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Due:

December 3

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 15
Skills:
  • Spelling Test over the words from Monday
  • Introduce the /ie/ sound as in "igh" like night
  • Have students review synonyms and antonyms and complete Activity Page 5.2
  • Introduce the story "Dwight's Lights" in partners and have students complete Activity Page 5.3.
Knowledge:
  • Pausing Point

Due:

December 2

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 15
Skills:
  • Review Action Verbs with Wiggle Cards.
  • Review Tricky Spelling "i" with the spelling trees and leaves. 
  • Practice "i" with Activity Page 4.1
  • Introduce the Story "Drummer's Grove" in partners and have students complete activity page 4.2.
Knowledge:
  • Listen to the Story "Social Insects: Bees and Wasps"
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DMhhZeWpWU

Due:

December 1

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 15
Skills: 
  • Review Singular and Plural Nouns.
  • Introduce /i/ as the "y" like myth.
  • Complete Spelling Trees for the sound
  • Have students complete Activity page 3.1
  • Introduce the story "Brooklyn" and Partner read the story.
  • Send home activity pages 3.2 and 3.3.
Knowledge: 
 

Due:

November 30

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 15
Skills:
  • Review Common and Proper Nouns.
  • Review the Spelling Trees from the day before and add more leaves. 
  • Practice r-controlled vowels on Activity page 2.1
  • Introduce the New Reader and the Story "Morning"
  • Have students read "Morning" in whole group and independent practice.
  • Send home activity page 2.2
Knowledge: 

Due:

November 29

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 15
Skills: 
  • Introduce /er/ as in "ur" like hurt and "ir" as in bird
  • Have students complete activity page 1.2
  • Word Baseball with Tricky Words
  • Introduce the Spelling Words
    • Send home the family letter about the spelling words
Knowledge: 

Due:

November 19

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 14
Skills: 
  • Assessment Day
Knowledge: 
  • Domain Test day

Due:

November 18

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 14
Skills: 
  • Students will be editing and revising Mr. Mowse's narratives and the narratives that they wrote as well. 
  • Students will be completing Activity Pages 23.2 and 24.1
  • Students will complete Activity page 24.2 as homework
Knowledge:
 

Due:

November 17

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 14
Skills: 
  • Action Verb Review and Activity page 23.1
  • Each student will plan and draft a personal narrative using activity page 23.2. 
  • Students will then use Activity page 23.3 as a take home activity. This activity will have them practicing /ie/ and /ue/
Knowledge:

Due:

November 16

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 14
Skills: 
  • Teacher will review nouns and introduce Action Verbs.
  • Have students complete activity page 22.1.
  • Students will then Plan and Draft a class narrative.
  • Students will then complete activity page 22.1
  • Students will do the planning letter at home and that is found activity page 22.3
Knowledge: 

Due:

November 15

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 14
Skills: 
  • Review /aw/ sound reviewing the following spellings 'aw,' 'au,' and 'augh.' 
  • Have students complete activity page 21.1.
  • Introduce Personal Narratives and complete Activity Page 21.2. 
  • Students will work in partners on activity pages 21.3 and 21.4
  • Students will take home 21.5 and 21.6 as homework.
Knowledge: 

Due:

November 12

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 13
Skills: 
  • Spelling Assessment over antonyms.
  • Introduce the /aw/ sound and /augh/ sound like the word caught
  • Use a spelling tree
  • Read the Story "The Dispute" and complete activity page 20.2

Due:

November 11

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 13
Skills: 
  • Practice the sounds and discriminating the difference between them "aw," "a," and "ae"
  • Introduce "aw" and "au" and place them in your code chart.
  • Practice it on pages 19.1 and 19.2
  • Read the story "Jump!" again and complete Activity pages 19.3
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Have students describe what the main topic of this read aloud is about.

Due:

November 10

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 13
Skills: 
  • Review our Spelling trees with "u_e," "u," and "ue"
  • Practice this with the game Sunshine and the Mule
  • Activity Pages 18.1 and 18.2
  • Read the story "Jump" and complete activity page 18.3
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • What was it like traveling on the Erie Canal at this time? 
  • Students are expected to write 2-3 sentences. 

Due:

November 9

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 13
Skills: 
  • Go over and work on spelling alternative for long /ue/ sound including "u_e," "ue," and "u"
  • Complete Activity page 17.1 
  • Work with synonyms and antonyms 
  • Work on Plural Nouns by completing Activity pages 17.2 and 17.3
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Working on dealing with the main topic of the read aloud

Due:

November 8

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty 13
Skills: 
  • Sort the words with a long /ue/ sound.
  • Create a Spelling Tree with a long /ue/ sound and an /u/ sound
  • Complete Activity page 16.1 
  • Read the story "The Soccer Twins part II"
  • Introduce and send home the spelling words.
Knowledge: 

Due:

November 5

Phonics and Skills: 
  • Heggerty 12
  • Spelling Test
  • Plural Nouns
  • Assessment
Knowledge: 
  • Pausing Point
Writing: 
  • Teacher Choice

Due:

November 4

Phonics and Skills: 
  • Heggerty 12
  • Unscramble Sentences and placing them in the correct order.
  • Activity Page 14.1 with looking at capitalization and punctuation.
  • Read "The Soccer Twins, part 1"
  • Activity page 14.2
Knowledge
  • Domain Assessment
 

Due:

November 3

Phonics and Skills: 
  • Review Spelling Trees of /i/ and /ie/
  • Practice the Tricky Spellings of 'i'
  • Activity Pages 13.1 and 13.2
  • Reread the story "The Big Race" and have students do Activity Page 13.3
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Have students tell the events of the water cycle in order.

