Shelby Ramsey

Shelby Ramsey

1st Grade Teacher

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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 explore words that end with -ed.  The -ed ending is pronounced in one of the following three ways:  t as in kissed, id as in handed, and d as in called.

Focus: 3 sounds of ed

Example Words:  acted, handed, kicked, called, jumped, planted, smelled, started, tossed, stamped, tested, yelled

Red Words:  good, give, word  **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. 

Spelling:  3 sounds of -ed

Reading: Christmas Stories Skills-drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Shapes and Patterns; Time; Rocket Quiz (6)/Thursday

English:  What are synonyms and antonyms?  How do I become a better writer knowing synonyms and antonyms? 

Things to Remember:

12.12.19 Polar Express Day! Make sure to wear your PJs (More to come on this)

12.13.19 Robes due (Robes coming home this week)

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

This week we will explore words that end with -ed.  The -ed ending is pronounced in one of the following three ways:  t as in kissed, id as in handed, and d as in called.

Focus: 3 sounds of ed

Example Words:  acted, handed, kicked, called, jumped, planted, smelled, started, tossed, stamped, tested, yelled

Red Words:  good, give, word  **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. 

This week we will explore words that end with -ed.  The -ed ending is pronounced in one of the following three ways:  t as in kissed, id as in handed, and d as in called.

Focus: 3 sounds of ed

Example Words:  acted, handed, kicked, called, jumped, planted, smelled, started, tossed, stamped, tested, yelled

Red Words:  good, give, word  **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. 

Spelling:  Review skills learned thus far

Reading: Thanksgiving Stories: claim/support, sequencing, main idea, building good reading habits

Math:  Shapes

English: What are past tense verbs?  How do I become a better writer knowing subject and verb agreement?

Things to Remember:

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

This week we will learn about words that end with -ng and -nk.

Focus: -ng and -nk endings (ing, ang, ong, ung, ink, ank, onk, unk)

Example Words: sing, sting, fang, sang, long, stung, sink, drink, plank, bank, honk, junk, hunk, thank, stink

Red Words:  because, very, also **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:  -ng and -nk endings  (ing, ang, ong, ung, ink, ank, onk, unk)

Reading: Finishing up the Tedd Arnold unit; Thanksgiving stories; skills: claim/support, main idea, building good reading habits

Math:   Money;Shapes and Patterns; Rocket Quiz (+5)/Thursday

English:  What are comparative (-er) and superlative (-est) adjectives?  How do adjectives help me write?

Things to Remember:

11.18-11.22 PDS Canned Food Drive

11.22.19 Blessing Bag items due (Kleenex, wipes, and chapstick)

11.27.19  Thanksgiving Break Begins

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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