Kraft Class Update


Family Reading Night is Thursday, November 12th from 6-7:30. Come join in the fun! Pizza and a drink will be provided. Hope to see you there!!

Stuff the Turkey! From November 2-Novemerb 20th Goodrich school will be running a food drive. First graders are asked to bring in “powdered or canned beverages”. Thanks in advance for your support to “Stuff the Turkey”!!

Just a reminder.... A few families still need to sign and return permission slips for the winter musical.


This week we played a silly sport with our buddies called “Everybody’s It”. When I said, “Go!”, students tagged as many people as they could. Once they were tagged, they were frozen. It was nice to take advantage of the weather this week and head outside!


This week we continued to practice different strategies to help us add. We practice counting on in our heads, using fingers, and a number line. Also, since we know our doubles facts, we can use those facts to help find doubles +1 facts. ( 4 + 4 = 8 , so 4 + 5 = 9)


The memory words and patterns words are the same as last week. Memory words: look, your, the, was, are, and for. The sound spelling pattern is /er/ like in hammer and /ed/ as in melted (sounds like “ed”), spilled (sounds like “t”), or cracked (sounds like “d”).

While reading with your children every night, please discuss/point out memory words, spelling patterns, and ask them questions about the book they read.


This week we reviewed nonfiction books to guide our nonfiction writing. We reviewed elements of “teaching books” and worked with our peers to create interesting "hooks" (beginning sentences).

Social Studies Connection: Veterans

This week in our Scholastic News magazine we read about veterans. Ask your child about what they learned and check out the magazine they brought home!

Top Dog

Our Top Dog for the week was Colin. Colin stays busy! He likes going to the park, playing hockey, going to the movies, and going to All Aboard Diner. Lots of peers LOVE All Aboard Diner. (I think I will need to go check this place out; I had not heard of it before!) Most of all, Colin loves Minecraft! As a class, we decided Colin knows enough facts about it that he could write a teaching book about Minecraft during writing time!

Weekly Reminders

Please send box tops to school. Thank you for your support!

A new reading log went home today (inside Friday Folder). If your child forgot to turn their log in, please send it to school on Monday.

I received an email stating the Scholastic Book order is on its way!! I will hopefully be distributing these next week.

New Scholastic Books orders can be placed online. These orders are due November 30. To order online, click here. The classroom code is PCVG8.

Check out the selection of animated books at TumbleBooks, provided by the Woodridge Public Library. (*A library card is needed to access this awesome website.)

Practice Math Facts at home by logging into XtraMath. (They need to know their 4 digit pin. Email if they don’t, and I will send home.)

Practice math skills using IXL. (This login is the same as Scootpad, which is taped inside their binder.)

Reward your child for working hard on their math facts and skills by playing math games at SumDog. (Their login is taped inside their binder.)

Encourage your child to practice their language skills at home. Visit Scootpad (their login is taped inside their binder)

Practice weekly sound patters and memory words on the Super Kids interactive website.

Need a new login sheet for any of the websites listed above? Email me and I will send home a new form!

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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.

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