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Due:

Big Reading Question:

In the story The Three Little Pigs, which pig made the best choice and how do you know?

Vocabulary Words:

blazing: hot and shining brightly

chimney: a hollow passage through which smoke escapes from a building

huff: to blow air or breathe in and out heavily

plot: the events of a story

puff: to make a sudden gust of smoke, air, breath, or wind

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.)   

d-dog-/d/               s-snake-/s/

a-apple-/a/            g-game-/g/           

i-itch-/i/                n-nut-/n/              

m-man-/m/             t-top-/t/

Rhyming practice:  Say 3 rhyming words and have your child say another word that rhymes.

big, wig, jig, ______        take, make, fake, ______

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will use time order words to sequence the story of The Three Little Pigs.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters d and u.  Have your child tell you the sound each letter makes.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw, want, is

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What is the problem in the story Three Billy Goats Gruff, and how was it solved?

Vocabulary Words:

creaked: made a low, squeaking sound

gobble: to eat something quickly and in a greedy way

longed: had an earnest, heartfelt desire for something

scarcely: only just barely; by a small amount

setting: where a story takes place

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.)  

d-dog-/d/                  s-snake-/s/

a-apple-/a/                g-game-/g/               

c-cat-/c/                   o-octopus-/o/           

f-fun-/f/                   b-bat-/b/

Syllable practice: Have your child tell how many syllables are in each of these words:

bubble      salamander    backpack    bug

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw to show the problem in the story Three Billy Goats Gruff and how the problem was solved.  Students will label pictures.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Have your child practice writing their name. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw, want, is

Due:

Big Reading Question:

How did the wolf and the kids become friends in the story The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids?

Vocabulary Words:

bleated: made the sound or cry of a goat or sheep

disguise: make oneself look like someone or something else

kids: young goats

miller: one who works in, operates, or owns a mill-a building where grain is ground into flour

terrified: deeply afraid

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.)  

d-dog-/d/               s-snake-/s/

a-apple-/a/            g-game-/g/            i-itch-/i/    

t-top-/t/                n-nut-/n/              m-man-/m/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will use picture cards to sequence and retell the story The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Ask them to look for sight words as you point and read the words.

Have your child practice writing their name.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw, want, is, want, is

Past Assignments

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What mistake did Chicken Little make and why did it scare her?

 Vocabulary Words:

acorn: the seed of an oak tree

character: the person or animal that a story is about

den: a cave-like home of some wild animals

fiction: a type of book or story that has imaginary characters and events

sly: sneaky and secretive

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.) 

d-dog-/d/                 s-snake-/s/

a-apple-/a/                g-game-/g/                

c-cat-/c/                  o-octopus-/o/           

f-fun-/f/                   b-bat-/b/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw and write about the characters and setting of the story Chicken Little.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters d and f.  Have your child tell you the sound each letter makes.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw, want, is

Due:

I can: I can identify numbers 6-9

In class: Number Bootcamp Number 6- students engaged writing, counting and learning all the different ways to make the number 6.


At home:  Homework packet for 9-16

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What challenges did Helen Keller face, and how did she overcome them?

Vocabulary Words:

deaf: unable to hear; lacking the sense of hearing

disobedient: misbehaving; refusing to do what one is told

frustrated: discouraged or unhappy

sensations: feelings caused by one of your senses

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.)  

a-apple-/a/            g-game-/g/            i-itch-/i/    

t-top-/t/                n-nut-/n/              m-man-/m/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete visual biography of Helen Keller’s life by sequencing pictures.  Students will label pictures.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Ask them to look for sight words as you point and read the words.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What challenges did Ray Charles face, and how did he overcome them?

Vocabulary Words:

blind: unable to see; not having the sense of sight

disability: inability to perform a task of daily life in the way that most people can

disease: serious sickness or illness

opportunity: a good chance to accomplish something

remarkable: wonderful or amazing

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.)  

a-apple-/a/                g-game-/g/                c-cat-/c/  

o-octopus-/o/            f-fun-/f/                   b-bat-/b/

Syllable practice: Have your child tell how many syllables are in each of these words:

candy      bucket    elephant    dog                                                                        Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete visual biography of Ray Charles’ life by sequencing pictures.  Students will label pictures.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters g and i. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw

Watch this video about syllables: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S7DY2lgJlU

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What do you know about each of the five senses?

Vocabulary Words:

No new vocabulary introduced today.  Review of previous vocabulary words.  Ask your child to identify the body part associated with each of the five senses.

Sight-eyes, hearing-ears, smell-nose, taste-tongue, touch-skin

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.)   

a-apple-/a/            g-game-/g/            i-itch-/i/    

t-top-/t/                n-nut-/n/              m-man-/m/

Rhyming practice:  Say 3 rhyming words and have your child say another word that rhymes.

hat, bat, cat, ______        snow, crow, mow, ______

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw a picture of them using one of the five senses and complete the sentence stem I can _____ with my _____. (selecting a sense and the matching body part)

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters g and b.  Have your child tell you the sound each letter makes.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw

Watch this video about rhyming words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVophT8naUM

Due:

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of touch work?

