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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, January 26, 2015

     This Wednesday we will be celebrating the 100th day of school.  WOW!  Lots of learning has been going on in those first grade students' brains.  We will have a bit of fun on the day to celebrate 100.  Each child is asked to bring 100 of something.  Don't worry...that item will be sent home at the end of the day. : )
HAVE A WEEK FILLED WITH GOD'S BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 26 - 30

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead".  Review John 11:25.
Math - Lesson 79 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Be sure to review the spelling words.  Read your AR book.
Math - Lesson 80 fact homework
BRING 100 THINGS TO SCHOOL TOMORROW.

WEDNESDAY:  100TH DAY OF SCHOOL
Christ Light - Read "Zaccheus".  Review Proverbs 3:5.

THURSDAY:
Math - Assessment Day - No homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review the first verse of "In Christ Alone".
Math - Lesson 81 fact homework and homework

Sunday, January 18, 2015

     This week we will focus in on the blessings of Christian Education for all of the members of Faith Congregation.  Our school children will be singing in each service this weekend. Pastor Boggs from WLA will be our guest preacher.  If you have not sent the note letting us know in which service you prefer your child to sing, please let me know with a note or e-mail message.  You are also welcome to visit our classroom this Friday.  We will be sure to let you join in with our learning activities. : ) 
     I will let you know by e-mail who won our penmanship award.  There are some very good papers to decide between.  Thanks for your hard work children!
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR JANUARY 19 -23

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Please read "The Parable of the Rich Man and Poor Lazarus" with your child.  Be sure to review Matthew 4:10.
Math - Lesson 75 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - The Unit 9 spelling words will be sent home today.
Math - Assessment Day...no homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Rich Young Man" with your child.  Take some time to review Matthew 6:33.  Does your child know the memory treasure well enough to say it without any help?
Math - Lesson 76 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Help your child to practice pp.114 - 121, The Straw Horse. (Emily will love the HORSE in the story.)
Math - Lesson 77 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review CW506 v.1 at home.  Read through the verses yourself as they are very meaningful for a Christian parent.
Math - Lesson 78 fact homework and homework

Sunday, January 11, 2015

     Basketball season is in full swing at Faith.  We will have a pep rally this Friday to cheer on our teams.  The children are asked to dress in our school colors, black and white, on that day.  GO PANTHERS!
     Each child at Faith will complete a page to be eligible for a National Handwriting Contest.  Information will be sent home on Monday.  A website is suggested for practicing with your child for the contest.  We will complete the entry form on Thursday.  Please help your child to write a sentence answering the question "What do you like about handwriting?"  Send his answer to school.  We will help him to write that answer on the form. Thank you!

HAVE A WEEK FILLED WITH GOD'S BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR JANUARY 12 - 16

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Pharisee and the Tax Collector" with your child.  Practice Luke 18:13.
Math - No homework...assessment day.

TUESDAY:
Reading - Today we will play a bingo spelling game in place of a Unit 8 written spelling test. : )
Math - Lesson 71 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Please read "The Lost Son" with your child.  Make use of the Parent Message.  Review Ephesians 2:8,9 with your child.  (This part of scripture is near and dear to me.  Both of my sons had this as their confirmation verses.)
Math - Lesson 72 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - We begin Unit 9 of Adventures of the Superkids today.  Yippee!
Math - Lesson 73 fact homework and homework
HAVE YOUR CHILD WEAR BLACK AND WHITE TOMORROW.

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review CW358 s.1, How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds, with your child.
Math - Lesson 74 fact homework and homework

Sunday, January 4, 2015

     It's 2015!  May the Lord grant you and your family many blessings in the upcoming year.  Happy New Year!
     The children will be excited to have Show and Tell this week.  It will be fun to see how many of them bring something special that they got for Christmas.  The beginning of the alphabet (1 - 9) may bring their items on Thursday.  The others should bring their treasures on Friday.
     Due to the prediction of very cold weather we may be spending a number of recesses inside this week.  If you have a puzzle or simple game which we could borrow for a few days it would be appreciated.  We will also spend time playing in the gym.
     Toward the middle of the week the Book Buddies will be sent home.  Please read the note inside regarding Accelerated Reader.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR JANUARY 5 - 9

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Wise Men Worship the Savior"  with your child.  Learn the first part of the Third Commandment.
Math - Lesson 66 fact homework and homework (Today we practiced buying simple items using dimes and pennies for our payment.  You might have fun practicing this at home.)

