Happy Banana Cream Pie Day – Monday, March 2, 2020

Happy Monday! And happy 2nd day of March! Can you believe that Spring Break is next week? This year has flown by so fast!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – This week, we are preparing for Children’s Church, this Sabbath, March 7. This program will be run by the students in our classroom. Since the students voted to do this as the classroom community service, each student will have a part to complete for the actual day. Each student will be given credit for their participation. Your support is needed. Our theme is The Armor of God. We have activities, snacks, songs, and the Bible to learn from. It will be a blast! The kids are excited and so am I!

Math – Fractions – Last Thursday and today have been study days for the test, for group #1. Tomorrow will be the TEST DAY. Any student that still has corrections or missing work, will not get to take the test until they have it all turned in. Group #2 is still working through the lessons in Fractions.

Reading – Last week, we started our final book of the quarter. It is a short informational book about the Mount St. Helen’s volcanic explosion. We will read every day and have an assignment to work on every day in class. To end out this book, on Thursday, March 5, students will need to bring some sort of volcano. This is fun way to celebrate the topic of the book. Student volcanoes can be anything: mentos and coke, baking soda and vinegar, soap, etc. There will be awards for the highest explosion, the best ooze, and the most creative display. Also, remember, both PR books and book reports are due by Wednesday, March 4.

Spelling – no spelling this week

Language Arts – We completed our test last week. Today will be corrections and tomorrow will be our typing test for the quarter. The rest of the class time this week will be used for a study hall time.

Science – In Chapter 1, we are learning about biology, why it’s important to learn about, and how it is the building block of knowledge for all things alive and research of it.

Social Studies – In Chapter 6, we begin learning about Ancient Greece. We are learning about its geography, beliefs, rulers, etc.

Grades/Missing assignments – Missing assignment sheets were given to students today. At this point, at the end of the quarter, any students that are missing assignments will be missing recess/ fun time to get the assignments found, completed, and turned in. ALL back work needs to be turned in by Wednesday, March 4. Any assignments that are not turned in on that date will be given a zero.

Outdoor School – Outdoor School is coming soon! It will be March 22 – March 27. This is a Texas Conference planned and supported trip, so it is one that I request ALL students attend. Each student received their Outdoor School fee sheet on Friday. This amount needs to be paid by Friday, March 6. If writing a check, make the check payable to the school with “Outdoor School” written on the memo. If paying in cash or credit, feel free to pay in the office. If you are unable to pay that amount by the above date, please contact me personally before next Friday. All Outdoor School paperwork needs to be turned in by Friday, March 6.

Need Volunteers – We are at the end of our sponsorship for serving lunches on Mondays. I want to get the students back into the classroom on Mondays, during that time, and would love to have volunteers prep and serve lunches for the rest of the school year, starting in February. If you need parent hours, and would be willing to do that, please let me know.

Children’s Church – It is this Saturday. Please make sure to be at the church by 10:45am. I am trying to get tshirts for the kids, so jeans/pants will be appropriate to wear for working with the kids. We are discussing/ practicing/ planning for our event on Sabbath… and the kids are starting to get excited! Any parents that are also willing to help, would be much appreciated! Please let me know. Thank you!

Class information – Remember to check Classtag every week.

Important Dates for March-

  • Tuesday, March 2 – Fractions Math test
  • Wednesday, March 4 – 2 PR books due
  • Wednesday, March 4 – ALL back work / work due for 3rd quarter
  • Thursday, March 5 – Bring your volcano stuff to explode 🙂
  • Friday, March 6 – Outdoor School paperwork / money due
  • Saturday, March 7 – Children’s Church
  • Monday – Friday, March 9-13 – Spring Break – No School
  • Sunday – Thursday, March 22-26 – Outdoor School
  • Sunday, March 22 – Global Youth Panther Run
  • Friday, March 27 – School Visitation Day – 1/2 day for students – Staff Development

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day – Monday, February 24, 2020

Happy Monday!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – This week, we will finish our unit on the prophet, Elisha. We have learned how he was connected to Elijah, what God called him to do, and the miracles he performed with God’s blessings. Our community service project is doing children’s church for the Conroe Adventist Church. It will be Saturday, March 7. This would be the Saturday right before Spring Break. This program will be run by the students in our classroom. Since the students voted to do this as the classroom community service, then each student will have a part to complete for the actual day. Each student will be given credit for their participation. Your support is needed. We have already chosen a theme and will be planning responsibilities soon.

