December 13, 2018:We have been busy learning our recitations and songs for the Christmas service. Thank you for reviewing with your child at home. The science test is scheduled for Tues., Dec. 18. The study sheet and quizzes have been sent home. If you would like to send a treat for our Christmas party, do let me know. So far, we have juice, no-bake cookies, and a meat, cheese, and cracker tray.
December 6, 2018: Thank you for reviewing the Christmas service memory work with your child. Please work on it until your child knows it well. The science test will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Be sure your child has mittens and a hat for outside, as some have come to school without them. Encourage your child to stay focused during the next couple of weeks. We still need to continue with most of our regular lessons. Let me know if you plan on sending a snack for our Christmas party. So far we have no-bake cookies. Juice is not needed.
November 29, 2018: I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. The weeks till Christmas will be very busy. Besides our regular studies, we will be spending much time learning the songs and recitations for our Christmas service on Dec. 20. The memory work schedule was sent home this week. Be sure to practice daily even if we don’t have school. Also, do encourage your child to be faithful to his/her studies during this busy time.
November 15, 2018: The cold weather has definitely arrived. The children should have boots and snowpants at school. Some have not had mittens and/or hats. Most of the hoods do not stay up so a hat is needed. Please be sure that your child has a booster seat for all of our field trips. We cannot allow them to ride in one of the cars without one. The second grade will begin learning to write in cursive next week. Please do not show your child letters we have not yet learned. I’m also asking that the first graders refrain from giving it a try until next year. This is so letters are learned properly. It’s very difficult to change writing that is being done incorrectly once a child is used to it. Thank you.
November 8, 2018:After the parent-teacher conferences today, please discuss with your child anything that you feel would be beneficial to his/her education. In science we continue to learn about different aspects of the weather. Whenever you have time, you and your child can read over the study guide sent home last month. You may still return October’s Book It sheet if you have not done so. Be sure to return the permission slip and fee for “Beauty and the Beast” by Monday.
November 1, 2018: In Christ Light we continue learning of Jesus’ ministry here on Earth by studying his miracles and parables. In science will study weather throughout November and December. The October Book It sheets should be returned by the first Monday after a month ends. The pizza certificates will be sent home shortly after that.
October 25, 2018: Today was our field trip to Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest. I’m sure a good time was had by all. Tomorrow for Harvest Fest, the children should have a pair of boots to wear in the pumpkin patch. It is usually muddy. Also, since they carry their own pumpkins, an older coat that you don’t mind getting dirty should be worn. We are nearing the end of the 1st quarter. Encourage your child to work diligently, especially if he/she tends to bring work home to finish
October 18, 2018: I think fall has finally arrived. Please be sure that your child has proper clothing for outside recess. Our field trip to Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest is next Thursday morning. Watch the weather forecast so your child is dressed accordingly. In first grade level math we are learning about shapes and starting to learn to add. When flash cards come home, you may separate them, but the answers should not be written on them so they can be used multiple times. Second grade level math is working with addition, even and odd numbers, and story problems. When your child brings home the science bag, please try to return it by the due date. I only have one copy of most of the books, and it has to be passed on to all of the children one at a time.
October 4, 2018: We have begun to study the 3-year ministry of Jesus in Christ Light. We will have many lessons about his miracles and parables.The next science unit will take a look at the weather. While the teachers are at conference, please have your child do some IXL and some reading. A few of the children have not been bringing a coat to school when the weather is cool. Just a reminder that the snow will be flying soon (ugh), and boots will be needed
Sept 27, 2018:In Christ Light we have studied 12-year-old Jesus in the Temple and the ministry of John the Baptist. Our first science test is tomorrow. If you have time you can review the study sheet and quizzes. We will be going to Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the morning. More info will come at a later date.
Sept 20, 2018: In Christ Light we continue to learn of the events that happened after our Savior was born. Be sure to check the memory work schedule each night. We do a lot of practicing at school, so hopefully your child will need just a quick review. In math the 1st grade level is working maining with the numbers up to ten. The 2nd grade level is working with addition and even the commutative property. We are working on IXL most days. If there is time, also try to do some at home. If your child is bringing home papers to finish, encourage him/her to focus more at school. I’ve been leaving enough time to complete work at school if time is used wisely. I also have some volunteers that are working with the children on their assignments.
Sept 13, 2018: It’s our second week of school, and the children are still adjusting to a new grade level. That’s always a challenge at the beginning of a school year. We are working on three behavior concepts to keep our classroom pleasant--we should behave so everyone is safe, we should always be kind, and we should be helpful. If your child would like to get books from the Bookmobile on Wednesday, be sure he/she has his/her library card. A number of the children have not yet returned from the registration packet in early August the following two forms: the Student, Parent, Teacher Expectation form, and the internet usage form. If you have not yet done so, please go over these forms with your child, sign, and return as soon as possible. Thank you.
Sept 6, 2018: Welcome back, everyone! It will probably take a few weeks for the children, as well as the parents, to adjust to new routines. Remember to contact me if there are any problems working with your child at home. As I mentioned at the meeting last week, there are a lot of things to read over at the beginning of the school year. Please take the time to do this over the next week if you have not yet done so. This year in Christ Light we will be studying the New Testament beginning with the birth of Christ. If you do not have a copy of the red Memory Treasures book, do contact me as soon as possible. The reading books (Storybooks) will be coming home tomorrow. Please try to cover it within a week.