Ginny Brundick

Ginny Brundick

1st Grade Teacher

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This week we will explore r-controlled vowels.  Even though (er) is used a bit more than (ir) and (ur),  there is not a clear rule for these r-controlled vowels.  Therefore, we are giving you the words this week.  Study!  Study!

Focus: er, ir, ur

Words:  her, verb, sister, under, bird, first, third, birthday, hurt, turn

Red Words:  These words will be on the test.  (before, does, need, said, any)

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:  R-Controlled Vowels: er, ir, ur

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; Rocket Quiz Review (+9)/Thursday

English:  What are pronouns?  When is a good time to use pronouns in our writing?

Science: What are the different states of matter? Of what are planets made?

Things to Remember:

*1/24/20 Field Trip to the Pink Palace- boys should wear red shirts and bring a sack lunch!

*1/28/20 100th Day of School Celebration

*1/31/20 Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Student Holiday

*2/2/20 PDS Sunday

*2/13/20  Sundaes with your Sweetheart (moms or special ladies) @ 1:45 p.m

*2/14-2/17  Winter Break/President's Day

This week we continue exploring vowel teams.  The boys often hear, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking!"  There is not a clear rule for (ea) and (ee).  Therefore, we are giving you a list of words to study this week.  

Focus: ee, ea

Example Words:  leaf, team, speak, year, teach, feet, green, sweep, see, need

Red Words:  I'll, don't, high, good, after

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

Important Reminders:

-Books for Breakfast- THIS Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.- Please drop your son off as usual in his classroom.  We will meet Dads or special male friends in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00. Please bring or have your son bring 3-5 books for the two of you to share.**If dad or another special male friend is unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.  I will arrange to have a special friend there to read with your son.

-Field Trip- The first grade will  be taking a field trip on Friday, January 24.  We are going to The Pink Palace Museum. The boys will participate in the exploration lab, Rocks and Minerals.  This lab will enrich the boys’ learning during our science unit on Earth’s Materials. The boys will also attend a planetarium show as well to go along with our space study.  Please send a sack lunch and drink with your son’s name on it to school that day. Also, the boys will need to wear a red shirt that day.  Don’t forget the booster seat!

 

-Collections- We are starting a new unit in Writer’s Workshop about writing reviews. To begin the unit, we will be writing opinion pieces on different collections. We are asking that each boy bring in a collection of his favorite things (football cards, cars, balls, rocks, LEGOS, etc.). He only needs to bring in 5 examples of that item, and they should be small enough to fit into a small bag. Please have them in by Monday, January 13th. Please let me know if you have any questions! 

 

Important Dates:

*1/15/20  Books for Breakfast with Dads and Friends

*1/20/20  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*1/24/20 Field Trip to Pink Palace 

*1/31/20 Parent/Teacher Conference- No School

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: ee, ea

Reading:  What are rockets?  How can you design a rocket using simple machines and recycled materials? Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Measurement; Rocket Quiz (+8)/Thursday

English:  What are pronouns?

Social Studies:  What are planets?

This week we continue to explore vowel teams.  The boys often hear, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking!"  You usually find oa at the beginning or in the middle of words, while oe is mostly at the end of words.

Focus: oa, oe

Example Words:  oat, loaf, toe, coat, toad, soap, doe, Joe, cloak, coast, roam, loan

Red Words: been, were, saw, with, how 

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

Happy New Year!

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: oa, oe

Reading: We will begin our Space Unit this week.  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math: Time/Length and Weight; +7 Rocket Quiz on Thursday   

English:  Commas in a Series, Review skills covered to date

Social Studies/Science:  We are beginning our Space Unit this week.

Things to Remember:

-Books for Breakfast-Jan 15 at 8:00 a.m.- Please drop your son off as usual in his classroom.  We will meet Dads or special male friends in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00. Please bring or have your son bring 3-5 books for the two of you to share.**If dad or another special male friend is unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.  I will arrange to have a special friend there to read with your son.

Important Dates:

*1/6/20  School Resumes

*1/15/20  Books for Breakfast with Dads and Friends

*1/20/20  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*1/24/20 Field Trip to Pink Palace (more to come on this)

*1/31/20 Parent/Teacher Conference- No School

Happy New Year!

Spelling:  Vowel Teams: oa, oe

Reading: We will begin our Space Unit this week.  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math: Length and Weight; +7 Rocket Quiz on Thursday   

English:  Commas in a Series, Review skills covered to date

Social Studies/Science:  We are beginning our Space Unit this week.

Things to Remember:

-Books for Breakfast-Jan 15 at 8:00 a.m.- Please drop your son off as usual in his classroom.  We will meet Dads or special male friends in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00. Please bring or have your son bring 3-5 books for the two of you to share.**If dad or another special male friend is unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.  I will arrange to have a special friend there to read with your son.

Important Dates:

*1/6/20  School Resumes

*1/15/20  Books for Breakfast with Dads and Friends

*1/20/20  MLK, Jr. Holiday/No School

*1/24/20 Field Trip to Pink Palace (more to come on this)

*1/31/20 Parent/Teacher Conference- No School

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

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