Emilee Cox

Emilee Cox

1st Grade Teacher

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This week we will be putting the sounds we previously learned together to make short vowel compound words.  Compound words are two words put together to make a new word.

Focus:  compound words (2 syllable-short vowel) 

Most weeks we will not give you an exact list as we want the boys to learn the focus skill for that week.  Here are some example words that you can practice this week.  Example Words:  bobcat, catfish, suntan, bedbug, into, suntan, inlet, dishpan, pigpen, Batman, bathtub, cutup

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.):  some, from, she Review red words:  what, they

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

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

In Class This Week....

Spelling: compound words

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; new book club rotation begins

Math:  Numbers to 10 using Number Bonds

English:  Subject/Predicate- How do subjects and predicates help me write sentences?

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Coming home today...

-Book Order-If you ordered from the book order, I am sending it home today! 

-"Shut The Front Door" sheet-We learned about open and closed syllables today. Let your son teach you all about it with the front door sheet he is bring home today. 

-Extra practice- There will be times that I send extra reading practice home. These are typically decodeable books or passages we practiced in small group. These can be counted towards reading log time and do not have to be done by a certain date. These are simply suggestions that help reinforce the spelling skill of the week. 

Things to Remember:

-Library is on Fridays! Please remember to send back library books on Fridays!

-Conferences-Thank you to everyone who has signed up for a conference. If you haven't, please take a second to sign-up. If you do not see a time that works, email me and we will work something out. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D48A5A62CA7F94-fall1

-Treasure Box Sign-up Link

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D48A5A62CA7F94-mrs 

Important Dates:

9/26-Individual Class Picture Day

10/4  Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)

Here's what we are up to this week...

Reading:  Small groups and Book Clubs continue! Each book club has a specific book that group is focusing on. The boys are working on their reading fluency and practicing comprehension skills. Small groups are focusing on this weeks phonics skill, reading with expression, and continuing the Mo Willems author study.

Math:  Place Value

Social Studies/Science:  What makes a city?  We will finish building our city in the hallway.  

Writing: Writer's Workshop began last week!  Students are focusing on writing about true events that have happened in their lives. We call these small moment stories. The boys are focusing on narrowing down big events to small moments.

Spelling:  th digraph 

Things to Remember:

-Conferences: Please use the link below to sign-up for a conference if you have not done so already. I am looking forward to meeting with you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D48A5A62CA7F94-fall1

-Treasure Box Sign-up Link

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D48A5A62CA7F94-mrs 

Important Dates:

9.26.19- School Pictures

10.4.19-Conference Day (no school)

This week in spelling we are learning about consonant digraphs. Consonant digraphs are two letters that work together to make a single sound.

Focus: th

Most weeks we will not give you an exact list because we want the boys to learn the focus skill for that week. Here are some example words that you can practice this week.

Example Words: this, thin, that, then, math, moth, thud, path, they, thorn, thump

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.): what, they, for Review Words: of, any

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

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant digraphs: ch and sh

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; Book Clubs continue

Math:  Place Value

English:  Nouns: What is a noun? How do nouns help me write sentences?; ABC Order

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Reminders:

-Please send in math money, extra clothes, and forms if you have not done so. 

-Fluency sheets come home today. These are due on Mondays with the reading log. Please let me know if you have questions! 

Important Dates:

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am-This is such a fun event! I hope to see you there! 

This week in spelling we are learning about consonant digraphs. Consonant digraphs are two letters that work together to make a single sound.

Focus: ch and sh

*To remember the ch sound chant "Chugga! Chugga! Choo! Choo!". To remember the sh sound chant "Hush, there's a baby. Shush! Shush!"

Most weeks we will not give you an exact list because we want the boys to learn the focus skill for that week. Here are some example words that you can practice this week.

Example Words: chop, chat, shot, chap, chin, ship, chip, shop, shed, dish, mesh, shut, dash, fish, mush

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.): any, is, you  Review red words: went, said

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

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

This week in spelling we concentrating on Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) words with a special focus on the short vowels e and i.

*These two sounds are very similar and can be a bit tricky.  Really stress that your mouth is wider when you say the short e sound.

Most weeks we will not give you an exact list of spelling words to study because we want the boys to learn the focus skill for that week.  

Here are some example words that you can practice this week.  

Example Words:  pet, leg, ten, yes, men, vet, set, pit, dim, jig, his, big, rip, kid, lip

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.):  said, went, to   Review: of, was

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

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short i and e

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; Book Clubs begin!

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less, 100 grid work, 

English:  Types of sentences (looking closely at differing punctuation)

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes, math money, and forms!

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm- I am looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday night! 

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

This week in spelling we are concentrating on the Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) pattern with a special focus on the short vowel sounds for a, o, and u.

Most weeks we will not give you an exact list of words to study because we want the boys to learn and apply the skill for that week.  Here are some example words that you can practice this week.

Example Words:  dad, got, hut, mom, mug, rat, hot, ran, sat, run, rod, gag, dot, sun, gum

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.):  was, want, the, of, and

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

www.spellingcity.com/pds1st

Parents, 

I have enjoyed getting to know your boys this past week and I am looking forward to meeting with you on Parent Night (Aug 29). Each week I will update the website, and the update will be sent to you each Monday by email. I will include what we are covering in class, spelling notes, important dates, and reminders. Please be sure to read the update each week for important information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am looking forward to a great year in first grade! 

Have a wonderful week!

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short a, o, and u

              *Spelling tests are on Fridays. Please see the spelling notes section for more details on the skill each week. 

Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur and Mo Willems Author Study

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less

English:  What is a sentence?/Word Order

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? 

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes and math money

*Please return all forms from the First Grade Packet and the Parent Survey

*Please check your son's homework folder nightly. He will have his first spelling homework on Monday night and his first reading log this week. I will explain more at Parent Night. Please let me know if you have any questions before then! 

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

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