Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Final Friday News for the 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!

Hi everyone!!! Wow!! We made it! The students are on their way to 2nd grade!

Thanks to all the parents who came out today and brought items for the Class Party! It was so much fun to celebrate together the amazing year we had!

These last 2 and 1/2 days of school were super fun!

We had the 3rd grade class come to our class to share reading our nonfiction books together:

We also learned some more about sound in science, made a 1st grade memory book, and enjoy some crafting with creation station!

It has been SUCH a pleasure to teach your child this year! May you have a wonderful summer and see you in the Fall! :D

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday News for the Week of June 3-7

Happy Friday!
Last Friday of the school year! Last whole week of the school year!!! We had a great Fun Friday creating things from boxes!

This Week:

… we reviewed the CAFE menu board of all the reading strategies we learned this school year! WOW look how many we learned!

… we finished the Bible lessons with a recap of all the Bible lessons we learned and how everything points to Jesus!
… we took the Chapter 1-10 Math Benchmark test to see how much we’ve learned and covered this school year! WOW! From addition all the way to 3D shapes!
… we practiced some fun contractions!
… we did some assessments on Point of View and using commas!
…  we cleaned out some things in the class and brought home Word Work notebooks, art work, and math workbooks!
… we said goodbye to our specials teachers - Thanks Mrs. Reasoner, Mr. Meredith, Mrs. Moyer, and Mrs. Lloyd.
… we finished our Animal Nonfiction books and will read them to 1.2 class on Tuesday!
… and so much more!

Next Week:
Wednesday is 12:30 dismissal and no lunch!

If you’d like to come to our class party, we will start at 11:00. Please bring a bento lunch for your child (and yourself!). Afterwards we will eat ice cream sundaes! Thanks for all the parents that have already signed up to bring things!! If you’d like to sign up there’s still spots or bring anything!

See you on Wednesday!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday News for the Week of May 27-31

Happy Friday! (Only one more Friday left in the school year!)

I was so glad to be back with my first graders this week after a few days with the 5th graders! The students also said they had a fun time with their sub!

This Week…
We are still going strong on all of our learning! It doesn’t stop yet!

… we learned about halves and fourths and equal parts to get ready for fractions!
… we learned how to compare and contrast two texts, or stories, or characters.
… we reviewed and practiced all the spelling words each students missed from the beginning of the year until the end!
… we are finishing up our nonfiction animal books by illustrating and adding a table of contents.
… we learned how King Cyrus allowed some of the Israelites to return home to Israel to start rebuilding the temple! God kept his promise like always!

Today Mrs. R brought cake for a mini celebration! (Maybe that explains why your child came home hyper… :P)

Next Week:
Spelling Words: I’m, can’t, we’re, he’s, don’t, we’ll, who’s
Bible Memory Verse: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” Nehemiah 9:5b

Last Day of School:
June 12th - 12:30 dismissal
Class Party: Only 8 more days until the end of first grade - unbelievable! On Wednesday, June 12th school will be dismissed at 12:30 and no lunch will be served in the cafeteria. So instead, let's have an end-of-the-year party! Parents are invited to come! Each child (and parent) needs to bring their own bento or lunch for the day. We will each be eating our own lunches... BUT after that we will have ICE CREAM SUNDAE'S!! I will supply the ice cream but I'm wondering if you can help supply some topping for Ice Cream Sundaes. Attached is a link to a signup genius site where you can sign up to bring some items if you would like to!

Parents you are invited to come at 11:00am to start our End-of-the Year Party. We will play a game and eat together. You can bring the dessert food with you then, or if you can't come, please send the food with your child in the morning.Thanks and don't hesitate to ask if you have a question! See you then!


Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday News for the Week of May 13-17

Happy Friday! We had another wonderful week in 1st grade! So sad to think there are only a few more weeks left. Soon these kiddos will be 2ND GRADERS!!!!

This week we learned…

… about Author’s Purpose! There are three - to persuade, to inform, and to entertain - which makes PIE! We read some fun books to show each one.
… about the sides and vertices of a triangle, trapezoid, square, rectangle, and circle.
… about how different objects have different sounds.
… how God was with Daniel and his friends in Babylon and how he even saved Daniel from getting eaten by lions!
… how to do research by highlighting information of animals such as diet, description, habitat, and fun fact. We are getting ready to write our own animal nonfiction book!
… and much more!

