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

Friday, September 30, 2016

October 2016

Thank you for helping to get our school year off to such a wonderful start!  I have been enjoying my time with your children thus far and am so very glad that we have the rest of the year to spend together.  

Grandparents’ Day is on Friday, October 7.  Please keep in mind that this is a half-day of school.  Our day will end at 12:30.  We will not be having lunch at school on half-days. We will have a snack time in the classroom.  Please be sure to send a healthy snack to school with your child.

There will be no school on Monday, October 11. This is an In-Service Day for teachers.

There is a Coffee Connection for Preschool-First Grade on Friday, October 14. Please come and get to know some other parents in our early childhood grades that morning if you are able!

Our Bible memory work for October will begin with Genesis 28:15,

"I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land."

This will be due on Friday, October 14.
Please be sure to send your child's Bible Memory Verse book to school on the due date for each verse.

Picture Day will be Wednesday, October 19.  You will receive more information in the
white envelopes closer to that day. 

We are celebrating three birthdays this month:

                        Isabela has a birthdAy on October 27.
                        LeighAnn has a birthday on October 29.
                        Hunter has a birthday on October 29.
                        Happy birthday, friends!

Our classroom is full of excited learners this year!   We have been reading Colors Glowing, our first story reader of the year.  The students are having a good time reading about the Miller and Lopez families, and we have had a few good laughs together at some of the silly situations that the characters find themselves in!  Reading homework begins this month. You should have received your child's Book-It tracking calendar on Friday, 9/30. This will also serve as our homework tracking calendar for the month of October. Your child's goal is to read (aloud to a grown-up) for 200 minutes this month.

We are working on many interesting things in math class this year,  and I would like to ask for your help.  I would like each child to spend some time at home practicing math flash cards for addition and subtraction.  These can be bought (they are available at Wal-Mart, as well as well as many other stores) or made with index cards or poster board.  Children should practice addition and subtraction facts up to 20.  This will help your child as concepts become more difficult in math class, as well as when we begin administering timed tests.
            A Look Ahead:
                        ~We have a field trip scheduled for Friday, November 4. We will be going to Ashland Nature Center. Please be on the lookout for a permission slip in the white envelopes.
                        ~The First Quarter will end on Friday, November 4.  Report Cards will be sent home via RenWeb on Friday, November 11.

                        ~The Annual Banquet is on Friday, November 18 here at the school.. First Grade will be performing at this year's banquet, so please try to attend if possible. It is going to be a wonderful evening! 

Please be sure that your child is returning all homework in a timely manner.  Math homework is sent periodically, and should be returned on the date indicated on the paper.

Again, thank you for your help thus far, and I look forward to continuing to work with each of you as our school year progresses!  
 In Him,

                                           Jackie McClure

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