Archive for December, 2014

Weekly Overview December 15, 2014

Please remember the Winter Assembly this Wednesday at 1:30, and again at 5:00 for those of you who can come.

Language Arts:  We are going to work around projects of The Polar Express and other celebrations that are happening around the world!

Math:  We will have our Unit Test tomorrow, a practice Unit 4 test is going home tonight.  This practice test should be returned tomorrow!

Thanks.

Over the break please have your children read!  I will be doing the 2nd Dibel Testing when we return in January.

We hope you have a wonderful winter break.  For next January, please remember to bring in snacks and our room needs Kleenex tissues!!  Many thanks.

As always, thanks for your help!

Jean Clement

December 15 to 19

Warmest Winter Wishes to all of you!!!

This week is “Spirit Week” There are themes for each day, bu the most important of these is Friday Ray Swag Day!!! Please consider purchasing a Ray T or sweatshirt if you have not already done so. The proceeds help to support the Ray School PTA.

Our home assignments and daily schedule will be the same as usual this week. It is so important for the children to have this consistency. Often at this time students experience a higher level of anxiety due to the uncertainty that the lack of structure of a long break from school brings on. Please be patient with your second grader and consider offering a daily routine that will offer predictability in routine for them during your break.

Please be sure to read and write a little each day during the break. Also practice those addition and subtraction facts often.

This weeks assignments:
Monday: Read, Math Link, Choose writing prompt
Tuesday: Read, Math Link, write a draft
Wednesday: Read, Math Link, Revise your writing
Thursday: Read, Math Link, Edit your writing
Friday: Read, Math Link, Submit your writing to the teacher

Writing Choices:
Choice 1:Animal Care: Pretend you have a pet that you must leave home while on vacation. Write a list of care instructions for the pet sitter to follow while you are away.
Choice 2:Tongue Twisters: Write silly sentences about winter. Try to begin each sentence with the same sound. (Example: We wish Wally a wonderful winter washing with wet webbed workers.”)

Special Note

Next week the Ray Student Council will host a

Winter Spirit Week. The days are as follows:

Wednesday, 12/17: Wacky Tacky / Opposite Day

Monday, 12/15: Nerd Day

Tuesday, 12/16: Decade Day

Thursday, 12/18: Twin Day

Friday, 12/19: Ray Spirit Day

December 8 to 12

NA Projects are ongoing this week and next. Be sure to have this complete before winter break.

Please continue to contribute snacks and Warrior store items…these are always needed and greatly appreciated.

Students should practice memorizing single digit addition and subtraction facts in addition to the assigned homework. A few minutes a day practicing can really help.

This weeks assignments:
Monday: Read, Math Link, Choose writing prompt
Tuesday: Read, Math Link, write a draft
Wednesday: Read, Math Link, Revise your writing
Thursday: Read, Math Link, Edit your writing
Friday: Read, Math Link, Submit your writing to the teacher

Writing Choices:
Choice 1:Creative Writing: Pretend you won a lot of money in a contest. Write a story about how you used the money to protect the world’s water, land, and air. Begin your story with the words “As soon as I got the money I…”
Choice 2:Thank you Mr. Tree: Write a speech thanking Mr. Tree, the biggest best tree in the park.

December 1 to 5

The Native American History Projects are all due before the winter break. Please help your child research a Native American Group and have them ready to present to us before we go out on break. Please contact the teacher right away if you have not received the project description.

Please consider the weather when dressing your child. We will be outdoors on days when the temperature is above 15F.

Please continue to contribute snacks and Warrior store items…these are always needed and greatly appreciated.

In the three weeks we have before the new year we will continue to work hard at our reading fluency, contractions, past tense verbs, contractions, prefixes, story structure, authors purpose and fact versus opinion language arts. In math we will continue our study of addition and subtraction through number stories that include weights and measurement, money and time.

This weeks assignments:
Monday: Read, Math Link, Choose writing prompt
Tuesday: Read, Math Link, write a draft
Wednesday: Read, Math Link, Revise your writing
Thursday: Read, Math Link, Edit your writing
Friday: Read, Math Link, Submit your writing to the teacher

Writing Choices:
Choice 1:Write a list of gifts you might give to friends and family.
Choice 2:Persuasive writing: What is the best type of travel in your opinion; by train, car, bus, plane or boat?Write a television ad for a travel company explaining why that type of travel is the best.