First Grade News

November 21-23 & November 28-December 2, 2011

What we’re learning
Our Bible stories for this week and next are “God Calls Moses,” “Pharaoh Does Not Obey God,” “The Plagues,” and The Passover.” We will see how God used Moses to carry out his plan for the Israelites. We will be reading “Jog, Frog, Jog,” “Tadpole to Frog,” “A Big Job,” and “Sweet Potato Pie” in our basal reading books. We are working with the “ch” and “sh” digraphs in phonics and spelling. In math we will learn even numbers, telling time, subtracting 0, and lines of symmetry. In P.E. we are starting our unit on ball skills. For Social studies we are learning about families and making good choices.

Assignments
Here are some options for challenging your child: • Math-Tell time while shopping, at home, or attending other events. • Christ Light– Make a list of things you are thankful for. • Reading– Read other books about frogs and tadpoles to research and find interesting facts to share. Monday, November 21: Read Christ Light “God Calls Moses” Read “Jog, Frog, Jog” Tuesday, November 22: Memory Work (Exodus 4:12) Read Christ Light “ Pharaoh Does Not Obey God” Monday, November 28: Read Christ Light “The Plagues ” Read “Tadpole to Frog” Tuesday, November 29: Memory Work (Psalm 14:1) Math Facts

Assignments Continued
Wednesday, November 30: Read Christ Light “The Passover” Read “A Big Job” Thursday, December 1: Read “Sweet Potato Pie” Spelling Test (chat, chip, chop, chum, inch, rich, such, branch Bonus: much, which)

Important Notes
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November and December book orders are due November 30th. Scholastic sends us some paper copies, yet on line there are even more choices. A Field Trip Permission Form will be sent home this week. Please return the form and payment by Thursday, December 15th. Come join us for our Thanksgiving services available on Nov 23rd at 7p.m. or Nov 24th at 9 a.m.! If you have any non-perishable items you would like to donate for the food pantry, please drop them off at the classroom or in the church kitchen. Thank you!

Upcoming Events
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Nov 23– 12:00 Dismissal Nov 23– Apostles Thanksgiving church service at 7 p.m. Nov 24– Thanksgiving Day service at 9 a.m. Nov 24-27 Thanksgiving Break Nov 30– November and December book orders due Dec 2– 12:00 Dismissal for Collaboration Day, Midterm Reports Dec 3– Christmas for Kids from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Jesus Give Away
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100: 4-5) May the LORD bless your time with family and friends as you give him thanks for who he is and all he has done! Happy Thanksgiving! Miss Luehring

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