Week of October 4
Wednesday is Chapel- parents are welcome to attend but mask required
Thursday, October 7- Spirit Day
Friday, October 8- No School
Monday- Handwriting Test
Tuesday- Reading Comprehension
Math Speed Drills
Wednesday-Math Tests (written and oral)
Bible Story Test
Bible Memory Verse Test
Thursday- Phonics- written and oral
Homework (material to review and practice for tests)
Seatwork- Last week, I sent home any unfinished worksheets that students had not finished in class for homework. If your child has a lot of pages, I encourage them to do only one or two pages a night. Please use these pages to review and practice the concepts we are learning.
Math– written– counting pennies and dimes together; count by 10s; addition and subtraction facts Families 1-6; story problems; fill in missing numbers in a sequence; 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) 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.
Phonics quiz- marking vowels in one-vowel and two-vowel words. One vowel rule: if only 1 vowel in a word, then vowel is short sound. If word has 2 vowels, then first vowel is long sound and second vowel is silent.
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: bean, made, cat, kick, cone, keep, cute, boat, man, sun, the, a
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.
Social Studies: We will be finishing Unit 1- learning about rules and laws in school and in our community. I will send home a vocabulary list for Unit 1. We will have a quiz with these words and definitions next week.
Bible: Bible verse: Psalm 34:13 ” Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.”
Bible story for this week is Abraham’s Guests Destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:1- 33 and Gen.19: 1-4, 9-29).
Language: We are learning about adjectives. We are classifying sentences with Adjective (Adj) -Subject Noun (SN)—Verb (V)—Adverb (Adv). See worksheets that I send home. 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.