Kraft Class Update


A flyer was sent home in Friday Folders for after school programs. These are offered on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested, please turn this paperwork in ASAP.

Math- 2D shapes

This week we looked at 2D shapes and described their attributes. Go on a shape hunt around the house looking for circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, and trapezoids.


Next week 1st grade will launch a new unit in writing... Stories in a Series!

Reading: Super Kids

Reading –The memory words are oh, any, day, good, very, and want. Please practice spelling these words correctly, as well as reading these words with ease at home. The sound spelling pattern is the “sneaky e” that makes the vowel sound in the middle of the word say its name (cake, these, bike, bone, flute).

While reading with your children every night, please discuss/point out memory words, spelling patterns, and ask them questions about the book they read.

Top Dog!

Our Top Dog for the week was Jayden. Jayden likes to hold the door for others whenever he can. I likes traveling to the zoo with his family, as well as going to the park. One of his favorite songs is from this year's winter musical! So, of course, we had to sing along!! Thanks for sharing your poster with us, Jayden.

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Even though we have had a very mild December, we know that winter weather will be on its way shortly. As your child is bringing in boots, snow pants, etc. please make sure that they are labeled with your child's name. Also, we go to PE, Music and Art first thing almost every morning. If your child does not need to wear snow pants to school in the morning, it would be appreciated if they could be brought in a bag instead of your child wearing them. The same will be done at the end of the day. This will allow us to save that time for academic purposes. However, we will give them time to put on snow pants before recess so that they are warm and ready to play in the snow at that time!

Weekly Reminders

Please send box tops to school. Thank you for your support!

A new reading log went home today (inside Friday Folder). If your child forgot to turn their log in, please send it to school on Monday.

Scholastic Books orders can be placed online. These orders are due January 29. To order online, click here. The classroom code is PCVG8.

Check out the selection of animated books at TumbleBooks, provided by the Woodridge Public Library. (*A library card is needed to access this awesome website.)

Practice Math Facts at home by logging into XtraMath. (They need to know their 4 digit pin. Email if they don’t, and I will send home.)

Practice math skills using IXL. (This login is the same as Scootpad, which is taped inside their binder.)

Reward your child for working hard on their math facts by playing math games on SumDog.

Use Scootpad to practice English Language Arts skills at home. (their login is taped inside their binder)

Practice weekly sound patters and memory words on the Super Kids interactive website.

Use typing club to practice typing at home.

Need a new login sheet for any of the websites listed above? Email me and I will send home a new form!

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District 68 mission statement:

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.

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