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Lesson plans 10-10 to 10-14

http://blogs.spsk12.net/7916/files/2011/02/math-week-of-February-14-18.pdf

 Word study/Spelling Features:  Attached to this homework page is a sort of your child’s weekly words.  Tested words are as follows:

Sort 10                               Sort 65                                    Sort 22

a       i       aCe    iCe          ack      ick     ock     uck            eg     ed    en     et    

clash  mint   date   nice        black     pick    flock   pluck          beg    fed   hen    met     

band   bring  place  shine      snack     thick   shock  stuck          leg    shed  men    set

                space time                  trick            yuck                  sled   ten

          

Students will be tested on their words Friday and awarded five points for spelling each word correctly and five points for knowing the spelling feature of the words.  Additionally your child will be required to write two complete sentences (five word minimum) using two words of his/her choice.  Help your child practice his/her words and write his/her sentences by: writing sentences containing five words each; modeling correct spacing by placing one or two fingers between each word in the sentences; labeling a page with the spelling feature (listed by the word sort number), calling out the words, and having him/her write the correctly spelled words in the feature columns; cutting and sorting the words; writing each word 3X; using www.puzzlemaker.com to create a word search; using the activities on www.spellingcity.com.

 

Reading Log:  Students should be reading 15 minutes nightly using www.raz-kids.com or similar books.    

 

High-Frequency Words:  Continue to drill on any unknown sight words.  Use Second and Third Grade words as an enrichment once Preprimer, Primer, and First Grade words have been mastered.

 

Math:  Write numbers 1-100 on the blank 100 Chart attached.  Practice counting by 2s and color 2s blue.

 


Science: Draw and label three natural resources.

 

Social Studies:  Find, cut out, and glue a picture from a magazine or newspaper of a group of people celebrating a holiday.  Write a sentence about your picture.

 

Seasonal Celebration:  We will be enjoying a seasonal celebration on Wednesday, December 22.    Please donate one of the following items to assist with gingerbread man decorating and the class party:  red, or green tube icing; ready-made white icing; miniature marshmallows; M & Ms; cinnamon candies; twizzlers; sprinkles; gallon-sized lunch bags; paper plate; boxed juice drinks.

 

Friendly Reminders:

Dec. 7 – 16 BOOK FAIR – Students may make purchases in the morning and during scheduled library class time.

Dec. 16, 6:00 The Annie Musical Red Carpet Event/Book Fair Finale;

Dec. 16, 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.  The Annie Musical

Word study/Spelling Features:  Attached to this homework page is a sort of your child’s weekly words.  Tested words are as follows:

Sort 9                                Sort 64                                      Sort 21

i            VCe                 ack      eck     ick     ock     uck            eg       en     et

list         dive             track       deck   chick   clock    truck          beg       den    pet

miss        life              quack      neck   brick    rock                    peg     hen    net

skill        prize                                 stick                             leg     men    wet

spin        spice                                                                           ten

stiff       while

 

Students will be tested on their words Friday and awarded five points for spelling each word correctly and five points for knowing the spelling feature of the words.  Additionally your child will be required to write two complete sentences (five word minimum) using two words of his/her choice.  Help your child practice his/her words and write his/her sentences by: writing sentences containing five words each; modeling correct spacing by placing one or two fingers between each word in the sentences; labeling a page with the spelling feature (listed by the word sort number), calling out the words, and having him/her write the correctly spelled words in the feature columns; cutting and sorting the words; writing each word 3X; using www.puzzlemaker.com to create a word search; using the activities on www.spellingcity.com.

 

Reading Log:  Students should be reading 15 minutes nightly using www.raz-kids.com or similar books.   

 

High-Frequency Words:  Please “skill and drill” any unknown words from the attached list of Preprimer/Primer/First Grade Word lists.

 

Math:  Write numbers 1-100 on the blank 100 Chart attached.  Practice counting by 2s and circle 2s in red; practice counting by 5s and circle 5s in green.

 


Science: Find, glue, and label two pictures of things that you can push and two things that you can pull.

 

Social Studies:  Copy the sentence and fill in the blank.  Draw a picture of the answer.  A _____ is a drawing that shows what places look like from above and where they are located. 

