Friday, January 11, 2019

First Grade News-Friday, January 11

Memory Verse for the Upcoming Week:
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
(Remember that your child is expected to recite the verse and reference on Thursday)

This quarter we will begin to have at least one dictation sentence as part of our spelling test on Friday. The sentences will include words that follow the spelling rules that we have learned or are high frequency words. In addition to spelling the words correctly, we will be be grading students on using capital and lowercase letters in the correct places and using the correct punctuation marks. You can start practicing the sentences now, but we’ll also practice writing the sentence each Monday on the bac of our Study List paper.
Dictation Sentence for the Upcoming Week:
The rich man shut the chest.

Week in Review:
Religion: Wise men worship Jesus; Simeon and Anna
Reading: We worked with the story George Washington and the General’s Dog; met with our new reading groups; worked with stories by our new author of the month, Helen Lester
Phonics/Spelling: Continued working with high frequency words; reviewed long vowels that follow the sneaky e rule (tap becomes tape when the e is added to the end) and the digraph sh; introduced the digraph ch
Handwriting: Practiced the lowercase letter j; reviewed magic c letters; practiced where words sit on the handwriting lines
Math: We practiced adding 2 to even and odd numbers; covered designs with pattern blocks and graphed how many we used; looked for patterns to solve problems
Science: We continued our unit on light, using lights and mirrors to communicate and worked with reflections
Important Information:
  • The First Grade classes will be having a Garage Sale in February to support students at CCLS-Uganda. More information and a sign-up sheet is in your child’s folder today.
  • 2nd Quarter Report Cards are being sent home today. There are no official conferences at this time, but let your child’s teacher know if you would like to meet. Please return the signed envelope as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Our field trip to the Sheldon Concert Hall has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 24th. Please let your child’s teacher know by Wednesday, January 16th if you would like to join us for this field trip.
  • Book orders are being sent home today. Please return them by Friday, January 18th.
  • National Lutheran Schools Week is January 28th-February 1st. Information will be sent home soon regarding the school-wide service project we’ll be completing, and the out of uniform options for the week.

Friday, December 21, 2018

First Grade News-Friday, December 21, 2018

Memory Verse for the Upcoming Week:
The Grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people. Titus 2:11

(Remember that your child is expected to recite the verse and reference on Thursday)

Week in Review:
Religion: Jesus is Born; the Angels tell the Shepherds the Good News
Reading: We worked the story The Mitten by our author of the month Jan Brett
Phonics/Spelling: Continued working with high frequency words; practiced with long vowels that follow the sneaky e rule (tap becomes tape when the e is added to the end); introduced the digraph sh
Handwriting: Practiced the lowercase letters y and j
Math: We practiced estimating capacity; compared numbers; identified odd and even numbers; numbered a clock face; learned about adding 2 to an even number
Science: We continued our unit on light, using mirrors to help us identify reflections and redirect light beams

Questions to ask your child:
What is one book you chose for your book box this week?
Can you retell me the story The Mitten?
What is an even number?
What is a reflection?

Important Information:
  • Have a blessed Christmas Break! Please have your child complete their writing page about what they did over Christmas Break and return it the week of January 7th.
  • The First Grade classes will be having a Garage Sale in February to support students at CCLS-Uganda. More information will be sent home after Christmas Break.
  • 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, January 11th. There are no official conferences at this time, but let your child’s teacher know if you would like to meet.
  • Our field trip to the Sheldon Concert Hall has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 24th. Please let your child’s teacher know if you would like to join us for this field trip.
  • Thank you for your many loving gifts!  It is a joy to partner with you as we help these children of the Lord grow!

