First

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Note to parents: First graders are expected to be reading well in order to use this curriculum independently. Your child should be able to read McGuffy’s First Reader before beginning the first grade level. This curriculum has children reading above public school grade level. Also, my state, Pennsylvania does not require school until age 8, so I did not require my first grader to do the program year. My son just did whatever he found interesting from what his older siblings were doing.

Printables/Workbooks:

Math

Here is a pdf packet of all of the math worksheets for the year. You can also buy it as workbook. Here’s the answer key for math.

Language Arts

We now have all the language arts worksheets for the year available all together. The printables are available to print as a pdf or to buy as a workbook and includes all of the copywork. Here’s the answer key for language arts. (You can still get copywork separately or as tracing if you wish.)

If you prefer offline work, we have several of the first level courses available in book form.

Daily Progress Chart

Materials:

Day 1**

Welcome to your first day of school! I wanted to give you one important reminder before you begin. Many of your lessons below have an internet link for you to click on. When you go to the different internet pages for your lessons, please DO NOT click on anything else on that page except what the directions tell you to. DO NOT click on any advertisements or games. DO NOT click on anything that takes you to a different website. Just stay focused on your lesson and then close that window and you should be right back here for the next lesson. Okay?

Following Directions — I write a lot of directions on here. Read them carefully and follow ALL of them. If you don’t understand, ask for help.

An 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.

Reading on Your Own (Parents: Please see the note in number 1.)

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin chapter 1.
  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 read less and less until you can 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. 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.
  4. Write the title and author of the book in your reading notebook.

Math

  1. Counting to 20
  2. Play Snakes and Ladders  You can play alone or with someone.  (This game requires flash player. Check the troubleshooting guide if you are having trouble.)

English*  (For the first two weeks, the student needs someone to read to them and help them go through the English curriculum.)

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! The second page of each worksheet is the answer key.)
    • NOTE! You don’t have to print the worksheets each day if you print the whole pdf packet of worksheets for the year or purchase them as a workbook. You’ll already have them for each day.
  6. Now you are going to move on to your history and science lessons. On that page you will also find music, art and PE and health lessons, though those are just each once a week. To get there you will click on one of the links below, whatever your family decides that you are going to study. Year 1 will send you to lessons on biology and ancient history. Year 2 will send you to lessons on early American history and animal studies. Year 3 will send you to geography and earth science. Year 4 will send you to physics and chemistry and modern history.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2   Year 3    Year 4

Day 2*

Reading on Your Own

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 2.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 2 look like? If you can’t remember, look at the number at the beginning of chapter 2.
  3. 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?”

Math

  1. Please let a parent know if a link isn’t working.
  2. Counting to 100  Click on level 1.
  3. Fill in the missing numbers on the number square.
  4. Ordering numbers   Make sure you read the directions!  It changes! Sometimes it says click on the cars smallest to largest. That means you will click on the lowest number first. If it says, click on the cars largest to smallest, then you will click on the highest number first.

Spelling*

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. *Fill out the worksheet on long A sound words and fill it in. Follow the directions. (You only need page one. Page two has the answers.) Make sure to also copy the sentence on the page. (You will always complete your page each day, so if there’s a sentence for copying, you are to do that too.)

Computer

  1. Turn on and off computer. With your parents’ permission turn your computer off and on. Ask how to do it properly. You have to tell the computer to turn off. You do not just push the power button. When the computer is off, there are no lights on the computer and it takes awhile to turn it back on and get going again.
  2. Your computer can also “sleep.” When your computer is sleeping, it may have a moving picture of some sort come up on the screen. This is called a screen saver. It protects the computer screen, the part you are reading this on right now, from getting burned by having the same lights on it all the time. We can let laptops (computers that you can hold on your  lap) sleep by closing their lids. Usually we let our computers sleep during the day and turn them off at night. Find out what your family does.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3   Year 4

Day 3**

Reading on Your Own

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 3.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 3 look like? If you can’t remember, look at the number at the beginning of chapter 3.
  3. Tell what happened to a parent or older sibling.  Note to parents: At this age it is normal to need to ask leading questions. Who was the chapter about? What did he do? Then what happened? It’s okay to do that for your child at this age.

Math*

  1. Watch the first video on the page about odd and even numbers. Then listen to a couple of the song videos on the page.
  2. *Decide if each number is odd or even. Color in the odd numbers. Print out the 100s chart on the Day 3 worksheet and trace and color in the odd numbers or color in their squares. Hold onto your paper.

Spelling*

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 page 1 of this worksheet and circle all the words that have the long E sound. Then circle the pictures that match the word.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 4*

*Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 4.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 4 look like? If you can’t remember, look at the number at the beginning of chapter 4.

Math

  1. Read Odd and Even
  2. Color in the even numbers on your 100s chart.

English

Spelling — 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. *Do the top part of your worksheet, following the directions on the page. Then copy the sentence on the page.

Thinking

  1. Which button?

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 5*

Reading on Your Own

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 5.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 5 look like? If you can’t remember, look at the number at the beginning of chapter 5.
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Odd and Evens
  2. Odd and Evens  Click on the picture of the game, “Odd or Even” (at the top of the list). Click on up to 100. Remember, just look at the end of each number to decide if it is odd or even.
  3. Play musical memory turtle

Spelling*

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 page 1 of this worksheet and follow the directions.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 6***

Reading on Your Own

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 6.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 6 look like?

Math**

  1. *Trace and write numbers to 20 (Day 6+).  Keep your paper!
  2. Count by 2s out loud using your 100s chart. Say all the odd numbers. Use your finger to jump over the evens and to point to the odds.
  3. *Complete the pattern on the worksheet for Day 6.

Spelling*

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. *Complete the top portion of the worksheet, following the directions. You will need scissors and a glue stick. Also, copy the sentence.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 7*

Reading on Your Own

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 7.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 7 look like?
  3. Tell something that happened in this chapter.

Math

  1. Trace and write numbers 21 – 40 using your Day 6+ worksheet.
  2. Count by 2s out loud using your 100s chart. Say all the even numbers.
  3. Play Pattern Matcher (If it doesn’t work, try this link.)

Spelling

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. *Complete the worksheet, following the directions. You will need crayons or colored pencils.

Computer

  1. Vocabulary: desktop, window, program
    • Some computers are called desktop computers because the monitor, or screen that’s attached to the computer’s brain, sits on top of your desk. A laptop computer is one that you can pick up and take with you. A tablet computer is shaped like a piece of paper and doesn’t have a keyboard attached.
    • Each of those types of computers has what we call a desktop. Your “desktop” is the screen on the computer when it is working.
    • On the desktop there are little pictures of the different programs on our computer. You may have a program on your computer to write email. You may have a program for writing. You may have a program for pictures.
    • When you open a program, it opens in what we call a window.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 8**

Reading on Your Own

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 8.
  2. Tell something that happened in this chapter.
  3. What does the Roman Numeral for number 8 look like?

Math*

  1. Trace and write numbers 41 – 60 using your Day 6+ worksheet.
  2. Count by 2s out loud. Say all the odd numbers. Try and not look at your paper.
  3. *Complete the pattern worksheet.

Spelling*

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. *Complete the worksheet, following the directions. (Remember, if there’s a sentence to copy, you are to do that as well. Always complete your worksheet.)

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 9*

Reading on Your Own

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 9.
  2. Tell something that happened in this chapter?
  3. What does the Roman Numeral for number 9 look like?

Math

  1. Trace and write numbers 61 – 80 using your Day 6+ worksheet.
  2. Count by 2s out loud. Say all the even numbers. Try and not look at your paper.
  3. Complete worksheet online

Spelling*

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. *Complete the worksheet, following the directions on the page.

Thinking

  1. Which button?

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3  Year 4

Day 10*

Reading on Your Own

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

Math

  1. Trace and write numbers 81-100 using your Day 6+ worksheet.
  2. Count backward out loud from 100 to 1. Try and not look at your paper.
  3. Play the number sequence game. Choose Hard for your level.

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 page 1 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 at the bottom of your worksheet. (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.

 

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 11*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 11.
  2. Tell something that happened in this chapter.
  3. What does the Roman Numeral for number 11 look like?
  4. (*)Copy the sentence. And Jolly Robin did not laugh. (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print. Or, use this worksheet.)

Math

  1. Watch the First Circus Act.
  2. Fill in numbers 1-10 on online worksheet.
  3. Write these number words in your notebook: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Speaking

  1. Say your full name, phone number and address.
  2. Practice meeting someone. Say hello. Tell them your name. Ask how they are or tell them it’s nice to meet them. Role play. That means act it out with someone.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3   Year 4

Day 12*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 12.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. What does the Roman Numeral for number 12 look like?

Math

  1. Watch ordinal number videos.
  2. Fill in online worksheet on ordinals
  3. Write these ordinal number words in your notebook: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth.

English*

  1. Listen to the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  2. *Print out page 1 of this worksheet to use with this story.  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.
    • Number them 1st, 2nd, 3rd… OR
    • Cut them out and arrange the blocks in order.

Computer

  1. Click, Double Click, Right Click   You probably already know what it means to click on something. You push the left button on your mouse. Sometimes there is something called a touchpad, and you just have to tap it to click. When you click on something, you are telling the computer you are choosing that thing.
  2. To double click means to click two times very quickly. That tells the computer you want it to open something. We will practice clicking and double clicking in your next computer lesson.
  3. Does your mouse have two clicking buttons? We usually use the one on the left. I hope you know your right from your left (if not, go practice that!) Sometimes we are told to right click on something. That means to click on the button on the right. This opens a menu for us. We use this often to save something.
  4. Go ahead and right click on your desktop. Did a menu open?
  5.  There are so many different types of computers today that you will have to learn how your family’s computers work. My directions will help, but your computer may work differently. Ask if you don’t see on your computer what the lesson is talking about.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 13* (*)

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 13.
  2. Tell something that happened in this chapter.
  3. What does the Roman Numeral for number 13 look like?
  4. (*) Copy the sentence. I’d like to hear you sing! (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print. Or use this worksheet.)

