Week of May 2


Monday, May 2 – Field Trip:  Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour. Don’t forget to bring a bag lunch!

Wednesday –Chapel and Eagle store

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, measures quiz


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, place value, count by 10s, counting money, identifying greater than and less than, solving story problems, adding 2- and 3-digit numbers, adding with carrying, adding and subtracting 3 or 4 numbers, addition and subtraction family 13 facts, 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

Measures Quiz- identifying measures such as 1 foot=12 in., 1 yard=3 feet, 1 pint=2 cups, 1 gallon=4 quarts, 1 pound=16oz, 1 hour=60min. etc, will send home a worksheet to review

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 28- church, choose, chin, chest, bench, which, such, much, rich, patch, ditch, stitch, match, Mr., Mrs.


Bible: Bible verse (due in two weeks on May 13) – Matthew 22:37-39 “He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and most important commandment.  The second is like it:  Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Bible stories for this week are Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus before Council, Peter denies Jesus (Luke 22:39-54, Luke 22:54-71) and Jesus before Pilate (Mark 15:1-19)


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:  Test Chapter 13- correcting fragments by adding the missing subject or predicate and classifying sentences with adjectives in the preposition phrase. Will send home 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.

Social Studies Unit 5- Meeting new people- learning about different customs and cultures

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