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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Homework: August 24-29

Please visit the website goorulearning.org to access our “ILCS Kindergarten" homework site.  Here you will have access to materials such as digital flash cards, books, videos, educational games as well as downloadable games, documents and much more.  You can also download the Gooru app for iPads and access all the videos and documents; the iPad does not support sites requiring Flash Player. 

Class code: QCAWKCF 
Class Name:  ILCS Kindergarten

Flashcards: Please make flashcards for our new sight words (IS THE ME OR) letter team (TH) and letter team -ap (tap, rap sap, cap, etc). Study these flashcards every day. Have your child read the word, spell the word, read the word. Please see the Sight Word tab for more flashcard ideas. We will have a spelling and dictation test on our sight words every Friday! A dictation test means we will be asking your child to dictate a sentence using the sight words of the week. We will not only be looking for the words to be spelled correctly, but also for an uppercase at the beginning, spaces between words, and a period at the end. An example of a dictation sentence may be "We can see a dog." It may be a good idea to have a practice test with your child on Thursday night! 

Phonemic Awareness:  Please see the Phonemic Awareness tab for ideas and tips on working with your child on these skills: Rhyming, Beginning/Middle/Ending Sounds, Syllables, Blending, Segmenting.  You will also find many wonderful resources for phonemic awareness activities on gooru.

Reading: Read to your child every day. Have your child find sight words in the books that you are reading. Have your child read to you every day.  You will find the poems of the week and a Fluency passage on gooru.  You can download the poems and fluency passage for your student to keep in their book box at home for additional familiar reading material.  On Friday your student will be bringing home some paper books we’ve been practicing in class.  These books should be read each night. 

Math: Practice counting 1-30 or higher, identify numbers out of order (make number flashcards!), number writing practice, and practice drawing shapes or make them out of play dough or craft sticks, and name the different attributes each shape has.  For example, “What shape has three sides?”  “What shape has four vertices with two long sides and two short sides?”  “What shape has four equal sides?”  You can also find number and shape practice on gooru.  Your child will also be bringing home “Daily Math” practice pages.  Please take a moment to go over any missed problems you see on these practice pages.  We will be completing “Daily Math” practice pages in class Monday through Thursday and a “Daily Math” weekly assessment each Friday.

Writing: PRACTICE WRITING YOUR NAME with an uppercase only at the beginning. Practice writing ABC's uppercase and lowercase (Aa, Bb, Cc)  Also, practice writing your sight words of the week for the spelling test on Friday! Write sentences using your sight words and sound chart to help spell unknown words.  Keep a writing journal at home to write in each night.

Sharing: Sharing: You should have received a flyer about making a Kindergarten Book Box in your child's folder. This book box will be used to store his/her little books that we will be making throughout the year. You may use a cardboard shoe-box or plastic container. Your child may choose to paint his/her box, cover it with colored paper, wallpaper, fabric, etc. Some ideas might be to use sequins, beads, stones, gems, stickers, foam letters, and so on. Please feel free to assist your child and use your imagination to decorate! These boxes will be shared in class throughout the week. Please send these boxes to school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of this week - then they will be returned that day to live at home with you. Thank you for your support and have fun making those boxes!!


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