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THEME FOR 2013 - 2014: "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD." Psalm 46:10

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, 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".

Sunday, April 6, 2014

     The children of Faith School sing for both services this Sunday, Palm Sunday.  The children will process to the front of the church carrying their palm branches.  We will then sing at the beginning of the services. After we sing in the late service the children will be excused to find their parents.  If your child cannot be there to sing, please send an excuse or talk with the teacher.
     Last Friday we were treated to a wonderful display of rope jumping skills by a group of Fond du Lac children who have been in numerous competitions.  Lots of our first graders grabbed jump ropes to practice THEIR skills the next recess.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR APRIL 7 - 11

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Solomon's Wisdom" with your child.  Review 2 Timothy 3:15.
Math - Lesson 111 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Has your child been reading and reporting on his AR books?  Our goal is to have every child read at least 8 books this quarter.  Remember...the reward for reaching the goal will be a ticket to a Timber Rattlers' game.
Math - Lesson 112 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Please read "Israel's Kings Turn Away from God".  Review Acts 5:29.
Math - Lesson 113 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading -
Math - Lesson 114 homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review s. 1 of "Jesus, Lead Us On". CW 422
Math - Lesson 115 fact homework and homework

Sunday, March 30, 2014

     The children are doing a good job of reading their AR books.  Last quarter most of the children made their goals.  This quarter the goal is to read and report on 8 books.  Let's see if we could all reach our goal.  Some already have a great start. The fourth quarter prize is a free ticket to a Timber Rattlers' game. We will even have a special Faith Day at the stadium.
     A Unit 2 spelling list will be sent home this week. Please keep reviewing the words.  Let your child spend some time on Spelling City playing word games to review the list.  The test will be on Monday of next week.
GOD'S BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR MARCH 31 - APRIL 4

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Help your child to read "The Deaths of Saul and Jonathan".  Review Matthew 22:39.
Math - Lesson 107 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Practice pp.18 - 25 of "The Wish".
Math - Lesson 108 fact homework and homework
THERE ARE LENTEN SERVICES TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "David Sins".  Review Matthew 26:41.
Math - Lesson 109 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Practice pp.27 - 30 of "The Wish".
Math - Fact homework

FRIDAY:
Be sure to study the Unit 2 words for the spelling test on Monday. 
Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Our third quarter ended last Friday.  Look for your child's report card to be sent home on Tuesday.  Spend some time talking with him/her about how he is doing in school. Talk about his work habits and behavior.  Encourage him to use his God given abilities.
The Unit 1 spelling test will be this Wednesday.  We have been studying a word a day.  Your child should remember how to spell work, too, and say.
Remember that next week is our spring break.  There will be no school.  Enjoy the time with your children.
GOD'S BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR MARCH 17 - 21

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Help your child to read "David and Goliath".  That can be a fun lesson to act out at home.  Review Proverbs 3:5.
Math - Lesson 103 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Be sure to review the Unit 1 spelling list.
Math - Lesson 104 fact homework and homework
THERE ARE LENTEN SERVICES TOMORROW AT 3:30 AND 6:30.

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Help your child read "David Shows Kindness to Saul".  Review 1 John 3:15.
Math - Lesson 105 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Be sure that your child is reading and returning at least 1 AR book each week.

FRIDAY:
Math - Lesson 106 fact homework and homework

Sunday, March 9, 2014

This Friday we will be supporting the fight against childhood cancer.  Two of our own school families have been affected by the disease.  Your child is encouraged to bring pennies to donate for the cause and also to wear green.
Despite the change in time, most of our students were up early and joined us for singing last Sunday.  Their music was praise to God from the heart.  Thank you for your help parents!
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR MARCH 10 - 14

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Saul Becomes King" with your child.  Help him to review 1 John 4:19.
Math - Lesson 99 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - We are in our new set of reading books.  Unit 1 spelling list from More Adventures of the Superkids was sent home today.  To help the students with the words, we will be practicing one special word each school day beginning tomorrow.  Ask your child each evening what the special word was for the day. : )
Math - Lesson 100 fact sheet
THERE ARE LENTEN SERVICES TOMORROW AT 3:30 AND 6:30.

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Saul Disobeys God" with your child.  Review Genesis 39:9.

THURSDAY:
Reading - Help your child to practice reading pp.6 - 16, "In Case of Rain".  Maybe you could help your child to try to make or play one of the suggested activities. Do you have any other special rainy day activities? Make sure your child's book has a cover on it.
Math - Lesson 101 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review CW 103:1 "Glory Be to Jesus". 
Math - Lesson 102 fact homework and homework

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thank you to those who were able to come and watch our Spingle Spangle Talent Show.  What fun!  There certainly is a lot of talent in our first grade.  It was very enjoyable to see.

We sing this Sunday in early church.  Have the children to our classroom by 7:30.  After we sing the children will go to sit with you. May Jesus bless our singing!

Please be sure to send boots, gloves and hats this week.  The weather is supposed to warm up.  Spring is coming. Really!

Our Fine Arts Fair is this Friday evening starting at 6:30.  Each first grader has art entered into the competition.  Kylie is also being judged playing one of her piano pieces.  Come and join the fun.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR MARCH 3 - 7

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "God Answers Hannah's Prayer".  Spend some time reviewing Matthew 7:7.
Math - Lesson 95 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Practice reading chapters 1 and 2 of "Buster" from the Superkids book.
There is a Lenten Service tomorrow at 3:30 and 6:30.


WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Eli and His Wicked Sons".  Review Ephesians 6:1.
Math - Lesson 96 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Study for tomorrow's Unit 10 Spelling test.  Parent...We will be matching the contractions with the words from which they come.   couldn't = could not
Math - Lesson 97 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Study s.1 of "Sweet the Moments Rich in Blessing" (CW111)
Math - Lesson 98 fact homework and homework

Sunday, February 23, 2014

       Our Faith Fine Arts Fair is being held on March 7.  Some of our first grade students have signed up to bring art work or perform.  This week we will look through the art work that we have saved at school and find a piece for each child to enter.
     This Friday we will have our classroom Spingle Spangle Talent Show.  You are welcome to come to the 1:45 production.  (Please be sure to help your child be ready with his act.)

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR FEBRUARY 24 - 28

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Help your child to read "Ruth's Faith".  Review Matthew 22:37.
Math - Lesson 91 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Have your child read pp.136 - 140 of the Spingle Spangle Talent Show.  We read the first two chapters of the story in class.
Math - Lesson 92 fact homework and homework  Your child should be able to count to 100 with no help.  Check to see how he is doing. : )

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Ruth and Boaz".  Review Matthew 6:33.
Math - Lesson 93 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
HELP YOUR CHILD TO BE READY WITH HIS TALENT FOR OUR SHOW TOMORROW.
Math - Lesson 94 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Keep reviewing the Unit 10 spelling words.  On our test we will match up the word with the contraction. e.g. could not = couldn't