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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


We had a great time at the farm today.  The Lomira High School FFA did a great job at each stations telling us about life on the farm.  I posted many pictures to SEESAW.  Find them there.  

NO HOMEWORK tonight (ignore the homework chart).  We have been practicing our Readers Theater scripts for tomorrow night.  Our show will be in the large commons (since there will be choir at 7:00).  The kids are excited to perform for you.

Mrs. Weigand

Monday, May 15, 2017


Christ Light:  11B  Peter and John Are Arrested
MT:  Acts 4:20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.

Reading: Library book tonight.
We started our scripts today for RT. Can't wait to read them on Wednesday night.

Math: Subtraction half of doubles. 14-7, 10-5....

S.St: We visited the Grand Canyon

Gym: Play soccer- dribble, kick to a target, and then "Sharks and Minnows" dribble across the field with defense.

Music: Graduation song with Mrs. H

Thursday, May 11, 2017


First Grade Weekly Note  May 11, 2017
Faith1stgrade.blogspot.com (I did it every day this week :)

Faith Alive  The school newsletter will be sent out today.  It is loaded with information!

Spelling Words      Unit 9        Test tomorrow!   May 12th
Pattern Words:  took,  look,  room,  soon,  book,  foot,  stood,  spoon  
Memory Words: write,  old,  eight,  live,  hold  
Challenge:  Mother’s Day, love, musical,  Mt. Rushmore,  Yellowstone

Michels Farm Field Trip next Tuesday.  We will leave school at 8:25 and return before lunch.  My drivers are Bright, Frechette, Giese, Kramer, Luedtke,  Meltz, and Pinno.  Thank you!!!    

Aesop Play is tomorrow!  Friday, May 12   1:00 and 6:30 PM  Your child may come to my class anytime after 6:00 PM.  THANK YOU for providing water and cookies (an email from Angie Kramer).  

MAPS testing It was fun to peek at the results.  Please look at your child’s scores tonight.  I especially glance at the RIT score which shows how much your child improved (compared to how much the test thought they would...projected score).  I also look at the percentage.  Of course we want this number to go up as your child goes up in “rank” from fall to winter to spring.   Mr. H’s also sent a letter to help explain these scores.   
THIS TEST is not the only indicator of progress in math and reading skills.  I certainly am looking at the wider picture!  You have seen progress and so have I just by observing and listening!  There are a few other assessments I am doing at school, especially in reading, that I will share with you so can make some summer reading goals!  

Congrats to Bryson. He is our most recent  Addition Certification recipient in Xtra Math.

S.St.  It has been fun to “travel” to famous American places this week.  Your children we super excited about Yellowstone.  That is my favorite family vacation!!!  I hope you get to go someday.  What an American treasure!!!  Today we went to the White House in Washington, DC!  Thank you, Peyton, for sharing a cute book about Mt. Rushmore.  3 kids from the class have been there!  The Black Hills is full of family friendly activities!  I highly recommend that place, too!

READERS’ THEATRE Next Wednesday night at 6:30.  Come to hear our stories (read aloud with scripts) and watch a video from our year.  It won’t go over 1 hour.  Please let me know if your child will NOT be there.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


It was fun to see so many at the Track Meet tonight.

Christ Light:  Read 11A  A Man Who Can't Walk is Healed
MT  Rom 1:16  I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power (dynamite) of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.

Read:  Book bag book

Math:  None today because of play practice.

S.St.  Today we went to Mount Rushmore!  We learned that MR is in South Dakota, was sculpted by Gutzom Borglum and 400 men, is a memorial to 4 presidents and is a national monument!  3 kids from class have been there.  :)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Christ Light   review

Reading:  Book Bag book

Math:  Lesson 126     Subtract two digit numbers without regrouping.

Spelling words:  new memory words (We played a game with them) and pattern words ("oo").

S.St:  Yellowstone National Park.  I read a fun picture book and then I showed our family vacation photos on the Smart Board.  The kids ALL want to go now.

Monday, May 8, 2017


Christ Light    Read 10B  Peter's Sermon
MT  Rev 2:10  Be faithful even to the point of death and I will give you the crown of life.

Read:  Library book

Math:  Lesson 126    New today?  Quarters (though we have been using them in stations).

S.St.  Mexico, continued from Cinco de Mayo

Gym:  Introduction to soccer-  "Dribble" and control the ball.    Then, kick for distance.  :)

Thursday, May 4, 2017


First Grade Weekly Note  May 4, 2017
Faith1stgrade.blogspot.com (I did it every day this week :)

Faith Alive  The school newsletter will be sent out today.  It is loaded with information!

Spelling   Test TOMORROW!   
Pattern words (ow,ou): found, mound, round, cloud, loud, crown, brown, slow, grow
Memory Words : give,  warm,  walk,  once,  done
Challenge (optional): triangle,  sphere,  cylinder,  rectangle,  cube

May Calendar to come home on Monday.  
First grade final two field trips
  1. Tuesday, May 16th to the Michels Farm (Lomira) with Kindergarten 8:25-11.
Many have returned the permission slip.  Thank you!
  1. Monday, May 22 to the free zoo in Madison with 2nd grade.  Bus     

Aesop Play Friday, May 12   1:00 and 6:30 PM

Math Stations  1) ipad    Kids A-Z  and  XtraMath.   Congrats to Hannah M for completing the Addition!!!  2) Measure Tails.  How long is a cheetah tail?  Monkey?  Cut a strip of paper that long and label it  3) Coin Exchange-  WHAT FUN!  Each child rolls a dice and get that number of cents from me, the banker.  As they get more money they can exchange coins for bigger ones (two nickels for a dime…).  The first kid to $.50 wins.  We played this today (5 kids and me) for the first time.  It was awesome! Try it at home.  4) Using a grid, coordinate points, and drawing symmetrical shapes.  

ANTS (12 kids)  will need a small bag with supplies (stuffed animal, granola bar in a  package, small blanket, shirt) for a prop during the play.  I told the 12 ants who they were.  The other 11 are grasshoppers and won’t need this bag.  They are not busy packing!!! :)

Cinco de Mayo  We will be celebrating in our class with more stories with a Mexican flare, poems, Spanish vocabulary, art and a geography lesson about Mexico!