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Last Spelling test! Thursday, the 30th
These are words you should likely use in your SAGE writing test next week!
both, because, finally, example, therefore, since, another, reason, same, different
challenge words: conclusion, compare, contrast

Test is Friday March 24th
remove, whoever, strewn, groove, disapprove, undo, booth, lose, balloon, chewing
challenge words: country, through, threw

Test is on Friday, March 17th
hue, cubical, perfume, useful, unify, utensil, continue, bugle, argue, occupy, uniform, 
challenge words: mute, accuse, amusement


Test is on Friday, March 3rd
channel, nation, hospital, addition, freckle, vowel, subtraction, travel, trial, celebration
challenge words: important, children, ceremonial

Test is Friday, February 24th (schwa sound)
model, seven, around, open, animal, about, again, over, upon, banana
challenge words: several, American, gorilla

Test is Friday, February 10th (review words)
yesterday, quickly, subject, know, digest, character, listen, sign, annoy, gym
challenge words: different, thought, atmosphere

Test is Friday, February 3rd (spellings of /n/)
skinny, nearby, gnat, understand, design, knowledge, channel, annoy, knuckle, nice
challenge words: very, vary, enough

Test is Friday, January 29th (spelling patterns for /j/
jellyfish, digest, ridge, exchange, eject, germ, jewel, dodge, average, giraffe
challenge words: answer, great, grate


Test is Friday, January 13th (/s/ sound)
sunshine, princess, advice, listen, central, response, subject, promise, glance, address
challenge words: during, want, assembly

Test is Friday, January 6th (/k/ sound)
thickness, snowflake, occur, anchor, soccer, calendar, kindness, stomach, quickly, candle
challenge words: accomplish, example, mountain

Test is Friday, December 16th (long a sound)
chain, plain, aid, main, laid, paid, basic, changes, danger, escape
challenge words: another, finally, concave


Test is Friday, December 9th (long a sound)
always, maybe, paint, away, tray, mail, pail, obtain, great, explain
challenge words: family, young, straight

Test is Friday, December 2 (long e sound)
sheep, street, east, wheels, real, stream, teacher, heat, dream, peace
challenge words: sleeping, scream, peanut

14 November 2016
gently, money, busy, everybody, enemy, crazy, extreme, keyboard, anytime, city
challenge words: been, bin, together, Chinese
7 November 2016
grief, eager, shriek, teacher, chief, leader, each, increase, zombie, rookie
challenge words: again, often

31 October 2016
secret, seed, meter, asleep, agreed, cedar, create, speech, degree, retail
challenge words: except, follow, succeeded
Test is Friday, October 28th
portion, circulate, turkey, worship, motor, servant, doctor, messenger, giraffe, sword
challenge words (extra credit): above, beginning, Mediterranean


Test is Friday October 21st (review words)
watch, watched, watches, watching (2 of these)
wish, wished, wishing, wishes (2 of these)
dry, dried, drying, dries (2 of these)
book, books, person, people
challenge words: across, idea
In all there will be 10 words and 2 challenge words on the test. 


Test if Friday, October 14th
life, lives, wife, wives, half, halves,self, selves, leaf, leaves
challenges words: before, please

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Test if Friday, October 7th
match, matches, night, nights, story, stories, child, children, man, men, woman, women
challenge words: exercise, laugh


Test is Friday, September 30th
study, studies,penny, pennies, carry, carries, lady, ladies, dry, dries, hurry, hurries
challenge words: along, put

Test is Friday, September 23rd
smile, smiled, smiling, vote, voted, voting, raise, raised, raising, prepare, prepared, preparing,
challenge words: does, done






Test is Friday, May 13th
loyalty, brought, squawked, author, turquoise, allowance, default, towering, cowardly
challenge words: usually, bye, buy

Test is Friday, May 6th
author, dawdle, altogether, brought, daughter, flawless, already, caution, naughty, ought,
challenge words: question, already

Test is Friday, April 22nd
foundation, towering, background, cowardly, bloodhound, mouthwash, drowned, growled,
challenge words: believe, favorite

Test is Friday, April 15th
annoying, employee, oysters, loyalty, rejoice, soybean, avoided, moisture,
especially, whole, hole



