Welcome

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.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday!

Happy Friday!

We had a final busy day.  The kids did a nice job saying the Memory Treasure.  We reviewed the Bible lesson and talked about the promises God makes (send Savior), keeps (be with us) and doesn't make (new toys, or no sickness).

Poetry:  We read our Back to School poems a final time.  What fun to see how well we learned them this week.  We kept the page in our folder at school.  New poems next week. :)

Superkids:  Today we reviewed more letter and read a short story "The Flat Cat."

Math:  We did lesson 4 A&B, so no homework.

Spanish:  We did an introduction to Spanish with basic phrases.  "Hola"  Adios.   Como to llamas? (What is your name).  Me llamo es ___________.  Como estas?  (How are you?)  Estoy ______.
Bien (good).  Asi, asi (OK), Mal (bad).

Art:  Ask about our Sunglasses project.  We will finish it next week.

Whiffle Ball.  Everyone played whiffle ball at lunch recess.  Everyone batted and hit the ball.  Mrs. G and I had two games going, so playing time increased.  :)

Please empty your child's folder so it is ready for next week.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thrilling Thursday

A Weekly Note was sent home today.  

Christ Light:  Please read John is Born and sign the homework chart.  Practice the memory treasure (John 3:16 bold print).

Read:  A new library book

Math:  Lesson 3B.  Complete and return.

Science:  Today we did a celery experiment and recorded our observations in our science notebooks.  We are reviewing "How Scientists Work."

Story:  The kids enjoyed my book "The Day the Crayons Quit."

Spelling Test:  I did give the kids a spelling test just to get an idea of where they are at with that skill.  The words did get harder as we went on.  I told them "do your best."  (It was a lesson in grit, too).  I also said at the end of the year, this test will be very easy.  ;)

Have a great evening.  Mrs. W


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Day #2!

I know we all felt more comfortable today.  It was fun to have a "normal day."  This is a great group of kids and I look forward to all the learning that will happen this year.

Christ Light:  Read 1A Gabriel Visits Zechariah and Mary.  God's promise of a Savior is coming true!

Superkids: We listened to our favorite songs and then got to work. Today we mainly reviewed the D, C, G, O, and A letters and sounds.  We also read basic words with those letters.

Math:  Lesson 2B is to be done at home.

Science: Today our topic was science TOOLS.  The kids loved using the balance to compare the weights of different school supplies!  Ask which was the heaviest. (Marker pack) and the lightest? Dry erase marker.  Also measured a glue stick and scissors.  We also used a hand lens to study small pictures and letters.  Finally, we measured with shoes and rulers.  We needed 6 of Jaiden's shoes to measure across the book shelf.  Ask your child how many of mine. (4).  Of course we use rulers, not shoes, to measure important things so the measure is the same for all.

Story Time:  I read Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.  Ask about it.

Gym:  Mrs. Guell and I each took half the class to play 2 games of kickball outside.  Everyone had plenty of turns to kick, run, and field the ball.

Everyone took a new library book, too.  Happy reading tonight.









Day #2!

I know we all felt more comfortable today.  It was fun to have a "normal day."  This is a great group of kids and I look forward to all the learning that will happen this year.

Christ Light:  Read 1A Gabriel Visits Zechariah and Mary.  God's promise of a Savior is coming true!

Superkids: We listened to our favorite songs and then got to work. Today we mainly reviewed the D, C, G, O, and A letters and sounds.  We also read basic words with those letters.

Math:  Lesson 2B is to be done at home.

Science: Today our topic was science TOOLS.  The kids loved using the balance to compare the weights of different school supplies!  Ask which was the heaviest. (Marker pack) and the lightest? Dry erase marker.  Also measured a glue stick and scissors.  We also used a hand lens to study small pictures and letters.  Finally, we measured with shoes and rulers.  We needed 6 of Jaiden's shoes to measure across the book shelf.  Ask your child how many of mine. (4).  Of course we use rulers, not shoes, to measure important things so the measure is the same for all.

Story Time:  I read Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.  Ask about it.

Gym:  Mrs. Guell and I each took half the class to play 2 games of kickball outside.  Everyone had plenty of turns to kick, run, and field the ball.

Everyone took a new library book, too.  Happy reading tonight.









Tuesday, August 23, 2016

First Day of School

Welcome back to school!  We had a GREAT first day.  Your children did very well with the new room, new teacher, new procedures, new desks, new books, and even a new friend.  Welcome Ryder!

We started our day in chapel.  Thank you, Mr.H, for the message about keeping our eyes on our Savior.  "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world."

We played three games to review names and to give Mrs. Monroe and Ryder the opportunity to learn names.  Ask about our chant "Up the Ladder."  We will do it more tomorrow so your child can soon share it with you.  We also played "I am ____________.  Who is __________?  Fun!  Finally, we wrote and read all the names in class to play Name Bingo.  See the paper in the binder. You may keep it.

We also read some Back to School Poems.  Those poems are in the binder.  Please leave them there.  Friday, I will collect the poems to make a Poetry Book during the whole year.

Our math introduction was "What do mathematicians do?"  Wow- we thought of lots.  Can't wait to get started.  I also introduced Math Meeting/Calendar Time.

I was excited about getting started with science.  Today we began our unit on "Being a Scientist."  We thought about our 5 senses and learning about the world through them.  Tomorrow we will discuss science tools.

The only homework tonight is to read (or have your child read) the library book he/she chose.  If it happens to be a long book (chapter book), just read a portion of it.  Your child should bring it back tomorrow and choose a new book.  

Happy Birthday Eli!  Thanks for the chocolate chip cookies!  What a delicious way to start our year.

It is Mr. H's birthday on August 26th.  Shh!  First grade plans to surprise him with a poster and gift card to the Backyard Grill.  If you would like to contribute ($1 :) please send it back in the envelope.  Thanks.

I do not have Seesaw set up yet.  I will let you know when I get that done.  Thanks for your patience.

Headphones- if you have not sent them in, please do so.  Thanks.  We will start using them on Monday with the ipads.

Enjoy the pictures from today.




 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10 Getting Ready!

Welcome new first graders!  I am very excited to have you in my class.  I have been busy this summer getting the room all ready for our super year.  I will see your parents at the Back to School Night on Tuesday, August, 16th at 6:00 PM.  I will see you on Sunday, August 21 for our Opening Worship Service and early Tuesday morning (8/23) for our first day!  Bring your supplies in any time!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday

Bible:  Review of The Israelites Return Home.

Reading:  We listened to books on CD, non-fiction texts that go with our Superkids.

Math:  We reviewed with Smartboard activities and the ipad.  No homework.

English: The kids are understanding sentences and fragments quite well.  We  also reviewed using periods.

Writing:  I brought playdough for everyone today.  We all created something quietly, behind our "offices," folders for privacy.  Then we revealed and walked around the "art museum."  Next, we made another creation after inspiration from our friends and walked around the "art museum," again.    Then, we wrote about our two creations and tried to use lots of descriptive words.





Tossing and catching with container "scoops"  has been great for hand eye coordination and a less competitive game for recess.