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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Homework: January 24


Every day and each week, homework should consist of:


  • Make new flashcards for the new words and letter teams. 
  • Study flashcards EVERYDAY! 
  • Read Book Bag books 3 times each everyday! 
  • Read Fluency Passage 3 times everyday!
  • RAZ-Kids Reading and quizzes - these quizzes will come back to me so I can see how you are doing!
  • Have a parent read to child, asking HOTS comprehension questions before, during, and after reading. 
  • Initial the Reading Log

  • SPECIAL SHARING HOMEWORK: We would like our students to practice counting to 100 by collecting 100 things to bring to school. Help them choose something small like beans, buttons, Cherrios, M&Ms, etc. Help them put their collection into a paper “mystery bag” (the size of a lunch bag). When they bring it to school, the class will try to guess what they brought! Students may bring their collection in any day this week, just like they would sharing.
  • Write sight words - Practice writing your sight words of the week (challenge: write a sentence with each sight word!) Due Friday.
  • Write a story -  write a short story consisting of two-three sentences on one topic. Don't forget your details, Neat Nancy penmanship, and proper punctuation. Due Friday.
  • Take a practice spelling and dictation sentence test on Thursday to prepare for your Friday test!
  • Practice writing your LAST name - once your child can do this without support, he/she no longer needs to do this as a part of writing homework.

  • Excel Math: Our new math comes with a homework component. On most days, you will find four or five homework questions on the left side of the large math worksheet coming home in your GO Folder. Please complete these homework questions at home then return the paper to school THE FOLLOWING DAY! We have math time on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Therefore, each student will be responsible (and be rewarded for!) returning his/her completed math homework on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Mondays (Yes! You will have math homework over the weekend!) This is also great preparation for first grade. 
  • Please ALSO continue to practice math concepts ONLY AS NEEDED:
    • Write numbers 1-30 (challenge: 1-100). Focus on number reversals!
    • Read numbers 1-30 (use number flashcards if your child is still struggling with number identification out of order).
    • Practice counting 5s and 10s.
    • Practice telling time to the hour and half hour.
    • Practice counting money (pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters). 
    • Practice making patterns (AB, ABB, ABC, AAB)
    • Practice what number comes before, after, in between.
    • Practice larger than, greater than, less than, fewer than.
    • Practice days of the week and months of the year. 
    • Practice addition (story problems are great too!)
    • Practice subtraction.
    • Practice LEFT and RIGHT - for example, ask your children to raise their right hand/left hand, draw a square in the upper left corner, draw a circle in the lower right corner, etc.

Homework due Friday. Please write your name on the Reading Log and staple that to the front of homework. Thank you! 


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