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English — 1

Course Description – Students will grow in their reading ability, tackling full-length novels and practicing retelling and summarizing stories. Students will also grow in their writing ability, learning by copying literature as well as by creating their own characters and telling their own descriptive stories. They will also grow in their technical writing ability by practicing spelling and grammar. After a review of phonics, they will study the structure of plurals and learn to identify and use common and proper nouns as well as pronouns.

Reading List:

Books: The Tale of Jolly Robin, Bailey; The Tale of Solomon Owl, Bailey; The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker, Bailey; The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse, Burgess; Buster BearBurgess

Poetry and Short Stories: Abroad, Crane; McGuffey Second Reader; Beatrix Potter stories, as well as a variety of other short stories and poems

Note to parents: This curriculum is designed for students to work independently as much as possible, but your first grader is going to need some help and guidance. For the first two weeks your child will be asking you or an older sibling to read poems out loud. Please read the poems and go through the English lesson steps with your child.

It would be good for your child to read aloud to you or to someone else for the reading assignments until your child is feeling fluent and competent reading novels. You could even take turns reading sentences, then paragraphs, then pages to help him or her get used to reading larger books. (By the way, all of the books used can be put on an ereader for free. I have them linked here so that they open right up on the computer to the page you start reading on.)

There aren’t any specific handwriting assignments in first grade (how to form letters is in getting ready 2), but the student is asked to copy sentences from books. Use appropriate paper for the student’s handwriting level and these copywork assignments serve as writing and handwriting lessons. If your child needs more help, you can go to this handwriting worksheet maker and print out the copywork for your child to trace. In the curriculum I provide the link and sentences to make this easy to do. If you just finished “Getting Ready 2,” you might want to print copies of the first page of this pdf for your child’s copywork.

Day 1*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 1  (pages 1-5)
  2. NOTE: The transition to chapter books can be hard. Your child should be able to read it, but the size of the reading may feel like too much. If your child isn’t feeling up to reading the chapter, have him read aloud a sentence and then you read aloud a sentence. When you feel ready, move to reading a paragraph aloud at a time. Then you could read the first half of the story and your child can finish it. Then move to letting your child read the whole thing alone. It would be good for your child to read aloud to you or to someone else for the reading assignments until your child is feeling fluent and competent reading novels.
  3. Write the title and author of the book in your reading notebook.
  4. What does the Roman Numeral for number 1 look like? If you can’t remember, look at the number at the beginning of chapter 1.
  5. Tell what happened in the story to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long A Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the right side of this page. It’s the first poem in a book called, Abroad. What do you see happening in the picture?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What happened during the poem?
  3. Did you hear words rhyme in the poem? Read the first two lines again. Do you hear “go” rhyme with “below”? Now ask nicely to have the whole poem read to you again. This time listen for two rhyming words with A sounds. For example, the word day has an A sound. We call it the long A sound. Okay, listen close.
  4. What two long A sound words rhymed in the poem?
  5. *Print out this worksheet and fill in the long A sound rhyming words. (Just print out page one! Page two has a mistake!)

Day 2*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 2  (pages 6-10).
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 2 look like?
  3. Copy the best sentence into your reading notebook.  (The first page of this pdf can be used for this, or other paper. Or, copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and click print, His wife shuddered. Note: The sentence won’t come out italics. Just copy and paste and choose your settings. Please also note that you do not click download at the top of the page, please scroll down and you will see the worksheet maker.
  4. Another important reminder as you are beginning the year.  If you you click on a link and the link is not working please do not just skip it or find something similar to use, let your parent know so that we can get this fixed right away for you and for other users.
  5. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.  (It is normal at this age to have to ask leading questions. Ask, “Who was the chapter about?” “Where was he?” “What did he do?” “What happened when he did that?” “How did he feel about it?”

English*

Rhyme — Long A Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the right side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening? Where did they come from? Where are they going?
  3. This was another rhyming poem. Listen again for two long A sound rhyming words. What two long A sound words did you hear?
  4. *Print out this Worksheet on long A sound words and fill it in. Follow the directions. (You only need page one. Page two has the answers.)

Day 3*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 3  (pages 11-15).
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 3 look like? (Click on the chapter 3 link above if you can’t remember.)
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long E Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the right side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening?
  3. This was another rhyming poem. Listen for two long E sound rhyming words. What long E sound rhyming words did you hear?
  4. *Print out this Worksheet and circle all the words that have the long E sound. Then circle the pictures that match the word.

Day 4*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 4  (pages 16-20).
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 4 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, So Jolly Robin thanked him.)  Note: The sentence won’t come out italics. Just copy and paste and choose your settings.
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long E Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the left side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening?
  3. This was another rhyming poem. Listen for two long E sound rhyming words. What long E sound rhyming words did you hear?
  4. *Print out this Worksheet and circle all the words that have the long E sound. Then circle the pictures that match the word.

Day 5*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 5  (pages 21-25).
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 5 look like?  (Click on the chapter 5 link above if you can’t remember.)
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long I Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the right side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening?
  3. This was another rhyming poem. Listen for two long I sound rhyming words. What long I sound rhyming words did you hear?
  4. *Print out this Worksheet and follow the directions.

Day 6*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin chapter 6.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 6 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook. (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, The struggle was over in a moment.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long I Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the right side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening?
  3. This was another rhyming poem. Listen for two long I sound words. They rhyme but the lines they are in are not next to each other. What long I sound rhyming words did you hear?
  4. *Print out this worksheet and follow the directions. You will need scissors and glue stick.

Day 7*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin, chapter 7.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 7 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, On some days there was no sun at all.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long O Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the right side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening?
  3. This was another rhyming poem. Listen for two long O sound words. What long O sound rhyming words did you hear?
  4. *Print out this worksheet and follow the directions. You will need crayons or colored pencils.

Day 8*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin, chapter 8.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 8 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, His wife, however, shook her head.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long O Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the left side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening? (note to reader: Maillot is a French word and “ot” is pronounced with a long O sound and the t is silent.)
  3. This was another rhyming poem. Listen for two long O sound words. What long O sound rhyming words did you hear?
  4. *Print out this worksheet and follow the directions.

