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Homework Routines

Students should be studying his/her weekly spelling words each night.  Nightly reading is essential for school success.  Students have a bag book with weekly book report forms, reading list to track number of chapters/books read, and writing journal to practice phonetic skills or retell chapters or books read.  Students are encouraged to check out 2-3 classroom library books to be read throughout the week.  Book bags are due by Friday each week to encourage the reading/writing habits.  One book report form is due each week. ***Remember to record all chapters/books on book slip forms to get a stamp on your reading star and earn level prizes/rewards.***

One spelling homework page goes home each Monday night and is due Tuesday.  This page lists the spelling words for the week on side one and focuses on the weekly phonics skill on the second side.

Periodically, our Investigations Math program will assign homework application activities for your child to practice our focus skills.  These pages have a backpack symbol  in the upper right corner.  In addition, students need to practice telling time, counting coins, and memorizing both addition/subtraction facts to 20 to meet the year-end benchmarks.  Practicing facts with flashcards, playing cards, and games can be fun ways to learn these skills. 

Throughout the year, we may have additional projects linked to our curriculum which may require home/parental assistance.  You will be notified in advance of these instances.

Tips on reading with your child

When they can't read the word, say…

  • Can you sound it out?
  • Finger tap it.
  • Can you think of the word or movement that helps you remember that vowel sound?
  • What is the first and last sound? What word would make sense?
  • Does it have a pattern that you have seen in other words? (ex-an, ack)
  • How does the word begin?
  • You said_______. Does that make sense?
  • What word would make sense that would start with these sounds?
  • Put your finger under the word as you say it.

When they want to read a book that is too hard, say…

  • Let's read it together.
  • This is a book you will enjoy more if you save it until you are older — or later in the year.
  • [Be honest!] When people read books that are too hard for them, they often skip important parts. You will have more fun with this book if you wait until you can read it easily.

Rogers, K. (2008). Selecting Books for Your Child: Finding 'Just Right' Books. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from www.readingtogether.org.


Word Lists for the Year
 The students need to be able to use the word in a sentence. They do not need to spell the words.  Refer to the monthly hard copy calendar to see which  lesson we are currently on.

 Word List 1

1.     Already

2.     Prove

3.     Sign

4.     Police

5.     Eight

6.     Dangerous

7.     Style

8.     Ignore

9.     Passion

10.  Challenge

11.  Underestimate

12.    Proficient

13.    Heed

 Word List 2

1.     Covered

2.     Everything

3.     Through

4.     Woods

5.     Guess

6.     Ventured

7.     Described

8.     Edge

9.     Hesitate

10.  Anonymous

11.   Unselfish

12.   Satisfied

13.  Neighborly 

Word list 3

1.     Different

2.     Children

3.     Short

4.     Ears

5.     Finally

6.     Hundred

7.     Blockades

8.     Soaked

9.     Misplace

10. Principles

11.  Deny

12. Consider

13. Opinionated

14.  bulk 

Word List 4

1.     sugar

2.     bicycle

3.     special

4.     sometimes

5.     exercise

6.     disability

7.     position

8.     assistance

9.     depend

10.   responsibility

11.    frisky

12. affinity

 