Math – Fractions. This week, for one group, we are near the end of our unit for Fractions. We have just a few more topics: Subtracting Fractions with renaming, and Fraction estimation. Our proposed day for the test over this unit will be Thursday, February 27. The Fraction study skills sheet will assistant you to know what will be covered in our Fraction unit, and help with the review process. Also, use the Interactive Math Notebook to assist in the study process. Any student that feels comfortable enough to take the test early, is able to do so on Wednesday.

Reading – We start our final book of the quarter tomorrow. It is a short informational book about the Mount St. Helen’s volcanic explosion. We will read every day and have an assignment to work on every day in class. To end out this book, on Thursday, March 5, students will need to bring some sort of volcano. This is fun way to celebrate the topic of the book. Student volcanoes can be anything: mentos and coke, baking soda and vinegar, soap, etc. There will be awards for the highest explosion, the best ooze, and the most creative display. Also, remember, both PR books and book reports are due by Wednesday, March 4.

Spelling – Pretest on Wednesday. Test on Friday.

Language Arts – Our Noun/ Pronoun test is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25. We have been reviewing in class and students have been asked to take their notebooks home and study at home. Use the study guide and Interactive Language Notebook to study the topics being tested over.

Science -Our next unit is the beginning of the body/ animal unit. It will cover biology and why it is important to learn about. It is Ch.1.

Social Studies – We finished our research projects on China and India. We presented our posters and research today. On Wednesday, we begin learning about Ancient Greece.

Grades/Missing assignments – Missing assignment sheets were given to students today. At this point, at the end of the quarter, any students that are missing assignments will be missing recess/ fun time to get the assignments found, completed, and turned in. ALL back work needs to be turned in by Wednesday, March 4. Any assignments that are not turned in on that date will be given a zero.

Outdoor School – Outdoor School is coming soon! It will be March 22 – March 27. This is a Texas Conference planned and supported trip, so it is one that I request ALL students attend. Each student received their Outdoor School fee sheet on Friday. This amount needs to be paid by Friday, March 6. If writing a check, make the check payable to the school with “Outdoor School” written on the memo. If paying in cash or credit, feel free to pay in the office. If you are unable to pay that amount by the above date, please contact me personally before next Friday.

Need Volunteers – We are at the end of our sponsorship for serving lunches on Mondays. I want to get the students back into the classroom on Mondays, during that time, and would love to have volunteers prep and serve lunches for the rest of the school year, starting in February. If you need parent hours, and would be willing to do that, please let me know.

Class information – Remember to check Classtag every week.

Important Dates for February / March-

  • Tuesday, February 25 – Noun and Pronoun TEST
  • Wednesday, february
  • Thursday, February 27 – Fractions Math test
  • Wednesday, March 4 – 2 PR books due
  • Wednesday, March 4 – ALL back work / work due for 3rd quarter
  • Friday, March 6 – Outdoor School paperwork / money due
  • Monday – Friday, March 9-13 – Spring Break – No School
  • Sunday – Thursday, March 22-26 – Outdoor School
  • Friday, March 27 – School Visitation Day – 1/2 day for students – Staff Development

Happy National Mint Chocolate Day – Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Happy Wednesday! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend! I apologize on the the late arrival of this newsletter. Yesterday was jam-packed with things and I was not able to get this finished and out to you.

In the classroom this week…

Bible – Within the next two weeks, we will be completing our unit on the prophet, Elisha. We have learned how he was connected to Elijah, what God called him to do, and the miracles he performed with God’s blessings. Our community service project is doing children’s church for the Conroe Adventist Church. Unfortunately, the previous date of February 29 conflicts with another church program, so we are needing to reschedule. I would like to propose March 7. This would be the Saturday right before Spring Break. Please let me know if this will not work for your family. This program will be run by the students in our classroom. Since the students voted to do this as the classroom community service, then each student will have a part to complete for the actual day. Each student will be given credit for their participation. Your support is needed. We have already chosen a theme and will be planning responsibilities soon.

Math – Fractions. This week, for one group, we are near the end of our unit for Fractions. We have just a few more topics: Converting Fractions, Subtracting Fractions with renaming, and Fraction estimation. Our test over this unit will be Thursday, February 27. The Fraction study skills sheet will assistant you to know what will be covered in our Fraction unit, and help with the review process. Also, use the Interactive Math Notebook to assist in the study process. Any student that feels comfortable enough to take the test early, is able to do so on Wednesday.

