Shelby Ramsey

Shelby Ramsey

1st Grade Teacher

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Class News Week of February 10

Spelling: r-controlled vowels (or)

Reading:    What are satellites (moons)? What type of rocks are on Earth and the other planets?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Adding to 100 without and 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, -ed, or -er 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:

*2/13/20  Sundaes with your Sweetheart  @ 1:45 p.m.  

*2/14-2/17 Winter Break

Spelling Week of February 10

This week we are investigating r-controlled vowels with an emphasis on 'or'. 
Focus: or

Example Words:  sort, north, border, born, thorn, forget, pork, short, orbit, horn, storm, porch, cord, for, snort

Red Words: great, light, night, because, said  **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. 
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Class News Week of February 3

Spelling: r-controlled vowels (ar)

Reading:    What are planets? What type of rocks are on Earth and the other 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:   Adding to 100 without regrouping; Function Machines; Rocket Quiz Subtraction (Addition Review)/Thursday

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

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:

*2/13/19  Sundaes with your Son @ 1:45 p.m

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

Spelling Week of February 3

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

Class News Week of January 27

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 (+7,8,9)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:

*1/31 Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)

*2/13/20  Sundaes with your Sweetheart @ 1:45 p.m.  

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

Spelling Week of January 27

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

Class News Week of January 20

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

Spelling Week of January 20

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

Class News Week of January 13

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; Graphing; Rocket Quiz (+8)/Thursday

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

Social Studies:   What are rockets?  How can you design a rocket using simple machines and recycled materials?

Things to Remember:

*1/15/20 Books for Breakfast, 8am

*1/24/20 Field Trip to Pink Palace (boys need to wear red polo shirts and bring a booster seat)

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

Spelling Week of January 13

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

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