Reading - We read all the books from Laura Numeroff and Julia Bond! We looked at the similariteis between eatch of the books and even looked at a separate book written by Laura called Gorillas Don’t Wear Glasses. Today we even wrote our own If you give a 1st grader a Book. It’s so much fun to study all about an author and illustrator! These books also help prepare for a good reading strategy called cause and effect which the students will learn more about in 2nd grade.
Math: This week the students met a special alligator named Ally who loves to eat big numbers - which is how we learned < (greater than ) > (less than) and = (equal to). The students were so quick to figure those out. It’s also a good skill for the students to know the vocabulary of more, less, greater, equal etc.
Writing: We are continuing to write fantastic poetry in 1st grade! This week we wrote Question Poems, the 5 W’s poems, and Acrostic poems. We are having so much fun I’m going to continue it for one more week!
Bible: We did a review of the Judges and the story of Ruth and Naomi and continued into the birth of Samuel and how Samuel was called by God. It’s so crazy to think that Samuel heard God’s voice. Though we would all love for God to speak directly to us, it’s reassuring to know that God still speaks through the Holy Spirit, through the Bible, and time spent with Him.
100 Days of School - On Thursday we celebrated being in school for 100 days! We counted to 100 by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's. We thought of some silly things like "I want 100____" or "If I had $100 I would..." We are 100 days smarter!
All week - Service week for MS and HS students. There will be no specials for elementary students. 1st and 2nd graders will be participating in Kids Club on Tuesday-Thursday from 12:40-2:50.
Wednesday 2/14 Valentine’s Day! If your child would like to share some treats with their classmates, they can! Make sure to bring one for every child - 21 students. If you want a class list, please email me! We have a students with tree nut allergies such as walnut, almond, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio, and macadamia nuts. Please make sure that the treat does not contain one of those.
Spelling Words: soon, good, look, took, food, book, zoo, foot, cool, noon, many, he
Bible Verse: “The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31