Fall Fest – Thursday, Oct. 15th – students may wear long jeans and a “country” shirt (or regular uniform). We will have fun activities outside on the track for the kids.
SNACKS: 15 students
TESTS AND HOMEWORK – WEEK OF OCT. 12 – 16, 2020
Wednesday: Reading Comp test
Thursday: Phonics –write blends, write words (study Chart 6 – 8); words from Spelling List 5; Spelling Test on Spelling List 5
Friday: Bible story test and memory verse (see below)
Bible: This week’s memory verse is Psalm 34:14 “Turn away from evil and do what is good; seek peace and pursue it.” The Bible story is “Isaac and Ishmael” (Genesis 21:1-21).
Next week’s memory verse: Psalm 34:15 “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry for help.”
Phonics/Spelling: Practice Charts 6 – 8; practice blends in Handbook for Reading; say short and long vowel words to your child and have him/her sound them out and write them; practice Spelling words every day (have child write words as you dictate them or spell them to you orally). Read words to your child from the Handbook and have him/her write the special sound(s) they hear in the words.
Spelling List 5 (for test Thurs.) – day, play, pray, gray, stay, spray, clay, way, stray, hay, to, you, have, does, for
Spelling List 6 (to be introduced Thurs. for next week’s test) – cuff, puff, stuff, sniff, cross, bless, will, well, bell, doll, your, of, said, says, has
Language: We started Chapter 5, which introduces Article Adjectives (a, an, the). Review worksheets that are sent home.
Reading: I will have a new Reading homework calendar on Monday. Encourage expression, speed, and fluency. WE WILL NOW START ACCELERATED READING FOR MOST STUDENTS. Each student took the computerized STAR Reading test to determine each students reading level range (ZPD). I sent home your child’s score. A couple of students were not able to complete the test, so they will need to work with me during DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read) as well as in reading group to improve their reading skills. The rest of the class will start reading books from our class library within their reading range and taking a reading comprehension quiz on each book they read using I-pads we have in the classroom. I will not be taking a grade specifically for AR this 9-weeks, but you will see your child’s reading comprehension skills improve significantly. Look on the school website to see how to sign up for Home Connect, which will enable you to receive an email with a score each time your child takes an AR quiz. First grade books are short, so the quizzes have 5 questions. If the student gets all 5 questions right, he/she earns a half of a point (.5). The accuracy percentage goal is 90% to 100%. All AR quizzes are taken in class at school, so there is no extra homework for you to do with your child for this.