by Nichole Haas on September 17, 2021
Whew! We made it through the first week of full week of
school! The routine is getting to be under control and
students are beginning to thrive. I'm so proud of the
progress being made already. Your children are amazing!
- Book Order: These were sent home in the
Monday brown envelope. Please note that the deadline for
ordering is Friday, September 24th.
- Musical: You may have already heard or
will see in other areas as well that the 3rd -
5th grade musical which was supposed to be held in
October is being postponed to the end of April. There is a
general feeling that we don't want to join together that big of a
crowd for practices nor performances.
- School Auction: The theme for our class
basket is Beach Fun. Be on the lookout for more
information. Please contact me or Gretchen Quist (our room
parent) with questions.
- MAP Testing: We will have our math test
on Tuesday right away in the morning. Please help your child
by having a good breakfast and a good night's sleep.
- Reading: We are still building our
reading life and understanding how to choose the right books, how
to set up systems, how to fill out the reading log, and so
forth. This is a great time to get into a routine of reading
at home. It's important!
- Math: This week's lessons will
include place value, reading and writing numbers, and
adding/subtracting two digit numbers.
- Social Studies: We will finish
Unit 1 by reading lessons four and five plus doing a couple other
- Spelling: Our second list of words works
on plurals by adding -s, -es, and changing y to i and adding
-es. See below for the list. Also you may use spelling
city unit 2 for fun games and activities to learn the
- Religion: This week our lessons
will talk about Abraham trusting God as well as Abraham's
relationship with his nephew Lot.
- Writing: We have started writing in our
writer's notebooks and will continue to learn how our writing time
will progress. The brainstorming activities seem to be
working when a student doesn't know what to write about.
- Memory Work: Memory work is two days one
again this week. Please be prepared for this to happen on
Tuesday and Thursday. See below for the verses.
- Christian Character Formation
Project: This week our lessons will look at the
story of Saul becoming King while our virtue is
- Weekly Quote: Laughter is a riotous vote
of acceptance that God is the God-who-sees. Whatever it is
probably won't go away, so we might as well live and laugh through
it. When we double over laughing, we're bending so we won't
break. If you think your particular troubles are too heavy
and too traumatic to laugh about, remember that laughter is like
changing a baby's diaper. It doesn't solve any problems
permanently, but it makes thing more acceptable for a while. -
Always in His care,
Tuesday, September 21st - Memory Work, Spelling
Pretest, and Math MAP Test
Wednesday, September 22nd - Chapel Day
Thursday, September 23rd - Math Test and Memory
Friday, September 24th - Casual Friday, Spelling
Final Test, Book Orders Due, Harvest Festival at Cedar Creek
The Lord's Prayer - Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be
Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on Earth,
as it is in in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and
forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against
us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.
1 Samuel 12:24 - But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him
faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has
done for you.