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Spelling Update

and, the, & of

The first two weeks of school we studied the words: and, the, & of! Our first graders recognized that and is spelled how it sounds, but the and of are NOT spelled like they sound! We practiced writing these words many times while thinking about the shape of each word (short letters/tall letters).  We also focused on which letters were vowels and which were consonants.  To remember our vowels, we have been singing a little chant: A, E, I, O, U.  I know the vowels, how ’bout you?!  We are trying our best to recognize our spelling words in our reading and trying to spell them correctly in our writing! Keep practicing these words at home!

Mrs. Stadt :)

Spelling Update

The first three weeks of school we studied the words: and, the, & of! Our first graders recognized that and is spelled how it sounds, but the and of are not spelled like they sound! We studied the word and, and found out if we add letters to this word it makes new words! For example: band, hand, and our favorite CANDY!  Finally, we noticed that the word the has a special chunk ‘th’ which makes a brand new sound!!  We are trying our best to recognize these words in our reading and trying to spell them correctly in our writing!