Happy National Apple Dumpling Day – Monday, September 17, 2019

Happy Tuesday… I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

This is the 4th Anthes Mail for the year.  If you are getting this paper copy, please make sure to accept the invitation you will be getting from my blog, via email.  This will allow you to be emailed, weekly, as well as get the paper copy. Also, parents, please make sure to check Classtag and check your student’s assignment sheets. The more involved your are with what is going on in the classroom, the more efficient your student will become.

In the classroom this week…

Bible -This week we begin our first Encounter Curriculum Bible unit. It is on Salvation. We will be uniquely looking at Salvation and how it fits into our lives. We also decided on our service projects for the month of September. Our school service will be helping to clean and organize the Library. Our community service will be working with Conroe Adventist Church’s homeless ministry. We will be participating in the packing of the ministry bags and/or passing them out. Go Day packing is this Friday night at 7pm and the actual passing out of supplies takes place on Sabbath afternoon at 2:30pm. In order to get participation credit, since the students voted to help for their service, they would have to be here for one of the two activities. Please let me know which one you will be attending. If you already have a church activity that you are needing to attend that conflicts with this, please write me a note. Thank you.

Math – This week, we finish Multiplication. Yesterday was the last instruction day of 4 digits multiplied by 3 digits. Today, we review what we have learned. And then Wednesday and Thursday, we begin Division. Wednesday will be 2, 3, 4 digits divided by 1 digits. Thursday will be 2, 3, an 4 digits divided by 2 digits. When we finish this unit next week, there will be a text over long multiplication and long division.

Reading – We are reading “Hana’s Suitcase”. This is a really good book based on a little girl’s experience during the Holocaust. Along with our daily classroom reading and assignments, we also have the PR books that need to be read.

Spelling – “Hana’s Suitcase” Week 1 – Pretest is tomorrow and the test is on Friday.

Language Arts – This week, we continue to learn how to make good sentences. Yesterday, we took a quiz over run-on sentences, complete sentences, and fragments. Students didn’t do very well so we will go over what they are a little more and I will recheck their understanding at the end of the week. After this, we will be learning how to combine sentences, add conjunctions, use commas, etc.

Science – We finished Ch.12, which was about Elements. Now, we begin Ch.7, which is about Rocks and Minerals. We will be learning how to identify different types of rocks and minerals and why they are important.

Social Studies – We are finishing up Ch.2 this week and will begin Ch.3, Human Geography. Our focus, yesterday, was on Climate regions and how they impacts humanity. Tomorrow, we will talk about Population and how that impacts humanity. After Ch.3, we will have a project that will go over everything we have been reading about thus far. During ITBS next week, we will begin working on the project. More details next week.

Field trip – Thank you so much for your support this last Friday. We had a great time on our quick field trip. It was nice to be able to see how another culture live. It was also nice to think we live and the impact that makes on others.

Low grade assignments – I sent home some papers for parents to sign yesterday. From time to time, I will be sending home low grade quizzes/ tests. I will send anything home that is below an 85% for your signature. This is to keep you informed as to how your student is doing on quizzes/ tests.

Assignments – Weekly, I will be putting grades into Renweb so you can get an accurate account of missing assignments and how your student is doing. This will be done by Mondays, usually. Students will get a copy of missing assignments on Monday morning. I apologize that I don’t have them updated for this week. I have had a really sick dog at home and he needs constant care. I am hoping to grades updated this evening or during the day tomorrow. Thank you for your patience!

ITBS – Next week is ITBS week. Please plan on good healthy breakfasts and lunches. Also, plan for a good solid 8 hours or more of sleep. This testing does not impact student grades, but it does show us an average of where they are academically.

Impact Day – Impact Day is next Friday. A note went home yesterday regarding the sites available to volunteer at. Students that are grades 5th grade through 12th grade can choose to go off campus, if rides are available. They may also choose to stay on campus at one of the two on campus sites. Please read the note that was sent home yesterday regarding the information.

Important Dates for September

  • Wednesday, September 18 – Spelling Pretest
  • Friday, September 20 – Spelling Test
  • Friday, September 20 – Student 1/2 day – Teacher in-service
  • Sunday, September 22 – CAA Soccer Match 12-3pm
  • Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26 – ITBS testing week
  • Friday, September 27 – Impact Day
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Happy National Teddy Bear Day – Monday, September 9, 2019

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

This is the 3rd Anthes Mail for the year.  If you are getting this paper copy, please make sure to accept the invitation you will be getting from my blog, via email.  This will allow you to be emailed, weekly, as well as get the paper copy. Also, parents, please make sure to check Classtag and check your student’s assignment sheets. The more involved your are with what is going on in the classroom, the more efficient your student will become.

In the classroom this week…

Bible -This week is the last week for our classroom theme Bible study.  We are learning the different names of God and how, by knowing God, it becomes easier to see His blessings. Next week, we will begin our Encounter curriculum for the school year. Also, at the end of this week, we will vote as a class for our September School and Community Service Ideas. I will report on those next Monday. Finally, we have our first memory verse test this Friday, September 13. Each student was given a list today… they are to choose 3 verses/verse sets to recite on Friday.

Math – This week’s focus is on Multiplication. Today, we reviewed 2, 3, and 4 digits by 1 digit AND Distributive Property. Tomorrow, we will go over 2, 3, 4 digits by 2 digits AND the Lattice Method. Wednesday, we will go over 3 and 4 digits by 3 digits. Thursday, we will review all the concepts. And Friday, we will review/ learn some creative ways to multiply, which can be used as alternatives. There will be a test over the entire unit once we finish Division in the same manner.

