This week’s spelling list is a common list of Thanksgiving words. The students will have their test on Thursday. There will not be a test next week since the students will be released early on Tuesday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Break. I hope that you and your family enjoy your time together.
This week the students will use their Sitton Unit 6 No Excuse Word list. The test for this week will be on Friday, November 13th.
their (Possessive pronoun)
its (Possessive pronoun)
Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans’ Day. Students in the choir will be presenting their program. Early dismissal for the Intermediate School will be 12:00.
On Thursday, November 12th, the students will take their first writing common assessment. This test will cover revising and editing skills covered since the first week of school.
Spelling Words: This week we are practicing with homophones-words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words will also go along with Mrs. McCurdy’s reading story, Stormalong.
days-We are in school for five days a week.
daze- The football player appeared to be in a daze after the tough tackle.
heard- Mom asked if I heard her directions to clean my room.
cent- A penny is equal to one cent.
sent- After addressing the envelope, I added a stamp and sent it in the mail.
scent- The fragrant scent of the candle filled the room.
heel- I injured my heel while running.
heal- A broken arm can take weeks to heal.
peek – Don’t try to peek at your gifts before Christmas.
peak- We climbed the mountain peak.
wait – It seemed like we had to wait for hours to see the doctor.
weight- The weight of the truck was two tons.
vain- In the story Beauty and the Beast, one of Belle’s sisters was named Vanity because she was vain and arrogant.
vane- I used a wind vane to check the direction of the wind.
vein- The vein in my neck was throbbing.
feet- We measured the length of the room in feet.
feat- Completing the race was quite a feat.
miner- The miner dug for coal.
minor- Because I am under the age of 18, I am a minor.
Spelling words for this week are taken from Non-fiction reading passages for reading class. They are fall and science related terms.
For homework, the students will have Spelling Fancy Frames to practice their words. These will be due on Thursday the 29th. The test is also on Thursday.
Our students are also finishing their personal narratives about a first-time experience.
Next week, we will also be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Monday is wear red, Tuesday is wear your favorite college or White Oak shirt, Wednesday is hat day, Thursday is tie dye and stuffed animals, and Friday the students may wear their costumes as long as they follow school dress codes. In other words, no props, masks, or bloody related items. It should be a fun week!
Saturday, the White Oak Band will be hosting their Halloween Carnival in the High School Cafeteria. For those who will go Trick or Treating, please stay safe!
Spelling words for this week are words with silent consonants.