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Mighty Mustang of the Week

Updated 9/6/19: Thank you, Ms. Bailey, for coming in to be a guest reader during Divine’s Mighty Mustang week! You were such a great reader!

Each Friday afternoon, one student is selected to be the Mighty Mustang of the Week. This student gets to take home the Mighty Mustang binder, Kindness Cam, and our little stuffed Mighty. The student has a few special privileges and tasks that he/she gets to complete during the week:

  • All About Me poster: Help your child complete the poster and include photographs and/or drawings to share with the class. We will display the poster for friends to see all week.

  • Play with Mighty!: Your child gets to play with our mascot, Mighty, all weekend long! Help your child write about his/her adventure with Mighty, and include either a photograph and/or drawing of their playtime.

  • Kindness Cam: Using the Kindergarten Kindness Cam (iPod Touch), have your child snap a few pictures (no more than 5) documenting how your child demonstrated kindness to others or witnessed an act of kindness from someone else.

  • Bring a share Item: Your child can bring a small item that is special to him/her to share with the class. Examples could be a favorite book, game, trophy, toy, collection, photo, etc. Items will be sent back home after sharing. Please avoid sending in very fragile/breakable items.

Parents: Your family is invited to come meet the class and be a guest reader. Simply bring your child’s favorite book to read to the class. Guest reading times are typically Fridays from 2:30 - 2:45 pm.

Please email me ( if you will be able to visit, or if you’d like to request a different day/time that might work better for you.

Monthly Family Time Reading Logs

Update 9/6/19: Don’t forget to turn in your monthly reading logs! New reading logs are sent home in the Conduits when the new month begins.

Every month, your child will receive a new Kindergarten Family Time reading log like the one shown above. Read a minimum of 10 minutes every night, and try to complete the suggested Family Time activity or conversation starter. Turn in the monthly reading log in the Conduit by the end of the month.

Kindergarteners should read or be read to by an adult for a minimum of 10 minutes every night. Reading activities could include: 

  • child sits in your lap or next to you to listen to a story

  • discuss what is happening in the book

  • ask questions to your child about the characters and what is happening

  • point to various elements in the pictures

  • review any numbers that might shown in the book (i.e. the page numbers)

  • ask your child to point out letters that he/she recognizes in the text

  • review and practice any sight words that are used in the text (i.e. I, my, he, she, etc.)

  • have your child repeat back some of the words to you as you read

  • show your child how to use a reading finger to point and track the words

Lexia Core5

One of Woodbury's resources for reading intervention is an online program called Core5. Students who are currently reading below grade level are encouraged to use Core5 at home for at least 20-40 minutes per week. In Room 2, a few students have been recommended to use the Core5 program as part of a 20 minute reading rotation when we visit the computer lab or use Chromebooks and iPads in the classroom. These students will be trained and will receive parent letters containing login information (note: this program is not for everyone, and so if you do not receive an email or information in the Conduits, or during the upcoming parent conferences, then the program was not recommended for your child). 

Parents who want to help their child catch up on reading skills should encourage their child to utilize Core5 at home. Students will need headphones to use with the reading program, and parents are NOT allowed to help as the program provides teachers data and information regarding the student's current reading progress. 

The parent letter and access information can be found online.  A Lexia lessons checklist can also be found online. 

To login, please follow the instructions (and screen shot prompts) below. A parent information sheet is also available. 

  • Visit

  • Enter teacher's name: (first image below)

  • Click "Log In With Clever" (second image below)

  • Click "Log in with Active Directory (third image below)

  • Type in student's IUSD login email- (fourth image below)

    • ***Important: If your child’s first or last name is more than eight (8) characters, the system will leave off the last few letters. For example:
      Student Name: “Josephine Sanderson”
      Login Username: “”
      The n in the last name, and the e in the first name are left off.

      The first two digits are your child’s high school graduation year.

  • Click "Next"

  • Type in student's ID number as the password- 9-digit number

ST Math

Woodbury Elementary has a math intervention program called ST Math. This engaging computer-based program is a fun way for children to practice and solidify their math skills. All Woodbury students have accounts set up for this new program already, and students will have access to JiJi Math both at school and at home. For use at home, please see the attachment below for detailed instructions.

Student Login Information (for first time login). ***Important: If your child doesn't remember his/her picture password, he/she will need to click on the rectangle with the two horizontal lines (like an equal (=) sign) and use their username/password combination. Then the program will take them through a picture password training session first. If your child DOES know their picture password, he/she can just click in their picture password to log in. 

Username: student computer login (i.e. 32smithjohn)
Password: 9-digit student ID number

Watch the video below to learn how to log in.

The program begins with a math placement assessment. It will start off very easy (matching puzzle pieces together), and progress to more difficult levels to measure students' math skills. Students should continue through the initial math placement until it is complete. Afterwards, the program will automatically monitor the child's progress and adjust levels accordingly.



Is ST Math available for use on an iPad or Tablet?

Yes. If you are a school, school district or homeschool family that has purchased ST Math, you may access the software on touch-enabled devices. Technical requirements can be found here.

Do I have to download software?

The program is online and there’s no need to download any software. However, a high-speed Internet connection is required for each device running ST Math. See the Technical Requirements.

Is there a mobile app for ST Math Homeschool users?

Yes! Subscribers can use the ST Math app for Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads, and Kindles. For more information and to download the app, go to ST Math Tech Requirements.


Weekly Conduits

Every Thursday, students will take home their Weekly Conduit envelope. This will contain student work that was done in class, school and PTA news, field trip permission slips, parent letters, etc. Please go through all papers that are inside. If any forms need to be completed, signed, or returned, please send forms back to school in the Conduit the next day.

  • Student work: ask your child about what he/she did in class

  • School/PTA news: read all newsletters and especially remember to sign up as a PTA member and consider donating.

  • Review all of the materials in the folder, and return any necessary paperwork or forms in the Conduit on Fridays.

If there is no school on a Friday, then the Conduit will be returned on the following Monday. Occasionally, if there is very little paper to be sent home, then Conduits might be skipped for a week.