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Mighty Mustang of the Week

Update: 5/31/19: Thank you, Ms. Hung, for coming in to read to our class!! 

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 Noted journal, 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: Students should complete the poster with facts about the student. The student may draw and color pictures, or printed photos may be glued on.

  • Bring a Share Item: Students may choose to bring a small item to show and share with the class. It could be a favorite stuffed animal, toy, award, picture, etc.

  • Bring a Favorite Book: Students may bring a favorite book he/she likes to read. We will read it during our share time.

  • Play with Mighty!: Student gets to play with little Mighty all weekend long, taking him on adventures, family outings, playdates, story time, etc. With the help of a grownup at home, the student will write a brief summary of their weekend adventure with Mighty.

Parents: If you are available, you are to invited to visit with your child on the Friday (the last day your child is Mighty Mustang) during Calendar/Mighty Mustang Share Time. Please email me to let me know if you are able to come! We will take a photo and feature you in the photo gallery below! 

Valentine's Day Mailboxes

Our Valentine's Day party will take place on Wednesday, February 14th. Here is a fun homework project to get ready for Valentine's Day. Spend time with your child to wrap an old cereal box to hold Valentine's Day grams! Here are some basic steps:

  1. Your child may use any old cardboard cereal box. Cracker, cookie, or shoe boxes will work also!

  2. Cut off the four flaps at the top or help your child by cutting open the box to his/her design of choice.

  3. Help your child wrap the box with colored paper. Your child could use construction paper (I will send home pink/red construction paper in the Conduits to use) or your child could use his/her favorite colorful gift wrap paper), and be in charge of the scotch tape!

  4. Bring in the wrapped box by Tuesday, February 13th.

  5. We will decorate the boxes in class during our party and have them ready to collect our Valentine's Day cards!

(If you have any Valentine's Day related stickers, red/pink ribbon, foam cut-outs, etcetera, and are willing to donate them, please send them in with your child)

Take a look at some examples.

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 in their Conduits containing login information (note: this program is not for everyone, and so if you do not receive an email or information in the Conduits, 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.
  • Click "Next" 
  • Type in student's ID number as the password- 9-digit number

Monthly Family Time Reading Logs

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 due date.

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

Book Baggies

Periodically, Book Baggies will be sent home with your child. They are ziplock bags with either yellow, green, or blue reading log sheets inside. You will also find a book that your child has practiced reading in class that day. 

When these baggies come home, please practice reading the enclosed book or Scholastic magazine with your child multiple times. Complete the paper form with the date, title of the text, how many times you and your child read together, if your child read it easily/fluently or with difficulty, and your signature. Return the completed form and the Book Baggie to school the next day. 


  • Any published or bound books (like our Houghton Mifflin reading series) must be returned to school in the Book Baggie the next day. We only have a limited number of copies of these books, and they belong to Woodbury Elementary. 
  • Any paper copy booklets (like xeroxed copied books or the Scholastic magazines) can be kept at home to read again and again.