This week your First Grader will have their new November Spelling Menu to choose how to practice their grade level words, however, it is a REVIEW week. This means there are no new words. Therefore, use this list as a way to practice the trickiest words and not ALL of the words (there are 20 so far!). Have your first grader choose 5-10 of the trickiest words for them to work on. Let me know if you have any questions :)
Word Work Check
Instead of doing Spelling Tests every Friday, we will be having periodic Word Work checks every 4-6 weeks. This means that I will pull small groups to read the words we have been practicing recently and check if they can write them correctly. Our hope is that this method will test their "natural" spelling ability versus the memorization of weekly words just for that week. If they can write words from the past 4 weeks in a word work check correctly, we should be seeing these words spelled correctly in their everyday writing pieces as well. These Word Work checks will be sent home so that you can see your First Grader's spelling progress. Let me know if you have any questions/comments!
Picture retakes are this Wednesday if you are interested! Let me know if you need a new order form.