TUESDAY:
Reading - Look for an AR book to be sent home in your child's Book Buddy bag this week.
Math - Lesson 67 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Boy Jesus in the Temple" with your child.  Review Ephesians 6:1.
Math - Lesson 68 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Have your child practice reading "Golly Helps".  Have fun reading every other page with him/her.  It is great to show your child that you enjoy reading too.
Math - Lesson 69 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Math - Lesson 70 fact homework (We practiced making tally marks and counting by fives today.  See if your child can count to 100 by fives. : )

Sunday, December 14, 2014

     Our school families donated over $1400 for our adopt a family.  The fifth grade students had fun shopping for the gifts.  Thank you so much for thinking of others.  We pray they have a wonderful Christmas.
     Our Children's Christmas Services are at 3:00 and 5:00 on December 24.  Since we will have a bit of time in between we have some parents who are getting together a little snack and a short Christmas video for the children.  Thank you so much for your help.  I will let you know where to pick up your children after the 5 o'clock service in a forthcoming : ) e-mail.
     This week Friday the children will be excused at noon.  That morning we will present our Christmas Service at 9:30 for any people who cannot come to the service on the 24th.  Our gift exchange is also that day.  Please be sure to send your child's gift by Friday morning.  Thank you!

MAY JESUS BLESS YOU AS YOU PREPARE FOR HIS BIRTHDAY!

HOMEWORK FOR DECEMBER 15 - 19

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Help your child to read "Jesus is Born".  Sing "Silent Night" with him/her.
Math - Lesson 63 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Practice pp.97 - 98 Today I Got a Gift.
Math - Lesson 64 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Simeon and Anna" to your child as an evening devotion.  Discuss the joy of knowing Jesus as our Savior.
Math - Lesson 65 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY and FRIDAY:
Please be sure to send your child's exchange gift tomorrow.
No homework...HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS BREAK!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

     If you choose to donate for our adopt a family, be sure to send your check or cash to school by this Wednesday.  The fifth grade students will be shopping for the gifts at the end of this week.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
     The children's singing in church was beautiful.  It is such a joy to hear little ones sing praise to their Savior.  Thank YOU for getting them there.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR DECEMBER 8 - 12

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Please read "Gabriel Visits Zechariah and Mary" with your child.
Math - Lesson 60 fact homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Our spelling test for Unit 7 will be this Thursday.  Be sure to review the words.  (We added the name Jesus  to our list.

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "John is Born" with your child.
Math - Lesson 61 fact homework and homework
OUR SPELLING TEST IS TOMORROW.

THURSDAY:
Math - Lesson 62 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
No homework : )

Sunday, November 30, 2014

     Happy December!  This week Advent begins.  We will be using devotions in our classroom centered around the Advent wreath that is used in our worship services at Faith.  May the Lord bless your hearts and homes as you prepare for the celebration of His birth.
     Thank you so much for the items that were donated for our Thanksgiving surprise for Lee Raven.  He will be one excited young man when he sees the goodies.
     Our memory treasures for the month of December will be from our Christmas Eve service.  We will be working on them at school.  Watch this blog for times when you might be asked to review a part at home.
     Our class sings for the late service this Sunday.  We will meet in our classroom by 10:15.  After we sing, the children will be excused to go and sit with their parents.  If your child cannot be there to sing, please be sure to let me know ahead of time.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK AS YOU PREPARE YOUR HEARTS FOR CHRISTMAS!

HOMEWORK FOR DECEMBER 1 - 5

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Visits Mary and Martha".  Please use the Parent Message that accompanies the lesson.
Reading - Unit 7 spelling words were sent home today.  We added the name JESUS to our list.
Math - Lesson 55 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Practice pp.86 - 91 of "Kites".
Math - Lesson 56 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Big Dinner" with your child. 
Math - Lesson 57 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Practice reading pp.92 - 96 of "Kites".
Math - Lesson 58 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Has your child returned his Book Buddy?
Be sure to have your child spend some time studying the Unit 7 spelling list.
Math - Lesson 59 fact homework and homework