Ms. Wejman

January 30th, 2019

Black History Month Information

Come Celebrate Black History Month at Ray on February 13, 2019 from 5PM–7PM
~Catered dinner from MacArthur’s will be served
~Battle of the Grandmas Dessert competition
~The Chicago Children’s Choir will perform at 6pm
~A Poetry Slam will be held after that
Ray students are invited to participate in the poetry slam! Read/perform a poem — either your original work or someone else’s — on the topic of Black History. Please submit your poems and contact information to Keiana Barrett (keianabarrett@gmail.com) by February 8th.
January 30th, 2019

Wax Museum

Due to Thursday’s school cancellation, the Fourth Grade Wax museum will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at 9AM.

January 25th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 28th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of January 28th-31st

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.  

Unit 5 begins with introducing the students to unit fractions.  From there, they will add fractions with like denominators in word problems.  They will also learn strategies to add mixed numbers.

 

Reading: Determine the main idea of text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.  

The Fourth Grade Wax Museum will be on Thursday, January 31st at 9AM in the cafeteria.  All students should come to school in their costume and with their prop. Throughout the week, the fourth graders will be writing and practicing their monologues in class.  In their monologues they will include information about their early life, their adult life, and what they are most famous for during the course of their life. All are invited to attend the Fourth Grade Wax Museum.  

 

Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.  

Research final drafts will be due on Thursday. The students received a rubric stating the requirements about how the final draft will be graded.  They will be graded on their introduction, three body paragraphs, and conclusion.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read Moon Runner Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe assignments due.  
Math Homelink 5.1 Homelink 5.3 Homelink 5.4 Math Homework Due

 

January 25th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of January 28th

Monday, January 28th

This week for homework, read Moon Runner by Carolyn Marsden.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

Use each vocabulary word on pages 450 and 451 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it. Complete the text to text activity on page 469.   Answer the stop and think question on page 464 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 458. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 453. Complete the Text to Self Activity on page 469. Please answer in five or more sentences.   
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 456. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

January 18th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of January 22nd

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This week for homework, read The Right Dog for the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

Use each vocabulary word on pages 426 and 427 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it. Using a Venn Diagram, complete the Text to Text activity on page 445.   Answer the stop and think question on page 433.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 437. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 429. Complete the Short Response Activity on Page 441 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 438. Write the whole sentence with the signal (transitional word) in it.  Identify how it helps the meaning of the sentence. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.
January 18th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 22nd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of January 22nd

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

The students will begin the week with evaluating the work of an open response completed before winter break.  From the analysis, they will revise their own work. On Wednesday, they will take the Unit 4 Assessment where they will be tested on multiplying by multiples of ten, partial product multiplication, multi-step multiplication problems, converting liters to milliliters, converting kilograms to grams, solving word problems involving money, and finding the area and perimeter of a rectilinear figure.  The students will take the Cumulative Assessment on Thursday. This test includes the identification of multiples, factors, prime and composite numbers, place value, comparing numbers, writing numbers in expanded form, rounding numbers, US Traditional Addition and Subtraction, area, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and polygon properties. Since we are done with Unit 4, there will be no formal math homework this week.

Reading: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.  

As the students continue to read biographies, they will summarize the text.  The fourth graders know that a good summary is three-five sentences and includes the who, what, where, why, and when of the biography.  The students are also working on their biography packets. They are graded on this packet for their knowledge on the biography that they are reading for the wax museum.  It is every fourth grader’s responsibility to become an expert about the person that they are reading about for the wax museum. We are doing all of the work in class for the wax museum.  All students must come to school on January 31st with their costume and prompt ready to read their monologue. All parents are invited to attend the Wax Museum on Thursday, January 31st at 9AM.  

Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.  

The students will begin to draft their research into a five paragraph research paper. They will use an outline to organize their writing into three main body paragraphs beginning with an introduction and conclusion.  As they are drafting their writing, they will be instructed to use transitional words to connect their paraphrased research.

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read The Right Dog for the Job. Complete three Tic Tac Toe Activities. Tic Tac Toe activities due.

 

January 13th, 2019

Valentine’s Day Event

Attention Students/Parents/Guardians,

You are cordially invited to the Ray School Valentine’s Day sale! In an effort to spread positivity around the school, student council will be selling poems and candy bags ($2). Don’t miss out, send your children to school with money so that they will be able to purchase items to either give to friends at school or simply buy for themselves. The more money your children are supplied with, the more items they will be able purchase. All proceeds go to funding for graduation festivities at the end of the year. Student Council will be collecting the money with orders on the week of  February 1st – 8th. We will ONLY take orders that week! Deliveries of poems and candy will be made to students on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Thank You,

Student Council

January 11th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of January 14th

Monday, January 14th

This week for homework, read Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

Use each vocabulary word on pages 402 and 403 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it. Using a Venn Diagram, complete the Text to Text activity on page 421.  Answer the stop and think question on page 413.  Find one example of personification in the text.
Explain the meaning of the personification.  
Use a Venn Diagram to complete the Stop and Think on page 415.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 405. Complete the Short Response Activity on Page 417 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 416 in five or more sentences. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.
January 11th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 14th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of January 14th-18th

NWEA

The fourth graders will be taking the NWEA middle of the year assessment on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please let me know if you would like to receive record of your child’s results and progress on this test.

Reading: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.  

As we continue to read biographies, the fourth grader will know the difference between main idea and details.  We will practice identifying the difference in guiding reading groups. We will practice this through the use of a graphic organizer.  The students will also continue to complete their biography packet pertaining to the biography that they are reading for the wax museum.  Your child should begin talking to you about what he or she will be wearing for the January 31st Wax Museum. The fourth grader also needs to bring a prop pertaining to the person.  

Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

The students will be given the opportunity to use reliable sources on the Internet to research their chosen African American history topic.  As they are researching, they will be paraphrasing the information that they are reading. Ask your fourth grader which topic he or she is researching and what he or she is learning about the specific topic.  

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  

We will begin the week with solving multistep multiplication problems.  Before solving these problems, we will make sure that we know what the problem is asking us to solve.  Then we will use the information to solve the problem. When helping your fourth grader with homework, please have your child read through the problem three times to make sure that he or she understands what the problem is asking.  We will end Unit 4 with exploring the lattice method of multiplication. Because of the NWEA, the students will only be taught two math lessons this week.

Math Homework

Monday – 4.12

Tuesday 4.13

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