Mrs. Gear First Grade


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Mrs. Gear First Grade


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We have 2 main stories for this week:  Mole and the Baby Bird. and Dot and Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery    High Frequency words (word wall words) for this week are: door, wood, loved, should, among, none, another, instead.  REVIEW of all previously taught ones:

Unit 5 along, never, behind, eyes, pulling, forward.  THESE WORDS ARE SIGHT WORDS, meaning I do not want children trying to decode their sounds.  Most sight words don't follow phonics rules anyway.  Students must say them within 2-3 seconds

Unit 4:  room, thought, remember, picture, stood, found, mouth, once, took, wild, colors, draw, drew, great, over, show, sign, about, enjoy give, surprise, worry, would, above, eight, laugh, moon, touch. .  

Unit 3 away, house, our, car, very, afraid, again, how, few, red, soon, school, friends, any, every, enough, ever, own, sure, were, always, things, everything, become, day, nothing, stays.    

Unit 2:  also, some, other, family, new, their, around, under, water, find, food, grow, there, down, together, inside, now, people, who, work, live, out, could, paper, of, be, horse, old, put, no, good, said, want, catch   

Unit 1: home, them, into, many, saw, tree, small, your, five, four, this, eat, her, too, blue, help, from, get,use, little, come, on, in, one, way, as, take, what, up, she, his.  

Kindergarten yellow, me, my, white, for, red, has, here, little, what, look, where, with, was, a, go, to, I, we, see, the, can, green, gray, like, have,  play, black, he, is, she, purple, said, do, blue, you, and, are, this  Students have to know them by sight, meaning to they need to be memorized and stay in their memory.  They should be able to say them with no more than a 2 or 3 second delay.

Games for sight word practice

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Spelling words for this week consist of words with the ow,  ou spelling patterns in compound words.

however          somehow

anyhow            uptown

sundown          downtown

townhouse          housework

outhouse          blackout         

Bonus   roundabout   horsepower   background

Sentence    Somehow I will do the housework in the downtown townhouse.




We will review first grade skills.

Grammar and writing

Identifying pronouns.   We will review nouns, verbs. and adjectives    Writing finishing touches to our fantasy story plus writing a letter to our main character.


Monday  read Puppy Roundup Pick 3 spelling words and use each in a sentence.  

Tuesday read Mole and Baby Bird   Choose 3 spelling words and write a sentence for each.

Wednesday Read The Rooks' Farm Mark 3 different spelling words and write a sentence for each.

Thursday  Read Dot and Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery  study words   

Friday Enjoy your weekend!