experience that can be quite fulfilling and enriching.  Applications are due soon.  Check with the main office if you are interested.

Special Request:
In an attempt to expand our discussion about cities and specifically Chicago, I would like to invite you to assist your child in taking 2 pictures of your part of the neighborhood with your cell phone.  Our sister classroom on the Northside will be invited to do the same and we will share and compare.  You may print and send them in or send copies to my email.

Home assignments:

Read daily and keep track of minutes
Sight word practice: saw, play, because, through, before

Math worksheet & memorize single digit facts practice (Mon – thur)
Fix the sentences worksheet (Mon – Thur)

Reading Log: (note: please try to read a minimum 10 minutes each day.  An adult reading aloud to a child counts.  If you miss a day simply write 0 on the line)

Monday minutes_____

Tuesday minutes_____

Wednesday minutes_____

Thursday minutes____

Friday minutes_____

Saturday minutes_____

Sunday minutes_____

I have written 3 Donor’s Choose grants for our classroom.

You can read about them here:

http://www.Donorschoose.org/GSheridan

SNACKS yummm!!  Please keep ’em coming!

Please consider running for our Local School Council.  It is an important civic duty that requires only one meeting a month and some training provided by CPS.  It is an elected position and carries with it some experience that can be quite fulfilling and enriching.  Applications are due soon.  Check with the main office if you are interested.

In reading we will investigate diversity through a series of stories about people from different backgrounds.

In math we will continue unit 6 (Adding/subtracting, doubles facts, 10 more/10 less, base ten and number stories)

In science we will continue investigating sounds and light.

Home assignments:

Read daily and keep track of minutes
Sight word practice: right, back, came, away, are

Math worksheet & memorize single digit facts practice (Mon – thur)
Fix the sentences worksheet (Mon – Thur)

Reading Log: (note: please try to read a minimum 10 minutes each day.  An adult reading aloud to a child counts.  If you miss a day simply write 0 on the line)

Monday minutes_____

Tuesday minutes_____

Wednesday minutes_____

Thursday minutes____

Friday minutes_____

Saturday minutes_____

Sunday minutes_____

Please keep those snacks coming.  We go through the snacks as fast as you send them.  Thank you so much for keeping us fed!!

This week is Black History Celebrations.  Kids will attend an assembly Wednesday and in the evening the school will be open for presentations and a gallery walk.  Please see the PTO enews for more information.  If you have not signed up to receive email and or robo calls please consider doing that right away.

Today the school had an emergency drill “lock down.” In room 112 we discussed how safety sometimes includes practicing so that in the event something happens we will not panic.  Students shared what they had heard about the events in Florida.  We acknowledged how sad and tragic and horrible it is that this happened.  We also talked about the fact that Ray is in a safe community.  If you have questions or concerns about our conversation do not hesitate to call me at the school to discuss it.

FEBRUARY
M 12 Valentine’s Poem Sale
M-F 12-23 Ray Student Council’s Canned Food Drive
Sa 17 9 AM
11 AM
6th Gr. Boys Basketball
8th Gr. Boys Basketball
King HS
8:00 AM 8th Gr. Girls Basketball Dunbar
M 19 NO SCHOOL
Tu 20 Graduation Picture Day
W 21 Black History Month Program

In reading we will investigate diversity through a series of stories about people from different backgrounds.

In math we will continue unit 6 (Adding/subtracting, doubles facts, 10 more/10 less, base ten and number stories)

In science we will continue investigating sounds and light.

Home assignments:

Read daily and keep track of minutes
Sight word practice: Called, just, where, more, know

Math worksheet & memorize single digit facts practice (Mon – thur)
Fix the sentences worksheet (Mon – Thur)

Reading Log: (note: please try to read a minimum 10 minutes each day.  An adult reading aloud to a child counts.  If you miss a day simply write 0 on the line)

Monday minutes_____

Tuesday minutes_____

Wednesday minutes_____

Thursday minutes____

Friday minutes_____

Saturday minutes_____

Sunday minutes_____

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Wow, We put out a call for snacks and we received a bounty.  Please keep them coming.  We go through the snacks as fast as you send them.  Thank you so much for keeping us fed!!

Progress reports went home last Thursday.  You may not have been aware due to all the weather craziness.  Please check your child’s folder daily.

Wednesday the 14th we will invite students to bring a valentine (preferably home made) for each student in the class. Please do NOT send in any candy.  Candy sent to school will be returned to you.  If you need a new class list just let me know.

I got the calendar below from the PTO enews.  If you are not receiving that you should consider signing up on the site.

FEBRUARY
M 12 Valentine’s Poem Sale
M-F 12-23 Ray Student Council’s Canned Food Drive
Sa 17 9 AM
11 AM
6th Gr. Boys Basketball
8th Gr. Boys Basketball
King HS
8:00 AM 8th Gr. Girls Basketball Dunbar
M 19 NO SCHOOL
Tu 20 Graduation Picture Day
W 21 Black History Month Program

In reading we will investigate diversity through a series of stories about people from different backgrounds.

In math we will Begin unit 6 (Adding/subtracting, doubles facts, 10 more/10 less, base ten and number stories)

In science we will continue investigating sounds and light.