Math

  1. Fill in online worksheet on higher ordinals or write these number words in your notebook: eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty
  2. Draw a picture of 7 stars in a line. Then circle the first. Draw a line under the third. Draw an X over the fifth. And write the ordinal number word for the last star in line. Have a parent or older brother or sister check your work. Were you right?

Click HERE. Good job! Keep up the good work!

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3   Year 4

Day 14*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin,  chapter 14.
  2. Tell something that happened in this chapter.
  3. What does the Roman Numeral for number 14 look like?
  4. (*) Copy the sentence. And so all the weeping he might do would be merely wasted. (Or use this worksheet. Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker and print.)

Math

  1. Fill in numbers 1 -100 on online worksheet
  2. Fill in number words 1 -100 on online worksheet or write these number words in your notebook: twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty

Thinking

  1. Which button?

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 15*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 15.
  2. Tell something that happened in this chapter.
  3. What does the Roman Numeral for number 15 look like?

Math

  1. Fill in count by 2s worksheet online
  2. Write in your notebook: forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, one hundred
  3. Play musical memory turtle

Writing*

  1. *Print the worksheet and copy the sentence on the page.
  2. Listen to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  3. Use the worksheet. 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.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3   Year 4

Day 16*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 16.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 16 look like?
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

Math

  1. Put two coins in your hand (if you really can’t find 2 coins, you can use something else) Now go and ask your mom (or someone else) to give you zero more coins. How many coins do you have in your hand now?
  2. You just learned at 2 plus 0 more is still 2.  We say, “2 plus 0 equals 2.”  You can write it like this  2 + 0 = 2.
  3. Do activity 1 again but this time put 5 coins in your hand. How many coins do you have in your hand after you ask for 0 (zero) more?
  4. You just learned that 5 plus 0 more is still 5.  We say 5 plus 0 equals 5.  You can write it like this  5 + 0 = 5.
  5. Write in your  notebook on a new page, 5 + 0 = 5 .
  6. Activity 3  Practicing adding 0 online. You are allowed to do 20 problems.

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. The feathered folk in Pleasant Valley were all aflutter.

Spelling

  1. Color the rest of your 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.
  2. Write out five words from the worksheet.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2   Year 3      Year 4

Day 17**

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin chapter 17.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 17 look like?
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

Math*

  1. *Add zero using the Day 17 worksheet.
  2. Gather 10 Legos (or blocks or pennies or something — 10 of the same kind of thing)
    • step 2  Count out 3 legos and connect them (or stack together whatever you collected).
    • step 3  Add on one more. To do that connect one more lego (or add one more thing) to your stack.
    • step 4  Count how many are in your stack now.
    • You just learned that 3 plus 1 more is 4.  We say 3 plus 1 equals 4.  We write 3 + 1 = 4 .
  3. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 but count out 4 legos.
    • You just learned that 4 plus 1 more is 5.  We say 4 plus 1 equals 5.  We write 4 + 1 = 5 .
  4. Try again but count out 5 blocks this time.
  5. Keep experimenting.

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. But all the others gazed at him in amazement.

Spelling

  1. Fill in the rest of the worksheet as best you can. Use the ending blends in the box to finish the words in the blanks.

Computer

  1. Opening and closing programs. Double click on one of the little pictures on your desktop. If you know which one it is, click on the one for your writing program. Do not click on any games. It’s not time to play! Double click means click two times fast. Usually we need to double click to open a program. The program will open in its own window.
  2. Look in the top right corner of the program’s window. Is there a red box with an X in it? Click on the X. This closes the program.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 18**

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin  chapter 18.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 18 look like?
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

Math*

  1. Write 3 + 1 = 4 on a piece of paper and then draw a picture of that problem. Think about stacking and counting from day 12.
  2. *Add one using the Day 18 worksheet.

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. Several times Jasper tried.

Spelling

  1. Complete the rest of the worksheet, following the directions on the page.
  2. Write the words that go with five of the pictures on your worksheet. Ask someone to check to see if you spelled them correctly.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3   Year 4

Day 19*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin chapter 19.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 19 look like?
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

Math

  1. Get 11 pieces of scrap paper. Computer paper used on one side would be perfect. Write a number big on each piece of paper from 0 to 10.
  2. Lay the papers out in order. This is a number line.
  3. Stand on zero. Add one. Stand on the answer. Say, “Zero plus 1 equals 1.” Now add one again. Stand on the answer. Say, “1 + 1 = 2″ Keep doing the same until you get to ten.
  4. Practice adding 1 online

Writing*

  1. *Print out page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. Mr. Crow looked up quickly.

Spelling

  1. Complete the rest of the worksheet about the about the “ch” sound.
  2. Write two words from your worksheet that start with “ch” and two words that end with “ch.”

Thinking

  1. Which button?

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3   Year 4

Day 20*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin chapter 20.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 20 look like?
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

Math

  1. Play musical memory turtle
  2. Build math problems on the computer. Click on “Manipulatives” and “Base Ten Blocks” and build the problem 5 + 1 = 6  just like you drew a problem the other day. What other problems can you make a picture for?

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. Mr. Crow was more than willing.

Spelling

  1. Complete the rest of your worksheet, following the directions.
  2. Write all of the words from your worksheet that end in “ck.”

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 21*

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin chapter 21.
  2. What does the Roman Numeral for number 21 look like?
  3. Copy the best sentence into your reading notebook.
  4. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

Math*

  1. *Print out the Day 21 addition worksheet. Read the worksheet carefully and practice with the number line.
  2. Now try this addition game.

English

  1. Practice with story order. Read the paragraph about the zoo animals and then put the animals in the correct order.

Click on what year you are studying:  Year 1     Year 2     Year 3    Year 4

Day 22

Reading

  1. Read The Tale of Jolly Robin chapter 22. Congratulations! You read a whole, big book!
  2. Copy the best sentence into your reading notebook.
  3. Tell what happened in the chapter to a parent or older sibling.

Math

  1. Draw a picture of 2 plus 3 equals 5,  2 + 3 = 5, like my baseball picture I made for you.
  2. Do you remember how to count to add? Try this online activity.

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.

Computer

  1. My documents, creating a folder  Ask a parent or an older sibling to show you where the My Documents folder is on your computer. If you don’t have a folder with your name on it, click on New Folder and type in your name and click OK. Ask for help if you need it. This folder is where you will save the things you make on the computer.
  2. Click on the red X to close the folder window. Now try to find and open the folder with your name on it.

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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.

Math

  1. Uncover the hidden pictures. Add zero and add one.

English

  1. Can you answer these questions about Peter Rabbit?  Click on “What’s Going On?”  Move the arrow 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.

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Day 24

Reading

  1. Read The Tale Of Jemima Puddle-Duck Part 1. Tomorrow you’ll read Part 2.

Math

  1. Now, every day I’m going to tell you a new addition problem I want you to remember. Today’s is two plus two equals four. Say it out loud. Now write on a new page of your notebook, 2 + 2 = 4. At the top of the page write Addition Facts.
  2. Then you are going to practice what you know. Change the first ten to a 2. Change the second ten to a 2. Change the number of problems to 10. Click on the button “Generate” to start.

English

  1. Put the story of Peter Rabbit in order. Click on “Picture Order.”

Thinking

  1. Which button?

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Day 25

Reading

  1. Finishing reading The Tale Of Jemima Puddle-Duck Part 2.

Math

  1. Here’s your problem for today.  2 + 3 = 5
  2. Now I want you to look at your left hand. How many fingers are on it? 5, right? Now, hold three of your fingers together with your right hand. You have two fingers free and three fingers being held. That’s two plus three equals five. Now, hold onto just two fingers. You have three fingers free and two fingers being held. That’s three plus two. So what does  3 + 2 = ?  5!  You still have five fingers! It doesn’t matter which way you hold them. So, we learned that 2 + 3 = 5  AND  3 + 2 = 5
  3. Write it on your facts page. You are starting a list.
  4. Let’s practice. Change the first ten to a 2. Change the second ten to a 3. Do ten problems.
  5.  Play musical memory turtle.

English

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

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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.

Math

  1. Do a fun dot to dot. Count by 2!
  2. Now try a BIG dot to dot.
  3. Now here’s your math problem to learn today. I want you to remember that 3 + 3 = 6. 3 + 3 = 6, Say it out loud, “Three plus three equals six.”
  4. Add it to your facts list.
  5. Let’s practice. Change the first ten to a 3. Change the second ten to a 3. Do ten problems.

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Day 27

Reading

  1. Today you are going to read the beginning of The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

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.

Math

  1. Get out six coins (or you could use something else).
  • Put them all together in a pile. That’s 6 + 0. Six coins plus no more coins.
  • Move one coin off all by itself. That’s 5 coins plus 1 coin. You still have six coins, right? 5 + 1 = 6. And, if you look at it the other way it’s 1 + 5 = 6.
  • Now move another coin to be with the one coin. Now you have a pile of 4 coins and a pile of 2 coins. That’s 4 + 2 = 6.
  • Move one more coin so they both have three coins. That’s 3 + 3 = 6.
  • Do you see how there is always the same number of coins? The answer is always 6. But there are lots of ways to get that answer because you can move the coins into different combinations.
  1. Now here’s your math problem to learn today. I want you to remember that 2 + 4 = 6. That means that 4 + 2 = 6 too! 2 + 4 = 6 and 4 + 2 = 6  Say it out loud, “Two plus four equals six. Four plus two equals six.”
  2. Do you remember what else equals 6? 3 + 3!
  3. Add it to your facts list.
  4. Let’s practice. Change the first ten to a 2. Change the second ten to a 4. Do ten problems.

Computer

  1. When you want to find something on the internet, you have to be careful how you look for it. Here are some tips. Be as specific as possible in your search. Type as many words as you know that will help you find what you are looking for. That will help keep things you are not looking for from coming up.
  2. Also, use kid friendly search engines. Here is another place you can go to search. (Maybe your parents can bookmark one for you. I suggest still turning on Google safe search. You can turn on Youtube’s safety switch at the bottom of any Youtube page. You can also turn off advertising, so you don’t see bad images.)

