Sue Shuff

Welcome to Room 110! You can find out more information about Mrs. Shuff here

Checkout updates under Class News and Spelling and also view the updates in the sidebar for Star of the Week, Schedule for Gym each week and more!

**Now that it's time to wear coats:  Please write your child's name or initials on any piece of clothing that might be taken off during the day.**

Week of June 5, 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017 11:40 AM

Literacy: phonics- review of -ed and -ing endings.  Comprehension:  Cause and Effect and Antonyms.

Spelling: yelled, bumped, rained, handed, asked, about, begin, again, jumping, running.  Challenge: ahead, across, afraid, around asleep, below, because, before, between, beyond.

Social Studies;  Economics with  Kaori Yamada and Junior Achievement.  Also, reading maps.

Science: planting

* First Grade Picnic Friday, June 9. *

Citizens of the Month:  Harley and Juliet

Week of May 22, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017 1:05 PM

Literacy:  Phonics:  contractions.  Comprehension: Writing a title.

Spelling: don't, can't, hasn't, aren't, who's, there's, he'll, she'll, we'll, this'll.  Played, never, school, they, when, where, music. (Spelling test will be next Tuesday.)

Writing:  Bug Report- research on cards Due on Wednesday.

Math: Data Analysis

no Star of the Week

Remember:  Field Day on Friday!!  Wear appropriate clothing, sun screen if you wish,etc

Week of May 15, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017 11:40 AM

Literacy: -er and -est.  Comprehension: cause and effect; humor.

Spelling:  taller, tallest, newer, newest, faster, fastest, colder, coldest, deeper, deepest.  Challenge:  fancier, fanciest, eye, present.

Math: Unit 6 data analysis.

Science:  electricity review.

Reminder:  SPRING MUSIC PROGRAM- Wednesday, May 1710:50-11:10.  Come visit Room 110 afterwards.

*field trip Wednesday afternoon.  If the weather is iffy, dress appropriately.

(No Star of the Week.)

Week of May 8, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:50 PM
Literacy:  r controlled vowels- -ar.  Comprehension:  Fact/Opinion.  Antonyms.
Spelling: farm, park, hard, star, march, part, sharp, dark, arm, shark.  Challenge: harvest, market, artist, add, subtract, unit, begin, caught.
Math- Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s.  Counting 1-120 forwards and back.  Identifying 10 more and 10 less than a given number.
Science: Electricity
Star of the Week: Juliet
Reminder: Spring Music Program Wed. May 10th.  10:50-11:10.
Week of May 1, 2017
Monday, May 01, 2017 12:15 PM

Literacy:  Phonics:  r controlled vowels -or-ore, -ir, -ire.  Comprehension: Reality/Fantasy.  Adjectives.

Spelling: bird, girl, dirt, born, short, fork, storm, horn, north.  Challenge: morning, May, began, second.

Math:  Addition and subtraction story problems,  adding or subtracting 10 from a given number; counting by 2s, 5s, 10s.

Science:  Electricity

Star of the Week: Grace

STE(A)M on Friday afternoon.


Week of April 24, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017 3:40 PM

Literacy:  oi, or oy as in coin and boy.  aw or au as in saw and fault.  Suffixes: -ly and -ful
Comprehension: Questioning

Spelling: boy, toy, coin, point, noise, voice, lawn, fawn, saw, paw.  Challenge:  straw, fault, cause, because.

Math:  patterns

Science: Electricity

Star of the Week:  Divya

Reminder:  Field Trip Tuesday to the Bakken!

Week of April 17, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017 12:40 PM

Literacy:  Phonics:  -es and -ies plural endings.  prefixes -un and -re.  Comprehension:  Evaluate

Spelling: dishes, boxes, wishes, beaches, fishes, bunnies, pennies, families, inches, glasses.  Challenge : speeches, coaches, earth, environment, recycle, before, after, school.

Math: patterns. Identifying 10 more and 10 less than a given number.

Social Studies: Earth Day

Star of the Week:  Otto

Remember!!! 2nd Grade Garage Sale Tuesday and Wed.

                    Earth Day projects due Friday, April 21.  These could be a display, research,report, poem, song, 
                    experiment, etc.

Week of April 10,2017
Monday, April 10, 2017 1:25 PM

Literacy:  Phonics skill:  sounds for y; long i or long e at end of word.  Comprehension:  Noting details and Synonyms.

Spelling:  my, cry, dry, try, sky, why, funny, windy, bumpy, lucky.  Challenge:  tricky, might, might, right, ever, else, talk, around.

