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

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Friday, October 21, 2016


It was a fabulous Friday!

Chapel:  Pastor Parsons shared a devotion on Bezalel, an OT Bible person that God chose to design and build parts of the tabernacle.  He used his artistic talents to serve God.  May we use all our talents to bring God glory and share his saving name with all people.

Superkids:  Reading- We read "Golly Went Sniffing," a poem in our reading book.  Ask where he sniffed?  Silly dog!  Then we found the rhyming words in each verse.  This was tricky for some, but we got better by verse three.

Math:  Lesson 36 was finished in class.  More +1 facts.

Spanish- review colors and numbers, and begin food.

Art: We finished our lovely pumpkin projects.  They are hanging in the hall.  Come see!

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday

It was a great day in  1st grade.

Christ Light:  Jesus calls Matthew.  Ask about the three dollars I brought to class to teach them about the "cheating tax collectors."  We also talked about how Jesus is the Doctor who takes away our sickness of sin.
MT: Mark 16:15  Go into all the world....

Reading:  Read "In a Pickle"  tonight.  THANKS, Addy, "Ms Pickle" for the tasty pickles!!!

Math:  Lesson 35.

We enjoyed new reading and math stations today!!!

Gym:  More balloon volleyball with paddles.  Ask about our 4 stations there.

Social Studies more discussion and reading about our unit on "School."

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Christ Light:  We enjoyed a video today about the Bible story- Fishers for men.  Then ask about the cute fish project we did.  All recited their memory treasure.

Reading:  We reviewed the pattern words (-ed and -er).  Each is supposed to read a library book tonight.

Math:  Lesson 34.

I read "Tortuga in Trouble" during read-a-loud.  Ask about the Spanish numbers 1-10.  How did Culebra tell Tortuga to solve his problem.  What was his problem?

English:  We studied our Verb spelling words and wrote sentences with those words.  "I filled the bucket with water."

Social studies:  We learned a bit about Ruby Bridges and her tough life in school, and also talked about school rules.

Report Cards were sent home today!    

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Christ Light:  We reviewed Jesus in Capernaum and recited our short Memory Treasure.

Reading:  Christopher Columbus poems, and Super-Scrub-a-Matic.  BOOK BAGS were sent home with new leveled books.

Spelling:  Test tomorrow- we have been working hard on these words.

Math:  Pattern blocks to cover a shape.  Also- more practice with doubles facts.  Lesson 31B due Friday.

Social Studies:  MAPS-  What fun to get our first taste of reading a map.

Writing:  I wrote a class story with sequence of events words (next, later) and adjectives (little, shiny, beautiful...).

The Weekly Note was sent home.  Mission Offering and chapel tomorrow.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Christ Light:  Read 8B Jesus in Capernaum.
MT: 3rd Comm.  Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.

Reading:  Super-Scrub-a Matic

Poetry:  We read our Christopher Columbus poems.

Math: Test today.  No homework.

Writing:  We wrote a "sequence" story.  First....., next......!  What fun to share, too.

Gym: More balloon and paddle fun!  "Drop, strike, catch."  We also hit back and forth with a partner (like tennis).  How adorable.

Social studies:  Introduction to social studies topics (geography, citizenship).

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Christ Light:  We reviewed Jesus in Nazareth.  We also discussed how we "feed" our souls.
MT Mark 16:16 was recited by all.

Reading:  What fun to reread "Fiddlesticks."  We spent a good deal of time practicing pattern and spelling words.

Read the Book bags (and an optional library book tonight).

Math:  Doubles fact review.  No homework.  Test tomorrow.

Social studies: I did an overview of what we will learn about in social studies (government, geography, history...).

Poems: Christopher Columbus poems.

Monday, October 10, 2016


Sorry- Volleyball game right after school again.  

Christ Light:  Read 8A  Jesus Preaches in Nazareth.

MT:   Mark 16:16

Reading: Read "Fiddlesticks"

Math:  Lesson 29B  It was fun to use a balance today.  We compared 6 different items.  

Columbus Day!  We took time to learn about him with a few videos and the poetry. 

THANK YOU Charlotte and Carter for the B-day treats.  Aiden treated us on Friday, too.  Happy birthday you three!!! 

October Scholastic Book Orders will be sent home again tomorrow.  If you would like to order online use the code GVM93.  

Finally, we all signed a card today with a handprint lamb on it (like Friday's craft).   It says "You are Jesus little lamb."  Hayden will deliver it to the children at Children's hospital tomorrow at his follow up visit.  (Yes, I was a bit teary eyed at devotion... did your child tell you?)