William Lloyd Meador Elementary School

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Welcome to first grade! Ms. Griffith graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Applied Learning and Development for Elementary Education. She grew up in Willis and now teaches at Meador Elementary. Go Wildkats! She looks forward to a great year of learning!
 

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KONA ICE 5/19

Kona Ice will be coming to our school this Friday, 5/19. If your student had perfect attendance this 9 weeks they will get a snowcone for free. If they did not, please send $3 if you would like them to purchase a snowcone.
 
Thanks!

5/1/17

- READING-

 

* The students will read  "Cool Jobs" for understanding

 

* The students will connect to story by relating to background knowledge and personal experiences

 

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story

Sight Words...

performer          only        interesting        goes        beekeeper

laugh       dentist       ordinary         flavor         build

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This week in spelling we will; 

* identify prefixes -re and -un

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words

 

retry            reuse        remake        unpack     unsafe   

 cause         goes           build               saw            unlike

4/24/17

READING-

 

* The students will read and retell the story  "Whistle for Willie" for understanding

 

* The students will make inferences using charts

 

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story

Sight Words...

along      early      instead    whistle    empty

errand    thought   nothing    suddenly  grocery

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Spell words with vowel digraphs for /oo/

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words

Haul  cause saw  claw  paw

dawn  book took  nothing  along

Kona Ice Friday 4/21/17

Hello!
 
Kona Ice will be coming to our school this Friday. If you would like your child to purchase a sno-cone please send $3 on or before Friday!

4/17/17

READING-

* The students will understand the difference between reality and fantasy

 

* The students will understand the story for the week  "Olivia" it is a fantasy. They will understand that a fantasy is a made-up story that could not really happen

 

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will be able to retell story to show understanding

* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story

Sight Words...

always         mother         brother          painting         four

love           father         supposed        museum         firm

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify letter-sound correspondence /u/ oo , u__e, ew, ou, ue

* Sort and decode words with  diphthong /u/ oo

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words

book       cook         hood         toy         mother

look         took         wood         coin       love

4/3/17

 READING-

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will be able to retell story to show understanding

* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story

* The students will understand that the selection we are reading this week, "Happy Fall" is a fantasy. They will be able to tell that a fantasy is a made-up story that could not really happen.

 

Sight Words...

below      orange    fall        sure       wondered

against    yellow     season     leaves     happens  

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* spell words with vowel diphthong /ou/ou, ow

* Sort words with vowel diphthong /ou/ou, ow

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words

cow        town       out        born       fall

how        mouse     mouth     fork       sure 

4/3/17

 READING-

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will be able to retell story to show understanding

* Students will be able to answer comprehension questions about the story

* The students will understand that the selection we are reading this week, "Happy Fall" is a fantasy. They will be able to tell that a fantasy is a made-up story that could not really happen.

 

Sight Words...

below      orange    fall        sure       wondered

against    yellow     season     leaves     happens  

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* spell words with vowel diphthong /ou/ou, ow

* Sort words with vowel diphthong /ou/ou, ow

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words

cow        town       out        born       fall

how        mouse     mouth     fork       sure 

3/27

 READING-

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will read to apply the skill compare and contrast

* The students will understand that the selection "Stormy Weather" is a non-fiction article that gives information

 

Sight Words...

great     know     warm     extreme   thunderstorm

sound     their     breeze   improve    predict 

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

*Identify the r- controlled vowel sounds or, oar, ore 

*Blend words with or, oar, ore

*Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words

born      corn      fork      barn      know        

horn      cork      pork      arm      great      

Welcome Back! 3/20/17

 READING-

* The students will use vocabulary and high frequency words in context

* Students will understand how to make inferences by using an inference chart.

* The students will understand that the selection "Meet Ben Franklin" is a Biography about Ben Franklin's life.

 

Sight Words...

grew       knew       curious    think       storm

house      would      idea       improve   lightning

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Decode words with r- controlled vowel ar

*Review words with r- controlled vowels er, ir, ur

Spelling Words

cart       arm        yarn       her        would          

barn       art        harm       dirt        house

2/27/17

READING-

Parents, We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday this week. We will be reading several Dr. Seuss books and doing a variety of activities that correlate with each book.

* The students will identify the rhyming words in the stories

* We will establish a purpose for the story.

* We will retell the story working on the order in which the events happened.

 

Sight Words...

This week we will be reviewing the sight words from our district sight word list. 

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Spell words that rhyme

* Sort words with final igh, ow, oa, ea, ay

Spelling Words

night    low        boat        meat      play

right    row       coat        seat       way

2/21/17

- READING

* This week we will be reading  a nonfiction story called "Animal Teams".

* The students will understand that a nonfiction article can tell about real people and events.

* We will establish a purpose for the story.

* We will retell the story working on the order in which the events happened.

 

Sight Words...

other      also        because       until       beautiful

blue       danger    caterpillar      or         butterfly 

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

Spell words with final  long e: y, ey

* Sort words with final long e: y, ey

Spelling Words— 

bumpy     puppy      funny      penny      sandy          

bunny      my         night       or          because

2/13/17

READING

* This week we will be reading  a nonfiction story about "Cesar Chavez".

* The students will understand that a nonfiction article can tell about real people and events.

* We will establish a purpose for the story.

* We will retell the story working on the order in which the events happened.

 

Sight Words...

better     difficult     farmer           buy        pickers

change    helped        move            ripe        shacks

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SPELLING

This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify spelling patterns

* Spell words with long o: o, oa, ow

* Sort words with long o: o, oa, ow

Spelling Words

low         no          coat       we       move         

boat       row        go          keep      better

 

 

 

****If you have not already, please send student's Valentine's boxes to school tomorrow.**** If they are bringing cards or candy to pass out, we have 22 students in our class. Thank you! 

2/6/17

* This week we will be reading  a fantasy story called "The Kite".

* The students will understand that a fantasy is a made-up story that could not really happen.

* We will discuss what the plot is for the story "The Kite"

* We will guide students to set their own purpose for reading.

 

Sight Words...

ball     head     shout     flies      robins

never     should    walk      higher    visit

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This week in spelling we will; 

* Identify letter-sound correspondence /I/ spelled I, ie, igh, y

* Blend words with long i

* Review previously taught phonics skills

Spelling Words— 

find      by        right     boat      never          

night     kind      my        no        should