First Grade — Weekly Updates

Week of May 31st

What is 1st Grade Learning? 

Religion

We will read about how Jesus heals a blind man and ten lepers.  We will discuss how Jesus shows us love by giving us bodily and spiritual gifts and how He is pleased when we thank him.                  

Memory: (we will say together)  For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  John 3:16

Reading

We will complete our Camp Read A Lot journey with Ranger Rita on Wednesday.  We have also been using Max Lacado's books Hermie the Common Catepillar and Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp as a Reader's Theater to practice oral reading.  

Phonics: Homophones (see, sea, by, bye, buy....)

Reading Fluency Skill:  Using expression and appropriate volume when reading out loud 

Grammar: Units complete

Spelling: No Spelling Test!

Writer's Workshop

We will finish our journals and create a 1st grade memory book.   

Math

Concepts that we will practice include a review of addition and subtraction facts.  

Science

Unit 6:  Earth's Resources   - Unit Test  

Social Studies

We will enjoy a camping fieldtrip to Camp Y-Koda

Please Note...

NEW and IMPORTANT- 

End of the Year Events - Tuesday - Camp Y-Koda fieldtrip   Wednesday - Wrap up and Clean up  Thursday - Track and Field Day - Friday - Closing Service

Even/Odds Pizza Fundraiser -    Thank you for supporting this fundraiser! 

Reading Road Race Rally -          Thank you for all your donations for this program this year!!!!  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.  

PAST NEWS-

Cereal Box Collection Service Project -                  As a school we collected over 600 cereal boxes.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Chapel Service -           I am so proud of the students hard work on the chapel service.  The service, Special Snowflakes Stick Together, can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/event/521520.  On the right hand column, click on the 2/3/21 date.  

Virtual Bookfair -         Thank you for your support of the virtual bookfair.  

Advent Services links -         The Away in a Manger song that we have been working on was used in this past week's chapel service.  https://vimeo.com/486410627  The full song with speaking parts will be part of the Great ADVENTure on Dec. 12th.                           https://vimeo.com/showcase/ 7823067  

Fall/Winter Wear -          It is starting to get cooler.  Please begin to look for hats, gloves and warmer coats to send to school with your child.  

Class Auction Baskets -         Thank you for your auction donations.  

Spelling -                 Our spelling lists have been updated.  If you use the spelling city link, it will say that the link is not valid.  Our free premium access has expired; however, if you click My Homepage, the lists and basic games are still available. 

Book-it Reading Program (optional) -                 The Book-It Reading program runs from October - March.  The goal for each month is 20 days of reading.  You can use the RRRR stars for the same minutes for Book-It.  For example, if you color in one reading star then color in one space on the monthly calendar.  The Book-It calendar can be turned in at the end of the month for a free Personal Pan Pizza coupon (this will be emailed to you).  

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.  

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!

MAY

28     Reading Road Race Rally surprise celebration

28 1/2 Day of School Noon Dismissal

31 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

JUNE

   1st Grade Fieldtrip to Camp Y-Koda

3    Track & Field Day/School Picnic Day

4 Last Day of School 10:00am Dismissal    Closing Chapel - 8:25am    8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm

Week of May 24th

What is 1st Grade Learning? 

Religion

We will read about how Jesus wants us to be good neighbors who love and help others like the Good Samaritan.  We will also learn how just as God has forgiven our sins, he expects us to forgive others instead of being like the Unforgiving Servant found in Matthew 18.                 

Memory: 7th Commandment:  You shall not steal.

              9th Commandment:    You shall not covet your neighbor's house.

Virtue of the Week: RESPONSIBILITY: God's power for you to be accountable to Him and others.  Big Question:   How can taking responsibility to encourage others encourage you, too? 

Reading

This week we will visit Camp Read A Lot to review strategies from the year.  We will remember to be flexible and try words different ways.   We will also celebrate our reading by reading with someone else (a Kindergartener and a Second Grader)

Phonics: Homophones (see, sea, by, bye, buy....)

Reading Fluency Skill:  Using expression and appropriate volume when reading out loud 

Grammar: Review parts of speech and punctuation

Spelling: No Spelling Test!

Writer's Workshop

We will plan, write and publish our last story of the year.  At the end of the week we will share our tales around the campfire.      

