March 28, 2014

# Spelling Homework:

Spelling Test week of Mar. 31st – April 4th.  Practice test will be on Wednesday and the final test will be on Friday.

earth     alarm       bird    short     for

curl         fern            air       her         park

Please work on mastery of the high-frequency words.

High- Frequency word Test – Friday, April 11th

they     cold    care    began    end

also    easy    ate     long       around

The comprehension strategy we will be using is to

Synthesize: Retell

We will be writing the following words in our vocabulary journals.

I would like for the students to know the meaning of these words.

equal– Equal means “the same.”  In this country, children have an equal chance to go to school.

talent– A talent is a special skill that someone has such as singing.

believe – To think something very strongly is to believe.

We will be working  r-controlled vowels

ex.)     bird     card     born     tar     far     jar     dirt     short

Math Homework:

These concepts will be on the next test:

Fact triangles,  fact families,  fact platters,  domino addition,  bas-10 blocks, 3-D shape identification ( cone,  sphere,  cube,  cylinder,  pyramid)  polygons, symmetry

Practice:   Memorization of Addition and subtraction facts with flash cards.

Please make sure that your student does the math homework each evening, as it helps to reinforce each day’s lesson.

– Continue working on these skills

Students should be able to compare lengths of objects to the nearest inch.

Students should be able to:

Count up by 2s, starting at 0; at 10, at 16.

Count by 5s, starting at 10; at 45.

Start-and-stop count by 5s to 40 Now count by 1s to 46. For example: Count by 5s to 40. Stop. Then count by 1s from 41 to 46.

Count up and back by 1s on the number line.  Start with 0; with 8; with 15; with 19.

Count up and back by 1s on the number grid. Start with 0; with 17; with 28; with 35.

Tell the time by the hour, the half-hour, and to the nearest quarter hour

Count pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters making exchanges between coins and then writing the amount.

On the number grid....

Put your finger on 8. Count up 4 spaces. Where did you end up?

Put your finger on 12. Count up 2 spaces.  Where did you end up?

Put your finger on 23. Count back 14 spaces.  Where did you end up?

Writing Homework:

We are working on writing a good story using descriptive language and details.  The stories should have a definite beginning, middle, and end.   We are working on writing good sentences using capital letters at the beginning of sentences, special names, and places; and correct punctuation at the end of the sentence.  I am looking for words that the students know how to spell to be spelled consistently correct.  On all other words, the students are told to say the word and stretch it, writing all of the letters that they hear. I am looking for descriptive words within their writing.  We are working on ending the stories with some type of conclusion. ex.)  in conclusion, finally, at the end. It would be great practice for your child to get a notebook and write a story each evening.

REMINDERS

We still have several students that owe \$40.00 for first grade fees.

If a student is absent, he or she will need to bring an excuse note the day returning.