Reading – We are finished with our Dr. Rabbit and presented our reading projects yesterday. For the rest of this week, we are reading our PR books to get caught up. Remember, both PR books and book reports are due by Wednesday, March 4.

Spelling – no spelling this week

Language Arts – We are learning about the different kinds of nouns and pronouns. Our focused study this week is on Pronouns. We are completing our Noun/Pronoun unit this week with our final study on Pronouns in Compounds (I vs. me & us vs. we) and who/whose/whom. Our Noun/ Pronoun test was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, but I am extending the study time. The new test date will be Tuesday, February 25. Use the study guide and Interactive Language Notebook to study the topics being tested over.

Science -We have finished our unit on Electricity and Magnetism. This week, the class time has been used to help with completing the Social Studies project. Science will start back up next week.

Social Studies – This week, we are working on our comparing and contrasting India and China project. Project requirements went home last week and I have been reviewing requirements in class with the students. There are two parts to this project. One part is the actual poster comparing and contrasting India and China. The second part is researching a topic of interest from both cultures. The poster project portion will be due at the end of the day today. The research portion will be due Friday.

Grades/Missing assignments – Missing assignment sheets were given to students on Friday before we left for the long weekend. I will update grades based on what has been turned in and will resend missing work home on Friday. We are coming to the end of the quarter soon and ALL back work needs to be turned in by Wednesday, March 4. Any assignments that are not turned in on that date will be given a zero.

Outdoor School – Outdoor School is coming soon! It will be March 22 – March 27. This is a Texas Conference planned and supported trip, so it is one that I request ALL students attend. Each student received their Outdoor School fee sheet on Friday. This amount needs to be paid by Friday, March 6. If writing a check, make the check payable to the school with “Outdoor School” written on the memo. If paying in cash or credit, feel free to pay in the office. If you are unable to pay that amount by the above date, please contact me personally before next Friday.

Need Volunteers – We are at the end of our sponsorship for serving lunches on Mondays. I want to get the students back into the classroom on Mondays, during that time, and would love to have volunteers prep and serve lunches for the rest of the school year, starting in February. If you need parent hours, and would be willing to do that, please let me know.

Class information – Remember to check Classtag every week.

Important Dates for February / March-

  • Wednesday, February 19 – Social Studies Project poster due (India vs. China)
  • Thursday, February 20 – Breakfast Taco Sale
  • Thursday, February 20 – Impact Day paperwork due
  • Friday, February 21 – Research portion of the SS project (India vs. China)
  • Friday, February 21 – Impact Day
  • Tuesday, February 25 – Noun and Pronoun TEST
  • Thursday, February 27 – Fractions Math test
  • Wednesday, March 4 – 2 PR books due
  • Wednesday, March 4 – ALL back work / work due for 3rd quarter
  • Friday, March 6 – Outdoor School paperwork / money due
  • Monday – Friday, March 9-13 – Spring Break – No School
  • Sunday – Thursday, March 22-26 – Outdoor School
  • Friday, March 27 – School Visitation Day – 1/2 day for students – Staff Development

Happy Oatmeal Monday – Monday, February 10, 2020

Happy Monday! Happy 2nd week of February!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – We are learning about the prophet, Elisha. We will learn how he was connected to Elijah, what God called him to do, and the miracles he performed with God’s blessings. Our community service project is coming up at the end of the month. We will be doing Children’s Church for Conroe Adventist Church on Saturday, February 29. This program will be run by the students in our classroom. Since the students voted to do this as the classroom community service, then each student will have a part to complete for the actual day. Each student will be given credit for their participation. Your support is needed. We will work on the planning next week.

Math – Fractions. This week, we are learning about Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers, Fraction Word Problems, Conversion of Fractions to Decimals and Percents, and Subtracting Fractions with Renaming. The Fraction study skills sheet will assistant you to know what will be covered in our Fraction unit.

Reading – We have finished Dr. Rabbit. There will be a project/projects over this book. It will be something that I give class time for starting tomorrow. Presentations of the reading projects will be on Thursday.

Spelling – Dr. Rabbit – Week 4 – Pretest is on Wednesday. Spelling Test is on Friday.

