Maui Community Home School

Progress Report and Homework

Week 3 - Oct 4-6
Mr. Peter:
Ms. Kether:
Homework: None

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Week 4 - Oct 11-13
Mr. Peter:
Ms. Kether: Letters B, M and D
Homework: None

  1. The Letter B
    The Letter B
  2. The Letter M
    The Letter M
  3. The Letter D
    The Letter D
Week 5 - Oct 18-20
Mr. Peter:
Ms. Kether: Letters N, W and R
Homework: None

  1. The Letters N and W
    The Letters N and W
  2. The Letter R
    The Letter R
Week 6 - Oct 25-27
Mr. Peter:
Ms. Kether: Letters L, G and S
We heard a story for the letter Y, which will be our last consonant that I will present.  I have posted all the letters we have covered so far. I will present the vowels the first week in December. For those of you would like to continue presenting or review the rest of the consonants, for the month of November, the remaining letters are: C, F, H, J, K, P, Q, T, V, X, Z.  We will be meeting this Thursday, at 3:15, and we will talk in detail about this, so I may answer any questions, and so that we all may share ideas together.  Also during this month of November, please have your child finish-up any unfinished artwork for the letters we have practiced in class.  If there are blank pages in between that which we have done so far, please use those pages to practice writing letters and words that they could use the most practice with, IN ALL CAPITALS.  They may even write a portion or all of the letter verses or tongue twisters listed for each letter.  More of these will be coming home in the class readers. We are beginning our Quantity and Introduction to Number block this week! We sure had a fun day, getting ready for our Costume Parade, and receiving some surprises from some "Trick or Treat Tricksters". It was fun too, to visit our Kindergarten friends and bring them some gifts too!
Happy Halloween!

  1. The Letter L
    The Letter L
  2. The Letter G
    The Letter G
  3. The Letter S
    The Letter S
Week 7 - Nov 1-3
In preparation for the Makahiki Feast & Festivities, please help your child sing the Makahiki Meles and perform the sitting Hula Song here.

Numeral 2 - Nov 3
Numeral 3 -Nov 7
Numeral 1 - Nov 2
Numeral 2 - Nov 3
Numeral 4 - Nov 15

Numeral 4 - Nov 15
Numeral 5 - Nov 16
Numeral 5 - Nov 16
Numeral 6 - Nov 17
Numeral 6 - Nov 17

Numeral 6 - Nov 17
Numeral 7 - Nov 17
Knitting Instructions:

Numeral 9 - Dec 1
Numeral 7 - Nov 18
Numeral 8 - Nov 30

Gnome Math More than 10 - Dec 7
Numeral 10 and 11 - Dec 6-7
Numeral 12 - Dec 18

Angelic sounds brought from angels to humanity - long a, ah, long e, long i, long o, long u sounds
Knitting Instructions

Knitting - Casting on

Knitting - How to knit

Week 13 - Jan 3-5
Practice counting by 2's forward and backwards to and from 24. 
Also help your child to knit one row a day.

Read 12 Days of Christmas below and help your child create their own scroll of wishes for their friends and family this week, and bring it back by Thursday of this next week to share with everyone.  Every scroll will be unique in style and content. Help your child connect in their heart with the exercise, so that it is meaningful for them.  Maybe they will choose one friend or family member they are really thinking of and wishing for.  Or maybe it will be to a group of friends, or their whole family. Scrolls may be decorated and enhanced in anyway you and your child are inspired. 
12 Days of Christmas
Once upon a Christmas time, a long time ago, a man who had a big heart, but little money, dreamt he could give his friends endless riches. When he awoke, the dream kept running through his mind, over and over. Finally, he asked himself, “If I could give my friends anything, what would I give?”

He smiled as he began to think of all the wondrous things he could buy for them. But then he thought, “I am a happy man, yet I have none of those things.”

And he began to think that perhaps real wealth could not be measured in riches. Perhaps there were gifts of greater value than the things money could buy. In the still of the night, he pondered these things and thought of Christmas and what it meant to him. Taking out his quill, he began to write on a parchment scroll:

“On the first day of Christmas, I pray for you joy in abundance and laughter, for laughter cures our ills and joy makes our spirits soar.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the second day of Christmas, I pray for you a sigh when you need one, for a sigh clears the heart as a cough clears the throat, and with a sigh comes acceptance of what we cannot change.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the third day of Christmas, I pray for you tears when you need them, for tears clear the eyes to see the stars and cleanse the soul to let healing begin.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the fourth day of Christmas, I pray for you serenity, for fights and wars start in individual breasts and that is where they must end.”

