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Week of April 8th, 2019

Snacks – We have run very low on snacks.  If you have not sent a snack contribution in recently, please consider sending one in now.  We currently have 25 students in our classroom.

 

Report Card Pick-up – Report card pick up conferences are this Wednesday.  I sent sign up forms home last week. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, please email me at mmwebb@cps.edu

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 9. Students will begin to learn about area and perimeter. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue working with poetry and figurative language.  We will learn about metaphors and similes this week. Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com.  The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – This week we will begin preparing for our Passport unit.  We will begin learning about various countries around the world, their customs and traditions.  If you would like to present a country that you have lived in or visited with our class, please email me at mmwebb@cps.edu and we will set up a time for you to present a country to us..

 

Science – This week students will continue working in our Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will explore volcanoes.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #105 Review and Vocabulary Homework Sheet #106 Place Value and Phonics No School – Parent Teacher Conferences Homework Sheet #107 Comprehension and Geometry None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

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Wednesday night:  Write a story about anything that you would like this week.

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Week of April 1, 2019

Fraction Fun

 

Snacks – We have run very low on snacks.  If you have not sent a snack contribution in recently, please consider sending one in now.  We currently have 25 students in our classroom.

 

Math – This week students will begin working in Unit 9. Students will begin to work with units of measurement and determine the appropriate units for measuring various object. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will begin working with poetry and figurative language.  We will learn about figurative and non-figurative language this week. Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com.  The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – This week we will begin preparing for our Passport unit.  We will begin learning about various countries around the world, their customs and traditions.  If you would like to present a country that you have lived in or visited with our class, please email me at mmwebb@cps.edu and we will set up a time for you to present a country to us..

 

Science – This week students will continue working in our Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will paint their models of the Earth’s crust.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #101 Place Value and Phonics Homework Sheet #102 Measurement and Comprehension Homework Sheet #103 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #104 Money and Writing None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.    
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

 

Week of March 25th, 2019

Math – This week students will finish up working in Unit 8. Students will become familiar with fraction number stories and comparing fractions to one another. Study guides will be sent home Tuesday to help prepare students for the unit assessment on Thursday. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will wrap up our character studies unit.  This week we will learn more about different genres of stories.  We will take our unit 3 assessment on Friday. Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com.  The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – This week we will continue learning about advancements in history women have made as we begin our Women’s history month unit.

 

Science – This week students will continue working in our Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will wrap up Earth and its landforms, and get all of their final questions about Earth answered.  

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

 

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #97 Fast Facts and Comprehension Homework Sheet #98 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #99 Writing and Graphing Homework Sheet #100 Vocabulary and Review None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

Week of March 18th, 2019

Science Explorations

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 8. Students will continue to work with fractions and identify how parts relate to a whole. Study guides will be sent home Tuesday to help prepare students for the unit assessment on Thursday. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

Language Arts – This week, we will continue our character studies unit.  This week we will learn about lessons and morals of stories.  Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com.  The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

Social Studies – This week we will continue learning about advancements in history women have made as we begin our Women’s history month unit.

Science – This week students will continue working in our Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will begin to explore more of plate tectonics, and how they break apart the Earth’s crust and effect our ocean floor.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #93 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #94 Graphing and Writing Homework Sheet #95 Review and Vocabulary Homework Sheet #96 Place Value and Phonics None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.    
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

Week of March 11th, 2019

Our Baseball Field Trip

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 7. Students will begin to work with fractions. Study guides will be sent home Tuesday to help prepare students for the unit assessment on Thursday. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue our character studies unit.  We will learn about how a character’s point of view changes over the course of a story this week.  Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com. The class username is mmwebb1.  Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – This week we will begin learning about advancements in history women have made as we begin our Women’s history month unit.

 

Science – This week students will continue our new Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will begin to explore more of plate tectonics, and how they break apart the Earth’s crust.  