Day 9*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin, chapter 9.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 9 look like?  (If you can’t remember, you can click on the chapter 9 link above.)
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, He had expected to have a ride.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long U Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the right side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening?
  3. This was another rhyming poem. Listen for two long U sound words. What long U sound rhyming words did you hear?
  4. *Print out this worksheet and follow the directions.

Day 10*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin, chapter 10.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 10 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, And Jolly Robin did not laugh.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

Rhyme — Long U Sound

  1. Look at the picture on the right side of the page. What do you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
  2. Have a parent or older sibling read the poem to you. What is happening?
  3. This was the last poem in the book. You don’t have to listen for a rhyme.
  4. *Print out this worksheet and follow the directions. You will need crayons or colored pencils.

Writing

  1. Take two words from those on your worksheet and write two lines of a rhyming poem. (You can write more if you like, and you can use other long U sound words. Just make sure your lines rhyme!)
  2. Here’s an example: The wind it came and fiercely blew — whirled the leaves, stirred them like stew.

Day 11*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin, chapter 11.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 11 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, His wife shuddered.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. *Read this poem about The Worm and answer the questions.  (The last page is the answer key.)

Day 12*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin, chapter 12.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 12 look like?
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. Listen to the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  2. *Print out this page to use with this story. Grade 1 Boy Who Cried Wolf  On this sheet are six boxes. In each box is written something that happened in the story. But they are all mixed up! You need to put them in order.
  • Cut them out and arrange the blocks in order.
  • OR you can make a book! It’s okay to ask for help with this. Take two pieces of plain white paper and fold them in half like a book. Staple the edge of the book together. The front is your cover. Write the title, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Open the book. On the top of the first page glue the block with what came first. Underneath that draw a picture of what happened. On the right side of that page up at the top glue the block that comes next. Draw a picture underneath that. Fill the whole book putting the blocks in order.

Day 13*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin, chapter 13.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 13 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, I’d like to hear you sing!)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. *Read about porcupines and answer the questions. (The last page is the answer key.)

Day 14*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 14.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 14 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, And so all the weeping he might do would be merely wasted.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. Listen to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  2. *Print out this page, Grade 1 Goldilocks and the Three Bears   There are six boxes. Cut them out. Mix them up. Can you put them in the right order how they happened? If you want, you can make a story book like I described in the directions for day 12.

Day 15*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 15.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 15 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, His cousin shook his head at that.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. *Read about the Florida manatees and answer the questions. (The last page is the answer key.)

Day 16*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 16.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 16 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, The feathered folk in Pleasant Valley were all aflutter.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. Color this phonics worksheet according to the directions. You will need crayons. All of the words end in s. Some of words have an s that sounds like the hissing of a snake like in the word lips. The other words end in an s that sounds like the buzzing of a bee like in the word gems. Say each word out loud and decide which type of s is ends with.

Day 17*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 17.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 17 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, But all the others gazed at him in amazement.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. Fill in this phonics worksheet as best you can. You will use the letters at the bottom of the page one time each. Use the pictures to help you figure out the story.

Day 18*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 18.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 18 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, Several times Jasper tried.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet.

Day 19*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 19.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 19 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, Mr. Crow looked up quickly.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet about the sound “ch.”

Day 20*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 20.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 20 look like?
  3. Copy a sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print, Mr. Crow was more than willing.)
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet. You’ll need crayons.

Day 21

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 21.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 21 look like?
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

English

  1. Practice putting stories in order.

Day 22

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin, chapter 22.
  2. Congratulations! You read a whole, big book!

English

  1. You are going to make a mini book about The Tale of Jolly Robin.
  2. First sit down with a parent or older sibling. Tell them six things that happened in the book. Tell them in order and ask them to write a sentence for each one.
  3. Take two pieces of blank computer paper and fold them in half so it looks like a book. Staple the edge of the book. Write the title of the book on the front cover. Use your list you just made of six things that happened. Draw one on each page in the book. Make sure you put the pictures in the right order! Have a parent or older sibling write on each page the sentence that goes with each picture.

Day 23

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  This is a little long. See if you can do it. Use the first arrow button to turn the page.
  2. Or you can listen and read along with the video.

English

  1. Can you answer these questions about Peter Rabbit? Move your mouse around the picture and it will ask you questions. Just say the answers out loud if you don’t have anyone with you to tell.

Day 24

Reading

  1. Read half of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. Stop after you read page 33. There is a picture of Jemima Puddle-Duck lying down in a bed of feathers. Tomorrow you’ll finish reading it.

English

  1. Put the story of Peter Rabbit in order.

Day 25

Reading

  1. Read the last part of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. Read to the end.

English

  1. Can you put these words in the right order? Make sentences by putting the words in the right place.

Day 26

Reading

  1. Today for reading you are going to watch a movie! Watch The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.
  2. Tell someone the story.

Day 27

Reading

  1. Today you are going to read the beginning of The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Stop at page 23 where they bring a mole to the owl.

Writing

  1. Now you are going to start to write the story yourself. First you need to write the main character, who the story is about. Write down a sentence about who the story is about. Don’t just write his name. Write something about him. (If writing is hard for you, you can type or ask a grown up or big sibling to help with the writing.) Now write about another important character in the story.

Day 28

Reading

  1. Today you are going to read from page 24 to page 39 of The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

Writing

  1. Now you are going to write a sentence about what the main character did in the story. What did he do?
  2. Now write one more sentence. What happened when the main character did that?

Day 29

Reading

  1. Today you are going to finish reading The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

Writing

  1. Now you are going to write what happens at the end of the story. What does the main character do?
  2. Now write your last sentence. What happened when he did that?
  3. Click here. (Remember not to click on anything else.)

Day 30

  1. Read aloud the story you wrote about Squirrel Nutkin.
  2. Do you think you did a good job saying the beginning, middle and end?
  3. If you want, you can take your sentences and make a book. (Read the directions on Day 23 if you forget how.)

Day 31*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 1 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence into your reading notebook. (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. That was unfortunate for the mice.)

English

  1. *Complete this phonics worksheet on the sound sh.  You’ll need crayons for this one.

Day 32*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 2 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. It was really a good thing for Solomon Owl.)

English

  1. *Complete this phonics worksheet on the sound th.

Day 33*

  1. Read chapter 3 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Tell someone about what happened.
  3. *Complete this phonics worksheet on the sound wh.