Math

Concepts that we will practice include subtracting minuends greater than 10, using a calculator to explore addition, subtraction, and skip counting, and exploring transformations: slides (translations), turns (rotations), and flips (reflections). 

Science

Unit 6:  Earth's Resources   Lessons 5 and 6: Where Can We Find Water? and How Can We Save Resources?  

Social Studies

All About Wisconsin

Please Note...

NEW and IMPORTANT- 

Even/Odds Pizza Fundraiser -   Thank you for supporting this fundraiser! 

Reading Road Race Rally -         Thank you for all your donations for this program this year!!!!  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.  

PAST NEWS-

Cereal Box Collection Service Project -                As a school we collected over 600 cereal boxes.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Chapel Service -          I am so proud of the students hard work on the chapel service.  The service, Special Snowflakes Stick Together, can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/event/521520.  On the right hand column, click on the 2/3/21 date.  

Virtual Bookfair -        Thank you for your support of the virtual bookfair.  

Advent Services links -        The Away in a Manger song that we have been working on was used in this past week's chapel service.  https://vimeo.com/486410627  The full song with speaking parts will be part of the Great ADVENTure on Dec. 12th.                          https://vimeo.com/showcase/ 7823067  

Fall/Winter Wear -         It is starting to get cooler.  Please begin to look for hats, gloves and warmer coats to send to school with your child.  

Class Auction Baskets -        Thank you for your auction donations.  

Spelling -               Our spelling lists have been updated.  If you use the spelling city link, it will say that the link is not valid.  Our free premium access has expired; however, if you click My Homepage, the lists and basic games are still available. 

Book-it Reading Program (optional) -               The Book-It Reading program runs from October - March.  The goal for each month is 20 days of reading.  You can use the RRRR stars for the same minutes for Book-It.  For example, if you color in one reading star then color in one space on the monthly calendar.  The Book-It calendar can be turned in at the end of the month for a free Personal Pan Pizza coupon (this will be emailed to you).  

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.  

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!

MAY

28    Reading Road Race Rally surprise celebration

28 1/2 Day of School Noon Dismissal

31 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

JUNE

  1st Grade Fieldtrip to Camp Y-Koda

3    Track & Field Day/School Picnic Day

4 Last Day of School 10:00am Dismissal    Closing Chapel - 8:25am    8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm

Week of May 17th

What is 1st Grade Learning? 

Religion

We will read about how Jesus appears in His glory and comforts His disciples. He reminds them that He is the Son of God who would suffer, die and rise so that they could go to heaven.                

Memory:    1 John 1:7b    The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Virtue of the Week: COURAGE: God's power for you to overcome fear.   Big Question:     What will it take for you to have the courage to face change?
 

Reading

This week we will visit Camp Read A Lot to review strategies from the year.  We will check if we are reading just right books and we will try something else if a word does not sound right.   

Phonics: Homophones (see, sea, by, bye, buy....)

Reading Fluency Skill:  Using expression and appropriate volume when reading out loud 

Grammar: Contractions

Spelling: No Spelling Test!

Writer's Workshop

We will make cards for our pen pals and write "mini" letters using homophones.     

Math

Concepts that we will practice include identifying and counting hundreds, tens, and ones, writing addition and subtraction fact families, subtracting facts: 9-4, 9-5, 9-6, representing numbers to 500 using pictures, subtracting facts: 7-3, 7-4, 8-3, 8-4, estimating and weighing objects using nonstandard units, and exploring standard units of mass. 

Science

Unit 6:  Earth's Resources   Lessons 2 and 4  What Are Rocks and Soil? and How Do Soils Differ?

Social Studies

We're Going Camping Unit  

Please Note...

NEW and IMPORTANT- 

Even/Odds Pizza Fundraiser -  Tuesday, May 18th from 10am to 8pm  50 percent of all sales goes to St. Paul.  You must mention St. Paul when ordering or check Dining for Dollars if ordering online.  Thank you for your support.  

Reading Road Race Rally -        Thank you for all your donations for this program this year!!!!  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.  

PAST NEWS-

Cereal Box Collection Service Project -              As a school we collected over 600 cereal boxes.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Chapel Service -         I am so proud of the students hard work on the chapel service.  The service, Special Snowflakes Stick Together, can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/event/521520.  On the right hand column, click on the 2/3/21 date.  