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #89 Writing and Graphing Homework Sheet #90 Vocabulary and Review Homework Sheet #91 Place Value and Phonics Homework Sheet #92 Fast Facts and Comprehension None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.    
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

 

Week of March 4th, 2019

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 7. Students will begin to analyze data to determine the minimum, maximum, median, and mode. We will also be working on generating line plots, and bar graphs based on class data. Study guides will be sent home Tuesday to help prepare students for the unit assessment on Thursday. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue our character studies unit.  We will continue with our reading skill of comparing and contrasting characters’ points of view.  Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com. The class username is mmwebb1.  Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – This week we will begin learning about advancements in history women have made as we begin our Women’s history month unit.

 

Science – This week students will continue our new Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will begin to explore plate tectonics, and how they contribute to natural disasters on our Earth.  

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #85 Vocabulary and Review Homework Sheet #86 Phonics and Place Value Homework Sheet #87 Fast Facts and Comprehen-sion Homework Sheet #88 Problem Solving and Grammar None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

Examining Rock Specimens

Week of February 25th, 2019

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 7. Students will continue working with number patterns and begin exploring data. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue our character studies unit.  Our reading skill this week is comparing and contrasting characters’ points of view.  Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com. The class username is mmwebb1.  Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – We will continue practicing the Negro spiritual “Wade in the Water”.  We will perform this at the school’s African American history assembly this Wednesday at 9:30 in the auditorium.  Students will also continue learning about Frederick Douglass and the abolitionist movement.

 

Science – This week students will continue our new Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will explore convection currents.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #81 Place Value and Phonics Homework Sheet #82 Fast Facts and Comprehen-sion Homework Sheet #83 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #84 Graphing and Writing None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

 

Week of February 18th, 2019

Math – This week students will begin working in Unit 7.   Students will be able to describe patterns in numbers and counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Students will use this skill to connect to multiplication. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue our character studies unit.  Our reading skill this week is identifying character traits, and understanding how major events affect characters.  Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com. The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – We will continue listening to our African American history quilt square presentations this week.  In addition, we will begin practicing the Negro spiritual “Wade in the Water”. We will perform this at the school’s African American history assembly later this month.  Students will continue learning about Frederick Douglass and the abolitionist movement.

 

Science – This week students will continue our new Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will be introduced to glaciers and convection currents. Students will also begin to learn about glaciers and how they move across our Earth.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

 

 

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #78 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #79

Writing and Graphing

Homework Sheet #80 Vocabulary and Review Homework Sheet #81 Place Value and Phonics None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

Week of February 11th, 2019

Black History Month – Come Celebrate Black History Month at Ray on February 13, 2019 from 5PM–7PM.  You can view the classroom freedom quilt our class is creating (remember all projects are due by February 11th).  A catered dinner from MacArthur’s will be served. There will be a battle of the Grandmas Dessert competition. The Chicago Children’s Choir will perform at 6pm. There will be also be a Poetry Slam which Ray students are invited to perform in.  If you are interested in reading or presenting a poem on the topic of black history, please submit them to Keiana Barrett (keianabarrett@gmail.com) by February 8th.

 

Valentine’s Day – Thursday is Valentine’s Day.  Students may bring in Valentine’s cards for their classmates.  We have 25 students in our room, so please make sure that students bring a Valentine for each student.  Students may also bring treats in for their classmates if they would like to. We will pass treats out at the end of the day.

 

Math – This week students will finish Unit 6, review the unit, and plan to take the unit test on Wednesday.  Unit 6 focuses on adding three or more numbers, multi-digit subtraction, and beginning multiplication and division.  Study packets will go home on Monday. Please complete the study packet with your student. This week, students will learn how to use arrays to represent multiplication and division problems.  Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com. Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – We are once again studying fictional literature and we are now focusing on character studies.  Our reading skill this week is identifying character traits. Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com.  The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – Quilt squares were due at school today Monday, February 11th. Students have received directions on their freedom quilt project.  Each student will be completing a quilt square about an African American of their choice. Directions for this project are also on my blog.  but may be turned in early as well. This week students will continue our African American history unit. Students will learn about Frederick Douglass and the abolitionist movement.  