Test is Friday, April 8th (review)
toothache, occupy, addition, tougher, accuse, spherical, continue, identify, vowel, wobble,
challenge word: beautiful, definite


Test is Friday, April 1st
fare, enough, phony, identify, laughing, stuffing, affect, phrase
challenge words: probably, weather, whether

Test is Friday, March 25th (long o sound)
remove, groove, booth, newborn, chewing, whoever, undo, lose, challenge words: country, through, threw

Test is Friday, March 18th
hue, unify, continue, argue, accuse, useful, bugle, occupy, fuming, mute,
challenge: impossible, journal, explorer


Test is Friday, March 4th
channel, hospital, scuttle, addition, generation, vowel, wobble, nation, travel, trial
challenge words: important, children, ceremonial

Test is Friday, February 26th
dozen, again, enemy, ability, problem, about, area, secure, taken, probably
challenge words: American, independent, glistening

Test is Friday, February 12th
yesterday, quickly, subject, awaited, annoy, knowledge, design, digest, budget, listen
challenge words: different, thought, atmosphere

Test is Friday, February 5th
gnat, skinny, knotted, nearby, understand, design, channel, annoy, gnarly, knuckle,
challenge words: very, vary, enough


Test is Friday, January 29th (spelling patterns for /j/
jellyfish, digest, ridge, exchange, eject, lodging, jewel, dodge, average, giraffe
challenge words: answer, great, grate


Test is Friday, January 15th (spellings of 'k'  sound)
thickness, snowflake, occur, anchor, soccer, calendar kindness, stomach, quickly, character,
challenge words: example, mountain, accomplish

Test is Friday, January 8th (more long a spellings- 'a' and 'a_e'
translate, major, nation, danger, escape, changes, basic, spacious, earthquake, hurricane,
Challenge words another, finally, concave


Test is Friday, December 18th (long a spellings)
payment, awaited, yesterday, explain, mermaid, great, daydreams, obtain, breaker, giveaway
challenge words: family, young, straight


Test is Friday, December 11th
money, enemy, believe, tedious, fancy, degree, athlete, grease, scenic, stadium,
challenge words: almost, really, electricity

Test is December 4th

gently, money, busy, everybody, enemy, crazy, extreme, keyboard, anytime, city,
Challenge words: been, bin, together, Chinese

Test Tuesday, December 1st (more long e sound spellings)
grief, eager, shriek, leader, each, increase, rookie, teacher, zombie, chief
challenge words: again, often, experience

Test is Wednesday, November 18th (long e sound)

secret, seed, asleep, agreed, cedar, create, speech, degree, screech, scenic,
challenge words: except, follow, succeeded

Test is Wednesday, November 11 (r-controlled words)
tarnish, portion, circulate, turkey, worship, marbles, motor, servant, doctor, surgery, immortal, messenger, giraffe, sir, sword, barbecue, slurp, mirth, above, beginning, Mediterranean

Test is Tuesday, November 3
Review words:
watch, wish, submit, raise, dry (includes adding -ed, -ing, -s, and -es)
book, puppy, knife, child, person (includes making these plural)
challenge words: across, idea


Test is Friday, October 23rd (plus making these words plural by changing "f" to "v", drop the e, and add "es")
knife, life, wife, half, wolf, loaf, elf, leaf, thief, shelf, self, before, please


Test is Tuesday, October 13th
match, night, glass, fox, story, baby, child, man, woman, goose, mouse, louse, tooth, foot, person

Test is Tuesday, Oct 6th
puppy, penny, study, carry, butterfly, lady, bunny, dry, hurry, marry, along, and put 


13 April 2015

1. taller
2. dirtier
3. stronger
4. funnier
5. tallest
6. dirtiest
7. strongest
8. funniest
9. longer
10. hotter
11. greater
12. sharper
13. longest
14. hottest
15. greatest
16. sharpest

March 2, 2015


Vocab-u-lacting

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The SAGE RAGE!!

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Multiplication Sensation!!! World Premiere Movie

Multiplication Sensation!


A video review of our Farm Field Day.