Virtual Bookfair -       Thank you for your support of the virtual bookfair.  

Advent Services links -       The Away in a Manger song that we have been working on was used in this past week's chapel service.  https://vimeo.com/486410627  The full song with speaking parts will be part of the Great ADVENTure on Dec. 12th.                         https://vimeo.com/showcase/ 7823067  

Fall/Winter Wear -        It is starting to get cooler.  Please begin to look for hats, gloves and warmer coats to send to school with your child.  

Class Auction Baskets -       Thank you for your auction donations.  

Spelling -             Our spelling lists have been updated.  If you use the spelling city link, it will say that the link is not valid.  Our free premium access has expired; however, if you click My Homepage, the lists and basic games are still available. 

Book-it Reading Program (optional) -             The Book-It Reading program runs from October - March.  The goal for each month is 20 days of reading.  You can use the RRRR stars for the same minutes for Book-It.  For example, if you color in one reading star then color in one space on the monthly calendar.  The Book-It calendar can be turned in at the end of the month for a free Personal Pan Pizza coupon (this will be emailed to you).  

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.  

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!

MAY

28   Reading Road Race Rally surprise celebration

28 1/2 Day of School Noon Dismissal

31 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

JUNE

 1st Grade Fieldtrip to Camp Y-Koda

3 Track & Field Day

4 Last Day of School 10:00am Dismissal    Closing Chapel - 8:25am    8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm

Week of May 10th

What is 1st Grade Learning? 

Religion

We will read about Jesus Feeding the 5,000 and Jesus Walking on Water.  We will discuss how Jesus helps and protects us each day.  We will also discuss how instead of worrying, we should confidently put all our cares in God's hands.               

Memory:    6th Commandment:  You shall not commit adultery.

Virtue of the Week: INTEGRITY: God's power for you to be true to Him and yourself.     Big Question:     How does God need to open your eyes so you can recognize your God-given purpose?
 

Reading

This week we will visit Camp Read A Lot to review strategies from the year.  We will check if we are reading just right books and we will try something else if a word does not sound right.   

Phonics: Sounds of r and vowel teams

Reading Fluency Skill:  Using expression and appropriate volume when reading out loud 

Grammar: Articles a/an, this/that, these/those

Spelling: Unit 2.6 - compound words

backpack  baseball  bluebird  brainstorm  flashlight  herself  inside  lunchbox  outside  suitcase    *picture  *remember

Writer's Workshop

We will finish our poetry unit with an acrostic poem about a hike.  We will also write about pet rocks.      

Math

Concepts that we will practice include subtracting two-digit numbers without regrouping, identifying cold, cool, warm, and hot temperatures, reading  a thermometer to the nearest 10 degrees, subtracting half of a double, and identifying events as certain, likely, or impossible. 

Science

Unit 6:  Earth's Resources   Lesson 1:  What Can We Find on Earth?  

Social Studies

We're Going Camping Unit  

Please Note...

NEW and IMPORTANT- 

Reading Road Race Rally -       Upcoming souvenir dates (30-36 items please)- 5/7 Plier, 5/14 Harrod.  Thank you!!!!  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.  

PAST NEWS-

Cereal Box Collection Service Project -            As a school we collected over 600 cereal boxes.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Chapel Service -        I am so proud of the students hard work on the chapel service.  The service, Special Snowflakes Stick Together, can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/event/521520.  On the right hand column, click on the 2/3/21 date.  

Virtual Bookfair -      Thank you for your support of the virtual bookfair.  

Advent Services links -      The Away in a Manger song that we have been working on was used in this past week's chapel service.  https://vimeo.com/486410627  The full song with speaking parts will be part of the Great ADVENTure on Dec. 12th.                        https://vimeo.com/showcase/ 7823067  

Fall/Winter Wear -       It is starting to get cooler.  Please begin to look for hats, gloves and warmer coats to send to school with your child.  

Class Auction Baskets -      Thank you for your auction donations.  

Spelling -           Our spelling lists have been updated.  If you use the spelling city link, it will say that the link is not valid.  Our free premium access has expired; however, if you click My Homepage, the lists and basic games are still available. 

