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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.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

     I am looking forward to meeting with each one of you this week.  May our meetings be full of information and enlightening. : )
     Remember - There is no school this Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Our teachers will be attending a teachers' conference in Milwaukee at the end of this week.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 27 - 28

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand" with your child.  Study Psalm 50:15.
Math - Lesson 40 fact homework

TUESDAY:
No homework...Enjoy your children!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

     Many of you have been using the Spelling City site with your children.  If you are one who is still having troubles getting on the site please let me know.  It would be great to practice the words on Monday night.  Our test will be on Tuesday.
     I pray you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather.  The week ahead looks to be a good one weather wise.  Make sure your children spend some time soaking in the sunshine.
     It came to my attention last week that half of our class does not remember their addresses.  You might check with your child.  Knowing that address could be quite important.

BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 20 - 24

MONDAY:
Christ Light -  Read "The Death of John the Baptist" with your child.  The highlighted memory work is a review.
Reading - Tomorrow is our spelling test on Unit 4.
Math - Assessment Day - No homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Be sure that your child reads and returns his Book Buddy.
Math - Lesson 36 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Woman in Simon's House" with your child.  Review John 8:47.
Math - Lesson 37 fact homework and homework - Please have your child practice the +1 Wrap-Up.

THURSDAY:
Reading - Help your child to practice pp.56 -62 in his reading book. (The Monster Under the Bus)
Math - Lesson 38 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review CW485:1 "We Give Thee But Thine Own".
Math - Lesson 39 fact homework and homework


Sunday, October 12, 2014

     Thank you for helping to make our Charlotte's Web Day so enjoyable.  We had some very cute little farmers and farm animals.  Thank you to Hannah G.'s parents for providing our snack.
     Along with your child's mail you will find his/her Cup of Kindness.  Fellow classmates were given a chance to write a word to describe your child.  It was a pleasant time that was spent thinking of positive and kind words for each classmate.  We also had a guest speaker who talked with the children about bullying.  You have a chance to hear that speaker on Tuesday evening.  I hope to see you here.
     This Friday afternoon we will have Show and Tell.  Help your child think of two clues to help the children guess what he has brought to show.
GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOUR WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 13 - 17

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Teaches about God's Care" with your child.  Review Matthew 6:33.
Math - Lesson 31 fact homework and homework (Yes...two sheets!)

TUESDAY:
Reading - Help your child to practice pp.46 - 53 "In a Pickle".
Math - Lesson 32 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Faith of the Captain".  Practice Proverbs 3:5.
Math - Lesson 33 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Practice p.54 "Golly Went Sniffing".  Remember to spend some time studying the Unit 4 spelling words.
Math - Lesson 34 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review CW200:1 "A Mighty Fortress is Our God".
Math - Lesson 35 fact homework and homework     

Sunday, October 5, 2014

     Your child should have come home with the instrument he made in science class last Friday.  It was so much fun to watch their imaginations as they invented their sound makers.  Thank you to those who were able to send materials for the children to share.
     This week we will have a bee keeper coming to school to talk to the children about raising honeybees.  Don't worry.  Everyone will be kept safe from the little insects. We have also declared Friday as our Charlotte's Web Day.  The children may dress up like little farmers and bring a stuffed farm animal for the festivities.  A parent has provided a special afternoon snack of popcorn and juice.  Thanks! 
     One more thought to share...this week anti-bullying will be the focus of our classroom devotions at Faith.  On Friday a special speaker will come in to talk to each age group about bullying.  May our kind and forgiving Savior bless our efforts.
GOD'S BLESSINGS TO YOU THIS WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 6 - 10

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Raises Jairus' Daughter".  Review John 14:19.
Math - Lesson 29B homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Be sure to have your child read and return his Book Buddy.
Math - Lesson 30B fact homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Teaches about Love".  Review Ephesians 4:32.
Math - No assignment

THURSDAY:
Reading - Unit 4 spelling words were sent home.  Spend some time reviewing them on Spelling City.
Math - No assignment. Assessment Day

