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March 26
Ant Attack!!  A sight word game.
March 26
Number Card Match Game
March 26
Week of March 27 - 31, 2017
March 24
​Homework for week of March 27

Homework for week of March 27

 

Sunday Night: Pack Library books.

 

Nightly:

·       Read good-fit books.

·        Have him/her provide a retell of the main events in the story.

·       Practice Sight Words and Sound Teams.

 

Sight Words: (please highlight on your high-frequency word list) You will have to write says onto your list.

 

than, where, your, them, says

 

 

Reading: 

·       Please continue to check for comprehension by having your child answer questions about the stories he/she reads, as well as retelling the most important events.

·       We will be reviewing using punctuation for reading fluency this week. Students need to know when to stop/slow down/change their tone of voice depending on the type of punctuation. Please prompt your child to do so when he/she reads his/her good-fit books at home.

 

 

 

Writing: mentors and leads

·       We will be reviewing writing a strong lead by beginning our stories with a question or dialogue. This week, students will learn another way to grab their reader’s attention, by beginning their story with an “action lead” or a “bang”. For example, rather than saying “My friend came over to my house” try saying “I raced to the door to see who was there.”

·       We will also be discussing how to “paint a picture with words”. For example, rather than saying She was sad try painting a picture in your reader’s mind by saying Tears streamed down her cheeks.

 

 

 

Math: Addition & Subtraction to 12

 

Practice the following skills:

·        skip counting (2s,to 20, 5s, & 10s to 50)

·        skip counting with “extras” have 4 groups of 5 out and a group of 3.

·        doubles facts (0+0 to 10+10)

·        counting on with fingers  8+4,for example   hold up 4 fingers and say…8….9,10,11,12

·        adding 0 and 1 and 2 to a number

·        taking up to 3 jumps in your head (ie; 5 + 3)

·        making 10 strategy

·        subtracting 0 and 1 and 2 from a number

·        using fingers to subtract when you have high numbers (like counting on with fingers when you add)……12-5=

·        subtracting up to 3 jumps in your head (ie 5 – 3)

·        subtracting “all” from a number (ie; 9-9).      

 

Have your child answer missing part addition and subtraction sentences such as: 4 + _ = 7, and  9 - _= 4. If your child is struggling with this, please go back to using counters as explained below.

 

We are continuing to look at missing parts. We use counters to solve questions such as: I started with 7 candies. Now I have 3. How many did I eat?  Students should put out 7 counters and start taking some away until they see there are 3 left, then check to see how many they took away. This leads to looking at number sentences like 7 - __ = 3. Questions like this can also be solved using addition. Students can ask themselves “How many do I have to add to 3 so I have the 7 candies I started with?” (part+part=whole)This leads to 3+__=7. For this question students can think “7 is 3 and__?” If using addition they would hold up 3 fingers or set out 3 counters and see how many more to add to get to 7.

 

Continue to practice missing part addition and subtraction stories such as: I had 3 books, and a friend gave me some more. Now I have 7. How many did she give me?  (Use the same strategies as above)  

 

 

 

 

April 3-Report cards sent home

April 10-Parent Teacher interviews-afternoon and evening-no school for students

April 14 – Good Friday –no school

April 17 – Easter Monday – no school

April 28-Professional Learning Day for teachers. No school for students.

 

 

 

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March 24
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (Mar. 27-31)

Grade 2
Week at a Glance (March 27-March 31)
 
 
Nightly  Read good-fit books/Raz-Kids.   Reading out loud to a family member helps with fluency and expression.
 
Library – Pack library books Tuesday to be returned Wednesday
 
Literacy:
 
High Frequency Words: Review
There are no new words this week.  Please continue to practice reading and writing word wall words.
 
Word Family:  - ap
How many words can you find that end in “ap”?
 
Sound Teams:
We will learn about homophones this week.
 
Reading strategies:  We will be looking at text features to see how authors use text features:  italics, fonts, bold, underline, and capital letters
 
Writing:   We will continue studying nonfiction writing. Students will learn to write procedural texts that we call “how-to” writing. Students will learn the purpose of this type of writing (to teach others how to do something such as how to make toast), and how it must enable the reader to do what is being taught (steps must be clear, organized, and make sense).
 
