November 13, 2015

Family Reading Night was Thursday night. Families enjoyed pizza together and then chose story activities to attend. The finale was some of the teachers, along with Dr. Scaletta, presenting The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. Students were also excited to pick a new book to take home for their personal library.

Literacy

This past week we have taken our catapult experiment further and have used the site StoryboardThat.com to sequence our work. We used the actual pictures from conducting the experiment, put them in order, and used a text box to explain what we were doing each step of the way. Below are a few examples of their completed work.

In Superkids we have been working on the sounds for ou and ow; and we have reviewed 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 often ends in ly, and tells how someone does something.

Math

In math this week we continued skip counting by 5's and 10's, starting at 0 and at 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 extra practice with this concept (including skip counting by 2's). Please try to have your child practice skip counting while riding in the car, bouncing or kicking a ball, or taking a shower.

Sections for place value practice are:

• Place Value - M.1, M.2, M.4, and M.5.
• Counting and Number Patterns - A.1, A.2, A.3, A.5, A.11, A.12, and A.13
• Comparing and Ordering Numbers - B.1, B.2, B.3, B.4, B.5, and B.6

New sections to practice are: M.9, M.10, and M.13 under Place Value

C.3 and C.4 under Names of Numbers

Star Student

Jacob gave his STAR student presentation today. Jacob has 5 sisters, ages 1 to 14, and no brothers. He told us that he fractured his skull last year and loved having ice cream, popsicles, and slushies at the hospital.

The next star student is . . . Jayda.

Miscellaneous Items

• Stuff the Turkey food drive for the Woodridge Food Pantry will finish up next week. Thank you to all who donated! There is still time left to bring canned fruit or vegetables.
• Report cards will be coming home on Monday.
• Parent-Teacher Conferences are Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24.
• We had an accidental fire drill today right before our lunch. A maintenance person accidentally set it off while checking a univent in the gym. There was never any fire in case your student mentions it.
• American Education Week is next week. Please check your child's Friday Folder for details.

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.