Emilee Cox

Emilee Cox

1st Grade Teacher

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Things to Remember:

5.15.19  Class Day for 1st Grade 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall (All parents and grandparents are welcome!)   Boys need to come to school in their costumes.  *Boys need to be able to sit, stand, and wiggle around in their costumes. 

5.16.19 Field Trip to Mud Island- Boys needs to wear a red shirt, bring a sack lunch with drink, and bring a booster seat.

5.17.19- Money and Form due for class party. Note coming home today. 

5. 17.19- Tidy Friday- Boys can DRESS DOWN on Friday. We will be cleaning out desks and tidying up the classroom. 

5.20.19-Board Game Monday-Boys can DRESS DOWN and bring their favorite board game from home. I have plenty here as well if you forget! Please label the game. 

5.21.19-Techy Tuesday- We will be finishing up some math review standards on IXL and Dreambox. Boys can DRESS DOWN. 

5.22.19- Last day of school-Boys can come to school that morning or meet us at Billy Hardwick's at 10 am. There is aftercare available when the party ends at 11. Please send a lunch if your son is going to aftercare. 

 

In Class This Week: 

Spelling: We will be covering the three sounds of "ea" but there will be no spelling homework or test. 

Reading:  Reviewing Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Skill Review

English:  What are the different parts of speech?  Why is it important for us to know them?  What makes a great paragraph?  What does a good editor look for when editing?

Social Studies:  Memphis History

In Class This Week: 

Spelling:  ew/eu

Reading:  Reviewing Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:  Multiplication/Division; Skill Review; Rocket Practice (mixed review)/Thursday

English:  What are the different parts of speech?  Why is it important for us to know them?  What makes a great paragraph?  What does a good editor look for when editing?

Social Studies:  Memphis History

Things to Remember:

*All Library Books are Due ASAP- I will be sending home notices today if your son still has a book out. 

*Recycled Materials- Our Mud Island Field Trip is next Thursday, May 16th.  Boys will not only get to tour the museum, but they will get to sail a boat on the Mississippi River replica.  This week, we are discussing how boats float.  We would like the boys to bring in CLEAN recycled items, so they can construct a boat at school with their partner.  When picking recycled items, keep in mind that the water is not very deep so the boats need to be light, and they need to have enough air space (not too tall). 

5.15.19  Class Day for 1st Grade 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall (All parents and grandparents are welcome!)   Boys need to come to school in their costumes.  *Boys need to be able to sit, stand, and wiggle around in their costumes. 

5.16.19 Field Trip to Mud Island- Boys needs to wear a red shirt, bring a sack lunch with drink, and bring a booster seat.

 

Many words in our language have more than one pronunciation. spelling, or meaning. This week we will learn a new way to spell the oo sound as in zoo and the long u sound as in few using ew/eu.

Focus: ew/eu: 

Words to study:  blew, chew, screw, threw, mildew, review, few, feud, neutral, neutron **This words will be on the test! 

RED Words: since, across, sure, great **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

This week's spelling rule is ow (long o sound).

**The test will be on Thursday unless Field Day is rained out!

Focus:  ow

Example words:  low, mow, own, show, blow, pillow, grow, bowl, thrown, window

Red words:  awesome, use, didn't, was, when  **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

 

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  ow as long o

Reading:  Eric Carle- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math: Multiplication/Division; Rocket Practice (-7,8,9)/Thursday

English:  What are the different parts of speech?  Why is it important for us to know them?  What makes a great paragraph?  What does a good editor look for when editing?

Social Studies:  Memphis History

Things to Remember:

5.3.19  Field Day 8:30-11:30 (half day dismissal, aftercare available) *All parents are welcome at field day! Boys should wear athletic shorts, tennis shoes, and a t-shirt. Field day shirts will be sent home prior to Friday if they are delivered in time. If not, the boys will change into the shirts on Friday. If it rains Friday, field day will be rescheduled for Monday, May 6. 