Due:

November 2

Phonics and Skills: 
  • Heggerty 12
  • Spelling Tree /ie/
  • Looking and writing different words that have 'ie' like tie and 'i' like item
  • Common and Proper Nouns
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Have students write about the life cycle of the Butterfly. 
 

Due:

November 1

Phonics and Skills: 
  • Heggerty 12
  • Board sort with long /ie/ and /i/ 
  • Spelling Tree for /i/ and /ie/
  • Activity pages 11.1 and 11.2 
  • Read the story "The Big Race"
  • Spelling words include: knotted, knitting, knocked, wringing, wronged, whined, whipped, quitting, quacked, all
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Have students tell the events of a frog life cycle in sequential order.

Due:

October 29

Phonics
  • Heggerty Week 11
Skills
  • Spelling Test
  • Students will practice the tricky spellings of C and G
  • Students will read the story "Kim's Training".
Knowledge
  • Students will engage in Halloween Writing
  • Students will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin.

Due:

October 28

Phonics
  • Heggerty Week 11
Skills
  • Students will review the tricky spelling of long O
  • Students will read the story "Val's Training".
Knowledge
  • Students will continue to learn about the cycles of nature.
  • Read Aloud: The Chicken and the Egg

Due:

October 27

Phonics
  • Heggerty Week 11
Skills
  • Students will learn the tricky spelling of O
  • Students will read the story "The Swimming Sisters".
Knowledge
  • Read Aloud: The Life Cycle of Trees

Due:

October 26

Phonics
  • Heggerty Week 11
Skills
  • Students will read one and two syllable words with the sound/spelling of long O
  • Students will unscramble sentences and identify the nouns in each sentence.
  • Activity Page 7.3 will be sent home to complete
Knowledge
  • Read Aloud: The Life Cycle of a Plant
  • Students will continue to learn about the cycles of nature.
 

Due:

October 25

Phonics
  • Heggerty Week 11
Skills
  • Learn different ways to make the long O
  • Begin the spelling tree for the different sounds O
Knowledge
  • Continue learning about the Cycles of Nature
  • Read Aloud: Four Seasons in One Year

Due:

October 22

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 10
Skills: 
  • Spelling Test 
  • Practice all the long a spellings
  • Team Spelling Bee
Knowledge: 
  • Listen to the story "The Reasons for the Seasons"
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMeMRom_-AM

Due:

October 21

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 10
Skills: 
  • Review the consonants and their sounds
  • Review the /ae/  sound
  • Review the Tricky Spelling for /a/ and complete Activity page 4.1.
  • Read the story "Born to Spell"
Knowledge: 
  • Listen to the story "The Cycle of Daytime and Nighttime"
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zs_ojGNV0

Due:

October 20

Phonics:
  • Heggerty Week 10
Skills: 
  • Introduce the Tricky Spelling /a/ as in paper
  • Practice Chaining using the following words.
    • rain, brain, grain, gain, main, pain, paint, saint, faint
    • hay, may, way, bay, lay, clay, slay, stay, sway, say
    • aid, paid, pain, rain, drain, train, ran, rain, ray, say
  • Complete Activity page 3.1
  • Read the story "And Then There Were Two"
Knowledge:
  • Domain 5 Test

Due:

October 19

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 10
Skills: 
  • Review the Spelling Tree from the day before. 
  • Introduce the /ai/ and /ay/ sounds
  • Complete activity page 2.1
  • Read the story "The Spelling Bee"
Knowledge:
 

Due:

October 18

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 10
Skills: 
  • Board Sort with the long a sound using /a/, /ai/, and /ay/
  • Create a Spelling Tree for the long a sounds
  • Word Baseball
  • Read "A Letter from the Publisher" 
  • Introduce the Spelling Words
Knowledge: 

Due:

October 8

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 9
Skills: 
  • Pausing Point and Assessments continued
Knowledge: 
  • Pausing Point
 

Due:

October 7

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 9
Skills: 
  • Pausing Point and assessments continued
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Activity 6.1 and 6.2 

Due:

October 6

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 9
Skills: 
  • Pausing Point and Assessments continued
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Activity page 5.1 and 5.2

Due:

October 5

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 9
Skills: 
  • Pausing Point and Assessments continued
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
 

Due:

October 4

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 9
Skills: 
  • Assessment Day
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Write one important role that James Madison played in the United States in 1812.

