### November 13, 2015

Our annual Family Reading Night was Thursday evening. Families enjoyed eating pizza and listening to books read aloud. The finale was some of the teachers, along with Dr. Scaletta presented The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. Children were also excited to pick a new book to take home for their personal library.

## Literacy

This past week we took our catapult experiment a step further by using StoryboardThat.com to sequence our work. We used actual pictures from conducting the experiment, put them in order, and used text boxes to explain what we did each step of the way.

In Superkids we have been working on the sounds for 'ou' and 'ow'; while also reviewing the use of 'oi, and 'oy' ('oi' is usually in the middle of a word, and 'oy' is at the end). Ms. Blossom introduced adverbs, a word that tells how someone does something and often ends in 'ly'.

## Math

In math this week we continued counting by 2's, 5's and 10's, starting at 0 or a random number. For example: count by 5's starting at 165, count by 10's starting at 780. Many of the students still need practice with this concept. Please try to have your child practice skip counting while riding in the car, bouncing a ball, counting items or coins.

Sections in IXL that help in this area are: Counting and Number Patterns - A.2, A.11, A.12, A.14

Sections for place value practice are:

• Place Value - M.1, M.2, M.4, M.5
• Counting and Number Patterns - A.1, A.3, A.5
• Comparing Numbers - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4, B.5, B.6
New sections to practice are:
• Place Value - M.9, M.10, and M.13
• Names of Numbers - C.3 and C.4

## Star Student

Landen M. was our STAR STUDENT this week. Landen enjoys riding his dirt bike, playing lacross, and helping his dad fix things like the tire on his dirt bike. When he grows up Landen wants to be a plummer. AWESOME JOB Landen! Our next STAR is ... Zachary.

## Miscellaneous Items:

• Report Cards will be sent home on Monday, November 16th.
• Parent Teacher Conferences are Monday and Tuesday November 23rd and 24th.
• Stuff the Turkey food drive for the Woodridge Food Pantry has begun. Second graders are asked to bring canned fruits or vegetables. It continues through Friday, November 20th. Thank you to all who have already donated!
• American Education week is next week. Please check your Friday folder for details.
• An accidential fire alarm went off this afternoon before lunch. About half of the building was evacuated before we got the signal to return to the classroom. There was no fire and we were able to resume our activities.

## Our Mission

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