Week of 8/26-8/30

Hello!  Welcome to my blog!  I will be posting what we will be learning for Spelling/Phonics, Reading and Math each week.  I will also be posting any important information or dates that will be coming up.  As always, if you ever have any questions, or need clarification about something, don’t hesitate to ask by sending me an email, writing a note in the planner or leaving me message at 903-291-2155.


We will take our first spelling test on Friday.  I will be sending a note home tomorrow explaining a little bit about how our spelling test will work this year.

Our focus will be short and long vowel sounds using the “silent” or “tricky” e.  These are our words for this week:

  1. cap
  2. mix
  3. stop
  4. dug
  5. met
  6. flag
  7. best
  8. note
  9. fine
  10. slide
  11. than*
  12. about*
  13. back*

*Our last 3 words are sight words.



We will be learning how to pick a good or “just right” book.  This is a skill that our students need to learn in order to be independent readers.  They need to know and understand how to choose a book that’s right for them, a book that they are able to read instead of  a book that might frustrated them.  We will learn, discuss and demonstrate the difference between what is a Real Reader vs. a Fake Reader.  We also took our first trip to the library today.



We will be reviewing “Ways to Make Ten” and “Doubles”.  These concepts will help when we start learning Number Strings :(5+4+6=  or  4+3+2+2=).  We will begin learning how to count a collection of coins in the next few weeks so please be practicing skip counting by 5’s and 10’s (not necessarily starting at 5 or 10).


Important Dates

Sept. 2- Labor Day (holiday) No School

Sept. 19th- Fall Picture Day

Sept. 25th- Early Release 11:30 (Teacher PLC)