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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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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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Double Up & add -ing

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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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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 spelling 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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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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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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Short “o”

Over the next 2 weeks, we will be practicing the short “o” sound in Word Work. At home, please practice applying this rule, as well as practicing the words for the “Show What You Know” next Friday! There will be a mystery word added to the list, so make sure you are able to apply the rule […]

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