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

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Christ Light:  Review of Moses.  Ask to see our cute Moses project.  God took good care of Moses according to His plan.  He also "rescued" Moses.  God takes good care of us by providing loved ones to care for us.  He also "rescued" us from sin. 

Reading:  We practiced our memory words by playing a game.  FUN partner work.  We also read our poems and practiced much in spelling/writing.

Math:  Lesson 47 tonight.  Counting by 2s was the new lesson today. 

S.St.  We started a mini-unit on Thanksgiving.  Today we learned about the Mayflower and the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. 

Read vs Fantasy.  We discussed the difference and named many examples.  We compared a "Frog and Toad" book (fiction) with a book about real frogs.  Then the first graders wrote about something they do for real and something they imagine they can do.   I chose a few for this weeks Faith Alive newsletter. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Christ Light: review of 12A Jacob Goes to Egypt
Reading: Book bag
Math: Lesson 45B

First Grade Weekly Note                 November 9, 2017
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Living History Night I have the Timelines.  Thank you for your work on them.  What fun to share them with classmates.  I will hang them up after school today so they are ready to be viewed tomorrow night.  Hope to see you tomorrow night at 6:30 for a walk through the museum and a presentation about the history of FdL at 7:15.

Veteran Josh Wege spoke to the student body today.  His story is amazing!  Ask your child about him.  Makenzi P also did her timeline on him so peek at it in the hall.  

Veteran’s Day The class will be calling a couple WWII veterans and singing for them on speaker phone.  Harold Buelow was a navigator.  He lives in TN and is a special friend of mine through our church there.  Russ Fontana is a member of Faith and lives in town.      

Thanksgiving Caroling will be on Monday, November 20th at noon at The Woodlands (near Aurora clinic east of here).  We will sing in full two dining halls for about 20 minutes each.  We will sing various Bible songs we have learned this year and hand out a Bible picture that we created.  When we return to school we will have a Thanksgiving celebration.

The permission slip is being sent home, too.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Christ Light:  Review of 11B
We recited the 5th Comm, too.

Reading:  Book bag book tonight. 

Math:  Lesson 43   Counting by 10s and writing that pattern is new today.

S.St.  We learned how to used the directions north, south, east and west on a map.  We also read "The City Mouse and Country Mouse" and discussed the differences with a Venn Diagram. 

ALL played kickball at lunch recess. 

Poetry-  We love singing our patriotic songs this week. 

Monday, November 6, 2017


Christ Light:  Joseph Forgives His Brothers 
MT  5th Comm  You shall not murder.  What does this mean?  We should fear and love God that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor.

Reading:  Read "Yuck! Yuck! in the Superkids book.

Math:  Lesson 42B

Poetry:  Sing our new patriotic songs

Gym:  Dances and parachute play

S.St:  Our community

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Christ Light:  We reviewed The Brother's Return to Egypt.  Joseph tested them to see if they were showing love and kindness to Benjamin.  When they passed, he revealed his true identity as their brother.  We talked about how it can be hard to forgive people who are mean to us over and over, but that is what God does for us.  He forgives us when we sin over and over.  May we look to him for forgiveness and motivation!

Reading:  Book Bags tonight

Math:  Test today.  No homework.  Great math stations, too.

Social studies: New unit on Our Community. 

Writing:  LOTS today.  We wrote stories based on a character we imagined.  The stories had a problem and solution. 

We also wrote Thank You Cards for this weekend's Abound services.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Bible:  Read Christ Light  11A 
MT  Eph  4:32  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Math:  Fact review day.  Prep for test tomorrow.  Fabulous station work!  No homework.

Reading:  Read the Book Bag books. 

Gym:  Many movement games.   Ask about "Toys Alive" and "The Bridge/Running Game."

Music with Mrs. H   

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Reformation!

We had a great time discussing the play we saw yesterday during Bible time.  The kids really enjoyed the play.  These are some comments shared today.  "All the brothers bowed down." "The brothers finally knew it was Joseph."  "Jacob came down to Egypt."  "The music sounds just like my (professional) CD."  These are the parts that we didn't like so much in the play.  "Joseph got put in the pit."  "When he was put in jail." "Potiphar took him away."

Reading:  Read Superkids "The Monster Under the Bus"

Math:  Lesson 39

New 5th Grade Book Buddies today.

We celebrated the Reformation (and Halloween) this afternoon in our devotion, by singing "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," and by playing a sight word Bingo game.  Many of our spelling words were in  the game.  THANK YOU Angie Kramer for the cookies during the game.  Thank you Makenzi P for the treats at the end of the day.