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1/31/12 > Language Arts
Language Arts

Identifies/isolates final sounds
Activity: Have the child listen as you say a word. Then ask student to repeat the word. Next, have the student say the word without the ending sound. For example, say “sleep” without the “p” (slee). Remember to say the sound, not the letter name.

Decodes CVC words
Activity: Practice reading decodable words. A decodable word is one that can be “sounded out” For example: dog, can, pop, hat, let, hill, bug, sip, etc.

Retells order of events
Activity: After reading a story ask your child some specific questions. For example: “What happened first in the story?” “What happened next?” “What happened at the end of the story?”

This six weeks the high frequency words are:

Upper and lower case letter identification, letter sound/word association and sight word recognition will be retested each six weeks until all are master
1/31/12 > Math

Creates and identifies sets to 20
Activity: Using counters such as beans, M&Ms, toothpicks, etc., show the child a number (0-20) and have him/her make a set containing that number. After making two sets determine which set is larger, smaller, and then compare how many more objects are in the larger set.

Recognizes and orders numbers to 20
Activity: Using a set of flash cards have child randomly identify numerals 1-20 without hesitation. Mix numerals up and have child place them in the correct order.

Identifies ordinal positions to 10
Activity: Put a group of 10 objects in a row. Have your child point to the object which is first, second, etc.

Constructs, reads and interprets graphs to answer questions
Activity: With your child, graph the people in your family who like cookies or ice cream. Ask questions such as: “Do more of us like cookies best or ice cream?” “How many like ice cream?”, “How many people are in our family?”

Identifies half and whole
Activity: At mealtime cut various foods in half, unequal parts, and whole; then have your child identify those that are half and whole. Also, provide opportunities to sort objects (paper clips, skittles, crayons) into equal parts and label each as half.

Uses one-to-one correspondence to describe relative sizes of sets to 30
Activity: Provide a set of manipulatives (cubes, toothpicks, marbles, etc). Tell or show your child a number from 1-30 and help him/her make a set of that number. After making two or more sets have him/her tell you which set has more. Line up objects side by side to compare the sets. Next count how many more the larger set has.
1/31/12 > Science & Social Studies
Social Studies

Understands importance of historical figures
Activity: Discuss with your child important people in U.S. and Texas history and what they did to help our country and state. Examples are: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Stephen F. Austin.

Identifies current president and where he lives
Activity: Talk with your child about the current U.S. president and the White House in Washington, D.C.

Identifies American symbols
Activity: Show child pictures of American symbols such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the American Flag, and the White House. Identify the pictures and discuss why they are important in American history.


Identifies polar animals and describes their adaptations
Activity: Family Research Fun
Can you find out these polar animal facts?
What are the names of five polar
Where do they live?
What do they eat?
How do they stay warm?

Identifies healthy habits
Activity: Emphasize to your child the importance of healthy routines such as washing hands, brushing teeth, and eating healthy meals.