Monday 12th March 2018

by hahall
  • Save-the-Date: Ray School Walk-A-Thon
    Ray School’s Annual Walk-A-Thon will take place Friday, May 18th! Our fundraising goal is $30,000 and we can do it! If you’d like to help with the planning, please email
  • Parking in the staff lot is NOT permitted, for any period of time. Parents parking for prolonged periods or without a parking pass should find parking elsewhere. Any violations are subject to City of Chicago parking tickets.
  • Lost & Found: Every Friday after school, the Lost & Found bins by the cafeteria will be emptied in order to keep the school clean. If your child is missing an item, please direct him/her to check the bins weekly!
  • Parent Portal: If you are interested in having access to Parent Portal, please call the main office and they will provide you with your pin and login information.
  • Thanks to all of the families that paid the field trip fee for the Children’s Theater Performance. We are working on securing a date, but needed to collect funds in order to reserve seats. Money/slip due by Friday!


This week we will read Emmanuel’s Dream. This quarter first graders will hear many stories that feature diverse characters. We will identify story elements such as characters, setting, character development and author’s purpose. We will use the book to make predictions and inferences. Students will continue to identify character traits that support a growth mind set and perseverance. This week students will compare themselves to the main character in the story and focus on things they CAN do. We will learn about words r controlled vowels such as ar, ir and ur. We will review ABC order.

Sight Words: went, mother, goes, around, through Students will be tested on the spelling of these words on Friday.

Vocabulary: useless, disability, insult, astounding, boarded, fetch


We are continuing opinion writing this week. Our focus this week will be using transition words, learning about common and proper nouns and writing a complete paragraph.


This week, we will take the unit 6 assessment. We will start unit 7 which focuses on fact families (relationships between addition and subtraction facts). We will use fact triangles and dominoes to identify fact families. We will practice more with base 10 blocks and place value.


In science we will continue with the second part of the science unit on sound and light. Students will explore light and mirrors and discuss how light can be reflected to a new position. We will read Scholastic News: Let’s Fly a Kite and This is Dr. Seuss.

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