1C - Ramsey

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

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

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

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

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

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

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

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

Sun, Jan 05, 2020

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

Sun, Jan 05, 2020

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. 

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