Week of October 18

Week of October 18


Book Fair is this Week! We will go to the book fair as a class on Monday. They will also have opportunity to go to book fair the rest of the week if they bring money.

Monday 10/18- Panda Express Lunch Orders Due!

Tuesday 10/19- Kid’s Club!! Students may wear their Kids Club shirts to school. Kid’s Club is 3:30 to 4:30. You can drive through and pick up your child in the carpool line. If you have not signed up for Kid’s Club, it’s not too late! Only $15.

Wednesday 10/20 – Minister Appreciation Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required

Thursday 10/21- Dinner Bell- Panda Express for lunch! If you are not eating Panda express, please remember to bring your own lunch and drink.

Friday 10/21- Booster Bake Sale

Sunday 10/24- Tractor Treat 4pm- 6pm at First Baptist Church! Candy, Hayrides, and a family maze! I would love to see you there! Come and find me at my decorated trunk!

Test Schedule:

Monday- Handwriting Test

Tuesday- Reading Comprehension

Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)

Math Speed Drills

Language Quiz

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– counting pennies and nickels; count by 10s; fill in before and after numbers by 10s, addition and subtraction facts Families 1-7; story problems; count by ones, fives and tens; 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 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 for extra points. Each day students should study their words.

For the test this week, study these words: day, play, pray, gray, stay, spray, clay, way, stray, hay, is, are

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 34:15 “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry for help.”

Bible story for this week is Bride for Isaac (Gen 24:1-67) and Jacob and Esau part A (Gen 25:19-34)

Language: We are learning about Article Adjectives: A, An, The. We classify them with a capital A. On Wednesday, we will have a quiz classifying sentences. We are classifying sentences with Article Adjective(A)- Adjective (Adj) -Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv).

On Thursday, I will send home the worksheets we have done in class for students to use to review for test on next Monday.

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?). 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. 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.

Science: We have been learning about birds. We will be finishing our bird booklet this week and will send it home by Friday to use to review for test next week.


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