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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, January 18, 2018

Thursday

First Grade Weekly Note                  January 18, 2018
Check the blog nightly for info.  www.faith1stgrade.blogspot.com   

The next SPELLING TEST is Wednesday, January 24th
Pattern Words (contractions) couldn’t,  didn’t,  wouldn’t,  can’t,  haven’t, weren’t,  won’t,  aren’t,  don’t,  isn’t    
Challenge words (optional) trouble, cloud, shout, mouth, touch

Spirit Week has been FUN!  Thank you for helping your child find amazing outfits each day.  I posted several pictures on Seesaw.  The Pep Rally is tomorrow at 1:45.  You are welcome to come.

Our 100th Day of School is on Monday, Jan 29th.  We will have special events that day if you want to plan to attend.  I will send a google doc out this weekend for ways you can contribute to our celebration.    

Spingle Spangle Talent Show  The 1st grade will have a classroom Talent Show on Friday, Jan 26 at 1:00 PM (Visit Faith Day).  Each child will get an opportunity to perform a talent (read a poem or favorite book, tell jokes, play piano, jump rope, show something he/she made and tell about it… a science demonstration, a collection, a recipe or art project).

Book Order Catalogs were sent home today.  Return the slip or order online.  Use my class code GVM93.   Due next Thursday night, 1/25.  

Class JUMP ROPE Performance We (only 1st grade) will perform at halftime of the B Boys game next Friday night, January 26th.  Come by 5:15, and have your child put on his/her gym shoes.  I will gather the group in the cafeteria (or mezzanine) so we are ready to jump!    

Lost snowpants?  A pair of nice snowpants has been unclaimed all week.  I posted a picture and details on Seesaw.  Claim them or they go to Lost and Found.  
Christian Education Week is next week.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day!
We read a great, short biography of Martin Luther King, Jr today.  It was fun discuss his roll in history.  We are grateful for his bravery and leadership.

Christ Light:  Read 8A  The Israelites Enter Canaan
MT  3rd Article  I believe in the Holy Spirit... forgiveness of sins.

Math:  Lesson 73B

Read:  Library Book

Have a wonderful evening.

Class Color day tomorrow is RED!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday

First Grade Weekly Note                  January 11, 2018
Check the blog nightly for info.  www.faith1stgrade.blogspot.com   

The next SPELLING TEST is tomorrow, Friday, January 12th.
Memory Words would,  could,  some,  one,  new,  were
Pattern Words (long vowel CVVC) peach, seat,  train,  coat,  boat,  keep,  sweet
Challenge words (optional)  doctor, sailor,  soldier,  builder,  designer

We are completing our MAP testing this week.  It will be exciting to see the growth over the past few months.  

Kids A-Z I have peeked at everyone’s progress in this reading app.  I have adjusted levels to match their current ability.  The kids listen to a digital book, read it alone and then answer 5 comprehension questions.  I will be monitoring this more closely second semester and expect to see the kids moving independently into higher levels.  Your kids may do this app at home, too.  

Spirit Week  is next week.  See the school newsletter for the special clothing dates.  Monday is Comfy Cozy (PJ) Day. :)  

Math Stations  1) Counter Conundrums (solve word problems with counters). 2) Add two digit numbers with dimes and pennies 3) Telling time by digital and analog clocks with partner and flashcards 4) Build a Number  5) ipads Kids A-Z

Mr. Ben Wolff was in our class on Wednesday all day.  He is a Faith and WLA grad who is studying Education at UW Eau Claire.  He did a great job!

Our 100th Day of School is on Monday, Jan 29th.  We will have special events that day if you want to plan to attend.  

Spingle Spangle Talent Show  The 1st grade will have a classroom Talent Show on Friday, Jan 26 at 1:00 PM (Visit Faith Day).  Each child will get an opportunity to perform a talent (read a new poem, tell jokes, play piano, jump rope, show something he/she made and tell about it… a science demonstration, recipe or art).  

First Grade Jump Rope Show that night, too. Jan 26 about 5:15 during half time of the B Boys BB game.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday

We had a great time at the play in Appleton today.  I posted some pictures to Seesaw. 

We were on the 4th floor... way up high, but could still see quite well.  Since we had read half the book the play really came to life for us.  The second half was a surprise and was very entertaining.  The penguins were puppets manipulated by actors who did a super job bringing them "to life." 

Read a library book tonight. 


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday

Christ Light   Read 6a    The Twelve Spies.

Read the Book Bag book

Math  Lesson 69B     

Pajama Day today.  It was fun and very comfortable to work in jammies today.  The kids were disappointed when I did not have a movie to go with the jammies, though the movie was not part of the reward.  I put pictures on Seesaw. 

January calendar was sent home today. 

REPORT CARDS were sent home today, too.  Wow- it is 3rd quarter already.  Time is flying. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday Happy New Year!

First Grade Weekly Note                  January 3, 2018
Check the blog nightly for info.  www.faith1stgrade.blogspot.com  

PAJAMA DAY tomorrow!  The class earned this behavior reward one letter at a time. :)  Slippers welcome.  NO stuffed animals or pillows.  We will also stay inside all day, so do not worry about snowpants or boots.  

Report Cards will be sent home tomorrow.  Today I sent home several assessments that are loaded with information about your child’s work and learning.  
MATH- see the recording sheets from our math tests.  I marked your child’s errors and we have been reviewing to master the material.
READING- You will see the pink SIGN and RETURN STICKER on the stapled pages.  Peek at those.  It is a detailed record of your child’s reading fluency and comprehension.  I love listening to your children read, observe their progress and record their responses.  First graders should be reading at about a level G right now, level I/J at the end of the year.
WRITING- See the rubric I filled out based a several samples of your child’s writing.  We will continue to work on adding details, telling events in order, following rules (capitals and punctuation marks), applying spelling patterns we know, and writing neatly.

Please, only return the Reading pages.  

Field Trip  We are going to the play Mr. Popper’s Penguins on Tuesday, Jan 9th.  We will start reading this chapter book in class tomorrow.  :)  Your child brought home a slip today to order lunch at McD and pay for the ticket.  Return the slip by Friday so the order can be places.  Thanks.

January Calendar will be sent home tomorrow with the Offering envelope.

THANK YOU again for the wonderful Christmas gifts and cards.  The kids were excited to share with the class 2+ things they did over vacation.  The extra time with family was a blessing.  

Tonight  Read Christ Light 5B  Day of Atonement and practice the memory treasure
Do Math 67B
Read a library book.  

In Christ,  Mrs. W  

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday

Christ Light:  Read 4B tonight.  The Golden Calf.  No Memory Treasure

Math:  Test today and math stations

Reading:  New poetry today, 12 Days of Christmas
Read the Book Bags tonight.

I read "Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse"  We learned about 6 special vocab words in the book.  tale,  stared,  crept,  package,  miniature, celebrate.  The students used each word to write a sentence.  Finally, they recalled some setting details from the illustration and drew pictures and wrote two brief sentences about the mouse home.

Science:  Yesterday we learned about inclined planes.  The steeper the incline, the farther our ball rolled.