Tuesday 8th May 2018

by hahall


The Ray School Walk-A-Thon is May 18th! Any student that is registered by Friday, May 11th and collected at least $5 will receive a special treat. Nicolai, David, Ivy, Kristell, Aila, Ian and Michael have already registered and raised $335 collectively! Way to go!

Register your student(s) for the Walk-a-Thon today at http://rayschool.dojiggy.com

  • Students will be permitted to play outdoors on Mondays and Fridays until 8:55am. Students will be escorted in shortly before 9am.
  • Please submit the field trip form (again), the first copy did not include the date and we need a signed copy with all relevant information.
  • Thanks for supporting your child through my absences on Friday of last week and yesterday. My son was ill, but is doing much better.


This week we will read versions of Little Red Riding Hood. We will compare and contrast the various texts and look at common themes in multiple texts. This quarter first graders will hear weekly books that come author or genre studies. We will explore the writing of other authors including Jannell Cannon and Tomie dePaola. We will also explore variations of some traditional fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will practice spelling words with the sound /er/ spelled er, ir and ur.

Sight Words: any, going, from, some, thank (Spelling Test on Friday)

Vocabulary: cunning, lurking, sly, naïve


This week will continue our unit on persuasive writing. Students will learn about what persuasive writing is, how to plan for persuasive writing, brainstorming ideas and drafting a letter. We will read The Perfect Pet and I Wanna Iguana.


This week, we will finish unit 8 in math. Students will learn a new game called Make My Design. Students will make a fraction book and complete and create some number grid puzzles. Students will take a timed test on basic addition facts up to 10. Has your child been practicing facts with the fact triangles? J


In science we will record observations of the rye and alfalfa seeds and wheat seeds we planted. Students will “mow” the grass and observe what happens during regrowth. Students will read Scholastic Kids: Lend a Hand to Lemurs.

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