Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Making Change

Knowing how to make change is important because you don't want to pay more than you should for the things you buy.

Equivalent Values

For any given amount of money, we can use different combinations of coins to equal that amount.

Counting Coins

Counting coins is easy because it's just like skip counting.

Dollars and Cents

Knowing the value of coins and bills is important because we use money to pay for the things we need.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blending -- Review of Various Spelling Patterns

Here is some practice with compound words and base words with different endings.

Blending -- Multisyllabic Words

Let's continue practicing with multisyllabic words.

Dinosaur Fossils - by Alvin Granowsky

Follow along as I read this story, or read it on your own. Either way, be sure to read it aloud every day this week so you can read it fluently on Friday!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blending -- Review of Spelling Patterns/Part II

Here is more practice with the many sound/spellings you have learned.

Blending -- Review of Spelling Patterns/Part I

These blending lines are a review of various sound/spelling patterns you have learned.

Decodable - "The Best Thing to Be"

This is the last of the Open Court decodables! You have now learned all the sounds and spellings in English. Congratulations!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Blending -- Multisyllabic Words/Part II

Here is more practice with multisyllabic words using the common syllable patterns _ture, _ous, _sure, _cious/_tious, _tion, and _ment.

Blending -- Multisyllabic Words/Part I

This week's blending lines focus on multisyllabic words with these common syllable patterns: _ture, _ous, _sure, _cious/_tious, _tion, and _ment.

Decodable - "The Wise Monkey"

This week's decodable puts everything you've learned together in one story. Let's see how well you can read it by Friday!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blending -- The "Coil" Sound Spelled oi

Here is the second set of blending lines, with the Coil sound spelled oi.

Blending -- The "Coil" Sound Spelled _oy

This week's blending lines focus on the _oy spelling, as in "toy."

Decodable - "The Toy Princess"

This week's decodable focuses on the "Coil" sound, spelled _oy and oi. There is a mistake in the third line from the bottom of your page. It reads, "pointed to joy." It should read, "pointing to Joy." Please cross out the mistake and write the correction above it.