Day 34*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 4 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Tell someone about what happened.

English

  1. *Complete this phonics worksheet on the sounds shr and thr.

Day 35*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 5 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence into your reading notebook.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. He had suddenly decided not to let his shop, after all.)
  3. Tell about the story of Solomon Owl so far to someone in your family.

English

  1. *Complete this phonics worksheet about the silent e!

Day 36*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 6 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Tell someone about what happened.

English*

  1. *Print out this main idea worksheet and follow the directions.

Day 37*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 7 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence in the book.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. Then Solomon sat up and listened.)

English*

  1. *Print out this story and reading comprehension worksheet (print the first two pages). Read the story. Answer the questions. Then you can click on the link to check your answers.

Day 38*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 8 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

English*

  1. *Print out this story and reading comprehension worksheet. (You can print the first two pages.) Read the story. Answer the questions. Then you can click on the link to check your answers.

Day 39*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 9 of The Tale of Solomon Owl  (This chapter is called Halloween, but there is nothing but a jack-o-lantern in it.)
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

English*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and fill in the blanks with either is or are. Read the sentence out loud to hear which one fits.

Day 40*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 10 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence from the chapter.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. “What have you been eating?” she inquired.)

English*

  1. *Print out this worksheet and follow the directions.

Day 41*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 11 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence from the chapter.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. “Good! She exclaimed with a smile.)
  3. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet on the a sound.

Day 42*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 12 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence from the chapter.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. It was different with Benjamin Bat.)
  3. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet on the e sound.

Day 43*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence from the chapter.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. In the middle of the day Solomon Owl happened to awake.)
  3. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet on the i sound.

Day 44*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 14 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence from the chapter.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. “What makes you think that?” Benjamin Bat inquired.)
  3. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet on the o sound.

Day 45*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 15 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence from the chapter.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. “Oh, I shall be willing to step outside,” Solomon told him.)
  3. Tell someone about the chapter.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet on the u sound.

Day 46

Reading

  1. Read the first paragraph of chapter 16 of The Tale of Solomon Owl. (That’s the first few sentences until there is a break. Stop when Solomon starts talking.)
  2. What do you think happened to Jasper Jay?
  3. Now read the rest of the chapter and see if you were right.
  4. Tell someone about what happened in the chapter.

English

  1. Read this short story. “Old Mr. Chicken was standing by the side of the road. He heard what sounded like a BIG TRUCK coming. He decided to cross the road anyway. Unfortunately, he never made it to the other side. Poor Old Mr. Chicken.
  2. What do you think happened to Mr. Chicken? Why? Did the author say that happened?
  3. You made an inference. Sometimes it’s called reading between the lines. The author told you what was going to happen without really telling you.

Day 47

Reading

  1. Read the first paragraph of chapter 17 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.
  2. What do you think Solomon and his cousin are going to do together? Why?
  3. Read the rest of the chapter and see if you were right.
  4. Copy the best sentence in the chapter.  (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker. “You surely ought to be glad to please your own cousin,” he told Simon.)

English

  1. Listen to this story.  Follow the directions as you go.
  2. Tell someone the story when you are finished.

Day 48

Reading

  1. Read  chapter 18 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.
  2. When it talks about 39 winks, that is a joke. To catch 40 winks means to take a nap. So, if he only got 40 winks, he didn’t get all his sleep. He’s tired because he can’t sleep because he’s thinking and worrying.
  3. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

English

  1. Read this short story. Last night I baked a dozen cookies. I left them out on the kitchen table to cool. Just before I went to bed, I saw a little mouse under the table looking at me. She looked hungry! I turned off the light and went to bed. When I came down in the morning, one of the cookies was gone. Another was half-eaten. “Oh well,” I thought, “I guess she wasn’t that hungry.”
  2. What do you think happened? How do you know? Did the author tell you? You made an inference.  (inference examples from here)

Day 49

Reading

  1. Read the first paragraph of  chapter 19 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.
  2. Does Solomon want it to get warmer? How do you know?
  3. Read the rest of the chapter and see if you were right.
  4. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

English

  1. Put the stories in order.

Day 50

Reading

  1. Read  chapter 20 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.

Writing

  1. Describe a cat. Make the reader (or listener) make an inference.
  2. I’ll give you an example with a dog. I have a pet. He barks. He scratches behind his ear. He waggles when he’s happy. What is he?
  3. Now you try with a cat. Don’t tell them what it is! Write it down or tell it. See if you can get someone to guess you are describing a cat.

Day 51*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.
  2. Congratulations! You finished the book!
  3. Draw a map of the book’s setting as best as you can.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet.

Day 52*

Reading

  1. Go here and choose a book to have read to you.
  2. Tell someone the story.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet.

Day 53**

Reading*

  1. Remember the word, inference? It means to make a guess based on the information you have.
  2. Print out this worksheet and make inferences.

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet.

Day 54*

Reading

  1. Listen to the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
  2. What happened first?
  3. What happened last?

English*

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet.

Day 55*

Reading

  1. Choose one of these books to listen to: Sophie’s Masterpiece, Stellaluna, Harry the Dirty Dog, The Rainbow Fish, The Tooth, Guji Guji, Romeow and Drooliet, A Bad Case of Stripes.
  2. Tell someone the story.

English

  1. Complete this phonics worksheet. You’ll need crayons. Follow the directions.

Day 56

Reading

  1. Read lessons 4 and 5 in the McGuffey Second Reader.  (4 and 5 look like this IV and V, the V means 5 and the I means one, IV means one before five)
  2. Say or write the pairs of rhyming words in the poem in lesson 4.

English

  1. Watch the video and remember the order of the alphabet.
  2. Click on the letters in alphabetical order. (A, B, C…)

Day 57

Reading

  1. Read lesson 7 and 8 in the McGuffey Second Reader.   (lesson VII and VIII)
  2. Tell someone what the stories were about.

English

  1. Put the alphabet in order.

Day 58

Reading

  1. Read lessons 10 and 11 (X and XI) in the McGuffey Second Reader.
  2. What is the lesson of lesson 10?
  3. What did the bird say in lesson 11?

