We had a good first week back to school in 2020!

Maybe you saw us on Facebook with our weather vanes.  We learned abour measuring the winds direction.

On Friday we were able to create some snowflakes to decorate our classroom.

In case you missed it, here is the latest weekly newsletter again:

January 10th

Memory Verse Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5

Homework Due Friday, Jan. 17th- Students may bring home their reading books daily. The more they read the stories, the more they build fluency and retain new vocabulary words. 

Writing-  How do animals prepare for winter?  Use information we are learning in Science and Reading classes to help you write about this topic. (Write a minimum of 3 sentences, including facts about animals and the winter.)

Math:  Place Value p. 203-204 & 207-208

Read  nightly, Look down to the in class Reading section below for story titles. The “coj.library’ website has many ebooks that are downloadable also.  Go  over phonics in the reading book and practice vocabulary word lists.

Remember, the stories are getting a little harder as the year progresses.  Practicing reading at home nightly will help improve reading fluency as well as increase vocabulary word retention.

  **Please ask your child if he/she needs a new dry erase marker.

 IMPORTANT DATES:

Jan.16th Re-Enrollment and Chili Cook-off Night  

Jan. 20th No School in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In Class this Week::   

Religion: Jonah

Reading: Where Are My Animal Friends, The Contest, Weather or Not, Spring Rose, Winter Bear, Seasons Change , Reading and drawing conclusions

Math: Place Value of Numbers, Review of facts  Ex. 6+5=11

Spelling/Phonics: comparative adjectives, Ex. bigger, biggest

Writing: Tell where animals go when the days turn cold.

Science: Seasons and Weather  

 
 

1st Grade Home

Mrs. Skyles First day of 1st Grade 2

 Welcome to Mrs. Skyles' 1st Grade Class!

     My name is Mrs. Skyles and I am looking forward to teaching First Grade this year! In first grade, we will develop skills to become detectives who learn to make observations of the resources around us.  We will ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and work together to discover new information in all subject areas. 

     First graders will learn about Jesus and how He is always with us through the good times and the bad. This year's school theme, forward in faith, makes me think about how we should trust in God to help us get through the hard times in life.  Joshua 1:9 says, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

    By hiding God's word in our hearts through our memory verses, we claim God's promises for us.  We will learn about the armor of God and the fruits of the Spirit. First graders will practice treating "our neighbors" with kindness, forgiveness, and respect as an extension of our faith.

    Finally, I look forward in faith to partnering with you and your child this year.  Together we will watch them grow both academically and spiritually!