Dear Parents: This is a suggested list of work ideas by subject for your child to work on. Remember, as always to contact me by call, text, or email if you have any questions.
READING: continue to use Common Core Ready book that I gave you. Students can read and highlight the passages, and answer all questions, fill in charts, etc. You can use these passages in the book in any order. Many reading passages are related to animals and plants, so you may want to focus on those first, since that is what we are studying in Science. Reading any books is great, and students can write short summaries of what they have read.
MATH: continue to do 1 lesson a day in the Module 6 Math Book. Also, more great skills for at home: helping them to identify and count coins, and learning how to tell time. Students always need extra practice with these concepts. Review of basic addition/subtraction Math Facts is always helpful too.
SPELLING: starting this week, I have decided to switch to sight words that are most used in writing, but are also difficult for students to spell. The words for this week are: again, because, calm, decide, earn, friend. You can have students practice these by writing them in sentences and/or stories. You may also give them a test.
SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES: students were given online access to Readworks articles. These articles are all related to Science and Social Studies. Please refer to the blog I sent on March 13 for the code they need to use. They can read the articles, and answer the questions. Brainpop and Brainpop Junior are also excellent resources for all subject areas. I will discuss more about Brainpop in the next few paragraphs.
WRITING: students may keep a journal that they can write in daily, and illustrate their writing. Other writing may include Informational writing, such as facts about animals/plants, or “How To” type of writing, such as “How to Make…”,etc. You may also refer to my March 13 blog for Writing ideas and templates.
TECHNOLOGY: students are already familiar with using I-Ready, RazKids, and Zearn. These can be used daily, as before. Again, Brainpop is excellent for every subject: Reading, Grammar, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The username is: haighelem and the password is: bpop.
Thank you for your continued help and support. Please contact me with any questions. I truly appreciate all that you have done.