Friday, October 13, 2017

parent letter 10-13-17

We had a great time celebrating Ms. Nan’s birthday this week! I think she could “feel the love!” Thank, Mrs. Welti, for the delicious cupcakes!!
Also, a big THANK YOU to everyone who went along on our field trip to Thies Pumpkin Patch!! The kids had a wonderful time! I bet they were tired when they came home, because it’s constant motion at this fun, fall place!!
Here’s what else we’ve been up to:
Bible Story: Jacob Lies and Runs Away (Genesis 27; 28:10-22). The children heard how Jacob, with his mother Rebekah, tricked Isaac into giving him the blessing instead of his brother, Esau. We talked about how we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. He still loves us, though, so much, that He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross in our place. What a comfort!
Reading: We reviewed sight words and did a lot of work on skills I will be evaluating for grade cards. (Coloring, cutting, writing letters & numbers, identifying colors, numbers, capital letters, sight words…) They always seem so proud of what they know!                                     
Math: We worked on patterns and number writing.
Science: We continue to research things that are living and non-living and found out that all living things need food, air, can move on their own and can reproduce. We did several activities on the Smartboard and in our Science notebooks to reinforce this.
Art: There’s a “pumpkin patch” outside our classroom—check it out!! The children painted pumpkins this week, and they are totally awesome!!
Uganda: Each child made a picture for the children at CCLSU, and also told them some things they like to do here in America & what they hope for the kids in Uganda. There were some very sweet answers. Here are some: I hope they have enough food…enough water…some clothes…like school…are able to go to school… know that Jesus loves them…etc. Mrs. Killian will deliver these next week. A special envelope & letter are coming home to help our class sponsor a CCLSU child. (See Friday Folders). All classes participate in this.
Address/Phone #: We will be working on learning addresses and phone #’s next quarter. Thanks for practicing at home. (Pick one phone # please).
Daily: snack
Monday: Friday Folder / towel, small pillow (if your all day child wants).
Tues/Thurs: tennis shoes
Wednesday: Library books
Have a super good weekend! We hope you can go to church with your family. God give us so much, it’s the least we can do, is how I’ve always looked at it.
Take care, Mrs. Belsha & Ms. Nan
Important dates:
October 18: Luke’s birthday!
October 20: Harvest Party (10:45-12) / Grade cards go home
October 24: Candy Corn Festival 6-7:30 (for K-under) 
October 23-26: Book Fair (Check Crusader for times)
October 26/27: Early dismissal Thurs. (12:00) & No school Friday—Parent/ Teacher Conferences
Prayer Requests:
*For Jacob & Emma—sick this week
*Thanks for forgiving us & loving us

* For a save trip for our Uganda team (including Mrs. Killian & my husband, Mr. Belsha)