Language Arts – We are learning about the different kinds of nouns. Our focused study this week will be on Pronouns. We are learning about Possessive Nouns, Indefinite Pronouns, and Pronouns in Compounds. We will have a test over Nouns and Pronouns next week. It will cover everything in this unit. It will be on Thursday, February 20.

Science -We are learning how Electricity and Magnetism relate, in Ch.14. This week’s focus is on how we can use and conserve energy. We will be finishing our unit this week… and learning practical applications to the scientists that focused their research and discovery on electricity and magnetism.

Social Studies – We finished Ancient China, Ch.5, today. On Wednesday, we will begin our project comparing and contrasting India and China. An information sheet will be given to the students on Wednesday regarding what the project should look like and what needs to be covered. It will be started in class on Wednesday, but will need to be completed at home over the long weekend. It is due on Wednesday, February 19.

Grades/Missing assignments – Missing assignment sheets were given to students today. Students that have assignments that are a week late, will lose points after today. The assignments need to be turned in by Friday in order to get credit. Any missing assignment from last week will have until this Friday for full credit. After this Friday, those assignments will lose points.

Valentine’s Day party – We will have a little classroom party. Students would like to have little valentine’s treats and a breakfast-like meal. Please bring a breakfast food item – donuts, cinnamon rolls, fruit, muffins, juice, etc. Please bring enough to share with everyone.

Outdoor School – Outdoor School is coming soon! It will be March 22 – March 27. This is a Texas Conference planned and supported trip, so it is one that I request ALL students attend. It is, however, not free. The cost for each student will be $175 for the event. This fee will be offset by the money we have raised with serving lunches and other fundraisers we will do this month and next month. Our fundraiser for January was Double Good popcorn. With five students attending Outdoor School, our current amount raised from lunches is actually $80. Your new cost is $95. I will be sending home Outdoor School paperwork this week.

Need Volunteers – We are at the end of our sponsorship for serving lunches on Mondays. I want to get the students back into the classroom on Mondays, during that time, and would love to have volunteers prep and serve lunches for the rest of the school year, starting in February. If you need parent hours, and would be willing to do that, please let me know.

Class information – Remember to check Classtag every week.

Important Dates for February / March-

  • Wednesday, February 12 – Spelling Pretest
  • Thursday, February 13 – Reading Project Due
  • Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Party
  • Friday, February 14 – 1/2 Day for students – Staff Development
  • Monday, February 17 – No School – Presidents’ Day
  • Wednesday, February 19 – Social Studies Project due (India vs. China)
  • Thursday, February 20 – Breakfast Taco Sale
  • Thursday, February 20 – Noun and Pronoun TEST
  • Friday, February 21 – Impact Day
  • Friday, March 6 – Outdoor School paperwork / money due
  • Monday – Friday, March 9-13 – Spring Break – No School
  • Sunday – Thursday, March 22-26 – Outdoor School
  • Friday, March 27 – School Visitation Day – 1/2 day for students – Staff Development

Happy Take A Cruise Day – Monday, February 3, 2020

Happy Monday! Happy February!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – We are learning about the prophet, Elisha. We will learn how he was connected to Elijah, and what God called him to do. There is a memory verse this week. It is Romans 12:16-21. We will be reviewing throughout the week. The test will be on Friday. It will be a fill-in-the-blank.

Math – Fractions. This week, we are learning about Multiplying Mixed Numbers and Fractions, Dividing Fractions, Dividing Mixed Numbers and Fractions, and Fraction Word Problems. The Fraction study skills sheet will assistant you to know what will be covered in our Fraction unit.

Reading – We are reading, “Dr. Rabbit” by Eric B. Hare. It is a book about a missionary and his wife, and their crazy experiences, in small remote villages in Burma (which is Myanmar now). It is an excellent book that talks about God’s saving grace and protection, and the somewhat gory details of doctor mission life in the jungle. We will finish the book this week. There will be a project over this book. I will give class time for the project to be worked on, but any extra time needed outside of class will need to be done at home.

Spelling – no spelling this week due to the memory verse test

Language Arts – We are learning about the different kinds of nouns. Our focused study this week will be on Compound nouns, Pronouns, Antecedents, Subject, and Object Pronouns.

Science -We are learning how Electricity and Magnetism relate, in Ch.14. This week’s focus will be on how they are related and the similarities/ differences between motors and generators.