Reading – This week we begin reading our 1st Pathways book. It is entitled “Hana’s Suitcase”. Along with our daily classroom reading and assignments, we also have the PR books that need to be read.

Spelling – No spelling this week due to Memory Verse. Next week, we will be assigned our Pathways words from our book, “Hana’s Suitcase”.

Language Arts – This week, we are learning how to identify good sentences from bad. Our focus this week is on Capitalization, Punctuation, Fragments, and Run-ons.

Science – We are finished reading Ch.12. Tomorrow, we will finish our classroom labs and document them in our lab books. On Thursday, we will research monumental people from History that have made impacts with Chemistry. We will also research current breakthroughs that have been monumental. There will be no test over this chapter.

Social Studies – This week, we are learning about the Earth and how the Science of the Earth impacts people. We are also studying the basics of geography. Along with the reading, we are learning different creative methods for pulling out information from our text.

This Friday, September 13, will be the class field trip to The Woodlands. We are going to the Celebration Church to walk through a Compassion International exhibit. We will be leaving the school around 12pm and will return after school hours, at about 2:30pm. This field trip is absolutely free. Permission slips were sent home on Friday and should return by tomorrow. If you are interested in going with us, please RSVP with who you will be taking in addition to your student in this class. This is such a great experience… I would suggest you make a point to attend the Compassion Journey yourself. It will be Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15. You can sign up for a time OR you can just go and wait to be placed. https://journey.compassion.com/events/91

Important Dates for September

  • Monday, September 9 – SS Ch.2.1 quiz
  • Tuesday, September 10 – School picture day
  • Friday, September 13 – Memory Verse Test
  • Friday, September 13 – Compassion Journey Field trip
  • Friday, September 20 – Student 1/2 day – Teacher in-service
  • Sunday, September 22 – CAA Soccer Match 12-3pm
  • Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26 – ITBS testing week
  • Friday, September 27 – Impact Day

Happy Eat An Extra Dessert Day – Wednesday, September 4 2019

Happy Wednesday!!!! Welcome back from our long weekend.

This is the second Anthes Mail for the year.  If you are getting this paper copy, please make sure to accept the invitation you will be getting from my blog, via email.  This will allow you to be emailed, weekly, as well as get the paper copy.  If you are getting this by email… welcome to a brand new year!

First, let me start off by saying that if you haven’t had a chance to read over the things you need to know about the classroom, please take some time and read last week’s post. In the post, you will find expectations that I have for my students in the classroom. It will also help you better see how my classroom functions. If you have any questions regarding any of the things from last week, please let me know.

Secondly, just to reiterate what I said last week, I believe very strongly in the taking of personal responsibility by students in my classroom. I encourage you to work with your child to assist in this process.  I know you love your children deeply and that is why they are here.  You have sacrificed tremendously for them to be here.  But, the most valuable thing you can do for them is help them develop responsibility, even if it is painful to watch.  I want to encourage you… the system I use in my classroom works!  You will see a tremendous change in your child as the year progresses.  Together, we can make for a very successful year!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – We are almost done with our classroom theme Bible study focus.  We are learning the different names of God and how, by knowing God, it becomes easier to see His blessings. Once we finish our Bible study on the names of God, we will begin our Encounter curriculum for the school year.

Math – We took our Math assessment through Renaissance Learning on Tuesday.  This test is a computer generated assessment test that helps to pinpoint what grade level students are on. I plan to share the results with you by the end of next week. We have also been reviewing our Multiplication Table. Our test over our Times Table will be this Friday. Next week, we will begin our review over long multiplication and long division.

Reading – We took our Reading assessment through Renaissance Learning on Tuesday. This assessment will measure the student’s general reading level. I will share these results with you, along with Math results, by the end of next week. This week, we are getting a jump on our PR books. Remember, students need to read a total of two per quarter. After this week, all reading will take place during free time at school or at home.

Spelling – The first list of the year was passed out last Friday. The pretest was today, Wednesday, September 4.  If students make a 100% on the pretest, then they are excused from taking the test on Friday.  If students didn’t make 100%, then they will have to take Friday’s test. The list is below:

Language Arts – This week, we are learning to identify good sentences from bad. We are learning what it takes to be a good sentence. We are creating a good foundation for the writing that we will be doing this year.

Science – Our first unit of study is on molecules and atoms, the structure of everything (Ch.12). Yesterday, we learned about Compounds and Molecules. I will be posting pictures to the Classtag app. Tomorrow, we will be learning about Compounds and Mixtures.

Social Studies – This week, we are learning about the Earth and how seasons are determined. We are also studying the basics of geography. Along with the reading, we are learning different creative methods for pulling out information from our text.

Next Friday, September 13, will be the class field trip to The Woodlands. We are going to the Celebration Church to walk through a Compassion International exhibit. We will be leaving the school around 12pm and will return after school hours, at about 2:30pm. This field trip is absoluteley free. I am awaiting approval from the principal to reservations. If you are interested in going with us, please RSVP with who you will be taking in addition to your student in this class. More details and permission slips will go home after the approval. If for some reason the field trip is not approved, please make sure to plan to attend the Compassion Journey yourself. It will be Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15. You can sign up for a time OR you can just go and wait to be placed. https://journey.compassion.com/events/91

Just a reminder, parents, please make sure to check Classtag and check your student’s assignment sheets. The more involved your are with what is going on in the classroom, the more efficient your student will become.

