Caryl Witt

(630) 834-5562 x4539 


READING WORKSHOP includes both fiction and nonfiction texts.  Students need to identify specific text features for both types of texts.  Our focus will be on these Common Core Standards:

R.L.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

R.F.1.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

R.L.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message/main topic or lesson.            

R.F.1.3 Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

R.I.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

R.I. 2 Identify the main topic and key details in an informational text.

In addition to these standards, high frequency words will be introduced each week. Students are expected to read the words quickly and write them accurately in their daily writing. We will continue to practice reading and writing all the sight words.

EUREKA MATH, a progressive sequenced program connects math to the real world. Students are expected to persevere to solve problems and explain their thinking to build deeper understanding of the  mathematical  process. Each day we will work together on a focused skill.

Learning about creating a healthy food plate and making sound food choices will be our focus this month.

We continue our study of animal habitats and concentrate on our world's oceans.  Each ocean has specific characteristics and animals that have adapted to that environment.  Understanding these and the impact that people are having on this environment will be our learning goals.

Education is our passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to people who prepare for it today.                                                             -- Aristotle

Spring break is coming up quickly and begins on March 21.  School resumes on March 30.


Specials Schedule

Monday - Music, PE

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - Music, PE

Thursday - Library



District 205 supports "snack breaks" as an important part of a student's day.  A nutritional snack provides essential nutrients for the brain and also additional energy to stay attentive in class.  I am asking for your support by providing your child with a daily nutritious snack. Snacks should be small, non messy, and ready to eat.  Items such as fresh fruit, pretzels, crackers, and vegetables are appropriate choices. Please do not send cookies, candy, "fruit snacks", or chips as they will not be permitted.  We are a nut free classroom!

Water bottles may be kept in the classroom as well.  Please ensure they only contain water.




Your child's birthday is a special event in your child's life.  While birthday treats are not expected, District 205 has instituted a non-edible treat policy for birthdays.  If you wish to send  a treat, some suggestions might include: a pencil, stickers, or erasers.