This week in class:
Phonics- "Wh" sound at the beginning/ ending of words. Students will also learn how to spell their memory words. We will continue to review other digraphs we have learned so far ("ch" and "sh")
Reading- "Ben's Shop"/ "What Can You Get for a Nickel?" (fictional passages)/ "Money" (nonfictional passage. Students will identify story elements, focusing on the setting.
LA/ Writing- Writing & answering questions
Religion- We Praise the Lord
Math- Solving addition sentences. Students will learn a variety of strategies, including drawing pictures, using numberlines and counting on.
Social Studies- American Symbols/ Const. Week
Science- Plant Parts/ Life Cycle
Every Monday your child will receive a homework packet that is due on Friday. It is important students turn in their homework on time. I have included a recommended schedule, but homework can be completed in any order. I suggest reading the Backpack Page every night to help improve fluency! Please continue reading 15 minutes every night with your child. The fluency page can count towards the 15 minute nightly reading requirement. Memory words (found at the bottom of this post) are high-frequency words that children are taught to recognize by sight. These words are either phonetically irregular and can't be decoded, or they contain letter sounds that haven't been taught yet. Practicing memory words on a regular basis can help improve your child's reading!
**Remember, students should be choosing an item from their spelling menu every night (Monday-Wednesday), resulting in 3 items completed and turned in as part of their homework. Thursday can be used as a night to study for the test on Friday. The spelling menu should remain in students' homework folder or in a safe place at home, so that you may refer to it on a weekly basis. If you need an additional copy, please send me an email so I can send another one home with your child.
Memory words: where, what, why, when, which, who
Spelling words: where, what, why, when, which, who, cash, crash, dash, trash
Please check and sign your child's planner every night. Initial their green behavior chart nightly as well.
Progress reports went home last Friday. Please sign and return by Friday, September 20th.