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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.




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


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