News from the Nest

Week of 3/14-3/18

READING/SOCIAL STUDIES

Next week we will wrap up our unit on communities by doing research on our community in the past and present. Students will create a brochure of the information they find, and they will decide if life was better in the past or present and support their opinion. Students will take the unit assessment on Wednesday.


Next Thursday is the final day to take AR quizzes for the 3rd quarter.

WRITING

Next week students will add text features to support the information in their writing and they will begin their final draft.

MATH

This week we finished our unit on fractions and began talking about quadrilaterals. Next week we will continue identifying quadrilaterals (square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, and parallelogram) by looking at their attributes. We will also begin working to understand that a shape can fit into more than one category based on its attributes (e.g. a square, rectangle, and rhombus are all parallelograms).


Students will take the quarterly math facts assessments next week. They will be assessed on multiplication and division facts of 4, 8, and 9.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Great job to those that participated in Battle of the Books. It was an exciting competition to watch and it was great to see how well everyone worked as a team. Below are photos of teams discussing their answers during the competition.

REMINDERS

  • Reading log and 3 responses due on Monday. This can be completed on the paper reading log or on whooosreading.org
  • There is no school next Friday, 3/25.
  • The next round of the After School Program will begin after Spring Break. Information came home in your child's Friday Folder today.
  • The end of 3rd quarter is next Thursday.

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.