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Choose 5 activities to complete each week. Please remember that Homelinks, Poetry Journals, Family Projects, and Read and Review are NOT optional. Poetry Journal’s MUST be turned in on Monday!! Initial each activity box that is completed and return in to school on February 1st.

Sunday

Monday
Family Project: (see attached) Project Due: 1/8/2012 6 7 Practice writing the letter J, upper and lower case 14 Practice writing the letter Q, upper and lower case
Practice writing the letter U, upper and lower case

Tuesday
1 Homelink 4*13 Treasure Hunt

Wednesday
2 Play Sight Word Memory (see attached) 9

Thursday
3 Practice reading your Poetry Journal 10 Poetry Journal

Friday
4 Play Earth Words or Alien Words
(see attached)

Saturday
Create symmetrical snowflakes. Remember symmetry means that both sides are identical.

5

Think about all the ways your parents are special, make a list and give it to them

8 Homelink 5.4 Guess My Number 15 Homelink 5.7 Measuring with Feet 22

Write as many words as you can that begin with first letter of your last name

11 Read & Review

12 Practice counting by 2’s, how high can you go? 19 Practice writing numbers 1-30

Talk about Martin Luther King. What is a dream that you have?

13

Practice printing your first and last name as neatly as you can

16 Poetry Journal

17 Read & Review 24 Poetry Journal 31 Poetry Journal Read & Review

18

20 Help someone fix dinner 27

21

Homelink 5.2 100th Day Project (More info to come)

23 Make a list of all the words that rhyme with snow 30 Play Sight Word Memory (see attached)

25

Walk through your entire house and count each step

26

Sing your favorite classroom songs

Practice writing the letter S, upper and lower case

28

29 Practice counting to 100

Name_______________________

Book It Minute Count ___

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Earth or Alien Word Game
The object of the game is to determine whether the letters that are rolled with three dice are Earth words (like “cat”) or Alien words (like “tep”). Attached you will find three dice patterns. Have your child color the two dice with consonants- Blue and the dice with vowels (A, E, I, O, and U)- Red. Then cut apart the dice and assemble. Take turns rolling the three dice. Arrange them in Blue, Red, Blue order. Then have your child sound out the cubes and determine whether it is an “Earth” word or if it is an “Alien” word. Have your child write down the word in the appropriate column on the game sheet. **This is a great way to get students to sound out words and blend them together. Students have been taught strategies such as “chopping” up sounds/words and “stretching” out words for blending.

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Name

Earth Words or Alien Words

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January Family Project
For our January Home Project, I am asking that students work with their families to create a paper snowman using various objects. You are not required to use the pattern I have supplied, it is completely up to you! Students may want to make a snowdad, a snowmom, a baby snowman, a snowcat, etc. Will your snowman have a scarf, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hat, arms, etc.? Your family gets to decide! What types of objects could your family use? To get you started, here are some ideas for common objects that you might have lying around… glitter, seeds, popcorn, raisins, tissue paper, foam pieces, kernels of corn, ribbons, felt, string, buttons, bottle caps, plastic forks, sticks, etc. Whatever you find!

Have fun and be creative! All snowpeople/animals are due by Tuesday, January 8th.

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