Important Dates for September

  • Monday, September 2 – No School
  • Wednesday, September 4 – Spelling Pretest
  • Friday, September 6 – Spelling Test
  • Friday, September 6 – Math Times Tables test (all 12)
  • Friday, September 6 – Grandparent’s Day luncheon – call Mrs. Tess for reservations
  • Tuesday, September 10 – School picture day
  • Friday, September 13 – Compassion Journey Field trip
  • Friday, September 20 – Student 1/2 day – Teacher in-service
  • Sunday, September 22 – CAA Soccer Match 12-3pm
  • Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26 – ITBS testing week
  • Friday, September 27 – Impact Day

Happy World Rock Paper Scissors Day – Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Happy Tuesday!!!! And, welcome to a brand new year!

This is the first Anthes Mail for the year.  If you are getting this paper copy, please make sure to accept the invitation you will be getting from my blog, via email.  This will allow you to be emailed, weekly, as well as get the paper copy.  If you are getting this by email… welcome to a brand new year!

First of all, let me just say how amazing this group of kiddos is. It will be a great year!  Of that, I am sure!

The following are things that you need to know about my classroom for this year…

Our Classroom Theme – Weather Report: God Reigns, The Son Shines, Expect Showers of Blessings

Our Classroom Songs – Counting Every Blessing by Rend Collective

Our School Theme – 2020 Vision: Focus on Christ

The following is just a reminder regarding the specific information I sent home last week. If you need more specific information, please see the green sheet that was sent home and requested to give to you.

Communication …

  1.  Remember to look for the The Anthes Mail every week.
  2. You are welcome to call, email, or communicate with me via ClassTag.
  3. I will send an invite for ClassTag this week.

Curriculum …

  1. Spelling Test every week. A modified Spelling City will start soon, full usage will begin in October.
  2. Reading – 8 chapter books need to be read in addition to our classroom books. Always approve them with me before reading.
  3. Bible – Monthly service projects – school and community. 1 Memory verse test a month.

Assignments …

  1. Turn-in schedule for assignments is as follows –
  • Bible – daily/next class unless otherwise notified
  • Reading – daily/next class unless otherwise notified
  • Social Studies – next class day – Monday class work is due on Wednesday; Wednesday class work is due on Monday.
  • Language Arts – daily/next class unless otherwise notified
  • Math – daily / next class unless otherwise notified
  • Science – next class day – Tuesday class work is due on Thursday; Thursday class work is due on Tuesday.
  • Spelling – daily / as assigned
  • ART – As assigned
  • Genius Hour – As assigned per project deadline

2. No homework over the weekends. Exceptions include studying, backwork, and projects.

Student Responsibility …

  1. Missing Assignment sheets will be sent home if work isn’t turned in.
  2. Assignments are written down daily AND need to be signed by parents.

 Student Rewards …

  1. Tickets are given out in the classroom for various things and can be traded in for various things.
  2. Students get a birthday sweet treat for their special day.
  3. “Homework Club” and will get a reward at the end of the week. “Lunch Bunch” gets a home-cooked meal by me. And, end of year “Lunch Bunch” will be taken off campus at the end of the school year and treated to lunch by me. 

I believe very strongly in personal responsibility… so I would encourage you to work with your child to assist in the process.  I know you love your children deeply.  That is why they are here.  You have sacrificed tremendously for them to be here.  But, the most valuable thing you can do for them is help them develop responsibility, even if it is painful to watch.  I want to encourage you! The system I use in my classroom works!  You will see a tremendous change in your child as the year progresses.  Together, we can make for a very successful year!

In the classroom this week…

Bible – We are really focusing on our classroom theme.  We are learning the different names of God and how, by knowing God, it becomes easier to see His blessings.

Math – We are taking assessment tests this week.  Today and tomorrow, we are taking an exit grade competency test.  This test will help me see how each student processes the given task and if there are gaps that need to be filled. Later in the week is the Renaissance Learning.  This test was a computer generated assessment test that helps to pinpoint what grade level they are on. Neither of these tests effect their grade.  Next week, we will be working on our times tables. There will be a test over all 12 multiplication tables on Friday, September 6.

Reading – We are learning about reading Genres this week.  Students will learn what each of the classroom genres are and how to identify the types of books.  They will also pick their first PR book for the quarter.  There will be a quiz over all 8 reading genres on Thursday. Also, this week, we will have a Reading assessment through Renaissance Learning. This assessment will measure the student’s general reading level.

Spelling – The first list of the year will be passed out this Friday, due to having Monday off.  The pretest will be next Wednesday, September 4.  If students make a 100% on the pretest, then they are excused from doing the assignment next Thursday and taking the test next Friday.  The list is below:

Language Arts – This week, we are introducing ourselves to our class.  A note went home yesterday regarding their “Me Bags”. These bags explain a little more about ourselves. It’s a fun way to get to know each other better!

Science – Our first unit of study is on molecules and atoms, the structure of everything (Ch.12). Today, we learned about the make-up of atoms and some scientific theories as to how atoms are setup. On Thursday, we will get aquainted with the Periodic Table and learn a little more about the elements.

Social Studies – Our first unit of study is on the 5 themes of geography and the different types of maps (Ch.1). There is a quiz over the Ch.1 vocabulary. It will be tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28.

