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, March 22, 2017


Happy Birthday Mrs. Guell.  Thank you for the donuts!!!  What a treat for 23.

Christ Light 3A tonight.  Jesus Before Pilate.
MT  8th Comm

Read a library book

Math was done in school.

We will go to the play at WLA tomorrow.  Please send the car seats.

God bless!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Happy Spring!

Christ Light  Read 3A tonight.  Peter's Sin
MT  Mt 26:41 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.

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

Math:  Lesson 102  We reviewed "10- " facts.

Science:  We reviewed and compared different kinds of soil and rocks today.  Our fish, Bubbles, is still alive, too.

Gym:  We did more tumbling and some partner stunts today.

PLEASE return the WLA field trip permission slip and the Church Attendance slip tomorrow.  Thank you.

Monday, March 6, 2017


Christ Light:  We learned about Jesus instituting the Lord's Supper.  Read 2A
MT  Mark 10:45

Reading:  Read a  library book tonight.

Math:  Today we counted nickels and pennies.  Do Lesson 99.  We  also did our final math station rotation.

Spelling:  New spelling rule this week.  -aw   and -all words.

Science:  I did an experiment with soil, sand and brittle clay.  We continued our unit on natural resources.

Gym: We did some body stretching and muscle building movements and then we did some tumbling on the mats.  The kids were super excited to try the "tripod" balance.  Many could do it!!!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thrilling Thursday

First Grade Weekly Note  March 2, 2017

Faith Alive  The school newsletter will be sent out today.  It is loaded with information!
Drumming assembly today! Ask your child about it. I also put a video on SeeSaw.  

March Calendar is on the back.  Notice- 1st grade will NOT sing on March 12.  I did not mean to plan that for spring break.  Oops.  Sorry!  We will sing Sunday, April 2th at the 10:30 service. (The kids will also sing the next week for Palm Sunday with the whole school).

Spelling   Test tomorrow, Friday, March 3rd       Unit 3
Pattern words (contractions): it’s,  we’ll,  you’ll,  we’re,  I’m
Memory Words (long vowel trickers): paper,  lazy,  even,  open,  pony,  music,  silent,  tiny
Challenge (optional): knew,  question,  easy,  heard,  Dr. Seuss  

Jump rope charms will be given tomorrow!  I will continue working with those who have not quite mastered the skills and they can earn a charm later.

Math Stations:  1) ipads Kids A-Z  2) Sum of Ten fact families with dotters  3) Estimate and measure with Mrs. G/M  4) Play fact card Math War.  We have been having a blast with these stations this week!

Field Trip  Mrs. H has planned a trip for the first grade class to visit a band rehearsal at WLA.  The students have been studying the band instruments in her music class.  The trip is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, March 9th.  The drivers I have so far are Brenner, Bright, Kramer, Rosenthal, Ruch, and Vogt.  Thank you!!!  We will leave at 8:20.

Dr Seuss Day and Read Across America We celebrated today with our 5th grade Book Buddies.  We shared Dr.Seuss books, of course.

Monday, February 27, 2017


It was fun to share the highlights of our weekend this morning.  Everyone looks forward to telling and listening!

Christ Light:  1A  The Parable of the Wicked Farmers.  Jesus told this story to warn his enemies.  They were soon going to kill him and be punished for their sin.
MT  Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Reading:  Read "A Super Day at Happy Land" in the hard book

Math:  Lesson 95B

Quilt Unit:  We read our final quilt book today.  The kids had to vote for their favorite and then we made a class graph.  I will take a picture tomorrow when we get Bryson's vote.  Hope you are feeling better Bryson.

Gym:  More children passed their jump rope skills test today.  I will hand our the jump rope charms this week!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thrilling Thursday

Christ Light:  We reviewed The Widow's Offering and recited our memory treasure.

Reading:  Poetry and Book bags sent home tonight.
I read two of my favorite quilt books today.  Ask about "The Quilt Maker's Gift."  What did the king have to do to get a quilt?  What gift did he give to the quiltmaker?

I also read "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt."  She made a map quilt that was used to help slaves escape to freedom.  We also talked about the secret "Underground Railroad" and Harriet Tubman.

Math:  Wow- your kids did a great job.  Ask to see the quilt squares we drew and then colored in math class today.

The Weekly Note was also sent digitally.  Check out Seesaw for more pictures!

THANK YOU to Dani D and Pat Zimmerman for coming yesterday to show us your amazing quilts.

Spelling:  I also introduced our new spelling pattern words- contractions.  We also read several sentences with the homophones your and you're and figured out which word is correct in each sentence.

Have a great night!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Terrific Tuesday

Christ Light:  We reviewed 13A  Taxes to Cesaer and recited our MT.

Reading:  We read our poetry and each child read his/her new Book Bag book.  Read it again tonight.

Math:  Do Lesson 92B  Order number 1-100.

Social Studies:  I read "The Josefina Story Quilt" about the pioneers traveling west.  Little Faith made a quilt to remember their journey.  Ask about Josefina.

Spelling test tomorrow.  The words are on the back of the homework chart.