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Peek at the Week

Week of January 30th-February 2nd


Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

On Monday, the students will take the mid-year assessment.  Concepts assessed include place value, perimeter, area, adding and subtracting multiple digit numbers, multiples, factors, lines, rays, and line segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, identification of polygons, fractions, word problems, multiple digit multiplication, decimals, and conversion problems.  We will spend the rest of the week correcting our mistakes from the assessment in small groups.  The tests will be sent home on Wednesday with corrections made. Because we are done with Volume 1 of the math book, students will also take this book home.  Please feel free to look over the work that your fourth grader completed during the first half of the year.   There will be no math homework due this week.  Please make sure that all missing homework assignments are returned and complete since grades are due on Thursday at 5PM.  


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

All research papers will be due on Thursday.  The students were given a rubric stating the expectations of the writing.  Students will be graded on the introduction, three body paragraphs with paraphrased facts, conclusion, and conventions.  


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

The fourth grade wax museum will take place on Thursday, February 2nd at 9AM.  All parents are invited to attend.  On Monday, every student will receive a rubric stating how they will be graded on their presentation.  Throughout the week, the fourth graders will be practicing their monologue for the museum.  On Thursday, the students should be prepared with their costume and prop that has to do with the person whom they are portraying.  

Parents:  Raise a Glass for Ray School is coming up on Thursday, February 2!  Please consider coming out to support our school! Your $35 advance ticket includes beer, wine, and light appetizers. We have a terrific live band too. We will be recognizing an outstanding volunteer, Jennifer Williams, who does so much for the Ray community. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club is offering dinner and fun for the kids. Get your tickets at  Can’t come to the event, but still want to support Ray School, enter our Raise a Glass Raffle! We’ve got awesome prizes – a night at the Hyatt, dance, art, and improv classes, theater tickets, cheesecake, and more!

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Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Reading Read for 30 minutes.   Read for 30 minutes.

Letters from North and South America due.  

Read for 30 minutes.  

Letters from Europe and Africa due.  

Read for 30 minutes.  

Letters from

Asia and Australia due.