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Spelling Rule – i before e, except after c

This week, we talked about the new spelling rule “i before e, except after c”. To switch things up a bit, the kids need to explore their house like we would do at school in our class, for words that fit the spelling rule. For this week, there will have to be 2 words lists: […]

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Spelling Words

Drop the “e” and add “-ing” Again, kids are encouraged to practice the┬áspelling rule rather than just memorizing the 5 words as they will be given 2 or 3 mystery words that require them to apply the spelling rule!

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Home Reading: Book Recommendation Cards

As I unfortunately don’t have a leveled library for our class and all the books that we have our my personal books (which I don’t want to send home to the “black hole of books”!!!), Ms. Michie and I started brainstorming ideas to get the kids more motivated to read at home! We have talked […]

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2 vowels go walking, the first does the talking!

To kick off a new spelling rule this week, Miss Michie (our student teacher) talked about what can happen when 2 vowels are stuck together. Then the kids did a massive search around the classroom to find words that followed this rule. Below are the RED and GREEN word lists that the students will be […]

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C – Comprehension

Today we started looking at the CAFE Menu from the Daily 5 program; comprehension – “I understand what I’m reading.” We looked at a number of different strategies that the kids can use at school and at home! Do a picture walk – look at all the pictures in the story before starting to read […]

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Bossy “e”

Even though we started this before Christmas, with all the activities and festivities happening, we are going to practice this spelling rule just a bit more as it’s such an important one! Same as before, below are the word lists. Each student has chosen either the red list or the green list (whichever is a […]

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Types of Words

We really want to start doing some Madlibs together, but before we can do that, we need to know what the different types of words (parts of speech) there are! Today we first started with nouns, then moved onto adjectives, then finished up with verbs. Challenge: Find 3 nouns from around your house and write […]

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Work on Writing Intro!

In Daily 5, we have so far introduced Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Word Work. Today we started Work on Writing with an AWESOME brainstorm of all the different things we can write about. And the best part is that this is only the beginning!! There are ZILLIONS of other things we can […]

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Attention: Reading Volunteers & Reading Tips for Parents

This is actually specifically for the volunteers who are coming to read with the students during our literacy times, but it is also great information for all parents on how to effectively read with their kids! If you are one of our Reading Buddy Volunteers, please take a few minutes to watch the short video […]

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Storytelling: Part 2

Today we looked at a number of different examples of ways to tell a story, or rather some examples. We looked at pictures of Native artifacts, Egyptian paintings, cave drawings, a short movie with no words, a dance, a song from a movie, and there are still so much more! My personal favourite way of […]

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