Our first week of homework!!! This is a long blog...but important :)
Homework- The first page of the homework folder has a menu/guideline for one way that your child can complete the homework. One week of homework is given to you all at one time, but the menu is laid out in a way to not overwhelm your child and get them use to completing nightly homework. In 2nd grade homework is completed nightly and returned the next day. I do give out a packet because sometimes 1st graders have a bad day and can't handle any homework on one of the days and they can make-it-up on other days. Folders are due every Friday.
Each week you will find one Backpack Page that is for practicing Reading Fluency...try to read this everyday. The other 3 Backpack pages are for practicing spelling. Only return backpack pages 4 and 5 this week...every week you keep the fluency and the spelling flash cards to practice.
We will start simple and as the year goes on our Homework Menu will become a little more demanding to prepare for 2nd Grade.
This week we start with Math Facts... adding zero...please return all four math fact papers. You will find a yellow paper with numbers...this is good practice to stay on top of counting/writing numbers. When your child gets to multiplication they will already have their 2's, 5's, and 10's down.
The last bit of homework to be returned is the Reading Log. Please read to your child or have them read to you. This may include if they get on the Superkids Website, or if they practice our short vowel words(also found in the homework folder). You will be surprised at how much an extra 15 minutes of reading will help your child. Those who do not read everyday will be falling behind by November. Thank you for your help in getting your child to read fluently.
Please leave the Homework Menu and the numbers in the folder.
This week in the folder return: 4 math facts pages, spelling triangles, spelling red and blue, spelling 3x each, Backpack pages 4 and 5 and the Reading Log.....This will become very repetitive and smooth as the weeks go by.
If you have any questions please come see me.
This week in class:
Reading: "Get Fit" and "We Like Sports" We will work on Memory Words: of, no, was, put, said
Adding the letter "s" to the end of words when there are more than one
Compare and Contrast our two stories
Spelling Words: big, dig, hop, mop, tug, rug, cat, flat, best, nest
If the b's and d's are reversed the word will be marked wrong.
Writing: Adding details to a sentence, writing a list, and writing sentences about what they play and what they like to do
Math- We completed Chapter 1 and started Chapter 2--an information sheet went home today in the planner about Chapter 2.....Chapter 2 is about number bonds....learning how to take two parts and adding them to make a whole. For example, 7+3=10....7 is a part, 3 is a part and 10 is the whole.
Religion-Parts of a Mass
Social Studies- What is a Rule? Who makes the rules? Why do we follow rules? Vocabulary Words-Responsibility, Rule, Voting
Science-Parts of a plant
Art-Tying in Science with Art- Parts of a Plant Drawing/Color/Label
P.E.-Skipping, Hopping, Jumping
Things to remember:
Lunch with Mercy Raffle-$1-Going on all week during lunch
Money is donated to the SPCA.
Free Dress for $1 on Friday, money is donated to the SPCA
Also on Friday- Game Day for grades K-2, 2:30 - 3:45, this activity is $5 and includes snack. If you let me know that your child is going to game day I will take them. You do not have to pick-up your child till 3:45. As always, you may attend if you wish.
St. Vincent Lunches brought by 1st and 2nd grade. I will send a bag home on Thursday.
Have a great week,