Social Studies – We are learning about Ancient China in Ch.5. Overall, we will learn about the culture, faiths represented, and how the ancients lived vs. how they live now. After we complete this lesson on China, we will work on and complete a project that compares and contrasts both India and China.

Grades/Missing assignments – Missing assignment sheets were given to students today. Students that have assignments that are a week late, will lose points after today. The assignments need to be turned in by Friday in order to get credit. Any missing assignment from last week will have until this Friday for full credit. After this Friday, those assignments will lose points.

Valentine’s Day party – Stay posted… we will discuss it as a class and I will post about it next Anthes Mail.

Outdoor School – Outdoor School is coming soon! It will be March 22 – March 27. This is a Texas Conference planned and supported trip, so it is one that I request ALL students attend. It is, however, not free. The cost for each student will be $175 for the event. This fee will be offset by the money we have raised with serving lunches and other fundraisers we will do this month and next month. Our fundraiser for January was Double Good popcorn. With five students attending Outdoor School, our current amount raised from lunches is actually $80. Your new cost is $95. I will be sending home Outdoor School paperwork next week.

Fundraising – Thank you to those that participated in the Double Good fundraiser. The order will be sent and completed today. I will be tallying the amount earned by those that participated and let you know.

Need Volunteers – We are at the end of our sponsorship for serving lunches on Mondays. I want to get the students back into the classroom on Mondays, during that time, and would love to have volunteers prep and serve lunches for the rest of the school year, starting in February. If you need parent hours, and would be willing to do that, please let me know.

Class information – Remember to check Classtag every week.

Important Dates for February / March-

  • Friday, February 7 – Memory Verse test
  • Wednesday, February 12 – Reading Project Due
  • Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Party
  • Friday, February 14 – 1/2 Day for students – Staff Development
  • Monday, February 17 – No School – Presidents’ Day
  • Thursday, February 20 – Breakfast Taco Sale
  • Friday, February 21 – Impact Day
  • Friday, March 6 – Outdoor School paperwork / money due
  • Monday – Friday, March 9-13 – Spring Break – No School
  • Sunday – Thursday, March 22-26 – Outdoor School
  • Friday, March 27 – School Visitation Day – 1/2 day for students – Staff Development

Happy Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day – Monday, January 27, 2020

Happy Monday! Can you believe that this is the last week in January? The month has already gone by so fast!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – This week, we finish our Bible journaling. We will create a nice little book for all of our treasured Bible texts 🙂 We also transition into our new Bible focus, Elisha. We will learn how he was connected to Elijah, and what God called him to do.

Math – Fractions. This week, we are learning about Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers, Multiplying Fractions, Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers, and then Dividing Fractions. The Fraction study skills sheet will assistant you to know what will be covered in our Fraction unit.

Reading – We are reading, “Dr. Rabbit” by Eric B. Hare. It is a book about a missionary and his wife, and their crazy experiences, in small remote villages in Burma (which is Myanmar now). It is an excellent book that talks about God’s saving grace and protection, and the somewhat gory details of doctor mission life in the jungle.

Spelling – Pretest is Wednesday. Test is Friday. Spelling City is assigned this week. Complete all 10 review assignments.

Language Arts – We are learning about the different kinds of nouns. Our focused study this week will be on Possessive and Collective Nouns.

Science -We finished up our reading on Electricity this week, Ch.13. We will complete a small review and watch a movie to also review what we have learned. Our next unit is Ch.14, learning how Electricity and Magnetism relate.

Social Studies – We have finished Ch.4, Ancient India. Today, we will begin learning about Ancient China in Ch.5. Overall, we will learn about the culture, faiths represented, and how the ancients lived vs. how they live now. After we complete this lesson on China, we will work on and complete a project that compares and contrasts both India and China.

Grades/Missing assignments – Missing assignment sheets were given to students today. I will update grades as the week progresses.

Outdoor School – Outdoor School is coming soon! It will be March 22 – March 27. This is a Texas Conference planned and supported trip, so it is one that I request ALL students attend. It is, however, not free. The cost for each student will be $175 for the event. This fee will be offset by the money we have raised with serving lunches and other fundraisers we will do this month and next month. Our fundraiser this month will be with Double Good popcorn. Currently, the amount that we have raised from lunches will offset your cost by about $70. Your new cost is $105.