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Day 28

Reading

  1. Today you are going to read part 2 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?

Math

  1. Draw the problem 3 + 4 = 7  Draw three stars (or whatever you want) and then a + sign. Then draw four more. How many do you have? 7!
  2. Here’s your math problem of the day. I want you to remember that 3 + 4 = 7.  Say it out loud, “Three plus four equals seven. Four plus three equals seven.”  3 + 4 = 7  and  4 + 3 = 7
  3. Add it to your facts list.
  4. Let’s practice. Change the first ten to a 3. Change the second ten to a 4. Do 15 problems.

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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.)

Math

  1.  Either get out your number papers and line them up on the floor, or get out your baseball addition paper with the number line on the bottom. Find 4 and either stand on it or put your finger on it. Now move four more. What number are you on?
  2. Here’s today’s addition problem to remember. 4 + 4 = 8  Say it, “Four plus four equals 8.”
  3. Add it to your facts list.
  4. Let’s practice. Change the first ten to a 4. Change the second ten to a 4. Do 15 problems.

Thinking

  1. Which button?

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Day 30

Reading

  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.)

Math

  1. Addition counting game  Remember you can count to add. Use the marbles IF you need to.
  2. Play musical memory turtle

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Day 31*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 1 of The Tale of Solomon Owl

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. That was unfortunate for the mice. 

Spelling

  1. Finish your worksheet on the “sh” sound. You will need crayons for this part.
  2. Write two words that begin with an “sh” and two words that end with an “sh.”

Math

  1. Let’s count backwards! Start at 20 and count down by connecting the dots.
  2. Let’s practice addition. Change the first ten to a 4. Change the second ten to a 4.

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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.)

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. It was really a good thing for Solomon Owl.

Spelling

  1. Finish your worksheet on the “th” sound. You will need scissors and glue for this part.
  2. Write five words from your worksheet that start with “th.”

Math

  1. Get a whole bunch of legos or something else you can stack. Count out ten and make them into a stack.
  2. If you have enough, make another stack of ten.
  3. Do you have more? If so, make another stack of ten. (It’s okay if you don’t.)
  4. Put away the rest.
  5. So, you should have 3 stacks of ten.
  6. 1 stack of ten is ten legos, right?  10
  7. 2 stacks of ten is twenty legos.  20  Is that right? (Count if you’re not sure.)
  8. 3 stacks of ten would be thirty legos. 30
  9. 4 stacks of ten would be forty legos.  40
  10. 5 stacks of ten would be fifty, 50.
  11. Here’s your math problem of the day. I want you to remember that 2 + 5 = 7.   2 + 5 = 7  and  5 + 2 = 7   Say it out loud, “Two plus five equals seven. Five plus two equals seven.”
  12. Add it to your facts list.
  13. Let’s practice. Change the first ten to a 5. Change the second ten to a 2. Do fifteen problems.

Computer

  1. Internet Safety — Here are some tips for staying safe when you use the internet.
  2. Never sign up for anything online without permission.
  3. When a site asks for a username, you are not supposed to give your real name. Make up a pretend name for yourself.
  4. Never tell anyone online your real name, address, phone number or email address unless your parents tell you it is okay. Even if it’s a friend online, don’t give them information about yourself unless you have permission.

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Day 33*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 3 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Spelling*

  1. *Print and complete page 1 of this worksheet on the “wh” sound.
  2. Write five words from the worksheet that begin with wh.

Math

  1. Read and look at this page on counting by tens. 
  2. Watch the video on counting by tens.
  3. Here’s your math problem of the day.  three plus five equals eight, 3 + 5 = 8, five plus three equals eight, 5 + 3 = 8
  4. Add it to your facts list.
  5. Let’s practice. Change the first ten to a 5. Change the second ten to a 3. Do fifteen problems.

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Day 34*

Reading

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

Spelling*

  1. *Print and complete page 1 of this worksheet on the “shr” and “thr” sounds.
  2. Write down three complete words from the blanks you filled in on your worksheet.

Math

  1. Play this connect the dots game. You want to count by 10. Click on the up arrow until it says 10.
  2. Here’s your math problem of the day.  four plus five equals nine, 4 + 5 = 9, five plus four equals nine, 5 + 4 = 9
  3. Add it to your facts list.
  4. Let’s practice. Change the first ten to a 4. Change the second ten to a 5. Do fifteen problems.

Thinking

  1. Which button?

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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.

Spelling*

  1. *Print and complete this worksheet about the silent e.
  2. Write down four words from the page that use the silent e.

Math

  1. Here’s your math problem to remember. Look at your two hands. Hold them out in front of you. You have five fingers on your left hand and five fingers on your right hand. That’s five plus five fingers. How many fingers do you have in all? 10! So, 5 + 5 = 10, say it, “five plus five equals ten”  That’s an easy one to remember, right?
  2. Add it to your facts list.
  3. Play this addition game. Click on “Practice Facts 1 – 5”

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Day 36*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Play this addition game. Click on Practice Facts 1 – 5.

Writing*

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

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Day 37*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 7 of The Tale of Solomon Owl

Math

  1. Play this addition game.

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom.  Then Solomon sat up and listened.
  2. Make sure you always copy very carefully. Pay attention! All of the sentences start with a capital letter, that means a big letter. Names, like Solomon, start with a capital letter too. Each sentence has a mark at the end of it as well. This sentence ends with a period. Make sure you copy all those things exactly. It will help you learn how to write your own sentences.

Grammar

  1. Finish your worksheet. Choose which punctuation goes at the end of the sentence. Is it a question? Use a ? question mark. If it is exclaimed with excitement!, then use an exclamation point!

Computer

  1. Internet security — There are different tools that are used for security on the internet.
  2. One is passwords. A password is a secret word that you use to let the computer or website know that you are you. The best passwords have letters and numbers in them. I use a really good password for important websites (that you don’t use–like for my bank information) but I use a silly password for websites where it is not important, like to play a game. Use only one or two passwords or you’ll forget which password you used where! So many places ask for passwords now. Choose passwords that are at least 6 letters/numbers long. Sometimes 8 is required.
  3. Another tool is software that protects your computer from viruses and adware. A computer virus is a command that sneaks into your computer and tells it to do something you don’t want it to do, like erase everything on your computer! Adware sneaks advertisers info onto your computer. You probably have anti-virus software on your computer. A free program is called Avast.
  4. Your computer should block ads that are called “pop ups.” Sometimes you’ll see a note that says a “pop up” was prevented from opening. This was a website trying to force their advertisement on you. Sometimes worse. Most of the time you don’t want to see the pop up that was blocked, but sometimes you need that pop up for whatever you are doing. If you want to see the pop up that was blocked, go and ask a parent if it is okay.

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Day 38*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Play this addition game. Click on Relaxed Mode under Sums to 10.

Grammar*

  1. *Complete page 1 of this worksheet on the capital I. “I” by itself is always a capital letter.

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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.

Math

  1. Play this addition game. Click on Practice Facts 1 – 5.

Grammar*

  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.
  2. You might want to save this for your portfolio.

Thinking

  1. Which button?

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Day 40*  (If you want to keep a portfolio, now would be a good time to collect some things for it.)

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.)

Math

  1. Play this math game. Click on addition and easier.

Writing*

  1. *Print out page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. “What have you been eating?” she inquired.
  2. You might want to save this for your portfolio.

Grammar

  1. Complete the worksheet following the directions given.

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Day 41**

Reading

  1. Read chapter 11  of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence from the chapter.
  3. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math*

  1. *Print out the Day 41 addition worksheet. Fill in all the blanks.  (Give this to your homeschool parent to put in your portfolio.)
  2. Remember odd and even? Read this story (click on the arrow to go to the next page) and answer the questions.

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. “Good!” She exclaimed with a smile.

Spelling

  1. Complete the rest of your worksheet on the a sound.
  2. Write two words from the worksheet with the short a sound and two words with the long a sound.

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Day 42*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 12 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Practice with odd and even.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. It was different with Benjamin Bat. (Or copy and paste this sentence into the handwriting worksheet maker.

Spelling

  1. Finish your worksheet following the directions given.
  2. Write down two words from your worksheet that have the long e sound and two with the short e sound. Can you write them without looking at your paper?

Computer

  1. Vocabulary: Here are some words to learn about using the internet.
  • Browser: a browser is what you use to open up websites. You are using a browser right now. There are several different kinds. If it says, “Firefox” in the top left corner of the screen, you are using Firefox. If you clicked on a big e to open a webpage, you are using Internet Explorer. Google Chrome is another. They each are different, but they all serve the same purpose. You could sit in a library to look through books and the library would have tools to help you find books. The browser is your library for the internet, where you hang out to look at webpages.
  • Back: Your browser has a back button, probably an arrow pointing left. If you click on that, it will take you to the last page you were on. Click on it and THEN click on the right arrow, this takes you forward, hopefully back to this page!
  • Refresh: This is another arrow button on your browser. It is an arrow in a circle. It reopens the page you are on. This is useful if something didn’t show up or show up right on the webpage. Sometimes it’s good just to try again. Try it now.
  • Scroll: You scroll down a webpage by clicking on the rectangle button all the way on the right of your screen and dragging it down. You can also click on the down arrow at the bottom right of your screen. You, of course, can also scroll back up. Try it now. Move up and down the screen.

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Day 43*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Put the kids in their ride in order.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling*

  1. *Complete page 1 of this phonics worksheet on the i sound.

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Day 44*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 14 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. How well do you know your ordinal numbers? (first, second, third…)  
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. “What makes you think that?” Benjamin Bat inquired.

Spelling

  1. Finish your worksheet. You will need scissors and glue for this.

Thinking

  1. Which button?

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Day 45**

Reading

  1. Read chapter 15 of The Tale of Solomon Owl
  2. Copy the best sentence from the chapter.
  3. Tell someone about the chapter.

Math*

  1. Count by tens. Color in the square as you count: ten, twenty, thirty, forty…  Click on a color and then the square.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

Writing*

  1. *Print out page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. “Oh, I shall be willing to step outside,” Solomon told him.
  2. Are you being careful in copying sentences? This one has lots of extra little things. The , or comma puts a pause in the sentence or sets part of the sentence apart. The “” or quotation marks mean that someone is talking. Who’s talking in the sentence you copied? (answer: Solomon)

Spelling

  1. Complete the rest of the worksheet following the directions given.

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Day 46

Reading

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.

