April 13th - 17th
Phonics Skill & Spelling Words
High Frequency Words
How many clouds can you count?
Monday, April 13th: Spelling Pre-Test (Google Classroom or Packet)
Throughout Week: "Pick a Challenge & Learn" Mat (Google Classroom or Packet)
Friday, April 17th: Spelling Post-Test (Google Classroom or Packet)
Tuesday, April 14th: Ou: Write The Word (Google Classroom or Packet)
Wednesday, April 15th: Ou: Write The Word (Google Classroom or Packet)
Thursday, April 16th: Ou: Clip The Diphthong (Google Classroom ONLY)
Other Ways to Practice
shaving cream, sidewalk chalk, pretzel rods & pudding, or
find more ideas in work mat on Google Classroom or in the week 4 packet
Place Value Assignment (Google Classroom & Packet Have Different Assignments, Choose One)
3D Shapes (Google Classroom & Packet Have Different Assignments, Choose One)
Use the following YouTube videos to reinforce learning:
Review addition and subtraction facts 0-20
Skip count by 2's, 5's and 10's to 120 (use file in document section)
Mental math: ten more/ten less of a given number
One more/one less of a given number
Here is an addition & subtraction packet for additional practice: click here!
Story: Chickens Aren't The Only Ones By: Ruth Heller
Monday, April 13th: Listen to story (on Youtube below), complete Day 1: Schema
Tuesday, March 14th: Listen to story again, complete Day 2: Schema
Wednesday, March 15th: Listen to story (optional), complete Day 3: Author's Purpose
Thursday, March 16th: Listen to story (optional), complete Day 4: Opinion Writing
*All assignments for shared reading can be found in both Google Classroom or the digital Week 4 packet above.
Opinion Writing: If you could have an oviparous animal as a pet, which one would you select? Why?
Use the opinion writing template included in packet or in Day 4 of Shared Reading on Google Classroom
Provide an introduction, 2 reasons, and a conclusion
Watch the video about oviparous animals (animals that lay eggs) below to get ideas.
Write me a letter and I'll respond (template in Google Classroom or packet)
Additional Writing Option: Below you will find a link for a FREE resource called Write Reader. Students started learning how to create books online and they enjoy using this format.
You can login here: .
The class code is rdv1 and the username is child's first name (first letter uppercase).
Students can use Write Reader to create their own books on any topic they choose! This may require some guidance.
I should be able to view all books as students work on them! I can't wait to see them!
I have created RAZ-KIDS accounts for everyone in the class. This program allows students to read ebooks and take quizzes at their level. Please read at least TWO books per week from Raz-Kids. Once logged into Raz-Kids, students will also have access to HEADSPROUT which has self-paced phonics and comprehension skill lessons.
Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com
Step 2: Enter or choose teacher's username ---> hkaraffa
Step 3: Your child finds his/her username on the class chart
Step 4: You child enters his/her password (first name, first letter capital)
Raz-Kids has an app for Apple, Android, & Amazon!
I also highly encourage you sign up for EPIC (free until June 30th) to have access to thousands of books that are fun and engaging. I often put collections of books in student mailboxes on EPIC that they can read or do “research” on. EPIC also has a DRA tab that has leveled books so students are reading books at their independent or instructional level. Please let me know if you would like your child’s reading level.
Below you will find reading strategies that your child should be using as they read. When they finish reading, have your child retell the stories and ask questions about it. If it’s a non-fiction book, have them share facts that they have learned. In the documents section above, I have included reading response sheets that can be used to build comprehension skills.