Fundraising – Our January fundraiser for ODS is Double Good popcorn… which is super yummy popcorn! We receive 50% of the profits of what we sell. For example, any student that sells $100, will get to keep $50 for their Outdoor School fund. This will be on an individual basis. Money raised for each student will go towards their individual account. Order forms will go home today. Please make sure, when you turn your order form in, that you have collected all money for your orders. If anyone requests to write a check, please make the check payable to you, then write one check in the total amount of checks written, to the school. The fundraiser will end on Friday, January 31. All money and orders will be collected that same day.

Need Volunteers – We are at the end of our sponsorship for serving lunches on Mondays. I want to get the students back into the classroom on Mondays, during that time, and would love to have volunteers prep and serve lunches for the rest of the school year, starting in February. If you need parent hours, and would be willing to do that, please let me know.

100 Days of School – This Friday is the 100th day of school. Feel free to dress up like you are 100, wear 100 of something, or just dress in your Christian t-shirt and jeans. Happy 100 days of school!! 🙂

Class information – Remember to check Classtag every week.

Important Dates for January

  • Wednesday, January 29 – Spelling Pretest
  • Friday, January 31 – Spelling Test
  • Friday, January 31 – 100 days of school 🙂
  • Friday, January 31 – End of Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day – Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had an awesome long weekend!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – Our focus is still on our New Year mindset. We are learning how to read a text, or texts, and Bible journal our understanding with words and pictures. The end result will be a Bible journal book of all the verses we have read and connected with. We still haven’t had a chance to discuss our service projects for the month, but will do so tomorrow. Also,this week, we will be introduced to our new Bible focus, Elisha. We will learn how he was connected to Elijah, and what God called him to do.

Math – Fractions. This week, we are learning about Comparing and Ordering Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and Fractions. The Fraction study skills sheet will assistant you to know what will be covered in our Fraction unit.

Reading – We are reading, “Dr. Rabbit” by Eric B. Hare. It is a book about a missionary and his wife, and their crazy experiences, in small remote villages in Burma (which is Myanmar now). It is an excellent book that talks about God’s saving grace and protection, and the somewhat gory details of doctor mission life in the jungle.

Spelling – Pretest is Wednesday. Test is Friday. Spelling City is assigned this week. Complete all 10 review assignments.

Language Arts – We are learning about the different kinds of nouns. Our focused study this week will be on Singular, Plural, and Irregular nouns.

Science -We finished up our reading on Electricity this week, Ch.13. We will complete a small review and watch a movie to also review what we have learned.

Social Studies – We are continuing our lesson on Ancient India, in Ch.4. We will learn about Buddhism and the Maurya Empire. Overall, we will learn about the culture, faiths represented, and how the ancients lived vs. how they live now.

Grades/Missing assignments – I will be updating grades on renweb today and tomorrow. Students have written out their missing assignments, today, and will be given a paper copy tomorrow. Students have until Friday to turn in work for full credit.

Outdoor School – Outdoor School is coming soon! It will be March 22 – March 27. This is a Texas Conference planned and supported trip, so it is one that I request ALL students attend. It is, however, not free. The cost for each student will be $175 for the event. This fee will be offset by the money we have raised with serving lunches and other fundraisers we will do this month and next month. Our fundraiser this month will be with Double Good popcorn. Currently, the amount that we have raised from lunches will offset your cost by about $70. Your new cost is $105.

Fundraising – Our January fundraiser for ODS is Double Good popcorn… which is super yummy popcorn! We receive 50% of the profits of what we sell. For example, any student that sells $100, will get to keep $50 for their Outdoor School fund. This will be on an individual basis. Money raised for each student will go towards their individual account. Order forms will go home today. Please make sure, when you turn your order form in, that you have collected all money for your orders. If anyone requests to write a check, please make the check payable to you, then write one check in the total amount of checks written, to the school. The fundraiser will end on Friday, January 31. All money and orders will be collected that same day.

Need Volunteers – We are at the end of our sponsorship for serving lunches on Mondays. I want to get the students back into the classroom on Mondays, during that time, and would love to have volunteers prep and serve lunches for the rest of the school year, starting in February. If you need parent hours, and would be willing to do that, please let me know.

Class information – Remember to check Classtag every week.