Word list 5  Review/new                            

1.     Prove

2.     Already

3.     Sign

4.     Police

5.     Eight

6.     Covered

7.     Everything

8.     Through

9.     Woods

10.Guess

11.Different

12.Children

13.Short

14.Ears

15.Finally

16.Hundred

17.Sugar

18.Bicycle

19.Special

20.Sometimes

21.Exercise 

22.Flutters

23.Selected

24.Announcement

25.Career

26.Penalty

27.Location

28.Excitable

29.Positive 

Word list 6

1.     Brother

2.     Caught

3.     Cheer

4.     Learn

5.     Lose

6.     Straight

7.     Techniques

8.     Specially

9.     Struggle

10.Traction

11.Agile

12.Spectator

13.Competitive

14.Worthwhile 

Word list 7

1.     Coming

2.     Curve

3.     Idea

4.     Knee

5.     Laughed

6.     Million

7.     World

8.     Rickety

9.     Rattling

10.Prying

11.Impatiently

12.Ramp

13.Defeated

14.Jubilant

15.Master

Word list 8

1.     Accept

2.     Ago

3.     Clear

4.     Fair

5.     Half

6.     Though

7.     Clutched

8.     Clambered

9.     Clumsy

10.Ached

11.Feud

12.Superior

13.Refuse

14.Insult

Word list 9

1.     Believe

2.     Brought

3.     Early

4.     Enough

5.     Impossible

6.     Quite

7.     Understand

8.     Brisk

9.     Strutted

10.Gobbled

11.Paced

12.Request

13.Negotiate

14.Compromise

15.Improve 

Word 10    review/new

1.     Straight

2.     Cheer

3.     Brother

4.     Lose

5.     Learn

6.     Caught

7.     Coming

8.     Knee

9.     Idea

10.Laughed

11.Million

12.Curve

13.World

14.Ago

15.Accept

16.Fair

17.Though

18.Clear

19.Half

20.Believe

21.Impossible

22.Enough

23.Brought

24.Understand

25.Early

26.Quite

27.Minor

28.Previous

29.Priorities

30.Extinguish

31.Hazard

32.Efficient

33.Instantly

34.drench 

Word list 11

1.     Bought

2.     Draw

3.     Especially

4.     Minute

5.     Picture

6.     Question

7.     Sure

8.     Worry

9.     Filthy

10.Fellow

11.Executive

12.Beautifying

13.Renowned

14.Kin

15.Original

16.Adorn 

Word list 12

1.     Board

2.     Cook

3.     Enjoy

4.     Expensive

5.     Favorite

6.     Imagine

7.     Popular

8.     Year

9.     Recently

10.Housed

11.Official

12.Nominate

13.Recreation

14.Leisurely

15.Ramble

16.Archaic 

Word list 13

1.     Above

2.     Shoes

3.     Tough

4.     Wash

5.     Wear

6.     Woman

7.     Young

8.     Wilting

9.     Flittered

10.Swirling

11.Trance

12.Route

13.Semblance

14.Distraught

15.Improvise 

Word list 14

1.     Care

2.     Father

3.     Interesting

4.     Sweat

5.     Thumb

6.     Touch

7.     Dappled

8.     Entranced

9.     Trooped

10.Circling

11.Adorable

12.Assortment

13.Habitat

14.Immense 

Word list 15 Review/new

1.     Draw

2.     Picture

3.     Question

4.     Minute

5.     Bought

6.     Worry

7.     Especially

8.     Sure

9.     Imagine

10.Favorite

11.Year

12.Enjoy

13.Cook

14.Board

15.Popular

16.Expensive

17.Wear

18.Tough

19.Woman

20.Young

21.Shoes

22.Wash

23.Above

24.Interesting

25.Thumb

26.Touch

27.Care

28.Sweat

29.Father

30.Distrust

31.Witness

32.Lock

33.Beneath

34.Bewildered

35.Evasive

36.Mull

37.Startle 

Word list 16

1.     Disturb

