Second Grade SUPER News

October 30, 2015

Highlights from Second Grade

Since October is Fire Prevention month, we had special guests from the Lisle/Woodridge fire department visit us this week. We learned many things from the firemen, which include:

  • Have a workable smoke detector installed in your home and test/change the batteries regularly.
  • If you smell smoke it's important to 'Stay Low in Smoke'.
  • 'Stop, Drop, and Roll' should be done only when your clothes are on fire.
  • Have a special meeting place outside the home in case of an emergency. Students were reminded to stay at the meeting place and wait for everyone to come.

Red Ribbon Week

Mrs. Weber, the P.E. teacher, was in charge of Red Ribbon Week. The theme, 'Minion Reasons to Stay Drug Free' is displayed outside the gym for all to admire. The students enjoyed participating in the special activities as a reminder to stay away from harmful drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes.


This week was a 'Mustard' and 'Ketchup' (must do and catch up) week in reading. We administered the end of the unit Superkids test, the STAR Reading test to determine AR levels and goals for next quarter, and the AIMSWEB test for fluency.

Students who met and exceeded their AR goals enjoyed our first quarterly AR Celebration. They also enjoyed spending their hard earned school money on prizes at the celebration. Everyone who met their goal was awarded a 'Gator Den' coupon (School Store Coupon) for each 100% of their goal. Those readers who met their goal at 250% will have a picnic lunch with the teachers in the teacher's lounge next Wednesday. Since we can no longer provide the luncheon, students need to bring their own lunch or hot lunch if they order one.

Due to the Book Fair in the LRC, prizes were not awarded this week. They will be given out next Wednesday instead.

We began our Informational writing unit. Students loved doing an experiment and writing a Lab Report like scientists. We will continue next week with a new experiment in the LRC. Here's a picture of students conducting an experiment to determine if a car would travel farther on a carpeted floor or tiled floor.

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The focus this week was comparing two and three digit numbers with the greater than (>) and less than (<) symbols. If your child is having difficulty remembering which direction the symbol should go, remind them that the alligator eats the bigger number.

Students who have not completed the following sections in IXL should continue to work on them.

  • 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

Star Student

Robin was our Star of the Week. Before coming to Goodrich Robin lived in New York and Florida. Robin speaks both English and Slovak. He loves playing hockey. He impressed the class by playing a few notes on his harmonica. Great Job Robin! Our next STAR is ... Colin !

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Parent/Teacher Conference preference slips are due next Friday, the 6th.
  • Picture Retake day is also next Friday, the 6th.
  • Stuff the Turkey food drive for the Woodridge Food Pantry starts on Monday. Second graders are asked to bring canned fruits or vegetables. It continues through Friday, November 20th.

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.