Important Dates for January

  • Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school
  • Tuesday, January 21 – Start Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, January 22 – Spelling Pretest
  • Friday, January 24 – Spelling Test
  • Friday, January 31 – 100 days of school 🙂
  • Friday, January 31 – End of Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser

Happy National Rubber Ducky Day – Monday, January 6, 2020

Happy Monday! I hope you had an awesome weekend! It was busy for us. We went with the Conroe Cubs Adventurers team to San Antonio for the Bible Bowl competition this weekend. Micah, my oldest, participated and his group made a second place placement. The other group of Conroe Cubs made a first place placement. It was a short, busy weekend with Bible Bowl, swimming, yummy food, fellowship, and Legoland. Needless to say, I am just a little tired today 😉

In the classroom this week…

Bible – Our focus is still on our New Year mindset. We are learning how to read a text, or texts, and Bible journal our understanding with words and pictures. The end result will be a Bible journal book of all the verses we have read and connected with. We still haven’t had a chance to discuss our service projects for the month, but will do so tomorrow. Also, as the week progresses, we will be introduced to our new Bible focus, Elisha. We will learn how he was connected to Elijah, and what God called him to do.

Math – Fractions. This week, we are learning about reducing fractions, equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, and improper fractions. The Fraction study skills sheet will assistant you to know what will be covered in our Fraction unit.

Reading – This week, we begin our 1st Pathways book of the quarter. It is called, “Dr. Rabbit” by Eric B. Hare. It is a book about a missionary and his wife, and their crazy experiences, in small remote villages in Burma (which is Myanmar now). It is an excellent book that talks about God’s saving grace and protection, and the somewhat gory details of doctor mission life in the jungle. I know the students will love it! 🙂

Spelling – Pretest is Wednesday. Test is Friday. Spelling City is assigned this week. Complete all 10 review assignments.

Language Arts – This week, we are learning about the different kinds of nouns. Our focused study will be on Common, Proper, Singular, and Plural.

Science -We continue learning about Electricity and how it works, in Ch.13. This will is currents and circuits. Students will have some really neat hands-on labs and will learn how electricity impacts their every day.

Social Studies – We are continuing our lesson on Ancient India, in Ch.4. Today, we learned about the geography of Ancient Egypt and some achievements of local cities. We will learn about the culture, faiths represented, and how the ancients lived vs. how they live now.

Grades – Normally, the missing assignment lists would be handed out on Mondays, but, due to getting back late yesterday from San Antonio, I was unable to update grades over the weekend. I will be working on that as the week progresses. As soon as I have an updated list, I will pass that along to the students, and we will begin our new homework policy. With the new homework policy, students have until Friday of the week the assignment is added to the missing assignment list. On Friday, if they turn it in, there is no penalty. If they don’t, then half points are taken off the assignment. From that Friday, they will have to the following Friday to turn the assignment in for credit. If it is not turned in by the following Friday, it will be given an zero. From the date it was added to the list to the date it will be given a zero, the student has two school weeks to get it completed.

Classtag – Remember to check Classtag! I sent home new links for our account last week. Please let me know if those didn’t work or if you need assistance.

Outdoor School – Outdoor School is coming soon! It will be March 22 – March 27. This is a Texas Conference planned and supported trip, so it is one that I request ALL students attend. It is, however, not free. The cost for each student will be $175 for the event. This fee will be offsetted by the money we have raised with serving lunches and other fundraisers we will do this month and next month. More information will go home very soon… as soon as I have it from the conference.

Fundraising – We will have a January fundraiser for Outdoor School. It will be for Double Good popcorn… which is super yummy popcorn! We receive 50% of the profits of what we sell. When I get order forms, I will walk the student through what to do and send them home. More information will be sent home next week.

Class information – There have been some updates to class information. Students will be bringing home the updated forms, but I will also attach them here. The first thing updated is with missing work. The other thing is just with daily work. Ask your kiddo to explain the updates to you or feel free to read them yourself 🙂

Important Dates for January

  • Wednesday, January 15 – Spelling Pretest
  • Friday, January 17 – Spelling Test
  • Saturday night, January 18 – School vespers / game night (not a required event)
  • Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school
  • Friday, January 31 – 100 days of school 🙂

Happy Bean Day – Monday, January 6, 2020

Happy Monday! And welcome back to school! Isn’t hard to believe that we are currently in 2020, a “Back to the Future” kind of year? I hope you had a wonderful break. I am hearing lots of fun stories about things that you did. I am so glad you were able to have some down time and enjoy each other’s company! Now, back to business 🙂

In the classroom this week…

Bible – Our focus this week is on our New Year mindset. We have picked our words to focus on in this year and are immersing ourselves in the Bible to ask God’s direction in our life. We are learning how to read a text, or texts, and Bible journal our understanding with words and pictures. The end result will be a Bible journal book of all the verses we have read and connected with. I am really excited for this January project. Also, tomorrow, we will decide what our projects will be for community and school service. More information will be given next week.