Important Dates for August/September

  • Tuesday, August 27-Thursday, August 29 – Math and Reading Assessments
  • Tuesday, August 27 – Me Bags presentations
  • Wednesday, August 28 – SS Ch.1 vocab quiz
  • Thursday, August 29 – Reading Genre Quiz
  • Monday, September 2 – No School
  • Friday, September 6 – Spelling Test
  • Friday, September 6 – Math Times Tables test (all 12)

Happy Flower Day – Monday – May 20, 2019

Happy Monday!  And happy last Monday of year!  Holy Cow!  I can’t believe we are here.  I have been very blessed to teach these kiddos this year.  I absolutely know that God will do great things with each and every one of them.


What are we learning about this week?

Bible –  We finish up our unit on the Bible.  We have learned about the value of the Bible in our lives, the fact that others would die to protect it, and that we need to choose to spend time learning about God through reading its words.

Math –   We learned about the Pythagorean Theroem today and will finish that tomorrow.  Either tomorrow or Wednesday, we will take our end of school year Math assessment through Renaissance Learning.

Reading –  The 2 PR books for this quarter are due by Thursday. Students will also be required to make sure all 8 books, from the year, are read.  They will get points for the 100 points a piece for the two they finished this quarter, and 400 points total for all 8 books read for the year.  If students are not caught up, then they need to make sure to get caught up on their reading so their participation grade does not go down.

Spelling – no more spelling for the year

Social Studies – To end out the year, students will be making a mini-book with the ABCs of American and Texas history.  This will be due on Wednesday.  They will need to write the name, draw a picture, and write a brief explanation of what the chosen topic was.

Science – Today was our first medical professional meeting regarding the body, reproduction, childbirth, and diseases.  Mr. Jeremy Dayen came to discuss the curriculum from a medical standpoint  and answer questions that students may have.  Mrs. Maddie Olazaron will be coming on Wednesday.  She will be doing the same thing, but from a female perspective.  This is a wonderful way to discuss questions that kids have about their bodies and any concerns they may have.  This is also a great opportunity to talk about God’s design for our bodies and His concept of human creation. Make sure to talk with your child regarding the presentations, just to open up the line of communication in your family regarding this sensitive topic.

Language Arts – We  will be finising up our essays this week.  2nd draft is due tomorrow and the final/typed draft is due on Wednesday.


Final thoughts…

  • Please remember to check your REMIND app!
  • The Fun Run has been resheduled to Sunday, June 2.  It will be just like a regular 5k, but sponsored by the school.  It will not be a school day and school attendance will not be required, as it is during summer hours, but it is a fun way to reconnect after school has let out.  More detials to come soon.

Look ahead –

8th  – Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 23, at 6:30pm.  This is a joint graduation with our Senior student.  Each student is responsible for 1/2 of table to decorate that represents themselves.  The tribute table needs to be set up before leaving school, after K graduation, at the end of the day on Thursday.  Also, you are welcome to bring fruit plates or veggie plates for snacks.  Any food items or snacks that are brought will be the parent’s responsibility to have ready to serve, as there will not be anyone in the kitchen to take care of serving  or preparing it. We will need help with setup of decorations.  This will take place Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, the 21st and 22nd.  I ask that all 8th grade parents are involved with graduation in some aspect or another, so if you do not have anything yet, please contact me.  In regards to time, students will need to arrive no later than 6pm.

7th – 7th grade students are expected to attend graduation, as they will be leading the 8th grade students into the gym at the very beginning of the ceremony, and leading them out at the end.  Also, it is requested that 7th grade parents help with clean up at the end of the night so that 8th grade parents can spend time with their graduates and family members that came in for graduation.

Thursday – Class Party – Breakfast = I will be making pancakes for the class.  Students will need to bring breakfast items to share: Melanie- Juice, Marcella – Juice, Alejandra – hashbrowns, Christian – Cinnamon rolls, Katie – Juice, Glenn – Donuts, Rumbi – Bagels, Karolina – flavored cream cheese, Kasi – Muffins, Luke – Juice, Khumbula – Donut, Chelsea – Omelets


Important Dates – May

  • Monday, May 20 – Medical professional visitation#1
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Math Assessment / Reading Assessment
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Medical professional visitation#2
  • Wednesday, May 22 – Final Social Studies assignment – ABCs of American and Texas History due
  • Wednesday, May 22 – ALL assignments due – no assignments will be accepted beyond this point
  • Tuesday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 22 – Decoration for Graduation
  • Thursday, May 23 – Class Party
  • Thursday, May 23 – PR books due
  • Thursday, May 23 – Graduation
  • Friday, May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day)

Happy National Nurses Day – Monday – May 6, 2019

Happy Monday!  Can you believe that we have 3 more weeks of school?  It is crazy to even think about considering it seems like we just started school a few weeks ago.  We still have a lot to do in the coming weeks, so stay fresh 🙂 


What are we learning about this week?

Bible –  Week of Prayer was awesome!  The highschool planned the first few days.  Our class did Friday.  Then, we had a guest speaker to finish out the message on Friday.  It was such a great week!  Also, thank you soo much for your help with Education Sabbath.  The skit was well-received and the Sabbath was an absolute blessing!  In the classroom this week, we begin our last unit of the year.  We are learning about the Bible, itself.  We will learn about the history of the book and the many people who have died to make sure that it is continually an option for us to read on our spiritual walk.  

Math –  Fraction and Decimal tests, from a few weeks ago, went home today.  I expect for corrections to be done and returned by tomorrow.  For the rest of this week, we will be working with graphing.  I will reteach/teach what was gone over for the 7th and 8th while I was at Outdoor School.  This way, the students that didn’t grasp the graphing concepts will be able to understand them a bit better.  And, after our Algebraic Graphing, we will finish the year on Geometry. 