 

Friendly Reminders:

Dec. 7, PTA meeting/First Grade performance:  Meet in the classroom at 6:45 PM.  Please have your child wear a white shirt and dark pants (black or navy preferred). 

Dec. 7 – 16 BOOK FAIR – Students may make purchases in the morning and during scheduled library class time.

Dec. 16, 6:00 The Annie Musical Red Carpet Event/Book Fair Finale;

Dec. 16, 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.  The Annie Musical

Word study/Spelling Features:  Attached to your child’s homework page is a sort of his/her weekly words.  Students in Green Reading Group will be tested on the following words:  LONG A, lake, mane, tape, whale, scale, SHORT A, grass, lamp, bat, rat, wag.   Blue and Red Reading Group spelling words will be randomly selected from their sorts (pictures and words).  Students will be tested on their words Friday and awarded five points for spelling each word correctly and five points for knowing the spelling feature of the words.  Additionally your child will be required to write two complete sentences (five word minimum) using two words of his/her choice.  Help your child practice his/her words and write his/her sentences by: writing sentences containing five words each; modeling correct spacing by placing one or two fingers between each word in the sentences; labeling a page with the spelling feature (listed by the word sort number), calling out the words, and having him/her write the correctly spelled words in the feature columns; cutting and sorting the words; writing each word 3X; using www.puzzlemaker.com to create a word search; using the activities on www.spellingcity.com.

Reading Log:  Students should be reading 15 minutes nightly using www.raz-kids.com or similar books.  Record nightly reading using the reading logs in red folder. 

Math:  We are beginning our study of fractions.  Reinforce classroom instruction by:  drawing a circle and triangle and dividing them into halves; drawing a square and rectangle and dividing them into fourths; drawing a square and rectangle and dividing them into thirds.

Science: Draw and label a picture of something that moves in a back and forth motion (ex. swing, waves on the beach, pendulum on a clock)

Social Studies:  Write the name of our city, state, and country in order (Suffolk, Virginia, United States of America).

Friendly Reminders:

American Education Week November 14 -20 – Please consider coming in to read a story to the class this week.  Contact me with the date and time you would like to come.

November 16th, Students are encouraged to come dressed as their future career

November 16th, Make-up for fall pictures

November 17th, Tropical Smoothie Night 5-8:00 p.m.

November 23, Awards Assemblies in classrooms 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Parent/Teacher Conference Day – Friday, November 19th.  No school for students.

 Word study/Spelling Features:

Due to the short school week, there is no spelling work.

Reading Log:

Students should be reading 15 minutes nightly using www.raz-kids.com.  If you do not have internet access, we will provide you with similar books on your child’s independent reading level.  Let us know when you need replacement books.  Record nightly reading using the reading logs in red folder. 

MathComplete the math review sheets.

Science:   Study for End of Nine Weeks Benchmark Test using First Nine Weeks Study Guide.  Test will be given Wednesday, November 10.

Social StudiesStudy for End of Nine Weeks Benchmark Test using First Nine Weeks Study Guide.  Test will be given Wednesday, November 10.

American Education Week November 14 – 20

This is a week where we all pull together to acknowledge the essential role of our public schools.  Please consider coming in this week to read a story to the class.  Please e-mail me (CarO’Connor@spsk12.net) or text if you are available.

Friendly Reminders:

November 11, Veteran’s Day Holiday for Students and Teachers

November 12, Teacher Clerical Day – No students in school

November 16, Make-Up for fall pictures

November 16, Students are encouraged to come dressed as their future career

November 19, Parent-Teacher Conference Day

 

Word study/Spelling Features: Attached to your child’s homework page is a sort of your child’s weekly words.  Students will be tested on their words Friday and awarded five points for spelling each word correctly and five points for knowing the spelling feature of the words.  Additionally your child will be required to write two complete sentences (five word minimum) using two words of his/her choice.  Help your child practice his/her words and write his/her sentences by: writing sentences containing five words each; modeling correct spacing by placing one or two fingers between each word in the sentences; labeling a page with the spelling feature (listed by the word sort number), calling out the words, and having him/her write the correctly spelled words in the feature columns; cutting and sorting the words; writing each word 3X; using www.puzzlemaker.com to create a word search; using the activities on www.spellingcity.com.

