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Happy Summer Vacation!

I hope that all of our students here at Ray Elementary School have a happy and safe summer!!  I look forward to seeing everyone back at school in September.

 

Looking for some fun summer learning activities?  Here are a few suggestions.

 

Read everyday.  Check out Starfall, or if you are one of my students from last school year Headsprout.com.  Don’t forget to visit the Chicago Public Library as well.

 

Continue your math studies this summer with Mobymax – If you were in my class this past school year, you know your password (don’t forget we are listed as Ray elem on the website).  Continue with your lessons in all strands of math, and sharpen your math operations skills as well.  Log into Mobymax each week over the summer.  You can also continue to login to ST math.

 

Write every week.    If you need some ideas for get started, try these:

I feel happy when. . .

My favorite thing to do is. . .

On weekends I like to . . .

I was really embarrassed when . . .

My best friend and I . . .

When I’m grouchy . . .

I wish my parents . . .

If I had three wishes . . .

 

Week of June 17th, 2019

I want to wish all of you a safe and wonderful summer!

 

Ray School Picnic – The annual Ray school picnic is scheduled for this Thursday.  Students will spend most of the day outside.

 

ABC Countdown – This week we will finish the ABC countdown to summer vacation.  We will have walk day on Monday, eXtra day on Tuesday, year end cleaning and celebration day on Wednesday, and zoom out of school day on Thursday.

 

Math – This week students will finish unit 12 and our second grade math curriculum.  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 reading non-fiction texts.  Specifically we will be reading about dinosaurs and Dr. Seuss’ Lorax.  Students will focus on creating posters in class demonstrating the important parts of non-fiction texts.  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 wrap up our Passport unit.

 

Science – This week students will complete our plants and insects unit.  Students will focus on plants this week, and how they assist insects and all animals.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb

 



Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #138 Writing and Money Homework Sheet #139

Review and Vocabulary

No Homework No Homework No Classes
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension passage. Complete the comprehen-

sion questions

No Homework None No Classes
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes No Homework No Classes

 

Week of June 10th, 2019

ABC Countdown – This week we will continue with the ABC countdown to summer vacation.  We will have rainbow day on Monday, school spirit day on Tuesday, thank you day on Wednesday, unforgettable day on Thursday and visit day on Friday.

 

Math – This week students will begin working in unit 12.  Unit 12 is our final math unit of the school year and focuses on reviewing all of the math concepts we’ve learned this year.  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 reading non-fiction texts.  Specifically we will be reading about dinosaurs and Dr. Seuss’ Lorax over the next two weeks.  Students will focus on creating posters in class demonstrating the important parts of non-fiction texts.  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 with our Passport unit.  If you would like to present a country which you have lived in or visited, 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 learn more about plants and insects.  Students will focus on plants this week, and how they assist insects and all animals.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb

 



Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #134 Writing and Money Homework Sheet #135

Review and Vocabulary

Homework Sheet #136 Place Value and Phonics Homework Sheet #137

Fractions and Comprehension

None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension passage. 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 June 3rd, 2019

ABC Countdown – This week we will continue with the ABC countdown to summer vacation.  We will have music day on Monday, no homework day on Tuesday, outside day on Wednesday, pajama day on Thursday and question day on Friday.

 

NWEA Testing – This week we will take the NWEA reading and math test on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please make sure that students are at school on time with a full breakfast each day of testing.

 

Math – This week our focus will be on our NWEA testing.  Once testing is complete students will wrap up Unit 11.  Study packets will be sent home and we will aim to take the Unit 11 math test on Monday of next week.  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, our focus will be on NWEA testing.  Once testing is complete, we will continue reading non-fiction texts.  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 with our Passport unit.  We will have a special presentation on Poland this week.  If you would like to present a country which you have lived in or visited, please email me at mmwebb@cps.edu and we will set up a time for you to present a country to us..

 

Science – Last week students did a great job with the insects presentations.  This week students will learn more about the metamorphosis all insects go through.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb

 

 




 

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #131 Phonics and Place Value Homework Sheet #132 Comprehen-sion and Measurement Homework Sheet #133 Grammar and Writing Homework Sheet #134 Writing and Money None
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s reading comprehension passage. 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 May 27th, 2019

ABC Countdown – This week we will continue with the ABC countdown to summer vacation.  We will have identical day on Tuesday, joke day on Wednesday, kindness day on Thursday and letter day on Friday.

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 11. Specifically students will be work on multiplication and understanding word 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 – This week, we will focus on reviewing for the NWEA test which we will take on June 5th and 6th.  We will also continue reading non-fiction texts. 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 with our Passport unit.  We will have a special presentation on Thailand this week.  If you would like to present a country which you have lived in or visited, please email me at mmwebb@cps.edu and we will set up a time for you to present a country to us..

 

Science – All “save the insects” brochures were due at school on Friday.  This week we will listen to presentations as we continue learning more about insects.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb

 




Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work No Classes- Memorial Day Homework Sheet #128 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #129 Telling Time and Writing Homework Sheet #130 Skip Counting and Vocabulary None
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 May 20th, 2019

Progress Reports Update:  Ray school recently converted to a new computer program for grades.  We have experienced some bugs in printing them.  Progress Reports will go home in students folders on Wednesday, May 22nd.