Math

  1. Do this pattern game. Click on start.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

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.

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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. Solomon Owl talks about getting 40 winks. What does that mean? They are talking about taking a nap. To get 40 winks is an expression that means to take a nap.

Math

  1. Do this matching pattern game. You need to very carefully drag the rocks directly onto the circle where it belongs.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

Writing*

  1. Print page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. “You surely ought to be glad to please your own cousin,” he told Simon.

Grammar

  1. Complete the rest of your worksheet. Can you fill in a period, exclamation point, or question mark at the end of each sentence?

Computer

  1. Vocabulary: Here is some more internet vocabulary.
  • When a page is loading, it is working on opening. Be patient. Don’t click on anything. Wait. Wait until it is all the way open. There is usually something to show you that something is loading so you can know that your computer is doing something. Sometimes there is something that says loading and counts up to 100% which is when it all down loading. Click on the back button and watch in the corner for a circle spinning or moving in some way. That is letting you know that the page is loading. If you don’t wait for it to load and click on something, it will make it slower. It might make it crash.
  • When your computer crashes, it stops working. Sometimes it’s because it’s trying to do too much at once. Sometimes it’s because there is a problem. Follow the directions on your screen if they come up. Usually you can just start again and it will work.
  • Download when you download something, you save it onto your computer. Do not download anything without your parents’ permission. Sometimes things like movie or game downloads have viruses on them and you would be saving a virus on your computer. In your school you will download pdf files. These are worksheets for you. These are safe for you to download.

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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.

Math

  1. Match the patterns. Choose level 1.
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

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.  (reference: inference examples from teachervision)

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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.

Math

  1. Can you answer all the questions in this pattern lesson?
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

English

  1. Put the stories in order.

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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Day 50

Reading

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

Writing

  1. Write (or tell) a story that makes the reader (or listener) make an inference.
  2. Think of something that could happen–like you run out of milk and don’t have any for your cereal. When you tell the story, you skip telling that you run out of milk. Instead you could say that you looked in the refrigerator and made a face and said, “Oh well.” Then you sat down and crunched through your bowl of cereal, eating with your fingers.
  3. Now, you think of something that could happen and tell it without telling it! See if you can get the person to guess what happened.

Math

  1. Match the patterns. Choose level 2.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

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Day 51*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.
  2. Draw a map of the book’s setting as best as you can.
  3. You might want to hold onto this for your portfolio.

Math

  1. Read the instruction at the top of the page. It will say something like “greater than 18.”
  2. Double click on a number that is greater than 18. You have to get the rabbit just right.
  3. When you are right, the rabbit will eat the carrot and a new instruction will come up.
  4. Play several times and then close.
  5. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling*

  1. *Complete this phonics worksheet on the sound of “ar.”
  2. Write an “ar” word without looking!

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Day 52*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 22 of The Tale of Solomon Owl.
  2. Congratulations on finishing the book!
  3. Tell someone about what you read.

Math

  1. Watch the video on the symbols for comparing numbers.
    • Follow the directions to label the first number is more than or less than the second number. Choose 1 and Easy to get started. hint: The crocodile wants to eat the bigger number.
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling*

  1. *Complete this phonics worksheet on “ir, ur, er.”
  2. Write one word with “er” in it. Don’t look at your sheet!

Computer

  1. Read one more time  about safe internet usage.

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Day 53***

Reading*

  1. Remember the word, inference? It means to make a guess based on the information you have.
  2. Print out page 1 of this worksheet and figure out the inference at the bottom. Save your worksheet for spelling.

Math*

  1. Print out and fill in the Day 53 worksheet.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling

  1. Complete the rest of your worksheet.

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Day 54*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Click on Compare Numbers. Click on “Numbers to 100.” Click on the Check button when you are done.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling*

  1. *Print and complete page 1 of this phonics worksheet. You will need scissors and glue.
  2. Write fire and three words that rhyme with fire. How many can you write without looking at your paper?

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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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.

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Play musical memory turtle.

Spelling*

  1. *Print and complete page 1 of this phonics worksheet. You’ll need crayons. Follow the directions.
  2. Write five words that rhyme with square. How many can you write without looking at your paper?

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Day 56

Reading

  1. Read lessons 4 and 5 in the McGuffey Second Reader.
  2. Say or write the pairs of rhyming words in the poem in lesson 4.

Math

  1. Measure! Read the ruler and tell how long things are in centimeters.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

English

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

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Day 57

Reading

  1. Read lessons 7 and 8 in the McGuffey Second Reader.
  2. Tell someone the stories.

Math

  1. Measure in inches.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

English

  1. Put the alphabet in order.

Computer

  1. Type the letters using your keyboard.

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Day 58*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Measure the teddy bear. Try different levels.

English*

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

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Day 59*

Reading

  1. Read lessons 12 and 13 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.

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. What to use to measure?  Click on the arrow to turn the page.

English*

  1. Print out page 1 of this worksheet and follow the directions. You will need scissors.

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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Day 60*

Reading

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

Math*

  1. Do this addition facts to 5 worksheet. Use your answers to complete the maze.

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.

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Day 61*

Reading

  1. Read lessons 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?

Math*

  1. Do the Day 61 addition worksheet. Use what you know to solve the puzzles. Think, “What plus five equals six?” If you can’t think of the answer, put in a guess and see if it’s too high or too low and then guess again. You can do it!

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? Watch the video. 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?

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Day 62

Reading

  1. Read lessons 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)

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Play with the thermometer.  F on the right stands for Fahrenheit which is how we measure temperature in America. C on the left stands for Celsius which is how we measure temperature everywhere else! The number tells you the degrees. We say 32 degrees Farenheit or zero degrees Celsius. That’s the same temperature, just measured in different ways (like we use inches and centimeters to measure the same things).
  3. How hot is the desert?
  4. How cold is ice?

English

  1. Choose the correct ending punctuation. Choose easy.

Computer

  1. You are probably good at this, but try this lesson on using a mouse.

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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 to be productive than to play)

Math

  1. What temperature is it? Read the number at the top of the red line.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

English

  1. Put the right end punctuation mark on each sentence.

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Day 64

Reading

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

Math

  1. Weigh the poddles. Put the weights on the scale to balance it.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

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.

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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Day 65

Reading

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

Math

  1. Make a musical pattern.
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

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 (!)

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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?

Math

  1. Is the number greater than or less than the other?
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

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.)

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Day 67

Reading

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

Math

  1. Odd or Even
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

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?

Computer

  1. Learn how to type some of the keys on the computer keyboard.

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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)

Math

  1. Which cat is orange?  Click on the right ordinal number (first, second, third…)
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

English

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

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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)

Math

  1. Match the pattern of the egg.
  2. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.

English

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

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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Day 70*

Speaking*

  1. *Print out the knock knock page and read your favorites 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.

Math

  1. Play musical memory turtle

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Day 71

Reading

  1. 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.

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Can you find what’s the same? Choose Picture to Picture and Memory.

English

  1. Play Fishing with Phonics. Click on “Back” to try a different level.

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Day 72

Reading

  1. 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.

Math

  1. Match the pattern. After you finish. Click on Part 2 at the top and build your own.
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

English

  1. Play Mystery Match. You can try different levels if you like. You are matching sounds in this game.

Computer

  1. Practice again how to type some of the keys on the computer keyboard.

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Day 73

Reading

  1. Read Luke on the Loose.

Math

  1. What can you build? Click on the different shapes and move them into the construction site where it matches.
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

English

  1. Make a cartoon.

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Day 74*

Reading

  1. Read Stinky.

Math*

  1. *Make shapes using the two pages for Day 74. Cut out the shapes and put them together to make other shapes. What can you make?
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

English

  1. Make a cartoon.

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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Day 75*

Reading

  1. Read The Big No-No.

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Watch the shape video.
  3. *Print the shapes on the page for Day 75.
  4. You could color or cut out the shapes.

English

  1. Make a cartoon.

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Day 76*

Writing*

  1. *Print page 1. Read the story and fill in the blanks with the best words. Then write your own sentence. Follow the directions!
  2. You might want to save this for your portfolio.

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Here’s a too easy shape quiz.

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Day 77*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Here’s a shapes story to read.

Writing*

  1. Fill in this worksheet.
  2. Save your page to use on Day 78.

Computer

  1. Practice again how to type some of the keys on the computer keyboard.

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Day 78

Reading

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

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Do this shape puzzle.

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 outside 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.)

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Day 79*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. * Count, and if you want, color the shapes.

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.

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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Day 80  (If you want to keep a portfolio, now would be a good time to collect some things for it.)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Play the shape game.

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. Give it to your homeschool parent to put in your portfolio.

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Day 81*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 5 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Fractions are part of a whole number. You already know more about fractions than you think.
  2. When you break a candy bar in half in order to share it with someone, that’s a fraction. You each have one half. We write that as a one over a two with a line in between. We type it like this  1/2.
  3. If you have a small pizza, it is cut into four slices. If there are four people, you each take one of the four slices. We write 1/4. That just means one of the four. That’s how you write it in math language. We say “one fourth.”
  4. Go to this website and color in one block blue. One fourth of the square is blue.
  5. Color two blocks red. 1/2 of the square is red, right? You could also say that 2 of the 4 squares are red, 2/4.
  6. Click on clear. Color all the blocks the same color. Now four of the four blocks are colored, 4/4. We say the “whole” thing is colored.
  7. Play around with it. Make different types of fractions.
  8. *You could print a screen out of this activity and put it in your portfolio.

Writing*

  1. *Print out this picture and write a story about what happened.

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Day 82

Reading

  1. Read chapter 6 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Let’s see if you can count the colored parts. Click on start. The square is divided into four parts like the square you painted. Count how many of the parts are colored blue. If one part is colored blue, then it is 1/4, one fourth which just means in math language that one of the four parts is blue.

Writing

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

Computer

  1. Practice typing the home keys (the middle row) on your keyboard.

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Day 83

Reading

  1. Read chapter 7 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Design flags.
  2. Use the arrows at the bottom of the screen to choose into what fractions you want to divide your flag.