Home assignments:

Read daily and keep track of minutes
Sight word practice: long, very, little words, after

Math worksheet & memorize single digit facts practice (Mon – thur)
Fix the sentences worksheet (Mon – Thur)

Reading Log: (note: please try to read a minimum 10 minutes each day.  An adult reading aloud to a child counts.  If you miss a day simply write 0 on the line)

Monday minutes_____

Tuesday minutes_____

Wednesday minutes_____

Thursday minutes____

Friday minutes_____

Saturday minutes_____

Sunday minutes_____

Thanks to all the parents who attended the Raise Your Glass Fund Raiser last week!

Room 112 is in desperate need of snack and magic marker donations.  Any and all will be welcome.

Just a reminder the school would prefer if we celebrate birthdays at the end of the month, however room 112 has already made so many exceptions to this rule I think it best to invite families when a birthday comes up.  Please try your best to make birthday treats somewhat healthy (strawberries and a sweet biscuit for example)  The frosting on store bought cupcakes is a strong source of sugar/lard.

Friday you can look for progress reports in the take home folders.  If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me at gsheridan@cps.edu.

Wednesday the 14th we will invite students to bring a valentine (preferably home made) for each student in the class. Please do NOT send in any candy.  Candy sent to school will be returned to you.  If you need a new class list just let me know.

In reading we will investigate diversity through a series of stories about people from different backgrounds.

In math we will finish up unit 5.  Please look for a unit review just ahead of the test.

In science we will continue investigating sounds.

In math we continue working in unit 5 with base ten concepts and place value.

Home assignments:

Read daily and keep track of minutes
Sight word practice: way, find, use, may, water

Math worksheet & memorize single digit facts practice (Mon – thur)
Fix the sentences worksheet (Mon – Thur)

Reading Log: (note: please try to read a minimum 10 minutes each day.  An adult reading aloud to a child counts.  If you miss a day simply write 0 on the line)

Monday minutes_____

Tuesday minutes_____

Wednesday minutes_____

Thursday minutes____

Friday minutes_____

Saturday minutes_____

Sunday minutes_____

 

 

Friday the students will stay home and teachers will have professional development

Please consider sending in fresh fruits or veggies for class snacks: carrots, grapes, apples, cuties, bananas, etc.

This week is our fund raiser!! Hope to see you all on Thursday! Have you bought your tickets for “Raise a Glass for Ray” at The Promontory on February 1st? Please visit the Ray School website to learn more. This is a super fun event with childcare provided! Please join us.

Please consider donating some new colored markers (not dry erase–we have plenty of those) and or a ream of cardstock paper (any colors or white)

This week we will read about women who have persisted and made a difference in history.  The theme ‘Persistence will appear in our writing and reading this week.

In science we will continue investigating sounds.

In math we continue working in unit 5 with base ten concepts and place value.

Home assignments:

Read daily and keep track of minutes
Sight word practice: brown, very, own, never, off, know, been, out

Math worksheet & memorize single digit facts practice (Mon – thur)
Fix the sentences worksheet (Mon – Thur)

Reading Log: (note: please try to read a minimum 10 minutes each day.  An adult reading aloud to a child counts.  If you miss a day simply write 0 on the line)

Monday minutes_____

Tuesday minutes_____

Wednesday minutes_____

Thursday minutes____

Friday minutes_____

Saturday minutes_____

Sunday minutes_____

 

 

OOOOO…Flu season is here!!!  I am hopeful I can get some parent volunteers to help sanitize the room before and after school in the coming days.  We should make it a goal to do on a regular basis until we are confident we have this under control.  So many students out last week AND the teacher!

Please consider sending in fresh fruits or veggies for class snacks: carrots, grapes, apples, cuties, bananas, etc.

Have you bought your tickets for “Raise a Glass for Ray” at The Promontory on February 1st? Please visit the Ray School website to learn more. This is a super fun event with childcare provided! Please join us.

In class: This week we will continue reading about city life in our social science study.  We will also be writing some about that subject.

In math this week, we will start unit 5 in math. We will begin learning more about place value using base ten blocks and by playing the digit game. We will also use pennies and dimes to represent numbers and discuss place value.

In science we are still making observations about how sound and light work.

Home assignments:  Look for a math message book.  Please look through it with your child and return by Friday.

Math worksheet Mon through Thurs
Read daily minimum 15 minutes
Sight word practice
Word/sentence work Non through Thurs

Sight Words: been, who, people, because, cousin, all

 

 

 

Dear Ray Families:

The purpose of this new plan to reduce heavy hallway traffic as students enter and exit the building. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Start Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arrival

  • Pre-K students will enter through the glass annex door.
  • Kindergarten will line up outside the auditorium doors.
  • First, Second and Fifth Grades will continue to follow the same procedure.
  • Third & Fourth Grades will enter through the Main Entrance Door.

Dismissal

  • Pre-K students will exit through the glass annex door.
  • Kindergarten will be dismissed outside auditorium doors.
  • First, Second and Fifth Grades will continue to follow the same procedure.
  • Third Grade will exit through the main entrance door and walk to their numbers on the North playground.
  • Fourth Grade will be dismissed from the main entrance door.