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Covered Concepts:

Every child needs to practice skills at home.

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Basic Ideas...

Have your child become the teacher; allow them to teach the newly learned skills to you.  Ask questions - they should be able to tell you something about school each day.

If they see that you're not interested in the homework then they won't be interested either.

Encourage them to try; it's ok to make mistakes.

MAKE IT FUN!!!

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Week 38 = May 23 - May 26 

Week 37 = May 16 - May 20

Spelling Words – Review of all word families tested to date (that, when, flop, slug, twig)Sight Words - (come, little, have, look, here)Bonus Words - Friday, Saturday, black, nine, ten

Week 36 = May 9 - May 13

Spelling Words - “-ug” family (bug, hug, mug, tug, slug)Sight Words - (one, little, are, here, off)Bonus Words - Thursday, purple, red, seven, eight

Week 35 = May 2 - May 6

Spelling Words - “-op” family (top, hop, mop, pop, flop)Sight Words (see, look, come, for, me)Bonus Words - Wednesday, blue, five, six

Week 34 = April 25 - April 29

Spelling Words - “-ig” family (big, pig, wig, dig, twig)Sight Words - (have, do, what, no, see)Bonus Words - Tuesday, green, four, five

Week 33 = April 18 - April 22

Spelling Words - “-en” family (ten, pen, men, den, when)Sight Words - (go, we, on, to, you)Bonus Words - Monday, orange, two, three

Week 32 = April 11 - April 15

Spelling Words - “-at” family (bat, fat, hat, rat, that)Sight Words - (a, my, the, I, like)Bonus Words - Sunday, red, zero, one

Week 31 = April 4 - April 8

Review Kk / ug word family / Review Oo / addition 0-10 / Practice Spelling Test on Fri. / Assembly

Week 30 = March 28 - April 1

April Fools theme books / Review Hh / Picture Day Tues. / Begin Addition / op word family / Review Bb / adding more sight words

Week 29 = March 21 - March 25

Spring theme books / review of classroom expectations and rules / Review Ll / Home Town Heroes-Seatbelts / Signs of Spring book / Sea Life Field Trip!

SPRING BREAK!

Week 28 = March 7 - March 11

St. Patrick's Day theme books / Review skills for centers / Review Ii / Character Counts Kickball Wed. / Student Conferences Thurs. and Fri.

Week 27 = Feb 28 - March 4

Review Gg / telling time to the hour / ot word family / Review Ff / Thursday is Curriculum Night-Reading Skills

Week 26 = Feb 22 - Feb 25

Presidents' Day theme books / Review Nn / ig word family / measurement of objects / Overall Skills Assessment Page / Review Dd /

Week 25 = Feb 14 - Feb 18

Review Aa / Home Town Heroes-Bike Safety / in word family / Valentine's Day Party - Pizza Day / math-vocab words=longer/shorter/taller/etc. / Bus Evacuation / Review Nn /

Week 24 = Feb 7 - Feb 11

Valentine's Day theme books / en word family / Feb. Home Project-heart sent home / Review Pp / Review Cc / dentist presentation / Feb. Project Due / Progress Reports sent home Friday /

Week 23 = Jan 31 - Feb 4

Black History theme books (for the month) / an word family / Review Rr / start journal writing / Review Tt / Sub on Friday

Week 22 = Jan 24 - Jan 28

at word family / Review Mm / 100th Day of School is Tues. / Review Ss / Read to Kids Day is Fri.

Week 21 = Jan 18 - Jan 21

MLK books / Review letters - names, sounds, words / Snowman Project!!! / start Squiggle Books / Pencil Boxes

Week 20 = Jan 10 - Jan 14

DIBELS TESTING / letter Qu / letter Uu / ALPHABET COMPLETE!!! / Class Picture Day is Tues. / Home Town Heroes-Stranger Danger / Jan. Project Due

Week 19 = Jan 4 - Jan 7

Winter/Snowman-theme books / review rules, procedures, and expectations / letter Zz / Character Counts Week-wear colored shirts / Honor Assembly Fri. at 9:30 / Report Cards sent Home / Jan. Home Project-snowman sent home 

WINTER BREAK!

Week 18 = Dec 13 - Dec 17

Review Week / Assessments / Holiday Projects / Muppet Movie Thurs. - wear pjs / AM kids only on Friday / BMX show Fri. at 8:30

Week 17 = Dec 6 - Dec 10

letter Ee / letter Yy / Holiday Program - 9th / Dec. Project due 

Week 16 = Nov 29 - Dec 3

Winter Holiday-theme books / letter Vv / Nov. Reading Log due / letter Jj / Dec. Home Project-holiday tree sent home

Week 15 = Nov 22 - Nov 24

Thanksgiving-theme books / letter Xx / Friendship Stew! 

