Week of January 24

Week of January 24

Announcements:

100th Day of School:  The 100th day of school is Wed., Jan. 26th.  Your child needs to complete a poster and attach 100 items on it (100 cotton balls, 100 stickers, 100 buttons, or whatever your child wishes).  The purpose of this project is to practice counting to 100, so let your child do the counting and recounting of the items on his/her poster.  Help your child come up with a title for the poster and write it on the poster in some way.  The kids will present their projects to the class on Wed.  They will receive Math points for this project.  Suggestion:  don’t use pennies!  They fall off easily and the poster is too heavy to hang on the wall!

Wednesday- Chapel

Eagle store

Friday- Christian T-shirt Day

Just a reminder that according to the handbook uniform policy, students should wear solid black or white athletic shoes, please.

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Bible Story Test

Language Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday- 100th Day Poster due

Math Test

Math Speed Drills

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral

Spelling

Friday- Bible Story and Memory Verse Tests

 

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-telling time to quarter past and quarter till, counting up to 200, count by 5s, identify measures such as 1 foot=12 inches, 1 yard=36 inches or 3 feet, 1 hour=60 minutes, 1 minute=60 seconds, 1 dozen=12 things; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-10; story problems with addition or subtraction; and Speed Drill – students have 1and half minutes to complete 12 addition and subtraction problems (4 sets of these)

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

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 16: a, the, come, I, you, of, one, two, what, was, said, have, give, do, to

Bible: Bible verse: Matthew 18:2-3 “Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. ‘I assure you,’ He said, ‘unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'”

Bible stories for this week are Calling the Fishermen and Matthew (Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 2:13-17, Luke 5:1-11), and First Miracle (John 2:1-11)

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 8 Test on Monday, worksheet packet was sent home last week. This week we will beginning Chapter 9- learning to identify Prepositions and Object of Prepositions

We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives, we just know that we must look for A, An, The.

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 are learning about machines- wheel and axle, lever, pulley- help us move things

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