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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, November 23, 2014

     HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  WE ALL HAVE MUCH FOR WHICH TO BE THANKFUL.  AT THE TOP OF EACH LIST WE WOULD PROBABLY FIND THE GIFT OF GOD'S SON.  TAKE SOME TIME TO RELAX AND REFLECT UPON YOUR BLESSINGS.
     Remember that we only have school and Monday and Tuesday of this week.  Your child's gift exchange name will be sent home on Tuesday.  That is also the last day to send items for our Thanksgiving Surprise Package for Lee Raven.

HOMEWORK FOR NOVEMBER 24 - 25

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Ten Lepers".  Help your child to review Psalm 139:14.
Math - Lesson 54 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
No homework

Sunday, November 16, 2014

     Our Unit 6 spelling test is this Friday.  Be sure to spend some time having your child review the words on the list.  This would be a great time to use Spelling City.
     A few children have not been bringing hats and mittens.  It is really too cold to be without them.  Please check your child's backpack to be sure that he has those items.
     Thank you for sending the dimes for your child for math.  EVERYONE HAS THEM!  Thank you.

HAVE A WEEK FILLED WITH BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR NOVEMBER 17 - 21

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Unforgiving Servant" with your child.  Review Ephesians 4:32.
Math - Lesson 50 fact homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Practice "When I Am a Princess".  pp.82 - 84  We have our spelling test tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind" to your child.  Use the Parent Message.  Review Psalm 118:1.
Math - Lesson 51 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Be sure your child has read and returned his Book Buddy.
Math - Lesson 52 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - CW610:1  "Now Thank We All Our God"
Math - Lesson 53 fact homework and homework

Sunday, November 9, 2014

     Are you ready for SNOW?  The forecast has that word in it a few times for this next week.  Please be sure to send mittens, hats, and boots when the white stuff appears.
     Beginning this week the first graders will each need 10 dimes for math class.  I will send a snack baggie to send them in.  They will be returned on the last day of school.
     Our Social Studies lesson talked about the Chinese New Year last week.  I told the children that we will try using chop sticks for our snack time on Tuesday just to see what it is like to eat like a Chinese child.  I do have enough sets that each child may have his own.  I will send the chop sticks home with each child on that day.  Maybe you would like to try them.  : )
     Look for a note being sent home this week about making a surprise Thanksgiving package for one of our former FLS students. 
HAVE A FUN FILLED WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR NOVEMBER 10 - 14

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Comforts His Disciples".  Help your child to review Mark 10:45.  It is a longer one.  Do the best you can.
Math - Please send 10 dimes,
SEND A SNACK FOR TOMORROW THAT YOUR CHILD MIGHT BE ABLE TO EAT WITH CHOPSTICKS. (I need something to stab...like cheese. : )

TUESDAY:
Reading - Unit 6 spelling words were sent home today.
Math - Lesson 46 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Good Samaritan"  Review Matthew 22:39.
Math - Lesson 47 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Help your child to practice pp. 72 - 81 "The Foolish Giant".
Math - Lesson 48 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - CW587:1
Math - Lesson 49 fact homework and homework

Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Happy November!  A season of holidays and church festivals is ahead of us.  Enjoy your families and remember all for which you have to be thankful!
     Once again this is a reminder to dress your children for the weather.  Soon we will need to be wearing our winter coats and hats.  Keep an eye on the temp!
      Our Unit 5 spelling test is on Thursday.  Be sure to review the words with your child.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR NOVEMBER 3 - 7

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Walks on the Water".  Learn Exodus 20:11.
Math - Lesson 41 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Practice pp.63 - 70 "Yuck! Yuck!"
Math - Lesson 42 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Appears in Glory".  Practice 1 John 1:7.
Reading - Our Unit 5 spelling test is tomorrow.
Math - Lesson 43 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Be sure that your child has read and returned his Book Buddy.
Math - Lesson 44 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review CW441:1 "O God, Our Help in Ages Past",
Math - Lesson 45 fact homework and homework


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