Most Fridays our students take home a letter telling about some of the things we’ve been doing in class. Here are the highlights from the month of January!
January 11, 2019
Happy New Year! This new year has brought us three amazing blessings. We welcomed two new first grade students into our classroom. Mrs. Comer also joined our school as Mrs. Sumner’s Teaching and Administrative Assistant. All three of these people are gifts from God and are going to make our school an even more wonderful place to learn!
We are reading Charlotte’s Web at lunch. So, of course it’s a great time to learn about spiders! We are also learning more countries from the continent of Africa. And, we’re working on telling time in math.
The best thing from this week was learning about God’s care of Elijah in the Bible. Also, of His power! He is a real God who hears, sees, and talks to us. The false God, Baal, could do none of that.
The more we know who God is, the more we will trust Him. Our Bible verse this week is from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel.
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink.
Is not life more important than food, and the body more than clothes.
Look at the birds of the air. They do not sow or reap,
or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.”
AND aren’t we so much more important than the birds? Why, yes, we are!
January 17, 2019
It’s been a snowy, cold week! We didn’t have school Monday or Tuesday thanks to all the piles of white nix. We experimented with melting snow and ice from an ice machine. Even though they looked very different, they melted to the exact same water level. We measured it!
We are still reading Charlotte’s Web. Wilbur is a pig. He is in big danger of getting killed. Charlotte, his friend, has a plan to save him. We don’t know what the plan is, but I hope it works!
We are practicing our math facts. Each week I want to beat my score from last week. If I get all 20 answers correct in two minutes, I get to move to the next level!
January 25, 2019
We made bookmarks this week. I love reading during library time after lunch. If I’m not done with a book I use my bookmark and finish it the next day.
We have been learning about money. Here’s our song Mrs. Sumner wrote:
One cent, a penny, the brown coin you will find.
Skip to the middle silver; nickel’s worth five.
Now the little baby – a dime’s worth ten.
And the big quarter, twenty-five, of course it wins!
Calendar Notes from Mrs. Sumner…………………………………………………………………….
On February 14th we will host our loved ones at lunch. Our students may dress up in their dapperest, delighting fancy outfits. But, we have work to do to get lunch ready. So, send their luncheon clothes with them, but they can wear red, white, and pink (and blue jeans or comfy pants) to work in. I’ll supervise them as they get all gussied up before our guest arrive.
Annual Star Gazing
One of my favorite things of teaching is spring visits to my students’ homes. I am issuing my annual invitation to visit your home for dinner and to look at stars, should the weather cooperate. Mr. Sumner and I are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings – as well as Saturday nights. Note that the time change on March 10th will extend daylight hours. Start looking at your calendar. PLEASE note that dinner doesn’t have to be fancy at all. We are good with a frozen pizza or peanut butter sandwiches. 🙂