Week of November 8

Week of November 8


Thursday, Nov. 11– Veteran’s Day Chapel 10am. Students may wear red, white, or blue t-shirt with uniform bottoms.

First Grade will be singing a song for the special Veterans Day chapel on Thursday, Nov. 11th.  We hope you can attend!

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Language Test

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Science Test

Thursday- Phonics- written and oral


Friday- Bible Story Test

Bible Memory Verse 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– telling time on the hour, measuring with a ruler, order of the months of the year; place value, count by 5s; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-8; story problems with addition or subtraction; oral-answer 5 addition problems, 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), write words with special sounds and spelling 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.

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: shy, she, shade, sheep, brush, fresh, this, that, then, with, of, do

HANDWRITING: As an motivation to write neatly on handwriting tests, I am allowing any student who earns an A on the handwriting can 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.

Bible: Bible verse:  Psalm 34:19 “Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”

Bible story for this week is Joseph’s dreams (Genesis 37:1-11) and Joseph sold into slavery by his brothers (Genesis 37:12-35) I will try to upload a review guide with important things to know.

Language: We are in Chapter 6- learning to capitalize names, pronoun I, and 1st word of sentence; identifying 2 kinds of sentences- statement and question and using correct ending marks for each; and classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb.

Tuesday we will have a test on Chapter 6- classifying sentences with more than one adjective and adverb and editing sentences. Students will bring home worksheets on Monday that can be used to review

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: Wednesday, we have a test on Ch. 4 Insects. Use the Insect booklet to review.


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