BES AABLE - Donohue Class News
Parents the Spelling section below has been changed from what was sent last week. Included now are some high frequency words that you child should practice reading as well as spelling with you at home. These words show up often in reading and by being able to recognize them your child will be able to read more fluently/smoothly. Included also for practice in reading and spelling are Word Families. If your child can learn the pattern of the family, he/she will be able to spell other words in the family more easily by applying the learned pattern.
The High Frequency Words and Word Family words are not part of the homework that they do and turn in at school.
Each week (unless other wised noted) students will bring homework home on Mondays; Spelling or Math.
The Spelling words will be in their Planner (also below); look for the appropriate week.
Math will be a page or packet in their binder.
The homework is due back on Fridays (or the last day of the week).
If homework is not turned in, students will work on their homework when others are playing at recess.
Spelling words: Sept. 28th ~ Oct. 23rd
High Frequency Words:
people can help learn want town tell need find does school fish know our for to will
Word Family Patterns:
__at: bat cat fat mat pat sat rat splat
__ap: cap gap lap map nap
__an: tap can fan man pan ran tan van
Spelling Words for Homework:
bill - mouth of a bird. (can also be amount owed)
feather - principal or main covering of birds
shell - hard outer covering of an animal or egg
wing - front limbs of birds and bats that are specialized for flight
fins - winglike or paddlelike organ attached to the body of fish and other aquatic
animals, used for propulsion, steering, or balancing
spine - backbone
leaves - one of the expanded, usually green organs borne by the stem of a plant
neck - part of the body of an animal or human being that connects the head and the
stem - the stalk that supports a leaf, flower, or fruit.
roots - any underground part of a plant
fun - something that provides amusement:
flippers - a broad, flat limb, as of a seal or whale, especially adapted for swimming
question - a sentence addressed to someone in order to get information in reply
water - transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid; as rain
long - having considerable duration in time; extending or lasting
together - into or in one gathering
away - far; apart; to put aside; to another place
around - on all sides
next - immediately following in time, order, importance
Extra words: (not part of spelling homework)
numeral - expressing a number
compare - to examine two or more things in order to note similarities and differences
greater - larger in number
altogether - with all or everything included
multiply - increase the number; to find the product of two numbers
carry - to take from one place to another; convey; transport
decimal point - a dot written in a number to indicate a fraction or part of the whole
amount - the total of two or more quantities or sums
Please review the High Frequency Words, Word Families, and their spelling words with the meanings nightly. Repetition helps child remember better.
*Monday, Sept. 28:
Spelling homework; (new words: see above)
*Thursday, Oct. 1:
Chocolate Fundraiser kickoff!
Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser! Kids get 10 free tokens just for attending. School receives 15% of the proceeds for purchases between 3pm-9pm. Be sure to tell them you are supporting Birdville Elementary!!
*Saturday, Oct. 17th:
Fall Carnival from 11 - 2 ... AABLE classes are making a Dallas Cowboys basket for the auction. Any Cowboys items that you could add to the basket would be greatly appreciated! Donations for the basket are due in no later than October 14th. More information on the carnival coming soon!
About me ...
I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
My husband and I both graduated from the University of Louisiana @ Lafayette. GEAUX CAJUNS!
We moved here in December of 1992 after living in France for 3 years.
My husband and I love to travel and experience new places.
We have two sons, both of whom graduated from Haltom High School.