Book-it Reading Program (optional) -           The Book-It Reading program runs from October - March.  The goal for each month is 20 days of reading.  You can use the RRRR stars for the same minutes for Book-It.  For example, if you color in one reading star then color in one space on the monthly calendar.  The Book-It calendar can be turned in at the end of the month for a free Personal Pan Pizza coupon (this will be emailed to you).  

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.  

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!

MAY

2 Confirmation 2:00pm Service

28  Reading Road Race Rally surprise celebration

28 1/2 Day of School Noon Dismissal

31 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

JUNE

1st Grade Fieldtrip to Camp Y-Koda

3 Track & Field Day/School Picnic Day

4 Last Day of School 10:00am Dismissal    Closing Chapel - 8:25am    8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm

Week of May 3rd

What is 1st Grade Learning? 

Religion

We will read about the Death of John the Baptist and The Woman in Simon's House.  We will discuss how God the Holy Spirit helps us see our sin and our need for the Savior.  We will also give thanks to God by acting in loving ways toward God and others.               

Memory: John 8:47a   Whoever is of God hears the words of God. 

Virtue of the Week: INTEGRITY: God's power for you to be true to Him and yourself.     Big Question:     How will your life change as you follow Jesus with no hesitation or pride?
 

Reading

The students will begin new reading adventures as they practice retelling a story using the setting, characters and important events.   We will also continue to look for bloopers in our reading and writing.   

Phonics: Sounds of r and vowel teams

Reading Fluency Skill:  Being a reading star by smoothing out the sentence and reading at an appropriate pace and volume.   We will also practice reading with expression using different character voices.    

Grammar: Subjects and Predicates

Spelling: Unit 3.7 - un and re

unhappy  untie  repay  undress  reopen  refill  undo  unkind  retell  rewind  *different  *carry

 

Writer's Workshop

We will continue our poetry unit.  This week we will keeping working on acrostic poems and will write a story based on the book Fortunately, Unfortunately.      

Math

Concepts that we will practice include identifying and drawing polygons, subtracting differences of 2, identifying geometric solids (rectangular prisms), identifying and counting quarters, and showing money amounts using coins. 

Science

Unit 9: Lesson 2 and 3 - Solids, liquids and gases and Changing Matter

Social Studies

Unit 5: Lesson 6- Symbols of Our Country

Please Note...

NEW and IMPORTANT- 

Reading Road Race Rally -      Upcoming souvenir dates (30-36 items please)- 5/7 Plier, 5/14 Harrod.  Thank you!!!!  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.  

PAST NEWS-

Cereal Box Collection Service Project -          As a school we collected over 600 cereal boxes.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Chapel Service -       I am so proud of the students hard work on the chapel service.  The service, Special Snowflakes Stick Together, can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/event/521520.  On the right hand column, click on the 2/3/21 date.  

Virtual Bookfair -     Thank you for your support of the virtual bookfair.  

Advent Services links -     The Away in a Manger song that we have been working on was used in this past week's chapel service.  https://vimeo.com/486410627  The full song with speaking parts will be part of the Great ADVENTure on Dec. 12th.                       https://vimeo.com/showcase/ 7823067  

Fall/Winter Wear -      It is starting to get cooler.  Please begin to look for hats, gloves and warmer coats to send to school with your child.  

Class Auction Baskets -     Thank you for your auction donations.  

Spelling -         Our spelling lists have been updated.  If you use the spelling city link, it will say that the link is not valid.  Our free premium access has expired; however, if you click My Homepage, the lists and basic games are still available. 

Book-it Reading Program (optional) -         The Book-It Reading program runs from October - March.  The goal for each month is 20 days of reading.  You can use the RRRR stars for the same minutes for Book-It.  For example, if you color in one reading star then color in one space on the monthly calendar.  The Book-It calendar can be turned in at the end of the month for a free Personal Pan Pizza coupon (this will be emailed to you).  

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.  

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!

APRIL

6 - School Resumes

19-30- MAP Testing

29 - Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointment

MAY

2 Confirmation 2:00pm Service

 

28 1/2 Day of School Noon Dismissal

31 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

JUNE

3 Track & Field Day/School Picnic Day

4 Last Day of School 10:00am Dismissal    Closing Chapel - 8:25am    8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm