I hope you had a great weekend!
Homework this week:
-Read, read, read
-Spelling (quiz on Friday)
-Math: Attached timeline worksheet. Please send in on Friday. We will use the information to create timelines next week.
-PLP forms due Monday, April 2nd. I will be sending the forms and more info about this today in a separate email.
-We will be completing our Community Unit project this week, transforming our classroom into an urban community. We will be sharing our project with Marianne's Kindergarten class on Friday.
See you tomorrow!Erin and Jami
For homework this week...
1. Post Office: Please make sure your child is working on their Post Office letters! The detailed directions are in an earlier email (let me know if you would like me to resend it to you) but to summarize:
[scclc-1-2-hohler-bright] post office information- please read
Because of the short week, homework will be due on Monday, November 14th.
This week's homework:
-Play a math game (Collect 25 together)--attached to this email
-Select and study new spelling words
-Bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. The 1-2 Classrooms are having a food drive!
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks,Erin and Jami
For homework this week, we will have our usual spelling and reading, but instead of a math game, there is a Halloween candy sorting/graphing activity in the homework folders. Let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks,Erin and Jami
I wanted to let you know that the 1/2 classes will be showcasing some of their Unit Study work at a Recycling Assembly this Wednesday, October 26th at 12:00 pm. We will be singing a Jack Johnson song we have been learning called "The Three R's" and will have many of our projects on display around the gym. Join us if you are able...we would love to have a parent volunteer to film so we can post for parents who cannot attend. Please let us know if you are up for the job! :)
Homework this week:
-Math Game: 5 in a Row (attached to email)
-Practice singing "Three R's" song for Wednesday (lyrics in folder)
Let me know if you have any questions!Thanks,
Erin and Jami
We will be starting homework this week. The children are very excited! :)
Homework folders are sent home every Monday and expected back each Friday. Please support your child as he or she adjusts to the new routine. As the year progresses, the learners will grow more independent in completing assignments and passing in work, but it may take some reminding at first. Please help your child find a special homework spot where he or she can focus on work. It will also be helpful to discuss a "homework plan," how your child will pace the work for the week and remember to bring his or her folder on Fridays. My goal is that homework will be an extension of your child's learning at school, reinforcing important concepts and skills. Homework should NOT feel overwhelming or stressful, so please let me know ASAP if this is ever the case!
What to expect to see in your child's homework folder:
1. Math Game:
Each week, the children should play one of the math games they have learned as part of their weekly homework. They can play with a parent, sibling, or friend. The games are hands-on and fun! Some weeks, they may choose what game to play and other times, I will specify a game that will reinforce a specific skill we are working on in class. All of the games, playing cards, and directions can be found on our class website. This week, the children should teach you to play Tens Go Fish.
Reading should be part of your child's regular nightly routine. Depending on your child's reading level, he or she may choose to read with you, listen to a story, read independently, or some combination for a minimum of 40 minutes each week and check this off in the homework folders.
In the homework folders, you will find a list of first/second grade sight words. I have assessed all of the children using this list, so if your child has already mastered several of the words, I created an individualized list of the remaining words. If your child has already mastered all of the words on the list, you will find a special list of challenge words in the folder to choose from.
Each week, your child should select 2-3 words from their list to practice. The learners should record their words on their weekly homework sheet so that I can tell which words were chosen. At school we will discuss the many ways to practice spelling words. Some ideas learners have enjoyed in the past include making flashcards, spelling with magnetic letters, writing the words in sand, writing words with sidewalk chalk, making up songs to remember the letters, making the words with play dough, writing the words on someone else's arm or back, spelling the words aloud, etc. Everyone learns differently, and I encourage the children to find a way that works for them!
The learners will quiz one another on their words each Friday. I will circle words that are spelled incorrectly so that the children can continue practicing them again the next week. Otherwise, I will check off the words in the folders and they will choose new words for the following week.
If for any reason, your child misplaces the spelling list, you can find it on our class webpage.
4. Other Assignments:
If there are other assignments for the week, I will place them in the homework folders. Unless otherwise noted, all assignments are due on Friday.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about homework!
Thanks for your support,
Erin and Jami
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