Kraft Class Update

12-10-15

The Mousetrap Machine Show

On Thursday the students had a great time watching The Mousetrap Machine Show! Some of our students had the opportunity to participate in the show, too! The show started off by introducing several different simple machines: lever, wheel, pulley, incline plane, and screw. All of which were made out of balloons. By then end of the show, all the simple machines were used to create a special "mousetrap". Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this awesome show!

Math: Explain Everything

Last week we worked in the library practice “Subtraction in Action”. This week we used the ipads to record our thoughts and steps we took during those activities. The students love using the ipads and they thought getting to record their own voice was pretty cool!

Reading: Super Kids

The memory words are oh, any, day, good, very, and want. Please practice spelling these words correctly, as well as reading these words with ease at home. The sound spelling pattern is the “sneaky e” that makes the vowel sound in the middle of the word say its name (cake, these, bike, bone, flute).

*A packet of activities that connect to this week’s skills was sent home in Friday Folders. Enjoy!

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

Writing: Publish

We are nearing the end of our Informative Writing Unit. At the end of every unit the students take one story they are extremely proud and “publish” their work by adding a colorful title page. Next week we will write one last teaching book that I will collect to assess their growth in informative writing.

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.


Scholastic Books orders can be placed online. These orders are due December 18. 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.


Practice math skills using IXL.

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. Visit Scootpad (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!

Top Dog!

Our Top Dog for the week was Hope. Hope is very active her in community. She is in Girl Scouts, takes swimming lessons, and takes ballet lessons. Hope's poster was covered with her favorite books, songs, movies, and food. We loved all the pictures Hope attached to her poster. Great work, Hope!
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