Reading –  We are on our final book assignment project.  For the 7th & 8th grade, they are reading two chapter books, completing  projects over each book, and then writing a Compare and Contrast paper about the books.  The 6th graders will have a similar project, but will only be reading a single textbook, but will complete the assignments based on the one book and its correlation with real life.  Also, remember, the 2 PR books for this quarter.  Students will also be required to make sure all 8 books, from the year, are read.  They will get points for the 100 points a piece for the two they finished this quarter, and 400 points total for all 8 books read for the year.  If students are not caught up, then they need to make sure to get caught up on their reading so their participation grade does not go down. 

Spelling – The end of the year brings a different focus to spelling class.  Until May 9, the class will be studying the National Spelling Bee list for their weekly spelling words.  These words are grade level words that students need to know how to study and be familiar with.  Each week, until our class spelling be on May 9, the class will be studying and doing activities on 50 words.  The final test, on May 9, will be an in-class Spelling Bee where they will be randomly tested over a portion of all of the  words on their grade level list.  Students are being test over 250 words, so please make sure to study!

Social Studies – Newspaper projects are amazing!  I do not have them graded yet, but will be working on getting that finished in the next few days.  This week, we are talking about the continuation of the government, after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Students will be reading about the very specific events that have made an impact on how our society works today.  

Science –  We will be learning more about Ecosystems this week.  Students will need to bring a shoe box, or a box the size of a shoe box, by tomorrow.  They will be creating an ecosystem for the creature they created in the last lab.  They will assemble this ecosystem with various things that are required for their creature’s survival… and possibly other things… It will be fun!  I am excited to see what they create!

Language Arts – Today, we started our new paper topic, a Compare and Contrast essay.  We will be writing about our Reading books.  The 7th & 8th graders are writing about “A Single Chard” and “Heartbeat”.  The 6th graders are writing about “A Family Apart” and the real orphan train for the late 1800s.  This paper is a work on progress and should, hopefully, be done by next week.  


Final thoughts… 

  • Please remember to check your REMIND app on a regular basis!  I will communicate mainly from there.    
  • The Fun Run will be on Friday, May 10.  This will be an off campus event.  It will be at McDade Park.  The time for the event will be a regular school day – from 8:30 – 2pm, and attendance will be taken. The race itself will run from 9am – 11am.  We do request that parents attend the event, and you are able to leave after the race takes place and the awards are given out.  If you would like to get a t-shirt, breakfast, and medal, the fee for participation is $25.  If you would just like to run in the event, then you may run for free.  It will be a blast of a day!   Please make sure to return the form that is coming home from the office.  

Look ahead –

May 10 – Fun Run – Students that register, pay, and participate in the Fun Run will have some great benefits.  They will get credit for participating.  They will get a 100% for every day of PE the last week of school.  Plus, they will not have to run the Panther Mile that last week.  Plus, I will also be offering extra credit for those that participate.  Make sure to sign up!  

8 – Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 23.  There is a fee for graduation: for gowns, caps, decorations, etc.  Tomorrow is the final administrative graduation committee meeting, so I should be able to let you know what the final fees are this next week.  From the looks of it, though, with all the fundraising, it doesn’t look like parents will have to pay for much of anything.  That is awesome! 

Friday, May 3 – Class Reward – The “Nailed It” challenge was a blast!  We did have two winning teams, one was for flavor and texture, and the other was for decoration.  Awards will be given out tomorrow.  


Important Dates – May

  • Wednesday, May 8 – Return Fun Run form to teacher
  • Thursday, May 9 – Class Spelling Bee
  • Friday, May 10 – School Fun Run – see flyers going home
  • Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 – Reading Presentations
  • Friday, May 17 – Memory Verse test
  • Thursday, May 23 – Graduation 
  • Friday, May 24 – Last Day of School

Happy National Peace Rose Day – Monday – April 29, 2019

Happy Monday!  I hope you had an amazing weekend!  Mine was wonderful.  I had an amazing, spirit-filled Sabbath, got to spend time with family, and celebrated Eli’s 5th birthday.  It was fantastic!  


What are we learning about this week?

Bible –  This week is our Student Week of Prayer.  We will meet every morning for a student-led chapel with the emphasis on Prayer.  Thursday is the day our class will lead worship.  Today was a great way to start off the week… I am so looking forward to what God has in store for us as the week unfolds.  

Math –  We will be finishing up our lesson on Algebraic Expression with Decimals and Fractions.  We are reviewing our work and will be finished by the end of the week.  

Reading –  We are on our final book assignment project.  For the 7th & 8th grade, they are reading two chapter books, completing  projects over each book, and then writing a Compare and Contrast paper about the books.  The 6th graders will have a similar project, but will only be reading a single textbook, but will complete the assignments based on the one book and its correlation with real life.  Also, remember, the 2 PR books for this quarter.  

Spelling – The end of the year brings a different focus to spelling class.  Until May 9, the class will be studying the National Spelling Bee list for their weekly spelling words.  These words are grade level words that students need to know how to study and be familiar with.  Each week, until our class spelling be on May 9, the class will be studying and doing activities on 50 words.  At the end of each week, there will be a test over 20 random words from their 50 word list from that week.  The final test, on May 9, will be an in-class Spelling Bee where they will be randomly tested over a portion of all of the  words on their grade level list. 

Social Studies – Ch.10 & 11 – We are learning about the new government and how it struggled to govern itself.  We will read/ learn about the impact made by those struggles.  Along with the reading, students will be working on an in-class newspaper project, where they will report, in different forms, about the events that were taking place at the time.  Today was the last working class time.   It is due on Wednesday, May 1.