2.     Underneath

3.     Cozy

4.     Enchanting

5.     Instead

6.     Thrilled

7.     Review

8.     Celebrate

9.     Procrastinate

10. Diversion 

Word list 17

1.     Journeyed

2.     Frail

3.     Stomped

4.     Sipped

5.     Entertain

6.     Except

7.     Carefree

8.     Screeching

9.     Horrendous

10.Melodious 

Word list 18

1.     Attract

2.     Territory

3.     Volume

4.     Expression

5.     Creative

6.     Performance

7.     Concentrate

8.     Relieved

9.     Universal

10. Audible 

Word list 19

1.     Brew

2.     Snug

3.     Supplies

4.     Crop

5.     Provide

6.     Earn

7.     Committee

8.     Experiments

9.     Innovation

10. Edible 

Word list 20

1.     Encountered

2.     Originated

3.     Sleuths

4.     Host

5.     Statue

6.     Risk

7.     Responds

8.     Accurately

9.     Opponent

10. Impulsive 

Word list 21

1.     Allowance

2.     Rosy

3.     Bargain

4.     Spoiled

5.     Comfortable

6.     Boost

7.     Exchanged

8.     Delivered

9.     Thrifty

10. Industrious 

Word list 22

1.     Acquired

2.     Assumed

3.     Serious

4.     Extremely

5.     Admit

6.     Barely

7.     Hilarious

8.     Witty

9.     Absurd

10. Attempt

Word list 23

1.     Thickens

2.     Plentiful

3.     Crowd

4.     Sealed

5.     Carefully

6.     Attack

7.     Pattern

8.     Disappear

9.     Role

10. Diligent 

Word list 24

1.     Extinct

2.     Pledge

3.     Blended

4.     Cradled

5.     Raggedy

6.     Distance

7.     Personalities

8.     Crumpled

9.     Patience

10.Tedious 

Word list 25

1.     Race

2.     Juggling

3.     Accomplish

4.     Feasible

5.     Attend

6.     Report

7.     Area

8.     Serve

9.     Preference

10. Alternatives 

Word list 26

1.     Belongings

2.     Fleeing

3.     Gently

4.     Smothered

5.     Replied

6.     Pleaded

7.     Fragrant

8.     Grunted

9.     Crave

10.Correspond 

Word list 27

1.     Accent

2.     Native

3.     Beyond

4.     Noticed

5.     Create

6.     Award

7.     Literature

8.     Grand

9.     aspire

10.Accolade 

Word list 28

1.     Absolutely

2.     Halfheartedly

3.     Rare

4.     Last

5.     Settled

6.     Common

7.     Separated

8.     Collection

9.     Identify

10.Durable 

Word list 29

1.     Squatted

2.     Chilly

3.     Peered

4.     Scampering

5.     Discovery

6.     Majestic

7.     Budge

8.     Entire

9.     Bizarre

10.Extravaganza 

Word list 30

1.     Zoom

2.     Enthusiast

3.     Historical

4.     Fantastic

5.     Impressive

6.     Delay

7.     Spare

8.     Upbeat

9.     Inexplicable

10. itinerary

 



Spelling Lists

You will find the whole year's spelling lists below. Pretests are given on Thursdays and Spelling tests are given on Fridays.  The words will be put into 3-5 sentences each week. An additional sentence will be given to students who have studied the challenge words. Students should only study challenge words if doing well on weekly list.  Success is the focus not frustration.

 Lesson 1

Bag

Fill

Fin

Flag

Has

List

Ran

Sat

Sit

Win

We

There

Can

An

Your

Challenge

Fabric

Napkin

Picnic

Plastic

Rabbit

 

