News From the Nest

Happy Mother's Day


What an exciting week we had in room 107! We had a wonderful surprise this afternoon when the PTO came to us with a Candy Cake to celebrate our reading success during the Read-a-thon the last few weeks. Students were beyond excited to take a piece of candy home with them this afternoon as a thank you for participating and helping our class reach our goal of 4800 minutes!

We also had the pleasure of watching and listening to the 6th grade district band perform for us this week. We truly have some very talented students here at Goodrich School!


We have been continuing to read nonfiction books as we learn new reading strategies and new concepts about forces and motion. This week we focused on strategies for understanding new or important words, as well as reading about friction. Next week we will focus on main idea/detail and magnetism.

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.


We will be looking at how poets find inspiration for their writing as we get deeper into our poetry unit. Students will then look for their own inspiration as they continue to write their own poems in class.


Students did an outstanding job completing their zoo blueprints using their knowledge of perimeter and area. These were on display during open house and were sent home in Friday Folders. I was impressed with the amount of effort the students put into these projects. We will review quadrilaterals next week and I will assess students on quadrilaterals next Friday.

Students can continue to practice multiplication and division facts on and/or


Students continued to work on their Genius Hour projects this week. I am so proud of how much each child is learning during this process and how much problem solving is happening in the room! Next Genius Hour session will be next Thursday.


Student Council will continue to collect money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through next Friday, May 13th. Thank you to everyone that has donated already!

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A Few Reminders...

  • Signed Friday Folders due Monday, May 9th
  • Reading Logs due Monday, May 9th
  • Please check out PEACHJAR for some exciting summer programs!

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.