Week of April 19th

What is 1st Grade Learning? 


Our Old Testament stories conclude this week by reading about The Tabernacle and The Day of Atonement.  We will learn how the church is a special place to worship God and thank him for sending Jesus to shed his blood and die to take away our sins and save us.            

Memory:  Matthew 18:20   "For where two or three are  gathered in my name, there am I among them."

Virtue of the Week: RESPONSIBILITY: God's power for you to be accountable to Him and others.  Big Question:  How can you trust Jesus even when you doubt His promises?


The students will begin new reading adventures as they practice retelling a story using the setting, characters and important events.     

Phonics: Sounds of r (er, ir, ur, or and ar) and oi and oy

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: Irregular past tense verbs

Spelling:  Unit 3.5 - oi and oy

oil  soil  voice  point  boy  boil  coin  oink  toy  joy  *against  *heavy

Writer's Workshop

We will continue our poetry unit.  This week we will write shape poems and cloud haiku poems.      


Concepts that we will practice include rounding a number to the nearest 10, counting dimes, nickels and pennies, identifying fractional parts of a whole and practicing addition facts.  


Unit 8:  Lesson 3- How Does the Sun Seem to Move?  We will learn about different types of clouds

Social Studies

Unit 5: Lesson 6- Symbols of Our Country

Please Note...


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.  


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!


6 - School Resumes

19-30- MAP Testing

29 - Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointment


2 Confirmation 2:00pm Service


28 1/2 Day of School Noon Dismissal

31 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


3 Track & Field Day/School Picnic Day

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