First Grade — Mrs. Pingel

Week of September 21st

What is 1st Grade Learning? 


We will read about Abraham, Sarah and Lot.  We will learn that Abraham showed his faith in God by trusting, obeying and thanking him.  God wants us to trust, obey and thank him too!

Memory: 1st Commandment:  You shall have no other gods.           

Virtue of the Week:  Justice:  God's power for you to do the right thing


We will use the names of the students to practice capital letters, ABC order and identifying vowels, consonants, syllables, digraphs and blends.    

Phonics: Short vowel a

Reading Fluency Skill:  Pausing at the periods

Grammar: Capital letters at the beginning of sentences, names and with I

Spelling:  Unit 1.1 - Short a  and *high-frequency words

 am     cat     at     dad     back     mad     bat     ran     can     sack     *way     *come

Writer's Workshop

The children will begin to edit their stories looking for complete sentences and capital letters.  We will also work on writing and publishing Who Am I? books.  


   We will practice some, some more and some, some went away stories, counting pennies, identifying a number between two numbers, and dividing a solid in half.      


Unit 2: Lesson 3:  What Materials Make Up Objects?  (God made and man made)

Social Studies

Unit 2: Lesson 1:  From City to Farm (city, country, suburb, town)

Please Note...


MAP testing- Our class will take the MAP math skill tests on September 22nd at 10:45.  Please schedule appointments accordingly.   

Classroom Volunteers-  Thank you to Mollie Harrod and Elizabeth Dobberpuhl for being our roomparents.  Thank you to Melissa Karrels for being our classroom event coordinator.  Thank you to LeNay Graham for helping with projects at home.

Classroom Donations -  Thank you to all families who have sent in a variety of classroom donations and reading souvenirs.  Everything will be well used throughout the year.  


Reading Road Race Rally -   The reading log that was sent home on Friday will be used for our Reading Road Race Rally.  We will participate in this with Mrs. Boyce's class.  Please have your child read at least 20 minutes, 4 times a week.  A star should be colored in for each reading session.  This week will be our practice week as more will be explained at Back to School night.  A souvenir sign-up link was sent to your parent email.  

Back to School Night -     Please join us on Tues. Sept. 1st at 6:30 for our Back to School Information Night.  This will take  place using the Google Meet link that you have been sent.  The session will also be recorded if you are unable to attend.

Chapel- Our chapel offerings for August and September will be used for Care Packages for college students

Snack -Please send a healthy snack with your child each day.  I will have extra snacks available in case it is forgotten on a busy morning.  Water bottles will be used throughout the day and can be refilled at the drinking fountain.     

Assignment Books- Assignment notebooks will be used later in September.   More will be explained at Back to School night. 


  Mark Your Calendars!


4 - 7 - No School (Labor Day) 

12 - Parking Lot Parables (Family Event) Sign up required on church website

15 and 22 - MAP Testing


8-9 - K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences

9 - 1/2 Day of School (Noon Dismissal) 

21 - Picture Retakes