In an effort to be able to teach both spelling and grammar in a complete and effective way, I have begun teaching these two subjects on alternating weeks. As a result, students will only have a new list of spelling words every other week. On weeks that I do not teach a new spelling principle, we will be working on a grammar skill instead. On Fridays of a spelling week, students will have their spelling test. On Fridays of a grammar week, students will be given a quiz on the grammar skill that we worked on all week.
This week is our first grammar week. We are focusing on common and proper nouns. Students will take a quiz on this on Friday. Next week is a short week with only 2 school days before the Thanksgiving break, so I will not be giving a spelling test or a grammar quiz. We will begin again the week after the Thanksgiving holiday with spelling.