Week of April 4
Wednesday – No Chapel, chapel will be on Friday
Thursday- Got Game
Friday- Chapel at 1:20pm, after chapel we will our class Easter Party
Christian/ Easter T-shirt
Next Kids’ Club – Tues., April 19th, 3:20 – 4:30 – kids can wear their Kids’ Club shirts if they want.
School closed for Easter holiday – Monday, April 11th – Monday, April 18th, reopening Tuesday, April 19th.
Got Game – Thursday, April 7th.
SAVE THE DATES – Got Game Thursday, April 7th and our field trip, THE SWAMP TOUR, is Monday, May 2nd. More info to come.
Monday- Handwriting Test
Tuesday- Reading Comprehension
Wednesday- Math Test, Math Speed Drills, Phonics oral test
Friday- Bible Story Test, Memory Verse
Phonics- written and oral
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.
Math– written-subtracting and adding 2-digit numbers, adding and subtracting 3 numbers, counting by 2s, counting money, identify shapes, place value, fractions; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-12; story problems with addition or subtraction; 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), 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 25- hope, hopes, hoped, hoping, like, likes, liked, liking, shaking, making, hiking, coming, smiled, been, any
Bible: Bible verse: Exodus 20: 13-15 “ Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal.”
Bible stories for this week are Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19-31), Rich young ruler (Luke 18:18-27) and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)
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: we will continue Chapter 12 this week– Identifying sentences and fragments
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 We will start Chapter 8: Space