News from the Nest


Field Trip

Students enjoyed a great day of exploring and learning at the Museum of Science and Industry. It was wonderful to hear all the connections that they made to our class work on forces and motion.


Next week students will continue using reading strategies to enhance their understanding of forces, motion and magnetism. We will read different types of nonfiction to build our knowledge of Newton's Laws of Motion. Students will notice the different supports given in order to gain information from types of nonfiction texts such as literary nonfiction and science articles.


The beginning of our poetry unit has been spent closely reading poetry to notice techniques poets use. Next week we will continue learning techniques poets use as well as spending time applying our learning to write our own poems.


Next week we will begin the second half of our unit which focuses on area and perimeter of polygons.

IXL categories for practice:


Student Council Fundraiser

This year student council is having a fundraiser to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donations will be collected May 2nd through May 13th. More information can be found in your child's Friday Folder. PLEASE DONATE!

The Student Council is also collecting used books to sell Wednesday night at Open House to help with our Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. If you have any used books that you would like to donate, please bring them in by Tuesday. Then stop by the Library on Wednesday night for our sale! Thanks in advance for all your help.

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Multi-Cultural Event

On May 5th, the Woodridge School District 68 Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be hosting their first ever Multi-Cultural Event. Anchored around 5 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.


  • All Read-a-Thon materials are due on Monday
  • Reading Log due Monday
  • Open House is on Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm

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.