Spelling - We are using the Words Their Way spelling program. Each student is tested and then assigned a list of about 20 words. The words are to be studied for two weeks and then they are assessed on 10 of the 20 chosen at random. The words are chosen due to phonics skill deficits seen on their initial assessment. Students will have a spelling journal to travel back and forth from school and home. Please keep this in their backpacks at all times. There are certain activities to complete in the notebooks that will be due at the end of the two weeks for points. It is up to your family when to do the activities but it will always be due on the Friday of the second week when the test is. I will post those dates for you as well. Students should be completing a total of 24 points during the 2 week homework period. They need to list the name of the activitiy at the top of their page and the point amount. Student's also need to glue their words in their jounal the Thursday before their test day. Spelling Assessments: Remember to study all words, but they will only be assessed on 10.
April - May Spelling Schedule:
April 8th New words given
April 23rd (due to field trip Thurs., no school on Fri., and I'm out Mon.) Spelling tests and HW due
April 22nd- New words given
May 3rd- Spelling tests and HW due
May 6th- New words given
May 17th-Spelling tests and HW due (LAST ONE!)
Grammar - Students are taught grammar weekly. Parts of speech, tenses, contractions, subjects and predicates, types of sentences, commas, and editing tasks are learned. Grammar skills checks will also be assessed weekly.