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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Homework: November 7-10

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: Study flashcards for our review sight words (WENT, WHEN, WHAT, WAS, WANT,) Make Flashcards for the new letter teams (GE and GI).   Study flashcards every day. 

Phonemic Awareness: Please work with your child on the Foundational skills that he or she still needs to master (blending, segmenting, rhyming, syllables, add/change/delete a sound, etc.) Please see our Phonemic Awareness tab for ideas and tips. 

Reading: Play Smarty Ants for 10-15 minutes each night. Read on RAZ-Kids. Read books from your Book Bag! Read books from your at-home book box! 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: Continue to work with your child on the writing goals they need to master. While we ARE all at different writing goals, the in-class expectation is now that each child will write three or more sentences every day. Please reinforce this at home with writing homework. 

Math: Play Dreambox for 10-15 minutes each night. Work on your child's Counting and Geometry goals from their goal sheets. Help your child master their Geometry (shape) goal by asking them to name, draw, build, and describe the following attributes:

  1. *Is the shape 2D flat or 3D solid
  2. *How many sides or faces
  3. *How many vertices
  4. *curved or straight lines on flat shapes
  5. *what shape are the faces on 3D solid shapes
  6. *Does the 3D solid shape roll, slide, or stack? 

Keep going over those Daily Math worksheets that go home each day to see if your child needs help with a particular skill. Remember to check the back to see our Math Talk of the day. 

We have been working on positional words and naming shapes.  For example:  the sphere is behind the fence, the rhombus is above the lamp.  Students have an easier time with this when the positional word is given - (Draw a circle next to the tree) but when students need to describe the position themselves it becomes much more difficult.  Practice having your child tell you where things are using the following positional words:

  1. *in front of
  2. *behind
  3. *between
  4. *next to
  5. *above
  6. *below
  7. *beside
  8. *left
  9. *right

QR Codes: Download and print the QR Code practice pages on ParentSquare. Work on these pages together. 

Turn-In Homework: A few weeks ago, I asked you to start thinking about your community service project that will be due in May. It is a good idea to think about it early and maybe even log a few hours. For homework this week, please write your plan for your community service project - one or a few sentences about what you plan to do. Here is a link to our Sharing Paper


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