Shelby Ramsey

Shelby Ramsey

1st Grade Teacher

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Class News Week of November 11

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

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

Spelling Week of November 4

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

Class News Week of November 4

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 @ 8

11.8.19  Trimester 1 Ends

11.14.19  Report Cards Sent Home

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

Spelling Week of October 28

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

Class News Week of October 28

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: Frames and Arrows and Function Machines; Rocket Quiz (Review +3)/Thursday

English:   What are common and proper nouns? 

Science: Water Cycle

Things to Remember:

11.5.19 1C Book Fair @ 8:00

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

Class News Week of October 21

Spelling: Spelling Review

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

Math: Addition and Subtraction to 20; Equivalent Equations; Rocket Quiz (+2)/Thursday

English: What is a singular noun? What is a plural noun? How do different types of nouns help my writing?

Social Studies: Water Cycle

Things to Remember:

10.25.19 Grandparent's Day- half day dismissal

Class News Week of October 15

Spelling: Magic e in two-syllable words

Reading: We are starting a new author study on Tedd Arnold. The boys will begin to explore different texts from Tedd Arnold, and begin to make text-to-text connections. We are also starting a new book club rotation.

Skills-setting, claim/support, sequencing, fact/opinion

Math: Addition/Subtraction to 20; Equivalent Equations; Rocket Quiz (+0,1)/Thursday

Singular and Plural Nouns

Social Studies: Water Cycle

Things to Remember:

10.25.19 Grandparent's Day- half day dismissal (11:45)

Spelling Week of October 15

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

Spelling Week of September 30

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 

Class News Week of September 30

It is hard to believe that it is almost October!  This week will be an exciting one for the boys.  

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?

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) 

 

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