Reading Log: Students should be reading 15 minutes nightly using www.raz-kids.com.  If you do not have internet access, we will provide you with similar books on your child’s independent reading level.  Let us know when you need replacement books.  Record nightly reading using the reading logs in red folder. 

Math: Create the following patterns: AB, ABC, AABB.  Have your child express his/her creativity by using shapes, letters, numbers, or other drawn designs.  Return this work by Friday in the homework folder. 

Social Studies: Continue working on the Train Timeline Project.  This is due Friday, November 5th

Friendly Reminders: 

Election Day Tuesday, November 2nd.  No school for students.

Career Day – Friday, November 5th.

Veteran’s Day – Thursday, November 11th No school for students.

Teacher Clerical Day – Friday, November 12th. No school for students.

Parent/Teacher Conference Day – Friday, November 19th.  No school for students.

 

I am testing high-frequency word knowledge each week.  Check your child’s homework folder/agenda nightly.  Once your child has been tested on his/her words, a list of ten new sight words will be sent home.  Practice the highlighted words nightly along with the other homework.   Testing typically takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Word study/Spelling FeaturesAttached to your child’s homework page is a sort of your child’s weekly words (not every child has the same words).  Students will be tested on their words Friday by spelling the words correctly, knowing the spelling feature, and using two words of his/her choice in a complete sentence (five word minimum for sentences).  Help your child practice his/her words and write his/her sentences by: cutting and sorting the words; writing sentences containing five words using the words; writing each word 3X; using www.puzzlemaker.com to create a word search; using the activities on www.spellingcity.com. 

Reading LogStudents should be reading 15 minutes nightly using www.raz-kids.com.  If you do not have internet access, we will provide you with similar books on your child’s independent reading level.  Let us know when you need replacement books.  Record nightly reading using the reading logs in red folder. 

MathWe are studying patterns and sorting/classifying according to characteristics.  Reinforce these concepts at home by having your child sort and store household objects (eating utensils, clothing, toys, etc.) and by completing the word sort listed above.

Social StudiesWe are beginning our study of Time Lines/Past, Present, and Future.  Please begin gathering photographs of your child from ages 1 through the present.  A timeline template and directions will be sent home soon.

Science:   We are continuing our study of Sun and Earth and Seasonal Changes.  We have begun the Observations activity page which was attached to your child’s homework page.  Please complete the page by including three more Daytime Observations/What I see During Both Times/ and Nighttime Observations.

Friendly RemindersOur Science Circus center activities will take place this Friday afternoon, October 29th.  I am asking for volunteers to assist the students at each station.  Please let me know by text, phone call, or e-mail if you are available to come in and enjoy the fun. CarO’Connor@spsk12.net.  Thank you!!!

Word Study/Spelling Features:

Attached to your child’s homework page is a sort of your child’s weekly words (not every child has the same words).  Students will be tested on their words Friday by spelling the words correctly, knowing the spelling feature, and using two words of their choice in a complete sentence (five word minimum for sentences).  Help your child practice his/her words and write their sentences by:  cutting and sorting the words; writing sentences containing five words using the words; writing each word 3X; using www.puzzlemaker.com to create a word search; using the activities on www.spellingcity.com.

Reading Log:

Students should be reading 15 minutes nightly using www.raz-kids.com.  If you do not have internet access, we will provide you with similar books on your child’s independent reading level.  Let us know when you need replacement books.  Record nightly reading using the reading logs in red folder.  Return the completed reading log with your homework folder Friday for a special treat.

Math:

We are continuing to focus on geometric shapes, shapes in the environment, and patterns. If you would like your child to enjoy a daily afternoon snack next week, please send in a healthful geometric-shaped snack (i.e. 100 calorie Doritos, Nabisco Club Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Cheez-its) and he/she can enjoy this during our special snack time (this week only).

Social Studies:

Use the study guide to prepare for our Carver/Columbus test Friday.

Science:

Please work nightly to assemble and complete the Day and Night activity booklet for your child to bring in and share Friday.

Friendly Reminders:

United Way Campaign begins.  Make-up picture day – November 16.

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