Theme Verse

Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Scholastic Code: GYCG9

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2015

 February is one of my favorite months of the year!  It is a good time to reflect on God’s amazing love.  I pray that you all have experienced His great love in your own lives.

On Wednesday, February 11, we will have a visit from an employee of McCormick Orthodontics to discuss the importance dental hygiene.  This will kick off our Health unit regarding health, wellness and nutrition.

We are beginning our social studies unit on Our Changing World, including a study of schools long ago.  The students will enjoy seeing pictures of one-room schoolhouses and the different school tools that children used many years ago. 

In Bible, we will continue discussing the Israelites’ journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, under the leadership of Moses and later, Joshua.  Our first Bible memory work for February will be John 13:34 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  This will be due Friday, February 13.   Please be sure to send Bible Memory Books to school on the due date so that a new verse may be sent home.

February is a busy month in first grade.  We will be celebrating our 100th day of school on Thursday, February 5.  The children have been anticipating this all year!  We will have a normal class schedule on this day, with 100th Day activities included in many lessons.  Your child will be thrilled to tell you that he or she is 100 days smarter!

Our Valentine card exchange will be held on Friday, February 13, in the afternoon.  Valentines for the class may be sent on or before February 13th.  I am sending a copy of our class list in White Envelopes on Tuesday, February 3.  If your child would like to hand out Valentines to his/her classmates, please be sure to include everyone listed, so that no one’s feelings are hurt!  If you are interested in providing a snack for our class, please contact me. Thanks.
There will be no school on Monday, February 16, in honor of Presidents' Day.

On Wednesday, February 19, we will have a special nature presentation from the grandmother of one of Mrs. Ingiosi's first graders.  She works as a nature teacher for Fair Hill Nature Center at Fair Hill State Park., and has offered to present a program called "Animals in Winter".  We are very excited for this special visit!

This month’s Spirit Day will be Pajama Day on Thursday, February 19.  Children are invited by the Student Council to participate.  Wear your comfy jammies and slippers.! Please do send sneakers for outdoor play on that day.

February Dates to Remember:
***Thursday, February 5, 2015 – 100th day of school  
***February 9-13 – Spread the Love Campaign Peanut Butter & Jelly collection
***Friday, February 13 – John 3:34 quiz
***Friday, February 13 - Valentine Card Exchange
***Monday, February 16 - No School (President’s Day)
***Thursday, February 19- Pajama Day

Birthdays this Month:
            ***February 11 – Lia's Birthday
            ***February 16 – Wyatt's Birthday

God Bless You!

Jackie McClure

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