Writing

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

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Day 84

Reading

  1. Read chapter 8 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Play Around the World in 80 Seconds. Click on addition and Easier.

Writing

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

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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Day 85*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 9 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Read about Frank and Fran’s Fabulous Fractions(You can only shade the top half. If you attempt to shade the bottom half it will take you back to the first screen.)

Writing*

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

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Day 86(*)

Reading

  1. Read chapter 10 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Let’s see if you can get across the river. Remember if there are three parts to the circle. Then the number on the bottom is a three. The number on the bottom tells us how many parts it’s divided into to.

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Print this worksheet and copy the sentence.  Jolly Robin’s worrying wife wouldn’t give him a moment’s peace. 
  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.

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Day 87(*)

Reading

  1. Read chapter 11 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Play with fractions. Scroll down to the Interactive Fraction Maker. Put your mouse on the square to start it. Type in different numbers for the numerator (top) and denominator (bottom). You can also change what the fraction appears as. What do the pictures show?

Writing(*)

  1. (*) Print this worksheet and copy the sentence. Jolly Robin told his wife how he swooped down over Reddy Woodpecker’s head.  
  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?

Computer

  1. Email: Today you will learn how to send an email. You will need someone to show you how to open your email account. Usually you can just click on an icon (little picture) and it will take you there.
  2. You need to tell it that you want to write an email. Click on something that says “Compose” or “Send Email.” It should open a blank letter page for you.
  3. In the To: box you have to write someone’s email address. If you start typing someone’s email address, usually the rest will show up. You can ask for the email address of your grandmother or someone else close to you.
  4. Click in the box next to where it says Subject. In the subject line you can write “Hello” or “From” and then your name.
  5. Click in the big box where you are to write your letter. Write something nice. Finish with your name.
  6. Click on “Send.”
  7. Find out what your parents’ rules are for using email.
  8. Remember not to give out your email address except with permission.

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Day 88

Reading

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

Math

  1. See if you can figure out these fractions.  1/5 means one of the five parts.

Writing

  1. Try to win a million fake dollars.

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Day 89

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Read this story about halves, thirds, fourths and fifths. Thirds are when something is divided into three parts, like 1/3. Fourths are when something is divided into four parts, like 3/4. Fifths is when something is divided into five parts, like 2/5. In math language, two fifths, 2/5, just means two of the five parts. It could mean two of the five pieces of cake, or two of the five kids are wearing hats. In math we say two fifths and write, 2/5.

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?

Thinking

  1. Learn to play set.

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Day 90

Reading

  1. Read chapter 14 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.

Math

  1. Play Dude’s Dilemma. Click on addition and EASY.

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Print this worksheet and copy the sentence. One day Reddy Woodpecker was tap, tap, tapping on a tall poplar that grew beside the brook. 
  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?

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Day 91

Reading

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

Math

  1. Learn about pennies. Then click on the penny to practice counting money.
  2. Take a penny quiz. Click on NEXT each time.
  3. Paint a car. Choose 0 – 5.

Writing

  1. Draw a picture of where Reddy lives.

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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?  (Answers)

Writing*

  1. *Think about a book you are reading. Write description words about where the main character lives or where the story takes place. Fill in this worksheet with words that tell what you would see, feel, hear, smell and taste if you were where the story takes place.

Math

  1. Watch the video on counting by fives.
  2. Count by five dot to dot.
  3. Learn about nickels Then click on the nickel to count money.
  4. Take a nickel quiz. Click on NEXT each time.

Computer

  1. Social networking sites: Your parents may use Facebook or another website like it.
  2. Find out the rules of the house about using it.
  3. Even though sites like that are supposed to be just for your friends, more of what you put on there is for the public than you realize.
  4. Don’t share anything that isn’t okay for the whole world to know!
  5. Don’t put on your phone number and other personal information just like on other places on the internet.
  6. Don’t tag your photos unless your parents tell you to.

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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.

Math

  1. Watch the video on counting by tens.
  2. Connect the dots. Click on the up arrow to tell the game you want to count by 10.
  3. Learn about dimes. Then click on the dime to count money.
  4. Take a dime quiz. Click on NEXT each time.

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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?

Math

  1. How much money?  BINGO  Choose pennies and the 3×3 box.
  2. Do your best to catch 10 blocks.

Thinking

  1. Play set. Click on the little “Learn to Play” guy if you need to be reminded of the rules  and need to practice again.

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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?  (Answers)

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.

Math

  1. Practice your addition. Choose a game under Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Music turtle!

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Day 96

Reading

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

Math

  1. Count the nickels by counting by five. Then add on the pennies. Example: 3 nickels and 4 pennies. Hold up 3 fingers or make three marks on a paper and count them by five: 5, 10, 15. Add on 4 pennies. Hold up four fingers or make four marks on a paper and count ON from 15: 16,17,18,19.
  2. How much money?  BINGO  Choose pennies and nickels.

English

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

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Day 97

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. (*) Copy the sentence: Reddy Woodpecker had no patience with him.   (Or you could use the worksheet, or you can copy and paste and print it from here.)

Math

  1. Count the dimes by counting by ten. Then add on the pennies. Example: 4 dimes, 1 nickel and 6 pennies. Hold up four fingers or make four marks on a paper and count them by ten: 10, 20, 30, 40. Count on one five, 45. Add on 6 pennies: 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51.
  2. How much money?  BINGO  Choose pennies, nickels and dimes.
  3. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

English

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

Computer

  1. Open your computer’s word processing program maybe it’s called Word.
  2. Type your name.
  3. Learn how to click save.
  4. Find the folder with your name on it.
  5. Type your name in for the name of the file, the document, the thing you are saving.
  6. Click on save.
  7. Type your full name on the page now.
  8. Click on save. Now you don’t have to name it. It already knows.

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Day 98

Reading(*)

  1. Read chapter 22 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. (*) Copy the sentence: It’s no wonder Reddy was angry.   (You can use the worksheet, or copy and paste and print it from here.)

Math

  1. Count the nickels ad pennies.
  2. Learn about quarters. Click on the quarter. 4 quarters is 100 cents or 1 dollar

English

  1. Play this spelling game.

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Day 99

Reading

  1. Read chapter 23 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. (*) Copy the sentence. Then Frisky sat on a limb and glared at him.  (You could use the worksheet, or you can copy and paste and print it from here.)

Math

  1. Learn about money and count it up!

English

  1. Play this spelling game.

Thinking

  1. Play set. Click on the little “Learn to Play” guy to be reminded of the rules  and to practice again.

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Day 100 (*)

Click here.

Reading (*)

  1. Read chapter 24 of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. (*) Copy the sentence. Frisky did not intend to go hungry when winter came. (You can use the worksheet, or copy and paste and print it from here.)

Math

  1. Music turtle!
  2. Click on practice facts 1 – 5.

English

  1. Play this spelling game. Choose first grade.

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Day 101*

Reading*

  1. *Fill out a book report form for The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker. (Just print one page color or b/w.)

Math

  1. Take a trip to the candy store. If any of these money games are too hard, skip them and get out your parents’ coins and count money that way. Have a parent or older sibling check and make sure you added correctly.

English

  1. Take a spelling test. If it is too much, stop after you do number 15. Check your answers.
  2. Parent– If you want handwriting practice, you can print out handwriting pages with these words. Click “print list.”

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Day 102*

Grammar*

  1. *Follow the directions on the page and write in the punctuation on the top half of the worksheet. Print page 1 and check your answers on page 2.

Math

  1. Count the money.
  2. Click on relaxed mode level 1. If the ad on the page is yucky, reload.

Spelling

  1. Play this spelling game.
  2. You can finish your worksheet for more practice.

Computer

  1. Find the folder with your name on it.
  2. Click on it to open it.
  3. Find the document with your name on it.
  4. Click on it to open it. It should open Word or whatever your word processing program is. Do you see your name? Then you followed all the directions.
  5. Type a sentence.
  6. Click on save.
  7. Click on “file” in the top left corner.
  8. Find the word “close” and click on it. Your document, the page you were writing on is gone.
  9. Now click on open.
  10. Find the document with your name on it.
  11. Click on it to open it.
  12. Click on the red X in the corner to close the whole program.

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Day 103*

Writing*

  1. *Which one, I or me? Fill in the blanks of the first portion of page 1.

Math

  1. This one is a bit trickier. Can you make the right amount?

Spelling

  1. Play this spelling game.
  2. If you want to play with someone, have them click and drag to highlight the word in the parentheses. Use the bottom of your worksheet to guess the word. Here is the word for your partner to use: (baked)

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Day 104*

Grammar*

  1. *Print page 1 and 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.

Math

  1. Go shopping and add your total.

Spelling

  1. Play this spelling game.
  2. If you want extra practice, complete the puzzle at the bottom of your worksheet.

Thinking

  1. Try to play set or choose a game from level 1.

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Day 105*

Grammar*

  1. *Print out page 1 of 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.

Math

  1. Music turtle!
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling

  1. Take a spelling test. Start at the bottom. If you want, you can stop after you do number 20.
  2. If you prefer to write them, have someone read them out loud and use the bottom of your worksheet to write the words.

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Day 106(*)

Reading (*)

  1. Read chapter 1 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. This book is by a different author.
  2. (*) Copy the sentence. Make sure to copy the punctuation just right. (No, it wasn’t that.   worksheethandwriting page maker)

Math

  1. Get out a handful of coins.
  2. Sort them into groups: all pennies into one group, all quarters into one group (or whatever currency you are using)
  3. Line them up into rows.   (These are not American coins.)
  4. Now count up how many are in each group and write it down. For example: write “penny” or draw a penny and write “4” if you have four pennies. Do that for each row, for each type of coin.
  5. Now take the paper over to where you have Legos or some kind of block.
  6. Make a tower for each type of coin. Get red Legos and if you have 4 pennies then build a tower with 4 red Legos.
  7. Do that for each coin. Use a different colored Lego for each tower.
  8. Here’s another example. If you have 6 nickels, then take 6 blue Legos and build a tower.
  9. When you have all of our towers, line them up next to each other. This is a bar graph.
  10. Save your paper. You are going to keep working on your towers and make more bar graphs.

