First Grade News

December 10-14, 2012
What we’re learning
Our Bible stories for this week are “Jesus Appears in Glory” and “Jesus Comforts His Disciples.” We will be reading “Trucks” and “Communities” in our basal reading books. Our phonics focus this week is the “th” digraph and short “u” sound. Math will include adding 2 to a number, a written test, and sorting pattern blocks. In writing we are working on adding adjectives to make our writing sparkle. We will continue working on our Christmas Program for this Saturday.

Assignments
Monday: Read Christ Light A “Jesus Appears in Glory” Read “Trucks” Tuesday: Memory Work: Christmas recitation (So Joseph also went up from the town

of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.)
Practice Math Facts Wednesday: Read Christ Light B “Jesus Comforts His Disciples” Read “Communities” Thursday: Memory Work: Christmas recitation (Everything that was written in the

past was written to teach us, so that through Scriptures we might have hope.)
Spelling Test (bath, math, path, that, thin, with, then, the Bonus: thick, this) Here are some options for challenging your child: • Christ Light– Read and act out the Christmas story from Luke 2. • Writing– Make a “Happy Birthday” card for Jesus using complete sentences. • Math– Count by 2’s all the way to 100.

Important Notes

Tuesday, December 11th is our field trip to Vasona Creek Health Care Center! We will be leaving school at 9:00 an will return before lunch. Let me know if you have any questions about details. Thanks! Our 1st grade Christmas Party will be on December 20th. We will have a Christmas lunch at 11:30, recess, then cookie decorating and a gift exchange. I will be sending home a list where you may sign up to bring food items if you like. Please return the form by Thursday, December 13th. The students will be exchanging gifts for our party. Please purchase a gift in the $6-$8 range. Girls should buy a “girl” gift, and boys should buy a “boy” gift. Please put who the gift is from on the outside of the package. Please have the gifts at school anytime before Dec. 20th. At the party we will pick names to see who gets each gift. Our Children’s Christmas Program is Saturday, December 15th. Your child will be participating in both the 4 and 5:30 p.m. services. Please have your child meet in the first grade classroom between 3:40 and 3:45. The first graders will be sitting as a class on the far right pews in the church. The students will come back to the first grade classroom after the first service, before the second for a snack. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!

Upcoming Events
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December December December December December

10: Live Nativity 6-8 p.m. 11: Field Trip to Vasona Creek Health Care Center 12: Sweet Tomatoes Dinner night 5-9 p.m. 15: Children’s Christmas Program 4 & 5:30 p.m. 20: Christmas Party at 11:30

Jesus Give Away
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:1& 14 Christmas...a time to celebrate God’s miracles! In Him, Miss Luehring

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