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September 15-19, 2014

Spelling Words: Long and Short I

skill                    remind

crime                 ditch

grind                  decide

tonight               witness

brick                   wind

flight                   district

live                       inch

chill                     sigh

build                    fright

split                    delight

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Spelling City

Hey parents and students.  Are you looking for a fun way to study for spelling each week?  Remember to use the Spelling City link on this blog page and use the White Oak zip code, 75693 to find our list.  Once you type in the zip code, look for White Oak Intermediate and my name.  This week’s test is Sitton Unit 1.  

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September 8-12, 2014

Whew!  What a quick week this was.  We are now in the full swing of school.  As a reminder, please make sure that your student is reading a minimum of 20 minutes a night.  The more they read, the better their vocabulary development and understanding will be.  Also, please write in their planner the title or the pages read when you sign the planner each night.  This is a great way for us to communicate.  I am giving tickets for a while to the students who are reading, completing their homework assignments, and getting their planners signed nightly.  These tickets are used to buy special privileges in the classroom. 

Spelling Words for the week: These are our high frequency, no excuse words that all fourth graders should know how to spell correctly.

write              ago

family            almost

there              always

yet                  course

would             less

draw               than

become           words

grow                study

try                    then

really               learned

because           friends

laugh               people


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September 2-5, 2014

Well, the new school year is now in full swing after a relaxing three day weekend for Labor Day.  I hope and pray that you all were able to enjoy some much needed family time with maybe a little bit of relaxation!

This week the students are working on the long A and short A vowel sounds in their writing and spelling.  Each student brought home a spelling page (pg. 5/6) to complete and return by Thursday, Aug. 4th.  The students will also need to study their spelling list nightly in order to prepare for the test on Friday.  The words were given out last week, so they should have plenty of time to know the list.  An additional part of their spelling assignment is to find 6 words in their own library book that have the long or short A sound and that follow one of the given rules. (See page 5 of homework assignment.)

Long and short A words:

blade      stale

gray        steak

past          sale

afraid       hang

magic       stain

delay        glass

amaze      raft

drain       jail

maybe     crayon

break      fact

Beginning tonight, Sept. 2nd, the students will be required to read nightly for 20 minutes.  Please write the title and page numbers of the book you read with your child in their planner.  The more the students read, the better their vocabulary for writing!


 We will have an important Parent Orientation on Monday, September 15, from 5:30-6:30.  Please make sure to mark this on your calendar and save the date!  


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Welcome Back

As much as I love summer, I always get excited about the beginning of a new school year.  Registration is currently happening and within a day or so, I will have a new list of students for the 2014-2015 school year.  With the summer days drawing to a close, I pray that each of my new students and their families are as excited about the start of school as I am.  I look forward to meeting each of you on August 21 for meet the teacher.  Bring your supplies and your brightest smiles between 4:30 and 5:30.  See you there!

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Class Pictures

Class Pictures will be taken tomorrow morning.  Picture envelopes were sent home last Thursday and Friday. The cost for pictures is $10 dollars which includes an 8×10 shot and free 5×7 fun shot. Please send cash only.  All money is due by Friday, May 16th.

On another note, I hope all the mothers had a great Mother’s Day!  Hopefully your son or daughter gave you their Top Ten list and treated you royally today.

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