Math: We have started our unit on addition and subtraction to 100.  In this unit, your child will be developing strategies for adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers, with and without regrouping.  We will use many models such as hundred charts, number lines, and base ten blocks.  How you can help:  continue to have your child practice adding groups of 10 to two digit numbers and subtracting groups of 10 from two digit numbers.   This week we will focus on adding a single digit to a double digit number and study the patterns we see.  Have your child answer the following questions:  2+4 =        , 12+4 =      , 22 + 4=    , 32+4 =    , 44+4=      etc .  What pattern do they notice?
 
Reminders/Important Dates:
April 3- Report cards go home
April 10- Parent Teacher interviews-afternoon and evening-no school for students
April 11 – Vesey Seed Orders Due
April 14 – Good Friday –no school
April 17 – Easter Monday – no school
Thanks and have a great week!
March 24
Grade 1 Week at a Glance (Mar. 27-31)

Grade 1 Mrs. Waugh
Week at a Glance (March 27-31)
 
 
Tuesday Night:  Pack Library books to be returned Wednesday.
 
Nightly:
·        Read good-fit books.
·        Have your child provide a retell of the main events in the story.
·        Practice Sight Words and Sound Teams.
  
Reading:  Please continue to check for comprehension by having your child answer questions about the stories he/she reads, as well as retelling the most important events.
 
·        We will be reviewing using punctuation for reading fluency this week. Students need to know when to stop/slow down/change their tone of voice depending on the type of punctuation. Please prompt your child to do so when he/she reads his/her good-fit books at home.
 
Word Family:  - ap
How many words can you find that end in “ap”?
 
Writing:  We will be continuing to study nonfiction writing. Students will learn to write procedural texts that we call “how-to” writing. Students will learn the purpose of this type of writing (to teach others how to do something such as how to make toast), and how it must enable the reader to do what is being taught (steps must be clear, organized, and make sense).
 
Math: Addition & Subtraction to 12
 
Practice the following skills:
·        skip counting (2s,to 20, 5s, & 10s to 50)
·        skip counting with “extras” have 4 groups of 5 out and a group of 3.
·        doubles facts (0+0 to 10+10)
·        counting on   8+4,for example   hold up 4 fingers and say…8….9,10,11,12
·        adding 0 and 1 and 2 to a number
·        taking up to 3 jumps in your head (ie; 5 + 3)
·        making 10 strategy
·        subtracting 0 and 1 and 2 from a number
·        counting back to subtract when you have high numbers 12-5=
·        subtracting up to 3 jumps in your head (ie 5 – 3)
·        subtracting “all” from a number (ie; 9-9).      
 
Have your child answer missing part addition and subtraction sentences such as: 4 + _ = 7, and  9 - _= 4. If your child is struggling with this, please go back to using counters as explained below.
 
We are continuing to look at missing parts. We use counters to solve questions such as: I started with 7 candies. Now I have 3. How many did I eat?  Students should put out 7 counters and start taking some away until they see there are 3 left, then check to see how many they took away. This leads to looking at number sentences like 7 - __ = 3. Questions like this can also be solved using addition. Students can ask themselves “How many do I have to add to 3 so I have the 7 candies I started with?” (part+part=whole)This leads to 3+__=7. For this question students can think “7 is 3 and__?” If using addition they would hold up 3 fingers or set out 3 counters and see how many more to add to get to 7.
 
Continue to practice missing part addition and subtraction stories such as: I had 3 books, and a friend gave me some more. Now I have 7. How many did she give me?  (Use the same strategies as above) 
 
Reminders/Important Dates:
April 3-Report cards sent home
April 10-Parent Teacher interviews-afternoon and evening-no school for students
April 11-Vesey Seed orders due
April 14 – Good Friday –no school
April 17 – Easter Monday – no school
Thanks and have a great week!
March 23
Week at a Glance---March 20th--24th
* Please make sure your child reads daily this week and practices multiplication facts 0,1,2,3,4, and 5. Students are only assessed ujp to 5x5 in the third grade. For those students who are ready to move on we will explore the multiplication facts up to 12. :)
* April Scholastic book orders have been send home if are interested, please send in your order
* Report cards will be sent home on April 3rd.
* Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on April 10th ( Afternoon and Evening - More info to come ) 
* Vessey Seeds ( Home and School Fundraiser) has been sent home.  Deadline - April 11th​
March 21
Homework and Reminders
March 20
Week of March 20th

* Please make sure your child reads daily this week.