*All Library Books are Due ASAP

5.15.19  Class Day for 1st Grade 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall (All parents and grandparents are welcome!)   Boys need to come to school in their costumes.  *Boys need to be able to sit, stand, and wiggle around in their costumes. 

This week we are investigating the doubling rule.  When a word ends in a short vowel and only one consonant, you must double the final consonant before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel.

Example:  run + ing = running (The root word ends in a short vowel and only one consonant.  Double the consonant before adding the suffix.)

Example:  dunk +ing=dunking (The root word ends with two consonants.  So, there is no need to double the final consonant.)

Example:  sleep +ing (The root word is a long vowel word.  So, there is no need to double the final consonant.)

Focus: doubling rule

Possible Root Words for the Test:  run, sin, dip, pop, thin, blush, romp, dunk, shift, sleep

Possible Suffixes:  ing, er, est, ed

Red Words:  friend, school, Memphis, high, every **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

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  Doubling Rule

Reading: Eric Carle (author study)  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:  Fractions; Multiplication/Division; Rocket Quiz (-9)/Thursday

English:  What are the different parts of speech?  Why is it important for us to know them?  What makes a great paragraph?  What does a good editor look for when editing?

Social Studies:     Memphis History

Things to Remember:

IMPORTANT:

-Costume notes for class day are coming home today! Some boys have a specific costumes based on their parts and some will have a choice. Please check your son's folder tonight to see what his costume should be. If you have any questions, please let me know! 

-Library books due ASAP! 

Dates: 

5.3.19 Field Day 8:30-11:30  (1/2 day dismissal) *Parents are welcome to join us!

5.15.19 1st Grade Class Day at 8:30-9:30 in the Fellowship Hall (All parents and grandparents are welcome!)   Boys need to come to school in their costumes.  *Boys need to be able to sit, stand, and wiggle around in their costumes. A note will be sent home soon about costumes today. 

In Class This Week:

Spelling:  Review

Reading:    Eric Carle (author study)  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:  fractions; Rocket Quiz Subtraction (-8)/Thursday

English:  What are the different parts of speech?  Why is it important for us to know them?

Social Studies:     Memphis History

Things to Remember:

4.18.19 "Drop Everything and Read” in preparation for the final AR point count. We will set aside some time in our day for the boys to read and take AR tests. The boys can bring books they need to take a test on or any books they want to read. Hopefully, the boys will earn lots of points this day so they can spend them at the AR store.

5.3.19 Field Day (1/2 day dismissal)

5.15.19 1st Grade Class Day 

This week we are investigating the diphthong /oi/ which has two spellings- oi and oy.  The spelling oi is usually within a word and oy is usually at the end of a word.

Focus: oi, oy

Example Words:  oil, point, moist, coil, spoil, joist, broil, choice, toy, Roy, joy, boy, destroy, convoy

Red Words: yesterday, above, our  **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/shelbyramsey/

In Class This Week: 

Spelling:  oi,oy 

Reading:    Eric Carle (author study)  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:    2 digit mixed review; Fractions; Rocket Quiz Subtraction (-6)/Thursday

English:  What are the different parts of speech?  Why is it important for us to know them?

Social Studies:     Memphis History

Things to Remember:

4.10.19 Class Picture Day

4.11.19 Maker Faire, 5:30 pm

4.15.19- 8 am- Class Chapel in the small chapel Iif you are looking at the main PDS entrance, enter the church entrance to the left in the PDS parking lot)  . Please make plans to come! The boys have been working SO hard and they are super excited. Please have your son wear a red or white polo and khaki shorts/pants. The boys should come to the classroom first and we will walk over at 7:50 to get ready. Please be on time! 

4.18.19 "Drop Everything and Read” in preparation for the final AR point count. We will set aside some time in our day for the boys to read and take AR tests. The boys can bring books they need to take a test on or any books they want to read. Hopefully, the boys will earn lots of points this day so they can spend them at the AR store.

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