Class News 1&2 6.9

WAIT…..WHAT?????? This is our LAST class news sharing time? šŸ™ Wrapping up our school year is NOT my favorite!

I cannot begin to express how proud I am of the student learning that has taken place this year. WOW! God is good! It’s very emotional writing this last letter-I love you all so much!

What terrific weather we had for our annual Camp Pioneer picnic. Thank you for joining us if you were able! We look forward to this special time every year! When we returned we were surprised to see our new playground being put in! It is wonderful! What a terrific blessing!

We celebrated several birthdays recently: Allison, Emma W. and Lilly! We pray that these girls continue to grow in God’s love.

On Friday we were able to witness the PreK graduation! We clapped hard for our special friends, Andrew (brother of Eleanor), and Eli(brother of Ethan). We pray that all our Trinity preschool friends remember that God loves them no matter where their next academic adventure is. We also pray that many of our new friends will consider remaining in our school. Would you please pray that prayer with me. We loved having them here and being able to remind them daily that they are a child of God.

Here are a few reminders for next week:
Monday-Last PE class. Please wear sneakers!

Tuesday Last Art class. Return outstanding library books/DVD’s!
After school is Dance Troupe practice from 3-4 pm. We will practice for Father’s Day performance in Chapel Wednesday and our Graduation performance on Thursday.

Wednesday-Donuts with Dad-We will dine on donuts at 8:30 am, then we will pray around the flagpole at 9am honoring Flag Day, then we will head to Chapel lead by the Anderson family. All are welcome, especially dads, uncles, and grandpas!
When we return from Chapel we will go to our next grade (Moving Up DAY!) We will meet our next teacher and learn about the new learning adventures we will embark on next year!
We will sign yearbooks after lunch. If your child did not purchase a yearbook or is sharing it with other siblings no worry! I will provide autograph pages for your children to participate in this special time.

Thursday-Closing Devotion and Award Chapel. EVERY student in my class will receive an award. Please join us at 8:45am. You may sign your student out immediately after. Then, please return at 6:45pm meeting downstairs in the church basement for our school graduation. Following graduation, head over to our classroom to pick up your report card and summer packet then to the gym for refreshments. Please bring a snack to share!

I hope you have a safe, adventurous, and memory-filled summer. Please consider allowing your child to send me a postcard about one of their adventures! Ms. Harris/51 Briarwood Dr./West Seneca, NY 14424

Thank you for sharing your child with me this school year. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and your family!

Class News 1&2 5.26

No Spelling List or Memory Work next week… read below to discover why…

Monday-No School
Tuesday-Zoo… Wear sunscreen. Bring a bag lunch and an extra drink (water). We will carpool at 9:20am. The zoo opens at 10.
Wednesday-Wear Sunscreen. Chapel (am) Walk-a-thon 12:30pm (after lunch) Please make sure your child has a water bottle.
Friday-Field Day… Wear Sunscreen. Bring a bag lunch and an extra drink (water). The bus will leave at 8:30am. Early dismissal when we return at 1:30pm.

This week we finished the book, Night of the New Magicians, by Mary Pope Osborne.

Math-Grade 1 and 2 completed Topic 12 and have started Topic 13.
Gr. 1-Time (Wearing a watch will help us master this skill.)
Gr. 2-Counting Money (Practicing counting coins at home will help us with this skill.)

Science-How weather effects plants and animals, Water Cycle review, and Andy Parker’s weather machine assembly!

Class News 1&2 5.19

Memory Work: John 15:5
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Spelling list for 5/26:
ply, plant, plaster, plot, plead, pluck, plow, plain, plug, plush, *playground*

Reading: We have started a new novel: The Night of the New Magicians, by Mary Pope Osborne
In this Magic Tree house adventure, Jack and Annie (and our class) will learn about Dr. Louis Pasteur, Mr. Thomas Edison, Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, and Mr. Gustav Eiffel. The class doesn’t know about this yet, so don’t spoil the ending, lol.

Grade 2 Biography book reports are due on Tuesday.
Reading Records for May are due on 5/31.

Science: This week we have been learning much about weather and the water cycle.
Keep charting our moon! I know it’s been hiding a bit….do your best!

We released our fluttery butterfly friends.

Our new study examines Tadpoles! Thank you Anderson family for enriching our life cycle unit!

