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

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Thursday, September 21, 2017


First Grade Weekly Note                  September 21, 2017
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Field Trip:  Our trip went very well.  Some kids had never been there before, so it made it especially fun.  Thank you drivers and chaperones for spending your day with us.  The weather was wonderful, we explored the gardens with all 5 senses and even read a few great books.  Plan a family trip to spend more time there.

Christian Friendship Week: Thank you Mrs. Bayer for visiting our class today.  We enjoyed the book you read that talked about our emotions.  That “stress ball” we made will be good to grab and squish when we are feeling upset.  The coloring book will be a great conversation starter with our families at home.

First Spelling Test tomorrow.  The words are on the homework chart.  Your child highlighted them.  I promised a Pizza Party when all of us get all 10 words right on the test!  Next time I will also include 5 optional challenge words.

Science: We started our plant unit today.  

Grand Day info is in the school newsletter.  Check out the orange note (youngest kid got the note) about what your family should bring that day.  Thanks.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


We had a great time on our field trip today.  THANK YOU drivers and chaperones.
See the pictures on Seesaw!

Christ Light: Please read 5B tonight.  God rescued Lot when he destroyed the city of Sodom and Gomorrah.
MT:  Ps 50:15  Call upon me in the day of trouble;  I will deliver you and you will honor me.

Reading:  Read a library book.  Your child chose one. :)

Math:  Lesson 17B  We squeezed in a lesson before we left.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Good afternoon,

The only homework tonight is to read the Book Bag book(s).

Christ Light: We reviewed Abraham Trusts God
MT:  The kids recited Prov 3:5

Reading:  We read "Ettabetta's Radish Patch"

Writing/Spelling:  We wrote about how Cass could get Coconut out of the tree.  Ask about our ideas. :) Study the spelling words for the test on Friday.

Math:  Stations today.  No homework.

MAP test today.  Math.  We are done.

Field Trip tomorrow.  Send a CAR SEAT if you are not driving.  ALL need a SACK LUNCH.

We are going to have an awesome day!

PS  We released our second and final butterfly yesterday!  How lovely.  Today the kids put pictures of our butterflies in the 3 stages in our journals.  I also showed every one how to draw and cut out a symmetrical butterfly.  Ask them to show you at home.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Christ Light:  Read 4B Abraham and Lot
MT:  Ps 37:5  Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him and he will do this.

Science/Reading: Please help your child complete the page about an animal. I will compile them to make a class book.  Each should have also brought home a library book to help them with their page.  Bring it back by Friday!

Math:  Lesson 14B  due tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Christ Light:  Review today and we recited our MT

Reading:  Book Bag tonight

Math:  Lesson 13B tonight.

Science:  We talked about animal needs.

We finished our Welcome Back Superkids today.  Tomorrow we will start the hard cover book and new units.

Monday, September 11, 2017


Christ Light:  Read 4A  Abraham Trusts God

MT:  3rd Article  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints. 

Reading: Superkids new story today.  Read a library book at home.

Math: Do Lesson 12  "Some, some more" and "Some, some went away."  Beginning of story problems.

Science:  Animal needs.

Gym:  Ask about our running and "bridge" game.  The kids liked the "Horse and chariot game."

Thursday, September 7, 2017


We had a great day.  The kids were THRILLED to go to the gym today for the first time and have free time (while it rained).  We have had gym class outside every Mon and Wed.

Christ Light:  Read The Tower of Babel and practice the 1st Article  I believe in God the Father almighty, the maker of heaven and earth.

Superkids:  We did lots of reading today in our Superkids book and in our Book Bag books.  It is so fun to cheer on all our blooming readers!

Math:  Test today.

Science:  We started our Animal unit today.  Our main topic today was living and nonliving things.

Chapel and Mission Offering tomorrow.  I forgot to send home the envelopes.  Simply put an offering  in your child's money pouch.  I usually send those envelopes home with the Weekly Note on Thursday, but this week I sent that home on Tuesday.  Even teachers have to get back into the swing of things!