Week of October 11
Wednesday is Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required
Wednesday- Eagle Store
Friday Oct 15- Donuts with Mom and Dad
Christian T-shirt day
Monday- Handwriting Test
Tuesday- Reading Comprehension
Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)
Math Speed Drills
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.
Math– written– counting pennies and dimes together; count by 10s; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-7; story problems; fill in before and after numbers by ones; finding greatest and least number out of 3 numbers; 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 and 7), 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 and 7.
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. Each day students should study their words.
For the test this week, study these words: back, bake, lick, like, snack, snake, brick, clock, shake, broke, comes, is
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 34:14 “Turn away from evil and do what is good; seek peace and pursue it.”
Bible story for this week is Isaac and Ishmael (Gen 21:1-21) and Offering of Isaac (Gen 22:1-14, Heb 11:17-19).
Language: Test will be about adjectives. On Monday, I will send home a worksheet that you can use to review for the test. We are classifying sentences with Adjective (Adj) -Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv). We classify sentences in the same order EVERY time: 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?).
Reading: Comprehension Test will include a short story and questions about the story. I sent home a Reading Homework Calendar last week. Please read the assigned pages each day and initial the date after reading. The reading calendar can be folded and kept in the reader or in the red folder.