Week of April 19



Wednesday –Eagle store, Chapel has been moved to Friday

Friday- wear purple! and Chapel

SAVE THE DATES – Field Trip:  We are going on the Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour on Monday, May 2nd.  Permission slips will go home soon.

Test Schedule:


Tuesday- Handwriting Test, Reading Comprehension

Wednesday- Math Test, Math Speed Drills, Language Test

Thursday- Phonics Tests- written and oral, Spelling Test

Friday- Bible Story Test, Memory Verse, Science Test


Homework (material to review and practice for tests)

Seatwork- Each week, I will send home any unfinished worksheets that students have not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only a page or two a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning. Also, I will send home checked seatwork to use to review.

Mathwritten-place value, setting the minute hand on clocks, identifying greater than and less than, solving story problems with facts that are not needed, counting by 5s, subtracting and adding 2-digit numbers, adding with carrying, adding 3 two-digit numbers, adding and subtracting 3 numbers, addition and subtraction facts Families 1-12; and Speed Drill – students have 2 minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these) including adding and subtracting up to 3 numbers

PHONICS:  For written test– write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9,10,11,12), write words with special sounds and spelling words, and oral test -practice reading one-and two-syllable words with one or two vowels, and words with special sounds from Chart 6,7,8,9,10,11.

The Handbook for Reading (apple book) is your “Phonics Bible”. Have your child read letter sounds, blends with long and short vowel sounds, and words to you. You could also dictate sounds, blends, and clue words for special sounds to your child for him/her to write. Your child should be memorizing the special sounds and clue words for Charts 6 and 7.  We learn these so that students can use this when sounding out new words.  They should read each special sound and clue word and then spell them (example:  “ck in duck, c – k”).  You could make a matching game with the clue words on one type of card and the special sounds on another, mix them up, and have your child match the clue word with the special sound.  Note:  blends should be read as one sound, not sounding out each letter (example:  “la”, not “l – a”).

Spelling: For homework, I sent home a Spelling Bee sheet. Students need to write their words 3 times by Thursday and return in their red folder on Thursday for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: List 26- hoping, hopping, hoped, hopped, tapping, taping, liked, skipped, getting, baking, named, raking, saved, were, some

Bible verse:  Exodus 20: 16, “Do not give false testimony against your neighbor. “

Bible stories for this week are Mary anoints Jesus (Mark 14:3-9) and Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42), Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-46)

HANDWRITING: As a motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting does not have to do one seatwork page for handwriting.

If your child is not getting A’s on the Writing tests, he/she should practice writing at home using lined paper that we use at school (with dotted lines in the middle).  You could have your child write the spelling words, his/her name (which is also graded on the writing tests).   Using the Manuscript Guide (copy in your Orientation packet), have your child practice writing the alphabet and numbers, and words. Make sure that they are holding their pencils correctly.

Language:  Chapter 12 Test– Identifying sentences and fragments, use worksheets to review

Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. Please read the assigned pages each day from the reading calendar and initial the date on the calendar after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.

Science Chapter 8 Test on Space, will send worksheet packet home to review

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