Sunday, September 13, 2009

Week 5

The story this week is called "Todd's Box". The new sound is short o. We will be reviewing short a and i also. We will continue to blend new words that are easily decodable. The new vocabulary words are:

Spelling for this week is:

Questions of the week:
Monday - It is Hot Air Balloon Day. Would you like to ride in a hot air balloon. What color would you like it to be.
Tuesday - It is National Breakfast Month. What do you like best for breakfast?
Wednesday - It is the birthday of the U.S. Post Office. What do they do for us?
Thursday - Who is your favorite Muppet?
Friday - List 5 words that rhyme with dot.

Please have your child answer the questions. You may help with spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. If your child doesn't know an answer, then help your child with the answer. This is especially true of the rhyming questions. Rhyming is one of the most basic of Phonemic Awareness skills. You might watch these questions to see if your child understands rhyming.

I just graded spelling tests. Almost everyone missed walk and they. I am adding them to the list for next week. These are words that are used a lot so we need to be able to spell them.

In math, we will be starting time and money. They are two of the hardest math concepts we will meet this year. We will do pennies and time to the hour. This might be something you could do at home for extra practice.

If your child has shoes that tie, please practice at home. I can't keep up with all the untied laces. They are too dangerous when not tied.

Friday will be "Monster Sandwich Day". I will bring sandwich stuff and we will eat in the room. This is usually a fun time for all of us. Your child will not need a lunch on Friday.

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