Spelling

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

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Day 107(*)

Reading(*)

  1. Read chapter 2 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. (*)Copy the sentence.  Make sure you copy the capital letters and the punctuation. (Old Mr. Toad just laughed.  worksheethandwriting page maker)

Math

  1. Get out your paper from yesterday.
  2. Build your towers again using this online tool. Just like yesterday, if you had 4 pennies, then you will make a tower of four blocks. Each tower must be different. Use a different color or a different shape for each tower. (If that online tool doesn’t work, here’s another graphing tool. You can delete all of the zeros in the side numbers. If you had four blocks in a tower, then you will make your picture go up to four in that color.)
  3.   Your graph will look different because you had different amounts of coins. Make it look like your lego graph.
  4. When you are finished making your towers, explain to someone what each tower means. For example, you will show them your tower with four blocks and tell them that means you had 4 pennies. Tell them it is a bar graph.
  5. Play this addition game. Click on practice facts 1-5.

Spelling/Vocabulary

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

Computer

  1. Find the folder with your name on it.
  2. Find the document with your name on it.
  3. Click on it.
  4. Click on open.
  5. Now practice changing the font. Change the font name and now type something. It’s okay if it’s crazy typing.
  6. Now change the font size. Make the number bigger. Now type.
  7. Change the font and size lots of times and experiment.

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Day 108(*)

Reading(*)

  1. Read chapter 3 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. (*)Copy the sentence.  (By and by he turned his head.  handwriting page maker, worksheet)

Math*

  1. Get out your paper again.
  2. *Now I want you to draw towers for each of your piles. You can use special paper called graph paper that has boxes all in rows and columns. Print out the graph page for Day 108.
  3. In the bottom row write the different coins you counted. You can write penny or just write 1 for one cent. Then, if you have 4 pennies, in the first column, above where you wrote 1, you will color in four blocks. Do the same for each type of coin. Make sure you use a different color for each coin. Try and make it look like you lego bar graph.
  4. Play this addition game. Click on practice facts 1-5.

Spelling/Vocabulary

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

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Day 109*

Reading

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

Math*

  1. Print out the Day 109 bar graph worksheet. Color in the right number of blocks for each kind of fruit. If there are none of a certain kind, color in zero blocks. You can click on the link to check your graph when you are finished.
  2. Play this addition game. Click on practice facts 1-5.

Spelling

  1. Play this Spelling Game.

Grammar

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

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 110(*)

Reading(*)

  1. Read chapter 5 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. (*) Copy the sentence. This one has trick punctuation. Don’t miss any of it!  “Next time I’ll get him!”  (handwriting page maker, worksheet)

Math

  1. Music turtle!
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling

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

Grammar

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

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Day 111*(*)

Reading

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

Math*

  1. Play with this pie chart or pie graph. We built bar graphs before to show how much we had of different things. We can use fractions and pie graphs to show how much as well. (Note:  25% is 1/4,  50% is 1/2,  33% is 1/3)
  2. *We’re going to make a pie chart to show how many bugs there are of each type. Color in a slice of pie for each bug of that color.

Writing(*)

  1. (*) Copy these words.  ship  shop  shape  shine  shirt  shoe  (You could use the worksheet, or 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.

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Day 112*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 7 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Play this graph making game.  There is a bar graph and a circle graph.

Writing*

  1. *Print out page 1 of this worksheet and copy the sentence at the bottom. “That’s good,” said she.  (handwriting page maker)

Spelling

  1. Fill in the missing “sh” into the blanks on your worksheet.

Grammar

  1. Read about nouns. Sing a song about them too if you like.
  2. Then fill in the top half of your worksheet.

Computer

  1. Find the document folder with your name on it and double click on it to open it.
  2. Find the document with your name on it to open it.
  3. Click in the top left corner of the page.
  4. Hit enter a few times.
  5. Now type a title for your page. You can call it your name if you like.
  6. Now click on the center button. There should be three buttons with lots of lines on them. They are showing lines of words lines up to the left, to the right and in the center. You want your title in the center. See if you can get it in the center.
  7. Now highlight your title. Click and drag your cursor over your title.
  8. Choose a different color for your title.
  9. Now move down and click in the rest of your typing below.
  10. Click on the left and right buttons and watch what happens.
  11. Now change the color of those words.

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Day 113

Reading

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

Math

  1. Read “I Am Special.”
  2. Play Fruit Fall.

Spelling

  1. Find the words in this PuzzleFast word search.  (Note: you can click on the “A” multiple times to make the letters bigger.)

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.

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Day 114**

Reading

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

Math

  1. Read “Kids Have Pets.”
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling

  1. Complete this PuzzleFast crossword puzzle online.  (Note: you can click on the “A” multiple times to make the boxes bigger.) Or, you can use the top of your grammar worksheet below.

Grammar*

  1. *Print out page 1 of this worksheet and find and circle the nouns.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 115

Reading

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

Math

  1. Read “Kinds of Graphs.” (If there is no next button, scroll down.)
  2. Play with this bar graph maker.  You can click on the words to delete them and write your own. Can you make a graph of how you spend your time? You can make your labels: school, play, read, eat, sleep, and whatever else. Each block could be one hour. (You can click on the numbers to change them too.)

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? Get a high five and a hug if you got them all right.
  2. Play this alphabetical order game. Do you remember alphabetical order?

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Day 116(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Get out 5 blocks or coins or something, all the same. I’m going to use blocks.
  2. You have 5 blocks. Lay them down. Pick up one in your hand. How many are laying there now? 4, of course!
  3. There are 4 down and 1 in your hand. 4 + 1 = 5.  You knew that. Now we are seeing that five take away one is four. In math we say: five minus one equals four  or  5 – 1 = 4
  4. This is called subtraction.
  5. Write that big word on the top of a piece of paper and write underneath it 5 – 1 = 4
  6. Now play with your blocks. If you take away 2, how many are left? If you take away 5, how many are left?

Spelling(*)

  1. (*) Copy the words. chin   chip   chop   cheap   church   churn  (You could also use the worksheet or 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!

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Day 117

Reading

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

Math

  1. Get out ten blocks (or whatever).
  2. Lay five blocks out together.
  3. Add on one block. 5 + 1 = 6  Say it out loud, “Five plus one equals six.”
  4. Add another block. 6 + 1 = 7  Each time say the math problem out loud.
  5. Add another block.  7 + 1 = 8
  6. Add another block.  8 + 1 = 9
  7. Add another block.  9 + 1 = 10
  8. Now take away a block.  10 – 1 = 9  Say it out loud, “Ten minus one equals nine.”
  9. Take away another block.  9 – 1 = 8  Continue to say each problem out loud.
  10. Continue until you have no blocks.

Grammar*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet. 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. Check your answers on page 2.
  3. It’s okay if you didn’t find them all! Go back through the sentence and see if you can find them all now.

Spelling

  1. Fill in the missing letters on the bottom of your worksheet.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 118*

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.

Math*

  1. If you had 100 blocks, and I took all 100 away, how many blocks would you have?  (answer:  zero)
  2. If you had 1 million blocks, and I took away 1 million blocks, how many blocks would you have?  (answer:  zero)
  3. If you had one block, and you gave me one block, how many blocks would you have?  (answer:  zero)
  4. If you had five blocks, and you didn’t give me any, how many blocks would you have?  (answer:  you would still have five blocks)
  5. If you had nine blocks, and you gave me zero blocks, how many blocks would you have?  (answer:  nine)
  6. If you have seven blocks, and I took from you zero blocks, how many blocks would you have?  (answer:  seven)
  7. *Fill in the subtracting zero and one worksheet for Day 118.
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.
  2. Think of two rhyming words.
  3. Read this out loud: My ears are long. My legs are strong. 
  4. Put your two rhyming words together in short sentences like that.
  5. 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.

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Day 119(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. *Fill in another subtracting zero and one worksheet.
  2. Feeling good about starting to subtract?

Grammar(*)

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

Writing

  1. Calling him a “gentleman” instead of “he” or his name is more interesting. It is also more interesting to say he “started up hurriedly and made for his tunnel” than to say, “he ran to his tunnel.”
  2. How many different, and more interesting, ways can you say, “I walked into the room.” Example: I snuck into the room. I tiptoed into the room. I crashed into the room. What can you think of?

Spelling

  1. Play unscramble the spelling words. Click on the blanks and type in the letters.
    • If you need help, then look at your spelling activity from yesterday.

Computer

  1. See if you remember how to open your file we’ve been working on. It should be called your name and be in a folder with your name on it.
  2. Click anywhere on the page and find where it says “Insert.” You are going to insert a picture. You can insert clip art that comes with your program. Or you can insert from a “file” which means a picture you have saved on your computer. Try inserting both kinds. After you click on insert, you’ll have to choose which picture. If you double click on it or click on open it should appear in your file. Use what’s on your computer already. We’re not going to get any other pictures onto your computer right now.
  3. When you are done, make sure you save your file.

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Day 120   (If you want to keep a portfolio, now would be a good time to collect some things for it.)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Play subtraction harvest. The wiggling apples are going to fall. How many apples will be left on the tree? If you aren’t sure, count the still apples.
  2. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

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? Get a high five and a hug if you got them all right.
  2. Put your spelling test in your portfolio. (Give it to a parent to put it in for you.)

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.

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Day 121(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. When we subtract, we take away from what we already have. If you have 5 and take 0 away, you still have 5. If you have 5 and take 1 away, you have four. That’s 5 minus 1 equals 4.   5 – 1  = 4  Subtraction is the opposite of addition. If you have four and add back on one, then you have five.  These facts are all relatives:  1 + 4 = 5 ,  4 + 1 = 5 ,  5 – 1 = 4, 5 – 4 = 1   Whenever you see a subtraction problem with the two numbers right next to each other on the number line (like 5 and 4  or  6 and 7  or  8 and 9) then the answer will be one. If you have nine candies and I take eight, then you will only have one left. If I take all nine away, you will have zero.
  2. Play feed the frog. This game has missing numbers. It might ask  4 + __ = 5   In this game you will have to think, “What plus 4 equals 5?” The answer is 1.   1 + 4 = 5   This is practice for subtraction.
  3. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling(*)

  1. (*)Copy the words at the bottom.   who  what  why  where  when  which   (You could use the worksheet, or you can paste them into the handwriting page maker.)