Lesson 2

Bed

Best

Duck

Get

Job

Mud

Not

Run

Spot

Ten

Which

Their

Said

If

do

Challenge

Contest

Helmet

Puppet

Rotten

Subject 

Lesson 3

Broke

Home

Kite

Plate

Race

Ride

Rope

Rule

Same

Tune

Will

Each

About

How

Up

Challenge

Bedtime

Classmate

Homemade

Mistake

Notepad 

Lesson 4

Clean

Deal

Eat

Green

Keep

Need

Please

See

Sleep

Mean

Out

Them

Then

She

Many

Challenge

Beehive

Mealtime

Peanut

Seaweed

Teapot

Lesson 5

Has

Win

Spot

Best

Mud

Same

Broke

Rule

Clean

Sleep

Some

So

These

Would

Other 

Lesson 6

Bright

High

Lie

Light

Might

Pie

Night

Tie

Tight

Into

Has

More

Her

Two

Challenge

Lightning

Nightstand

Sightsee

Sunlight

Weeknight 

Lesson 7

Day

Mail

Paint

Pay

Rain

Sail

Stay

Train

Tray

Way

Like

Him

See

Time

Could

Challenge

Crayon

Daytime

Highway

Mailbox

Raindrop 

Lesson 8

Car

Art

Barn

Start

Farm

Card

Yarn

Part

Dark

Hard

No

Make

Than

First

Been

Challenge

Artist

Barnyard

Carpet

Market

Starlight 

Lesson 9

Boat

Bowl

Coat

Float

Grow

Load

Low

Own

Snow

Soak

Its

Who

Now

People

My

Challenge

Carload

Sailboat

Snowflake

Window

Yellow 

Lesson 10

Barn

Dark

Day

Hard

Light

Mail

Own

Snow

Soak

Tie

Made

Over

Did

Down

Only 

Lesson 11

bath

Catch

Chop

Each

Lunch

Shape

Show

Such

Then

Wish

Way

Find

Use

Mau

Water

Challenge

Bathtub

Matchbox

Sandwich

Shadow

Starfish 

Lesson 12

Baby

Candy

Funny

Happy

Key

Lady

Messy

Money

Sunny

Very

Long

Little

After

Words

Challenge

Breezy

Chimney

Keyhole

Nobody

Twenty 

Lesson 13

Cage

City

Dodge

Fudge

Gem

Huge

Nice

Price

Slice

Space

Called

Just

Where

Most

Know

Challenge

Celebrate

Central

Fireplace

Gentle

Gymnast 

Lesson 14

Bird

Burn

Fur

Herd

Learn

Search

Shirt

Stir

Third

Turn

Get

Through

Back

Much

Go

Challenge

Birthday

Circus

Perfect

Purple

Surprise 

Lesson 15

Stir

Price

Wish

Huge

Learn

Catch

Turn

Very

Bath

Money

Good

New

Write

Our

Me 

Lesson 16

Graph

Knife

Knot

Know

Laugh

Phone

Tough

Wrap

Wreck

Wrong

Man

Too

Any

 day

Same

Challenge

Elephant

Enough

Handwriting

Knuckle

Photograph 

Lesson 17

Bread

Breath

Head

Health

Heavy

Meant

Ready

Steady

Sweat

Thread

Right

Look

Think

Also

Around

Challenge

Breakfast

Feather

Instead

Meadow

Treasure 

Lesson 18

Boil

Boy

Coin

Join

Joy

Noise

Point

Soil

Toy

Voice

Another

Came

Come

Work

Three

Challenge

Annoy

Avoid

Destroy

Enjoy

Loyal 

Lesson 19

Cheer

Clear

Deer

Fear

Gear

Hear

Near

Rear

Steer

year

Must

Because

Does

Part

Even

Challenge

Appear

Earrings

Nearby

Pioneer

Volunteer 

Lesson20

Know

Wrong

Tough

Phone

Breath

Health

Soil

Joy

Deer

Rear

Place

Well

Such

Here

Take 

Lesson 21

Count

Crowd

Crown

Down

Found

Ground

Now

Out

Sound

Town

Why

Help

Put

Different

Away

Challenge

Cloudless

Cowboy

Powerful

Surround

Without 

Lesson 22

Chore

Fork

Four

More

Pour

Score

Short

Sore

Store

Your

Again

Off

Went

Old

Number

Challenge

Explore

Factory

Fourteen

Ignore

Important

 Lesson 23

Clue

Food fruit

Grew

Group

Smooth

Soup

Stew

Suit

True

Great

Tell

Men

Say

Small

Challenge

Cartoon

Classroom

Juicy

Nephew

Newspaper 

Lesson 24

Care

Chair

Fair

Glare

Hair

Pair

Rare

Scare

Stare

Stair

Every

Found

Still

Between

Name

Challenge

Airplane

Careful

Downstairs

Haircut

Repair

Lesson 25

Found

Down

Store

Four

Smooth

Grew

True

Fruit

Care

Pair

Should

Home

Big

Give

Air 

Lesson 26

Book

Could

Crook

Good

Look

Shook

Should

Stood

Took

Would

Line

Set

Own

Under

Read

Challenge

Cookout

Understood

Bookstore

Cookies

Couldn’t 

Lesson 27

Caught

Claw

Crawl

Draw

Fault

Haul

Lawn

Paw

Sauce

Saw

Last

Never

Us

Left

End

Challenge

Author

Because

Daughter

Naughty

Seesaw 

Lesson 28

All

Ball

Bought

Chalk

Fall

Fought

Hall

Small

Talk

Thought

Challenge

Always

Football

Hallway

Sidewalk

Thoughtful 

Lesson 29

Break

Sleigh

They

Steak

Eight

Obey

Great

Neighbor

Prey

Weigh

Challenge

Disobey

Weightless

They’ve

Neighborhood

Eighteenth 

Lesson 30

Took

Should

Draw

Caught

Fought

All

Chalk

Steak

Neighbor

Great