April 20th - 24th
Phonics Skill & Spelling Words
We took food to the zoo.
Monday, April 13th: Spelling Pre-Test (Google Classroom or Packet)
Monday-Friday: "Pick a Challenge & Learn" Mat (Google Classroom or Packet)
Friday, April 17th: Spelling Post-Test (Google Classroom or Packet)
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
Tuesday, April 21st: oo (room): I can Read (Google Classroom Only)
Wednesday, April 22nd: oo: Word Family Sort (Google Classroom or Packet)
Thursday, April 23rd: oo: Fill In The Missing Words (Google Classroom or Packet)
Time to the hour & half hour:
Monday, April 20th: Time to the Hour (Google Classroom & Packet Have Different Assignments, Choose One)
Tuesday, April 21st: Time to the Half Hour (Google Classroom & Packet Have Different Assignments, Choose One)
Wednesday, April 22nd: Mixed Practice
Thursday, April 23rd: Mixed Practice
Friday, April 24th: Mixed Practice
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 above)
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: A Sick Day For Amos McGee By: Philip C. Stead
Monday, April 20th: Listen to story (on Youtube below) until page 14-15 "Later that day", complete Day 1: Predict Question 1, then finish story, then complete 2nd & 3rd question
Tuesday, April 21st: Listen to story again, complete Day 2: Retell
Wednesday, April 22nd: Listen to story (optional), complete Day 3: Characters
Thursday, April 23rd: Listen to story (optional), complete Day 4: Connect
Friday, April 24th: Listen to the story (optional), complete Day 5: Opinion
*All assignments for shared reading can be found in both Google Classroom or the digital Week 4 packet above.
Opinion Writing: (also day 5 of shared reading) Write about your favorite part of the story above.
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
Writing Prompt 1 (Mon.): Where is the first place you would like to go once you can leave your home? Why?
Writing Prompt 2 (Wed.): What is something new you have learned while you have been at home?
Writing Prompt 3 (Fri.): What have you been doing to stay physically active while at home? Give 3 examples.
EARTH DAY (All week): Watch the video below & read books/watch videos in EPIC (in mailbox) about Earth Day. Write 4 new facts that you learned and then put Earth Day words in alphabetical order.
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.