THEME FOR 2016-2017 "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." Jn 1:29

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.

Thursday, December 8, 2016


The Weekly Note was sent home.

The only major thing is that tonight there is no math homework.  We did Lesson 60 in class.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Christ Light:  Read Lesson 3B  Jesus Walks on Water
MT:  1st Comm.  You shall have no other gods.  What does this mean?  We should fear, love and trust in God above all things.

Reading:  Christmas book tonight.

Spelling:  Spelling Bee, today.  Ryder was our class champ!  We learned a new spelling rule- drop the final magic e before adding -ed or -ing.

Math: Lesson 59  Add 2 to odd numbers.

Gym:  Jump rope skills.   Music:  Christmas service with Mrs. H.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


 Christ Light: review of Jesus Feeds 5000.  We talked about how Jesus feeds our bodies and souls.  One student mentioned (spiritual) junk food.  May we fill our souls with God's Word, not unhealthy movies, music, books and conversation.

Reading:  The kids were thrilled with ou new Christmas song poetry. Now you can read, sing and practice at home.

Math:Lesson 58.  Add 2 to even numbers.

Science:  review of push, pull and force.  Our discussion was about roller coasters and gravity.

The kids earned a Popcorn and Movie party.  Ask how!!! It will be Thursday.  They may wear PJs and slippers, too.  No pillows or stuffed animals!

Monday, December 5, 2016


Christ Light:  Read 3A  Jesus Feeds 5000.
MT:  Psalm 50:15 Call upon me in the day of trouble.  I will deliver you and you will honor me.

Reading:  Read you Book Bag book.   We read a poem in Superkids.  Icky got a gift and so did we.  Ask about Bubbles, our new class fish.

Math: Lesson 57  Today we numbered a clock face.

We did do math stations today, too.

I am reading our first Geronimo Stilton book, the Christmas Catastrophe.  Ask about this silly mouse who loves to write and read.

It was a blast to play outside in the snow.  We shared our PE class with kindergarten and then we ALL went to our Christmas practice.  It was very nice to get the whole school together and hear everyone sing and recite.

Busy, snowy beavers at recess!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Christ Light: Today we learned the story of The Woman in Simon's House. She was very sorry for her sins and showed great love to Jesus.

Faith Alive  The school newsletter will be sent out today.  It is loaded with information!  

Math: 1)  Fact families     2)  Counting Money with Mrs. W  3) ipads  4)  Ten frames with Mrs. M   5) Puzzles     

Spanish:  We will learn the names of clothing.   

Reading stations:  Today we did reading stations.  We did 1) Superkids comprehension work, 2) ipads Kids A-Z and 3) Word work with our spelling words on letter tiles.  

Science:  We started our new unit on Force and Energy.  There is a lot of demonstration and hands-on to do in this unit.  Our newest vocabulary words are motion, push, pull, and speed.  

Spelling: TEST on Tuesday 12/6  
Pattern words (magic silent e): ride,  hide,  spoke,  plane,  kite,  came,  cute
Memory Words: oh,  want,  any,  very,  good,  day
Challenge (optional):   right,  around,  different,  before,  three

First Grade sings on Dec 4 at late service.  Meet in our class at 10:15.

Mrs. Guell:  I have attached an envelope.  If you would like to give money for Mrs. G and her family during this difficult time, please do so with that.  Mrs. Giese will buy a gas card and/or other gift cards.  Little Nora is in the ICU at Children’s Hospital.  She was doing a bit better this morning, Mrs G said, but she has a long way to go.  

December Calendar is also being sent home today.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Christ Light:  Read 2A  John the Baptist is Killed    He told Herod and Herodias about their sin and was killed.  We thank God for telling us about our sin, our need for a Savior.  Jesus- you are our Savior!
MT  6th Comm  You shall not commit adultery.  What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we lead a pure and decent life in words and actions.

Read:  A library book

Math:  Lesson 55 side B

Science:  In class we talked about and demonstrated force, push and pull.

Kids A-Z:  Everyone took 15-20 minutes to work on the Kids A-Z website.  I am tracking their progress on that digital book site.

Please pray for little Nora!

Monday, November 28, 2016


We were back at it today!

Christ Light:  Read 1B   A Gentile Woman's Faith   May we be persistent like this woman and trust Jesus to help us according to His will.

MT  Gal 3:26  You are all sons (kids) of God through faith in Christ Jesus

We also worked on our Christmas service

Reading:  Book Bag books and new poetry.

Spelling:  New spelling rule.  Add a magic silent e to words to change the vowel from short to long.  pin,  pine

Science:  Ask about the marbles sinking in each of the cups.  Cool!  We started our unit on  motion, force and energy.

Social Studies:  Thank you, Mr. Wege, for the great presentation on the Civil War.  We loved the pictures you showed (tents, camps...) and the supplies you brought and talked about.

Math:  Lesson 53 tonight.  Bring 10 dimes and 10 pennies to be kept at school.

Ask which liquid the marbles sank fast and slow in.