April 27th - May 1st
Phonics Skill & Spelling Words
Can the boy point to the coin?
Monday, April 26th: Spelling Pre-Test (Google Classroom or Packet)
Friday, May 1st: Spelling Post-Test (Google Classroom or Packet)
Optional: Sigh Word Mat: Pick A Challenge & Learn (packet only)
Other Ways to Practice
shaving cream, sidewalk chalk, pretzel rods & pudding, or
find more ideas in work mat in the week 6 packet
Monday, April 27th: Write The Word oi
Tuesday, April 28th: Write The Word oy
Wednesday, April 29th: Match The Picture oi/oy
Thursday, April 30th: Phonics Mat oi/oy
Friday, May 1st: Clip the oi or oy
Non-Standard Units of Measurement:
Complete lessons in Google Classroom and/or the packet (assignments are different in GC and packet)
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: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus & The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog By: Mo Willems
Monday, April 27th: Listen to story, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (below), complete Day 1: Connect
Tuesday, April 28th: Listen to story, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog (below), complete Day 2: Characters
Wednesday, April 29th: Listen to story, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog (below), complete Day 3: Problem & Solution
Thursday, April 30th: Opinion - Which book was your favorite? Write about why you liked it the most.
*All assignments for shared reading can be found in both Google Classroom or the digital Week 6 packet above.
Opinion Writing: (also day 5 of shared reading) Which book was your favorite?
Use the opinion writing template included in packet or in Day 5 of Shared Reading on Google Classroom
Provide an introduction, 2 reasons, and a conclusion
Astronaut Narrative: Imagine that you are an astronaut for a day. What would you do?
Read Astronaut Collection in EPIC (mailbox)
Use Complete Sentences
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.