What we're learning at school....that you can review at home.

Prayers:  Grace Before Meals, Guardian Angel Prayer, Hail Mary, Our Father

Religion:  God made the Earth and us.  Jesus is always with us and taught us to be kind.  The Bible has stories about very special people and how God helped them.  God gave us Five Senses (and a lot more) to help keep us safe and so we can enjoy the world!

Handwriting:  Write or trace from top to bottom and/or left to right.

Reading:  Track under what is being read.  

Letters:  Tt  Bb  Ss  Hh  Mm 

Sounds:  We rhyme our names each week with our new letter's sound!  

Word Wall Words:   I   a   is  for  not  me  my  the  on  

Other words to read:  August, day, God, Jesus, Mary, September, October, today, yesterday, tomorrow, season, weather, number, of, color

Math:   Recognize the numbers 0-31. Count by 1s to 31.  Count by 10s and 1s to 30.  Count by 10s to 40.    

Writing:  Speak in complete sentences.  Use words from the question to start your answer sentence.

Students do not have homework, but here are some activities that reinforce the learning that takes place in our classroom:

    Writing:  Write names and numbers.  Remember to start at the top!  Write on the line.  Speak in complete sentences.  Write a sentence and draw a picture to match or vice versa!

    Reading:  Read anything and everything.  Identify letters.  Spell words by looking at the letters and saying them aloud.  Sing songs.  Rhyme.

    Math:  Use the Saxon Parent Sheets.  Count anything and everything.  Identify and write numbers 1-31.  Sort anything and talk about why the items belonged together.  Ordinal numbers.  Days of the Week.  Months of the Year.  Look at calendars to better understand numbers and grid.  

See also:  The HOME or Parent section on worksheets.  

Work that is sent home in the Friday Envelope is graded work and was completed independently by the students as an assessment.  Observation of work habits and oral assessments are also part of students' evaluations for report cards and mid-quarter reports.  

Differentiated Instruction (for reinforcement and/or challenge) Activities at school include, but are not limited to:
Extra and/or leveled reading
Presenting first
Open-ended questioning
Peer tutoring
Journaling (at the beginning of the year this will be on papers that come home)
One on one, small group, and paired teaching
Concrete examples
Abstract examples

Reinforcement Activities:
abcya.com   Days of the Week and Months of the Year
                  Letter Matching
                  Learning Coins
examine and discuss calendars and clocks (analog and digital)

Challenge Activities:
Dictate words for your child to write (You say the letter, (s)he writes the word)
Have your child spell the days of the week on his/her own
Have your child spell the months of the year aloud

abcya.com Number Grid Fireworks
                100 Number Chart (Advanced)
                Money Bingo