October 16th Weekly Overview

Students, Families, and Friends,

Room 312 Notes and Reminders:

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • Make sure to check grade-book weekly for updated information, and please contact me with any comments/concerns.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing a portion of Reader’s Workshop.
  • Picture Day- Tuesday, October 24.  Forms were sent home today.

5th Grade- Reading and Math

This week in Reader’s Workshop students will continue working on their Daily 5 tasks. Throughout the week students will; listen to reading, read in guided reading groups, read independently, respond to reading, and work to extend their vocabulary knowledge.  This week students will analyze characters’ words, thoughts, and actions as they read. We will also begin reading our class novel, Wonder!

In Math students will continue working on Unit 2, Whole Number Place Value and Operations.  This week students will estimate using the powers of 10 to solve multiplication problems.  We will also use the U.S. traditional multiplication strategy to multiply multi-digit numbers.  Home Links workbooks finally came in today to use for homework! Each student received a book that should be kept at home or in their book-bag.

5th Grade Homework

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 2.3 Home Link 2.4 Home Link 2.5 Home Link 2.6
Reading Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes.

Reading Log DUE

 

6th Grade- ELA

Room 306/310 Notes and Reminders:

  • Please check grade-book weekly for updated information, and contact me with any comments/concerns.
  • Beginning this week, students receiving lower than a 70% will have a progress report sent home on Mondays. Parents/Guardians should sign the progress report, and students need to return it to school the next day.

This week in ELA students will publish their Personal Narratives.  Students will also continue reading the novel, Hatchet , and take a Chapter 4-6 Quiz on the book. The class will read a powerful article tells the story of two brothers who journeyed from war-torn Syria to a new home in America, and answer a series of close reading questions. Students will continue to support their responses with evidence from the text.

6th Grade Homework: All students should read a minimum of 30 minutes/night. ELA Weekly Reading Activities are due Monday, October 22.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at etlemberis@cps.edu. Have a great rest of the week!

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Lemberis

October 16th, 2017

October 10th Weekly Overview

Students, Families, and Friends,

Room 312 Notes and Reminders:

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • Progress Reports were sent home on Friday (10/6). The reports reflect your student’s progress as of 10/6. I update grades weekly on parent/student portal (grade-book).  Please check grade-book weekly for updated information, and contact me with any comments/concerns.
  • School begins at 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing a portion of Reader’s Workshop.
  • We started a new rotation for specials this week!  For the next 5 weeks students will be going to Library and PE.

5th Grade- Reading and Math

In Reader’s Workshop students will continue working with the Daily 5 Workshop Model. Throughout the week students will; listen to reading, read in guided reading groups, read independently, respond to reading, and work to extend their vocabulary knowledge.  This week students will annotate as they read to  identify important parts of the reading, and how those parts affect the characters of the story and the plot. We will also begin reading our class novel, Wonder!  

In Math students will begin the week by taking the Unit 1 Summative Assessment. We will then begin Unit 2, Whole Number Place Value and Operations.  Students will explore the multiplicative relationships between places in multidigit numbers, and explain the patterns in the number of zeros when multiplying by powers of 10.

5th Grade Homework

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 1 Challenge Home Link 2.1 Home Link 2.2
Reading Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes.

Reading Log DUE

6th Grade- ELA

Progress Reports were sent home on Friday (10/6). The reports reflect your student’s progress as of 10/6. I update grades weekly on parent/student portal (grade-book).  Please check grade-book weekly for updated information, and contact me with any comments/concerns.

This week students will; work in guided writing groups to edit and revise their Personal Narrative Draft #2, read independently, respond to reading, and listen to reading. Students will annotate and identify character traits about the main character in Hatchet as they read. In writing, students will focus on grammar and adding descriptive language when revising their drafts. The class will also read a nonfiction article, and respond to the texts by developing individualized opinions. Students will support their responses with evidence from the text.

6th Grade Homework: All students should read a minimum of 30 minutes/night. ELA Weekly Reading Activities are due Monday, October 16.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at etlemberis@cps.edu. Have a great rest of the week!

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Lemberis

 

October 10th, 2017

October 2nd Weekly Overview

Students, Families, and Friends,

Notes and Reminders:

  • If you have not already done so, please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet and pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • Art Institute of Chicago Field Trip- Thursday, October 5th.
  • Ageless EyeCare Visit- Thursday, October 5th.  Make sure to fill out a consent form if interested.
  • No School- Monday, October 9th (Columbus Day).
  • School begins at 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing a portion of Reader’s Workshop.

5th Grade- Reading and Math

 

In Reader’s Workshop students will continue working with the Daily 5 Workshop Model. Throughout the week students will; listen to reading, read in guided reading groups, read independently, respond to reading, and work to extend their vocabulary knowledge.  This week students will annotate as they read, and use their annotations to write reading responses.  They will respond to  texts by developing their own opinions, and supporting their responses with evidence from the text.  

In Math students will begin the week by playing a game to practice finding the volume of rectangular prisms (Prism Pile-Up). Throughout the week students will review concepts studied in the unit; area, volume, and solving multi-operator equations with grouping symbols. At the end of the week, students will take the Unit 1 summative assessment.

5th Grade Homework

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Volume Practice Home Link 1.12 Unit 1 Review #1 Unit 1 Review #2
Reading Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes. Read at least 30 Minutes.

Reading Log DUE

6th Grade- ELA

This week students will; work in guided reading groups and focus on annotating as they read, read independently, respond to reading, work on writing, and listen to reading. Students have also been reading the novel, Hatchet, in class. This week students will take a quiz on what they have read. In writing, students will finish drafting their Personal Narrative Draft-#2. The class will also read a nonfiction article, and respond to the texts by developing individualized opinions. Students will support their responses with evidence from the text.

6th Grade Homework: All students should read a minimum of 30 minutes/night. ELA Weekly Reading Activities are due TUESDAY, October 10.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at etlemberis@cps.edu. Have a great rest of the week!

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Lemberis

October 2nd, 2017

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