Week of March 28
Monday- Pasta for Lunch Tuesday orders Due
Wednesday – Chapel
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, Swamp Tour, is Monday, May 2nd. More info to come.
Monday- Handwriting Test
Tuesday- Reading Comprehension
Wednesday- Math Test, Math Speed Drills
Thursday- Phonics- written and oral
Friday- Bible Story Test, Memory Verse
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, telling time, identify the number that is greater with a greater than or less than symbol, counting ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc), counting by 2s; 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 letter sounds, write special sounds in words (study Chart 6, 7,8,9,10,11), write words with special sounds and spelling words, identify and circle special sounds in 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 24- hop, hops, hopped, hopping, rub, rubs, rubbed, rubbing, skipped, hitting, hugged, getting, pinned, don’t, were
Bible: Bible verse: Exodus 20: 12 “Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
Bible stories for this week are Jesus’ transfiguration (Matthew 16:13-18, 17:1-19) and Jesus heals the lepers (Mark 1:40-45; Luke 17:11-19)
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 start Chapter 12 this week and quiz on Thursday – Identifying sentences and fragments
We classify sentences in the same way EVERY time by asking these questions: First, find the Subject noun SN (which answers the question What or Who); then Verb V (Action – what did the subject DO?); then Adverb Adv (which answers questions How? When? Where?) and Adjective Adj (which answers what kind? Which one? How many?). There are no questions to find the Article Adjectives (A), we just know that we must look for A, An, The. To find the Preposition (P), look for a word that connects 2 words in the sentence and ask Whom or What after the Prep and if the answer is a noun, then it is the Preposition. To find the Object of the Preposition (OP), ask Who or What after the preposition and the noun that answers is the object of the preposition. Then we underline the complete subject once and complete predicate twice. Complete subject is the SN and everything that tells about the SN. Complete predicate is the V and all the words that tell about the V.
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 finish Chapter 7: Seasons and matter and have a test on Friday. Worksheets will be sent home to review.