Hello Grade One Families!
This week we will begin two new homework routines.
The students bring home a white duo-tang containing a book to read, information sheets, and a recording sheet. Please have your child read the book aloud to an adult, discuss it using the questions provided, and record the title of the book on the recording sheet. Please carefully read the home reading guidelines on the yellow sheet at the front of the duo-tang and contact me if you have any questions. When the book is finished, return it to school in the white duo-tang and it will be exchanged for a new book. This does not need to be completed in one evening.
In Grade One we work on a "pre-test/study/post-test" model. On Thursdays the students receive a pre-test based on common sight words. The words that they need to practice are highlighted to be studied for the week. In addition there are bonus words that are based on our current phonics sounds and theme-related words. There are ten words highlighted on the page in total. The students bring home the words in a duo-tang on Friday. They have six days to practice the highlighted words at home. On the following Thursday, the students bring the spelling duo-tang back to school and are tested on the highlighted words. Tests are stapled into the duo-tang so that parents can see the results. When you receive the duo-tang containing the first words to study (on Friday), please e-mail me if you have any questions.
Please note that there will also be written homework coming! It will be connected to our "Show and Tell" oral language activity.
Also, please see the previous blog entry for suggested apps to practice addition and subtraction facts.