Room B-3
Instructor: Mrs. Larson
Grade 1
Room B-3 
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                          Unit 6 Week 3    5/29/18-6/1/18                
      This Week's High-Frequency Words



  Vocabulary Words

1.Country: Land where a group of people live.
2.Gathers: to bring or come together in one place.
3.Cycle: A series of events that repeat in the same order.
4.Predict: Use clues to guess what will happen in the future.
5.Creative: Use your imagination to make something new and different.


  6.Frigid: Very, very cold.

7.Scorching: Very, very hot.

(Both words are in our weekly Wonders Stories)

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 Fundations Trick Words:    being   their   first

This is our last test!  It will be on Monday, June 4th.

Unit 13 Week 2 Spelling Words:  dresses    lunches   branches  dishes                      boxes     classes  
Fundations Unit 13

Adding –ed, -ing suffixes to unchanging basewords with closed syllables

Story retelling

Prosody with echo reading

Sample words: wishing, rented, slashing, blended

Fundations Unit 12

Concept of syllable in multisyllabic words

Compound Words

Syllable Division Words

Reading and spelling words with two closed syllables or closed and v-e syllables


Fundations Unit 11

Vowel-consonant-e syllable in one-syllable words

Long Vowel Sounds

Narrative Fiction vs. Informational Books

Reading with Accuracy and Prosody

Trick Words:  friend, other, another, none, nothing

Fundations Unit 10


                                                        Blending and reading words with five sounds (+ suffix –s)

                                   Segmenting and spelling words with five sounds (+ suffix-s)

                                        Words with suffix –s used as action words vs. plurals

                                                     Sample words: Stump, clasp, strap

                                Trick Words: any, many, how, now, down, out, about, our

Fundations Unit 9

Teach the concept of closed syllable

Sample words: kit, slip, stash

What is a closed syllable?


Closed Syllable

1 This syllable can only have one vowel.

2 The vowel is followed by one or more consonants

(closed in).

3 The vowel sound is short, marked with a breve

4 This syllable can be combined with other syllables

to make multisyllabic words.

Unit 8

Blending and reading words with four sounds (+suffix-s)
Segmenting and spelling words with four sounds (+suffix-s)
Sample words: bump, stash, bled, past, steps

Unit 7

Glued sounds: ang ,ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

Blending and reading words with ng and nk

Segmenting and spelling words with ng and nk

Story retelling

Prosody with echo reading

Narrative story structure

Beginning composition skills

Sample words: bang, bank, pink

Unit 6
Baseword and suffix with the suffix -s
Plural nouns
Story retelling
Prosody with echo reading
Narrative story structure
Beginning composition skills 

Unit 5 Review
Glued sounds: am, an
Story retelling
Prosody with echo reading
Sample words: ham, can, fan 

Unit 4 Review
“Bonus” letter spelling rule-ff, ll, ss and sometimes zz
Glued sounds: all
Sample words: hill, puff, bill, miss, call

Trick Words:    you      your     I      they      was    one   said 

Unit 3 Review

In this unit of Fundations your child learned:

Concept of consonant digraph, keyword and sounds: sh, ch, th, wh, ck

Spelling of ck at the end of words

Sentence dictation procedures: question mark

Sample words: hill, puff, chop, sock

Trick Words: as, has, to, into, we, he, she, be, me, for, or

Unit 2 Review
Blending and reading three-sound short vowel words
Segmenting and spelling three-sound short vowel words
Phonemic awareness skills: sound manipulation (initial, final, medial)
Sentence dictation procedures: Capitalization, period, word spacing
Sentence proofreading procedures
Sample words: cat, sip, log, fox

Unit 1 Review

 Letter – Keyword – Sound for consonants       G         game                /g/

Letter – Keyword – Sound for short vowels        E          Ed                   ĕ


Alphabetical Order – In the classroom the letters will be displayed in a certain arrangement that looks like the arrangement below.

            a  b  c  d  e  f

            g  h  I  j  k  l

            m  n  o  p  qu  r s 

            t   u  v  w  x  y  z

This arrangement is designed to help students learn the alphabet in four quadrants. These four quadrants are used for beginning dictionary skills.

 Chicken Letter – q is called the “chicken letter” because it goes nowhere without u

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Topic 11:  Subtracting with Tens and Ones
11-1: Subtracting Groups of 10
11-2: Subtracting Tens on a Hundred Chart
11-3: Subtracting Tens from Two-Digit Numbers
11-4: Using Mental Math to Subtract Tens
11-5: Subtracting from a Two-Digit Number
11-6: Problem Solving  Draw a Picture and Write a Number Sentence


Mrs. Larson's First Grade Stars!

Welcome to first grade in Room B-3 at A. M. Chaffee School. I am so happy to have your child in my class and I look forward to a very productive year as I watch your child grow.

As a parent myself, I understand how important it is to know that your child feels safe, happy, and excited to go to school. Along with instilling a love for learning in your child, my goal is to help your child become an independent learner and problem solver. I want all my students to strive to do their personal best. I believe that when you and I work together collaboratively, your child can reach his/her highest potential.

Please always feel free to contact me if you have a question, concern, or if you just want to share something about your child. I welcome you to send in a note, call me at
(508)987-6057, or e-mail me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am excited about watching our 22 first grade stars shine this year!

Class List 2017-2018
Mrs. Larson Room B-3
Grade 1
Class List 2017-2018

Click on the word file to print all of the Kindergarten Review High-Frequency Words that are on our classroom Word Wall for the Start Smart Unit in our McGraw-Hill Wonders Reading Series 

Hey you wordy word wall
You can't TRICK me
I'm watching and I'm learning
How different words can be
Hey you wordy word wall
You can't TRICK me
I read you everyday
Inside my brain you'll stay
Hey you wordy word wall
You can't TRICK me
I bet you think you're smart
But by the time 1st grade is over
I'll know you by heart!
Mrs. Larson

Class Links
Funbrain is the #1 site for online games for children of all ages!
This a wonderful site to inspire a love of reading and writing!
ReadWriteThink has online reading tools for children in kindergarten through twelfth grade. When using the tools on this site, kids can practice phonics, word recognition and comprehension.
Free register, upload spelling lists, send kids to practice
Spin and Spell. Choose a picture and spell the word. Grades 1-3

Room B-3 Specialist Schedule
Our class specialist schedule will follow a 6-day rotating cycle which applies to each date of the school year.

Day 1:  Library/Computer(every other week)

Day 2:  Health

Day 3:  Art

Day 4-Mindfulness

Day 5-Music

Day 6-Physical Education (Wear Sneakers Please)

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