Emilee Cox

Emilee Cox

1st Grade Teacher

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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

This week we will learn about consonant blends.  Unlike a digraph (sh, th, ch), each sound of a blend is heard, but the sounds are blended together.  We will practice short vowel words that have blends in the initial position.

Focus: Initial Blends with l and r (bl, fl, sl, cl, pl, gl, fr, dr, tr, gr, cr, br, pr)

Example Words: drip, sled, plot, trim, drag, blush, drum, flush, plum, drop, crash, trip, glob, grip, trash

Red Words:  favorite, one, many (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 l and r (bl, fl, sl, cl, pl, gl, fr, dr, tr, gr, cr, br, pr)

Reading: Tedd Arnold Author Study continues

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

English:   What are common and proper nouns? 

Science: Water Cycle

Things to Remember:

11.5.19 1C Book Fair @ 8:30

11.8.19  Trimester 1 Ends

11.14.19  Report Cards Sent Home

11.26.19 Thanksgiving Party @ 1:45. All are welcome to attend!

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

In Class This Week: 

Reading: Tedd Arnold continues this week. The boys will begin to explore different texts from Tedd Arnold, and begin to make text-to-text connections. Skills-setting, claim/support, sequencing, fact/opinion

Spelling: No new skill this week. We will be reviewing red words covered this far. 

Math: Addition and Subtraction to 20; Equivalent Equations; Rocket Quiz (+2)/Thursday

English: What is a singular noun? What is a plural noun? How do different types of nouns help my writing?

Science: Water Cycle

IMPORTANT GRANDPARENT'S DAY INFO:

10.25.19 Grandparent's Day- half day dismissal (11:45)

-ATTIRE: Boys in 1st through 5th grade should wear long khaki pants, a solid white polo style collared shirt (no emblem), a belt, socks, and school shoes.

-DISMISSAL: Grandparents’ Day dismissal will be at approximately 11:45. After the program, Grandparents will have an opportunity to visit their grandsons’ classrooms. Boys will then be signed out in their classrooms by their grandparents. There will be no carpool dismissal for any student. If a boy does not have a grandparent attending the program, parents may pick up their sons in their classrooms after the program.

--REHEARSAL: Because parents cannot attend the program Friday morning, 1st–6th grade parents are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday, October 24 at 1:15pm in the Sanctuary. 

In Class This Week: 

Spelling: Magic e in two-syllable words

Reading: We are starting a new author study on Tedd Arnold . The boys will begin to explore different texts from Tedd Arnold, and begin to make text-to-text connections.

Skills-setting, claim/support, sequencing, fact/opinion

Math: Addition/Subtraction to 20; Equivalent Equations; Rocket Quiz (+0,1)/Thursday

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

Social Studies: Water Cycle

Important Dates:

10.25.19 Grandparent's Day- half day dismissal (11:45)

This week we will explore long vowel sounds spelled with a magic e in two-syllable words.  The magic e makes the vowel sound long; it says its name.

Focus: Magic e in a two-syllable words

Example Words: bagpipe, ignore, mistake, campsite, invite, pancake, classmate, jumprope, sunshine, vampire

Red Words: my, again, how (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

Hello Parents! 

The boys are super excited about Derby Days this week! They will not need their backpacks but still send in lunchboxes and water bottles. There will be no spelling homework or fluency sheet. There WILL be a reading log. Please keep the boys reading over fall break! Be sure to check out Seesaw! The boys have been posting their small moments! 

Have a wonderful fall break! 

Emilee

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