Math:  Unit 5- Patterns  

Social Studies: Families All Matter

Star of the Week: Cal

Welcome back, everyone !!

Week of March 27, 2016
Monday, March 27, 2017 11:55 AM

Literacy:  Phonics- review -ed and -ing endings and rule.  Comprehension: Drawing a conclusion/ Sequencing

Spelling: dropped, dropping, stepped, stepping, filled, sleeping, telling, hugged, hugging, stopped. Challenge: hoping, using, person, were, saw.

Math:  Unit 5: Pattern, patterns w/ 10s etc.

(No Star of the Week)

* No ALC on Thurs.

*  Check out the Lost and Found for any missing items.  Everything left will be donated on Friday.

* End of Third Quarter on Friday!

Week of March 20, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:30 PM

Literacy:  Phonics- ow and ou as in cow.  Comprehension: Evaluate and Story Elements. Figurative language.

Spelling: out, cloud, round, found, count, how, down, town, owl, brown.  Challenge: scout, mouth, shout, clown, growl, always, ready, body.

Math: Quarter 3 test.

Social Studies: history

Star of the Week: Ivy

Week of March 13, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017 1:15 PM

Literacy-  Phonics: -s, -ed, -ing endings.  Comprehension: categorize.  Figurative language: metaphors

Spelling:  jumped, yelled, running, napping, standing, twisted, bumped, rained, asking, frogs.  Challenge: waited, dressed, cleaned, happy, about, teacher, because, draw.

Math: adding subtracting, story problems, composing/decomposing to 20.  Review: time and money

Social Studies: history, time lines

Student of the Week: Henry!

Homework:  bring your homework paper w/ 6 events of your life  by TUESDAY!

Week of March 6, 2017
Monday, March 06, 2017 1:00 PM

Literacy:  Phonics skill oo sound as in moon; also spelled w/ ew and ue.  Comprehension:  Realism/Fantasy.  Similes.

Spelling:  moon, boot, room, soon, too, zoo, new, rule, tube, glue.  Challenge:  goose, booth, group, afraid, any, idea, water, start.

Math: story problems, combinations to 20.  Practice time and money; hour and 1/2 hour and counting change to $1.00.  There will be questions on the third quarter assessment, but we are not focusing on those skills in the curriculum.

Star of the Week: Harley

Citizens of the Month are Annika and Ryan.

Thank you to everyone for your support on the Read-a Thon.  We did reach 100% participation!

Week of February 27, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:30 PM

Literacy- Phonics skill: oo as in took.  Comprehension:  monitor/clarify

Spelling: hook, took, wood, hood, shook, cook, good, stood, brook, foot.  Challenge: cookbook, must, want, again, who, what, when, March.

Math:  combinations of numbers up to 11.  Story problems.  Recognizing equal equations; e.g. 10+2=12 and 12=9+3

Science:  Pebbles, Sand and Silt.

Star of the Week: Lewis

Reminder:  Food Drive this week

Read-a-Thon forms need to be in by noon on FRIDAY!   Let's get 100% for ROOM 110 and win the ICE CREAM PARTY!

Week of February 20, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:20 PM

Literacy:  Phonics skill: long o using oa or ow combination.  Comprehension: fact vs. opinion. 

Spelling: boat, road, loaf, toast, roam, show, slow, snow, grow, mow.  Challenge:  know, loaves, president.

Math:  Combinations of numbers up to 12.  Story problems w/ addition and subtraction.

Science: Rocks

Star of the Week: Annika!

Busy Week!

  • Used Book Sale Thurs. and Fri. 
  • Read-In and PJ day on Friday
  • Book Jackets due on Friday

It's the last two weeks of the Read-a-Thon! Let's win the ice cream party with 100% participation!!

What will you look like when you're 100?
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:00 PM

The students in room 110 celebrated the 100th day of school today!


Week of February 13, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:25 PM

Literacy: No skill of the Week.  We are writing a description using a writing process; brainstorming ideas, completing a web, writing the "sloppy" copy, editing, final copy, illustration, "about the author" and publishing.

No spelling list.

Math: combinations of 10.  100!

Reminder:  Tuesday, Feb. 14th is our Friendship Party.  Wed., Feb. 15th is the 100th day.  Dress up like you might look when you are 100!

Optional Parent Conferences Wed. and Thurs. evening.  No school Friday and Monday.

Star of the Week:  Jonah!