YouTube Video


Here are some interactive sites to practice for the end of level tests: Click Here



A little peek at our "treasure hunt" the other day.  Groups made their own maps, keys, and directions to a hidden treasure. 

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A little video from our read-a-thon as part of our Suessabration.  

YouTube Video




Some students want
ed to see some of the videos my brother and I made.  Here is  the link to a page with many of them on them.
https://www.youtube.com/user/charlesshirley?feature=watch



Some students wanted the link to the division games we use in class.  Here is it:
http://www.fun4thebrain.com/division.html


A few students requested I post links to the Roman Numeral games we played in class.  Here they are:
http://sln.fi.edu/time/keepers/Silverman/html/RomanSequence.html
http://sln.fi.edu/time/keepers/Silverman/html/RomanMatch.html

Gravity, I'm Yours new hit single from our band "Third"

Gravity, I'm Yours




4's, permimeter, and triangles song

YouTube Video



Vocabulacting take 1

Vocabulacting





This is a video my brother and I made for Halloween a few years back.  Enjoy!

The Apology





Frindle Shirley Summary


We have worked hard on our first Shirley Summary.  We have done a video summary of the first half of our book Frindle.  Enjoy!!!



Patriot Day Video:

YouTube Video

We combined with Ms. Forbush's class and got pictures of students' family members who have served to protect our country.  These are the pictures some and thoughts of students in our classes.  Enjoy. 







Introducing Shirley Studios Mini Vids

Breaking News: The Little Painter


Here is our first of many "mini vids."  This is a news report cooperative groups prepared on our whole class story The Painter of Sabana Grande.  Each group chose a lucky "reporter" to present their report. 







August 2012


Welcome Back!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying themselves as much as I am.  We have had a great start to a year and look forward to a great year.  We started off strong and have established many great things in our classroom already. It's going to be an amazing year! 

Our simple class rules are "Be respectful, responsible, and ready."














June 2012


We made the KSL news with our Battle of the Books training regiment! Check it out. 
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=690&sid=20655309
Happy Summer!


16 May 2012

The verdict is in.  Battle of the Books was incredible!  Everyone did great.  A team from our class, The Crazy Monkeys, took it all!
Congratulations to everyone! All that intensive training paid off. 

11 May 2012

    The time has finally come for the World Premiere of our Battle of the Books Commercial! Without further adieu... here it is. Get into it! 

Battle of the Books Commercial






April 2012
The school year is quickly coming to an end.  We have CRT's (end of level testing) coming up at the end of this week and the start of next week (May 2-7).  We finished filming our Battle of the Books.  It is now is post-production editing.  We are looking forward to the world premiere (coming to a classroom near you.)     



March 2012


We have a fun field trip coming up on Tuesday, March 27th.  We will be attending a farm field day where we will go and learn about some farm animals from some local farmers.  We will be going for just the afternoon (right after our lunch) and will be back in time for the end of the day. 

Our next field trip after that will be to the Peter Pan play at the college.  That will be April 3rd in the morning.  We are excited for all these fun field trips. 


Remember to keep reading for the Battle of the Books!



Fiddlers Elementary



18 November 2011

Our Class Goal Party went great... besides a few time wasting technical difficulties.  We enjoyed watching some silly and not-so-silly Shirley Studio videos.  We also played some games and had some famous Shirley Popcorn.  I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did. 

Some wanted to watch some of the videos again.  Some are on youtube.  Click the link to see:
http://www.youtube.com/user/charlesshirley#p/u 

They are the videos on the right entitled, My Eyes, Living Dream, Wrong Toothbrush, and Frisbee Commercial in Utah. 


3 November 2011

We had a great Halloween!  We got enough sugar for about the next 3 years.  We had a great party and the students enjoyed watching a movie my brother and I made a few years ago about Halloween called "The Apology." You can click on the title for the link.  I'm sure they will tell you all about it. 

We are well into the year and enjoying it every day.



September 2011

I hope everyone is enjoying themselves as much as I am.  We have had a great start to a year and look forward to a great year.  We started off strong and have established many great things in our classroom already.  

Our simple class rules are "Be respectful, responsible, and ready."  
You can view a video I made with my last years class at: