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THEME FOR 2014 - 2015: "WE PREACH CHRIST CRUCIFIED."

WELCOME TO OUR FIRST GRADE BLOG SPOT! This is where we will try to keep you up to date on what is happening in our classroom.

Monday, September 1, 2014

     This week Wednesday is school picture day.  Send your little one with his biggest smile and cutest outfit.  More information will be sent home to let you know how to order the photos you would like to have.
     Our weeks have been busy and filled with lots of learning.  Keep up the good work of looking over your child's homework.  Are you enjoying the Book Buddy stories?  This Friday we will have Show and Tell.  Please have your child keep his item in a bag or backpack to keep it secret.
      Next week Monday and Wednesday we will begin our reading to a grown up times.  Please let me know in writing if you intend to help.  We really need only 2 or 3 each day.  Arrive by 2:25.  Peek into our room.  Then the fun will begin.
GOD'S BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

HOMEWORK FOR SEPTEMBER 2 - 5

TUESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus and Nicodemus" with your child.  Use the Parent Message to learn of ways to apply the story to your lives.  Review Luke 11:28.  We will become familiar with hymn 391:1 this week.  You might enjoy singing it at home for a bedtime prayer.
Math - No homework today.

WEDNESDAY:
Reading - Practice the Unit 1 spelling list.  Our test is tomorrow morning.  I say the words and each child writes the words on paper.  You might want to try that at home a few times.
Math - Assessment day at school...no homework

THURSDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus and the Samaritan Woman" with your child.  Use the prayer on the back of the sheet after discussing the lesson.  (No memory treasure today!)
Math - Lesson 11B
Show and Tell tomorrow!

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review hymn 391:1 this weekend.
Math - Lesson 12B

Sunday, August 24, 2014

     It is week number two of school already.  How are things going for you?  Remember that I am happy to answer any questions.  Just get a hold of me after school or e-mail my school account.
     There are 19 eager learners in our classroom.  You have done a good job of getting them ready for first grade.  A few students are missing the First Grade Information page and some need to return the technology use form.  Check in your child's folder to see if he is one of those children.
     A Unit 1 spelling list was sent home last week.  The test will be next week Thursday, Sept. 4.  That should give you plenty of time to study the words.  Using the website SPELLING CITY can be a big help.  There is a link to it right here on our blog.
     Did you remember to have your child read his Book Buddy book and return it to school?  A new book will be sent home this week.  We are keeping track on a sticker sheet so that the children can earn prizes for books read.
     Fun and Fitness afternoon is this Friday.  You are welcome to bring your lawn chair and sit and watch your child compete.  The fun begins at about 12:30.  Hope to see you then.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR AUGUST 25 - 29

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus First Miracle" as a bedtime story.  Review 1 Peter 5:7.
Math - Lesson 5B homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Have your child read pp.5 - 16 "A Patch in a Pinch" with you.  Help where he needs it.  You could partner read if you like.  You might read a sentence...your child reads a sentence...you read...he reads...etc.  Find out how Cass and Sal fix their problems.
Math - Lesson 6B homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Heals the Official's Son" to your child.  Review the first part of the Fifth Commandment.
Math - Lesson 7B homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Has your child read and returned his Book Buddy?
Math - Lesson 8B homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review CW478:1 with your child. (CW stands for our hymnal Christian Worship.) We will sing it together in class on Monday.
Math - Lesson 9B

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello First Grade Students and Parents!

     We're off!! The new school year begins!  Sure hope everyone got a good night's sleep on Monday.  Our fun, busy days are starting.
     The children often wear sandals to school in the warmer weather months.  Please be sure to send sturdier shoes with toes covered for recess times.  We don't need any stubbed toes!
     Some of you mentioned to me that you would be a reading helper on Mondays or Wednesdays.  Please send me a note if you would like to help.  I will set up a schedule.  Thank you for being willing to lend a hand. 
   The homework for the week is listed below.  If you have any questions pop in after school or give me a call. Please remember to send a packed lunch each day.  Hot lunch begins on September 1.
HAVE A WEEK FILLED WITH BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 19 - 22

TUESDAY:
No homework yet. : )

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read The Baptism of Jesus to your child.  Make use of the Parent Message. Help your child to review Psalm 119:105.  (We begin by saying the reference...Psalm one hundred nineteen verse one hundred five.)
Math - Lesson 2 side B  Make sure the work is completed neatly and correctly.  Return the math sheet by putting it back into your child's home folder and tucking it into his backpack.

THURSDAY:
Math:  Lesson 3 side B  Be sure your child returns the homework to school.

FRIDAY:
Reading - Unit 1 spelling words were sent home.  We will practice the words in class, but you need to practice at home too.  Try using Spelling City.  There is a link on our blog site.
Math - Lesson 4 side B.  The homework sheet needs to be returned to school on Monday.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

OUR SCHOOL YEAR NOW IS OVER.
WE HAVE STUDIED READING AND MATH.
BUT THE BEST THING WE HAVE LEARNED HERE
IS TO FOLLOW JESUS' PATH.

NOW WE SAY GOOD-BYE TO OUR CLASSMATES
BUT OUR FRIENDSHIPS WILL NOT END.
WE WILL SEE EACH OTHER IN CHURCH EACH WEEK
AS WE WORSHIP OUR BEST FRIEND.

     Those words were written by one of my friends and former classmate.  How true they are.  May the Lord bless you and your family with a wonderful summer.  Be sure to spend some quality time with Jesus.
     Please remember that I am taking the first grade over to Culver's for a treat on Tuesday afternoon.  Thank you to those who have volunteered to drive.  We will leave school around 1:45 and plan to return by 2:45.  It would be good for your child to bring a car seat if possible.
     Our closing service is Thursday evening at 6:30.  Grades K-7 will meet in the balcony for the service. We hope to have all of our students present.
     WE WILL WORK HARD ON OUR CLASSWORK AT SCHOOL THIS WEEK. THERE IS NO HOMEWORK.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

     What a fun week we had!  We hope you enjoyed Go, Go Jonah.  The children had worked hard on learning the play...God did the rest.  Thank you also for the kind words and gifts I received.  Our school is truly a blessing.
     Next Tuesday I would like to treat the children to a Culvers' cone.  If there are any parents who could help transport students please let me know.  I plan on leaving our classroom at 1:45 and returning by 2:45. (I would love to treat you too!)
     This is the last week for your child to earn his Timber Rattlers ticket.  We will have the children take their AR tests but we will not hand out any new books.  Thank you for helping your child to reach his/her goal!  Also, a big thanks to the ladies who faithfully helped the children to take their AR tests!
     Our class trip to the zoo is scheduled for this Friday.  Your child needs to have a lunch and drink packed in disposable containers.  Be sure to dress him for the weather.  If you choose to send spending money be sure to put it in an envelope with your child's name on it.  We plan to leave by 8:30 and return by 3:00.    
GOD BLESS YOU THIS WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR MAY 12 - 16 

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Daniel in the Lion's Den".  Help your child to learn Matthew 11:28.
Math - Lesson 128 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Math - Lesson 129 fact homework and homework
We will work with our spelling words at school. : )

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Esther".  Please review Matthew 28:20.
Math - Lesson 130 fact homework

THURSDAY:
NO HOMEWORK
CLASS TRIP TOMORROW!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

     Our K-4 play, Go, Jonah, Go!, is this Friday.  The children will have the t-shirts that were ordered. Be sure that your child wears dark pants and shoes that will stay on their feet as they sit on the bleachers.  You are welcome to attend our performances at 1:30 and 6:30.  Bring a friend!
     The permission forms for our class trip to the Madison Zoo are due this Wednesday.  Please be sure to send the $5 along with the form.
HAVE A WEEK FILLED WITH THE LORD'S BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR MAY 5 - 9

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "God Heals Hezekiah".  Help your child to learn the first part of the Second Commandment.
Math - Lesson 125 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - We have just two more weeks for the children to reach the goal of reading 8 AR books.  Please be sure to help your child reach that goal.

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace".  Review Matthew 4:10 with your child.
Math - Lesson 126 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Unit 5 spelling words are being sent home.
Math - Lesson 127 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
NO HOMEWORK...ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

Monday, April 21, 2014

     Our spring class trip is all set for Friday, May 16 with a rain date of May 19.  We will be going to the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison.  Parents are welcome to meet us at the zoo.  More information will be sent home soon.
     The weather is starting to warm up. Soon the grass will be green and the trees will bud.  However our playground and parking lot can still be pretty wet due to the spring thaw.  It would be best to send along old shoes or rain boots for playing outside.
     The children's shirts are ordered for "Go, Go Jonah".  Remember that they will need to wear dark pants and shoes that won't drop off their feet as we sit on the bleachers. : ) The performances are on May 9 at 1:30 and 6:30.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR APRIL 22 - 25

TUESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Elijah Goes Up to Heaven".  Review John 14:19.
Math - Lesson 119 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Reading - Some children have already read 6 or more books for AR.  How is your child doing?  Our goal is to have each one read at least 8 books.  The Unit 4 spelling list was sent home today.  The test will be at the end of next week.
Math - Lesson 120 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Christ Light - Read "A Boy Comes Back to Life ".  Please review CW152 s.1 "I Know that My Redeemer Lives".

FRIDAY:
Reading - Practice pp.44 - 51- "Play Ball".