Ginny Brundick

Ginny Brundick

1st Grade Teacher

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This week we will explore vowel teams. The boys often hear, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking!" You will find (ai) mostly at the beginning or in the middle of words, while (ay) is mostly at the end of words.

Focus: ai, ay- long a sound

Example Words: aim, rail, mail, paid, pain, snail, brain, paint, way, day, say, clay, stay, pay, tray

Red Words: These words will be on the test. after, only, know

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

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: ai, ay

Reading: Christmas Stories Skills-drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math: Time; +4,5,6 Rocket Quiz on Thursday  

English:  Antonyms/Synonyms, Commas in a Series

Things to Remember:

12.13.19 Robes due

12.19.19  Half Day of School/Christmas Pageant @ 6:30 pm  *Boys need to come to the classrooms at 5:45 pm.

12.20.19  Christmas Party @ 9:45 (All parents are welcome to attend.)/Half Day Dismissal

1.6.20 Classes Resume

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

In Class This Week: 

Spelling:  Final Blends  (nd, lt, st, nt, lp, sp, mp, pt, ft, lk, sk, nch)

Reading: Finishing up the Tedd Arnold unit; skills: claim/support, main idea, building good reading habits

Math: Money; Rocket Quiz (Review +4)/Thursday

English: Review of all skills covered to date

Things to Remember:

11.14.19  Report Cards Sent Home

11.22.19 Blessing Bag items due- Here is the link to sign-up! Thanks so much for helping us with this! 

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

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

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 1C Book Fair @ 10:30

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

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: Equivalent Equations, Addition/Subtraction to 20; Rocket Quiz (Review +3)/Thursday

English:   What are common and proper nouns? 

Science: Water Cycle

Things to Remember:

11.5.19 1B Book Fair @10:30

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

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: Equivalent Equations, Addition/Subtraction to 20; Rocket Quiz (Review +3)/Thursday

English:   What are common and proper nouns? 

Science: Water Cycle

Things to Remember:

11.5.19 1B Book Fair @10:30

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

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 common noun? What is a proper 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. 

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