Gwen Bond

Daily Homework:
(Week of 10-15)
Monday- Reading: See ACTS Slip
                 Spelling: Lesson 11
                 Phonics: Look at and practice chart 6, 7
                 Math: Facts

Tuesday- Reading: See ACTS Slip

                 Spelling: Lesson 11
                 Phonics: Look at and practice chart 6, 7
                 Math: Facts

Wednesday- None
                       Enjoy time with God and your family at church or home.
Thursday- Reading: See ACTS Slip
                    Spelling: Lesson 11
                    Phonics: Look at and practice chart 6, 7
                    Math: Facts


Friday- Reading: No Reading- Field Trip
              Spelling: Lesson 11
              Phonics: Look at and practice chart 6, 7
              Math: Facts

*HW means Homework

**Please read any Reading A-Z book, Tommy Book, or other books that we've put together at school, including Scholastic News, with your child.  You could take turns, you could read most of it , they read the easy paragraphs, etc... it's up to you.  These books are usually an extension of something we are studying.  Please read for facts and discuss.


We will have a spelling test each Monday.  Your test will be returned the following Monday.  There is spelling homework each night.  You can also practice them on Spelling City (see link).  Please check the back of the Bond Weekly for daily homework along with your spelling list.

REMINDER: In January each word will be worth 2 points: 1 for spelling, and 1 handwriting:letters I cannot read, incorrect capitals, and reversals, will be counted incorrect.  Please practice your handwriting so your scores will be great! :)


Lesson 11 REVIEW WEEK (Wk of 10-15)

  • 1. ran

  • 2. God

  • 3. pet

  • 4. mud

  • 5. big

  • 6. fox

  • 7. am

  • 8. men

  • 9. sun

  • 10. man

  • 11. it

  • 12. get

  • 13. not

  • 14. bug

  • 15. fix

  • 16. of

  • 17. was

  • 18. and

  • 19. the

  • 20. are

Phonics Charts

Phonics charts are an important part of our first grade curriculumn.  We will be practicing them daily in class but it will be helpful to review and practaice them at home.  The students will be graded on each chart throughout the year.  You can watch the tutorials below and see which charts to practice in the homework section above. 

Science Projects

In November you will have science projects due.  These are to be worked on at home and brought in to share with the class on the assigned dates (see below).  They can be as easy as you'd like to as complicated as you like. 

Please read the Science Project paper that was sent home (or attached in DocLinks) for more details.  If you have any questions, please see photo examples below and/or let me know. 

Due dates are as follows:
November 8-9
(Any project- no collections)
February 7-8
(Any project- no collections)
      May 2-3
(Animal Project: Just research about an animal...)

Students 1-4 will present on the first day and 5-9 on the second day.

Fall Break
October and November are packed with history and science in first grade.  Because we lose a week of learning I am sending home the Fire Safety work to read and discuss at home.  When we return we will quickly review the books and work done at home.  We will also be finishing up space, talking about Christopher Columbus, and begin leaves /seasons (for the upcoming field trip). 

If you haven't already sent in your fall field trip permission slip and $5 please send it in on Monday.  I need to know numbers so I can finalize trip details as well as drivers and group leaders.

AR begins again each 9 weeks.  The books read during the first 9 weeks do not roll over to the 2nd nine weeks.  4 new books are due in December.  Fall break would be a great time to get started.   

I hope you have a great fall break!!  See you on the 12th!  Gwen

Summer Learning

We probably won't have homework this week but you still have work to do to be the best 2nd graders you can be...

This Week: Continue practicing your math skills and facts, read every night  (at least 15 minutes), practice your phonics charts, etc...
Summer Work:Did you know that teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks reteaching material students have forgotten over the summer?  Get  2nd or 3rd grade (we worked at a second grade level in some areas and the 2nd grade level may be too easy)  workbooks for reading, language, and math.  Work for a few minutes a day to retain as much as possible so you can have a great start to 2nd grade.  You could also work on any school books that are not finished as well.

Summer Reading Challenge
:  Bartholomew County Public Library
will soon begin their Summer Reading Club!  It is May 13 to July 29. Read this summer to be eligible for the grand prize drawing and a chance to win cool prizes. Don't forget to register and stop by the library for their fun summer activities too!  (See attachment for more details.)

You can also find ways to beat the "Summer Slide", like Scholastic's Summer Reading Packs!  They are listed by grades.  Some of them have 3-6 books WITH comprehension worksheets that go with each book in the pack!!!  This would be great to help improve your AR scores as well as reading level.  Read more challenging books to give you a boost into 2nd grade!  Some of these packs are less than $10!!!

Don't forget about the Scholastic Online Reading Challenge too!  The kids have their log in information in thier VIF folder (which they will be bringing home) and have been logging some time at school already!  (

Thanks for working so hard this year!  You've come so far!!!

Luke 2

Here is the Luke 2 Passage for our Christmas Musical. Don't forget to memorize and practice by December 8th. 
You could also read along with it on youtube

Luke 2:1-20 KJV

 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

  4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

5 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Show-N-Tell Homework: Me Bag

This Show-N-Tell homework is due on your Special Helper Day.  Please decorate your bag (will send home night before) so it tells about you: favorite color, animals, serious or lighthearted, etc…

Fill it with things that show who you are: pictures of your family, favorite book or movie, music, Christmas ornament, stuffed animal, recipe of your favorite food (or bring it in to share- yummy!), etc…  (think about what I had in my bag if you need help.)

You can find out when your Me Bag is due in the Bond Weekly Newsletter within your binder and on this website. 

From time to time I may add things that I feel we need more practice with.  Please practice the items I add below as we work on them at school.  Thanks!
-Handwriting: writing on/between lines, form, etc...
-Counting by 1, 2, 5, 10 to 100
-Math doubles/facts
-Basic Time: hour, half hour, quarter til/after
-Identify and count money
-Spelling last name
-Tying shoes
 -Address and phone number

-We are on chart 10-11 of our phonics charts. 
Please review them with your child.  You can find a copy of them in your Welcome to First Grade Packet as well as your keep folder.  

International Literacy Day
Stick Your Nose in a Book and Read!
I spoke to the students about bringing in some of their favorite books on September 8th.  We will be reading through-out the day because it is Literacy Day!  They can bring in up to 5 books. 

Special Assignments