Mrs. Luther's First Grade Class

December 10-December 14, 2012

Bible Verse-Luke 2:12-14

Luke 2:12-14 And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Lesson-The birth of Jesus

Elementary Christmas Performance-December 11, 2012

Last week the Christmas Performance was listed in the upcoming events and your child wrote times in his/her agenda. I would like to give you more detailed information. The performance is on December 11, 2012, at the newly completed, beautiful Covington gym. Please arrive around 5:30 p.m. and have your child go to the library. The students have been practicing singing their songs and will continue to do so on Monday and Tuesday. Dress should be Sunday school Christmas attire. Hope to see you there!

Picture-Gabrielle and Emerson in strings class with Mr. Moss on the keyboard

We Have Fun In Class

Christmas Party - December 19th

Party info.

Our Christmas party will be held on December 19th in our classroom. I am providing pizza for the class and a special dessert to go along with our Polar Express reading unit. We will complete our Polar Express unit by watching the movie during our pizza party. Breanna is providing cupcakes and Bret is providing cookies that day. If anyone would like to provide Capri drinks for 13 students, please let me know.

Picture-Nicholas completes a test.

Homework For The Week

Bible-study verse (no test Thursday)
Reading-This week our reading unit will be on The Polar Express. If you have this book at home, please bring it in to read each day. We have many projects that we will be doing with the book. Look for some of them in the hallway!
Complete the short vowel worksheet on your leveled reading book and turn in for reading group on Wednesday.
Read each night for at least 15 minutes and record it on your Pizza Hut Reading Log.
Read an AR book for testing.
Comprehension test on Friday.
Lang. Arts-Turn in contract this Friday and study for spelling test.
spelling words: sleigh, polar, bell, manger, angels, North Pole, hissing, flickered, gift, train, pranced, ringing
polar-near the North or South Pole
pocket-a shaped piece of fabric attached inside or outside a garment that forms a pouch used for carrying small articles
conductor-an employee in charge of the functioning of a train and the passengers
sleigh-a light vehicle on runners for travel through snow that is pulled by something
midnight-twelve o'clock at night
Math-Practice subtraction with fun4thebrain and print out 2-3 practice score sheets to turn in on Thursday.
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Letter to Santa

The class will be writing a letter to Santa, and I have a very good idea that they will receive an answer! How exciting!

Week of Dec. 17-19th

Monday, December 17-You may wear Christmas pajamas (please wear regular shoes).
Tuesday, December 18th-You may wear Tacky Christmas attire.
Wednesday, December 19th-You may wear Christmas sweaters, elf hats, reindeer antler hats, etc.

What We Are Learning

Science-We have worked on ocean and arctic habitats. This week we will learn about other habitats. A project will be sent home for our habitat unit.
Math-Subtraction chapter
Lang. Arts-word choice, how to rephrase a sentence, how to expand a sentence, plurals, verb tense, adjectives, sequencing, thinking maps, writing, phonics

Needed Supplies for The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Boy Goes to School, and Clay Boy

On December 18th, I would like to add a fun element to some stories we will be reading along with the Polar Express. I would like to have sugar cookies, 1 can of green icing, 1 can of red icing, 1 bag of mini m&m's, and 1 bag of chocolate chips. We will be comparing and contrasting the three books and the class will end with creating their own gingerbread cookie. If you are able to help, please let me know.

Upcoming Events at Peachtree Academy

Dec. 11-Elementary Performance at Covington campus (5:30 arrival)
Dec. 19-Class party with pizza, special dessert, and movie
Dec. 19-2nd quarter ends for grading
Dec. 20-Jan 2-Christmas Break-Have a safe, joyous Christmas! (camp available)
Jan. 3-Classes resume
Jan. 10-Report cards issued
Jan. 21-M.L. King Day-no school
Feb. 1-Registration deadline for 2013-2014 for current families
Feb. 7-Early release for Parent/Teacher conferences
Feb. 18-22-Winter Break (camp available)

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