Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dear Parents,
We have had a MUCH better week, so thank you for speaking to your firstie!  I really do appreciate your support on the “home front”.  I also appreciate all of your prayers…keep ‘em coming!  

There were some exciting things that happened around our building yesterday…did your firstie tell about what we were able to watch (even though it was just for a little bit)?  We watched the construction workers pour the concrete for the floor!  They brought in a HUGE crane and it got poured through a long hose, and then smoothed out.  It was pretty neat to watch.  This weekend the steel beams will be placed….the progress is good!  It seems that the “landscape” of our building is changing almost daily.  Make sure to check out our Facebook page or just check it out in person!  

The firsties got to play the Boom Wackers yesterday (I must admit that I was a teeny bit jealous…) in Music class!  

 They got to play along with the song “In the Hall of the Mountain King”.  If you are not familiar with it, below is a pretty neat video of the music (though it is not the video that they played with…).  Check it out! 

I am sending home today a bag that has math flash cards in them (these are for you to keep).  Please work on them at home as much as you can!  It doesn’t have to be every day, but the more that “math facts” are practiced, the more the firsties will have in their memory.  Thanks for working with your kiddo at home!  

Did your first come home yesterday talking about a carrot?  Did they tell you how we learned to use a carrot?  Ask your firstie about the different symbols that we learned about to use when we are proofreading!  

If you do get a jump on spelling words for next week….remember I flip-flopped them and we are working on the “review words” – yet, am, did, fox, pen, not, bat, fit, met, hug.  

Have a very wonderful long weekend!
Miss Gallagher

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dear Parents,
Fall is here!  (Though it didn’t feel like Fall today, did it?) 
"Look at this COOL leaf, Miss Gallagher!"

Picking gourds last week was fun!  There weren’t a lot to pick this year, so we might (MIGHT) plant more in the spring.  Check out the pictures below.

Doesn't this gourd look like it has eyes?!?

Our haul...

The construction continues!  Last week they were RIGHT outside of our classroom and the firsties weren’t phased at all….lol!  

All of the noise seems to have become “second nature”.   And though it has become “second nature”, the progress continues to be exciting and the kiddos still have prayer requests at the beginning of the day for the construction workers. 

Did your firstie tell you about Spelling Bingo?  We played Spelling Bingo today and what fun we had! 

Because they handled it so well, I think that I am persuaded to play again in the future!  

Did you hear?  Journey's mom and dad got married this past Friday!  She (and Cam) stopped by to show us her pretty dress (and handsome suit)!  Such fun! 

A few reminders….
*Book Orders are due at the end of the month (Friday, Oct. 26th) and you can order at any time on-line. 
*Please send in the permission slip and the money for our field trip to the Midland Center for the Performing Arts.  If you signed up to drive, please know that I am counting on you!  Parents that are driving and attending the performance will also need to send in moola for a ticket as well.  Booster seats are required for all students under 4 foot 9 inches or 8 years old.  If you are no planning on driving, please send in your child’s booster seat that day.  Thank you!
*The carnival is THIS FRIDAY!  Lots of fun to be had! Hope to see you there! 
*Cinnamon rolls are going to be sold at church, this Sunday.  The rolls will be 4 for $10 or $3 each and you can preorder rolls if you would like. If you cannot pick up your rolls on Sunday, they will be available on Monday morning for pick up at school. The cinnamon rolls will benefit the 7th and 8th graders and their trip to Washington D.C.
*Speaking of Sunday, THIS Sunday, there is going to be a Hymn Festival at Grace Lutheran Church in Auburn at 4:00pm.  Mr. Beethe (Molly’s dad) will be playing the organ and I will be one of the trumpet players. I am looking forward to some great music, all to the glory of God!  

Have a great night!
Miss Gallagher

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dear Parents,
I hope that you are having a good week! It’s hard to believe that it is already October!  How are your routines going at home? The routines at school are becoming easier (thank goodness!). The firsties are learning what is expected of them and are working hard.  

NWEA testing is completed!  
Thank you for making sure that your kiddo was here for both of our tests.  You will get the results at Parent/Teacher Conferences.  

We learned about Isaac, Rebekah, and brothers Jacob and Esau in Religion and how there was a lot of sneaky and sinful things that happened.  But God turned their hearts around and there was forgiveness. 

We talk a lot about we live in a sinful world and how we are tempted to sin.  But we DO have hope because God promises to be with us and to love us and that NOTHING is ever impossible with Him.  Here is another song from Rend Collective.  Listen to words! Such a good reminder…

Did your firstie tell you about one of the new activities in Daily 5?  Ask your kiddo what “magic words” are! (I wish I would have taken a video of their reactions yesterday….it was pretty priceless!)    

Don’t forget to send back in completed BOOK IT calendars from September.  

Our mission for this month is Aaron’s Gifts from Home.  If you aren’t familiar with what that is, it is a program that sends packages to troops overseas.  We are still taking money for our leader dog, Weston.  We are just about halfway to our goal of $500.00 for Weston, so please consider continuing to send in your money for this great cause!  

Tomorrow afternoon we will be going out to the garden to pick gourds!  Please send in grubby clothes, shoes, and gardening gloves (if you have them!)  Thank you!
Blessings on the rest of your week!
Miss Gallagher