Practice letters/sounds/words/numbers nightly!!
We are moving faster now--easy to get behind!!
Letters/Phonics: Your child should now be able to recognize, print, and tell you the sound for the following letters: Ll, Mm, Oo, Tt, Gg, Aa, Hh, Ss, Pp, Cc, Ii, Bb, Nn, Dd, Kk, Ff, Rr, Uu, Jj, Ww, Zz, Xx, Vv, Qq, Yy, and Ee. Please work on all 26 of these at home!! Continue to practice and review at home a few minutes each night—we are moving fast and it is easy to fall behind. We will continue to practice all 26 letters and sounds the rest of the year and blending and reading new words.
Reading: Your child should be able to read these words to you as part of your homework each night: I am the little to a have is we my like he for me she with look see they of you do are that red blue green yellow orange purple pink black brown white gray zero one two three four five six seven eight nine ten go here from what said was where come can and big in it if on off stop yes no Mom Dad will. Practice: sounding out small one syllable words, counting the number of syllables in a word and the number of words in a sentence, and blending sounds together to make words. We have also been working on beginning sentences with a capital letter, ending them with the correct mark (. ? !) and printing Aa-Zz.
Math: We continue to practice counting and number recognition daily. Our goal for the end of the year is to count to 100 and recognize/print to at least 25. We are continuing to practice addition AND subtraction using objects, drawings, and fingers—please practice BOTH at home!!
In folders: two Math homework pages, word list to practice, and books to read.
Thanks for all you do!! Continue to practice letters/sounds/words/numbers and read a few minutes each night—First Grade isn't far away and they work at a MUCH FASTER PACE and are expected to do more INDEPENDENTLY!!!!!
Looking ahead: no school Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22. Have a great long weekend and Easter break!! Please sign and return grade card and checklist by next Thursday. Thanks!!