Emilee Cox

Emilee Cox

1st Grade Teacher

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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

In Class This Week:

Spelling: Magic e

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study and final Book Club for this rotation

Math:  Subtraction to 10

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:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city? How can I make my city better?

Important Reminders:

Conferences are this week! I am looking forward to meeting with you! Please be on time so that we can stick to the schedule. See you soon! 

Dates to Remember:  

October 3: David Thomas in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30

October 4: Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)

October 10-14:  Fall Break

October 25:  Grandparents' Day (half-day dismissal) 

This week we will explore long vowel sounds spelled with magic e. The magic e makes the vowel sound long; it says its name. Test will be Thursday!

Focus: Magic e

Example Words: joke, mute, take, side, hole, sale, bone, save, mile, vine, lame, gate, tile, robe, cube

Red Words: have, are, as (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 the classroom...

Spelling: Doubling/Twin Rule (-ff, -ll, -ss, -zz)

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study 

Math:  Addition to 10; Number Bonds; Subtraction to 10

English:  Adjectives: What is an adjective? How do adjectives help me write better sentences?

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? What can we do to make our city a better place? How can we give back?

Important Dates:

9.26-Individual Class Picture Day

10.10- 10.14  Fall Break

10.25 Grandparents Day (1/2 day of school)

Things to Remember:

Conferences are next week! Here is the link if you need to check your time or sign-up! 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0d48a5a62ca7f94-fall1

This week we will be exploring one syllable words with one short vowel ending in -ff, -ll, -ss, or -zz.  This is otherwise known as the Twin Rule.  An easy way to remember when to do this is remembering the following sentence.  Sammy Loves Fried Zebra!

Focus:  Twin Rule (-ff, -ll, -ss, -zz)

Most weeks we will not be giving 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:  muff, bell, fuzz, sass, fell, bill, cuff, mess, jazz, pass, dress, drill

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.):  like, where, when

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 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

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