First Grade — Mrs. Pingel

Week of May 3rd

What is 1st Grade Learning? 


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?


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.      


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. 


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...


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  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.  The full song with speaking parts will be part of the Great ADVENTure on Dec. 12th.              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