We did some science experiments about sound on Friday!

Next Week:
Spelling Words (Review): hopping, hoping, making, smiling, liked, worked, stepped, hoped, hopped, rainbow, airplane, birthday
Bible Memory Verse (again): Praise be to the name of Go for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.” Daniel 2:20

Monday (5/20) is a 1.1 Ice Cream Party at Blue Seal! 6:00-7:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events:
May 27- No School

June 12 - Last day of school and class party

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Friday News for the Week of May 6-10


Happy Friday!
We had a great day at the zoo today! Here are some pictures!

This week we…
… learned about compound words.
… Identified main idea and details of a nonfiction book.
… learned about how Elijah died and how Elisha took his place, as well as how the prophets foretold Jesus’ birth and life.
… how to read a clock to the hour and half hour.
… learned about mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
… learned about adjectives.

Next Week:
Bible Memory Verse: “Praise be the the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. Daniel 2:20
Spelling Words: what, when, where, who, then, this, there, their, than, they chore, far, more, hard, dirt, first, turn, girl, verse, her

Gianna’s last day with us is Friday 5/17!

Upcoming Events:
May 27 - No School

June 12th - Last day of School - Class party!!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Friday News for the Week of April 29-May 2nd

Happy Thursday! and Happy Golden Week! and Happy beginning of Reiwa!!!

This week we…
… continued learning about Nonfiction Text Features. Students were given a book and a partner and had to find things such as index, glossary, photograph, and main idea.

.... picked one of our realistic fiction stories and edited it to publish it!
… ended measurement and started learning about clocks to the hour.
...learned about birds.
… learned about Solomon’s sin, the dividing of the kingdom of Israel, and trouble that continued with Israel not following God. Today was the story of Elijah on Mt. Carmel where he had a contest with the prophets of Baal. God vs. idols - guess who won? God did!


Next Week:

Spelling Words: beehive, airplane, football, into, homework, birthday, bookmark, firefly, wildlife, rainbow, any, number, know
Bible Memory Verse: “The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving towards all he has made.” Psalm 145:13

FIELD TRIP - May 10th, Friday!

Papers were sent home today! Please SIGN the Permission Slip and FILL OUT the Parent Volunteer Form and send them both back to school by Wednesday, May 8th. Please let me know if you have any questions!!!

The tiny slip attached to the front is a discount ticket for parents if you want to go!

Scholastic BOOKS
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to to browse the latest books and order online. 
Please place your order online by May 17th, 2019.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday News for the Week of April 22-26

Happy Friday!

This Week:
Reading: We focused on Nonfiction books. We compared nonfiction books with fictions books to see the difference. We noticed that nonfiction books give us information or teach us something. We also learned that nonfiction books have Titles, a Title Page, Headings, Photographs, Glossary, Index, and Table of Content. On Friday we did a scavenger hunt to find different examples of a nonfiction text features in different books!

Math: We moved into learning about measurement. We learned the words “measure” and “unit” and we went around the room measuring things with connecting cubes. Next we will learn about telling time!

Bible: We jumped back into Solomon after learning about Easter. We learned that at the end of Solomon’s life, he became very confident and stopped trusting in God. He followed after the idols of his wives. As a result, God wasn’t very happy. He kept his promise to David, but he divided the kingdom in 2 parts. We’ll learn more about that next week. Today we did a recap of all of God’s promises from Adam and Eve all the way to Solomon.

Writing: The students are doing great writing realistic fiction! We reviewed how to bring our characters to life and good spelling strategies. Next week we’ll pick our favorite piece and publish it!

Science - We started learning about animals classification! Today we learned about the characteristics of a fish.

Next Week:

Spelling Words:  
played worked needed hopped wagged stepped  liked hoped ruled skated their than there
Bible Memory Verse:
“The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1


Upcoming Events:
May 10th - ZOO field trip to Kodomono Kuni and Wonder Museum!!!
May 27 - NO SCHOOL