Draffen's "Flip Flopping" Features

October 3-7, 2016 Quarter 1 Week 9


I thought it might be easier to have all of the links in one place. Detailed information about each is included throughout the newsletter. The following are important links:

Online permission slip for the school play on October 21, 2016 from 11:30-2:30:

Freddie Finkle’s Fabulous Frankfuters

Preliminary Spelling Bee permission slip Click HERE

Scholastic Book order click HERE


Our field trip to Steele's Christmas Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch is scheduled for next Friday, October 13, 2016. The permission slip is included in your Tuesday Folder and should be returned on Wednesday in the Tuesday Folder. If you would like to attend as a chaperone and did not note that on the volunteer form at the beginning of the year, please e-mail Corinna Hayden at circle5mom@hotmail.com. Please note that in the school handbook, it is communicated that younger siblings can not attend school field trips. This allows the chaperoning parent the ability to assist in watching the classroom students for safety.

We will be doing some pumpkin math and science activities next week. Please send in a MINIATURE pumpkin, the size that will easily sit in the palm of your child's hand.

Please have the pumpkin in by Monday, October 10, 2016

We could use 4 medium pumpkins to cut open for our math activities. If you can provide a pumpkin, please send me an e-mail.


  • The story of Jacob and Esau

  • God's promises and obedience


Memorize: I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. Genesis 28:15

Recite for a grade on Friday.


Unit 2 Week 1

Essential Question: What jobs need to be done in a community?

Word work:

  • Phoneme blending and short e

  • inflected ending -ed

High Frequency Words:

  • again, help, new, ther, use

community, occupation, astonishing, equipment, fortunately

Listening comprehension:

  • Make and confirm predictions

  • Character, setting and events

Shared writing/Grammar-

  • Organization and writing a story
  • Nouns

Daily Oral Language- writing statements & identifying words that need capitalization; , & punctuation, & commas in a series


Read 10 minutes nightly.


Spelling Bee:

It’s all aBUZZ! The annual A.C.S.I. Spelling Bee will be held at Westminster Academy in Opelousas, LA on Friday, January 27, 2017. In preparation, we will be having a preliminary Spelling Bee here at NCS during lunch (please send a home lunch) on Friday, October 21 for students in 1st grade who are interested in competing for a chance to be one of two WORKER BEES chosen to represent NCS at the A.C.S.I. Spelling Bee.

If your child is prepared to STING the competition, COMB on out and give it a try! Only students whose parents return the permission slip by Friday, October 21, will be allowed to participate in the preliminary class Spelling Bee. Click HERE to complete the permission slip.


  1. leg
  2. beg
  3. men
  4. hen
  5. head
  6. bread
  7. again
  8. there
  9. new
  10. use

Challenge words:





Homework: (Be sure to return the test paper/notice on Wednesday!!)
  • Study for pre-test on Tuesday and test on Friday
  • Complete spelling packet and return on Friday for a grade.
  • Pre-test Tuesday and test on Friday


  • Correct formation of the upper and lower case letters: F & G


  • Chapter 3 test Tuesday
  • Sort and classify objects
  • Picture Graphs
  • Make a table strategy to problem solve


Thursday: Practice pages 9 & 13


  • We will study fire safety this week.
  • On October 7, 2016, the fire department will visit us on campus to talk about fire safety.

Tuesday Homework: Fire Prevention Checklist DUE FRIDAY the 7th.


  • Community Events for October:
  • October 8 - Fall Festival: The Family Fall Festival and 5K will be held on Saturday.
  • October 15 - 3rd and 4th Grade Football Game: We would like to invite all of our K-4th grade families to attend a HOME 3rd and 4th grade football game on Saturday, October 15 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Wolverine field. Proudly wear your maroon & gold and come support our team. GEAUX Wolverines of all ages.

  • Upper School Play: Freddie Finkle's Fabulous Franfurters
Lower school will take the bus on October 21, 2016 to the Greater Covington

Center to see the play from 11:30-2:30.

Parents and guest are welcome to meet us at the Greater Covington Center and

pay $15 at the door for tickets.

Please complete the field trip permission slip by October 13, 2016 so that your

child can attend. Freddie Finkle’s Fabulous Frankfuters

    • "Goodie Two Shoes" is for every student who goes home every day with a stamp on the behavior chart. He/She can wear any closed toe shoes and socks.

    • School Lunch orders in RenWeb: Remember to order school HOT lunch by 12 PM on Wednesday for the next week.


    Tuesday, October 3, 2016

    Spelling pretest

    Math Chapter 3 Test (Subtraction)

    Friday, October 7, 2016

    Fire Safety Homework Due

    Penmanship Assessment

    Bible - Recite Genesis 28:15

    Spelling- Test

    Grading Scale

    Math, Reading, English, Spelling

    A = 94 -100

    B = 87 -93

    C = 86 -77

    D = 76 -70

    F = 69 - 0

    Bible, Penmanship, Social Science, Christian Attitudes, Work Habits, and Ancillaries

    9 = E Excellent

    7 = S+ Above Satisfactory

    5 = S Satisfactory

    3 = S- Below Satisfactory

    1 = N Not Sufficient


    The iPad sites and Apps we will use this week are:

    McGraw Hill Connected (ELA)

    Spelling City (spelling)





    October 7, End of First Quarter

    October 7, 1st Grade – Fire Safety Guest Speaker

    October 8, Fall Festival and 5K

    October 11, Open House

    October 12, 11:30 Early Dismissal Day; Smoothies; P/T conferences

    October 12, 1st Grade - Character Day & 11:30 Dismissal

    October 14, Pizza Day

    October 14, 1st Grade Field Trip - Pumpkin Patch

    October 15, CommUNITY event - 3rd and 4th football game; 10:00

    October 17-23, Lower School Food Drive

    October 19, Lower School Picture Retakes and Group Pictures

    October 20-22, Upper School Play

    October 21, 1st - 4th Field Trip to see Upper School Play

    October 21, ALL A Honor Roll - Pancakes with the Principals

    October 21, 3rd & 4th Football and Cheer recognized at varsity halftime


    Dear Parents,

    We will no longer be sending home monthly flyers for the Scholastic Book orders. Here is a Scholastic Books Parent Letter from Ms. Arnold regarding some necessary changes in how we will proceed in participating with Scholastic Books online. After reading the letter, you can follow the steps provided below to get started. As a reminder, the more books you order, the more classroom points we earn. These points are used to update classroom libraries with FREE books as well as additional supplies for our classrooms. Please consider this online ordering opportunity when shopping for birthdays and Christmas.

    You can order online HERE where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests.

    You will use the class code M6LXM. Be sure to place your order by October 12, 2016

    Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!

    Mrs. Draffen

    • First Time Ordering Online?
    • Click HERE
    • Select "Shop as Parent"
    • Enter our one-time Class Activation Code M6LXM
    • Shop and submit your child's book order by October 12, 2016
    • Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.