Friday, December 14, 2018

First Grade News-Friday, December 14, 2018

Memory Verse for the Upcoming Week:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  Luke 2:14

(Remember that your child is expected to recite the verse and reference on Thursday)

Week in Review:
Religion: The angel visits Mary and Joseph; Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem
Reading: We worked with different versions of the Gingerbread Man story; we read books by our author of the month-Jan Brett
Phonics/Spelling: Continued working with high frequency words; practiced with long vowels that follow the sneaky e rule (tap becomes tape when the e is added to the end)
Handwriting: Practiced the lowercase letter l and k
Math: We practiced finding numbers on the 100’s chart; worked with dimes and pennies; learned about lines of symmetry and symmetrical designs; continued to practice our basic addition and subtraction facts
Science: We started our unit on light, discussing shadows and whether an object is transparent, translucent, or opaque

Questions to ask your child:
What is one book you chose for your book box this week?
What was you favorite version of the Gingerbread Man story? Can you retell the story of the Gingerbread man with as many details as possible?
How is a shadow produced?
Can you tell me the difference between items that are transparent, translucent, or opaque?

Important Information:
  • We hope to see you Monday, December 17th for the CCLS Advent Service at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood. The service begins at 6:30PM.
  • Remember that 2nd Quarter Service Project forms are due by Friday, December 21st. Remember that if your child participated in the Operation Christmas Child or Kirk Care Collections through school you can use that as this quarter’s project.
  • Please return Church and Sunday School forms on Monday, December 17th.
  • The First Grade classes will be having a Garage Sale in February to support students at CCLS-Uganda. Information was sent home today, so please check your child’s folder for that information.
  • If you are leaving early for Christmas Break, please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible.
  • Join us for our classroom Christmas Party on Friday, December 21st at 2:00.

Friday, December 7, 2018

First Grade News-Friday, December 7, 2018

Memory Verse for the Upcoming Week:
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. Isaiah 9:6

(Remember that your child is expected to recite the verse and reference on Thursday)

Week in Review:
Religion: Daniel and the Lion’s Den; God’s People Return Home; Prophets Tell of a Savior
Reading: We worked with the stories Beetle Bop and An Extraordinary Egg; we worked in reading groups; we read books by our author of the month-Jan Brett
Phonics/Spelling: Reviewed short vowel words; continued working with high frequency words; introduced long vowels with the sneaky e rule (tap becomes tape when the e is added to the end)
Handwriting: Practiced the lowercase letter l and how to write a period, question mark and an exclamation point
Math: We practiced subtracting 0 from a number and subtracting a number from itself to get 0; estimated capacity; worked with 1 cup measurements; drew pictures to help solve problems; identified even numbers to 20
Science: We finished our unit on sound learning about how sound travels and sharing our instruments
Social Studies: We learned about traditions, discussing family traditions and the traditions of people from around the world

Questions to ask your child:
What is one book you chose for your book box this week?
Can you count by 2’s from 0 to 20?
Can you explain what the sneaky e will do in a word? (ex-cap changes to cape)
What is one tradition that you read about in Social Studies?
Can you describe a few of the instruments that your classmates created? How did your class sort the instruments that you created?

Important Information:

As the weather gets colder, please make sure that your child brings appropriate clothes for recess. Make sure to write their name on the tag inside.

Make sure to have Monday, December 17th marked on your calendar for the CCLS Advent Service at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood. The service begins at 6:30PM.

Remember that 2nd Quarter Service Project forms are due by Friday, December 21st. Remember that if your child participated in the Operation Christmas Child or Kirk Care Collections through school you can use that as this quarter’s project.

Please return Church and Sunday School forms on Monday, December 17th.

Friday, November 30, 2018

First Grade News-Friday, November 30th

Memory Verse for the Upcoming Week:
Fear not, for I am with you. Isaiah 43:5

(Remember that your child is expected to recite the verse and reference on Thursday)

Week in Review:
Religion: Elisha, Jonah, and Hezekiah’s Prayer
Character Trait from CFP: courage
Reading: We worked with the stories Up, Down, and Around and The Snowy Day; we worked in reading groups; we read books by our author of the month-Doreen Cronin
Phonics/Spelling: Reviewed short vowel words; continued working with high frequency words; spent a lot of time working with blends
Handwriting: Practiced the lowercase letters i and e
Math: We match identical pictures; worked with dimes; practiced counting by 2’s; and started working with telling time to the hour
Science: We continued our unit on sound learning about the pitch of sound

Questions to ask your child:
What is one book you chose for your book box this week?
What has been your favorite story by Doreen Cronin?
What is one new thing you learned about sound this week?
What are some of the characteristics of a dime?
Can you draw the face of a clock?

