Spelling

Week One

Welcome to the first week of spelling! You may choose to work with and practice these words in the way that works best for you. In Miss Driedger's class, we would do a pretest without practicing any of these words, then only practice the words that were not correct. On Friday, you would only be tested on the words that you practiced that week. In Mrs. K's class, we would practice all of the words all week and the test on Friday would be for all the words. Either way you choose to work it, we would ask that you send your teacher a picture of the final test each Friday as an assessment piece (please do not help your child with this test). The final test should include a sentence that uses at least one of the spelling words with finger spaces, capitals and punctuation.

Week One Words:

  1. work
  2. play
  3. had
  4. me
  5. sheep
  6. chat
  7. white
  8. path

bonus: Spring

Here is the paper that Miss Driedger would use each week so that (printed double-sided) they could do the pre-test on the front and final test on the back: 

Spelling Test Paper

Week Two

Here are the spelling words for Week 2. Please send your teacher a picture of the final test on Friday as an assessment piece (please do not help your child with this test). The final test should include a sentence that uses at least one of the spelling words with finger spaces, capitals and punctuation.

Week Two Words:

  1. do
  2. have
  3. six
  4. brown
  5. fright
  6. bright
  7. bird
  8. turn

bonus: flower

Hints for parents:

  • We have learned the silent 'gh' letters, as in 'fright' and 'bright' a few weeks before schools were closed. We call them the 'scared letters' when they appear in the middle of a word (as opposed to at the beginning or end where they actually make a sound).
  • We also call the blends 'ur', 'ir' and 'er' the 'screeching car letters' because they make the sound of when a car is screeching to a stop. Check out this short clip if you need help: 

Week Three

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Sneaky Y Poster

Here are the spelling words for Week 3. Please send your teacher a picture of the final test on Friday as an assessment piece (please do not help your child with this test). The final test should include a sentence that uses at least one of the spelling words with finger spaces, capitals and punctuation.

Week Three Words:

  1. day
  2. then
  3. there
  4. purple
  5. puppy
  6. fly
  7. candy
  8. spy

bonus: robin

Hints for parents:

  • The last four words on the list end with 'Sneaky Y'. The story of 'Sneaky Y' is "Y got sick and tired of saying "YUH" all the time so he snuck into the closets of SUPERHERO e and SUPERHERO i and took one of each of their super capes! So now, whenever he's at the END of a word (and thinks no one will see him!) he'll always be sneaky and wear one of his stolen e or i capes - so he can say THEIR names, instead. 
                                      mommy, daddy, July, by
    But when he's at the beginning of a word, he's never sneaky. He says exactly what he should, "Yuh!"
                                           yellow, yes, you

Week Four

Here are the spelling words for Week 4. Please send your teacher a picture of the final test on Friday as an assessment piece (please do not help your child with this test). The final test should include a sentence that uses at least one of the spelling words with finger spaces, capitals and punctuation.

Week Four Words:

  1. black
  2. any
  3. for
  4. rake
  5. make
  6. ride
  7. tile
  8. seven

bonus: creation

Hints for parents:

  • The 'ck' in black are called the 'Cookie Letters'.
  • The last four words on the list end with 'Mommy E'. Her story goes like this: "When Mommy E sits at the end of a word and/or is one letter away from a vowel, she will tell that vowel, 'You say your name!' (And then she covers her mouth and won't talk.) But, if Mommy E is NOT at the end of a word or is MORE than one letter away from another vowel, the vowel gets to be short and lazy... just like you'd be if your mommy weren't right there, close enough to make sure that you do what you should!
                                        site/sit, mope/mop, hate/hat
                                                 biker vs. butter"

Week Five

Here are the spelling words for Week 5. Please send your teacher a picture of the final test on Friday as an assessment piece (please do not help your child with this test). The final test should include a sentence that uses at least one of the spelling words with finger spaces, capitals and punctuation.

Week Five Words:

  1. one
  2. what
  3. our
  4. out
  5. stay
  6. gray
  7. pray
  8. May

bonus: mother

Hints for parents:

  • The last four words on the list are connected with our Reading Lesson for this week - check out the video for week 5 under the 'Reading' tab for the story. 
  • 'what' and 'our' are the last two popcorn words we have talked about - check out the videos for weeks 3 and 4 under the 'Reading' tab for a review.

Week Six

Here are the spelling words for Week 6. Please send your teacher a picture of the final test on Friday as an assessment piece (please do not help your child with this test). The final test should include a sentence that uses at least one of the spelling words with finger spaces, capitals and punctuation.

Week Six Words:

  1. all
  2. three
  3. orange
  4. see
  5. brain
  6. snail
  7. jail
  8. aim

bonus: order

Hints for parents:

  • We call 'ee' (as in three and see) the 'screeching twin letters'.
  • We call 'or' (as in orange) the 'parrot letters'.
  • Check out the Week 6 Reading lesson for an introduction to the 'ai' vowel team.

Week Seven - NO SPELLING

Enjoy your long weekend!

Week Eight

Here are the spelling words for Week 8. Please send your teacher a picture of the final test on Friday as an assessment piece (please do not help your child with this test). The final test should include a sentence that uses at least one of the spelling words with finger spaces, capitals and punctuation.

Week Eight Words:

  1. there
  2. who
  3. nine
  4. leaf
  5. bean
  6. flea
  7. hear
  8. stem

bonus: justice

Hints for parents:

  • See Week 4 for the hint about 'Mommy E'.
  • Check out the Week 7 Reading lesson for an introduction to the 'ea' vowel team.

Week Nine

Here are the spelling words for Week 9. Please send your teacher a picture of the final test on Friday as an assessment piece (please do not help your child with this test). The final test should include a sentence that uses at least one of the spelling words with finger spaces, capitals and punctuation.

Week Nine Words:

  1. know
  2. why
  3. blue
  4. ten
  5. boat
  6. soap
  7. toe
  8. goat

bonus: earth

Hints for parents:

  • See Week 3 for the hint about 'Sneaky Y'.
  • We call 'ue' the 'Scary Letters' because they make the 'ooooo' sound like if you were trying to scare someone. 
  • We call 'ow' the 'Surprise Letters' because they make the 'oh!' sound like you would if someone surprised you. 
  • We call 'wh' the wolf letters because wolf starts with the 'w' sound.
  • We call 'th' the naughty letters because you have to stick out your tongue to say them and sticking out your tongue is naughty.
  • Check out the Week 9 Reading lesson for an introduction to the 'ea' vowel team.

Week Ten - NO SPELLING!

Spelling is done for the school year! Have fun completing the Sports Day challenges with your family!!