 

Science – This week students will continue our new Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will continue learning about rocks that provide clues about Earth’s past. Students will also begin to learn about glaciers and how they move across our Earth.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #74 Graphing and Writing Homework Sheet #75

Vocabulary and Review

Homework Sheet #76 Phonics and Place Value Homework Sheet #77 Fast Facts and Comprehen- sion None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

Week of February 4th, 2019

Creating the Earth’s Crust in Science.

Welcome Back – Weather last week cut our week’s studies short.  This week we will continue learning much of what we were learning last week.

 

Black History Month – Come Celebrate Black History Month at Ray on February 13, 2019 from 5PM–7PM.  You can view the classroom freedom quilt our class is creating (remember all projects are due by February 11th).  A catered dinner from MacArthur’s will be served. There will be a battle of the Grandmas Dessert competition. The Chicago Children’s Choir will perform at 6pm. There will be also be a Poetry Slam which Ray students are invited to perform in.  If you are interested in reading or presenting a poem on the topic of black history, please submit them to Keiana Barrett (keianabarrett@gmail.com) by February 8th.

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 6, which focuses on adding three or more numbers, multi-digit subtraction, and beginning multiplication.  This week, students will continue learning how to subtract multi-digit numbers. Students will also learn about multiplication and arrays. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – We are once again studying fictional literature and we are now focusing on character studies.  Our reading skill this week is inferring characters’ feelings. Students can also continue independent reading practice at home on Headsprout.com.  The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – Students have received directions on their freedom quilt project.  Each student will be completing a quilt square about an African American of their choice.  Directions for this project are also on my blog. Quilt squares are due at school by Monday, February 11th, but may be turned in early as well.  This week students will continue our African American history unit. Students will continue learning about Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad.  

 

Science – This week students will continue our new Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will continue learning about rocks that provide clues about Earth’s past.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Week of January 28, 2019

Creating the Earth’s Crust in Science

 

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 6, which focuses on adding three or more numbers, multi-digit subtraction, and beginning multiplication.  This week, students will begin learning how to subtract multi-digit numbers. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – This week we will return to fictional literature and delve into character studies.  Our reading skill this week is inferring characters’ feelings. Students can also continue independent practice at home on Headsprout.com.  The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – This week students will continue our African American history unit.  Students will continue learning about Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad.  Directions for our African American Freedom Quilt are going home this week.  All students will complete a quilt for our classroom quilt.  Projects will be due at school by Monday, February 11th.

 

Science – This week students will continue our new Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will learn about rocks that provide clues about Earth’s past.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #68 Grammar and Problem Solving Homework Sheet #69 Writing and Graphing Homework Sheet #70 Vocabulary and Review Homework Sheet #71

 

 

Place Value  and Phonics

None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.    
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

 

Creating the Earth’s Crust in Science

Week of January 21, 2019

Creating 3-D Prisms and Pyramids

Math – This week students will begin working in Unit 6, which focuses on adding three or more numbers, and beginning multiplication.  This week, students will focus on adding three or more numbers, as well as addition number stories. Students can also continue their independent learning at home by visiting mobymax.com.  Our school is listed as Ray elem, and students know their online usernames and passwords.

 

Language Arts – We will continue working with non-fiction.  Our reading skill this week is comparing and contrasting graphic features about the same topic.  Students will read two similar stories to compare and contrast the graphic features in both. Students can also continue independent practice at home on Headsprout.com.  The class username is mmwebb1. Students know their individual passwords once on the class website.

 

Social Studies – This week students will continue our African American history unit.  Students will continue learning about Harriet Tubman.

 

Science – This week students will continue our new Science unit – Earth Movements.  This week students will learn about the composition of the Earth’s crust.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb and Ms. Zelnick

 

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #65 Vocabulary and Review Homework Sheet #66 Phonics and Place Value Homework Sheet #67 Comprehension and Fast Facts Homework Sheet #68

Grammar and Problem Solving

None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension sheet Read the story outloud to an adult. Re-read the story and answer the comprehen-sion questions. None None
Writing Write a story this week about anything you want. Continue your story. Complete your story about anything you want.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

Creating 3-D Prisms and Pyramids

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