May 22-25

Dear Parents,

This week in chapel, Mr. Marolf reminded that God has great plans for us, no matter where we go!

Lots of information for the last week of school….

*Next week we will be wrapping up math, working with Lego Robotics, reading through Bunnicula, and cleaning out the classroom. I’m looking forward to a fun-filled last week spent with these wonderful students!

*Bringing in Bags:  On Wednesday morning, we will be cleaning out our desks and cleaning the classroom. Please send in a tote bag or paper bag with your child on Wednesday so that they can easily take home all of their school supplies, along with their backpacks.

*Lunch Next Week:  There will be no hot lunch served the last week of school.  Milk and Juice will be available for $.50 and assorted snacks will be available for $.50.  These items are available on a cash only basis.  Students need to pack a cold lunch for the last week of school.

*Reading and AR:  Next week will be the last week for AR quizzes to be taken. There will be no math homework next week, but students can continue reading and taking AR tests until next Thursday!

Last Day of the School Year
Our last day of school will be Thursday, May 25.  We will have a closing chapel in the morning, and school will be dismissed at 10 am.  This will be a no backpack day.

 

Pictures:  We had a special birthday party for Julia!!!  2nd-4th grade spelling bee!IMG_3708.JPGIMG_3706.JPG

May 15-19

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This week was our last Faith Family activity.  We focused on Colossians 4:2, Devote yourselves to PRAYER, being WATCHFUL and THANKFUL.

We then made thank you cards and letters for those around us who serve us.  We then said a prayer of thanks to God for their service to us.

May we be watching for others who serve us and may we thank them and pray for them.

Information for the week(s) ahead:

*Spelling Bee for Grades 2-4 will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 8:15 in the gym. Congratulations to our contestants- Riley and Elizabeth!

* On Friday, May 19th, students in grades 1-8 will participate in a “Faith Family Field Day”.  We will eat a picnic lunch, play games, and have one last fun time with our Faith Families!  Zion will be providing cheese pizza from Dominos, goldfish crackers, and Oreos for the picnic lunch.  If your child does not want that lunch or is unable to eat that lunch due to allergies, please have your child bring a cold lunch on Friday, May 19th.  Your child will also be spending the afternoon out in the sun, so please apply sunscreen in the morning before your child comes to school.  Thanks!

*On Friday, students can wear any Zion/Lutheran High t-shirt or a Christian t-shirt and non-uniform dress bottoms for Faith Family Field Day.

* This is the last week hot lunch will be served. Hot lunch will not be served on Friday due to our field day.

*School library books need to be returned as volunteers have started the inventory process.

The last day of school for 1st grade through 8th grade will be Thursday, May 25 with a 10am dismissal.

What we are doing this week:

Religion:  Adventures of Paul

Reading:  Finishing up our non-fiction unit and starting a whole class novel

Writing:  Poetry

Social Studies:  Continuing the country project

Memory Work/Spelling:  Last week for both

Math:  8’s and 6’s multiplication

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May 8-12

Dear Parents,

What a great day it was yesterday to see your children share the story of Noah using their talents that God has given to them!!!  They did a great job!

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Information for the coming week(s):

*Family Night at the Botanical GardenMay 11, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Zion is a partner school with the Missouri Botanical Garden and so Zion families, along with other partners schools from the St. Louis area, are able to come on a special night for some fun family activities.   You need to RSVP if you are planning to go on May 11th.  More information and an RVSP link can be found on the MBG calendar (www.mobot.org/events) or reached directly at this address:  https://goo.gl/forms/Pew96OFSC40E12c92
*On Friday, May 19th, students in grades 1-8 will participate in a “Faith Family Field Day”.  We will eat a picnic lunch, play games, and have one last fun time with our Faith Families!  Zion will be providing cheese pizza from Dominos, goldfish crackers, and Oreos for the picnic lunch.  If your child does not want that lunch or is unable to eat that lunch due to allergies, please have your child bring a cold lunch on Friday, May 19th.  Your child will also be spending the afternoon out in the sun, so please apply sunscreen in the morning before your child comes to school.  Thanks!
What we will be doing next week:
Religion:  Adventures of Paul
Reading:  Compare/Contrast Non-fiction Text
Grammar:  Possessives
Math:  Keep working on 6’s, 8’s, and 9’s multiplication facts.  We will assess over the 9’s facts on Friday.
Social Studies:  Country Project

May 1-5

Dear Parents,

“Jesus is the Master Jedi!” Pastor Hoehner reminded us that Jesus is so amazing, He rose from the dead and saved us from our sins.  We have an amazing God!!!

