SNACKS: 15 students
TESTS AND HOMEWORK – WEEK OF OCT. 19 – 23, 2020
Wednesday: Reading Comprehension
Thursday: Phonics – written test – write blends, write words (study Chart 6 – 8); words from Spelling List 6; Spelling Test on Spelling List 6
Friday: Bible story test and memory verse (see below)
Bible: This 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.” Bible stories are “Offering of Isaac” Genesis 22:1-14; Heb. 11:17-19) and “A Bride for Isaac” (Genesis 24:1-67).
Next week’s verse is “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them from all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17
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 6 (for this week’s test) – cuff, puff, stuff, sniff, cross, bless, will, well, bell, doll, your, of, said, says, has
Spelling List 7 (to be introduced Wed. for next week’s test) – be, he, me, by, my, cry, try, go, no, so, one, two, once, only, because
Language: See your child’s Take Home folder for a list of the year’s vocabulary words and a note about helping your child write sentences correctly. We did an exercise today where students wrote an original sentence, and then traded with a neighbor and checked the work. I’m trying to teach them to proofread their work and spot their mistakes before they hand it in. I included this page in the Take Home folder so you can see if your child has mastered the skill of writing a sentence in the correct format and with a capital and period.
Reading: See the Reading Homework calendar for each day’s homework pages. Initial the date after listening to your child read. Your child should be reading fluently and with expression. THE KIDS ARE REALLY EXCITED TO BE STARTING ACCELERATED READING! We did not do reading groups this week, so I won’t have a reading grade. Instead I let the kids read books within their levels and take the quizzes. If they get 100%, they earn a half a point (80% earns .4 and on down). I won’t take a grade for AR this 9-weeks, but I will start in the 3rd 9-weeks. Sign up for Home Connect so you can receive an email when your child takes a quiz with his/her score.