Our story this week and into next week is Sam, Come Back! Our tested word wall words are; on, way, and in. We will work in class daily by reviewing the story line, word wall words or other phonemic skills. Students will be asked to identify and read these specific words on their assessment at the end of the week. Our skill this week will be identifying characters. Students are asked to take home readers every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Our skill lesson for the week is predicting outcomes. Students will work independently and small groups to help master the weekly skills.
Spelling list and word wall words can be found again at the top of this page under the word wall spelling tab.
Our phonics skill for the week the short /a/ words. Students will need to spell words correctly on Friday assessments. They will also be given a short sentence at the end of assessment that contains words from their list. I will be looking at neatness, accuracy of words, sentence structure, capital letters, and punctuation marks. I encourage students to practice words nightly for 5-10 minutes. We will have a test on Friday August 30th. Words can be found under the word wall and spelling tab at the top of this page.
Students do have contracts in their green folder. I will be working in class the next two weeks to work with the students to help them learn the procedures for performing various contracts
Students will select from the attached contract sheet in their green folder the activity they would like to perform for that evening. Students will do a different contract every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening. I do recommend that students do not do the pretest until Wednesday evenings. Students will be graded on neatness, accuracy of task, and spelling of words. We will work the first several weeks of school doing these activities in class so that students have a better understanding of each task. The completed contracts will be graded and a cumulative grade will be given for that weeks skill.
Please follow the heading template that I sent home to assist your child in heading their spelling assignments. Ten points will be deducted from final product if heading is not accurate.
Our grammar lesson for the week will be on sentences. We will look at complete sentences and what make a sentence complete.
We will also be performing daily "Fix-it" sentences that will illustrate the correct way to write a sentence. We will be working in our interactive notebooks to help facilitate our phonetic skill for the week, blends, digraphs, word ladders, compound words, and contractions.
Students will work daily on basic handwriting strokes. I will evaluate the size, slant, shape, and spacing of letters to determine their grade. Fine motor skills are beneficial to comprehending and appreciating their work. Handwriting grades are taken weekly in various subjects on various activities. A handwriting grade when taken will be located at the top of the paper written as shown; E/hw, S/hw, P/hw, or N/hw. The "hw" stands for handwriting.