English*

  1. Print out this worksheet (click on create worksheet) and follow the directions: Alphabetical Order.

Day 59*

Reading

  1. Read lessons 12 and 13 (XII and XIII) in the McGuffey Second Reader.
  2. What is the lesson of lesson 12?
  3. If you were a sunbeam, what would you do? Write or tell your answer.

English*

  1. Print out this worksheet and follow the directions: Alphabetical Order.

Day 60

Reading

  1. Read lessons 17 and 18 (XVII and XVIII) in the McGuffey Second Reader.
  2. What is the boy good for?
  3. What are some things you learned about the King bird?

English

  1. Put the words in alphabetical order. Click on Medium. Look at the first letter of each word.  Ball comes before couch because b comes before c.    Shoe comes before turtle because s comes before t.

Day 61

Reading

  1. Read Lesson 23 and 24. (XXIII and XXIV)
  2. What lesson did the little girl, Mary, need to learn?  (answer: put her things away)
  3. What steps are taken to shear sheep?

English

  1. Make a sentence. You can click on the red button to get all new sentence parts. Click on the white button next to any sentence part you want to change. When you are happy with your crazy sentence, copy it in your notebook.
  2. So, what makes that a sentence? Read this lesson. Scroll down to the box and click on “full screen.” Turn the pages. Sentences start with a capital (or big) letter and end with an end mark like a period (.) or a question mark (?) or an exclamation mark (!)
  3. Did you remember to write a capital letter and end mark on your sentence you copied?

Day 62

Reading

  1. Read lesson 26 and 27  (XXVI and XXVII).
  2. How did Patty tame the squirrel?
  3. Does there seem to be a problem in the poem? In stanza #4? What is it? Maybe long ago they pronounced the words differently? Or is it just a mistake? What do you think?   (answer: share and are)

English

  1. Build sentences. It will change the first letter into a capital letter for you. When you drag all the words into place to make a sentence, then you have to choose a punctuation mark for the end of your sentence. Then click on “Build it!”

Day 63

Reading

  1. Read lessons 32 and 33  (XXXII and XXXIII).
  2. What are two things you learned about tigers?
  3. What lesson did the girls learn?  (answer: it can be more fun to work and be productive than to play)

English

  1. Take the quiz and put the right end punctuation mark on each sentence.

Day 64

Reading

  1. Read lesson 35 and 36  (XXXV and XXXVI).
  2. Retell the story to someone.

English

  1. Play this game. This time you need to look for the right end punctuation mark and a capital letter at the beginning. If you are stuck, you can click on hint.

Day 65

Reading

  1. Read lesson 37 and 38  (XXXVII and XXXVIII).
  2. How did the boy build the scale?

English

  1. Write a sentence that ends with a period (.)
  2. Write a sentence that ends with a question mark (?)
  3. Write a sentence that ends with an exclamation mark (!)

Day 66

Reading

  1. Read lessons 41 and 42.  (XLI and XLII)
  2. Tell someone something you learned about the fishhawk.
  3. What did the leaf say?

English

  1. Write a knock knock joke. Use a period, a question mark and an exclamation point. Here are some samples to get ideas. (Click to make it bigger.)

Day 67

Reading

  1. Read lessons 43 and 44.  (XLIII and XLIV)
  2. What was mother’s Christmas present?   (answer: the girl)

English

  1. Choose an animal. Pretend you are the animal and describe yourself. Use a period and an exclamation point. End with the question, “Who am I?” Example: I have four legs. I run faster than everyone else! Who am I?

Day 68

Reading

  1. Read lessons 45 and 46. (XLV and XLVI)
  2. What happened to Ralph when he threw a fit and grabbed what he wanted?  (answer: cut by thorns)

English

  1. Write a shape poem. Use a period, a question mark and an exclamation point.

Day 69

Reading

  1. Read lesson 49.  (XLIX)
  2. What does it mean, pretty is as pretty does?  (answer: it is not talking about what is good looking but about what is worthwhile)

English

  1. Create a character by clicking on the pictures. Then click on the notepad and write about him. Try and use a period, exclamation point and question mark.

Day 70*

  1. Go back to the knock knock page. Print it out and read the page out loud to an audience. Use your voice to show which sentence ends in a period, a question mark or an exclamation point. If you aren’t sure how those different sentences sound, ask a parent before you begin.

Day 71

  1. Play Fishing with Phonics. Click on “Back” to try a different level.
  2. Read a story about Garfield in the Park.  Click on the long button toward the top to choose the story. Answer the questions out loud.

Day 72

  1. Play Mystery Match. You can try different levels if you like. You are matching sounds in this game.
  2. Read a story. Choose Garfield and the Beanstalk. Click on the long button toward the top to choose the story. Answer the questions out loud.

Day 73

  1. Read Luke on the Loose.
  2. Make a cartoon.

Day 74

  1. Read Stinky.
  2. Make a cartoon.

Day 75

  1. Read The Big No-No.
  2. Make a cartoon.

Day 76*

  1. Read this story and fill in the blanks with the best words. Then write your own sentence. Follow the directions!

Day 77*

Reading

  1. Begin reading The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker. Read chapter 1.

Writing*

  1. Fill in this worksheet parts 1 and 2.

Day 78

Reading

  1. Read chapter 2 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Type your sentence from part one of your worksheet from yesterday.  (Ask for help opening a program to type in.)
  2. Now type one sentence for each of the top three boxes on your worksheet.
  3. Here is an example. My favorite room is the kitchen. It is big and has lots of room for the whole family. In the kitchen I hear pigeons cooing out the window all the time. It often smells of boiling soup.
  4. Save your story in a folder with your name on it. (Ask for help.)

Day 79

Reading

  1. Read chapter 3 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Open your story from yesterday.  (Ask for help if you need it.)
  2. Type one sentence for each of the bottom three boxes on your worksheet.
  3. Here is an example. In the kitchen I taste the soup to see if it needs more salt. It is the coolest room in the house when the wind blows through the window. The kitchen makes me feel happy as long as it is clean!
  4. Save your story.

Day 80

Reading

  1. Read chapter 4 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Fix anything you think is a mistake in your story.
  2. Print it out.
  3. Draw a picture of the room on the paper.
  4. Share it with others.

Day 81*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 5 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing*

  1. Print out this picture and write a story about what happened. (Parents, you probably have to register to print this out. That’s what junk email addresses are for. It’s quick and free, no confirming required.)

