Emilee Cox

Emilee Cox

1st Grade Teacher

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This week we are investigating r-controlled vowels with an emphasis on 'ar'.  Remember the 'r' is bossy and doesn't give the 'a' a chance to say anything.

Focus: ar

Example Words:  car, shark, partner, park, march, marsh, yarn, dart, target, hard, start, market, harp, smart, artist

Red Words:   isn't, he's, often, have, only **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: r-controlled vowels (ar)

Reading:  What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Adding to 100 without regrouping; Function Machines; Rocket Quiz Subtraction (-0,1)/Thursday

English:  When do you drop the y and add -ies, -ied, or -ier?  Remember to just add s, d, or r when the y has a vowel in front of it.  Ex:  keys    

Science:   Of what are planets made? What is a simple machine? How do I use simple machines in my daily life? How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?

Things to Remember:

*2/14/19  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.  Remember to bring your Valentine's Box)

*2/15-2/18  Winter Break/President's Day

This week we will explore diphthongs. Two vowels together sometimes form brand-new sounds that are neither long nor short. They are called diphthongs. Once again, there is not a rule that helps when deciphering which spelling to use. Therefore, we are giving you the words this week. Study! Study!

Focus: ou, ow

Words: now, cow, power, clown, howl, our, mouth, proud, snout, house, ouch

Red Words: should, would, could, does, want

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

www.spelingcity.com/pds1st

 

In Class This Week: 

Spelling:  Diphthongs:  ou/ow 

Reading:   What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Graphing; Addition to 99 without regrouping; Rocket Quiz Addition Review/Thursday

English: What are possessive nouns? When do I use possessive nouns in my writing?

Science:  What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?

Things to Remember:

*1/29/19 100th Day of School Celebration

*2/1/19 Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Student Holiday

*2/3/19 PDS Sunday

*2/14/19  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.)

*2/15-2/18  Winter Break/President's Day

This week we will explore r-controlled vowels.  Even though (er) is used a bit more than (ir) and (ur),  there is not a clear rule for these r-controlled vowels.  Therefore, we are giving you the words this week.  Study!  Study!

Focus: er, ir, ur

Words:  her, verb, sister, under, bird, first, third, birthday, hurt, turn

Red Words:  These words will be on the test.  (before, does, need, said, any)

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:  R-Controlled Vowels: er, ir, ur

    This week we will explore r-controlled vowels.  Even though (er) is used a bit more than (ir) and (ur),  there is not a clear rule for these r-controlled vowels.  Therefore, we are giving you the words this week.  Study!  Study!

Focus: er, ir, ur

Words:  her, verb, sister, under, bird, first, third, birthday, hurt, turn

Red Words:  These words will be on the test.  (before, does, need, said, any)

Reading:  Who are astronauts? What do astronauts do?  How do you become an astronaut?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Graphing; Rocket Quiz Review (+7, 8, 9)/Thursday

English:  What are pronouns?  When is a good time to use pronouns in our writing?

Science: What are rocks? How are different rocks formed? Who are astronauts? What do astronauts do?  How do you become an astronaut?

Things to Remember:

*1/29/19 100th Day of School Celebration -Wear something with 100 items!

*2/1/19 Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Student Holiday

*2/3/19 PDS Sunday

*2/14/19  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.)

*2/15-2/18  Winter Break/President's Day

In Class This Week: 

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: ee, ea

Reading:  What are rockets?  How can you design a rocket using simple machines and recycled materials? Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Measurement; Graphing; Rocket Quiz (+9)/Thursday

English:  What are contractions?  When is a good time to use contractions in our writing?

Social Studies:  What are rockets?  How can you design a rocket using simple machines and recycled materials?

Things to Remember:

*1/21/19  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*1/29/19 100th Day of school (dress up in 100 items)

*2/1/19 Parent/Teacher Conference- No School- Please sign-up for a conference if you have not already done so.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d48a5a62ca7f94-parent3

This week we continue exploring vowel teams.  The boys often hear, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking!"  There is not a clear rule for (ea) and (ee).  Therefore, we are giving you a list of words to study this week.  

Focus: ee, ea

Example Words:  leaf, team, speak, year, teach, feet, green, sweep, see, need

Red Words:  I'll, don't, high, good, after

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 continue to explore vowel teams.  The boys often hear, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking!"  You usually find oa at the beginning or in the middle of words, while oe is mostly at the end of words.

Focus: oa, oe

Example Words:  oat, loaf, toe, coat, toad, soap, doe, Joe, cloak, coast, roam, loan

Red Words: been, where, saw, with, how 

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

In Class this Week:

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: oa, oe

Reading: We will begin our Space Unit this week.  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math: Measurement; Rocket Quiz (+8)/Thursday

English: Antonyms/Synonyms

Science: We are beginning our Space Unit this week.

Helpful Info:

-Accelerated Reader- I am sending home the information sheet today in case it did not make it home on Friday. Please be sure to use the URL on the sheet to login to your PDS account. https://hosted122.renlearn.com/86735/HomeConnect/

Dates to Remember:

*1/9/19  Books for Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.- Please drop your son off as usual in his classroom.  We will meet Dads in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00. Please bring or have your son bring 3-5 books for the two of you to share.**If you are unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.  I will arrange to have a special friend there to read with your son.

*1/21/19  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*2/1/19 Parent/Teacher Conference- No School- Please sign-up for a conference if you have not already done so.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d48a5a62ca7f94-parent3

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