# Kraft Class Update

### 4-8-16

Please find the read-a-thon forms in Friday Folders. Reading and recording of minutes will continue through April 24. May 2 will be the last day to complete paperwork and pledge money. The goal is for each student to read for 30 minutes every day, making the overall class goal 3,800 minutes. We can do it! See flyer to learn more.

## backwards day

Students had fun participating in backwards day today!

## DEB

DEB time is great for all the first grade students to work with first graders in other classroom at their ability level to best meet their needs. After a few weeks those groups rotate teachers/classroom. This week we switched groups and to celebrate all groups performed a reader's theater!

## Scholastic News: Habitats

Habitats was the topic in Scholastic News. The four habitats discussed were rain forest, desert, swamp, and mountain. Next week we will continue studying habitats and do a little research.

## Writing: Editing

This week to took out our red pens and edited our work. We used the check list in the picture to help steer our focus. We looked for spelling, capital/lower case letter, and punctuation errors. We liked making those corrections with a red pen!

## Math: 2-digit addition (without regrouping)

This week we focused on adding two digit numbers (without regrouping). We first read the problem. Then we drew a picture (using tens and ones) for each number. Next we added the ones. Lastly we added up the tens.

Next week we will practice the same skill and add the challenge of "regrouping ten ones for one group of ten".

## 2nd Step: Apologizing

When we make a mistake or poor choice, we need to apologize and take responsibility for our actions. We practiced using 3 steps using a kind and caring voice to successfully make an apology.

1. say what happened

2. say sorry

3. say how to make things right

Thank you, Mrs. Ross, for coming in to talk to us about apologizing!

## Buddy Time

Our buddies helped us work out more two-digit addition problems. Thanks for helping us, buddies!

Memory words: cold, laugh, know, again, both, does

Spelling pattern: control-r

"ar" in car,

"or" in for,

"ir, er, ur" in bird, hammer, hurt

Remember to practice the memory words and spelling patterns at home. The Unit 5 "More Adventures of the Superkids" home connection should be inside Friday Folders. Thanks!

## Weekly Reminders

Scholastic Books orders can be placed online. These orders are due April 29. 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 by playing math games on SumDog.

Use Scootpad to practice English Language Arts skills at home. (their login is taped inside their binder)

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

Use typing club to practice typing at home.

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.