Tuesday, March 20 – Friday, March 30
Everyday Math:
We have just concluded chapter 5 (Graphing Angles andÂ Congruence) and are finishing with a test. These next two weeks is the introduction to higher level mathematics. We are now introducing the concept of the variable and algebraic math. This is always a little challenging to students as they are very used to thinking directly about numbers and how they relate to each other. The method for working algebraic equations will be something that we will need to work hard at in order to have the students succeed.
PreAlgebra:
Chapter three was a new and difficult chapter to most students. It introduced the concept of algebraic equations and inequalities. Students had some difficulty working algebraic equations and solving for variables. We are far from finished with that topic, but are now going on to number theory. Chapter 4 deals with factoring, working fractions, and further depth of exponents. We will continue to work the idea of the variable into every lesson because from this point on every math course will use this concept. We will end before break taking a quiz on 4.1 through 4.4 and then going to enjoy the spring break.
Science:
INFORMATION UPDATE:
We have been asked to have students update their contact information online. In the next week, it would be great if you would please go to the following link and complete the form. It should only take a couple minutes and it would very much help operations here at Ray Elementary.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at bastachowiak@cps.edu or call me at 7735350970.
Kind regards,
Mr. Stachowiak
Tuesday, March 20 
Thursday, March 22 
Tuesday, March 27 
Thursday, March 29 
Friday, March 30 

Everyday Math 
Study Links 6.1/6.2 
No Homework 
Study Links 6.3 
Study Links 6.4 
Quiz in Class No Homework 
PreAlgebra 
Pg 175; #1645 Pg 179; # 1231 
Pg 189; #335 
pg 196; #336 
No homework 
pg 202; #’s 1739 (odd) 
Science 
In Class: Theory of Plate Tectonics 
In Class: Measuring Earthquakes 
In Class: Mapping Plates 
In Class: Understanding Plate Boundaries 
In Class: Understanding Plate Boundaries 