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, November 30, 2015

December 2015

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                               

I trust everyone had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving holiday.  It is nice to be back in school again, and hear the different activities that your children enjoyed during the school break.  Thank you all for taking the time to come out for conferences.  I very much enjoyed having the opportunity to speak with each of you.

In Bible, we will be studying the life of Moses, and we will continue to learn the Ten Commandments.  Commandments 4-6 will be due on Thursday, December 10.
            4. Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.
            5. Honor your father and your mother.
            6. You shall not murder. 
We will continue and review the Ten Commandments after the Christmas break. 

During the second half of the month, we will be discussing the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Our memory verses will be John 3:16-17.

            “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”
This memory work will be tested on Monday, December 21

Your child is invited to visit the Penguin Patch Christmas Shop this month, during the week of December 7.  More information will be sent home from the office, giving an exact day for our classroom visit, as well as details about an appropriate amount of money to be sent for your child to shop for Christmas gifts for his/her loved ones this year.

We will have our Christmas party on Tuesday, December 22.  We will be having a book exchange in the morning.  Each child is asked to bring one book, costing no more than $5.  Girls should bring a book for another girl; boys should bring a book for another boy.  Each book should be wrapped and labeled as follows: 
                                                            To:  A Girl/Boy
                                                            From:  Your Child’s Name

Please send the book to school by Friday, December 18; we will have our book exchange early in the day on December 22.  The party will be in the afternoon.  Thanks!

There will be no school from December 23-January 3.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016.

 If you have any questions regarding any of our classroom information, please contact me at your convenience.  I pray that you have a beautiful Christmas season!

In Him,
Jackie McClure

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