Day 82

Reading

  1. Read chapter 6 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Describe your family. Tell all about them. Write it down on paper or by typing.

Day 83

Reading

  1. Read chapter 7 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Describe your favorite thing to do. Why do you like to do it?

Day 84

Reading

  1. Read chapter 8 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Describe what you ate for dinner yesterday. Include colors and smells!

Day 85*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 9 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing*

  1. Print out this story page and write a story about the pictures.

Day 86(*)

Reading

  1. Read chapter 10 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing(* optional)

  1. Copy the first sentence in this chapter. Jolly Robin’s worrying wife wouldn’t give him a moment’s peace. You can copy and paste the sentence into here and print.
  2. Do you see how it says “worrying wife?” Both words start with a W. Can you think of another pair of words like that? Like maybe Jolly Robin’s sad son. You could use daughter, uncle, grandma, friend. What can you think of?
  3. Can you write a sentence like the one you copied using your pair of words? Here’s an example: Jolly Robin’s sad son said he wanted to play.

Day 87(*)

Reading

  1. Read chapter 11 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Copy the first sentence of chapter 11.  Jolly Robin told his wife how he swooped down over Reddy Woodpecker’s head.  You can copy and past it into here and print.
  2. Picture Jolly Robin flying over Reddy Woodpecker. Now picture him swooping down over him. Which is more exciting?
  3. Can you write an exciting sentence?

Day 88

Reading

  1. Read chapter 12 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Writing

  1. Try and win a million fake dollars.

Day 89

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Copy the first sentence in the chapter. One day Reddy Woodpecker was tap, tap, tapping on a tall poplar that grew beside the brook. You can copy and paste and print it from here.
  2. The author gives us a sound to listen to, “tap, tap, tapping.” Can you think of some other sound words? Burp, swish, pop,…what are some others?
  3. Can you write a sentence with a sound word in it?

Day 90

Reading

  1. Read chapter 14 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.

Writing

  1. Try this sentence game again.

Day 91

Reading

  1. Read chapter 15 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Writing

  1. Draw a picture of where Reddy lives.

Day 92*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 16 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. The chapter is called The Sly Trick. What was the trick? Why was it sly? What does sly mean?  (answer)

Writing*

  1. Write a description words about where Reddy lives. Fill in this worksheet with words that tell what you would see, feel, hear, smell and taste if you were where Reddy lives.

Day 93

Reading

  1. Read chapter 17 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Writing

  1. Write a description of where Reddy lives. Write sentences using all of the words you wrote in your five senses tree yesterday.

Day 94

Reading

  1. Read chapter 18 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Speaking

  1. Read your description of where Reddy lives to someone and ask them to draw a picture of it. Does it look like your picture at all?

Day 95

Reading

  1. Read chapter 19 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. What’s the answer to the question in the chapter title?  (Answer)

Writing

  1. If the other person’s picture doesn’t look right, what could you add to your description to help them draw a better picture that is more like Reddy’s house? After you change your description, you can try and have someone draw again if you like.

Day 96

Reading

  1. Read chapter 20 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

English

  1. Fact and opinion game  Is it really true or just what someone thinks?

Day 97

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. Copy your favorite sentence.  (Reddy Woodpecker had no patience with him.  Copy, paste and print if you like.)

English

  1. Play this spelling game. Guess which letters are in the word.

Day 98

Reading

  1. Read chapter 22 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. Copy your favorite sentence.  (It’s no wonder Reddy was angry. Copy, paste, print if you like.)

English

  1. Play this spelling game.

Day 99

Reading

  1. Read chapter 23 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. Copy your favorite sentence.  (The Frisky sat on a limb and glared at him. Copy, paste and print if you like.)

English

  1. Play this spelling game.

Day 100

Reading

  1. Read chapter 24 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. Copy your favorite sentence.  (Frisky did not intend to go hungry when winter came. Copy and paste and print if you like.)

English

  1. Play this spelling game. Choose first grade.

Day 101*

  1. Fill out a book report form for The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker. (Just print one page color or b/w.)
  2. Take a spelling test. If it is too much, stop after you do number 19. Check your answers. (I couldn’t understand the word “foot.” The sentence is “A flamingo stands on one foot at a time.” It’s the first one.)
  3. Parent– If you want handwriting practice, you can print out handwriting pages with these words. Click “print list.”

Day 102*

  1. Follow the directions on the page and write in the punctuation. Print page 1 and check your answers on page 2.
  2. Play this spelling game.

Day 103*

  1. Which one, I or me? Fill in the blanks.
  2. Play this spelling game.

Day 104*

  1. Rewrite the sentences with a capital I. I is always capital by itself when it is referring to you. Make sure you use a capital letter for the first word in each sentence as well.
  2. Play this spelling game.

Day 105*

  1. Print out this worksheet. Sit with a parent or older sibling. Read through each sentence together and find the words that should start with a capital letter. ALL NAMES start with a capital letter–names of people like James, names of places like California, and names of things like Declaration of Independence. And you already know that all sentences start with a capital letter.
  2. Take a spelling test. Start at the bottom. If you want, you can stop after you do number 20.

Day 106

Reading

  1. Read chapter 1 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. This book is by a different author.
  2. Copy a sentence. (option: No, it wasn’t that.  handwriting page maker)

Spelling

  1. Play a spelling game
  2. Take a spelling test. Don’t worry if you get some wrong. Just do numbers 1 through 15.

Day 107

Reading

  1. Read chapter 2 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Copy a sentence. (option: Old Mr. Toad just laughed.  handwriting page maker)

Spelling/Vocabulary

  1. Play a spelling game
  2. Play a synonym game. A synonym is a word that has a similar meaning.

Day 108

Reading

  1. Read chapter 3 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Copy a sentence.  (option: By and by he turned his head.  handwriting page maker)

Spelling/Vocabulary

  1. Play a spelling game.
  2. Play this word game.

Day 109

  1. Read chapter 4 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling

  1. Play this Spelling Game.

Grammar

  1. Can you make the right letters capital? Play this capitalization game.

Day 110

Reading

  1. Read chapter 5 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Copy the sentence. “Next time I’ll get him!”  (handwriting page maker)

Spelling

  1. Take this spelling test. You can stop after you do number 15.

Grammar

  1. Choose the right capitalization and punctuation. Choose Hard.

Day 111*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 6 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Writing*

  1. Copy these words.  ship  shop  shape  shine  shirt  shoe (Copy and paste these into the handwriting page maker.)
  2. They all start with the sh sound. So they all start with an s and an h.