Information for the coming week(s):

*1st-3rd grade musical is on Friday, May 5th at 6 p.m.  Students need to be down in the church basement at 5:45 p.m.  Please wear khaki bottoms and a t-shirt (a color t-shirt will be given to your child to wear for the performance).  Dress rehearsal will be at 2:15 on Friday.

What we will be doing next week:

Religion:  Pentecost

Math:  6’s and 8’s Multiplication Facts will be a focus over the next two weeks

Reading:  Non-fiction work-researchers ask questions to guide their research, researchers grow their own ideas about the topic they are researching, researchers teach others about the information they have found

Writing:  Revising our “expert” information piece

Grammar:  When is it ok to use fragments when writing

Social Studies:  Miss Bevirt will be starting a country research with our class next week during Social Studies.  Students will pick a country and they will be doing work in class to create a research paper for the next three weeks. None of the research or paper writing will need to be done at home.  Your child will need to pick a country by Thursday, May 4 and this is something that you might need to help them with. They can pick any country no matter how much they know about it, as long as it sounds interesting to them!

 

We enjoyed a wonderful concert from students at Lutheran High this week!IMG_3630.JPG

April 24-28

Dear Parents,

This week in chapel, Mrs. Gnade from Lutheran High St Charles, reminded us the true reason for Easter…not bunnies or eggs, but Jesus!

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Information for the coming week(s):

*1st-3rd grade musical is on Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m.

What we are doing next week:

Religion:  Psalm 23 and Miracles of Jesus

Math:  We did a pre-assessment of 100 multiplication facts that we have learned so far.  You can find that assessment in your child’s red folder.  Please check how your child did to see what facts your child might need to practice before the next 100 Fact multiplication assessment which will be on Friday.

Reading:  How to synthesize non-fiction text, how to figure out vocabulary that we find when researching our topic

Writing:  Drafting our information piece

Grammar:  Verb tenses

Practicing for the musical…

 

Pictures from the last 2 weeks (exploring magnetic force, telling the Easter story to Preschool buddies, working with our research groups, and creating Van Gogh artwork)IMG_3561IMG_3562IMG_3563IMG_3564IMG_3565IMG_3566IMG_3567IMG_3568IMG_3569IMG_3570IMG_3571IMG_3572IMG_3573IMG_3574IMG_3576IMG_3577IMG_3578IMG_3580IMG_3581IMG_3582IMG_3583IMG_3585IMG_3586IMG_3587IMG_3588IMG_3589IMG_3590IMG_3591IMG_3592IMG_3593IMG_3594IMG_3595IMG_3596IMG_3597IMG_3598IMG_3600IMG_3601IMG_3602IMG_3603IMG_3604IMG_3605IMG_3606IMG_3607IMG_3608IMG_3609IMG_3610IMG_3625IMG_3626IMG_3627

April 18-21

Dear Parents,

Happy Easter!  I pray that you are having a blessed Easter weekend as we all celebrate Jesus’ conquer over death!!!

Information for the coming week(s):

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The 1st-3rd Grade Musical is set for May 5 at 6:00pm.

We need students to help with painting the set.

If your child would like to help us on Tuesday, April 25th,
please go to the Google Doc and sign up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T4KXmgCzsw8NliAOdSYOP4PE1o7YVGvRMND0ZJlt3Is/edit?usp=sharing

If your child is participating in painting the set,
please have them MEET UNDER THE PAVILION in the parking lot after school,
please send PAINT CLOTHES to change into,
and PICK THEM UP AT 4:00 pm in the church basement.

 

***************************************************************************Dress for the night of the performance will be khaki bottoms (pants, shorts, or skirt).
Please have your child wear a t-shirt that night as we will give them a shirt to wear that night.

 

 

 

What we will be doing next week:

Religion:  Finishing up Holy Week/Easter

Reading:  Non-fiction unit, students should be reading Just Right fiction books at home every night….20 pages (around 30 minutes) each night.

Writing:  Starting research about animals to write informational report

Grammar:  Using commas after introductory phrases, lists of items

Science:  Magnetic forces, Quiz on Thurs…review will be done in class, no studying at home needed

 

I have lot of pictures that I will put in next week’s blog.  🙂

April 10-14

Dear families,

This week in chapel Mr. Maddick, one of Zion’s 4th grade teachers, reminded us that we can celebrate Christmas anytime of the year, especially close to Easter.  Because of Jesus’ birth, our God came to Earth as man so that He could die for our sins.  Thank you Jesus!!

Information for the coming week(s):

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The 1st-3rd Grade Musical is set for May 5 at 6:00pm.

We need students to help with painting the set.

If your child would like to help us on Tuesday, April 25th,
please go to the Google Doc and sign up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T4KXmgCzsw8NliAOdSYOP4PE1o7YVGvRMND0ZJlt3Is/edit?usp=sharing

If your child is participating in painting the set,
please have them MEET UNDER THE PAVILION in the parking lot after school,
please send PAINT CLOTHES to change into,
and PICK THEM UP AT 4:00 pm in the church basement.

