Notes from Miss Radler's Class

Week of October 17 - 21

Notes and Reminders...

  • Thank you for working on sight words with your child. Please make sure your child can read these words, or if not, that he/she spends a little bit of time each night practicing. To be "on target" for the upcoming report card, your child must be able to read at least 50 of the 64 kindergarten words.
  • Hopefully you have had the chance to help your child try DreamBox at home by now. In the yellow folder there was information explaining how your child can sign in and use the program at home. We are encouraging the kids to spend at least 15 minutes per week practicing at home. The program tracks your child's answers and creates an individualized learning experience unique to your child's needs. There was a problem with one of the links; please see the corrected information below.

Problem with DreamBox link; Corrected information:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Clear Creek ISD has purchased DreamBox Learning’s Math Program for all grades K-2 students in the district. It is an online, Intelligent Adaptive Learning program that will help your student achieve better, faster math proficiency.

student username:­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

student password:

To access on an IPAD:

Go to, or search for “DreamBox Math” in the App Store. Download DreamBox Math Green.

School Code:


Parent Account:

1. Go to

2. Have your student login to their profile

3. Click setup parent access

4. Follow the instructions to create a new login and password

5. Read Terms of use and privacy policy

6. Press submit

To login to parent account after setup:

1. go to

2. enter your email address and password

3. click Family Dashboard

Please allow your child to work individually to reflect their personal growth within the program.

Questions: Contact DreamBox at 877-451-7845 or

Starting this week...

Starting this week, pulling groups for guided reading will become a regular part of our routine. I have already been pulling some groups but have not sent any books home yet. Books will begin coming home this week. Please listen to your child read the book (at least once but more times if possible). Then, talk about the story. I included a page of questions/prompts you might pick from to help with your discussion; do not try to do every question every night. It is very important that the book (in the big envelope) is returned to school each day. Thank you for making this a priority in your child's study routine.

Lots to Learn

Here are some things we are studying in class. Please support us by practicing at home.

Reading: retelling the beginning, middle and end of a story; using the character's name when discussing a story; telling the topic and some information from non-fiction books; reading sight words and CVC words (consonant/vowel/consonant)

Math: representing addition and subtraction story problems with counters, pictures and equations; finding all the parts of a number (example for five: 0+5=5, 5+0=5, 1+4=5, 4+1=5, 2+3=5, 3+2=5)

Writing: stretching words to hear and write sounds; making our writing easy to read by making letters the correct size and shape (small, tall and hang down) and using spaces between words; writing multiple sentences about a topic

Word Study: clapping and counting syllables; continuing to work on all regular CVC words; blends and digraphs - in particular "l" blends (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl) and the digraph "ch"

Science: asking questions and making observations like a scientist; predicting and noticing changes made by heating and cooling

Social Studies: why we have rules (safety, order and security); people who make the rules

Word Wall Words

Word wall words are words that your child needs to be able to read AND spell with ease. Currently, our word wall words are mostly CVC and VC words. Your child needs to be able to read/spell the listed word as well as any words that follow the same pattern.

For example, if "bug" is on the word wall, your child needs to also know dug, hug, mug, rug, tug and now will be learning CCVC words like plug, drug and slug.

We have spent lots of time on these words and your child should already know these. If he/she is struggling, please spend a few minutes each night to practice.

am, cat, can, had, map, dog, got, top, on, but, hug, fun, tub, up, bed, get, ten, it, in, if, did, him, hid, sit, sip

Important Dates

  • October 17-21 - Book Fair in our Library
  • October 20 - Donuts with Dad (last names A - L)
  • October 21 - Donuts with Dad (last names M - Z)
  • October 24 - 28 Red Ribbon Week
  • October 28 - PTA Fall Dance
  • November 3 - fundraiser pick-up day
  • November 8 - Student holiday
  • November 11 - Veterans' Day Program

Character Corner

Word of the Month: Responsibility

Word of the Week: Self control

Character Action to Practice: I control my words and actions when I am angry, excited or frustrated.

Thank you for supporting our conversations about good character by participating in the Principal's Book of the Month assignment. The children like to take the books home to share with you. Thank you for guiding their work in the response journal.

Word of the Week - "W.O.W"

Each week we will introduce a special vocabulary word.

  • Week of October 3 - demonstrate: to show clearly
  • Week of October 10 - suggest: to give an idea
  • Week of October 17 - essential: very important and necessary