Walk-A-Thon-Please join us if you are able and make this annual event more fun! We will start walking around 12:30pm on Thursday. Please return your pledge forms.

WE’RE GOING TO THE ZOO! May 30, 2017 Please see permission slip (purple) We will have a picnic lunch so please pack a 100% disposable lunch. I will have coolers for lunches. Please smather your child in sunblock and pack an extra water bottle. We are counting on great weather! We will learn much about animal habitats, ride the carousel, and have a picnic lunch. The cost is $7 for students and $9 for adults. I have free parking passes for any chaperones transporting our students! If you are attending and have a zoo membership, please let me know on your permission form.

Class News 1&2 5.12

Memory Work: Isaiah 40:31 Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

fell, well, yell, sell, tell, jello, bells, hello, smell, shell, *trellis **caterpillar

Gr. 1-Topic 12-Length
Gr. 2-Topic 12-Geometry

Science: Our Caterpillars have emerged! We have 5 Painted Lady butterflies which we will release at the end of next week!

Next Topic: Weather of course!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited as Andy Parker makes this unit come alive with his weather machine on Monday, May 22nd. More details to follow! Once again, CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for helping us vote! Our class voted every day & multiple times and I know you did also!

Don’t forget to record the MOON this month on the moon log. These will become part of your child’s learning portfolio.

Grade 2 Book Projects (biography report/masks) are due on Tuesday, 5/23.
Reading Records are due on 5/31.

Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for sharing your child with me this year! I love, love, LOVE being their teacher!

Class News 1&2 4.28

Memory Work: Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Jesus visits Disciples (next: Ascension)
Chapel offerings for 4th quarter-Camp Pioneer

Spelling: (illy, ppy words)
silly, chilly, jelly, tally, really, happy, drippy, zippy, puppy, floppy, * sloppy**finally

Grade 1 and Grade 2: Topic 11 Subtraction….PLEASE review Math Facts daily!

Science: For those of you following along at home, here is a password reminder. There are terrific extension activities and online resources for information we have been covering this week on Earth Day and recycling.

Scholastic News 2 password: Genesis16

Science Spin Edition 2 password: teamcoach716

Our caterpillars are huge! They are getting ready to build their chrysalis this weekend!

Our bean sprout experiment is fascinating. Now some of our beans are sprouting leaves and a more complex root system.

The “How much sugar do we really drink?” experiment has been eye opening for some students. They are making great connections on being healthy.

We conducted a science experiment to better understand the structure of a plant and saw how celery veins took up colored water to the leaves turning them a different color. Ask your child which color had the best result so far. (purple, blue, or red)

Reading: We are on Chapter 17 in the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Ask your child these comprehension questions:
What is Edward’s name?
Where does he live right now?
How does he feel?
Where do you think his next journey will be?
Do you think we will see a character we met before? Why?

Breaking News: At 9:30 am a scream/shout erupted from our students after Mrs. Fretthold announced that we had met our Annual Goal Fund! We praise God for this great news and look forward to our new playground! Thank you for your generosity with helping us collect coins and generous giving toward our goal. It is a blessing to work alongside such dedicated families!

We are excited to participate in Andy Parker’s next contest to win a visit with him and his weather machine. Today (Friday) word is COOLER. Please check his website daily for the new word or our Trinity Christian facebook site for updates and vote often!

Please locate the invitation your child made inviting you, a grandmother, or special friend to our Mother’s Day Chapel on 5/10. We will start in the gym at 8:30am with muffins, tea, juice, and coffee.

Musical T-shirts have come in. They are being held by Ms. Harris and issued on 5/12 for our 1pm performance.

Class News 1&2 4.21

Memory Work: John 20:21
Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you!

Spelling list for 4/28:
dawn, fawn, yawn, lawn, down, drown, blown, brown, crown, flown, *thrown

Science: Life Sciences
Our life science unit is in full swing. We have a bean sprout experiment growing on our windows, flower bulbs growing on our windowsills, and caterpillars hungrily eating food on the corner of Ms. Harris’s desk! This is a terrific time of year to explore and marvel at God’s creation!

Wednesday we have dance troupe practice 3-4pm. We need to work on our Mother’s Day number and School Musical performance piece!

Thursday-No resource room as we are preparing for Open House on Friday!

