SCHOOL NEWS

September 21 - September 27

September 25 - “See You at the Pole”

September 25 - Fall Festival T-Shirt Orders Due

October 2 - Fall Festival Armband Orders Due

October 9 - Jazzy Jars Due

October 17 - Cake Walk Items Due

October 4 - BBS Spirit Day

October 10-14 - Fall Break

October 18 - Donuts for Dads

October 18 - Fall Festival

  • “See You at the Pole” is Wednesday, September 25, at 7:50 a.m.  Students and families in 1st-5th grade are invited to join us around the flagpole.

  • Our annual Fall Festival is Friday, October 18.  Information, including due dates, has been sent home in Tuesday folders and emails.  

Fall Festival t-shirt orders are due NO LATER than Wednesday,September 25.  Click here to order

Fall Festival armband orders are due on Wednesday, October 2.  Click here to order

  • October:  During the month of October, students and faculty will work together to increase our water consumption during the school day by challenging ourselves to drink 2,000L by October 31.  Please send a water bottle with your child to school each day so he/she can join in and help us exceed our goal.

  • If your child attends after school care, please be patient as we deal with weather extremes.  We do not go outside if the heat index is 95 degrees or above. In this case, we will play in the gym.   

      Good reasons to add Kinderlime to the apps on your phone (iPhone or Android)

  • To see where in the building your child is at when you arrive for pickup.

  • Depending on when you arrive, your child might be on the playground, room 18, etc. As we get into the flow of the year, you'll pick up the pattern very quickly. The app will show you exactly where they are located, though.

First Grade Overview

September 23, 2019

BIBLE:  The whole school is memorizing Psalm 23. Each student will RECITE the memory work ALOUD to Mr. Kane. Our first test will be Tuesday, October 1. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1-3. 


LANGUAGE ARTS:
Phonics: Review of letters M, E, digraph -ck, spelling with -ck and final k. 

Assessment: Test Friday will cover the information found on the classwork and homework sheets that go home.

Spelling: The list goes home every Monday in the homework folder on the take home side. SpellingCity.com is also a good resource.

Test Friday on List 3:

as, is, so, its, sit, and, did, last, stop, land

Sentences: 1. I stop a lot.   2. I did it last.

Foundations and Frameworks: 

The next few weeks we are focusing on Sequence of Events. This information will go home in your child’s Tuesday folder for review at home. 

Students will be tested on the pattern statement, process questions, visual tool, and vocabulary on October 17th and October 18th. 

Pattern Statement: There is an order to how things happen.

Process Questions: 

  1. What happened first?

  2. What happened next?

Visual Tool: Flow Chart

We will cover the following vocabulary:

tug, weep, suddenly, familiar, clutched, mold, pounce, wade, properly, whiff 

MATH: This week in math we will work on creating/reading a pattern, addition facts with doubles and sums of eighteen or less, and identifying lighter/heavier using a balance.
Assessment: Test Friday

Assessments cover the information on worksheets your child has brought home for homework from the previous week.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES: September will be all about Asia!

Students will need to be able to recite “The Tiger” poem by Friday, September 27th. 

“The Tiger”

We can never never touch them, 

so we love them from afar;

they are wild and distant-

the tiger and the star.

We can never know them;

they are not what we are:

fire, fire, burning bright-

the tiger and the star. 

REMINDERS:

Fifth grade students will sell ice cream in the cafeteria each day (except Wednesday) for 25 cents-75 cents. You may send ice cream money with your child in their lunch box or a ziploc labeled with your child’s name with quarters to leave in the classroom. 

SpellingCity QR codes went home in folders. Please remember the sentences are not on SpellingCity so those need to be practiced on paper at home.

To see your child’s AR progress, connect to Home Connect https://www.brainerdbaptistschool.org/accelerated-reader using your child’s AR login information. They can not take tests off campus.

October 10th- Fall Break begins- No School

October 15th- School Resumes

October 18th- Donuts for Dad (7:30 a.m.), Fall Festival (5-8 p.m.)