Homework
Library Book Cart.pngReading:  Monday- Friday

1.  Practice fluency paper out loud until you reach your goal of 110 words or more in a minute.  To be ready for next year, reading 120 words or more in a minute fluently with voice and expression over the summer gives them a head start.  Those who challenge themselves to read 150 words or more fluently in a minute usually find themselves looking for a good challenge beyond the regular curriculum.

2.  Practice reading for book talks and theme studies.  You read 20 minutes or more each night by yourself and then write a summary and reflection about what you read in your reading journal daily Monday-Thursday.  You do not need to write in your reading journal on Friday, just read.

a.  Picture books- Fast way to learn lessons, build vocabulary and background knowledge, study genre, build fluency (voice/expression/speed) and enjoy a short story or poem.  Also use the illustration to demonstrate how the author wants you to see their story.  This will be great practice for when they start chapter books.  Chapter books do not have pictures usually.  Focus on grades Preprimary to 6th Grade.  Usually take 30 minutes to 1 hour to read and discuss.

b.  Chapter books- Strengthens memory and more details to a story.  Leads into book talks on specific chapter topics.  Start to see more chapter books in grades 1-3 along with lots of picture books.  Many might be part of a series.  Usually takes a week or less to read.

c.  Novels-  Longer books than chapter books with stronger themes.  Usually read in 4th grade or higher unless a child has been exposed to higher level reading strategies at earlier ages.  Vocabulary increases to domain specific words and possibly Greek and Latin based words.  Usually these books take over a week to read and discuss with others.

Simple Calculator.pngMath:  Monday-Friday
1.  Memorize your multiplication and division flash cards.  Start with your 3's.  When mastered, then do 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's, 11's, and 12's.  These should be mastered by Christmas break.

2.  Continue to practice one addition and subtraction story problem per day so you do not forget.

3.  Math worksheet on the skills you are learning for the month.

Spelling Button.pngSpelling:  Monday - Thursday
1.  Monday:  Write your words 5 times each or more in your spelling journal
2.  Tuesday:  Write your spelling works in ABC order in your spelling journal.
3.  Wednesday:  Write your spelling words in sentences in your spelling journal.  Pick 10 or more words in which you want to demonstrate your understanding of the word.
4.  Thursday:  Mom/Dad/Guardian gives you a practice test of your spelling list.  You write the words down in your spelling journal and then parents/guardian grades.  If you miss any words, you must write that word 10 or more until mastered.  You should keep working on the words until you get a 100%.
5.  Friday:  Spelling test at school.

Notepad.png Penmanship

1.  Works is always to written nicely before turning in for a grade or others to see it. Penmanship counts.  If sloppy or rushed, parents/teacher should have students redo their work until it is up to expectations.
Expectations...
* Write on the line.
* Letters should be of appropriate size for the line.
* We always use capitols and punctuation.
* Spelling is important and must be corrected.
* Reread your work to catch grammar errors before turning in.




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