April 29, 2016

This week we went to the LRC for Mrs. Sayre to show us how to use an iPad app called Seesaw. Previously, we had completed three 3-digit addition problems and three 3-digit subtraction problems for our Unit 4 Real World Experience (RWE) in math. Students used a different strategy to solve each problem, then used Seesaw to record their thinking. Seesaw is a free app available on iOS and Android devices.

Literacy

In Superkids this week our lessons focused on ways to spell the long o sound using: ow, oa, oe, old, ost and o with Super e. Each day there is an editing lesson for spelling, punctuation, and/or word usage. In our Word Work Book a paragraph was presented for students to edit and write correctly. Author’s craft (which ties in with our Calkins writing) was presented by thinking hard to use descriptive words in writing. Finally, homonyms were reviewed again. The Lasting Lesson taught in the Superkids’ stories this week was the ability to be patient, without complaining, even when you have to wait a long time. How is your student doing in that regard?

In Cursive writing we learned the capital letters N, M, and V. A review packet was sent home in the Friday Folder.

We introduced one last form of poetry during our writing time this week - acrostic poems. We wrote Spring poems on kites that are on display on our hallway bulletin board. Students were given free choice in the form of poetry they wanted to use for Spring. You can see their results during Open House next Wednesday.

Math

We charged ahead into unit 5, Geometry and Fractions, using Ten Marks, a new software program the district has purchased. Unit 5 includes naming shapes, their attributes and fractions - ½, ⅓, ¼. In IXL students should work on completing the following sections:

Geometry

T1, T2, T4, T5, T6

Fractions

U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U6, U7, U10

AR Winners

Due to field trips and music programs this week, the LRC did not hand out prizes this week. It's important that everyone reach at least 100% of their AR goal this quarter. Please continue to encourage your child to READ each night. GO READERS!

Star Student

Our final Star Student for the school year was Asina. When she grows up she wants to be a nurse. Her favorite color is pink, favorite animal is a cheetah, and her favorite food is chicken. Asina enjoys movies with her family, going to the park and other fun places with her mom and dad. Asina is taking gymnastics and demonstrated several limber positions for us, including doing the splits and a bridge over. Awesome presentation, Asina!

Miscellaneous Items:

• Read-a-thon forms are due on Monday.
• If you haven’t handed in any unwanted pictures or picture payments, please do so on Monday.

• Open House is Wednesday, May 4th from 6-7:30 p.m.

• There is a flyer in the Friday folder about a Student Council fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. We have two students in our school with Cystic Fibrosis who made a video explaining it to the students. It is very heartwarming. (Click on the link below to watch the video.) Please consider donating money to help with finding a cure for this disease, it would be greatly appreciated! Donations will be collected for the next two weeks. In addition, Student Council is collecting used books to sell at Open House to help with this fundraiser. Please send your used books to school by Tuesday. Thank you!!!

• On May 5th, the Woodridge School District 68 Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be hosting their first ever Multi-Cultural Event. Anchored around cinco de mayo, this event will showcase primary students reciting songs they have learned in class. A special presentation of a traditional Mexican Folkloric dance will be presented by an invited guest. Students of other cultures will also have work on display highlighting their culture and traditions.

Salty Boys Fight Song

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.