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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


We had a blast swimming today.  A photo will be on Seesaw soon. 

Christ Light: Read 9A  Naaman
MT  Mt 28: 19  Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

Reading:  AT home.    Sorry - no book bag. 

Math:  Lesson 116.  We had our delicious veggie taste test and cut veggies into fractions.  We will make a graph tomorrow. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Math  Lesson 116B   We counted dimes, pennies, and nickels today. 

Reading:  Library book and likely AR test tomorrow.

Science: Weather unit started today.  We talked about temperature, used thermometers in hot and cold water, and filled our "wind sock" bags as we measured the wind and thought about its direction. 

Swimming at the YMCA is tomorrow.  Remember car seats and swim suits! 

Monday, April 9, 2018


Good evening
Hooray!  I was happy to get back to class today and see all my little friends.  They were super excited to share all their spring break adventures, too.  

I have signed up our class for the Fine Arts Fair this Friday night.  All the kids will have 2 pieces of art work hanging on the hallway walls.  We will also practice and perform a HANDBELL SONG for the judges at 6:30 in the gym.  I hope most can make this, but attendance is not a must.  

It is National Library Week!  Our library is "Under construction" this week so I can upgrade it.  I am also beginning to "laminate" our books.  I can give you a quick tutorial if you would like to help do this at home.  Thanks.  The books last much longer if they are covered.  

Notepads!  Each child received a personalized notepad today from Mrs. Murtha.  We recently wrote her cards and she was so grateful she gave each of us a gift from her print shop.  Sweet!  I intend to send these home.  

Fond du Lac Summer School!  Registration is open for Summer School.  It is three weeks in June from 8-11:30.  It is open to all children in the district.  I have taught it two different summers and really enjoyed it.  This summer I am not teaching, however.  The sites are Chegwin, Evans and Riverside Elementary.  Remedial and Enrichment classes are offered.  Breakfast and lunch are also served (FREE)!  Let  me know if you would like more info or would like to sign your child up.  The info can also be found on the school district web site. 

Blessings,  Mrs. W 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Christ Light   Review of David Sins

Reading-  We read a short poem in the Superkids book  "It's So Hot!" 
Read your Book Bag Book tonight

Math    Lesson 107   New today was 1/3 and 1/6.

Social Studies:  Today we started a new study on The USA. 

IE    The students will be going to 3 stations    1) The Volcano book and science experiment station.
2) Writing a non-fiction text (research last week)  3) Ipads  math or reading

Monday, March 19, 2018


The week is off to a great start! 

Christ Light Read 5A   David Sins.  He compounded the problem as he tried to "hide" his sin.  We do the same thing at times.  God sent Nathan to show David his sin and remind him of forgiveness in Christ.
MT  Mt 26:41a  Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing but the body is weak.  (Think of examples from your life.  Your mind/conscience say "This is wrong," but your body did it anyway.   Like stealing...

Read a library book

Math  Lesson 106B    Review of +9 facts.

Gym  We did some more tumbling.  The new skill today was the "wheel barrel" where one student holds another's feet up while that student "walks forward" on their hands. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


It was a Big Day in first grade.  
1) Your student was given his/her report card.

 2) I completed a writing assessment over the weekend by looking at your student's work.  That was sent home today, too.  We did a great variety of writing 3rd quarter and will continue to do so in 4th quarter.  That is the English grade on the report card.

3) Today your child took their first AR reading test.  We use this program through 8th grade.  Your child took a 5 question quiz on the book they read last night.  My goal is to have your child do 1-2 book quizzes a week this quarter.  I will be sure the books are a "good fit" for them.  The quiz is to check comprehension of content, not "reading ability." 
4) We used our rulers to measure in feet today.  It was a shift for our brains to go from "inches" to "feet."  Grab a ruler and try measuring at home.  :) 

5) Your child and a partner chose a topic today.  Over the next several days they will be working together to write a non-fiction book of their own about the topic.  I will be getting some library books tonight for my researchers and writers. 

6)  WE SING TOMORROW at 3:30.  We will sit up in the balcony for the service.  Your child should attend, even if you are not able.  I need all their amazing voices to praise our Savior.  

In Christ,  Mrs. W 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Christ Light:  David and Goliath

MT:  Prov 3:5  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Read:  "Rex King's Visit"  in the Superkids book

Math:  None tonight.

Science;  We are enjoying our earth's resources.  The students are loving small group time with Mrs. W's rock collection.