Rosa and Blanca
Author Joe Hayes tells the story of two sisters who are so close they even think alike. In Rosa and Blanca we'll read about how they try to surprise each other by unknowingly doing the exact same thing at the exact same time.
Our paired selection is an Aesop Fable called The Crow and the Pitcher. In this familiar tale a clever crow solves a problem by refusing to give up.
Your child can practice this week's vocabulary list words by playing the series of Java Games linked below in the Quia Activities section. There are four games that range in difficulty, beginning with Flashcards, then Match Game, Concentration, and finally Word Search. The words and definitions are available online by clicking the link to the List of Terms found near the top of any of the Java Games pages. Once your child has mastered matching the list words and definitions, he should click the link for the Cloze Activity which tests list vocabulary in sentence context.
The Useful Links section contains enrichment activities and information that correlate to this week's stories and skills, and are for your use at home. Our spelling list words contain the long i sound spelled with i, ie, igh, and y, so you'll find links to spelling games that stress long i. We'll continue working with verb tense in grammar this week, so I've included links for that skill near the bottom of the list.