Grammar*

  1. *Print out this noun worksheet. (To print: unclick the fill in the blanks and then create worksheet) Find the nouns and then check your answers.
  2. Give this worksheet to a parent to put in your portfolio.

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Day 122**

Reading

  1. Read chapter 17 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 
  2. Tell someone what happened in this chapter.
  3. Here is a picture of a cricket frog.

Math*

  1. Remember if you take away 5 from 5 you have nothing, 0. If you take 4 away from 5, you still have 1 left.  5 – 4 = 1
  2. *Do the Day 122 subtraction worksheet.
  3. Do you remember how to build fractions?  The bottom number tells you how many pieces to divide the shape into. The top number tells you how many parts to fill in.

Spelling*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and fill in the blanks on the bottom.

Grammar

  1. 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.” Underline the proper nouns on the top of your worksheet. You can check your answers on page 2.

Computer

  1. From now on you can do Thinking on your computer day, or you can play around on your word processing program and create new documents.

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Day 123*

Reading

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

Math*

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Here’s a new problem: 5 – 3 = 2 ,   5 – 2 = 3     These are related to: 2 + 3 = 5 ,   3 + 2 = 5
  3. *Do the Day 123 subtraction worksheet.

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?

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Day 124(*)

Reading

  1. Read chapter 19 of The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse. 

Math

  1. Play this fraction golf game.  Remember that the bottom number tells how many parts the circle is divided into and the top part tells you how many of the parts should be colored in. Follow the directions on the screen to get a hole in one!
  2. Play this subtraction game.  Pop the balloons to count down.

Spelling

  1. Unscramble the words in this PuzzleFast game.

Writing*

  1. *Copy the sentence. Peter Rabbit sat in his secretest place in the dear Old Briar-patch.  (worksheethandwriting page maker)

Grammar

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

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 125

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Play Fraction Pizza Choose “Go Easy” under “Difficulty.”
  3. Play subtraction harvest.

Spelling

  1. Take a spelling test. Have someone read the words to you from Day 121. Write them down. Did you spell them correctly? Get a high five and a hug if you got them all right.

Writing

  1. Write an acrostic poem.

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Day 126*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Play feed the frog.
  2. Hold one hand up. You have five fingers. Put down your thumb. That’s 5 – 1 = 4. Now switch your fingers. Put down four and leave your thumb up. That’s 5 – 4 = 1. Switch your fingers back and forth. Now hold up four fingers. Now lift up your thumb. That’s 4 + 1 = 5. With your fingers you can make the whole 1, 4, 5 family.  1 + 4 = 5 ,  4 + 1 = 5 ,  5 – 1 = 4 , 5 – 4 = 1
  3. What other subtraction problem can you make on your hand? How about 5 – 2 = 3 and 5 – 3 = 2?
  4. Draw a picture to show 5 – 2 = 3.

Spelling*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and write the words at the bottom. (this  that  they  thing  think  there)
  2. They all start with th.

Grammar

  1. Complete the rest of your worksheet, underlining the proper nouns.
  2. 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.

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Day 127

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Count down subtraction. You can just do 10 problems.
  3. Get out blocks or coins or something and show that 3 + 3 = 6 and 6 – 3 = 3.

Grammar

  1. Tell someone at least two proper nouns. You can write some on the worksheet you are printing for spelling.

Spelling*

  1. *Print out page 1 of this worksheet and fill in the blanks.

Thinking

  1. Choose a thinking game from level 1.

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Day 128

Reading

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

Math

  1. Here’s your family of the day.  2 + 4 = 6 ,  4 + 2 = 6 ,  6 – 4 = 2 ,  6 – 2 = 4
  2. Draw a picture or use blocks to show how this family works.
  3. Do these subtraction flash cards.

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.

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Day 129

Reading

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

Math

  1. Here’s your problem of the day. 4 + 4 = 8 ,  8 – 4 = 4
  2. Hold up four fingers on both hands and show that four plus four equals eight and eight minus four equals four.
  3. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

Spelling

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

Grammar

  1. Play noun basketball.

Thinking

  1. Choose a level 1 thinking game.

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Day 130*

Reading*

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

Math

  1. Here’s your problem of the day. 5 + 5 = 10 , 10 – 5 = 5
  2. Do this subtraction worksheet.
  3. Music turtle!

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? Get a high five and a hug if you got them all right.

Vocabulary

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

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Day 131*

English

  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.

Math*

  1. *Let’s fill in some fact families. Fact Families – Day 131
  2. In one triangle of circles, write 5 in the “whole” circle. In the bottom two circles write 2 and 3. Now explain how they are a family. 2 and 3 are two parts of the whole. If you put them together, they make the whole. 2 + 3 = 5 and 3 + 2 = 5. If you start with the whole, and take away one of the parts, you have the other part leftover. 5 – 2 = 3 and 5 – 3 = 2.
  3. Now do the same thing with another triangle of circles. This time fill it in for the 2, 4, 6 family. Explain how they are a fact family.
  4. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

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Day 132*

English

  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.

Math*

  1. Let’s learn a new subtraction fact. You know that 3 + 4 = 7 and that 4 + 3 = 7, right?
  2. Here is the subtraction half of that fact family. 7 – 4 = 3  and  7 – 3 = 4.
  3. *Do the Day 132 subtraction worksheet.
  4. Play this subtraction game. Click on facts 1 and 2. If you don’t know one of the answers, count down or try and think of its fact family.

Thinking

  1. Play Set.

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Day 133*

English

  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.

Math*

  1. Let’s learn another subtraction fact. You know that 2 + 5 = 7  and that 5 + 2 = 7.
  2. To subtract we say 7 – 5 = 2  and  7 – 2 = 5. 
  3. Can you fill in the addition and subtraction problems for each family? Do the Day 133 worksheet.
  4. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

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Day 134(*)

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Print this page and copy the words. this  thing  where  why  shop  shoe  chop  church    (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or use the worksheet.)

Spelling

1. Do this PuzzleFast wordsearch.

Math

  1. Let’s do one more fact family this week.  3 + 5 = 8 ,  5 + 3 = 8
  2. Subtract them. 8 – 3 = 5  and  8 – 5 = 3.
  3. Take out 8 coins or blocks and show that 8 – 5 = 3  and  8 – 3 = 5.
  4. Fill in another triangle on your Day 131 fact family page.
  5. Play this subtraction game. Click on facts 1 and 2.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 135

English

  1. Play this English review game.

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Music turtle!
  3. Do you remember that 10 – 5 = 5 ,  8 – 4 = 4 ,  6 – 3 = 3 ,  4 – 2 = 2 ? Go tell someone all those facts! Then fill them in on your fact family page from Day 131.

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Day 136(*)

Reading

  1. Read chapter 1 of Buster Bear 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.

Math

  1. Play feed the frog.
  2. Do 15 Count Down Subtraction problems. Fill in the minimum and maximum as 3 and 8. Fill in the bottom numbers minimum and maximum as 0 and 5.

Spelling(*)

  1. (*)Copy the words.  bikes  stores  cars   tables   friends  times.   (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or use the worksheet.)
  2. The words you wrote today are plural words. They are talking about more than one. For example you write one bike but two bikes. You add an S on the end of those words to make them plural.
  3. Type in these words in the plural. Type the word and add an S! Click on the Finished button when you are done.

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Day 137(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Let’s do another fact family. You know that 4 + 5 = 9 and that 5 + 4 = 9.
  2. Let’s subtract them.  9 – 5 = 4    9 – 4 = 5   Go and tell someone.
  3. Hold up your hands and fold down one thumb. On one hand you have 5 fingers showing. On the other hand you have four fingers showing. Your hands together show that 5 + 4 = 9.
  4. Hide the hand with all five fingers out. That shows that 9 – 5 = 4.
  5. Now show that 9 – 4 = 5.
  6. Let’s fill in one more fact family on your Day 131 page.
  7. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Copy the words.  washes  misses  brushes  peaches  wishes  taxes.   (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or use the worksheet.)

Spelling

  1. The words you wrote out today are plurals that end with an ES. That’s what you are going to practice today. When the word ends with an X, SS, SH, or CH, then you add ES instead of just S. This rule is on the plural practice page at the bottom, so you can look it up if you forget when to use ES.
  2. Write out the plural words. (Some end in S and some in ES.)

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 138(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Play subtraction bowling.
  2. Play subtraction baseball .

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Copy the words.  toys  ways   days   plays   keys.   (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or use the worksheet.)

Spelling

  1. The alphabet is made up of vowels and consonants. The vowels are a  e  i  o  u .  The consonants are everything else.
  2. Today in your spelling practice all of the words end in a Y. When there is a vowel before the Y, like in all of the words you wrote out today, then you just add an S to make it plural.
  3. Here’s the trick though! If there is not a vowel before the Y, if the letter before it is a consonant, then you change the Y to an I and ADD ES.
  4. Write out these plurals. (A lorry is a British word for truck.)

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Day 139*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Minus Mission
  2. Go fishing.

Spelling*

  1. *Print page 1 of this worksheet and fill in the plurals.

Grammar

  1. Play pronoun clubhouse.
  2. For extra practice you can circle the pronouns on the bottom of your worksheet.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 140

Reading

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

Math

  1. Music turtle!
  2. Do you remember that 10 – 5 = 5 ,  8 – 4 = 4 ,  6 – 3 = 3 ,  4 – 2 = 2 ? Go tell someone all those facts!
  3. Subtraction Blast

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).

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Day 141(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Subtraction.
  2. Play this nickels and pennies game.

Writing

  1. (*)Copy the sentence. Who makes an enemy a friend, to fear and worry puts an end. (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or you could use the worksheet.)

Spelling

  1. Plural words

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Day 142(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Add nickels and pennies. Which is worth more?

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Copy the sentence. There the same thing happened. (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or use the worksheet.)

