Carter's Classroom Corner

Connecting classroom and home

December 12, 2015

The Christmas County Spelling Bee

Our Christmas program was a big success! I was so proud of the children for working hard and doing such a good job of singing and sharing the Gospel with all those who came to hear it! I know the children enjoyed it, and I hope you did, too. Thank you all for coming and for allowing your children to be a part of our school.
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The Upcoming Week

Last week was filled with preparations for the Christmas program, and our daily classroom routine was condensed each day. Since we did not have a lot of opportunity to practice our spelling words, phonics and reading with those words, we are going to continue working next week with the same words and sounds. We will be having our phonics/spelling test on Thursday.

Friday we will be having our classroom Christmas celebration. We will be caroling, finishing our Bible study of the arrival of Jesus, enjoying our Christmas ornament swap, and having a party! Thank you to all of you who have volunteered to send in food, drinks and paper supplies for the party. If you have not yet signed up, please just send an email or a note in your child's folder with what you'd like to contribute. Please send everything in by Thursday or Friday.

As a reminder, each child should bring in a WRAPPED ornament ($5 or less), with a tag on it indicating who has brought it. We will be doing a random drawing to distribute each ornament.

If you have any questions, let me know! Thanks again for all you do to support our classroom!

The Kindess Elf

We have been visited each day by the 'Kindness Elf' who leaves us a note with ideas for sharing Jesus' love with those people in our school we see each day. Our classroom discussions have been about how to uplift those around us with gestures of kindness. So far we have made cards for our office staff, delivered decorated candy canes to teachers and given our friends compliments.

This week your student is invited to bring in a tiny surprise for classmates (a chocolate kiss, a sticker, etc) to leave on friends' desks in the morning as a way to show the love of Christ to each other. On Monday we'll be making little Christmas mice to sit on the corner of students' desks to hold little surprises! This is completely optional, but if your child would like to do this, it is so much fun for them to bless their friends. We have been talking about the joy of giving during this season, and trying to focus on being givers and the joy it brings. I hope you will consider participating in this tiny but meaningful way to encourage our first graders in the habit of being a blessing to others.
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