# Kraft Class Update

## Glow Dance

Great to see so many families at the Glow Dance on Thursday night! Here are a few picture I took. Enjoy!

## 2nd Step: Ways to Solve Kid-Size Problems

This week we discussed 3 ways to solve "kid-size" problems: use your words, ignore, or walk away.

## Math: Place Value

This week we participated in a few of the Real World Experience Tasks. With their table teams, students pulled cubes out of a bag. They each counted their own. Then they counted their total. With the total, the needed to decided how many containers would be needed to carry the cubes if only 10 cubes could be in each container.

Please see Friday Folders for various activities you can do with your child at home to better understand place value.

## Social Studies: Scholastic News

This week in Scholastic News we read all about George Washington. After we read about him, we summarized these ideas and put them into our own words in writing.

## Buddy Time

We traveled down to the 5th grade classrooms for buddies. We talked to them about the facts we just learned about George Washington and then colored some pictures together!

## Writing

Our special book boxes are filling up with all our "Stories in a Series" writing. By now we each have 3-5 adventures/books about our special character!

A packet full of connecting activities has been sent home in this week's Friday Folder for Unit 1 of "More Adventures of the Superkids".

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

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.