Science –  We learned about Adaptation last week and will do a handful of fun labs about he concept of Adaptation.  Our next topic of study is over Ecosystems.  

Language Arts – Essays should be turned in by now. If not, then students need to get them turned in by the end of this week.  This week’s focus is on the Opinion Editorial that will go in our SS Newspaper project.  


Final thoughts… 

  • Please remember to check your REMIND app on a regular basis!  I will communicate mainly from there.    
  • Education Sabbath is this Sabbath, May 4.  All students need to be here.  Please arrive by or before 10:30am. Thank you!
  • The Fun Run will be on Friday, May 10.  This will be an off campus event.  It will be at McDade Park.  The time for the event will be a regular school day – from 8:30 – 2pm, and attendance will be taken. The race itself will run from 9am – 11am.  We do request that parents attend the event, and you are able to leave after the race takes place and the awards are given out.  If you would like to get a t-shirt, breakfast, and medal, the fee for participation is $25.  If you would just like to run in the event, then you may run for free.  It will be a blast of a day! 

Look ahead –

May 10 – Fun Run – Students that register, pay, and participate in the Fun Run will have some great benefits.  They will get credit for participating.  They will get a 100% for every day of PE the last week of school.  Plus, they will not have to run the Panther Mile that last week.  Plus, I will also be offering extra credit for those that participate.  Make sure to sign up!  

8 – Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 23.  There is a fee for graduation: for gowns, caps, decorations, etc.  Tomorrow is the final administrative graduation committee meeting, so I should be able to let you know what the final fees are this next week.  From the looks of it, though, with all the fundraising, it doesn’t look like parents will have to pay for much of anything.  That is awesome! 

8 –  We are preparing for and beginning the slide show for graduation.  All 8th graders need to bring 5-8 pictures that they want in the slide show.  These pictures need to be baby pictures all the way through to current.  If you haven’t already brought those in, make sure they are brought in by Wednesday. 

Friday, May 3 – Class Reward – The whole class earned a behavioral award and voted to do a “Nailed It” style cooking challenge.  This challenge will be students taking the ingredients they are given to create a masterpiece of a dessert that looks the same as the dessert that is pictured.  This will be a fun reward for the class 🙂


Important Dates – April/May

  • Monday, April 29 – May 3 – Student Week of Prayer
  • Wednesday, May 1 – SS Newspaper due
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Final day to turn in 8th grade pictures or slide show
  • Thursday, May 2 – 6th – 8th grade Week of Prayer day
  • Friday, May 3 – Spelling Test
  • Saturday, May 4 – Education Sabbath – Required attendance
  • Thursday, May 9 – Class Spelling Bee
  • Friday, May 10 – School Fun Run – see flyers going home
  • Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 – Reading Presentations
  • Friday, May 17 – Memory Verse test
  • Thursday, May 23 – Graduation 
  • Friday, May 24 – Last Day of School

Happy Earth Day – Monday – April 22, 2019

Happy Monday!  Well… we made it back safely from Outdoor School!  It was a beautiful, sunny week!  We did a ton of walking and made wonderful memories!  Now back to business… we just have 5 more weeks until the end of the school year.  Yikes!


What are we learning about this week?

Bible –  We  will finish our unit, “The Exile returns” this week.  Our final focus will be on remembering what God has done in our lives and in the lives of others in the world around us.  Our final celebration will be on Friday where we will share something awesome that God has done in our lives.  We will celebrate what we have learned “birthday” style.  Please bring a “gift” that you have been given this school year and make sure it is wrapped up.  Also, our school service for the month of April is to do a surprise adventure for the Prek&K… and that is something we will do next week.  

Math –  We are learning how to complete Algebraic Expressions with Decimals.  At the end of this study, students will have an assignment to apply how to complete both Fractions and Decimals using Algebraic Expressions.  While I was gone last week, the 7th and 8th graders worked on graphing data and equations.  We will pick that back up at the end of the week and go over what was missed.  Friday will be our Khan Academy review day. 

Reading –  We are well into our final book assignment project.  For the 7th & 8th grade, they will be reading two chapter books, completing  projects over each book, and then write a Compare and Contrast paper about the books.  The 6th graders will have a similar project, but will only be reading a single textbook, but will complete the assignments based on the one book and its correlation with real life.  Also, remember, the 2 PR books for this quarter.  

Spelling – The end of the year brings a different focus to spelling class.  Until May 9, the class will be studying the National Spelling Bee list for their weekly spelling words.  These words are grade level words that students need to know how to study and be familiar with.  Each week, until our class spelling be on May 9, the class will be studying and doing activities on 50 words.  At the end of each week, there will be a test over 20 random words from their 50 word list from that week.  The final test, on May 9, will be an in-class Spelling Bee where they will be randomly tested over a portion of all of the  words on their grade level list. 

Social Studies – Ch.10 & 11 – We are learning about the new government and how it struggled to govern itself.  We will read/ learn about the impact made by those struggles.  Along with the reading, students will be working on an in-class newspaper project, where they will report, in different forms, about the events that were taking place at the time.  There are two more working class days for this project.  It is due on Wednesday, May 1.

Science –  We just finished our unit on Vertebrates and Invertebrates.  Our next unit is on Adaptation and Ecosystems.  We will read about physical and behavioral adaptations and how living things interact with their environments. 

Language Arts – Since I was gone last week, students didn’t finish their essays, so all essays are due this week.  They will need to turn in their brainstorms and all drafts.  Also, this week, I will be going over how to write an Opinion Editorial for Social Studies.  This will be an article that they put in their Social Studies newspaper.  


