Emilee Cox

Emilee Cox

1st Grade Teacher

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This week we will explore words that end with -ed.  The -ed ending is pronounced in one of the following three ways:  t as in kissed, id as in handed, and d as in called.

Focus: 3 sounds of ed

Example Words:  acted, handed, kicked, called, jumped, planted, smelled, started, tossed, stamped, tested, yelled

Red Words:  good, give, word  **These words will be on the test.  

Looking for ways for extra practice?  Go to Spelling City.  Click on the link below and look for the focus of the week. 

Spelling:  3 sounds of -ed

Reading: Christmas Stories Skills-drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Shapes and Patterns; Time; Rocket Quiz (6)/Thursday

English:  What are synonyms and antonyms?  How do I become a better writer knowing synonyms and antonyms? 

Things to Remember:

12.12.19 Polar Express Day! Make sure to wear your PJs (More to come on this)

12.13.19 Robes due (Robes coming home this week)

12.19.19  Half Day of School/Christmas Pageant @ 6:30 pm  *Boys need to come to the classrooms at 5:45 pm.

12.20.19  Christmas Party @ 9:45 (All parents are welcome to attend.)/Half Day Dismissal

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  Review skills learned thus far

Reading: Thanksgiving Stories: claim/support, sequencing, main idea, building good reading habits

Math:  Shapes

English: What are past tense verbs?  How do I become a better writer knowing subject and verb agreement?

Things to Remember:

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins-Special Thanksgiving reading log comes home today! 

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  -ng and -nk endings  (ing, ang, ong, ung, ink, ank, onk, unk)

Reading: Finishing up the Tedd Arnold unit; Thanksgiving stories; skills: claim/support, main idea, building good reading habits

Math:   Money;Shapes and Patterns; Rocket Quiz (+5)/Thursday

English:  What are comparative (-er) and superlative (-est) adjectives?  How do adjectives help me write?

Things to Remember:

11.18-11.22 PDS Canned Food Drive

11.22.19 Blessing Bag items due- Here is the link to sign-up! Thanks so much for helping us with this! 

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

This week we will learn about words that end with -ng and -nk.

Focus: -ng and -nk endings (ing, ang, ong, ung, ink, ank, onk, unk)

Example Words: sing, sting, fang, sang, long, stung, sink, drink, plank, bank, honk, junk, hunk, thank, stink

Red Words:  because, very, also **These words will be on the test.

Looking for ways for extra practice?  Go to Spelling City.  Click on the link below and look for the focus of the week.  

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

 

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  Final Blends  (nd, lt, st, nt, lp, sp, mp, pt, ft, lk, sk, nch)

Reading: Finishing up the Tedd Arnold unit; skills: claim/support, main idea, building good reading habits

Math: Money; Rocket Quiz (Review +4)/Thursday

English: Review of all skills covered to date

Things to Remember:

11.14.19  Report Cards Sent Home

11.22.19 Blessing Bag items due- Here is the link to sign-up! Thanks so much for helping us with this! 

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

 

This week we will study consonant blends that come at the end of words.

Focus: Final Blends (nd, lt, st, nt, lp, sp, mp, pt, ft, lk, sk, nch)

Example Words: jump, fast, pant, help, wisp, left, milk, ask, lunch, sand, dust, hand, lunch, wilt, pest

Red Words:  We will pick five of the review red words on the homework sheet.  Study all of the red words we have learned so far.  

Looking for ways for extra practice?  Go to Spelling City.  Click on the link below and look for the focus of the week.  

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

This week we will study consonant blends that come at the end of words.

Focus: Final Blends (nd, lt, st, nt, lp, sp, mp, pt, ft, lk, sk, nch)

Example Words: jump, fast, pant, help, wisp, left, milk, ask, lunch, sand, dust, hand, lunch, wilt, pest

Red Words:  We will pick five of the review red words on the homework sheet.  Study all of the red words we have learned so far.  

Looking for ways for extra practice?  Go to Spelling City.  Click on the link below and look for the focus of the week.  

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

This week we will continue learning about consonant blends.  Unlike a digraph (sh, th, ch), each sound of a blend is heard, but the sounds are blended together.  We will be practicing short vowel and long vowel magic e words that have blends in the initial position.

Focus: Initial Blends with s (sl, sp, sn, sk, sm, st, sw, sc, squ, spl, scr, str, shr, spr)

Example Words: snap, sled, sprig, skin, slate, strip, slab, snake, swim, scam, stove, smash, stop, scale, shred)

Red Words:  really, there, by (These words will be on the test.)

Looking for ways for extra practice?  Go to Spelling City.  Click on the link below and look for the focus of the week.

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

In Class This Week: 

Spelling: Initial Blends with s (sl, sp, sn, sk, sm, st, sw, sc, squ, spl, scr, str, shr, spr)

Reading: Tedd Arnold Author Study continues

Math:  Frames and Arrows and Function Machines; Money; Rocket Quiz (Review +0-3)/Thursday

English:  What is subject and verb agreement?  What are present tense verbs?  What are past tense verbs?  How do I become a better writer knowing subject and verb agreement? 

Things to Remember:

11.5.19 1A Book Fair @8:30- Please feel free to join us! You can send money with your son as well. 

11.8.19  Trimester 1 Ends

11.14.19  Report Cards Sent Home

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

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