I hope that you are enjoying the start of a restful Spring Break. I hope that you take some time with your families. The students come back to school on Tuesday, April 2. See you then!
The week we come back we will learn:
-review long i spelled y
-reading comprehension- asking questions about what you read
-six traits skill- word choice- stretching for never before tried words
-opinion writing prompt- favorite animal helper- make sure to introduce the topic, say what the paper will be about, give ideas, then close the paper. “We have been learning about animal helpers. My favorite animal helper is ________.”
-math- telling time to the hour and half hour- “It is __________ (time) because the hour hand is ______________ and the minute hand __________________.”
-science- animals, animal habitats, mammals
I sent home letters in regards to Spring Break homework on Thursday, March 14. In case you have misplaced it, I am copying it here.
It is almost the end of the quarter. I have enjoyed meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. During break we will not have any homework to turn in. However, I have compiled a list of activities your child can do at home to practice the skills that we have learned.
1. Read for 20 minutes or more daily.
2. Practice the 150 sight words if you were given them at conference time.
3. Read stories, text three times- for accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.
4. Ask your child questions about the story- who, what, when, where, why, how
5. Practice the fluency passages if you are given them with this packet.
6. Do the math game included- The Sum What Dice Game. Your child should know how to play the game. You will need 2 dice and some counters- beans or even paper clips work well.
7. Practice math flash cards.
8. Go somewhere fun (the park, zoo, pool, etc.) and write about it.
9. Find an interest (animals, sport, game, a place), do research with books or on the internet, and write about it.
10. Go to my website http://teacherweb.com/Blog/CA/HedenkampElementarySchool/Go/1/default.aspx and check out what we have learned so far and what we will learn. While there you can even write a note about your spring break.
11. Write a thank you note to someone for something that they have done to help you.
School starts again on Tuesday, April 2.
Enjoy the break!