Spelling Homework Completion Video
Sep 21, 2021
A quick video about the new homework assignment that was taken home.
Good afternoon, parents, and guardians. My name is miss corporan. I wanted to make a quick video about new homework assignment that was taken home today. This will be the students weekly spelling homework. In addition to activities that they find in spelling city that they can use to review, but this will be the sheet that goes home weekly to give them an additional structured practice for spelling, so I wanted to go over it with you in the event that students went home today with any questions. So for example, this week's spelling words we have 20 of them. So like I explained to students, there are 20 spelling words. The test will only be on ten. The ten that get chosen will really just kind of be at random, but it'll be a mixture of the 20. The spelling pattern this week are vowel teams. So all of the teams vowel letters that are in these words are the ones that are bolded and underlined in each word, so that students know exactly which is the spelling pattern or the tricky spelling that needs to kind of be memorized in these words. Homework is very simple.
Monday and Wednesday's assignments are the same and Tuesdays and Thursdays assignments are the same. So mundane, we're going to be choosing 5 words and we're writing a sensational sentence and what does a sensational sentence a sensational sentence is a sentence that should have at least 8 words. We're going to make sure that we underline or circle the word that we're using, and we need to remember that sentences have subjects, predicates, capital letters at the beginning, and punctuation marks at the end. So I gave them an example with one of their words this week, although, although was number three, so I gave them one example, although my brother didn't finish his homework, he was still allowed to watch the movie after dinner, so that sentence has 17 words. It's a little bit more expanded than just, you know, although I went to sleep early, I was still tired. Even though that would probably be a pretty good sentence, but the idea behind having the 8 word minimum is that we're trying to stretch their thinking so that they can elaborate more in their writing.
Now, Tuesday's homework is addition spelling. There was a little bit of a typo with multiplication we'll probably move to multiplication maybe in the next couple of weeks. But right now we're still trying to practice addition. So it's very simple. They're going to choose 5 different words. They can not be the same words as Monday. And they're going to practice their addition, so every word has consonants and vowels, these are the letters that make up words. Consonants will be represented by the number three so consonants are all of our letters in the alphabet except the vowels. Vowels will be represented by the number two, and you will make and solve an addition problem, so for example, although I use the same word, okay? We have two for a, three for L three for T three for H two for O two, for you, three for G and three for H, if they add all of those together, they get 21 and they can show their work in some similar way to this. If you look, Wednesday, they need to choose 5 different words, can't be the same as Monday and Tuesday, and they will write sentences. Thursday they're going to do addition spelling again. They need to choose their last 5 words. They can't be the same as Monday to zero Wednesday.
They're able to mix the words and do them in whatever order they'd like. They just need to make sure that throughout the four days, they practice all 20 words. What I have put down here is that homework will be taken as a separate great on Fridays, and I wanted to show you what homework should look like. It does not have to be very complicated. They don't need a special notebook. It doesn't need to be typed or anything of that nature. So I'm going to show you an example of what a completed homework page might look like. So I did this with students today in the afternoon. So for example, if I was a student and I was doing Monday and I was doing my spelling sentences, I would just title up at the top spelling homework, my name probably be somewhere up here, so I'm just corporan, so Monday, 9 20, 2021, and I start with my first 5 words. I did the first two when we go to the beach. We leave our footprints in the sand, that sentence has 13 words. I've underlined our spelling word if students want to go ahead and add an S or add an ED on ING ending as long as the word is being used correctly in the sentence. I have no problem with that at all. I'll give you another example. I love to go to the fairground with my family, that sentence has ten words, so each of them are sensational sentences because they have at least 8. This student, whoever the student may be, needs to do one, two, three more sentences, and then they would be done with Monday's spelling homework.
Tuesday, notice that I just kind of continued my numbering 6. I'm doing them in order. So I did coastal, my sea, my S, my T and my L are all my consonants, so they are valued at threes. My oh, my a and my a are all twos. So you can see that they're all written there. And then I went ahead and I showed my work. So 5 plus 5 plus 5 is 15 plus three, and I put 18. Anything that looks like this would be fine, and then like I stated earlier Monday and Wednesday are the same assignment Tuesday and Thursday are the same assignment. So as I was showing students, you may end up using maybe two sheets of notebook paper back in front to complete all of the week's homework, so if I just flipped it over, I could either write the date at the top if I wanted to keep myself organized or I could just write the next day when I get there. So this is their weekly this is going to be their weekly spelling homework. It went home for the first time today, and I just wanted to make this video in the event that there was any confusion or any questions about the actual assignment. I hope this helps if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or send me a message through class dojo. Thank you.