December 15 – January 11

December 19 – Chick-fil-A 2ndSemester Order Forms Due

December 21 – K3/K4 Christmas Program

December 21 - ½ Day of School – Christmas Break Begins

January 7 – School Resumes

January 11 – BBS Spirit Day

  • Christmas Break will begin with a half-day on Friday, December 21. 

    • K3 & K4 will dismiss at 11:00.

    • K5 will dismiss at 11:15.

    • 1st -  5th will dismiss at 11:30.

            K3 & K4 will dismiss from their classrooms.  Please remember not to park under the canopy 

            or along the curb.  K5 - 5th grades will dismiss at their regular dismissal lines. 

  • HOLIDAY CARE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION ONLY ON DECEMBER 21, UNTIL 5:30 P.M. Click here to register for holiday care.

  •  Brainerd Baptist School offers need-based financial aid for students in K5 through 5th grade on a yearly basis. Financial aid applications are now being accepted via FACTS.  It is very important for parents to complete the application before January 31.  No late applications will be considered.  Click here for the link and more information.

  • Click here to view the 2019-2020 School Calendar

  • Cross Country and Soccer pictures can now be viewed and purchased here. The password is BBSPHOTOS2018!

First Grade Overview

December 17, 2018

BIBLE:  We are fast-forwarding a few millennia to the Christmas story of King Jesus being born. Each child is building a book of characters important to this narrative.


Phonics: Review and Christmas Books!

Spelling: No Spelling!

Foundations and Frameworks: We will be completing and testing on RETELLING. The students will be tested on the pattern statement, process questions, visual tool, and vocabulary words.

Pattern statement: Oral restating requires organizing one’s thoughts. Test: December 19th

Process questions:

1. Who is in the story?

2. What happened in the story? In what order did it happen?

3. How can the story be retold, pretending the listener has never heard or read the story?

4. What distracting details can be left out?

5. How? Where can expression be used?

Vocabulary: cutlass, swarming, suspicious, renowned, annual, vital, depart, nutcracker, tremendous, whisked

MATH:  This week in marvelous math we will complete a Christmas Math Journal in class!

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES: November will be all about Christmas - the birth of Jesus!


5 tardies = 1 absence per quarter. If your child is arriving to their classroom after 8:15, they are marked tardy.

December 21st - First Grade Christmas Parties - ½ day of school.

January 7th - Return to school

January - First of our monthly projects! - “Snuggle Up and READ” - Your child will read a book of their choice on their personal reading level to the class in PJ’s. Watch for more information to follow!