Spelling List for the Week of January 10, 2011
hopeful – full of hope
plumpness – the state of being plump
harmless – without harm
closeness – the state of being close
enjoyable – able to enjoy
bright very would
Chad quickly ran to the class.
I was thankful for his kindness.
Study the spelling of these words – and their meanings!
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
again here light
splashed chess before
Please use this menu for spelling homework for the rest of the school year.
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
Current Words – beside, hotel, relax, robot, depend, native, solo, tulip, predict, and gravy.
Trick Words – could and should.
Review Words – smile and grime.
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!
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
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.
Current Words – June, grade, globe, vote, dime, drive, cube, cone, brakes, and tunes.
Trick Words – move and house.
Review Words – fixed, often, and bathtub.