Week 14 = Nov 15 - Nov 19

Substitute on Mon. and Tues. / reading centers / math centers / Agriculture Presentation / Progress Reports go home

Week 13 = Nov 8 - Nov 12

Veteran's Week - Mon.=wear camo Tues.=wear red-white-blue Wed.= wear uniform Thurs.=no school Fri.= wear Ellsworth shirt / letter Oo / Assembly on Tues. / Picture retakes on Wed. / Finish Math Chap 1-positional words / letter Ww / Nov. Project due

Week 12 = Nov 1 - Nov  5

Desert/Arizona-theme books / Oct. Reading Log due / letter Bb / Math Chap 1-positional words / letter Kk / Nov. Home Project-Turkey sent home / LETTER CARDS SENT HOME

Week 11 = Oct 25 - Oct 29

School Pictures sent home / letter Ll / PINK OUT DAY! / Kiss the PIG money due / Harvest Party! / letter Hh / Book Fair Ends / Math Chap 1-positional words / FALL CARNIVAL-10am-2pm

Week 10 = Oct 19 - Oct 22

Halloween-theme books / letter Ff / Math-picture-number matching / see a letter, name a word / Book Fair Begins / letter Ii / Introduce color words / Bus Evacuation Drill / October Project Due / SIGHT WORDS SNET HOME / High School Football Game-7pm

 FALL BREAK!

Week 9 = Oct 4 - Oct 8

Parent-Teacher Conferences / Agriculture Presentation / Review letters / Picture Day / Oct. Home Project sent home-Pumpkin-Witch-Cat / Awards Assembly / Character Counts Campout Movie / No school for PM kids on Thursday / No school for AM kids on Friday 

Week 8 = Sept 27 - Oct 1

FALL-theme books / Book-in-a-Bag sent home / home safety / Lockdown Drill / letter Gg / Review letters- M-S-R-T-P-C-A-N-D-G / homework packet due / Sept. Reading Log due

Week 7 = Sept 20 - Sept 24

Last group to get first jobs / name game / Letter Nn / Picture Cards - name the beginning letter-sound / change of seasons / fire drill / Adopt A Soldier assembly / Letter Dd / Fundraiser assembly / Kathy Ferguson book presentation / Quarterly Assessment pages finished

Week 6 = Sept 13 - Sept 17

Different kids get jobs / Letter Aa / DIBELS Results sent home / Rhyming words / Patterns / Letter Cc / Number assessment / Ms. C's class wins 1st attendance race! / 2 week homework packet sent home

Week 5 = Sept 7 - Sept 10

First Job Selections / Review letters Mm, Ss, Rr, Tt / Letter Pp / Phone Number list sent home / writing numbers 0-10 / Sept. Home Project sent home-Apple / counting 0-20 & 10-0 / First Progress Reports sent home

Week 4 = Aug 30 - Sept 3

FISH-theme books / letter Rr / first color-cut-glue paper / File-folder games / Tearing paper Rainbow with 3rd grade buddies / writing numbers 6-10 / Letter Tt / counting 1-20 and 10-0

Week 3 = Aug 23 - Aug 27

Review rules and procedures / return first library books / letter Ss / counting / Safety / Fish Tales-Arizona Fish presentation / Introduction to classroom library / Writing our names-first and last / First Homework due Friday

Week 2 = Aug 16 - Aug 20

Review rules and procedures / first week of specials-library for everyone / letter Mm / counting to 10 / writing numbers 0-5 / Fire Drill / Started Behavior Charts / Began perfect attendance race / First time using the Smartboard! / Character Counts Assembly / First Homework sent home

Week 1 = Aug 9 - Aug 13

SCHOOL-theme books / School and Classroom Rules / Classroom procedures-where things go / write the alphabet / write numbers 0-10 / practice coloring and cutting / playground rules / school tour / turned in lots of forms / finished our "people project"

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COVERED CONCEPTS...