Vocabulary Words:

nerves: tiny, wire-like bits under the skin enabling us to feel

sensitive: able to feel something strongly or quickly

skin: the soft, smooth covering all over the outside of the body

texture: the way something feels on the outside or surface

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.) 

a-apple-/a/                g-game-/g/                c-cat-/c/  

o-octopus-/o/            f-fun-/f/                   b-bat-/b/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of touch and one way the sense of touch keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters a and m.  Have your child tell you the sound each letter makes.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw
 
Watch this video about the letter Aa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGZFmW3uPJE

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What does your sense of taste work?

Vocabulary Words:

congested: having too much mucus in your nose making hard to breathe

flavorful: having a strong and pleasant taste

saliva: the watery fluid in your mouth

taste buds: tiny bumps on the tongue that send taste messages to the brain

Fundations Practice:

We introduced the letters a and g today.  Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the attached Fundation card images. (This page is also available behind the Homework Resources tab in your child’s INDIAN Notebook.)

 a-apple-/a/           g-game-/g/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of taste and one way the sense of taste keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters a and g. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to, at, saw

Watch this video about the letter Gg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39prtfpkRkU

Due:

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of smell work?

Vocabulary Words:

molecules: tiny particles or pieces of things that are so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye

mucus: the slimy, liquid substance secreted inside the nose

nostrils: the name of the two openings in the nose

scents: smells or odors

smell receptors: small parts deep inside the nose that catch scents or smells from the air

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook. 

c-cat-/k/      o-octopus-/o/      f-fun-/f/        b-bat-/b/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of smell and one way the sense of smell keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing your name 3 times. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to

Due:

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of hearing work?

Vocabulary Words:

echo: a sound that you hear again after it bounces back off something, such as a large mountain

invisible: not able to be seen

sound waves: bands, or waves, of noise

vibrate: to move back and forth in a very small motion

volume: the loudness of a sound

Watch this video about the sense of hearing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mptjEoHF2aI

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the alphabet chart in their INDIAN notebook. 

c-cat-/k/      o-octopus-/o/    i-itch-/i/     t-top-/t/      n-nut-/n/     m-man-/m/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of hearing and one way the sense of hearing keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters i, t, n, m.  Have your child tell you the sound each letter makes.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to

Due:

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of sight work?

Vocabulary Words:

iris: the colored part of the eye

leap: to jump

protect: to keep something safe from harm

pupil: a small, covered, black hole in the center of the eye where light enters

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter using the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook.                                                          

c-cat-/k/      o-octopus-/o/      f-fun-/f/        b-bat-/b/

Watch this video about the letter Oo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWbvHZBmrqk 

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of sight and one way the sense of sight keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters c, o, f, b.  Have your child tell you the sound each letter makes.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What do you know about the five senses?

Vocabulary Words:

amazing: surprisingly good, causing wonder

harm: an injury to your body

sight: the act of seeing and looking at things with your eyes

smell: to detect odors with your nose

taste: to detect flavors with your tongue

touch: to feel with your hands or other parts of your body

Fundations Practice:

We introduced the letters c and o today.  Use the alphabet chart inside your child’s INDIAN notebook to review the letter-keyword-sound for each letter.                     

c-cat-/k/                o-octopus-/o/

Watch this video about the letter Cc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNgUoinyQUU

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete the activity with the book My Five Senses by Aliki.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Practice writing the letters c and o. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see, and, to

Due:

Big Reading Question:

How can I use words and illustrations to retell a story?

Vocabulary Words:

No new vocabulary words were introduced today.

Fundations Practice:

Have your child find each letter on the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook and recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

t-top-/t/         f-fun-/f/        b-bat-/b/     

n-nut-/n/        m-man-/m/      i-itch-/i/    

u-up-/u/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will illustrate and label an assigned nursery rhyme or fable, then share their work with the class and retell the nursery rhyme or fable.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Ask them to look for sight words as you point and read the words.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see

Watch this video about sight words:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0vWOwIflTs

Due:

Big Reading Question:

How can sequencing the events of a story help me retell the events of the story?

Vocabulary Words:

No new vocabulary words were introduced today.

Fundations Practice:

Have your child find each letter on the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook and recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

t-top-/t/         f-fun-/f/        b-bat-/b/    

n-nut-/n/        m-man-/m/      i-itch-/i/   

u-up-/u/

Watch this video about the letters and sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36IBDpTRVNE

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will sequence the pictures from the fables we have read.  Students will use the pictures to retell the story to a partner.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing your name 3 times. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What lesson did the characters learn in the fable “The Hare and the Tortoise”?

