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, December 4, 2017

December 2017

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 for taking the time to come out for conferences.  I very much enjoyed having the opportunity to speak with each of you.

Please continue to listen to your child read aloud at home each week.  We are making great progress in our readers, and the at-home practice makes such a difference.  It is very important that the children are reading aloud to an adult; this helps catch inaccuracy in the reading.

Our class will visit the Penguin Patch Christmas Shop on Wednesday, December 6. If you plan to send money for your student to shop, please send it on or before December 6. I am happy to store your child's money in a safe place in the classroom until our shopping day.

Thursday, December 14 will be Clash Day.  Children are invited to wear the most mismatched clothes they can find! :)

Friday, December 15 will be Sock Day for First Grade. We've earned another class reward and the children voted for Sock Day. On Friday, December 15, students in first grade are invited to wear their favorite socks to school. They can be a favorite pair of crazy socks, fun socks, Christmas socks...anything goes! Students will be permitted to leave their shoes in the coat hook area of the classroom for the day (except when outside or visiting the bathroom, of course!). Have fun!

During the month of December, we will be discussing the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Our memory verse for this month 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 sent home on Monday December 11 and tested on Thursday, December 21.

This is our verse for after Commandments 1-3 - - we will continue learning the Ten Commandments after Christmas break.

We will have our Christmas party on Friday, 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 December 21; we will have our book exchange early in the day.  The party will be after recess, beginning around 10:30.  Parents are welcome to attend our Christmas Party.  Thanks!

We have several birthday celebrations this month.

                        Vivianna has a birthday on December 1.
                        Ben J. has a birthday on December 14.
                        Carolyn has a birthday on December 31.
                        Henry has a half-birthday on December 24.

                                                Happy Birthday, Friends!

There will be no school from December 23-January 1.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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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