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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, February 22, 2015

We had a fun Spirit Week.  Thank you for helping your children to dress up for the themes that were chosen for each day.  Cute!!!
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!  ENJOY THE FROSTY WEATHER. : )

HOMEWORK FOR FEBRUARY 23 - 27

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Help your child read "The Parable of the Wicked Farmers".  Review Romans 6:23.
Math - Lesson 91 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - We will begin Unit 1 of More Adventures of the Superkids today.  The spelling list will be sent home tomorrow.
Math - Lesson 92 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Parable of the Wedding Feast" with your child.  Review 1 Corinthians 12:3.
Math - Lesson 93 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Your child's "new" reading book was sent home today.  Please be sure that there is a cover on the book.  Have your child read the first story in the book to you.
Math - Lesson 94 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review s. of "Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing". CW111
Math - Lesson 95 fact homework and homework

Sunday, February 15, 2015

     Our Spingle Spangle Talent Show proved to be a lot of fun.  The children did a good job of keeping us entertained.  Thank you to those who were able to come and join the fun.  Thank you also to those who sent treats for the day.  The flowers from the class were a wonderful surprise.  I am still enjoying them.
     This is Spirit Week at Faith.  On Monday we can wear our PJs or comfy clothes.  Tuesday is Back to the 1970s Day.  Wednesday is dress up in nice clothes for the Ash Wednesday Service Day.  Thursday is Wear Your Bling Day.  Friday is Black and White Day.  Each classroom will be judged on how well they participate.  Go First Graders!!!
     Remember that the children will be excused at 11:30 this Friday.  Our basketball teams are in a tournament this weekend and have games on Friday afternoon.  That is also the day that participation sheets for Six Flags need to be turned in to school.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR FEBRUARY 16 - 20

MONDAY:
HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY!
Christ Light - Help your child to read "Taxes to Caesar".  Review the 7th Commandment.
Math - Lesson 88 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Reading - Help your child read chapters 2 and 3 of "Buster" in his reading book.
Math - Lesson 89 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Widow's Offering" with your child.  Talk about giving of our time, talents, and treasures for the Lord.
Math - Lesson 90 fact homework

THURSDAY:
Make sure that your child is reading and returning his AR books.

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review s.1 of "Glory Be to Jesus". CW103

Sunday, February 8, 2015

     We have a short week of school.  Our teachers will be attending a conference this Thursday and Friday.  Because there is no school on those two days the children may bring their Valentines on Wednesday.  We will also put on our Spingle Spangle Talent Show on Wednesday at 1:45.  You are all invited.
HAVE A WEEK FULL OF LOVE AND BLESSINGS!

HOMEWORK FOR FEBRUARY 9 - 11

MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "The Parable of the Talents" with your child.  Review the words of the First Article that are highlighted in your child's Christ Light book.
Math - Lesson 86 fact homework and homework

TUESDAY:
Math - Lesson 87 fact homework and homework
MANY CHILDREN HAVE ALREADY READ 5 AR BOOKS AND ARE ADDING TO THEIR LIST.  A FEW NEED TO WORK HARD TO CATCH UP.  WE HAVE A FEW MORE WEEKS TO REACH THE GOAL.

WEDNESDAY:
No homework...Enjoy the rest of the week.  Happy Valentines' Day!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

     It is exciting to see the students reading and taking quizzes on their AR books.  Each child should aim to read at least five AR books by the end of the third quarter.
     If your child will be exchanging Valentines with the class, please send them next week Wednesday.  There is no school on the 12th or 13th because of teachers' conference.  We will pass out our cards and have a little snack on the 11th.
     We will also have a little classroom Spingle Spangle Talent Show on that Wednesday afternoon at 1:45.  Each child will be given a five minute time slot in which to perform his talent.  In the past we have had some children do magic tricks, read a poem, sing a song, play an instrument, do a dance, etc.  Please help your child to prepare his talent and be ready to share it with us on the 11th.  Parents are welcome to come and join the fun.  You might even want to DO the act with your child. We may have a treat for you too. : )
     A heads up...our Unit 9 spelling test is on Tuesday.  Look over those words!
GOD'S BLESSINGS TO YOU THIS WEEK!

HOMEWORK FOR FEBRUARY 2 - 6
MONDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Mary Shows Her Love for Jesus" with your child.  Review Mark 10:45.
Math - Lesson 81 fact homework and homework
Reading - Unit 9 spelling test tomorrow

TUESDAY:
Reading - Have your child practice reading "The Contest". pp.122 -124
Math - Lesson 82 fact homework and homework

WEDNESDAY:
Christ Light - Read "Jesus Rides into Jerusalem" with your child.  No new memory treasure.
Math - Lesson 83 fact homework and homework

THURSDAY:
Reading - Have your child read chapter 3 (pp.136 -140) of "The Spingle Spangle Talent Show",
Math - Lesson 84 fact homework and homework

FRIDAY:
Christ Light - Review s.1 of "What God Ordains is Always Good".  CW429
Math - Lesson 85 fact homework and homework

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