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“Bits and Pieces of Info to Make Life on the Ranch Easier to Manage”

What’s Happening Around Town Answers to Questions on the Ranch

Wow! Did the week fly by for you? Even

though this has been a short week, we have been
busy with many activities and have been learning A: I encourage the students to evaluate their
many new things! We have memorized two new own handwriting. They look for their
verses this week including Ephesians 6:1 and personal best in each line and make a check
James 1:19. The verses go very well together mark beside that letter. Sometimes they get
because they remind us to listen AND obey. We a little carried away and put a mark next to
also discussed the importance of listening and each letter, but the goal is to get the
obeying those individuals who point us to Jesus students to think about the size, shape, and
such as our pastors and teachers. These spacing of their letters. They are very quick
community helpers have been given important to catch when I do not do my personal best
jobs from the Lord, so we made encouragement on the board, and I feel that they are often
cards and pictures for our pastors and teachers. pretty accurate marking their own personal
The students practiced listening and obeying best as well.
as we reviewed all of our vowels and their
sounds and as we practiced grouping items in
math by size and shape. The students are doing
a nice job, and they seem to be picking up the A: We begin each Monday to learn a new
material pretty quickly. We had our first oral verse for the week which corresponds with a
phonics evaluation today over the short vowel letter of the alphabet. We put actions with
sounds. These results will be used as a each verse, and we talk about the meaning of
measuring tool to monitor the growth of our the words when we practice each day. By
students over the course of the year! I trust Thursday, the students usually know the
that all of the students will continue to grow in verse and are able to say it on their own. On
a variety of areas by God's grace! Friday, each student recites the verse and
In closing, I want to wish you all a wonderful gets to add a link to our memorization chain.
weekend! I hope that you will be able to join the This chain reminds us of the importance of
entire ACA family for a picnic at the Saylorville hiding God's Word in our hearts because His
Sandpiper Recreation Area on Saturday Word tells us how to be saved and how to
beginning at 6 p.m.! Please bring a main dish and grow in Him. I hope the students will know
a side dish to share! I look forward to seeing you and understand at least 26 verses by the end
there! of kindergarten but hopefully many, many
Love, more! I encourage you to discuss the verses
Miss Hult at home and review with your child because
God's Word is powerful!
Spotlighting Students and Volunteers

Thank you to the Charlton family for

bringing snacks this week! The students Habakkuk 2:1
really enjoyed the snacks, especially the “I will stand my watch And set myself on the
pudding cups! You brought joy to more rampart, And watch to see what He will say to
than one chocolate lover’s heart! me, And what I will answer when I am
This week we look forward to having corrected.”
the Minarich family bring snacks! Austin
will be celebrating his birthday on Tuesday Habakkuk 3:17-18
with special snacks, and so we look “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither
forward to enjoying his special day with shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive
him! shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the
I also want to thank all of you who have flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there
been so kind to remember me in prayer and shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in
encourage me with kind words and actions! the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
You are a blessing! Thank you!

-You are invited to attend the ACA family

picnic at Saylorville Sandpiper Recreation Area
beginning at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday the
12th). Please bring a main dish and side dish to
share! I hope to see you there!
-You can find more information about our
class, including a calendar of events, this
newsletter, and other tidbits by clicking on my
name under the “class notes” section of the
school website. Check out the address below.

Quick Glimpse Calendar

Monday, Sept. 14 - Friday, Sept. 18 - Introduction to letter T; Bible verse D

Tuesday, Sept. 15 - Happy Birthday, Austin!
Wednesday, Sept. 16 - chapel
Friday, Sept. 17 - ACA Garage Sale (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Saturday, Sept. 18 - ACA Pancake Breakfast, Garage Sale, and Car Wash (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)