“On the fifth day of Christmas, I pray for you wisdom, for our priceless gift is the gift of choice – and we should use it well every day, in word and deed.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the sixth day of Christmas, I pray for you patience, for most troubles pass if we wait them out, and success comes with persistence.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the seventh day of Christmas I pray for you courage, for there may be many pitfalls and dangers ahead and problems can only be solved when they are faced.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the eight day of Christmas, I pray for you compassion, for we cannot help others until we understand them, and we cannot understand them until we walk in their shoes.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the ninth day of Christmas, I pray for you a willingness to work, for work turns dreams into reality – whether the dreams are ours or belong to those we can help.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the tenth day of Christmas I pray for you unwavering faith, for faith shapes our morals and our destiny and connects us to the spirit inside us that connects all things.”

“On the eleventh day of Christmas, I pray for you a mind full of hope, for hope determines our attitudes, sets our goals, and creates our ideals.”

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, I pray for you a heart so full of love that every day you must give some away to those whose paths you cross.”

And with each prayer, the man realized he was not giving a gift at all, but hoping his friends would find the gifts that they already had within them.

Each time he wrote a prayer, a marvelous thing happened. It seemed to him that the prayer although offered for his friends, remained in his heart and produced in him the very thing he prayed for them.

The man copied his scroll and sent the Christmas prayer to special friends, and that is where the legend of the Christmas Prayer is lost in the mists of time. The Christmas scrolls were passed from friend to friend, and over the years, the Christmas prayer began to appear all over the world. People in obscure villages and big cities would receive at Christmas time a copy of the scroll from a friend.

At last someone wanted to turn their scroll into a book, so that many more people could receive the gift of the Christmas prayer. And so now it has reached you. May you, too, feel the warmth of this prayer given to you, and share these true riches with your family and friends too.

Scrolls of Wishes
Math Gnomes - Jan 5
Skip Counting by 2's - Jan 4

Week 14 - Jan 10-12
This week, we began our work with addition, using our new jewel boxes and jewels!  

Reading: Continue to work on sight reading, using our class readers, the Dolch lists that I have given you, and any fun sight word exercises that you may find on any Dolch sight word websites. 

Math: Practice skip counting by 2's forwards and backwards to and from 24, and counting by 1's to 100 forwards and backwards and starting/ending from random places, (i.e. starting from 37 and counting up or down to a certain number). 

Knitting:  If your child has sufficiently learned to knit, and can do so independently, they should knit 1 row per day.

Week 15 - Jan 17-19
Anuene students are continuing to work with simple math operations.  We spent the first 2 weeks working with addition.  Number riddles that look like this:  12=6+___.  We read it like this:  "Twelve is the same as 6=how many?"  Once the riddle is solved, we say, "Twelve is the same as six plus six."  The equals sign at this stage means "is the same as". Last week, we moved into subtraction.  The children love Queen Minus, who loves to give away to those in need.  Number riddles look like this: 12-7=____.  We read this like: "Twelve minus seven is the same as five."  or  I say, "Queen Minus has twelve jewels.  She gave seven away.  How many does she have left?" Everyone is doing very well with these operations.  The only snag that can come up is being secure with counting past 10.  Even though all students can count past
10, sometimes when counting their jewels, some numbers can be left out, or counted out of order.  Please include in your driving, time, bath time, play time, cooking time, etc., the activity of counting forward and backwards at least to 30.  Forwards and backwards, and starting and
ending from random places.  Just so there is absolutely no hesitation. Pay special attention to those "teens".  13, 14, 15, 16, etc.

For the next 2 weeks, we will be working with multiplication and division.

We are also continuing to practice our Dolch sight words in a variety ofways. Have your children write some simple thank you cards for Christmas gifts, using most of the same words for each card.  You write it, and they copy it.  Then have them read it the next day in a different format (maybe printed out from something you've typed on the computer, so they
see it in type face).  Seeing the same words, and words that they have written is great!  Writing teaches reading too!

Still skip counting by 2's forwards and backwards.  Keep this in your weekly practice, even though they "know" them.  This week we start 5's and 10's forwards, backwards, and from random places.