Friday, August 18, 2017















Aug. 21st-25th:

Memory:
Ephesians 2:8

Spelling:
Lesson 1

Grammar:
Parts of a sentence (capital letter and end mark)

Reading:
1st STAR test and AR books

Writing:
Prewriting Strategies

Math:
Students will start bringing home math homework this week. Almost every night (M-Th) expect students to have about 10 min of math homework.

Social Studies:
Ch. 3 Maps

Important Information /Reminders:
Zion is excited to celebrate the Solar Eclipse with your children! Please read through this information carefully and email me with any additional questions. Remember to apply sunscreen before your child comes to school on Monday. We will be outside from approx. 11:00-1:30.

Every child that is attending school on Monday will need to bring:
1)A labeled towel to sit on while viewing the eclipse
2) If your child is not eating hot lunch they will need to bring a cold lunch without peanut butter
3)A labeled water bottle


*Eclipse glasses will be sent home on Friday if you notified me that your child will not be attending.


Reflecting on our week:

Washing away our First Day Jitters with some special Jitter Juice.



We will start each day with a Soft Start activity to provide time for students to greet each other and get their mind working and charged up.





Playing our spider web game to get to know each other better.

















Tuesday, August 1, 2017



Today is the day! 
Check out our 2017-2018 class list on Sycamore!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jackson Pollock Day was AWESOME!
Here are a few pics from the day...








Friday, May 19, 2017


May 22nd - May 25th:


Important Information/Reminders:

Final Belize Bible Count for our class= 41

Spelling: High-Frequency Words 
A grade will not be recorded, but we will practice and have a test, just to see how we do with the words. Please have your child practice even though they will not be given a grade.

High Frequency Word List #4   try, kind, hand, picture, again, change, off, play, spell, air, away, animals, house, point, page, letters, mother, answer, found, study, still, learn, should, America, world

Monday: Will be a fairly normal work day.

Tuesday: "Morning of Art"- our class won a special treat from STUCO for door decorations earlier in the school year. The students wanted to have a day of art instead of a treat. 
We will watch the 5th-grade egg drop in the afternoon.

Wednesday: Clean out desks in the morning.
Jackson Pollock Day in the afternoon.

*Jackson Pollock Day will be Wednesday, May 24.
Your child will get a chance to paint like an artist!
Please send a bag of old clothes to change into for the afternoon. Your child will also probably want an old pair of shoes (some use gym shoes since your child will most likely grow into a new size over the summer, or they can use their regular shoes and plan to use the gym shoes to replace the painted old tennis shoes). Students will have paint on their clothes but I will try to allow enough time for the paint to dry. You might want to throw an old beach towel or trash bag on your car seat before you pick them up. More than likely you will want to just throw their clothes away, so please send something old that can be discarded.

Mrs. Horton, Mrs. Horn, Mrs. McCann, Mrs. Ozwald, and Mrs. Taylor will be helping us out on Jackson Pollock Day! Thank you!

Thursday: Meet in the classroom and then head over for closing chapel. Dismissal at 10:00.


Reflecting on our week:
Mrs. Gross was our plant expert who came in to talk to our class about bulbs. Mrs. Gross used to work for Monsanto. She was full of great information!


 Spelling Bee...


 Wayne Trinklein was our guest artist who came in to share his talent with us on Tuesday.




 Which light bulb acts most like sunlight? Based on our observations the plants under the LED bulb had the most growth.





Friday, May 12, 2017


May 15th - May 19th:

Memory: Final memory work of the school year
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.    
Romans 3:23
* Belize Bible Count for our class= 40

Spelling:  Test Friday
Lesson 31
aught/ew:
caught, taught, daughter, jewel, chewable, newer, fewest, interview, nephew, newsletter


Grammar: Review types of sentences

Reading: Tall Tales

Math: We will continue to review past concepts and facts. All math tests are finished for the school year. I will not be sending home any more math homework for the remainder of the school year. We will work on everything during the school day.

