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Spelling!

and, the, & of

The first two weeks of school we studied the words: and, the, & of! Our first graders recognized that and is spelled how it sounds, but the and of are NOT spelled like they sound! We practiced writing these words many times while thinking about the shape of each word (short letters/tall letters).  We also focused on which letters were vowels and which were consonants.  To remember our vowels, we have been singing a little chant: A, E, I, O, U.  I know the vowels, how about you?!  We are trying our best to recognize our spelling words in our reading and trying to spell them correctly in our writing! Keep practicing these words at home!

Spelling Update!

Our first grade spellers are coming along! We wrapped up Unit 3 of spelling with a review and assessment. Our first graders did absolutely wonderful! So far we know how to spell andtotheof, & a. Then we started Unit 4 with three new spelling words:

in, is, you

  It is exciting to see how our first graders are able to integrate their spelling words into their reading. We focused on the “in” family and how we can find chunks in words. We found the “in” family inside the words: fin, spin, pin, and thin. We will continue to study these words and try our best to spell them correctly in our writing!

Spelling Update!

and, the, & of

The first two weeks of school we studied the words: and, the, & of! Our first graders recognized that and is spelled how it sounds, but the and of are NOT spelled like they sound! We practiced writing these words many times while thinking about the shape of each word (short letters/tall letters).  We also focused on which letters were vowels and which were consonants.  To remember our vowels, we have been singing a little chant: A, E, I, O, U.  I know the vowels, how ’bout you?!  We are trying our best to recognize our spelling words in our reading and trying to spell them correctly in our writing! Keep practicing these words at home!

Spelling Update!

We introduced new spelling words last week: be, this, from.  One of our lessons focused on double letters, when two of the same letter are next to each other in a word.  We noticed that double letters make just one sound together.  Some of the words we were using were  we vs. wee and be vs. bee.  At then end, I had them pick one of those words and put it in a sentence to email me.  Here are some of the cute sentences that I got.

Spelling!

Our students are getting more and more acquainted with our ipads.  We have been studying the word: they.  And yesterday, we talked about how the word the is a chunk in the word they.  The kids brainstormed other words that have the word the hiding inside of them.   We shared our words with the class and emailed their words to me and here is a snap shot of a few of the different words the kids found:

Spelling Update!

Our first grade spellers are coming along! We wrapped up Unit 3 of spelling with a review and assessment. Our first graders did absolutely wonderful! Then we started Unit 4 with three new spelling words: in, is, you. It is exciting to see how our first graders are able to integrate their spelling words into their reading. We recognized that we could use our spelling word “in” as a chunk in our reading. We found the chunk in the words: fin, spin, pin, and thin. We will continue to study these words and try our best to spell them correctly in our writing!

Spelling Update!

The first three weeks of school we studied the words: and, the, & of! Our first graders recognized that and is spelled how it sounds, but the and of are not spelled like they sound! We studied the word and, and found out if we add letters to this word it makes new words! For example: band, hand, and our favorite CANDY! We are trying our best to recognize these words in our reading and trying to spell them correctly in our writing!

Spelling

Our spelling words for the next two weeks are: with, they, & at.

The kids helped me brainstorm different words that fit in the ‘at’ family…and ‘et’, ‘it’, ‘ot’, ‘ut’. They were busy writing and emailing on their iPads and then we sorted them out on the projector.  The kids are getting quick at emailing!!

UPDATE: Day two’s try…

Spelling Update!

We wrapped up unit 9 of spelling this week! In this unit, our first graders discovered homophones! These are words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings.

The kids were introduced to Little E. Little E sometimes is sleepy and silent at the end of a word. Other times, Little E is bossy but still silent at the end of a word. When E is bossy, it makes the short vowel in the front of the word say its name.