Final thoughts… 

  • Please remember to check your REMIND app on a regular basis!  I will communicate mainly from there.    

Look ahead –

May 10 – Fun Run – Students that register, pay, and participate in the Fun Run will have some great benefits.  They will get credit for participating.  They will get a 100% for every day of PE the last week of school.  Plus, they will not have to run the Panther Mile that last week.  Plus, I will also be offering extra credit for those that participate.  Make sure to sign up!  

8 – Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 23.  There is a fee for graduation: for gowns, caps, decorations, etc.  Those fees will be discussed by the school committee and I will communicate with you soon.  Also, 8th grade class skip day will be discussed in the coming weeks.  Keep your eyes open!  

8 – This week,  we are preparing for and beginning the slide show for graduation.  All 8th graders need to bring 5-8 pictures that they want in the slide show.  These pictures need to be baby pictures all the way through to current.  Please make sure to have them brought in by Friday.  They will be scanned and returned by next week.  

Friday, May 3 – Class Reward – The whole class earned a behavioral award and voted to do a “Nailed It” style cooking challenge.  This challenge will be students taking the ingredients they are given to create a masterpiece of a dessert that looks the same as the dessert that is pictured.  This will be a fun reward for the class 🙂


Important Dates – April/May

  • Thursday, April 25 – SA fundraiser – Dress Down Day – $3
  • Friday, April 26 – Spelling Test
  • Friday, April 26 – 8th grade pictures due for slideshow
  • Monday, April 29 – May 3 – Student Week of Prayer
  • Wednesday, May 1 – SS Newspaper due
  • Thursday, May 2 – 6th – 8th grade Week of Prayer day
  • Saturday, May 4 – Education Sabbath – Required attendance
  • Thursday, May 9 – Class Spelling Bee
  • Friday, May 10 – School Fun Run – see flyers going home
  • Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 – Reading Presentations
  • Thursday, May 23 – Graduation 
  • Friday, May 24 – Last Day of School

Happy National Chicken Little Awareness Day – Tuesday – April 9, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  If you didn’t get a chance to come to our school visitation day, then you missed out!  Make sure you check our school’s Facebook page for the videos about finances for next year and the worship that the students did.  It was awesome!  


What are we learning about this week?

Bible –  We  continue our unit, “The Exile returns”. This week’s focus is priorities and how we need to make sure that God is our #1 priority.  We will talk about how if our priorities are out of whack, the rest of our life will suffer.  We see this example in the story of Nehemiah and his desire to rebuild the wall of the great city.  

Math –  We started our test over Fractions and Decimals today.  After we finish our test, we ill return to our study on Algebraic Expressions with Decimals.  Friday will be our Khan Academy review day.  Next up,  we will work on graphing data and equations.  

Reading –  This week, we finish our “Have Compassion” unit. The 6th graders presented their projects today.  Our final book assignment is a project.  For the 7th & 8th grade, they will be reading two chapter books, completing  projects over each book, and then write a Compare and Contrast paper about the books.  The 6th graders will have a similar project, but will only be reading a single textbook, but will complete the assignments based on the one book and its correlation with real life.  Also, remember, the 2 PR books for this quarter.  

Spelling – The end of the year brings a different focus to spelling class.  Until May 9, the class will be studying the National Spelling Bee list for their weekly spelling words.  These words are grade level words that students need to know how to study and be familiar with.  Each week, until our class spelling be on May 9, the class will be studying and doing activities on 50 words.  At the end of each week, there will be a test over 20 random words from their 50 word list from that week.  The final test, on May 9, will be an in-class Spelling Bee where they will be randomly tested over a portion of all of the  words on their grade level list. 

Social Studies – Ch.10 & 11 – We are learning about the new government and how it struggled to govern itself.  We will read/ learn about the impact made by those struggles.  Along with the reading, students will be working on an in-class newspaper project, where they will report, in different forms, about the events that were taking place at the time.  This newspaper project will be due Wednesday, May 1.

Science –  We are learning about  vertebrates and invertebrates, their characteristics, and how they are classified.  Ch.2 – 6th grade / Ch.2&3 – 7th and 8th grade

Language Arts – This week, we continue writing our 5 paragraph essay about our favorite vacations.  Students should have had their 1st draft turned in to me by today.  As the week progresses, they will be completing their drafts and completing the writing project.  


Final thoughts… 

  • Please remember to check your REMIND app on a regular basis!  I will communicate mainly from there.    
  • Thank you to the parents and students that came to our school visitation day!  So much great information regarding next year!
  • Students received their missing assignment reports yesterday.  I texted parents on the REMIND app.
  • Students that are helping, or want to help, with the car wash this Friday, need to bring clothes to get wet.  Please make sure to have a cover shirt and appropriate length shorts to get wet.  
  • Next week, while I am gone at Outdoor School, Mr. Anthes will be my classroom sub.  

Look ahead –

6 – Outdoor School trip will be Sunday, April 14 – Thursday, April 18.  This is a conference sponsored trip at Camp Hoblitzelle, near Keene, TX.  Each student went home with their total amount, permission slips and forms, and their packing list.  We will have a brief meeting after school on Friday to answer any last minute questions regarding our trip.  Please meet in my classroom at 2:30pm.  

8 – Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 23.  There is a fee for graduation: for gowns, caps, decorations, etc.  Those fees will be discussed by the school committee and I will communicate with you soon.  Also, 8th grade class skip day will be discussed in the coming weeks.  Keep your eyes open!  


