Shelby Ramsey

Shelby Ramsey

1st Grade Teacher

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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) 

 

Spelling Week of September 23

This week we will be exploring one syllable words with one short vowel ending in -ff, -ll, -ss, or -zz.  This is otherwise known as the Twin Rule.  An easy way to remember when to do this is remembering the following sentence.  Sammy Loves Fried Zebra!

Focus:  Twin Rule (-ff, -ll, -ss, -zz)

Most weeks we will not be giving you an exact list as 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:  muff, bell, fuzz, sass, fell, bill, cuff, mess, jazz, pass, dress, drill

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.):  like, where, when

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

Class News Week of September 23

In the classroom...

Spelling: Doubling/Twin Rule (-ff, -ll, -ss, -zz)

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study 

Math:  Addition to 10; Number Bonds; Subtraction to 10

English:  Adjectives: What is an adjective? How do adjectives help me write better sentences?

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? What can we do to make our city a better place? How can we give back?

Important Dates:

9.26-Individual Class Picture Day

10.10- 10.14  Fall Break

10.25 Grandparents Day (1/2 day of school)

Spelling Week of September 16

This week we will be putting the sounds we previously learned together to make short vowel compound words.  Compound words are two words put together to make a new word.

Focus:  compound words (2 syllable-short vowel) 

Most weeks we will not give you an exact list as 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:  bobcat, catfish, suntan, bedbug, into, suntan, inlet, dishpan, pigpen, Batman, bathtub, cutup

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.):  some, from, she Review red words:  what, they

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

Class News Week of September 16

Spelling: compound words

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; new book club rotation begins

Math:  Numbers to 10 using Number Bonds

English:  Subject/Predicate- How do subjects and predicates help me write sentences?

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Things to Remember:

Library is on Mondays!

Important Dates:

9/23 Class Chapel, 8am

10/4  Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)

Spelling Week of September 9

This week in spelling we are learning about consonant digraphs. Consonant digraphs are two letters that work together to make a single sound.

Focus: th

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: this, thin, that, then, math, moth, thud, path, they, thorn, thump

Red Words (These are sight words that will be on the test.): what, they, for Review Words:  of, any

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

Class News Week of September 9

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant digraphs: th

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study 

Math:  Place Value

English:  Verbs: What is a verb? How do verbs help me write sentences?

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Things to Remember:

*Please sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. If you do not see a day or time that works for you, please let me know!

Important Dates:

9/23 Class Chapel at 8am

10/4  Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)

Class News Week of September 2

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?

Important Dates:

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

9.23.19 Class Chapel, 8 am

Spelling Week of September 2

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

Class News Week of August 26

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 and math money

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

9.23.19 Class Chapel at 8 am

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