Wow!!! It’s December!!!
I have a few notes..
1. The office would like us to remind you that the Ray office hours are 8:30-4:30 each day.
2. Our first (of 5) walking field trips is to Kenwood Academy on December 13-next Tuesday. We will see Kenwood Academy Concert Choir. I would like 5 to 6 parents to walk with us. The concert will start at 12:00. We need to leave Ray by 11:15 and will return to Ray at 1:30-1:45. Can you walk with us? Please send me a note through your child (or email me) to let me know that you can walk with us. Many, many thanks!! This concert is free!!! Please come if you can.
We will also walk to Kenwood on these following days-please note in your calendar:
February 14 -Michael Salter Quarter
March 20-Raices Gitanas (Flamenco in Spain)
April 17-Kenwood Academy Jazz Band
May 15-Rhythmunity Ensemble (West African, Middle East, Indian, Cuba and Brazilian music)
I will remind you in this blog-but please mark your calendars!!
3. Mid-term report cards will be sent home on Monday, December 19th-please review with your child and sign and return. Thanks.
Language Arts: We have completed Unit 2 in our language arts program. Your child will be taking a comprehension test today. This test is a series of short stories and then your child is asked a few multiplication questions after each story. We will complete today and hopefully your child will have their graded test with them by tomorrow. Thanks. This is good practice for our MAPS testing!!
We will complete Lesson 11 this week-our first lesson in Unit 3. We will target the skills of infer/predict, fact and opinion, work with Proper Nouns, Compound Words and suffixes -ful, -less, -ness, and -ment. Please review with your child at home.
Homework: Your child should work on each night and complete a Book Jacket to be turned in this Friday!! These book jackets will be displayed for others to read. Your child will have a rubric with them today to use as an outline for completing their homework. The book jacket with Facts and Opinions anc complete with illustrations is due Friday!!! I hope your child has told you about our Point Clubs!!! They should be reading each night-at least 30 minutes, taking AR tests on the computer and working towards joining the clubs and meeting their AR goals. The quarter is half over in 2 weeks!!! Before our winter break, your child should be at least half way to their own personal goal!!! Thanks for helping your child to have the love of reading!!
Math: We will complete lessons 4.6 through 4.9. Decimals in Money, and several lessons with decimals and measurement. (mm, cm, meters) please review extra at home-measurement with centimeters and millimeters should be review at home each night-please go over with your child. Look at the homework for a guideline. Thanks.
Homework: Monday through Thursday, lessons 4.6 through 4.6 We will have our Unit 4 Test next Wednesday. We will complete lesson 4.10 on Monday, review for the test on Tuesday.
Social Studies: We will review the United States Government-constitution, democracy, rpublic, the the three branches of government are terms we will review. We will also discuss how we are given certain right or freedoms and what that means.
Art: We will have a few art projects over the next few weeks that incorporate the holidays. We will stick to our art program,but will work in the colors and themes of the holidays as we can. We will finish our optical illustions project this week.
Science: Circuits will be made using all of our materials!! What can your child tell you about insolators and conductors in working with wires? They should be able to tell you!!! Thanks for your interest and help.
Please remember gym shoes on each Tuesday and Thursday!!
Have a wonderful week! Jean Clement