Important Dates – April/May

  • Monday, April 8 – Outdoor School money and paperwork due 
  • Tuesday, April 9 – Math test
  • Thursday, April 11 – 8th grade fundraiser – Dress Down Day – $3
  • Friday, April 12 – School Fundraiser Car wash – 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday, April 14 – Thursday, April 18 – Outdoor School for 6th grade / Mr. Anthes – sub
  • Friday, April 19 – No School / Good Friday
  • Thursday, April 25 – SA fundraiser – Dress Down Day – $3
  • Monday, April 29 – May 3 – Student Week of Prayer
  • Wednesday, May 1 – SS Newspaper due
  • Saturday, May 4 – Education Sabbath – Required attendance
  • Thursday, May 9 – Class Spelling Bee
  • Friday, May 10 – School Fun Run – more details soon
  • Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 – Reading Presentations
  • Thursday, May 23 – Graduation 
  • Friday, May 24 – Last Day of School

Happy Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – Tuesday – April 2, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  And happy April!  Here we are in the last two months of school with so many things left to do.  These last two months are going to be super busy!


What are we learning about this week?

Bible –  We  continue our unit, “The Exile returns”.  We are discussing how God reminds how much He loves us, even after we have made awful decisions.  We see this reminder consistently in our study of the Israelites returning to Judah.  We will learn about how God uses all people to remind us of our value.  

Math –  This week, we are reviewing Algebraic Expression and how to evaluate it using Fractions and Decimals.  There will be a test over Fractions and Decimals on Tuesday, April 9.  Friday will be our Khan Academy review day.  Next up,  we will work on graphing data and equations.  

Reading –  We continue our new unit, “Have Compassion”, in which we think about and open our eyes to the struggles in the world around us. Our Pathways books are, “Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio” for the 6th grade and “Gallaudet: Friend of the Deaf” for the 7th and 8th grade.  The 7th & 8th grade  finished their books last week and have begun working on their projects.  Presentations will be on Thursday.  The 6th graders will finish this week and begin work on their  book project next week.  Also, remember, the 2 PR books for this quarter.  

Spelling – The end of the year brings a different focus to spelling class.  Until May 10, the class will be studying the National Spelling Bee list for their weekly spelling words.  These words are grade level words that students need to know how to study and be familiar with.  Each week, until our class spelling be on May 10, the class will be studying and doing activities on 50 words.  At the end of each week, there will be a test over 20 random words from their 50 word list from that week.  The final test on May 10 will be an in-class Spelling Bee where they will be randomly tested over a portion of all of the  words on their grade level list. 

Social Studies – Ch.10 & 11 – We are learning about the new government and how it struggled to govern itself.  We will read/ learn about the impact made by those struggles.  Along with the reading, students will be working on an in-class newspaper project, where they will report, in different forms, about the events that were taking place at the time.  This newspaper project will be due Wednesday, May 1.

Science –  We had so much fun looking at cells through the microscope last week.  As we continue our study of organisms, we learned today about how they are classified into their domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.  There will be a quiz over the order on Thursday.  Thursday’s class, we will learn what vertebrates and invertebrates, their characteristics, and how they are classified.  Ch.2 – 6th grade / Ch.2&3 – 7th and 8th grade

Language Arts – This week, we continue writing our 5 paragraph essay about our favorite vacations.  We will finish our introduction paragraph, closing paragraph, and then begin writing our first draft by the end of the week.  


Final thoughts… 

  • Please remember to check your REMIND app on a regular basis!  I will communicate mainly from there.    
  • Both fundraisers last week made just over $80 – YAY!!!  Thank you parents, for support  and contributions!
  • Thank you to the parents and students that came to the Constituency meeting on Saturday night.  Great things to plan for next year!  Also, in our meeting, it was voted to change our name from ACAT to Conroe Adventist Academy… CAA.  Exciting!!!
  • Grading has been caught up for the last two weeks.  Students received their missing assignment reports yesterday.  They have been turning in their work the last two days.  I will be texting you in the REMIND app.  Please check that today. 

Look ahead –

6 – Outdoor School trip will be Sunday, April 14 – Thursday, April 18.  This is a conference sponsored trip at Camp Hoblitzelle, near Keene, TX.  Each student went home with their total amount, permission slips and forms, and their packing list.  Please make sure you return your money and paperwork by Monday, April 8.  

8 – Graduation has been set for Thursday, May 23.  There is a fee for graduation: for gowns, caps, decorations, etc.  Those fees will be discussed by the school committee and I will communicate with you soon.  Also, 8th grade class skip day will be discussed in the coming weeks.  Keep your eyes open!  


Important Dates – April/May

  • Friday, April 5 – Spelling Test
  • Sunday, April 7 – School Visitation Day – ALL parents/ families please attend!
  • Monday, April 8 – Outdoor School money and paperwork due 
  • Tuesday, April 9 – Math test
  • Thursday, April 11 – 8th grade fundraiser – Dress Down Day – $3
  • Friday, April 12 – School Fundraiser Carwash – 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday, April 14 – Thursday, April 18 – Outdoor School
  • Friday, April 19 – No School / Good Friday
  • Thursday, April 25 – SA fundraiser – Dress Down Day – $3
  • Friday, April 26 – Field Day at OAKS – More details soon
  • Wednesday, May 1 – SS Newspaper due
  • Saturday, May 4 – Education Sabbath – Required attendance
  • Thursday, May 9 – Class Spelling Bee
  • Thursday, May 23 – Graduation 
  • Friday, May 24 – Last Day of School