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Rehearsal for Reader’s Theatre

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AMAZING Home Reading Support Blog!

Our fabulous Early Literacy teacher, Ms. Imorde, has created a Home Reading Support blog for anyone and everyone to use! I would encourage any parent who would like ideas or strategies in supporting your child’s sight word practice, reading strategies or other areas of literacy support at home to check it out! https://readingtipsforhome.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/sight-words/ 

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Alphabetical Order

We have talked about this a while ago, and it is also one of the Word Work options in the tic-tac-toe board that the students use in class, but we are reviewing and taking this to the next level…. Welcome to the DICTIONARY!!! (and thesaurus too) The kids needed to find the word and definitions for 5 […]

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Outdoor School (from yesterday)

To celebrate the GLORIOUS (catch my use of the suffix -ous???? how clever haha) weather, we spent part of the day outside doing Daily 5 and art! Here are a couple pictures from our time… we had such a good time and got a solid dose of vitamin D! These particular pictures are when we […]

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Spelling: suffix “-ous”

Please note that the spelling “show what you know” will be NEXT Friday, April 29th.

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Daily 5 Outside!!

We decided to practice having class outside, taking advantage of the beautiful weather! Daily 5 was so fun to read and write outdoors for once 🙂 Bring a lawn chair, hat or sunglasses tomorrow for some more outdoor school!

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Prefixes and Suffixes – ‘pre-‘ and ‘-er’

After spending a lot of time on spelling rules, we are now starting to take our writing a to a new level, leading us to breaking down words to understand what they mean and where they come from. Words are so interesting when you really stop and look at them! Today we started this off […]

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Words that end in “es” but say “ezzz”

Today we did another word hunt looking for words that have “es” at the end, but sound like “ezzz”. Practice these words and the spelling rule (along with other spelling rules we have learned!) for our “Show What You Know” next Friday!

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Silly Starters

Cassie chose to do Silly Starters in Work on Writing today, and these are just a couple that she came up with. I personally found them HILARIOUS so we thought we would share it for fun on the blog!

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Spelling Rule: ‘i’ before ‘e’, except after ‘c’… except when it says “a” as in neighbour and weigh

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