SECOND GRADE: On the Documents page I have included the high frequency words that they should know how to read automatically and be able to spell correctly. In the newsletter I will include high frequency words that are being introduced in our curriculum weekly. Daily practice is great to increase speed and fluency.
EVERYONE: The IS from January 4th is also on the Documents page. There is some valuable information on there that you can use for reference that states what your student is expected to know. It can also be a guide for creating your own IS on unexpected absence days. Remember, that even on days of unexpected absences, IS needs to prove that at least 4 hours of work was completed. It is helpful if you make a list of tasks or subject areas practiced at home. Also, if your student is very sick and isn't up for too much activity I recommend checking out education websites that may have videos or audible information texts that your student can watch or listen to. Please include the video or audio in your list with the amount of time spent watching or listening.
Example List of IS:
Student Name & Date
1. Reading - "Bunnicula" - 30 minutes
Played grammar and spelling games on iPad - 40 minutes
High Frequency Word Flash cards - 30 minutes
2. Math - Studied geometric shapes with parent - 30 minutes
Practice math facts on chalk board - 20 minutes
Completed worksheet - 20 minutes
3. Writing - Journal Entry on student blog - 20 minutes
Friendly letter - 40 minutes
4. Science- Nature walk observation - 60 minutes
Discussed plants and animals with parent - 30 minutes
(parent signature & date)
Great Interactive Websites:
Free Printable Worksheets:
Also, our Learning Conference is Thursday, January 10th. Be sure to arrive promptly at 8:30 AM.