Grammar

  1. A noun is a person, place or thing. Those types of words, words that are people places or things, we call nouns. Here are some nouns: girl, downtown, ball. That’s a person a place or a thing.  They are all nouns. Susan, Philadelphia and the Pentagon are also a person, a place and a thing. They are all nouns.
  2. Play this game. There is one fish that has a noun written above it. See if you can find the nouns. If you aren’t sure, ask this question. Can you touch it?  You can touch a person. You can touch a place; you can stand on it. You can touch a thing.

Day 112*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 7 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Copy the sentence:  “That’s good,” said she.  (handwriting page maker)

Spelling*

  1. Print out this spelling worksheet and fill in the blanks.

Grammar

  1. Read about nouns. Sing a song about them too if you like.

Day 113

Reading

  1. Read chapter 8 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Find the words in this PuzzleFast word search.  (Note: you can click on the “A” multiple times to make the letters bigger. You can also play online or print it. To play online click the first and last letters of the words when you find them.)

Grammar

  1. Play this noun game. It will give you a list to choose from. Leave a check next to noun. Click on everything else to take off their check marks. Choose how fast you want it to go.

Day 114**

Reading

  1. Read chapter 9 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling*

  1. Print this PuzzleFast crossword puzzle.  (Note: you can click on the “A” multiple times to make the boxes bigger.)

Grammar*

  1. Print out a noun worksheet  and find and circle the nouns.  (Choose simple sentences, one column, show the answer to the first problem, uncheck asking the student to name the type of noun)

Day 115

Reading

  1. Read chapter 10 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Take a spelling test. Have someone read you the words listed on day 111. Write them down without someone helping you. Can you spell them correctly?
  2. Play this alphabetical order game. Do you remember alphabetical order?

Day 116*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 11 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling*

  1. Copy these words. chin   chip   chop   cheap   church   churn  (Copy and paste these into the handwriting page maker.)

Grammar

  1. Go around your house touching things and say, for example, “A book is a noun. A door is a noun. The floor is a noun.” Find lots and lots of nouns. Go!

Day 117*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 12 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Grammar

  1. See how many nouns you find in this sentence.  His big eyes filled with tears as he looked at Danny Meadow Mouse, for Danny was all torn and hurt by the cruel claws of Hooty the Owl, and you know Peter has a very tender heart.
  2. What are the nouns? A noun is a person, a place or a thing.  (answer: eyes, tears, Danny Meadow Mouse, claws, Hooty the Owl, Peter, heart — these are all things or the names of people — nouns are a person, place or thing or the name of a person, place or thing) It’s okay if you didn’t find them all!
  3. Underline the nouns in the sentence.

Spelling*

  1. Fill in the missing letters in this Spelling List 1.2 Worksheet.

Day 118

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what this chapter was about.
Writing
  1. Write a rhyme like this one in the story. My ears are long. My legs are strong. You just have to rhyme two sentences. Think of two rhyming words. Read this out loud: My ears are long. My legs are strong. Put your two rhyming words together in short sentences like that. Read your sentences out loud. How do they sound?

Spelling

  1. Play this PuzzleFast word search game. You can print it or play online. Click on the big A to make the letters bigger. Click the first and last letter of the words when you find them.

Day 119

Reading

  1. Read chapter 14 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Grammar

  1. Copy this sentence. So Peter hurried over to the nearest tree. (If you like, copy and paste it into the handwriting page maker.)
  2. Underline the two nouns in that sentence. (answer: Peter, tree)

Spelling

  1. Play this PuzzleFast unscramble the spelling words. Click on the blanks and type in the letters.

Day 120

Reading

  1. Read chapter 15 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling

  1. Take a spelling test. Have someone say all your spelling words from day 116. Write them down (or type them). Can you spell them? Did you get them all right?

Grammar

  1. Play word invasion.  You want to play nouns. So you need to have nouns checked. Click on everything else to get rid of their checks. Zap all the nouns.

Day 121*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 16 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling

  1. Write these words.  who  what  why  where  when  which  (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)

Grammar*

  1. Print out this noun worksheet. (Simple, uncheck write the type, one column) Find the nouns and then check your answers.

Day 122*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 17 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling*

  1. Fill in the blanks in this Spelling List 1-3.

Grammar*

  1. Print out a proper noun worksheet. Remember that all names should start with a capital letter? Well, all names are nouns. They are called “proper  nouns.” Names are names of people, names of places and names of things.” Circle all the proper nouns on this worksheet. You don’t have to write the sentences.

Day 123

Reading

  1. Read chapter 18 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling

  1. Do this PuzzleFast Word Search.

Grammar

  1. Read this part of the chapter:  By and by, happening to look across the snow-covered Green Meadows, he saw something that made his heart jump.  
  2. In this sentence what is the proper noun and what is the “common noun,” that’s what we call regular nouns that aren’t names and don’t use a capital letter. (Answers)

Writing

  1. Write words that you could use to describe a meadow. In this sentence he called it “the snow-covered Green Meadows.” You could say the flat meadows. The sweet-smelling meadows. What can you think of?

Day 124

Reading

  1. Read chapter 19 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Copy this part of a sentence. Peter Rabbit sat in his secretest place in the dear Old Briar-patch.  (handwriting page maker)

Spelling

  1. Unscramble the words in this PuzzleFast game.

Grammar

  1. Circle the proper nouns and underline the common nouns in the sentence you copied. (Answers)

Day 125

Reading

  1. Read chapter 20 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling

  1. Take a spelling test. Have someone read the words to you from Day 121. Write them down. Did you spell them correctly?

Writing

  1. Write an acrostic poem.

Day 126*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Spelling

  1. Write these words.  this  that  they  thing  think  there  (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)
  2. They all start with th.

Grammar*

  1. Print out a proper noun worksheet. Remember that all names should start with a capital letter? All names are nouns. They are called proper  nouns. Names are names of people, names of places and names of things. Circle all the proper nouns on this worksheet. You don’t have to write the sentences.

