Reading/Language Arts

September 20th
We are enjoying the first story in our reader, "What Is a Pal?"  

Please reread the story, pages 15-26  and complete workbook pages 8 and 9 in your child's blue folder.
"Cactus makes Perfect"

September 27th
Please reread "The Storm".  The children are learning about character traits and feelings in this realistic fiction story.
September 28th
Do pages 23 and 24 in folder to sharpen comprehension skills
October 4th
Reread "Curious George".  The target skill in this delightful and funny story is sequence of events.
Do pages 38 and 39 in folder to reinforce this skill
Week of October 10th
We are reading and learning about the people in "Lucia's Neighborhood"
Reread story and pay close attention to the labels at the top of each page
Week of October 17th
Read "Gus Takes the Train", practice new vocabulary words pages 122 and 123
Story structure is the target skill for this engaging and enjoyable fantasy story.
October 19th
Do pages 67 and 68 in blue folder, be creative!
Week of October 23rd
Read "Jack and the Wolf ", practice new words pages 10 and 11 in new reader
October 26th
Do pages 81 and 82 in blue folder
November 2nd
Read "How Animals Communicate"
Week of November 6th
Read "A Musical Day!"
Week of November 13th
Continue to reread "A Musical Day"
We will make "drums" in class to enhance our learning experience
Week of November 28th
Read "Dr. Seuss"
December 4th
Reread "Dr. Seuss", do pages 125, 126 and 127 in folder.
Week of December 11th
Read "A Cupcake Party"
Week of January 3rd
Continue to read "A Cupcake Party"
Week of January 8th
Read "At Home in the Ocean"
January 10th
Do wb pages 157 and 158 in folder
Week of January 16th
Read "How Leopard Got His Spots"

Spelling - Our next assessment is Friday, September 29th.  Please practice and review words daily.   The new words are:  in, sit, rip, hid, sip, bib, him, did, for, and
This list of words is in your child's folder.
Sept. 29th
Spelling - We will be working on short o words next week.  Our next assessment is Friday, October 6th.  The new words are:  lot, job, hot, mop, pot, got, mom, not, sing, look
October 6th
We will be working on short e words this week.  Our next assessment is Friday, October 13th.  Please practice and review words daily.   The new words are:  yet, web, pen, leg, hen, yes, pets, bed, here, who
October 13th
We will be working on short u words this week.  Our next assessment is Friday, October 20th.  Please practice and review words daily.  The new words are:  mud, nut, run, tub, bugs, cup, hug, quiz, full, many
October 20th
We will be working on short a, double final consonants , and ck words this week.
The new words are:  call, gas, ham, cab, hand, back, come, eggs, trick, hear
October 27
We will be working on short "i" words, some r blends, and double final consonants this week.  The new words are:  of, why, fill, frog, how, mitt, trip, crab, mix, make
November 3rd
We will be working on short "o" words this week.  The new words are:  lock, hop, stop, cob, plan, rock, flag, our, she, today
November 10th
We will not have a spelling assessment the week of Nov. 13th
November 28th
We will be working on some short "e" words and ending sounds this week.
The new words are:  draw, nest, spell, after, see, best, read, kids, was, desk
December 1st
The new words are:  give, one, put, list, eat, us, sun, small, fun, take
December 8th
Our next assessment will be on Friday, December 15th.  The new words are:  joy, baby, Jesus, Santa, crib, elf, merry, bells, deer, Mary
December 15th
No new words for next week - Merry Christmas!
January 3rd
No new words this week - Happy New Year!
January 8th
Our next assessment will be on Friday, January 12th.  The new words are:  ask, math, thin, add, help, both, think, sand, with, little
January 9th
Finish writing 6 sentences in Journal
January 12th
Our next assessment will be on Friday, January 19th.  There are 12 words now.  They are:  out, never, very, chick, chair, off, such, lunch, brown, know, much, own
January 17
Finish writing 6 sentences in Journal
January 19th
Our next assessment will be on Friday, January 26th.  Our new words are:  grow, open, down, fall, ship, shop, green, new, goes, what, isn't, can't