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.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 143(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Subtraction.
  2. Match the dimes.

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Copy the sentence. A sudden odd surprise made Farmer Brown’s boy’s hair to rise. (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or use the worksheet.)

Spelling

  1. Play this plural word matching game.

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Day 144(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Match the quarters.

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Copy the sentence. “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. Scroll down to see the sentence and then choose which dog to use for punctuation. Click to go on after each level.
  3. Can you find the words that needs capitals?

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 145(*)

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Subtraction.
  2. Do you have enough money?

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Copy the sentence. “That’s a splendid idea!” (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or use the worksheet.)

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.
  2. Get a high five or a hug if you get them all right.

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Day 146

Reading

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

Math

  1. Play Minus Mission.
  2. Play fruit fall. Remember bar graphs?

Writing(*)

  1. (*)Copy the words.  shelves  knives  loaves  wolves  leaves  (You can paste them into the handwriting page maker or use the worksheet.)

Spelling

  1. Look at the words you wrote out today. What are the last three letters of each? You are going to practice these words today. The word leaf becomes leaves. What changed?
  2. To make these plurals you change the F to V. Then the word needs to end in an ES. Sometimes the E is already there. Here’s an example: wife becomes wives.
  3. Give it a try. The rule is written at the top of the page. Write the plurals.

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Day 147

Reading

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

Math

  1. Play Around the World in 80 Seconds, addition.
  2. Make a circle graph (or pie chart). Type in each kind of fruit you have in your house. Then type in how many of each type of fruit you have. If you have 8 oranges, then type orange  8. When you are done, click on Draw Chart. Which color is the biggest?  Look at the color boxes at the bottom of your graph. Which fruit is marked by that color? That’s the fruit that you have the most of!

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!

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 148*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Play Dude’s Dilemma, subtraction.
  2. Make fractions. Make the right number of pieces by clicking on the arrow. The number of pieces should be the same as the bottom number. Click on the pieces to color them in. Here’s an example.  3/4 means 3 out of 4. Make 4 pieces and then click on 3 to color them in. Three out of the four pieces are colored in.

Spelling*

  1. Practice the Y spelling rule. If it comes after a vowel, just add S. If the Y doesn’t come after a vowel, the Y becomes an I and you add ES. The rules is on the page.
  2. *Write the plurals in the blank. Print the first page and check your answers with the second page.

Writing

  1. Write a funny sentence using one of the words from your spelling. You can write it on your worksheet.

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Day 149

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Play cross the river

Grammar

  1. Play noun basketball.

Writing

  1. Make sentences.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 150*

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Subtraction.
  2. Music turtle!

Spelling*

  1. *Practice all the plural spelling rules. They are reviewed on the worksheet. Print page one and check your answers on page 2.
  2. 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 write it on your worksheet or you can type if you like.) My favorite place to be is….  Why is it your favorite place?

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?

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Day 151

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Learn to tell time. Use the mouse to point to a number. It will tell you the time on the clock below. When you see 7:00, you read it “seven o’clock.” Click on the arrow to go to the next page.

Spelling

  1. Play plural girls.

Writing

  1. Write a funny sentence about two _______.
  2. Read your sentence to someone.
  3. If the person laughed, get a high five!

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Day 152

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Subtraction.
  2. Practice with a clock.
  3. *You could print out a clock to practice with.

Spelling

  1. Write in the plurals. (Add an ES on the last one!)
  2. 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.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 153

Reading

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

Math

  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Match the times.

Spelling

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

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Day 154

Reading

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

Math

  1. Subtraction flashcards
  2. Learn about telling time. Click on the little clocks to turn the page.

Grammar

  1. Play the pronoun balloon game. A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 155

Reading

  1. Read chapter 20 of Buster Bear by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone what happened in the chapter.
  3. Here’s a picture of Buster Bear at the end of the chapter.

Math

  1. Addition flashcards
  2. What time is it?

Grammar

  1. Play word invasion. Choose nouns AND pronouns.

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Day 156

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21 of Buster Bear by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about this chapter.
Math
  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Subtraction.
  2. What time is it? Match the clocks.
Grammar
  1. Correct the capitalization and punctuation. Choose Hard for your difficulty level. Then you will choose the correct letter or punctuation mark from among the choices along the bottom.

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Day 157

Reading
  1. Read chapter 22 of Buster Bear by Thornton Burgess.
  2. Tell someone about the chapter.
Math
Spelling
  1. Play plural girls. Try fill in the blank.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 158

Reading
  1. Read chapter 23 of Buster Bear 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?
Math
  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Subtraction.
  2. Play the time board game. Roll the die by click on it (the square at the bottom with a dot on it). Then click the gear to turn the clock hands. Match the clocks and click on done.

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Day 159*

Reading*
  1. Fill out a book report form for Buster Bear.
Math
Grammar
  1. Choose the correct pronoun for the sentence.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 160   (If you want to keep a portfolio, now would be a good time to collect some things for it.)

Writing

  1. Write what you think happens to Buster Bear next.
Math
  1. Choose a game from Math 1 – Addition.
  2. Play with a clock. Type in a time.

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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.
Math*
  1. Build a train with Caillou.  Click on one of the pictures. Then choose to play with the train.
  2. *Fill in the time on the Day 161 clock worksheet. Sometimes you have to draw the hands on the clock. Sometimes you have to write the time. Have a parent check your answers.

Grammar

  1. Write a sentence with a name in it. Make sure to capitalize the name! (Example: Liz is my friend.)
  2. Write a sentence with a pronoun in it. Replace the name with a pronoun. (Example: She makes me laugh.)

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Day 162*

Reading
  1. Choose a story to read and to listen to.
Math*
  1. Shoot the Roman numerals. I = 1, V = 5, X = 10  Just do your best.
  2. *Fill in the time on the Day 162 clock worksheet.
Grammar
  1. Which sentence is correct?

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 163*(*)

Reading
  1. Read the first and last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Math*
  1. Be a pattern detector.
  2. *Let’s do one more clock worksheet.
Writing(*)
  1. (*)Copy the part of the poem.  All things bright and beautiful   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like or use the worksheet.)
Spelling
  1. Play this spelling game.

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Day 164(*)

Reading
  1. Read the second and last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Math
  1. Play Busy Bees.
  2. Do these subtraction flashcards.
Writing(*)
  1. (*)Copy the part of the poem.  All creatures great and small  (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like or use the worksheet.)
Spelling
  1. Play this spelling game.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 165(*)

Reading
  1. Read the third and last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Math
Writing(*)
  1. (*)Copy the part of the poem.  All things wise and wonderful   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like or use the worksheet.)
Spelling
  1. Play this spelling game.

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Day 166(*)

Writing(*)
  1. (*)Copy the part of the poem. The Lord God made them all.   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like or use the worksheet.)
Spelling
  1. Play spelling match.

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Day 167(*)

Reading
Writing(*)
  1. (*)Copy the part of the poem.  He gave us eyes to see them,   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like or use the worksheet.)
Spelling
  1. Play word sort.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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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. In our family we call him, “Not me.” Not Me left the milk sitting out….)
Math
  1. Match the quarters.
  2. Minus Mission
Writing(*)
  1. (*)Copy the part of the poem. And lips that we might tell   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like or use the worksheet.)
Spelling
  1. Play word builder.

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Day 169(*)

Reading
  1. Read the poem called “The Goops” as well as the last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Math
  1. Do you have enough money?
  2. Play subtraction baseball .
Writing(*)
  1. (*)Copy the part of the poem. How great is God Almighty,   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like or use the worksheet.)
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.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 170(*)

Reading
  1. Read the poem called “The Bird” as well as the last poem in this packet. Read them out loud.
Math
  1. Addition Flashcards
  2. Choose subtraction and addition games from Math 1.
Writing(*)
  1. (*)Copy the part of the poem.  Who has made all things well.   (Use this handwriting worksheet maker if you like or use the worksheet.)
Spelling
  1. Play this contractions game.

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Day 171

Math

  1. Practice with coins. First click on the papers on the bottom and choose “four numbers.” Put twenty-five cents in each square, but make each square different! When you are done, click on the numbers “1 2 3″ at the bottom and it will count up your coins and see if you are right. Then you can play around with it!

Writing

  1. Play Professor Garfield’s Reading Ring.
Grammar
  1. Play the pronoun game. (If you have an ad blocker, you can still play this game by scrolling down the page.)

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Day 172

Math

  1. Today play with fractions. Use the scissors to cut your circle into parts. Then use the paint to color in some of the parts. Click on the numbers at the bottom to see what fractions you made.
Reading
  1. Read The Toy Breaker.
Spelling
  1. Play plurals tic tac toe. Play both people.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 173

Math

  1. See if you can find all of the correct matches.

Writing

  1. Make a cartoon with the cartoon maker.
Spelling
  1. Play this plural matching game.
  2. Play word builder.

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Day 174

Math

  1. Click on boxes in a row that add up to the target number.

Writing

  1. Make a character.
Spelling
  1. Try this plurals activity.
  2. Play spelling match.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 175

Math

  1. Here’s the same type of game as yesterday.

Writing

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

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Day 176*

Math

  1. Color in all the odd numbers.

Writing*

  1. *You are going to draw your own comic book. Print this worksheet and draw your own comic strip story. Or you can choose a different template if you prefer.

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Day 177

Math

  1. Drive like a monkey!

Writing*

  1. *Work on your comic book.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 178

Math

  1. Catch Falling Stars!

Writing*

  1. *Work on your comic book.

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Day 179

Math

  1. Drive like a monkey!

Writing*

  1. *Work on your comic book.

Thinking

  1. Choose a game from level 1.

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Day 180

Math

  1. Catch Falling Stars!
  2. Congratulations on finishing first grade math!
  3. I suggest that you play this math game over your break until you start second grade! (Either download the game or click on “full…” to download the launcher and play online.)

Speaking

  1. *Finish your comic book. Read it to a parent and show them all the pictures you put in and tell them all about what’s happening in each scene.

Congratulations! You have finished the first level! You are now promoted to the second level!

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  1. Jennifer January 12, 2013 / 1:39 am

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