First Grade — Mrs. Boyce

November

Look What We Are Learning!   

  • In Religion we will be discovering that God wants us to follow his direction rather than our own.  We will be reading Moses Leaves Egypt and God Calls Moses  from Exodus 2-4.  Please remember to look at our website sidebar for memory work.
  • Our virtue of the week is COURAGE: God's power for you to overcome fear.     Big Question:   How can you show courage and be a source of courage to your teammates?
  • In Writing we will be writing How-To pieces.
  • In Math we will be estimating the capacity of containers, ordering containers by capacity, identifying 1-cup liquid measure,identifying the even numbers to 20, identifying and locating numbers on a hundred number chart, and counting dimes and pennies. 
  • In Science we will be discovering How Plants are Different (Unit 4 Lesson 4-5). If your child would like to watch the videos for each unit, please follow this link.   https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do        District:  Private School; School:  St. Paul Lutheran, Grafton 53024; Username: first initial last name; Password: spl2028  Think Central Science; my Library; Science Fusion Student Access (digital lesson)  OR Electronic Student Edition (book) (please note that this may not work on a cell phone). If your child needs to complete an assignment from class, please follow the same link above, but instead of clicking "my library", please click "things to do" instead.
  • In Social Studies we will  be learning about our world.
  • Reading Road Race Rally  update: Race Car Driver Andy will be racing in  Virginia.    Please keep your child's "glove compartment" in a safe and convenient place at home  to keep all of the souvenirs during the year.   Their state symbols cards may be put onto the ring that was in their glove compartments. (Some of the souvenirs may be used to decorate the glove compartments too).  Active involvement at home will be key in making this program a huge success for your child!  PLEASE encourage  your child to meet his/her weekly goal of reading 20 minutes/day AND reading 2 books on RAZ Kids and passing the quizzes. Thank you!)
  • The Please Remember sidebar has information from our handbook and other helpful general information for first grade should you need it.

Dates to Remember   

NOVEMBER

  • 18 - The Great ADVENTure   The Advent season is almost upon us once again. We have another great way for your family to journey through this great ADVENTure together. Join Mrs. Butz and Mrs. Werner LIVE online Wednesday, November 18th from 6pm-7pm as they share this year's great ADVENTure with you!   This year's ADVENTure includes a make it yourself nativity kit for your family, activities for kids, daily morning prayers and bedtime questions, and a special online devotion and guest appearance by each of our cohorts. This is truly a journey you won't want to miss!   Sign-ups are required, register at  www.splgrafton.org/fig 
  • 20 - End of 1st Trimester
  • 20 - Colonial Tea Party
  • 20 - Recording of our Christmas skit
  • 23-27 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

  • 22 - First Grade Christmas Party
  • 23-Jan1 - Christmas Vacation - NO SCHOOL

New News to Know! 

  • Please watch for an email from Samantha McCarthy for information regarding our first grade auction basket.  These baskets bring in a huge revenue for our school and are always a crowd favorite!

    Reading logs are due every FRIDAY.  Please make sure to sign by each day your child has read.  Please remember, the goal is to have your child read to you.  It's ok to help them, but please make sure the majority of the reading is done by your child.  ALSO, please make sure your child is reading and taking quizzes for at least 2 RAZ KIDS online books.  You do NOT have to list every title your child is reading to you (1 title is fine.  If it's Raz, just write RAZ)  Just make sure they have read for the 20 minute daily requirement!  Thanks!

  • Book-It!  Our goal for first grade in order to receive a free mini pizza slip is 20 minutes per day of reading for 5 days a week.  At the end of the month your child may hand me their colored in calendar with your signature.  I will email your coupon to you as book-it has gone digital.  THESE 20 MINUTES/DAY OF READING COUNT TOWARD YOUR CHILD'S RRRR LOG TOO!

Good to Know!

  • Room parent:  Thank you to Samantha McCarthy for volunteering as our room parent.  Thank you to Kim Brown for volunteering to be our classroom liason.  Please watch for emails from them to help with classroom/school needs. 
  • A good rule of thumb is to keep all of your child's school work for the entire trimester.  Sometimes, a paper gets home before it gets handed in to me, or occasionally I might accidentally hand an assignment back that didn't get into the gradebook.  After grades come out on trimester report cards feel free to recycle them!
  • Special Lunches with Kids: At times during the school year, parents may wish to have a "special lunch" with their   children. Most notably, this occurs on birthdays. Parents are   welcome to excuse their children from school and go off campus for lunch. If parents prefer to have lunch here on campus   during lunch periods, it is policy that traditional bag lunches   are used or hot lunch is ordered. Hot lunch can be ordered for  parents as well. Please do not bring food from local fast food  restaurants or other eating establishments on campus during  lunch periods.
  • Please remember to pack a healthy snack and water bottle (either with a sports cap or thermos type, etc.) for your child each day.  Our little tummies get very hungry by 10:00 and a healthy snack is a great way to rev up our energy up to lunch time.   Snack this year is an individual snack.  You only need to send snack for your child.  Please make sure the snack you send with your child is a healthy snack. 
  • Try St. Paul's online calendar to see all church & school activities! Not sure when a meeting or practice time is? You can access it from our website and even subscribe to it through your smartphone.   Directions to St. Paul's online calendar:   On both church and school homepages, click on the calendar button below the picture on the right.You may also go directly to calendar.splgrafton.org   to see the calendar.   To see fewer events, use the drop down menu for just church or school activities or get even more specific groups like music ministry or athletics. You can also search a keyword using the box at center top.       Clicking on an event may give more details about time and location. From here you can also share it with others via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Students will bring home sight word booklets.  It is expected that students complete at least one page every week. Thank you!

 

Happy Birthday and God's Blessings!

Olivia - November 1

 

Student of the Week for the Week of:

OCTOBER                             NOVEMBER                        DECEMBER                        JANUARY

 10/12 Eddie                     11/2 Claire                         12/7  Ezra                           1/4 Greta  

 10/19                                  11/9 Wyatt                         12/14 Hudson                 1/11 JP   

 10/26 Olivia                    11/16 Oli

                                              11/30 Wrenly                                                                                                                                               

FEBRUARY                           MARCH                               APRIL                                MAY

2/8 Logan                         3/8 Delaney                         4/1                                       5/2   

2/22 Elora                        3/15  Adalyn                        4/18