Use the letters in birthday to spell as many two-, three-, and four-letter words as you can.
B I R T H D A Y
Writing four words is good; writing eight words is great!
birth, bay, bird, bad, bid, bray, bait, bath, by, it, ray, rid, raid, rib, third, tab, try, had, hit, hay, dart, day, drab, air, art, yard
Lizzie plays soccer for one hour after school.
Soccer starts at 3:30 p.m. What time is soccer over?
Soccer is over at 4:30 p.m.
Our first president, George Washington, did not live in the White House. Washington picked the spot for the White House. But it took eight years to build! When it was finished, our second president had been been elected. His name was John Adams.
People around the world have played games involving kicking a ball for a long time. These games were played during the Ts'in Dynasty in China (225 BC). People played them in the Greek and Roman empires, too. Today's game of soccer began in England in 1863.
Say each word.
mad cat pick hand
Now say each word without the first sound.
Then replace the first sound with /s/.
Without the First Sound
With the /s/ Sound
Match the numeral to the number name.
19 - nineteen
17 - seventeen
20 - twenty
16 - sixteen
18 - eighteen
Popsicles® were invented by accident. In 1905, an eleven-year-old boy named Frank Epperson lived in San Francisco. He mixed up a batch of soda pop with a stick. He left the mixing bucket outside, and the pop froze with the stick still in it. Guess what? The frozen pop tasted great!
Baseball comes from the English game of rounders. Rounders was popular in America in the 1800s. It was sometimes called "town ball" or "baseball." Alexander Cartwright was a bookseller from New York City. In 1845, he changed some of the rules of town ball. The modern game of baseball was born.
Read the words.
many not keep let
Put them in ABC order.
keep, let, many, not
4 – 3 = ___
4 – 4 = ___
4 – 3 = 1
4 – 4 = 0
"Email" stands for electronic mail. Many people send and read email every day. The first email was sent in 1971.
The first yellow smiley face was made more than 45 years ago. We still see it on stickers and tee shirts today.
Unscramble the letters to make words that match each picture.
t p o s
stop, pots, tops
Match the digital time to the correct clock face.
Digital Clock 9:00 = Third Analog Clock (9:00)
Digital Clock 10:30 = Fourth Analog Clock (10:30)
Digital Clock 2:30 = Second Analog Clock (2:30)
Digital Clock 5:00 = First Analog Clock (5:00)
The three-toed sloth is one of the slowest animals on Earth. Sloths sleep hanging from trees. They are so slow that green algae can grow on their fur.
September is National Courtesy Month. Courtesy means being kind and polite. Don't forget to say please and thank you!
Write the words in order to make sentences.
Remember, a sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.
1. rides she bike a
2. won he race the
1. She rides a bike.
2. He won the race.
Connect the dots from 1-25 in order and then connect back to 1.
What shape did you draw?
You drew a triangle.
The tuatara is a small reptile that lives in New Zealand. It is often called a "living fossil." That is because tuataras once lived at the same time as dinosaurs!
Labor Day is a holiday that celebrates American workers. The first Labor Day festival was on September 5, 1882. Now it is always on the first Monday in September.
Palindromes are words that are spelled the same forwards and backwards. The answer to each clue is a palindrome. Each answer begins and ends with the same letter.
1. Another name for mother: m___
2. Another name for father: d___
3. Another name for sister: s___
1. Another name for mother: mom
2. Another name for father: dad
3. Another name for sister: sis
Caleb does homework for one hour and then reads a book for 30 minutes. If Caleb starts his homework at 3:30, what time will he be finished with homework and reading?
Caleb will be finished with homework and reading at 5:00.
3:30 + 1 hour of homework = 4:30
4:30 + 30 minutes of reading = 5:00
New York City’s nickname is The Big Apple. Why? There are several stories behind the name. One goes back to a writer named John J. FitzGerald. He wrote about horse races in New York in the 1920s. FitzGerald got the name from a stable boy. He called his racing column “Around the Big Apple.” The name stuck. People began using the name for the city itself.
A labor union is a group of workers who come together to make sure they are treated fairly at work. The first labor unions fought for rights such as safety on the job.
Listen for the first sound in the name of each object. What letter makes each first sound?
The letter M.
rocket or spaceship
The letter R for rocket, or the letter S for spaceship.
The letter B.
Write the missing number.
14, 15, ___, 17, 18
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
The missing number is 16.
Read the sentence. Raise your hand each time you hear the word the in the sentence.
The boy put the leash on the dog.
The boy put the leash on the dog.
Add the two numbers.
3 + 2 = ___
2 + 3 = ___
3 + 2 = 5
2 + 3 = 5
All cats, whether big or small, are carnivores, or meat-eaters.
Did you know that surfers invented skateboarding? California surfers in the 1950s attached wheels to boards. That way they could "surf" on land even when the ocean waves were too flat. That was the beginning of the sport of skateboarding.
Unscramble the letters.
1. n t a 2. d b e
Name the coins. How much is each coin worth?
= ___ ¢ = ___ ¢
penny = 1¢ nickel = 5¢
The snapping shrimp makes an extra-loud snapping sound. The sea creature is about the size of your finger. It has one large claw that is almost half the size of its body. The shrimp's snap can be louder than a whale's call or a jet engine.
The first zoo in the United States was the Philadelphia Zoo. It opened on July 1, 1874. At that time, children paid 10 cents to enter the zoo.
Is this a sentence? Circle yes or no.
1. I ran. yes no
2. The fish. yes no
Write a sentence of your own.
Answers will vary.
Name the shapes.
Apples are yummy to eat, and hard work for trees to make! It takes the energy from 50 leaves to make just one apple.
In the 19th century, many American workers wore denim. They chose the fabric because it didn't wear out easily. People began wearing jeans for the look in the 1950s.
Write a sentence for the picture.
Circle a word in your sentence that has two meanings.
- A bat is at bat.
- The bat has a bat.
Jill has three toy cars. Jessie has one toy car. How many cars do they have together?
Together, Jill and Jessie have 4 toy cars.
Jill's 3 toy cars + Jessie's 1 toy car = 4 toy cars
The whale shark is the biggest fish in the world. It can grow to be more than 40 feet long. That's bigger than most school buses! But whale sharks are gentle giants; their favorite food is plankton.
Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day each year. It’s a special time to honor grandparents. The first official Grandparents Day was celebrated on September 9, 1979.