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Tuesday, May 24, 2016


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. 

Monday, May 23, 2016


Good evening.

We had a great time doing our Reader's Theater plays today.  The kids loved being in the church at the microphone and they did an amazing job.  I will get the video tape  recording up today or tomorrow.

Here  is  the end of the year slide show that we watched after.  I included several links with more pictures and videos.   Enjoy.  Your children have been a thrill to teach.

First Grade Slide Show

Josh- I will still try to get your photo in at the end.  We took those pictures Friday when you were absent.

Reading: Lots of Readers Theater and another chapter in Charlottes Web.  We finished our Superkids workbook. too.

Math:  Final set 135.  Most did both sides in class.

Friday, May 20, 2016


Chapel: Pastor Boggs  from WLA led chapel today.

Reading:  We reread the Superkids story,  "Zoo Clue," and turned in our reading books.

Math:  The kids took their final test.  No homework.

Readers Theater: We practiced more so we will be ready for Monday.

Art: Ask about the ice cream treats we drew and colored.  They will be in the journals.

We bid Bryce farewell today.  He will be attending an uncle's wedding next week.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2016


It was a Birthday Day in our class today.  Happy Bday to Ava M (today) and to Bryce (next Tuesday).   Thanks for the birthday treats!
Bible: Review of Esther and 2nd Article recitation.

Reading: We read "Zoo Clues."  Read  it tonight in the  Superkids book.

Read-a-loud Tale of the day:  The  Three Little  Wolves and the  Big Bad Pig.  Ask about it.  See the compare and contrast page we did on the back of the morning work.

Math: Lesson 134.  We practiced some more subtraction facts.

Sumdog: It was our final day for this app contest.  I will let you know the results tomorrow.  The contest goes until 8 PM if your child wants to squeeze in some more time. :)

Readers Theater: Our class is working hard on their scrips for the Readers Theater on Monday.  Come at 1:30 to the church.

The Weekly Note was sent home today.  Have a lovely evening!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday!

Bible: Esther 12B  MT  2nd Article  (I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried).

Superkids:  New reading/spelling rule  Soft c /s/ and soft g /j/ as in  nice  and  huge.  New spelling words should be in the money pouch.

Math:  Lesson 133

Readers Theater:  We  also began practicing for our Readers Theater on Monday.  Sorry- I am not sending parts home.  I want this to be a school only thing. :)  Come Monday at 1:30 to hear.

Gym: Soccer skills, 3 person kickball, and scoops with beanbags and balls.  So fun!!!
Music: Working on the song for next Thursday PM, closing service.

WLA Academy Kids singing group sang in our gym today!!!  They are acapella.  Quintin was super proud of his big sister Charlie in the group!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Bible: Review of Daniel in the  Lion's Den.

Reading: We read in Superkids wkbk and practiced our spelling/phonics words.  Then we took the test.  

Math: Lesson 132 and math stations.   1) Sumdog app contest, 2) Puzzles,  3) Counting coins with me!

S.St. Japan!!!  I read "The Boy of the  Three Year Nap."   Ask about the lazy boy, his plan and mom's plan, and the happy ending.  We  studied some of Japan on the  map and Smartboard.

Science:  We had a Robotics assembly today.  Our speaker told us about the senses, circuits, and  switches of a robot.  We also got to see some in action.  The coolest one was "Nao," pictured below.  He would be a $10,000 Christmas gift.

Monday, May 16, 2016


Bible: Daniel in the Lion's Den
MT Mt 28:20  Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Reading: Read a book and sign the log.

Math: Lesson 131.   Most finished both side in class.   :)   We also started a competition with other first graders on our Sumdog app.  Your child may play at home, too.  The info was sent home last week.

S. St. I read more of my favorite books today, Legend of the Indian Paintbrush and Legend of the Bluebonnet.  Our art Friday was inspired by the first book.  We did  also talk  about the "Great Spirits" of the Native  Americans vs our  God.  I love the stories, but cling to my faith!  Ask about the stories.

There will be a note home tomorrow about the Pizza lunch on the last day of school coming home tomorrow.

I also keep forgetting to send home the Great America tickets to those that filled out the 6 hour Reading Log form back in Feb and earned  this.

Blessings, Mrs. W