* Scholastic book orders have been sent home.  If are interested, please send in your order(s) and cheque by Friday of this week. 

* Report cards will be sent home on April 3rd.

* Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on April 10th ( Afternoon and Evening - More info to come ) 

* Vessey Seeds ( Home and School Fundraiser) has been sent home.  Deadline - April 11th​

March 20
Week of March 20th
Grade One Home-School Link – Week of March 20th
 
HOMEWORK (nightly)
Reading:
 “Good-fit” take- home book
Raz-Kids –On-line guided reading program. www.kidsa-z.com
Continue to review sight words and sound teams
***Extra Practice- see bottom of page*****
 
LIBRARY-return books by Wednesday (they missed it last week)
 
LITERACY FOCUS
READING:
-Practice reading words with sound teams and blends
-Focus on sound team: igh, blends: sc, sn, sw, sk, sp, st, spr, str, squ, scr
-Strengthen accuracy, fluency and comprehension.
      -Review reading strategies---use a variety of strategies to create meaning- reviewing Skippy Frog: When we are having difficulty sounding out a word, we need to skip the word, read on, then “hop back” and try it again. The sentence often has clues as to what the unknown word could be!                                  
      -Reading and spelling Sight/Word Wall Words:  at, and, a, in, is, it, I , like, me of, school, that, the, to, was, went, play, friend, with, this, have, little, day,  away, say, are, go, up, us, we, like ,said, going, she, on, my, came, make, here, see, what, very, no, an  or, before, for, put, all,  her, after, over, mother, father, look, too, can, saw, asked, were, by, back, did, big,  be, him, not, will, about, how, now, our, I’m, am, come, some, if, should, would, could , don’t, their, there, from, get, had, has, as, because, man, into, do, just, one, you, they, who, but, two, his, so, then, when
 
 
WRITING-Leads & Descriptions
Starting stories with dialogue. For example, rather than beginning a story by saying I went skating”, try using dialogue -  “Do you want to go skating?” asked Mom.
Using descriptive words in our sentences…..“I bought a new blue shirt with red stripes.”
 
 
MATH FOCUS  Subtraction
Use subtraction sentences (8-5) to tell a subtraction story. “There are 8 ducks in a pond. 5 swim away. How many ducks are left in the pond?”  Using counters or draw a picture to  solve the problem.
Number stories that involve both addition and subtraction: There were 5 dogs playing, 1 more joined them, 2 went home, and 1 ran away. How many dogs are there now?
 
PLEASE REVIEW AND PRACTICE
Practice doubles---1+1    2+2   3+3    4+4   5+5   6+6  then 7+7   8+8  9+9  10+10
Numbers that make ten---1+9   2+8   3+7   4+6   5+5   0+10
 
****High Frequency Sight Words**** Please keep reviewing until mastered. If your child can read the words with ease, have them practice spelling/create sentences in their practice book.
-Read words with blends and sound teams:
boat    blow    bail    bay    boo   about    bow   beak   bark   blue  boy   blaw
bling   cling   spring     bring   swing    fling
      
-Print sentences using the new sight words. Make sure they include capitals and punctuation. Have them reread and edit on their own.
    
     -Read number words:
zero    one   two  three   four   five   six    seven   eight   nine     ten
then on to……eleven    twelve   thirteen   fourteen  fifteen  sixteen  seventeen  eighteen nineteen twenty
    -Add one, two, three to a number up to 20.
    -Subtraction games:
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
April 3rd- Second Report Card
April 10th –Professional Learning day/Parent Teacher Conferences- 1pm-7 pm                     
 

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