Unit 4 No Excuse Spelling List
Early release day, Wednesday, October 7, at 12:00
Progress Reports came home with your child today. Please look at this information. It includes a math and reading common assessment report. Sign and return this with your child on Monday, please.
The new spelling words for the week of Sept. 28- October 2 are for No Excuse Words: Unit 3. These are words that most fourth grade students should be able to use daily in written work.
it’s = it is
Friday, October 2 is the open week for the Roughnecks. There is no pep rally or game scheduled.
This week our students will be working on correctly spelling words from commonly used words list. The students will work on practicing their words in spelling triangles at home and return them to school before the test on Thursday. These words will also be used in our class spelling station so that students can learn to use them correctly in the context of a complete sentence or story. Don’t forget to remind your student that they can practice their spelling words using Spelling City at this link. www.spellingcity.com
Our students also went out to our wildflower garden today and planted wildflower seeds. We are learning about the life cycle of plants. We are all eager to see what will grow in the spring!
Spelling Words: Long and Short I
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 includes words with the Long and Short I sounds.
This week’s spelling words are from our No Excuse Words. They include:
The test for these words will be on Friday, September the 11th.
We are also working on learning the routine of our writing stations that include: All-Star Mountain Language, which is a review of many grammar and writing skills, the Spelling Station, and our Mentoring Minds Revision/Editing Station.
The writing classes learned about 2 types of writing: Narrative and Expository. Ask your student to sing you the song and to share the Red Carpet Writing Information about these types. Students will have a test on September 16 to check for understanding.
Parents, if you are interested in volunteering in our class this year, please fill out and return the volunteer information paper. I would like to return these to Miss Secord by Friday.
Another important date to remember is Saturday, September 12th. This is the date for the WO Education Foundation’s Monster Truck Nationals Race. Each student 12 and under will receive a free ticket. Come on out to the Lone Star Speedway and enjoy a great night! All proceeds from the race go back to our district in the forms of classroom grants and scholarships. Hope to see you there!
Finally, Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, September 14, from 6 -7. This is a great night to learn about what a day in the life of a fourth grader looks like. Hope you can join us!