by Nichole Haas on September 18, 2020
A routine has begun!
- We made it through out first full day week with so many to
hopefully come. It is important that students continue to
stay diligent with wearing masks. There has been a spike in
confirmed cases in Washington and Ozaukee Counties among school age
children. I want to stay in school as long as possible.
So let's keep encouraging our children to wear them.
- Again, right away Monday morning we will have our MAP testing
for Math. Hopefully each child will have a great start to the
day in order to be well prepared to do their best. We had a
few glitches with the system this week and hopefully those will be
corrected on Monday.
- Please keep track of Fast Direct grades. This is
important as we progress through the trimester. You will want
to stay familiar with any missing work that your child may
- Late Work and Detention: I have given students these
first four weeks to get into the swing of things. Anything
assigned on a certain day is due the next day at the beginning of
the day unless otherwise noted. Starting next week, papers
turned in after 8:30 am on the day they are due will be considered
late. St. Paul's handbook indicates a 10% reduction in
score. Also if students have outstanding work on Tuesday at
3:00 pm from the past day or previous week, a detention must be
served on Thursday after school. You will be notified on
Tuesday if your child needs to serve a detention.
- Math: The tests are in
and coming home in the weekly envelopes. I allowed students
class time the next day to make changes. The orange score is
the original percentage. After correcting and getting ½
credit, the Fast Direct Score is in green. This week we will
focus on adding and subtracting three digit numbers as well as
continuing to practice expanded form and writing numbers as
- Reading: We get to
read "Stone Fox" this week and next. In years past, this has
been a favorite book for the students. We will look at
different aspects of the book and practice new concepts. This
is a great book and a quick read for any of you that may want to
read it as well. Each student will be lent a copy from my
- Social Studies: This
week we will venture back in time to when the first communities
began in the United States. The students will also be making
a timeline of their own.
- Spelling: Each Monday I will send home a
list of spelling words, but it will also be listed on this site on
the spelling words tab. This week's words have the students
writing plurals where we change the y to i and add es.
- Writing: Letter writing is this
week. We will be learning how to write a letter which will be
sent to friends at Providence Place.
- Memory Work: Isaiah 43:11 is on
Tuesday. Our Christian Character Formation Project family
verse will be on Thursday - Matthew 22:37-38.
- Christian Character Formation Project:
This week we will focus on justice through the
story of the 10 Commandments.
- Weekly Quote: "Christ is not valued at
all-unless He is valued above all." - St. Augustine
Always in His care,
Monday, September 21st-MAP Testing (Math)
Friday, September 25th - Casual Day
Veggies & Ice Cream Drive-In - It's
Veggies & Ice Cream . . . with a twist! Saturday, September
26th beginning at 6:30pm we will be hosting the Veggies & Ice
Cream event your kids love as a drive-in. Pack your family in the
car, bring blankets and chairs, and head to St. Paul's lower
parking lot for a movie under the stars on the big screen! We'll be
watching a classic Veggie Tales movie, having a fun sing-a-long,
and of course ending the evening with a make it yourself ice cream
sundae. Don't miss the FUN, time to connect with friends, and maybe
a few surprises. If you are planning to attend please sign up at www.splgrafton.org/fig
For MORE great activities and events for children and families
(Bible Bedtime Stories, Daily Devotions for Families, upcoming
events, and MORE) check out the Families in God (FiG) page on our
website www.splgrafton.org/fig, or contact Kim Butz email@example.com