Day 127*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 22 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Grammar

  1. Tell someone at least two proper nouns from this chapter.

Spelling*

  1. Print out this spelling worksheet and fill in the blanks. Spelling List 1.4

Day 128

Reading

  1. Read chapter 23 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Grammar

  1. List all of the proper nouns you can think of. Name everyone in your family. Name the places where you live. Here are some examples of proper nouns in my life: Richard, Ned, Pennsylvania, United States

Spelling

  1. Do this PuzzleFast Word Search.

Day 129

Reading

  1. Read chapter 24 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in the whole book!

Spelling

  1. Unscramble your spelling words with this PuzzleFast puzzle game.

Grammar

  1. Play noun basketball.

Day 130*

Reading*

  1. Fill in the book report form. Print out one page either b/w or color.

Spelling

  1. Take a spelling test. Ask someone to tell you your spelling words from Day 126 and write them down. Did you get them all right?

Vocabulary

  1. Play Word Frog. Click on synonyms. Choose your speed.

Day 131

  1. Let’s do some review.
  2. Alphabetical Order
  3. Put the words in alphabetical order. Click on Medium. Look at the first letter of each word.  Ball comes before couch because b comes before c.    Shoe comes before turtle because s comes before t.
  4. Put the right pronouns in the sentences. A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun. I could say, “Sarah gave the book to John.” Or, I could say, “She gave it to him.” You know all about pronouns. You use them every day. I said “she” instead of Sarah. I said “it” instead of the book. I said “him” instead of John. I think it will be easy for you to pick the right pronouns. Just read the sentence out loud and choose the pronoun that sounds right.

Day 132

  1. Play Synonym Sam.
  2. Play Word Frog. Click on synonyms. Choose your speed.
  3. Put the right pronouns in the sentences and build a clubhouse.

Day 133

  1. Find the nouns.
  2. Play word invasion.  You want to play nouns and pronouns, so you need to have nouns and pronouns checked. Click on everything else to get rid of their checks. At the bottom of the screen it will tell you what kind of word to zap.
  3. Play noun basketball.

Day 134

  1. Write these words.  this  thing  where  why  shop  shoe  chop  church    (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)
  2. Do this PuzzleFast wordsearch.

Day 135

  1. Play this English review game.

Day 136

Reading

  1. Read chapter 1 of Buster Bear (BB1) by Thornton Burgess. This is a different series of animal books. I think you’ll find them funny.
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling

  1. Write these words. bikes  stores  cars   tables   friends  times   (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)
  2. Go here and look for the Plural Fishing Game (click on it.) Then click on the guy to the left and click on bike = bikes button. Play the game.

Day 137

Reading

  1. Read chapter 2 of Buster Bear (BB2) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Write these words.  toys  ways   days   plays   keys   (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)
  2. The alphabet is made up of vowels and consonants. The vowels are a  e  i  o  u .  The consonants are everything else.
  3. Go here and look for the Plural Fishing Game (click on it.) Then click on the guy to the left and click on toy = toys button. Play the game.

Day 138

Reading

  1. Read chapter 3 of Buster Bear (BB3) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Spelling

  1. Write these words.  washes  misses  brushes  peaches  wishes  taxes   (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)
  2. Go here and look for the Plural Fishing Game (click on it.) Then click on the guy to the left and click on wash = washes button. Play the game.

Day 139*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 4 of Buster Bear (BB4) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Spelling*

  1. Fill in this worksheet, Plural 1.

Grammar

  1. Play pronoun treasure hunt.  Play level 1.

Day 140

Reading

  1. Read chapter 5 of Buster Bear (BB5) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Writing

  1. Write a short story using a word from each of the spelling rule lists from this week. (You can use your paper from day 139 for a list of words.) You can type your story (or ask for help writing it down).

Day 141

Reading

  1. Read chapter 6 of Buster Bear (BB6) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Writing

  1. Write this sentence from the chapter. Who makes an enemy a friend, to fear and worry puts an end. (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)

Spelling

  1. Plural words

Day 142

Reading

  1. Read chapter 7 of Buster Bear (BB7) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Writing

  1. Write this sentence from the chapter. There the same thing happened. (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)

Spelling

  1. Not all plural words follow a rule. You know that you say, “One child,” but you say “Two children” not “two childs.” In this matching game you will find the single and plural word matches.

Day 143

Reading

  1. Read chapter 8 of Buster Bear (BB8) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Writing

  1. Write this sentence from this chapter. A sudden odd surprise Made Farmer Brown’s boy’s hair to rise. (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)

Spelling

  1. Play this plural word matching game.

Day 144

Reading

  1. Read chapter 9 of Buster Bear (BB9) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Writing

  1. Write this sentence from the chapter. “What is it?” (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)

Grammar Review

  1. Play word invasion.  You want to play nouns and pronouns, so you need to have nouns and pronouns checked. Click on everything else to get rid of their checks. Zap all the nouns.
  2. Finish the sentence with a period.
  3. Capitalization

Day 145

Reading

  1. Read chapter 10 of Buster Bear (BB10) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.

Writing

  1. Write this sentence from the chapter. “That’s a splendid idea!” (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)

Spelling

  1. Spell these words. Click on the a_e block. (Notice ALL of the words are spelled with an “A” and a silent “E” at the end.) Click on start.

Day 146

Reading

  1. Read chapter 11 of Buster Bear (BB11) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Go here and look for the Plural Fishing Game (click on it.) Then click on the guy to the left and click on wife = wives button. Play the game.
  2. Write these words.  shelves  knives  loaves  wolves  leaves  (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)

Day 147

Reading

  1. Read chapter 12 of Buster Bear (BB12) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Play this PuzzleFast word find.

Vocabulary

  1. Find the opposites. Words that mean the opposite are called antonyms. Click on the cards to turn them over. Find their opposite match!

Day 148

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13 of Buster Bear (BB13) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Do you think you can learn one more plural spelling rule? Try it.
  2. Go here and look for the Plural Fishing Game (click on it.) Then click on the guy to the left and click on lady = ladies button. Play the game. Don’t worry if you are not perfect! That’s why we practice!
  3. When you finish the game, don’t close the screen.

Writing

  1. Write a funny sentence using one of the words from the spelling game.
  2. Read it to someone. Get a high five if you made them laugh.

