Friday, August 21, 2015

Homework: August 24-28

Flashcards: Please make flashcards for our sight words of the week (IS, THE, ME, OR), our letter team of the week (TH) and our word family (AP - cap, rap, tap, etc.) Study these flashcards every day. Have your child read the word, spell the word, read the word. Please see our Sight Word tab and scroll to the very bottom for more flashcards tips and ideas. We will have a Sentence Test on our sight words every Friday. A sentence test means we will be asking your child to write a sentence that we give them using our sight words of the week. We will not only be looking for correct spelling of our sight words, but also for an uppercase at the beginning, spaces between words, a proper punctuation at the end. An example of a sentence is, "We can see a man." It may be a good idea to have a practice Sentence Test with your child on Thursday night. 


Phonemic Awareness: Please work with your child on the following Phonemic Awareness skills - rhyming, blending, segmenting, syllables, and beginning/middle/ending sounds. Please see our Phonemic Awareness tab for ideas and tips. I will be doing my beginning of the year testing on Phonemic Awareness skills this week and sending home the results. That way, you will have a better idea of exactly which Phonemic Awareness skills you need to work on!


Reading: Smarty Ants is up and running! Have fun playing reading games on Smarty Ants, read to your child every day, and have your child read to you every day. Find sight words and letter teams in books, in the car as you are driving - just READ, READ, READ! 


Writing: Practice writing your name with an uppercase only at the beginning. Practice writing your ABC's both uppercase and lowercase. Practice writing your sight words of the week in a short sentence. We are learning to start our letters at the TOP! 


Math: Dreambox is up and running for you to play at home. You should also practice counting 1-30 or higher, identify numbers out of order (make number flashcards!), practice number writing, practice drawing shapes, identifying shapes, or even creating shapes out of play-dough and sticks. Ask your child to name different attributes of shapes. For example, "What shape has three sides?" or "How many vertices does a rectangle have?" Keep going over those Daily Math worksheets that go home each day to see if your child needs help with a particular skill. 

Turn-In Homework: For Turn-In Homework this week, please write one sentence about how you can demonstrate grit at home or in the classroom. Draw a picture to go with your sentence. Your child may attempt to write this sentence themselves, or you may dictate the sentence your child would like to write.

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