Week of February 6, 2017
Monday, February 06, 2017 12:25 PM

This week's info:

Literacy: phonics skill: long a sound with ai and ay pattern.  Grammar: nouns  Comprehension: predict/infer

Spelling: rain, train, mail, wait, paid, may, stay, play, tray, day.  Challenge: spray, gray, been, soon, February.

Math- Unit 4, Addition and Subtraction; number combinations, story problems.

Science:  Rocks

Star of the Week; Marshall

DON'T FORGET:  Family Author Night,  Tuesday, Feb. 76:30-8:00 (LC Cafeteria): Featuring Mr. Michael Hall!!

Week of January 30, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:40 PM

Literacy:  phonics- long e sound w/ ee and ea patterns. Compound words.  Comprehension: Details

Spelling:  feet, sleep, keep, green, mean, eat, clean, lead, me, she.  Challenge: street, teach, maybe, out, shout.

Math: Unit 4, Number Patterns; skip counting (2s, 5s, 10s) and place value.  Learning Targets:
I can count and represent numbers 1-120.
I can identify a number that is 10 more or 10 less than a given number.
I can count by 2s, 5s, 10s from any given number.
I can solve addition and subtraction problems using number patterns.
I can create and extend patterns in many ways.
I can identify and explain the rule of a given pattern.

Science: Rocks

Star of the Week:  Ivy J.

Week of January 23, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017 2:35 PM

Literacy:  Phonics skill: long o and long u.  Ending clusters: lk,ft,nt  Comprehension:  Summarize

Spelling:  hope, nose, robe, note, bone, home, globe, froze, cube, no.  Challenge:  use, stone, flute, shift, spent.

Math:  Finishing unit on measuring including time and money.

Science:  Rocks

Star of the Week:  Elliott!

REMINDER:  No school Friday and Monday

Week of January 16, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017 5:20 PM

Literacy:  Long i sound; contractions.  Comprehension:  monitor/clarify

Spelling: fine, pine, bride, shine, kite, dive, time, slide, wide, side.  Challenge: quite, good, little, try, fly.

Math: measurement

Science: Rocks

Star of the Week: Fadhel

Week of January 9, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:25 AM

Literacy:  Long a sound as in make.  Comprehension:  Summarize and Generalizations

Spelling: came, make, gave, name, game, plate, face, cage, skate, take.  Challenge: house, baked, who, what, why.

Math: Measurement: This week our focus is Time and Money.  

Social Studies: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Star of the Week:  Grace!

Week of January 2, 2017
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:00 PM

Literacy:  Phonics: review of digraphs; sh, ch, th.   Comprehension:  Compare and Contrast

Spelling:  ship, wish, thump, shelf, brush, path, thin, shut, bath.  Challenge: New Year, 2017, January, hatch

Math: Beginning Unit 3- Measurement 

Science: Beginning Rock Unit

(No Star of the Week)

Note*:  Nov./Dec. Dragon Readers are due

Physics Force field trip slips due FRIDAY, JANUARY 6!

Week of December 12, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016 3:25 PM

Literacy:  review of nt, nd, nk endings.  No Spelling!

Creative Writing:  Personal Narrative composition utilizing a writing process; planning, "sloppy copy," editing, final copy, publishing.

Math:  creating 3D shapes from "nets."

Social Studies:  Holidays Around the World

Star of the week: Liam

WEDNESDAY-  Winter Concert, Grade 1= 10:40-11:00!!  Field Trip to The Works-  1:00-3:30

THURSDAY- Holidays Around the World Party, last hour

Busy Week!

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Week of December 5, 2016
Monday, December 05, 2016 2:10 PM

Literacy- Phonics: triple clusters such scr, spl, spr, str.  Review of short u sound.  Comprehension:  Sequence of events.

Spelling:  strap, split, sprig, spring, struck, trust, plum, jump, must, scrub.  Challenge:  car, walk, hear, down, holiday.

Math:  Geometry; composing and decomposing shapes. Vocabulary: lines, closed, vertices, quadrangles, polygons, rhombus, hexagon, octagon.

Social skills: Gratitude

Star of the Week:  Sophia

Week of November 28, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016 4:50 PM

Literacy  Phonics: s blends, silent kn and wr.  Review short e sound.  Comprehension: Compare and contrast.

Spelling:  swim. snap, scrap, skip, stop, slip, fast, wasp, desk, wrap.  Challenge:  from, them. class, school, their, there.

Math:  3D geometry

Star of the Week:  Remi

STE(A)M DAY Friday!!

Week of November 21, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016 12:10 PM

Literacy:  short vowel review. 

