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Melissa Voorhees

Welcome to First Grade!
We are now beginning Layer 2 in Phonics First. Friday spelling tests will now include the Red Word of the week and a dictation sentence (review of previously taught red words). We practice the spelling pattern(s) throughout the week. While we don't study from a list, words that we practice writing in class are often included on weekly tests.

Phonics First® is a multisensory, systematic, structured, sequential, phonics-based, direct-instruction teaching system. Students who use the Phonics First® system make significant gains in reading and spelling while building a lifelong understanding of the structure of language.

April 6 - April 9
Reading - Unit 4, Week 5: How do people work with animals?
Genre: Nonfiction/Informational Text
Phonics - long e (ey, y) 
Comprehension Skill - Sequence
Grammar - adverbs that tell when
Test: Wednesday, April 7

Math - Lesson 27 Understanding Putting Shapes Together
Test: Friday, April 9




Phonics First

Monday -  
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - 
Thursday - 
Friday - 

Review - All previously taught sounds

New Red Words: goes
Spelling Test: 
Challenge Test: 
*See red folders for list.

High-Frequency Words

Unit 4, Week 5
found, hard, near, woman, would, write

Important Dates

Monday, April 5 - No School
Friday, April 9 - Spelling Test/Homework due


7 Habits

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw 
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