# Kraft Class Update

## Top Dog:

Our Top Dog for the week was Joshua. Joshua likes to go to Chuck-E-Cheese, go sledding, and play in the pool. He especially likes to do cannon balls into the pool! He enjoys riding his bike, running, and playing video games. One of his favorite songs is "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars. Some of the students recalled the song from this year's half time show for the Super Bowl. So, of course, we all sang along. Thanks for sharing, Joshua!

## 2nd Step: Kid-size vs. Adult-size

Mrs. Ross came in to talk to us about "kid-size" problems versus "adult-size" problems. From the book she read we will practice this saying: "Don't squeal, unless it's a big deal". It reminds us to not tattle tail unless it's a big deal!

## Math: Place Value

This week we moved into a new unit: place value. We explored place value using ten, ones, and a place value work mat. Talk to your child about 2-digit numbers and what the numbers mean in relation to place value. (IE: 23 means 2 tens and 3 ones, 17 means 1 ten and 7 ones)

## Buddy Time

Our buddies helped us create a Valentine's Day poem. Thanks, buddies!

This week we launched the 2nd half of the 1st grade series for Superkids called "More Adventures of Superkids". A packet full of connecting activities will be sent home in next week's Friday Folder for Unit 1.

New memory words: down, too, work, many, first

Spelling pattern: words that end with y can said "i", "e", or "a" (cry, empty, play)

## 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 February 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.