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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Homework: February 7

There are a few additions to the homework in RED. Please take the time to read... Thank you!


  • 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! 
  • Read AR Book of the week! Students will have a weekly AR book living in their book bags. Please read this book every night and be ready to take your AR quiz on Thursday or Friday. 
  • 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. 

  • Sharing - This week we are going to be practicing reading, reading, and memorizing our phone numbers. For sharing, please write the following sentence: "My phone number is...." and be prepared to read it to the class. If you have multiple numbers (mom's cell, dad's cell, etc.), consider it a challenge to memorize ALL of them!
  • 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!

  • Excel Math Homework- we are now doing TWO Excel Maths a day so you will have TWO homework sections each day.
  • 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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