News From the Nest
Thursday, April 28th
WEEK IN REVIEW
Students are encouraged to read nonfiction texts during this unit, as well as chapter books at their level. All students should be working towards reaching their AR goal during their independent reading time and while reading at home. Reading logs should be completed every night to help students monitor their own reading strategies.
This week we read various poems and determined some writing techniques poets use, including repetition, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and rhyming. Next week we will look closely at how poems can focus on what we see, hear, and feel and put this into creative words. We will also attempt our first writing of poetry next week.
This week we continued working with quadrilaterals and their attributes and partitioning shapes into equal parts. Next week, we should back to a regular schedule and able to work in our guided reading groups/stations. We will begin area/perimeter and students will have the opportunity to create a project using these measuring techniques.
Student Council is conducting a fundraiser to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation. Our student council reps explained this horrible disease to our class and showed us a short video of the life of a family living with this disease. The students will also be collecting used books on Monday and Tuesday to sell during Open House to help with this fundraiser. Please consider donating to support this cause between May 2nd and May 13th. There is a note in Friday folders and I am including some websites that give more information about this disease below.
BILINGUAL PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A Few Reminders...
- Signed Friday Folders due Monday, May 2nd
- Reading Logs due Monday, May 2nd
- No School tomorrow
- Open House Wednesday, May 4th
Woodridge 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.