Friday- FINALLY!! Our long anticipated Open House/Curriculum fair extravaganza! Stop in to check out our Learning portfolios, life science experiments,

Class News 1&2 4.7

Memory Work:We did an excellent job on the 10 Commandments. When we return we will not have a new verse, rather, we will play some commandment games(putting them in order, commandment charades, etc.)

Religion: We examined Jesus’ walk towards Calvary. As we remember his death and Resurrection, we are thankful for the new life He created in us.

Reading: Charlotte’s Web is completed! These will be on display for our Open House!
Next: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (read aloud)
Grade 2 reading projects are due when we return from break!

We will continue through our reading series after break.

Grade 1-Topic 10 will be concluded when we return from break
Grade 2-Topic 11 Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction (This may be difficult if your child is insecure about their Math Facts. Please study them over break!)

Science-We planted our bulbs! Hopefully we will start to see sprouts by our Curriculum Fair!

Social Studies-We finished our state reports! These will be on display for our Open House!

Have a blessed Easter! May you travel safely and make many memories with your family!

Class News 1&2 3.31

Chapel- What a wonderful group of servants we have at Trinity Christian School. Not only did we collect food for St.
Luke’s but our class penny/coin collection for the playground fund totaled $337.50! God is Good!

Memory Work:The Tenth Commandment
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor’s wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty.

Spelling: (ere ending 9 words) here, were, there, where, anywhere, somewhere, sphere,severe, sincere, Bonus *atmosphere

Gr. 1 Topic 10-Adding with tens and ones
Gr. 2 Topic 10-Place Value to 1,000

Reading-Charlotte’s Web
We read through Chapter 20! We will conclude this book next week with some great culminating activities!
Monday-We will see the cartoon. We will use a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast the book and cartoon.
Tuesday-We will see the platy at TOY. We will us a graphic organizer to compare the book and the play.
Wednesday-We will watch the movie Charlotte’s Web. We will write a response to the movie describing why we liked the book/movie more.
Thursday-We will put the finishing touches on our Charlotte’s Web booklets.
Friday-We will take home our booklets. Please sign the back page and return the yellow booklet to school for presentation at our Curriculum Night/Open House at the end of April.

Our next book will listen to Ms. Harris read aloud the novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo which we will begin after our Easter break. We will continue in our Reading Series with non-fiction texts.

Social Studies: We did an excellent job on our State Research reports! We were able to use the tablets to research facts about our state. It was terrific to see students applying technology skills at such a young age. These reports will also be on display at Curriculum Fair/Open House night 4/28.

Report Cards will be distributed next Friday.

Class News 1&2 3.24

Chapel-This week we listened to Pastor Jason remind us that God NEVER sleeps! We thank God for watching over us while we sleep and our bodies grow! Our 3rd quarter offerings will benefit St. Luke’s food pantry. This is our LAST COLLECTION WEEK! Please return purple Trinity recyclable bags with your offerings by Wednesday.

Community Service Project-We are collecting pennies for our playground! Turn these in at anytime to our classroom collection can.

Memory Work: The Ninth Commandment
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.

What does this mean?
We should fear and love God that we do not scheme to get our neighbor’s inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it.

Spelling List for 3/31:
badge, dodge, ridge, edge, ledge, hedge, pledge, bridge, fridge, fudge, *knowledge*

Charlotte’s Web- Chapters 10-15
Grade 2 book projects are due on 4/18

Grade 1: Topic 9-Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 100
Grade 2: Topic 10-Place Value to 1,000

Grade 2 girls: Dance Troupe practice on Wednesday from 3-4 pm. Bring a snack!

Upcoming field trip: Charlotte’s Web at Theater of Youth April 4, 2017 We will be taking the bus. If you are interested in chaperoning this trip, please contact Ms. Harris before you pay, as I only have 2 extra adult tickets available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Class News 1&2 3.17

We continue learning about the miracles that Jesus performed.

Memory Work:
The Eighth Commandment: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way.

Charlotte’s Web- Chapters 8, 9, 10

Spelling: tough, rough, enough, caught, taught, naughty, bought, thought, brought, fought, *Daughter

Writing-Our letter formation including size, shape, and spacing have improved greatly since the beginning of the year. We continue working in our handwriting practice books, story journal, and daily journals.

Grade 1-Topic 9
Grade 2-Completed Topic 9

Science: Plants

Social Studies: Maps/The United States- landforms and geography

Our Leprechaun traps were creative and fun! Thanks for helping us use our imaginations!

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