Social Studies: Ch. 10 
How did one community change? The San Francisco earthquake

Science: ongoing plant investigation
What type of light helps a plant grow best?

Important Information/Reminders:

*Spelling Bee for younger grades will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 8:15 in the gym. Congratulations to our contestants- William LaCroix and Abby Dunbar.

* On Friday, May 19th, students in grades 1-8 will participate in a “Faith Family Field Day”.  We will eat a picnic lunch, play games, and have one last fun time with our Faith Families!  Zion will be providing cheese pizza from Dominos, goldfish crackers, and Oreos for the picnic lunch.  If your child does not want that lunch or is unable to eat that lunch due to allergies, please have your child bring a cold lunch on Friday, May 19th.  Your child will also be spending the afternoon out in the sun, so please apply sunscreen in the morning before your child comes to school.  Thanks!

* This is the last week hot lunch will be served. Hot lunch will not be served on Friday due to our field day.


Jackson Pollock Day has been moved to Wednesday, May 24.
Your child will get a chance to paint like an artist!
Please send a bag of old clothes to change into for the afternoon. Your child will also probably want an old pair of shoes (some use gym shoes since your child will most likely grow into a new size over the summer, or they can use their regular shoes and plan to use the gym shoes to replace the painted old tennis shoes). Students will have paint on their clothes but I will try to allow enough time for the paint to dry. You might want to throw an old beach towel or trash bag on your car seat before you pick them up. More than likely you will want to just throw their clothes away, so please send something old that can be discarded.

Students will clean out desks on Wednesday, May 24th in the morning! Please send in an old pencil box or a plastic grocery bag so students can bring home supplies that have been kept in the pencil boxes that were provided to them this year.

The last day of school for 1st grade through 8th grade will be Thursday, May 25 with a 10am dismissal.

Reflecting on our week:
Here's a link to a video from our musical last Friday...
https://youtu.be/UZbEBv6RHs4

Plant investigation research presentations...




Our next investigation has to do with light. We want to know which artificial light is most like the sun.



This week was our last Faith Family activity.  We focused on Colossians 4:2, Devote yourselves to PRAYER, being WATCHFUL and THANKFUL.

We then made thank you cards and letters for those around us who serve us.  We then said a prayer of thanks to God for their service to us.

May we be watching for others who serve us and may we thank them and pray for them.




Friday, May 5, 2017


May 8th - May 12th:

Memory: 
For your were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.      
1 Corinthians 6:20
* Belize Bible Count for our class= 40

Spelling:  Test Friday
Lesson 30
ee and double consonant:
agree, between, career, deeper, eighteen, middle, anniversary, opportunity, different, support


Grammar: Singular Possessive nouns

Reading: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Whole class book study

Math: Test Wednesday

Social Studies: Ch. 10 
How did one community change? The San Francisco earthquake

Science: ongoing plant investigation
Bulbs vs. seeds
Needs of a plant (what type of light helps a plant grow best)

Important Information/Reminders:
*Family Night at the Garden for our partner schools, May 11, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

I've attached the flyer for the event to this E-mail for convenience.  If you have not already done so (or even if you have!), please feel free to send it on to families of your students, staff and faculty members!  More information and an RVSP link can be found on the MBG calendar (www.mobot.org/events) or reached directly at this address:  https://goo.gl/forms/Pew96OFSC40E12c92

* On Friday, May 19th, students in grades 1-8 will participate in a “Faith Family Field Day”.  We will eat a picnic lunch, play games, and have one last fun time with our Faith Families!  Zion will be providing cheese pizza from Dominos, goldfish crackers, and Oreos for the picnic lunch.  If your child does not want that lunch or is unable to eat that lunch due to allergies, please have your child bring a cold lunch on Friday, May 19th.  Your child will also be spending the afternoon out in the sun, so please apply sunscreen in the morning before your child comes to school.  Thanks!

Reflecting on our week:
Missouri Botanical Gardens...