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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.

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".

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