God is generous!
God has blessed us with so much. In fact, everything we have comes from God and is God's. This Friday, our school spent the afternoon in activities involving understanding what it means to use God's generosity with gratitude and responsibility. Part of that is being generous to God and to others with our thoughts, our words, and our actions. When we are generous to others, we gain insight into our Lord and get to participate in His acts of love. I encourage you to talk with your kids about what was discussed and learned at today's Stewardship Safari. Also, you should know that this Sunday, our church is having a special Sunday school family event. Parents and children are invited to participate together in activities centered around being good stewards (care-takers) of what God shares with us.
RELIGION: God and His Word
The first unit introduces God and His Word, setting the stage for all the units that follow. We explore the identity and attributes of God and hear an explanation of the Bible and how it has come to us. We also talk about Bible study skills and examine our relationship with God according to the first three commandments. This week, we will look at...
LANGUAGE ARTS: What is Light?
"What is Light?" invites students to observe light and its interactions with the world.
Whole Group Reading will emphasize realistic fiction and making inferences.
Writing looks at the problem-solution organizational pattern and the trait of ideas.
SPELLING: 3b-Words with ch, sh, th, wh
We will be focusing on words that have ch, sh, th, and wh. Our spelling test will be on Thursday, October 8th. Please check the Spelling City website for our current spelling list and corresponding activities.
MATH: Addition up to 10,000
Chapter 3 focuses on adding greater numbers, with or without regrouping
This week's lessons include...
SCIENCE: Types of Plants and Animals
We will be simultaneously exploring chapter 2 (Types of Plants) and chapter 3 (Types of Animals), comparing these two varieties of organisms as we do so. Chapter 2's big idea is, " Plants have parts that help them meet their needs," and chapter 3's big idea is, "Animals can be classified by their traits. As we explore this theme, students pursue the following questions...
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Frisbee Golf
We will be going to the Watertown Disc Golf course on Thursday to play some frisbee golf!
A Few Additional Thoughts...
Upcoming Fieldtrip, October 8th: From 8:30-12:15, on the morning of Thursday, October 8th, our class will be going on a fieldtrip to the Brandt/Quirk Disc golf course and will play disc golf, draw trees, and have a picnic. Students should dress appropriately for the weather and should bring a bag lunch. They are also encouraged to bring frisbees. Though I do not want children to be using a golf disc for this event, adult chaperons are welcome to do so. Please let me know if you are interested in being a chaperone. A survey was sent on Class Messenger yesterday.
Chapel Offering: Chapel offerings from the first quarter will benefit Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God's children hungry in body and spirit. Students went home with a small canister of M&Ms that they can use for offerings. Filling the canister with quarters feeds a lot of people. Look at the container for more information. Also, check out Feed My Starving Children on the internet if you would like to know more about that organization.