Spare Uniform: I recommend that you put a pair of uniform bottoms and underwear in a ziplock bag and keep it in your child’s bookbag in case of bathroom accidents. Also, it is a good idea for your child to bring the uniform sweater/hoodie each day, even in warm weather, because the air conditioning may be too chilly for your child.
BOXTOPS: If you purchase items with the school donation box tops on them, collect them, put them in a ziplock with your child’s name on it, and send it in. We get money for our school that way, and Ms. Judi gives treats once a month at lunchtime for kids who brought in box tops that month.
NO SCHOOL MONDAY – LABOR DAY
Class Pictures will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 10th.
Interim grade reports go home on Friday, Sept. 11th.
SNACKS (bring in 15 individually-wrapped snacks)
Monday: NO SCHOOL
TEST AND HOMEWORK SCHEDULE – WEEK OF SEPT. 8 – 11, 2020
Tuesday: Language test (Chap. 2) – Mrs. Delaughter’s class only
Wednesday: Reading Comprehension test
Thursday: Phonics Test – written test –write vowel sounds, blends, 3-letter words; oral test – read 15 words with long and short vowels; Spelling Test – blends and 3-letter words
Friday: Bible memory verse and Bible story test (see below)
Homework (week of Sept. 8 – 11, 2020):
Bible: This week’s memory verse is John 3:16 For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. This week’s Bible stories are “Noah and the Ark” (Genesis 5:32, Gen. 6:5 – 8:21, Gen. 9:12 – 17) and “The Tower of Babel” (Gen. 9:1; 9:7; 11:1-9).
Next week’s Bible verse is Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!”
Phonics/Spelling: We are practicing blends (at least one consonant and one vowel) and writing one- and two-vowel words (Handbook pages 41-58). Practice the K/C rule – K comes before i and e, C before the other three: a, o, and u (Handbook pg. 31). Practice Chart 6 (Handbook for Reading (pages 60); your child should learn each special sound, the clue word that goes with it, and how to spell it. You could dictate blends and one- and two-vowel words to your child and have him/her sound them out and write them. Spelling list 1 will be introduced on Thursday for testing the following Thursday. You child should practice Spelling words every day (have child write words as you dictate them or spell them to you orally).
Spelling List 1 (for next week’s Phonics and Spelling tests): man, ran, sun, bus, hot, net, sit, cub, a, the, have, you, are, is, I.
Reading: If your child is having difficulty with blends or one- and two-vowel words, use the Handbook as practice for your child. I suggest you purchase/make sight word flashcards and help your child work on these. Help your child learn the special sounds and clue words for Chart 6. You could help your child make flashcards with the special sound on one side and the clue word on the other. On future tests, I will ask the students to write the special sound in the word I say, so they need to be able to identify the sound and spell it.
Language: We begin Chap. 3 next week where adverbs are introduced. We will be writing sentences with subject noun-verb-adverb format (SN-V-Adv) adding our new chap. 3 vocabulary list (slowly, girls, fast, ate, today, birds, talked, bugs, away, men, loudly, frogs, hopped) to the words from Chap. 2. The vocabulary lists do not need to be memorized–we will not have spelling tests with these lists. We use vocabulary lists in class when putting sentences together. You could have your child write sentences with Subject Noun-Verb-Adv format (example: Girls swam slowly.) and make sure your child starts each sentence with a capital letter and ends them with a period. Make sure your child writes his/her letters correctly, too. If you would like to have a copy of the Shurley English textbook that we use to help you review concepts with your child, let me know and I will check one out to you.