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Week of December 17th, 2018

NWEA Testing – We will take our middle of the year NWEA benchmark testing this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.  This is a benchmark test for me to see what students have mastered and what we still need to cover.  There is no need to study for this test.


Ray School Spirit Week –  This week is spirit week.  The theme of each day is as follows:  Monday is ugly/beautiful sweater day. Tuesday is candy cane day.  Bring candy canes to share with classmates and/or dress like one. Wednesday is best green and/or red gear day.
Thursday is pajama/stuffed animal and movie day (3-3:45PM).  Friday morning is winter caroling starting @9am (same as last year, 1st floor first).  Friday afternoon is sports day – staff vs. students by grade level.


Holiday Assembly – We will be performing the song “The Rock and Roll Snowman” in this year’s holiday assembly.  The assembly will be on Friday, December 21st at 9:30am in the auditorium. Students should wear any (or all) of these colors – red, green, white, and/or blue.  Students can also wear holiday sweaters or dresses if they would like. Finally, we will be wearing sunglasses and using toy guitars as props. So, if your students have a pair of sunglasses, or a toy guitar please send them to school next week so that we may practice using them.


Ear Buds – At the beginning of the year all students had ear buds or headphones to use on our iPads.  Many of the ear buds have broken. Please ask your student if they need a new pair of ear buds or headphones.  If they do, please purchase a pair over the holiday break.


Pizza party – This Friday, December 21st we will have a pizza party and a farewell celebration for Ms. Montney.  We will also welcome our new intern Ms. Zelnick. I will purchase pizza for the class, but if families would like to send in juice boxes, plates, napkins, cookies, etc. I would appreciate it.  Please email me what you plan to send in. We will watch the movie Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.  Please email me if you do not want your child to watch this movie.


Math – This week students will multi-digit addition and create addition rainbows.  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 non-fiction unit.  Our reading skill this week is determining the main idea.  We will also continue reading our new novel Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.  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 wrap up our Native American unit and complete their Pop Up books.  


Science – This week students will wrap up our solids and liquids unit.  


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 Homework Sheet #55

Vocabulary and Review.

Homework Sheet #56

Phonics and Place Value.

Homework Sheet #57

Comprehension and Fast Facts.

Homework Sheet #58                                      Grammar and Problem Solving. None
High Frequency Words:  party, warm, hair, started, food, all, never, front, stories, sky 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. 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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