Spelling: cap, bus, desk, fish, jet, mop, nut, bag, rock, zip.  Challenge: car, walk, it, was, saw

Math: Geometry;  Important vocabulary: polygon, quadrilateral, vertices.

Social Studies: Thanksgiving story.

There will be a homework packet for the break that is optional.  If completed, parents may grade or it can be returned on Monday.  DO practice the shape flash cards that will be coming with the assignments.


Week of November 14, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016 8:30 PM

Literacy:  phonics: l blends.  Contractions w/ 's.  Comprehension:  Drawing conclusions.  Review summarizing.

Spelling:  slip, flag, glad, black, sled, clap, plug, flip, glass, he's.  Challenge:  chop, shop she's, turkey, Thanksgiving, pilgrim.

Math:  2D shapes

Social Studies: history of Thanksgiving

Star of the Week: Mari.

Friday: GAME DAY!

Really Important!!!: STE(A)M day forms are coming home Tuesday and are due Friday. None accepted after Friday.

Week of November 7, 2016
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 11:50 AM

Literacy:  Phonics skill:   consonant blends w/ r;  e.g. cr, pr, dr, etc.  -ill and -ick endings.  Comprehension:  categorizing

Spelling:  trip, crab, trap, drip, grin, crib, grab, print, frost, tram.  

Challenge:  bring, brick, frill, like, many, some, also, many, blue, brown.

Math:  Starting Unit 2- Geometry!

Social Studies:  How we vote.

Star of the Week = Ryan!

Week of October 31, 2016
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 12:10 PM

We will not have a weekly skill, spelling test or Star of the Week.  There is no school on Thursday 3, or Friday 4 November.

Week of October 24, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016 12:25 PM

Literacy:  Phonics skill:  -s, -ed, -ing endings on verbs.  's for possessive.  Comprehension:  Predict/Infer

Spelling:  picks, picked, picking, filling, called, yelling, turns, going, Jack's, Jill's.  Challenge: waited, planted, pumpkin, costume, said, have, and, here.

Math: subtraction

Science: Organisms and our pumpkin plants

Star of the Week!  Graham


Book Fair Tuesday and Wednesday.

Club's Choice pick up at Upper Campus, 4:00-8:00 Monday and Tuesday

Dragon Reader forms due Wednesday.

Week of October 17, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:25 PM

No focus skills or spelling this week.

Reminder - No school for students Wed., Thurs., and Fri.

Week of October 10, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016 11:35 AM

Literacy:  Phonics = ending double consonants in one syllable words; ss, ff, zz, ll. Plurals with s. Comprehension: Evaluate.  

Spelling:  pull, mitt, stuff, class, fuzz, kick, will, call, hats, frogs.  Challenge:  quick, dress, five ,four, three.

Math: Subtraction

Science: Organisms.  Field Trip to Arboretum.

Star of the Week last week was Mara and this week it's Amara!

Lewis and Remi were chosen by the class as out Citizens of the Month!

Art Adventure today! Cat Perkins show today!

Note:  Our field trip on Wednesday does include exploring the outside garden.  The forecast says colder weather.  Wear jackets, etc. and walking shoes.

Week of October 3, 2016
Monday, October 03, 2016 11:55 AM

Literacy:  phonics:  short u sound.  Comprehension: summarizing.  Creative writing: poetry

Spelling:  fun, sun, drum, rug, run, plum, plug, ten, pan, pin. Challenge:  has, truck, brush, hundred, hand, October, who, what, where, when

Math:  combinations of numbers, subtraction.

Science: Organisms


Week of September 26, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016 11:45 AM

Literacy:  Phonics = short e, digraphs sh, ch, th.  Comprehension:  Main Idea

Spelling: jet, hen, men, leg, net, let, get, shop, shed, chip.  Challenge: nest, best, went, sled, for, her, Shuff, shave, autumn.

Math: addition story problems, counting, addends and sums.

Science: Organisms

Club's Choice Fundraiser $ due Wednesday.

Week of September 19, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 PM

Literacy -  phonics;  short o sound, focused on consonant-vowel- consonant (CVC) words.  Comprehension/Grammar: capital letters.

Spelling:  pop, dog, got, hot, mop, log, pot, jog, top, stop.  Challenge:  frog, plop, drop, she, my, see.

Math:  addition combinations to 20, writing equations, ordering numbers, 1 more and 1 less.

Science:  Organisms; habitats terrarium and aquarium, comparing and contrasting organisms

Upcoming: Peace March on Wednesday.  Curriculum Night Thursday.