Rock Fest – Room 212 will be performing in Rock Fest this Tuesday at 9:00am in the auditorium.

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 11. Specifically students will be working on word problems and multi-digit subtraction. 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 focus on reviewing for the NWEA test which we will take on June 5th and 6th.  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 with our Passport unit.  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 – Students should complete their “save the insects” brochure this week.  Directions for this project were sent home, and are active on my blog. Projects are due at school this Friday, May 24th.  This week we will begin listening to our insects presentations, and continue learning about the life cycle of insects.

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

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb




Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #124 Money and Writing Homework Sheet #125 Review and Vocabulary Homework Sheet #126 Place Value and Phonics Homework Sheet #127

Geometry 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 May 13th, 2019

Releasing our Butterflies

Ray School Walk-a-thon – Ray school is having a walk-a-thon this Friday, May 17th.  All students will walk in this year’s walk-a-thon. We are asking all families to set up a Dojiggy account and ask friends and families to contribute through their Dojiggy page.  Each classroom is a team, and we would love for room 212 to play a leading role in this year’s fundraiser. Here is the link for setting up your dojiggy account: http://rayschool.dojiggy.com

 

Math – This week students will take the Unit 10 test on Monday. Study packets were sent home last week.  After the test students will begin working on 11 which focuses on word problems and multi-digit subtraction. 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 suffixes, affixes, and prefixes to help students master new vocabulary words.  In addition, students will work on scientific texts. 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 with our Passport unit.  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 – Students should all be working on their “save the insects” brochure.  Directions for this project were sent home last week, and are active on my blog.  Projects are due at school on Friday, May 24th.  Last week we said goodbye to our butterflies and released them into nature. This week we will continue our new insects and plants unit.  This week we will learn about the difference between insects and bugs.

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb





 

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #120 Place Value and Phonics Homework Sheet #121 Fractions and Comprehen-sion Homework Sheet #122 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #123

 

Telling time 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 May 6th, 2019

Fun with Fractions!

Ray School Walk-a-thon – Ray school is having a walk-a-thon on Friday, May 17th.  All students will walk in this year’s walk-a-thon. We are asking all families to set up a Dojiggy account and ask friends and families to contribute through their Dojiggy page.  Each classroom is a team, and we would love for room 212 to play a leading role in this year’s fundraiser. Here is the link for setting up your dojiggy account: http://rayschool.dojiggy.com

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 10. Students will gain additional practice this week on estimation, and making change with money. 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 focus on using informational resources such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias.  We will also spend time working with suffixes, affixes, and prefixes to help students master new vocabulary words. 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 with our Passport unit.  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 we will continue our new insects and plants unit.  This week we will learn about the difference between insects and bugs.  Students will also begin working on their “save the insects” brochure. Directions for this project have been sent home.  Projects are due at school on Friday, May 24th.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb





Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #116 Place Value and Phonics Homework Sheet #117 Fractions and Comprehen-sion Homework Sheet #118 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #119 Telling time 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 April 29th, 2019

Ray School Walk-a-thon – Ray school is having a walk-a-thon on Friday, May 17th.  All students will walk in this year’s walk-a-thon. We are asking all families to set up a Dojiggy account and ask friends and families to contribute through their Dojiggy page.  Each classroom is a team, and we would love for room 212 to play a leading role in this year’s fundraiser. Here is the link for setting up your dojiggy account: http://rayschool.dojiggy.com

 

Math – This week students will begin working in Unit 10. Units 9 and 10 are both short, so students will take a combined test later this quarter on both units.  Students will gain additional practice this week on multi-digit addition and subtraction. 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.  This week students will learn about onomatopoeia and finish creating their own poems.  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 our Passport unit.  This week we will learn about France. 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 we will begin our new insects and plants unit.  This week we will begin learning about the anatomy of insects.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Webb





 

Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work Homework Sheet #112 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #113 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework Sheet #114 Money and Writing Homework Sheet #115 Review and Vocabulary 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 comprehension 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 April 22nd, 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.

 

Ray School Walk-a-thon – Ray school is having a walk-a-thon on Friday, May 17th.  All students will walk in this year’s walk-a-thon. We are asking all families to set up a Dojiggy account and ask friends and families to contribute through their Dojiggy page.  Each classroom is a team, and we would love for room 212 to play a leading role in this year’s fundraiser. Here is the link for setting up your dojiggy account: http://rayschool.dojiggy.com

 

Ms. Zelnick’s Farewell – Thursday will be Ms. Zelnick’s last day with our class.  Both she and Ms. Montney are finishing up their teaching studies and will be looking for teaching positions this fall.  Their graduation is Tuesday, and their last day at Ray school will be Thursday. We wish them both well!

 

Math – This week students will finish working in Unit 9. Students will begin to learn about area and review measurement 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.  This week students will learn about rhythm and rhyme in poems as they begin creating their own poems.  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 our Passport unit.  This week we will learn about France. 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 we will begin our new insects and plants unit.  This week we will begin learning about insects and how they are different from bugs.

 

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 #108 Grammar and Problem Solving Homework Sheet #109 Telling Time and Writing Homework Sheet #110 Skip-Count-

ing and Vocabulary

Homework Sheet #111 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 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

 

Name ________________________________

 

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

 

 

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