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Friday, September 2, 2016

Homework: September 5-9

Please take a moment to read each section of homework. I understand this can be very overwhelming. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Flashcards: Please make flashcards for our sight words of the week (LOOK, HERE, THIS), our letter team of the week (CH and OO) and our word family (AM - Pam, Sam, ram, 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, beginning/middle/ending sounds, and adding, changing and deleting sounds in words.  Please see our Phonemic Awareness tab for ideas and tips. 

Reading: On Friday, your child brought home an envelope with little paper books that we have been working on in class. These can now live at home in your special book box you made a few weeks ago! Have your child practice reading these books at home. In addition, we are starting to bring home book bags on Tuesday. Book bags will come home every day and need to be returned every day. Inside of your child's book bag will be a book we are working on in class. This may be another paper book or it may be a book chosen from our classroom library. Please have your child read these books to you every day. More information about book bags will be sent home Tuesday. 
Reading homework every week will include Smarty Ants. 

Please also continue to read on Smarty Ants and RAZ-Kids. Information about how to log on is below... 

Username: Bess
Password: read

Class Log-in: mrsbess (no spaces!)
Password: abc

Writing: Our writing homework will change throughout the year and may look different for each student since each student may be at a different place developmentally. I would like all students to practice writing your name with an uppercase only at the beginning. Practice writing your ABC's both uppercase and lowercase. You can also practice writing your sight words of the week in a short sentence. We are learning to start our letters at the TOP! Keep practice writing the ABCs uppercase and lowercase letters!

Math: Practice counting 1-30 or higher. Make number flashcards and have your child identify numbers out of order. Practice number writing - your child took a Number Writing Assessment in class and these will also come home on Monday so you can see what needs to be practiced! 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?" Your child will also be bringing home "Daily Math" practice pages that we do every morning in class. Please take a moment to go over these practice pages to see if there is anything specific your child needs to work on. Remember to check the back to see our Math Talk of the day.  

Please continue to log on to Dreambox for extra math practice each night. Log-in Information is below... 

Our school code is: X2we/inlandlcs

QR Codes: Our class uses a LOT of QR codes in our learning.  Mrs. Stanley has created many QR code activities for all of our kindergarten students to scan and work on at home. Each week, these will be uploaded on ParentSquare. Please print these pages for your child to work on at home each week. One great idea is to put these pages in sheet protectors and add these pages into a binder for your child to refer to all year long. 

Turn-In Homework: This week, we will be discussing the next letter or our leadership, ROAR: O - OWN YOUR ACTIONS. Please write one sentence about how you can own your actions at school or at home. 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.

Note: If you visit the following link (Sharing Paper), you'll find a great printable writing page with a spot for writing and for a picture! Feel free to print off a bunch of these pages to use for turn in writing homework each week :) 


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