News from the Nest

Week of 1/11-1/15

WEEK IN REVIEW- Happy New Year!

To begin the week students spent time getting reacquainted with their classmates and our classroom routines. Students had opportunities to share about their break and get to know their new teammates. Students also reflected on goals that they had made earlier in the year and decided if they needed to keep or adjust their goals to take them through the rest of the school year.


Next week we will continue our nonfiction unit in reading. We will continue learning the organization of nonfiction text and strategies to help us understand it.

We will take our quarterly STAR reading assessment next Wednesday.


This week in writing we learned strategies to generate an opinion to write about and ways to introduce our topic to our audience. Next week, we will learn how to address our audience throughout our piece and how to elaborate on our reasons.


Next week, we will complete our Unit 2 Real World Experience. We will then begin our next unit in math: Reasoning with Fractions. We will start gaining an understanding of what a fraction is by using fraction manipulatives to make 1 whole.


The next session of our After School Program begins on January 19th. There is an informational letter in your child's Friday Folder explaining the options for third graders. If your child would like to be a part of Science Club, they should turn in their permission slip first thing Monday morning (1/11).


  • Reading log due on Monday
  • The end of the quarter and final day to meet AR goals is January 22nd
  • Parents interested in gifted nominations can find more information here
  • ELL ACCESS testing begins next week

District 68 Mission Statement

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.