Monday 20th March 2017

by hahall

I hope you had a restful and relaxing weekend. It is with a heavy heart that I say good-bye to Alex and Ava this week. Both students are moving on to new cities and new schools and this week will be their last week at Ray School. We will miss having them in our class and hope to keep in touch through email. The children are working on letters as part of a memory book we will present.


  • Please send a note or email if your child’s afterschool plans Teachers AND children become confused without a clear directive.
  • Please send a note if your child is absent.
  • Please send an extra set of clothes for your child to keep at school J
  • We have begun using class DOJO as an incentive for good behavior. I have 21 parents who are active. Email me at if you would like an invitation to join.




Students will be doing sorting activities throughout the week to learn new spelling patterns. The words we will use are new this week. Please complete the word study homework and return it on Friday.


SIGHT WORDS: part, may, made, come, get, did



This week we will read The Day the Crayons Quit. We will be coming back to this text each day as we read and learn something new from it during the week. We will discuss the meanings of the vocabulary words, identify the setting, characters and story parts in the text. We will identify author’s purpose and problem and solution. Students will be writing their own letters from a chosen crayon. We will learn about voice and point of view.


VOCABULARY OF THE WEEK: overworked, stubby, career, brilliant, whiner, embarrassed



We finished our All About Writing on Friday and are sending it home today for a final opportunity to “fix it up” before our celebration tomorrow. Please return the writing tomorrow.

We will be starting a new unit of Opinion Writing! Students will learn about the contents of opinion writing, read other children’s opinion writing from the book The Best Part of Me, begin brainstorming for their own opinion books, and begin writing.


We will continue Unit 7 this week! Students will learn and engage with fact families, learn about special addition/subtraction facts, and learn various fact strategies.



In Science, we will be exploring reflections and light. We will work specifically with mirrors



Students are learning about their family’s past and how it is different from today. Please submit the interview questions sent home last week. They are due tomorrow. This homework assignment will count as a grade.


Monday, 3/20 Tuesday, 3/14 Wednesday, 3/15 Thursday3/16 Friday, 3/17

Home Link 7.3

Interview Questions


Home Link 7.4


Home Link 7.5

Wear Green!


Home Link 7.6


Friday Letter Journal


If you read until the end, remind your child to whisper in my ear “newsletter” for an additional

10 class dojo points!!!

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