||Homework 1st Grade
Week of May 13, 2013
READING: Read "Alexander Graham Bell" for fun. Study vocabulary words. Choose a night to read the "Baggie" book. Practice word lists for the Ice Cream Challenge.
SPELLING: Study words daily for the written test on Friday.
MATH: Complete Side B of lesson and fact sheet on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Twenty to thirty minutes each evening is an appropriate amount of time for homework for your first grader. The following activities can be included in your study sessions. I suggest you use a variety of activities on different nights.
1. All homework will be listed in the weekly newsletter. It will be enclosed in the brown envelope and also posted on my website. Check the newsletter for math homework, title of story, vocabulary and spelling words.
2. Practice writing and spelling words from the weekly spelling list. Ask your child how we clap out the spelling words. I have also taught them a motion activity (tall, short and basement letters) to make spelling words fun.
3. We will be covering one story from the reader each week. Practice reading each night. Besides fluency, I will use the story to teach reading skills, such as predicting, sequencing, phonics and language.
4. Practice reading a “Baggie Book” one night. This is not intended to be extra homework, but a substitute for the story in the reader. Choose a night to read the “Baggie Book” instead of the reader. A "Baggie" book will be sent home mid September.
5. When studying weekly vocabulary words, make it fun! Make a memory game, make up sentences with the words, fill in the blanks, have your child use a spatula to flip the words they know, look for the words in other stories, etc. Movement and variety will help your child remember the words.
6. Read library books together. It is important for you to continue to read to your child for enjoyment. It also helps increase vocabulary and develops background knowledge that is essential for reading skills.
7. Write sentences, little stories, cards and notes. Remember – writing is a process. Children learn one step at a time and all efforts of communication through the written word should be praised.
8. Check and sign or initial your child's math homework. Thank you!
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