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Week of October 8th, 2018

October 5, 2018

Dear Ray Families,

As the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke nears completion, we will take every appropriate precaution
to ensure the safety of our entire school community. Your child’s safety is our top priority and the city has a
multi-agency interdisciplinary plan in place to ensure that Chicagoans can express themselves peacefully about
the verdict.

We have also been working with the Office of Safety and Security to review our school’s safety plans should we
need to utilize them.

We also expect that students will want to discuss the issues connected to the trial. We value student voice and
believe that it is important for students to have opportunities to share their perspectives and engage in
meaningful inquiry with their peers. Our educators hold a special position in the classroom and will create a safe
space for students to consider, analyze, and discuss the trial. They will ensure that sensitive issues and different
points of view are handled with a high level of professionalism and thoughtfulness to support students through
the discussion.

Megan Thole & Gayle Harris-Neely


Volunteer Reminder – The final step of the volunteer process is to show your ID card to Mrs. Neely.  If you have not completed the volunteer process yet, please visit: https://cpsparentu.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=319488&type=d.  Please complete the application process now so that you are cleared for future field trips and volunteer opportunities.


Math – This week students will continue working in unit 2. Unit 2 focuses on learning patterns to help students memorize their addition and subtraction facts.  This week students will focus on practicing fact families and combinations of 10.


Language Arts – This week we will continue reading our first novel of the year, Zeely by Virginia Hamilton.  Our reading skills this week are comparing and contrasting similar stories.  In writing students will continue writing their second narrative piece of the year.  Students will work to follow the story structure we’ve been studying with their second narratives.  


Social StudiesThis week we will expand our studies of community as we begin looking at government.  Students will also discuss strategies for being assertive and standing up for oneself, and for others when they are in need.


Science – This week students will continue working in our first unit of the year – solids and liquids.  This week students will begin learning how to construct with solids like engineers.


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




Ms. Webb and Ms. Montney



Homework chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Reading Comprehension Work No classes – Columbus Day. Homework Sheet #20 Vocabulary and Review. Homework Sheet #21 Phonics and Place Value. Homework Sheet #22 Comprehension and Fast Facts. None
High Frequency Words:  little, green, both, eat, cold, we, find, table, says, long Make a note card for each word. Practice reading the cards until you can
read each word quickly and accurately.
Write the words in ABC order.  Continue to practice cards Continue to practice cards None
 Reading Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes



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