This folder begins in January. Rigor increases with more words to learn, spell and sentences to write. Students have been building in Fluency folders 1 and 2 to prepare for this change. Math gradually increases as well working toward counting to 120, writing numerals to 50, identifying 2D and 3D shapes. There is also pattern work, and some money pages. You can choose the pages you wish to include in your study folder depending on your student needs.
Practice daily in your small directed groups. Students then know your expectations and with the practice they have done in class, may practice again at home... or just show mom or dad what they know! Grow those home to school connections when parents take a part in what their child is expected to know.
Remember there are assessments that link with each week to help show that the words and concepts have been mastered. Some groups will work more with the mini stories and paragraph reading. Others will like the rebus sentences more. Grab your highlighters and look for the sight words in context.
Start an author's chair and let them share the stories they write during the week. There are so many ways to expand learning when the students know their words and numbers.