Mon, Sep 09, 2019

Here's what we are up to this week...

Reading:  Small groups and Book Clubs continue! Each book club has a specific book that group is focusing on. The boys are working on their reading fluency and practicing comprehension skills. Small groups are focusing on this weeks phonics skill, reading with expression, and continuing the Mo Willems author study.

Math:  Place Value

Social Studies/Science:  What makes a city?  We will finish building our city in the hallway.  

Writing: Writer's Workshop began last week!  Students are focusing on writing about true events that have happened in their lives. We call these small moment stories. The boys are focusing on narrowing down big events to small moments.

Spelling:  th digraph 

Things to Remember:

Important Dates:

9.26.19- School Pictures

10.4.19-Conference Day (no school)

Last modified on September 9, 2019
Wed, Sep 04, 2019

This year we want to give boys a chance to learn more about what it means to be a man while spending time with an adult that is teaching them about manhood. So, we are hosting a monthly breakfast focusing on the 7 Virtues of Manhood at school.

Our 7 Virtues of Manhood Breakfasts are for elementary grade boys (1-6) and their adult hosts.

The format will be as follows:

  • Start at 7:15 in the fellowship hall and enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast around the tables, while sitting with others from your son’s grade as much as possible.
  • Hear what the virtue means from a 6th grade boy
  • Learn the virtue in more detail through a 7 minute lesson from one of our leaders
  • Spend the majority of the time working around the table with your boys with age appropriate questions and activities
  • End by 7:55

The boys will be dismissed to chapel from the breakfast. Adult hosts are welcome to join us for chapel from 8:00-8:30 in the sanctuary or depart after breakfast.

Register for The True Friend Breakfast - Friday, Sept. 6

Dates for the year:

  • Sept 6 - True Friend
  • Oct 18 - Humble Hero
  • Nov 1 - Servant Leader
  • Jan 10 - Pacesetter
  • February 7 - Bold Adventurer
  • March 20 - Noble Knight
  • April 3 - Faithful Follower

Because of the nature of this breakfast, each boy must have an adult host in order to attend. If one adult is going to be hosting multiple boys, please enter them as part of the group registration, even if that person has already registered with another boy. For families with special circumstances, please reach out to me and one of the school based mentors will host your son, or we can discuss another option.

We look forward to seeing you September 6th.


Tue, Sep 03, 2019

Spelling: consonant digraphs: ch and sh

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; Book Clubs continue

Math:  Place Value

English:  Nouns: What is a noun? How do nouns help me write sentences?; ABC Order

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Important Dates:

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

Last modified on September 3, 2019
Tue, Aug 27, 2019

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short i and e

Reading: Mo Willems Author Study; Book Clubs begin!

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less, 100 grid work, 

English:  Types of sentences (looking closely at differing punctuation)

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? How important are laws in a city?

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes, math money, and forms!

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm- I am looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday night! 

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

Last modified on August 27, 2019
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