• Homework for the week 

    Work on automaticity of math facts (addition, subtraction, mulitplication, and division) and counting coins.
    Please read for 20 minutes nightly. 
    Word Study Homework Options: (Please feel free to practice or use other strategies)
    **We will study each word list for two weeks.

    Monday- Remind your child to sort the words into categories like the ones we did in school.  Your child should read each word aloud during this activity.  Ask your child to explain to you why the words are sorted in a particular way - what does the sort reveal about spelling in general?  Ask your child to sort them a second time as fast as possible.  You may want to time them.

    Tuesday-Do a blind sort with your child.  Lay down a word from each category as a header and then read the rest of the words aloud.  Your child must indicate where the word goes without seeing it.  Lay it down and let your child move it if he or she is wrong.  Repeat if your child makes more than one error. 

    Wednesday-Assist your child in doing a word hunt, looking in a book they have already read for words that have the same sound, pattern, or both.  Try to find two or three for each category.

    Thursday- Do a writing sort to prepare for the Friday test.  As you call out the words in a random order your child should write them in categories.  Call out any words your child misspells a second or even third time.