Emilee Cox

Emilee Cox

1st Grade Teacher

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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

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

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