Vocabulary Words:

boasting: telling about something in a proud way, bragging

darted: moved suddenly and rapidly

steadily: continuously; at the same speed 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child find each letter on the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook and recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

t-top-/t/      f-fun-/f/        b-bat-/b/     

n-nut-/n/     m-man-/m/      i-itch-/i/    

u-up-/u/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will predict who will win the race between the Hare and the Tortoise.  Then, after listening to the fable, students will predict who would win if the Hare and the Tortoise were to race again.  Students will complete the sentence stem I think the  _____ will win the second race because _______.

The Hare and the Tortoise video book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6kLLB9twzc

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing the letters b and n.  Have your child tell you the sound the letters makes.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What was the lesson/moral learned from the fable “The Dog and His Reflection”?

Vocabulary Words:

feast: a large meal

greedy: wanting much more of something than is needed

reflection: an image that is usually seen in a mirror

stream: a small body of running, fresh water

Fundations Practice:

Have your child find each letter on the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook and recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

t-top-/t/         f-fun-/f/        b-bat-/b/     

n-nut-/n/     m-man-/m/    i-itch-/i/     u-up-/u/

Watch this video about the letter Uu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF59Xs60uRM

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw a picture of something they would not want to lose.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing the letters t and f.  Have your child tell you the sound each letter makes.

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, like, see

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What was the lesson/moral learned from the fable “The Lion and the Mouse”? 

Vocabulary Words:

disturbed: interrupted or bothered someone

favor: a kind or helpful action

gnawing: chewing

grateful: feeling thankful or showing thanks

Fundations Practice:

We introduced the letters i and u today.  Use the alphabet chart inside your child’s INDIAN notebook to review the letter-keyword-sound for each letter.

i-itch-/i/       u-up-/u/

Watch this video about the letter Ii: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_gJVJvOA3Q

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw to illustrate the moral of “Little friends may be great friends,” by drawing the event showing the mouse as a great friend.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing the letters i and u. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the, see, like

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What are the characteristics of a nursery rhyme?

Vocabulary Words:

No new vocabulary words were introduced today.

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter as they are pointing to each letter on the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook:                 

t-top-/t/      f-fun-/f/       b-bat-/b/        n-nut-/n/     m-man-/m/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw a picture representing their favorite nursery rhyme and complete the sentence stem “My favorite nursery rhyme is ________.”

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Ask them to look for sight words as you point and read the words.

Watch this video about the alphabet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_-lz2BI2Co

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the

Due:

Big Reading Question:

Who will get the sheep’s wool in the nursery rhyme “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”?

Vocabulary Words:

lane: a small street or road

wool: sheep’s hair or fur

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter while pointing to the letter on the alphabet chart inside your child's INDIAN notebook.                 

t-top-/t/      f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      n-nut-/n/        m-man-/m/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete visual biography of Ray Charles’ life by sequencing pictures.  Students will label pictures.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing your name 3 times. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the

 Watch this video about sight words:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0vWOwIflTs

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What do you know about Little Bo Peep? (character analysis)

Vocabulary Words:

sheep: an animal with wool fur that usually lives on a farm

wagging: moving quickly from side to side or up and downNo new vocabulary introduced today. 

Fundations Practice:

We introduced the letter m today.  Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for the letter while pointing to the letter on the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook:                          

m-man-/m/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw a picture of Little Bo Peep and complete the sentence stem Little Bo Peep is  _____. (selecting a word to describe Little Bo Peep)

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing the letter m.  Have your child tell you the sound the letter makes.

Watch this video about the letter m:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFMI-cV9sq8

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the

Due:

Big Reading Question:

What are the events in the nursery rhyme “Hickory Dickory Dock”?

Vocabulary Words:

struck: beat or hit something hard to make a sound

Fundations Practice:

Have your child find each letter on the alphabet chart inside their INDIAN notebook. Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter as they point to the letter:                                                                       

t-top-/t/         f-fun-/f/        b-bat-/b/      n-nut-/n/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will practice retelling the events of the nursery rhyme using a model of the mouse and the clock.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing the letters t, f, b, and n .  Have your child tell you the sound each letter makes.

Watch this video about the letter n.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCxv2ZPU3vg

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the

Due:

Big Reading Question:

In the nursery rhyme “Star Light, Star Bright”, what does the character say while looking at the star?  

Vocabulary Words:

wish: to verbally or silently hope for something you want

Fundations Practice:

We introduced the letter n today.  

Use the alphabet image cards page inside your child's INDIAN notebook.  Have your child point to the letter n and recite the letter-keyword-sound for the letter:

n-nut-/n/

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw what they would wish for if they saw the first star.  Teacher will help students complete the sentence stem “I would wish for _______.”

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing the letter n. 

Read sight words:  I, a, can, the