Due:

October 1

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 8
Skills: 
  • Spelling Assessment
  • Have the students read "The Panther" in the Bedtime Tales shared readers and then complete Activity Page 15.2. 
  • Have students express their opinion on Activity Page 15.3. 
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Complete Activity Pages 2.2-2.3 in the Knowledge Book.

Due:

3.8 Use Drawings to Represent Numbers

Essential Question: How are bar models used to show 
addition and subtraction problems?
 
Objective: Use bar models to represent a variety of 
addition and subtraction situations.
 
Vocabulary: bar model

Due:

September 30 PICTURE DAY

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 8
Skills: 
  • Have students quiz each other using their code charts for different sounds. 
  • Teach the students synonyms and antonyms. Complete Activity Page 14.1 the Antonym Match.
  • Have students edit their book report and make their final copy. This is their time to make corrections and create a final copy. 
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Complete Activity page 1.1 with a self-portrait of the students. 

Due:

3.6 Practice Subtraction Facts

Essential Question: What are some ways to remember 
differences?
 
Objective: Recall differences for basic facts using 
mental strategies. 
 
Vocabulary: count back

Due:

September 29

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 8
Skills: 
  • Have students edit their friends book report using the editing checklist on Activity Page 13.1.
  • Have students read "The Pancake Part II" and have students complete Activity Pages 13.2-13.4.
  • Have students read Pancake part II for homework to somebody at home!
Knowledge: 
  • Test Day for Domain 4

Due:

3.5 Relate Addition and Subtraction

Essential Question: How are addition and subtraction related?
 
Objective: Use the inverse relationship of addition 
and subtraction to recall basic facts.
 
Vocabulary: differences, related facts

Due:

September 28

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 8
Skills: 
  • Explain to your student that a book report is a narrative that retells a story AND tells their impression of the book. 
    • Did they like it? Did they not like it? Why? How does it relate to something else?
  • Have students complete Activity Page 11.5. In this activity, the students will complete a book report about "The Hare and the Hedgehog" and "How the Hedgehog Tricked the Hare." 
    • Have students check their grammar. Did they use capitalization and punctuation?
  • Have students read the story Pancake, part 1 and then have students complete Activity Page 12.2.
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • What was the lesson of this myth?

Due:

3.4 Add 3 Addends

Essential Question: How do you add three numbers?
 
Objective: Find sums of three addends by applying the 
Commutative and Associative Properties of 
Addition
 
Vocabulary: sum, addends

Due:

September 27

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 8
Skills: 
  • Review the "ar" sound as in car and the "or" sound as in for.
  • Have students practice reading and writing the following -ar and -or words.
    • -OR words: fort, sort, sport, born, corn, thorn, order, boring , porch, torch, pork, and fork.
    • - AR words: jar, car, far, star, yard, card, arm, farm, charm, bark, ark, dark, mark, arch, march, barn
  • Please have students complete Activity Page 11.1. 
  • Remind students that we use quotation marks for dialogue and then have students complete Activity Page 11.2.
  • Remind students of how contractions work and then introduce the students to the spelling words for the week. 
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • What was the lesson of the Greek Myth?

Due:

September 24

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 7
Skills: 
  • Spelling Test
  • Review the sounds of "er" as in her.
  • Review the Tricky Words: their and they
  • Have students complete activity page 10.2 and 10.3.
  • Have students read "How the Hedgehog Tricked the Hare" and complete activity page 10.4.
Knowledge: 
  • Pausing Point
  • Kahoot Vocabulary Game

Due:

September 23

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 7 
Skills: 
  • Review Quotation Marks and when to use quotation marks. 
  • Complete activity page 9.1
  • Read our shared story of "The Hare and the Hedgehog" 
  • Have students complete activity page 9.2. 
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Have students describe or write about their favorite adventure of Hercules. Have them use proof (or evidence) from the stories we have read. 

Due:

September 22

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty week 7
Skills: 
  • Review the sounds "oi" as in oil and "oy" as in toy
  • Have students chain the words. 
    • oil, boil, coil, coin, join, joint, point
    • it, out, pout, boot, root, room, groom, grim, grime
  • Have students edit a draft that we have together. Looking at capital letters, sight words, and punctuation. 
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Have students write their opinion of Hercules on activity page 7.1. 
    • Is he a hero? Why or why not? 

Due:

September 21

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 7
Skills: 
  • Review the sounds "ou" as in shout and "ow" as in now.
  • Review the spelling words. 
  • Review the writing process.
  • Write a narrative about "The Milk" using the plan from Monday. 
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Have students complete activity page 6.1.

Due:

September 21

Phonics: 
  • Heggerty Week 7
Skills:
  • Review the Tricky words: are, were, and some. 
  • Discuss the Writing Process 
    • 1 - Planning
    • 2 - Drafting
    • 3 - Editing
  • Complete the graphic organizer on 6.2 about the story "The Milk" in our shared readers. 
  • Please review the spelling words: smiling, racing, hoping, baking, inviting, confusing, competing, tasting, hopping, and were. 
Knowledge: 
Writing: 
  • Have students write what the lesson was from Theseus and the Minotaur.