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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, 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

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