Math – Starting out this quarter, our focus will be on Fractions. Tomorrow, we will take a practice test to check our knowledge of fractions . This test will not impact the students’ math grades. We will be introduced to place value/ratios, estimation, and possibly addition/ subtraction this week. I will send out a skills list next week so you can know what to expect.

Reading – This week , we are starting our 3rd quarter PR books. Books will be chosen and time will be given to read those books.

Spelling – no spelling this week

Language Arts – Our first unit for this quarter will be nouns. This quarter, after each grammar unit, we will be writing a 5-paragraph essay. More details regarding essay topics closer to the end of the noun unit.

Science – We will begin our 3rd quarter learning about Electricity and how it works. Students will have some really neat hands-on labs and will learn how electricity impacts their every day.

Social Studies – Our first unit for this quarter is about Ancient India. We will learn about the culture, faiths represented, and how the ancients lived vs. how they live now.

Low grade assignments – Just before break, papers, tests, and projects were graded. Some of these assignments were lower than an 85%. I will be sending these home today. Please make sure to have each page signed and returned by Wednesday.

Classtag – Remember to check Classtag! I will be sending home new links for the classtag account today. Please make sure to download the app and check for updates. I got a new phone over break and plan to send more things this quarter.

Class information – There have been some updates to class information. Students will be bringing home the updated forms, but I will also attach them here. The first thing updated is with missing work. The other thing is just with daily work. Ask your kiddo to explain the updates to you or feel free to read them yourself 🙂

Important Dates for January

  • Monday, January 6 – 1st day back 🙂
  • Saturday night, January 18 – School vespers / game night (not a required event)
  • Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school

Happy National Chocolate Covered Anything Day – Monday, December 16, 2019

Happy Monday! And happy end of the quarter week!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – This week, we are finishing up our unit on Elijah. We have learned so much about the pressure that Elijah experienced as a prophet and how God gave him strength and rest when he needed it. There is a memory verse this week. Students will choose 3 from the list to say tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17.

Math – This week, we are at the end of our Decimals unit. All groups will be taking their exit test this week. Please remember to study the concepts for the test. We will also be taking our Renaissance Math assessment this week. With best effort given while taking the test, this will give us a good look at the progress made so far this year.

Reading – This week , we are completing our PR books. They are due on Wednesday, December 18.

Spelling – no spelling this week or next week.

Language Arts – We have completed our How-to paragraphs and presentations. A few students still need to get their drafts completed and turned in. We will be typing and finishing up our studies on Sentences structures and proper paragraphs.

Science – We completed our units on Physical and Chemical changes in Ch.11. We took our open book test last Thursday. Some students have not turned that back in. Tomorrow, we will be correcting them. This will be the last unit for the 2nd quarter.

Social Studies – We finished Ch.3 , Ancient Egypt and Nubia, today. Remember, the project is due on Wednesday, December 18.

Back work / Late work – Everything is due today. I have given grace… and am allowing students to turn in any last minute assignments tomorrow morning. They will not be given any extra time after that. My grades have to be finished by Thursday evening, so I am trying to get everything completed in a timely manner.

Class party – This Thursday and Friday are our celebration days for Christmas. Christmas events will begin on Thursday afternoon. Students will need to bring their favorite snacks to share on Thursday afternoon. On Friday, we will have presents and reindeer game. We are doing Secret Santa. The gifts should be $10-$15. They should come wrapped and ready to give to the student. Please feel free to bring them before Friday.

Classtag – Remember to check Classtag!

Important Dates for December

  • Monday, December 16 – All back work due
  • Tuesday, December 17 – Memory Verse test
  • Tuesday, December 17 – Assignment grace period – 8:30am delivery
  • Wednesday, December 18 – Ch.3 SS project with board due
  • Wednesday, December 18 – 2 PR books due
  • Thursday, December 19 – Afternoon holiday events – bring snacks to share
  • Friday, December 20 – Class party/ presents/ Reindeer Games
  • Friday, December 20 – Half Day
  • Friday, December 20 – End of quarter