Week of May 16


Tuesday, May 17th, is the Kids’ Club Water Party, 11:30 – 1:00!  Students may wear uniform bottoms and Kids’ Club shirts to school and bring gym shorts to change into after school for the party.  Don’t forget to bring a towel.  A change of clothes is up to you, whether you want wet clothes on your car seat.  We will have refreshments and a water slide in front of the church, so you may pick up your child there at 1:00.

Monday-Thursday – School hours: 8:00-11:30am

Friday 9:00am – Elementary Award Ceremony in sanctuary. Go directly to the sanctuary, not the classroom.

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test, Language Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension, Math Speed Drills

Wednesday- Math Test, Bible Story Test

Thursday- Phonics Tests- written and oral, Spelling 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-setting time, count by fives, counting money, identifying greater than, less than or equal with numbers or math facts, adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers, adding 3 digit numbers, solving story problems, addition and subtraction facts Families 1-13; 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 10,11,12,13), 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 30- lace, face, grace, price, mice, ice, cent, city, circus, pencil, circle, bicycle, put, pull, push


Bible: Bible stories for this week are Jesus talks with the two walking to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-45), Jesus appears to his disciples (John 20:19-29, Jesus cooks fish for his disciples (John21:1-19), and Jesus ascending into heaven (Acts 1:1-11)


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:  Test on Chapter 14 in Shurley English. Review with your child the worksheets that were sent home for the test

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