FRIDAY:
No homework : )

Sunday, September 28, 2014

     God blessed us with wonderful weather for our class trip to Mulberry Lane.  Thank you to those parents who came along to spend the day with us.  Each child should have brought home a pumpkin and a brochure with one free admission in case you would chose to go with your family sometime.
     Our Unit 3 spelling test is this Friday.  Please be sure to have your child practice writing the words.  Also make use of Spelling City.  Enter your child's first and last name and their special password that was sent home.
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNSHINEY WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 3

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Calms the Storm".  Make use of the Parent Message and prayer.  Please review Genesis 1:1. God made the sea and has command over it.
Math - Lesson 25B

TUESDAY:
Reading - Be sure to read and return you Book Buddy by Monday.
Math - No assignment - Assessment day

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Heals a Man Who Couldn't Walk".  Review Psalm 124:8.
Math - Lesson 26B

THURSDAY:
Reading - Help your child practice pp.42 - 44 "Super-Scrub-o-matic".
Math - Lesson 27B

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review our hymn of the week CW304:1
Math - Lesson 28B  Ask your child to tell you the Doubles Rap.  It begins..."0 + 0= 0  Oh!



Sunday, September 21, 2014

     The week of our class trip has arrived.  This Friday we will be going to Mulberry Lane Farm.  Each child will need to bring a lunch and a drink.  Please be sure that everything is disposable.  Drink boxes are great.  A soda is really too big for little tummies.  Also, please send along a sturdy sack or pillow case in which your child can carry his pumpkin home.  Be sure to dress him for the weather.  Parents who have signed up to meet us at the farm and would like to carpool should be to school by 8:15. You might want a sack for your pumpkin too.
     Look for two notes to be coming home.  One will ask for your help in sending some items for our science unit on sound.  The other will give your child's school generated password for using Spelling City to study our spelling units words.
     Thank you to those who have sent stickers and snack bags.  We can always use them.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK AND ENJOY THE LOVELY WEATHER!

HOMEWORK FOR SEPTEMBER 22 - 26

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Parable of the Farmer and the Seed".  Review Romans 10:17.
Math - Lesson 21B

TUESDAY:
Reading - The Unit 3 spelling list was sent home today.  Spend a bit of time helping your child to get to know the words. Make use of a Unit 3 game on the Spelling City website.
Math - Lesson 22B

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Parable of the Weeds and the Wheat" with your child.  Help him to review the part of the Third Article that we highlighted in class.
Math - Lesson 23B

THURSDAY:
Reading - Help your child to review the story "Fiddlesticks!". (pp.32 - 41) You could easily play a fiddlestick game with the Unit 3 spelling words. : )
Math - Lesson 24B
TOMORROW IS OUR CLASS TRIP.  PRAY FOR NICE WEATHER!

FRIDAY:
Surprise!  No homework!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

     Parents - We have had a number of children who have not been in their seats and ready for school to begin at the 8 o'clock bell.  Your child will be marked tardy if this happens.  Also if you bring your child and the back door is locked, you need to enter in the door by the church. Go into the office and get a slip which you sign for your child to enter the classroom.  It is important to follow these school procedures.
     We had a wonderful afternoon with the children's grandparents last Friday.  No wonder we have such wonderful parents and children at our school!    
     A few children did not return their class trip forms by the due date.  Please be sure to get those slips in to me so we are able to finalize the plans for our trip.  Thank you!

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR SEPTEMBER 15 - 19

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Huge Catch of Fish" with your child.  Review Mark 16:15.
Math = Lesson 17B

TUESDAY:
Reading - Be sure to read and return those Book Buddies!
Math - Lesson 18B

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Calls Matthew" with your child.  Practice Romans 10:17.
Math - Lesson 19B

THURSDAY:
Reading - Practice reading "What a Pet" from the reading book.  Can your child make his own pet rock?
Math - Lesson 20 - Practice Wrap-Up 1 with your child.  Be sure to return it to school tomorrow.

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review CW588:1 , "Abide with Me" with your child.
Math - No assignment...assessment day