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Burls First Grade News

November 16-20, 2009
This week we’ll read Ann’s Trip to the Stars, Mark’s Big Day, and Putting
on a Play. Please read with and listen to your child read each day. As you listen
to your child read, see if he/she can retell the story. Have him or her tell you
what happened at the beginning, in the middle, and then at the end of the story.
Also, please help your child study the sight words. The new sight word
flashcards will be sent home on Tuesday.
NOTE: I will be sending home a fluency passage for your child to
practice reading by the end of this week and a timer. Please time your
child reading for 1 minute. The goal is for first graders to read a minimum
of 30 words per minute or more by the first week of December.

Reading Homework for the Week

Monday – read Ann’s Trip to the Stars pg 54-61, do Day 1
homework, and study all of the sight words (The new sight words will
be sent home on Tuesday.)
Tuesday – read Mark’s Big Day pg 66-85, read Words to Know
pgs 64-65, do Day 2 homework & review sight words.
Wednesday – Read Mark’s Big Day pg. 66-85 at least two times. Read
about the Author and the Illustrator pg. 86-87, do Day 3 homework &
review sight words.

Thursday – Read Mark’s Big Day pg. 66-85, read Putting on a Play
pg 88-89, do Day 4 homework, review sight words & do spelling Triangles.

(Phonics Skill in the stories is the /ar/ sound.

Spelling Words
far farm arm art part park chin such fly watch
BONUS WORDS: again house put (Some spelling words are repeated.)

Math Homework
Help your child practice counting forwards and backwards by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s.
Tuesday & Thursday – complete math worksheet