Reading... recognize the NAME and SOUND of capital/uppercase and lowercase letters (Mm,Ss,Rr,Tt,Pp,Cc,Aa,Nn,Dd,Gg,Ff,Ii,Ll,Hh,Bb,Kk,Oo,Ww,Xx,Vv,Jj,Ee,Yy,Zz,Qq,Uu), Identify Beginning/initial sounds of words-(cat= /c/, dad= /d/,…), rhyming words-(dog-log=yes, pot-pan=no), read nonsense/made-up words-(zam,wef,yid,lon,gup,…), repeat sounds heard in words-(dog= /d/ /o/ /g/, mom= /m/ /o/ /m/,…), sight words-(a,my,the,I,like,go,we,on,to,you,have,do,what,no,see,look,come,for,me,one,little,are,here) extra words-(mom,dad,cat,dog,he,she,boy,girl,...) colors-(red,blue,yellow,orange,purple,green,black,white,pink,gray,brown,tan) numbers-(zero,one,two,three,four,five,six,seven,eight,nine,ten) days-(yesterday,today,tomorrow,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday) months-(January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December)

Writing...First Name and Last Name-(proper size and form), numbers (0-31), letters(Mm,Ss,Rr,Tt,Pp,Cc,Aa,Nn,Dd,Gg,Ff,Ii,Ll,Hh,Bb,Kk,Oo,Ww,Xx,Vv,Jj,Ee,Yy,Zz,Qq,Uu), Copying words, Copying sentences, Journal writing -with matching picture and today's date, Fill-in-the-blank sentences, Writers Workshop (idea list-brainstorm in a web-write rough draft-add detail-edit for spelling,capital letters,punctuation-Publish and draw picture), sight words-to include colors and numbers zero-ten, Picture Starter Stories,

Math... names of colors, counting and recognizing 0 to 100, writing 0-31, extending-creating-matching patterns-(ex. @#@#@#_ ), sorting-(by color-size-shape-etc. and by multiple attributes), vocabulary-(left-between-right, top-middle-bottom, more than-as many-fewer than, most-least, on-below, over-under, inside-outside, near-far, big-small, huge-tiny, longer-shorter-taller, empty-full...), measurement-using objects(how many pencils wide is the classroom)-size(comparing)-weight-(comparing)-capacity(comparing),time-(to the hour-O'clock and to the half hour-thirty),money-(name and value of coins and $1 bill) (penny-1 cent,brown,smooth edge/nickel-5 cents,gray,smooth edge/dime-10 cents,grayribbed edge,smallest coin/quarter-25 cents,gray,ribbed edge,largest coin),basic shapes-(names,# of sides/edges,example of each) (circle-no sides,a frisbee/oval-no sides,a bathroom sink/triangle-3 sides,a yeild sign/square-4 sides,a window/rectangle-4 sides,a door/rhombus-4 sides, a kite/octogon-8 sides,a stop sign),solid figures-(names,shape/# of a sides,can it roll/stack/slide) (sphere-no sides,will roll/cylinder-2 sides,will roll,stack,and slide/cone-1 side,will roll in a circle and slide/cube-6 sides,can stack and slide/rectangular prism-6 sides, can stack and slide/pyramid-5 sides,can slide only),symmetry-(draw a line) (make sides look the same) ,equal parts-(halves,thirds,fourths) (all pieces must be the same size),counting by 2s-5s-10s, completing a 100's chart-(finding numbers and patterns), Addition 0-12-with words,numbers,symbols-(2 and 2 is 4 / two and two more equals four / 2+2=4),1 more,2 more/1 fewer/less,2 fewer/less,(1 more than 5 is, 7 and 2 equals/one less than 8 is, 2 fewer than 4 is),subtraction 0-12-with words,numbers,symbols-(4 subtract 2 is 2 / four take-away two equals two / 4-2=2),...

Calendar Skills... days of the week, months of the year, yesterday was-today is-tomorrow will be, weather, seasons, patterns-normal ABAB, ABBABB, and ABCABC as well as growing-ABAABAAAB, sign language (numbers 0-10 and alphabet - with animal), names and value of our 4 coins, where Arizona is, …

Health...hand washing, coughing-sneezing, tissue and sanitizer use, flushing when done, brushing teeth/flossing, fire safety tips, lockdown safety tips, healthy bodies-(food,exercise,sleep - hands away from mouth,eyes,nose), healthy classroom-(things put away,cleaned=safe),No to smoking/drugs, No talking to Strangers, Gun Safety, Water Safety, Bicycle Safety, etc...

Science...where animals live, senses-(hearing,sight,taste,touch,smell), planets and stars, how/what animals eat, paper money is not made of paper, how trees grow, how butterflies and frogs change,...

Social Studies...jobs people have, various holidays, family dynamics, college, recycling, similarities and differences between students and their schools, American symbols, Arizona symbols,...

Art...coloring in the lines with appropriate colors, tearing/cutting-glueing paper, turning shapes/squiggles into pictures, watercolor and washable paints, glitter, paydough creations, folding paper, creating with everyday items,... 

Every child needs to practice skills at home.  

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