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Spelling List – Week of January 10, 2011

Spelling List for the Week of January 10, 2011

Current Words

hopeful – full of hope

plumpness – the state of being plump

harmless – without harm

closeness – the state of being close

enjoyable – able to enjoy

Trick Words

bright                   very             would


Chad quickly ran to the class.

I was thankful for his kindness.

Spelling Words – Week of January 3, 2011

Study the spelling of these words – and their meanings!

 Current Words

                        limitless – without limit

                        quickly – in a quick way

                        thankful – full of thanks

                        sinkable – able to be sunk

                        helpless – without help

                        kindly – in a kind way

                        expandable – able to expand

                        fullness – state of being full

Trick Words

again                     here                      light

 Review Words

 splashed              chess                     before

Spring Spelling Homework Menu

Please use this menu for spelling homework for the rest of the school year.  :)


Sight Word Lists

50-75% of all words used in school books, library books, newspapers, and magazines are in the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary of 220 words (preschool thru Grade 3).  The Dolch word list is made up of “service words” (pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs) which cannot be learned through the use of pictures.  In FUNdations we call these words “trick words.”

Dolch Sight Word List

Spelling Words – Week of November 29, 2010

Current Words – beside, hotel, relax, robot, depend, native, solo, tulip, predict, and gravy.

Trick Words – could and should.

Review Words – smile and grime.

Friendly Letter Chant

Teacher:  How many parts are in a friendly letter?     Students: 5!

Teacher:  The first part is the…?     Students: Heading!     Teacher:  Which is the…?      Students:  Date!

Teacher:  Second part is the…?     Students:  Greeting! (hello!)     Teacher:  Which says….?     Students:  Dear _________ COMMA!

Teacher:  Third part is the…?     Students:  Body!      Teacher:  Which is your….?      Students:  Message!

Teacher:  Fourth part is the…?       Students:  Closing! (Bu-bye)

Teacher:  And the last part is the….?     Students:  Signature!      Teacher:  Which tells….?         Students:  Who wrote the letter!

Plastic Bag Recycling Drive

Wanted:  Your unwanted plastic bags for recycling.  If Oakland collects enough bags, we will win a bench made of recycled materials!  The attached flyer gives specifics on the types of bags accepted, and the collection time period.  Thanks for your help!!!

plastic bag recycle flyer

Citizenship and Diversity Study Guide

Citizenship Unit Study Sheet

Science and Social Studies Benchmark Tests are Approaching

Students will be taking the Science benchmark test for the 1st 9 weeks on Friday, November 5th.  The Social Studies benchmark test will be taken on Wednesday, Nov. 10th.  I am assigning studying and review for the tests as part of homework each night this week and next.  Students are bringing their binders home each night in order to study and review. 

I suggest going over one or two sheets per night for no more than a total of 15 minutes. 

Please be sure that the binders come back to school each day because we will be using them in class and adding more review material to them.  If your student does not bring home their binder for some reason, the study guides are located on this blog site in the “Study Guides” section.

Spelling Words for the Week of November 1, 2010

Current Words – June, grade, globe, vote, dime, drive, cube, cone, brakes, and tunes.

Trick Words – move and house.

Review Words – fixed, often, and bathtub.