Day 149

Reading

  1. Read chapter 14 of Buster Bear (BB14) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Grammar

  1. Play noun basketball.

Writing

  1. Make sentences to help the monkey.

Day 150

Reading

  1. Read chapter 15 of Buster Bear (BB15) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Go here and look for the Plural Fishing Game (click on it.) Then click on the guy to the left and click on ALL RULES. Play the game. Don’t worry if you are not perfect! That’s why we practice!

Writing

  1. Write a sentence about what your favorite place to be is. (You can type if you like.) My favorite place to be is…. (You can paste that first part of the sentence into the handwriting page maker if your writer struggles.) Why is it your favorite place? Here is an example. My favorite place to be in on a picnic because we sit in the grass and have fun.

Day 151

Reading

  1. Read chapter 16 of Buster Bear (BB16) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Play plural girls.

Writing

  1. Write a funny sentence about two _______.

Day 152

Reading

  1. Read chapter 17 of Buster Bear (BB17) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Go here and look for the Plural Fishing Game (click on it.) Then click on the guy to the left and click on ALL RULES. Play the game. Don’t worry if you are not perfect! That’s why we practice!

Vocabulary

  1. Try this crossword puzzle. If you get stuck, you can look at the word list.

Day 153

Reading

  1. Read chapter 18 of Buster Bear (BB18) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Spelling

  1. Take a spelling test. Write the plural of these words: toy, leaf, lady, watch, bike.  (Answers)

Day 154

Reading

  1. Read chapter 19 of Buster Bear (BB19) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Grammar

  1. Play the pronoun balloon game. A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun. Don’t worry if you miss some.

Day 155

Reading

  1. Read chapter 20 of Buster Bear (BB20) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Grammar

  1. Play word invasion. Choose nouns AND pronouns.

Day 156

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21 of Buster Bear (BB21) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.
Grammar
  1. Play power proofreading.
Day 157
Reading
  1. Read chapter 22 of Buster Bear (BB22) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about the chapter.
Spelling
  1. Play plural girls. Try fill in the blank.
Day 158
Reading
  1. Read chapter 23 of Buster Bear (BB23) by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone the story of the whole book.
  3. How would you describe Buster Bear? Write a list of words that tell about him. What does he look like? What does he act like? Is he funny? Is he grumpy?
Day 159
Reading
  1. Fill out a book report form for Buster Bear.
Grammar
  1. Play pronoun Treasure hunt level 2.
Day 160

Writing

  1. Write what you think happens to Buster Bear next.
Day 161
  1. Choose one of these books to listen to: Sophie’s Masterpiece, Stellaluna, Harry the Dirty Dog, The Rainbow Fish, The Tooth, Guji Guji, Romeow and Drooliet, A Bad Case of Stripes.
  2. Tell someone the story.
Grammar
Day 162
Reading
  1. Choose a story to read and to listen to.
Grammar
Day 163
Reading
  1. Read out loud the first and last poem in this packet. (It’s the years 1 and 2 printable.)
Writing
  1. Copy this part of the poem.  All things bright and beautiful   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like.)
Spelling
  1. Play this spelling game.
Day 164
Reading
  1. Read the second and last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Writing
  1. Copy this part of the poem.  All creatures great and small  (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like)
Spelling
  1. Play this spelling game.
Day 165
Reading
  1. Read the third and the last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Writing
  1. Copy this part of the poem.  All things wise and wonderful   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like)
Spelling
  1. Play this PuzzleFast word find.
Day 166
Writing
  1. Copy this part of the poem.  The Lord God made them all.   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like)
Spelling
Day 167
Reading
  1. Read the poems called “The Months” and “The Year” as well as the last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Writing
  1. Copy this part of the poem.  He gave us eyes to see them,   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like)
Spelling
  1. Play word sort.
Day 168
Reading
  1. Read the poem called “Mr. Nobody” as well as the last poem in this packet. Read them out loud. Who is Mr. Nobody? What is the poem about? (answer: No one wants to take the blame for anything wrong that happens. In our house we don’t call him Mr. Nobody. We call him, “Not me.” Not Me left the milk sitting out….)
Writing
  1. Copy this part of the poem.  And lips that we might tell   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like)
Spelling
  1. Play word builder.
Day 169
Reading
  1. Read the poem called “The Goops” as well as the last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Writing
  1. Copy this part of the poem.  How great is God Almighty,   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like)
Spelling
  1. Play this contractions memory game Contractions are when we shorten words. We say, “can’t,” instead of “can not.”  We say, “I’ll,” instead of I will. Find the contractions and their meanings.
Day 170
Reading
  1. Read the poem called “The Bird” as well as the last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Writing
  1. Copy this part of the poem.  Who has made all things well.   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like)
Spelling
  1. Play this contractions game.
Speaking
  1. Read aloud to a group the last poem. Look up as much as possible at the people you are reading to. You should know it pretty well by now.

Day 171

Writing

  1. Play Professor Garfield’s Reading Ring.
Spelling
  1. Take the spelling quiz.
Grammar
  1. Play pronoun Treasure hunt level 2.

Day 172

Reading
  1. Read The Toy Breaker.
Spelling
  1. Play plurals tic tac toe. Play both people.

Day 173

Writing

  1. Make a cartoon with the cartoon maker.
Spelling

Day 174

Writing

  1. Make a character.
Spelling

Day 175

Writing

  1. Write a story about your character. You can tell the story and ask someone else to type if you like.

Day 176

Writing

  1. You are going to write a comic book. This has changed since I first put it up, and I haven’t used this new version yet. You will have to register and a parent will have to register and verify the child’s account. It looks very fancy and seems to allow much more freedom than other comic book makers.
  2. If you don’t want to register, or if you find it too complicated, here is another online comic book maker. You are going to be working on it all this week, so you need to be able to save it.

Day 177

Writing

  1. Work on your comic book.

Day 178

Writing

  1. Work on your comic book.

Day 179

Writing

  1. Work on your comic book.

Day 180

    1. Read your comic book to a parent and show them all the pictures you put in and tell them all about what’s happening in each scene.
    2. Congratulations! You have finished first grade! You are now promoted to second grade!


Written by Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool

June 18, 2011 at 5:57 am

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