Welcome to Duck Town!
I know we will get through the next few weeks together, making sure the children learn what they need to learn. I will be updating this page frequently. For now here are a few thoughts about the children’s academic areas.
Word Study: I will assign a new group of words each week with assignments for the words. The children brought home their spelling book with their updated tic tac toe.
Monday: They should cut the words apart and glue them in their sorts. Their words and activities for this week are in their folder. Please review their words and rules which are located at the top of their page. There are many ways to practice their words in a tactile way-forming them in play dough, stamping them, even writing them with shaving cream.
Reading: Your children have made such progress and love to read! Please encourage them to read daily. I have included graphic organizers for the children to fill out each time they read a book. These are some great books for them to read; Henry & Mudge; Mr. Putter & Tabby; Pinky & Rex; Walter & Iris; Frog and Toad; Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole; Amelia Bedelia and Flat Stanley, to name a few. Many of these books can be heard on YouTube or Epic, both are free. I also have signed the children up for Reading A-Z, leveled them and put books on their account. I will share the password and information on Wednesday.
Writing- I have included a writing journal in their folder. The children love writing manuals and I encourage them to continue this.
Math: We will begin the study of clocks. I will assign workbook pages and the homework book each day. I have also included in the folder a time package. I will let you know what pages they will need to complete each day. They also have a clock that they can use to practice telling time. They have their math journal which I will assign word problems. If possible print the word problem out, have them glue it in their book and solve it.
Religion: I have included their 2 flip books in order for them to complete the stations of the cross. In their folder, I have a printed copy of all the stations of the cross. The station I assign for the day, please google that station so they can see an example of what they need to draw.
Science/Social Studies: We are continuing a unit on maps. I have included a package in their folder. Our next unit will be plants.
Here are some sites and apps that I recommend which are free or are offering temporary, free access:
BrainPop Jr. (This is an excellent site; I will be requiring the children to view segments and will provide my login information)
SciShowKids on Youtube (I will also be asking them to view segments)
ABCya for reading and math
GoNoodle(Great site for kids to move)
I will post the day’s assignments either the night before or very early in the morning. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for being flexible and understanding, as well as your commitment to your child’s learning, during this time!
March poem came home and needs to be memorized by the end of March.
Words: slave nail tray stray gray gain taste aid hay shape past pray
Sorts: CVC/ CVCe/CVVC/
Words: said frame flash chain camp tail main faint want rash blame train
Words: built dude skunk broom mood bump juice trust build moon prune spoon tooth
Words: just jump hunt shut tube tune such club June rude flute put
Math: Telling Time
Please continue giving your child timed math tests. Keep this skills current they are doing so well.
The students are doing great on their timed math tests. Some kids have eaten their ice cream cone and they have moved on to the Cherry Tests. These are mixed addition and subtraction. They must pass 4 in order to move to the next level.
Religion: We will begin the study of Lent/Stations of the Cross and many activities are planned.
Science/Social Studies: We will continue the study of map skills.
Student of the Week:
Friday Farmers Market : Open
Please bring the fruit/vegetable in on Friday morning.
- Monday: Library 11:00-11:40
- Wednesday:P.E. 9:3–10:00/Art-10:45-11:30
- Thursday: P.E-10:30-11:00
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Do small things with great love”
St. Teresa of Calcutta