Important Information:

As the weather gets colder, please make sure that your child brings appropriate clothes for recess. Make sure to write their name on the tag inside.

Make sure to have Monday, December 17th marked on your calendar for the CCLS Advent Service.

Remember that 2nd Quarter Service Project forms are due by Friday, December 21st. Remember that if your child participated in the Operation Christmas Child or Kirk Care Collections through school you can use that as this quarter’s project. Another sheet is being sent home today to fill out.

Next week is Santa’s Workshop. Envelopes are being sent home today. Mrs. Nummela’s class will be shopping on Thursday and Miss Pfotenhauer’s class will be shopping on Friday.

Please return the November Book-It Calendar as soon as possible. The December calendar was sent home today.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16

Memory Verse for the Upcoming Week:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:4

(Remember that your child is expected to recite the verse and reference on Thursday)

Week in Review:
Religion: Esther; Elijah and the Prophets of Baal; Elijah goes to heaven
Character Trait from CFP: respect
Reading: We worked with the poem In a Winter Meadow; we worked in reading groups; read books by our author of the month-Doreen Cronin
Phonics/Spelling: Reviewed short vowel words; continued working with high frequency words; spent a lot of time working with blends
Handwriting: Practiced the lowercase letters u and i
Math: We practiced adding 0 to a number and subtracting 1 from a number; practiced counting by 10’s; used pattern blocks to cover designs in different ways
Science: We continued our unit on sound learning about the volume of sound

Questions to ask your child:
What is one book you chose for your book box this week?
What is one new thing you learned about sound this week?
Can you count by 10’s from 0 to 100?
Which instrument did you enjoy using during Science to explore sound?

Important Information:
Remember that there is no school the entire week of November 19th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

Sunday, November 18th is CCLS Sunday at The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens. Services are at 8:00 and 10:45. Feel free to join us for one of these services.

As the weather gets colder, please make sure that your child brings appropriate clothes for recess.

Make sure to have Monday, December 17th marked on your calendar for the CCLS Advent Service.

We are rescheduling our field trip to the Sheldon Concert Hall. We will let you know soon when the new date will be.

Friday, November 9, 2018

First Grade News-Friday, November 9, 2018

Memory Verse for the Upcoming Week:
I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20

(Remember that your child is expected to recite the verse and reference on Thursday)

Week in Review:
Religion: David and Goliath; Solomon Builds the Temple; Jehosaphat
Character Trait from CFP: respect
Reading: We read When Winter Comes; we worked in reading groups; read books by our new author of the month-Doreen Cronin
Phonics/Spelling: Reviewed short vowel words; continued working with high frequency words; introduced blends
Handwriting: Practiced the magic c lowercase letters (c, a, o, g, and d); talked about tall, small, and descending letters to know where they sit on the line
Math: Weighed objects using nonstandard units; added numbers by counting on; created bar graphs; added 0 to a number
Science: We started our unit on sound.

Questions to ask your child:
What is one book you chose for your book box this week?
How is sound produced?
Can you name a few words that begin with a blend? (ex-stop, frog, blue, crash)
What happens when you add 0 to a number?

Important Information:
Our field trip to Sheldon Concert Hall is on Thursday, November 15th. We will leave a little after 9:00 and return to school in time for lunch. We’d like for students to wear red uniform shirts on that day.

Information about Operation Christmas Child was sent home this week. Please send in completed boxes on Wednesday, November 14th.

Remember that there is no school the entire week of November 19th. Please let your child’s teacher know if you will be extending the holiday break and your child will be missing any school before or after the break.

As the weather gets colder, please make sure that your child brings appropriate clothes for recess.