January 17th

No School Monday, Jan. 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Memory Verse  (Recite Wed.)                                                                 Fear not, for I am with you. Isaiah 43:5

Homework is due Friday, Jan. 24th-


Spelling Sentences-  Choose any of the Spelling words or High-Frequency words to write 10 sentences.  Remember, Check for capitals, complete thoughts, endmarks . ? or ! , and spelling words underlined.   (Write more than 4 words per sentence.)

Math:  Place Value p. 227-228

English: p.409-410  Identify vocabulary words and use them correctly in the sentences.

Reading: read nightly,  see Reading for story titles. Practice  vocabulary word lists. Students may bring home their reading books daily. The more they read the stories, the more they build fluency and retain new vocabulary words. 

Remember, the stories are getting a little harder as the year progresses.  Practicing reading at home nightly will help improve reading fluency as well as increase vocabulary word retention. 

Be sure to check out the Tumblebooks option on the Public Library Website!  You can follow the link on our school website.


In Class this Week::    

Religion: Hezekiah’s Prayer, Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Reading: Mama’s Birthday Present, Special Days, Special Food, A Party for Pedro, Quail  

Amazing Words:  grateful, cherish,celebrate

Math: Place Value of Numbers using tens and ones, Review of math facts  Ex., 10-7=3 , 12-7=5, 5+7=12, etc.

Spelling/Phonics: Diagraphs ai, ay (p.16 student book); Possessives   ‘s and s’ (p. 18 Reading book)

Writing: Journal about a Celebration

Social Studies: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science: Seasons and Weather                                                                       

1st Grade Home

Mrs. Skyles First day of 1st Grade 2

 Welcome to Mrs. Skyles' 1st Grade Class!

     My name is Mrs. Skyles and I am looking forward to teaching First Grade this year! In first grade, we will develop skills to become detectives who learn to make observations of the resources around us.  We will ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and work together to discover new information in all subject areas. 

     First graders will learn about Jesus and how He is always with us through the good times and the bad. This year's school theme, forward in faith, makes me think about how we should trust in God to help us get through the hard times in life.  Joshua 1:9 says, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

    By hiding God's word in our hearts through our memory verses, we claim God's promises for us.  We will learn about the armor of God and the fruits of the Spirit. First graders will practice treating "our neighbors" with kindness, forgiveness, and respect as an extension of our faith.

    Finally, I look forward in faith to partnering with you and your child this year.  Together we will watch them grow both academically and spiritually!