***************************************************************************Dress for the night of the performance will be khaki bottoms (pants, shorts, or skirt).
Please have your child wear a t-shirt that night as we will give them a shirt to wear that night.

What we will be doing next week:

Religion:  Holy Week stories and activities

Reading:  Continuing in with our non-fiction unit.

Math:  Parallel Lines, 4’s multiplication facts, and Written Assessment

Writing:  Finished our fables and will start writing information unit.

Science:  Magnet exploration

We enjoyed leading Early Childhood chapel on Tuesday!  The kids did a great job telling the Preschool and Kindergarten students about how Jesus helps us fight temptations!

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April 3-7

Dear Parents,

This Wednesday our Faith Families learned that a small rock a can make a big ripple in a pond.  As Faith Families we made activity bags for kids with cancer.  These bags were put together in a small amount of time but the 160 activity bags will make a big impact to those who receive them.  It is exciting to watch the students willingly spend their time sharing God’s love with children they will never meet.

We also celebrated Baptismal Birthdays in March and April.

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Information for the coming week(s):

*Achievement Tests are this week.  Please remind your child that these tests are to show us what they have learned/know.  It is not for a grade.  These tests are just one of many different formats of assessments that we use to look at the learning of your child.  Your child will need 1-2 books that he/she can read at his/her desk when a test is finished.

*Early Dismissal on Wednesday at 12 p.m. No lunch served that day.

What we are doing this week:  Because of Achievement Tests that will take up the morning, the afternoon will be filled with…

Writing:  Revising fables and publishing

Science:  Answer the question, what is attracted to a magnet?  How is a magnet showing force?

Religion:  Passion Week reading and activities, we will lead Early Childhood Chapel on Tuesday

No Spelling test this week and no math homework this week.  We will have reading homework each night.

Here are some pictures from the week (Field Trip, Robotics)

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March 27-31

Dear Parents,

This week in chapel, Mr. Jon Bernhardt (Principal at Lutheran High St. Charles) led chapel and reminded us that we have a perfect God who loves us and forgives us even when we are imperfect!  What an awesome God we have!!

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Blessings on your Spring Break!  Safe travels and I hope that everyone enjoys spending time with family/friends!

Information for the coming week(s):

*Thank you for turning in field trip permission slips.  Thank you to the following chaperones that will be going with us on the bus:  Mr. Mudd,  Mrs. Hugo, Mr. and Mrs. Buehrle, and Mrs. Rupert.  Your child has the option of bringing money to purchase something in the gift shop after the factory tour.  Your child may bring $5 or $10 amount.  Also please note that children and adults wlll need to wear closed-toe shoes and no jewelry on the tour.

*Lego Robotics night for our class will be Thursday, March 30th at either 6 or 7 p.m.  If you are interested in having your child attend, along with 1 parent, please make sure you sign up on the Google Doc that was sent out earlier this week.

*Early Dismissal is on Wednesday, April 5th.  No lunch served that day.  .

*6th grade is working with GreenTreePlastics to recycle plastic caps and lids into benches for our campus.  See Sycamore for the specific list of lids we can accept to help out the 6th grade!IMG_0103.JPG

What we will be doing next week when we return from Spring Break:

Religion:  Miracles of Jesus

Math:  Keep working on multiplying by 3 facts!  We will be telling time to the quarter hour,writing mixed numbers, drawing lines to the nearest quarter inch, start working on multiplying by 4.

Reading:  We will start our next non-fiction unit…using text features to help us better understand what we are reading.

English:  Adverbs

Writing:  Writing a fable

Have a fantastic Spring Break!!!

March 13-17

Dear Parents,

It was great to see Special Friends/Grandparents today!   Our chapel today was led by our 7th graders and they did a great job helping us “see” Jesus!!!!

 

Information for the coming week(s):

*I am sending home on Monday a permission slip for the field trip that will take place at end of month.  Please sign it and return it by Friday, March 17th.

*Please update church attendance if you haven’t done so…I will be filling in report cards on Monday with that 3rd quarter information.

*Spring Break is from March 20-24.

*Achievement Tests are scheduled for April 3-7.  Please try to avoid appointments during that week, especially in the morning.

What we will be doing:

Religion:  Jesus Chooses His Disciples, we will also start working on the Early Childhood Chapel that we will be leading the first week of April.

Reading:  Fables

Writing:  Continue to work on our blog/writing fables

Grammar:  Editing Sentences

Science:  Eating healthy food/exercise-What does that mean and why is it important?  Our special class will take place on Friday afternoon and then I will send them home to you! 🙂