Tiger Tales November 14,2013
Immanuel Lutheran School
807 West 11th St.
Rolla, MO 65401
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will SOAR on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Novembere 14, 2013
Calendar of Events
Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Feast 11:30 am
Nov. 27/29 – No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 15 – Christmas Program (Mark your calendars, we need EVERYONE)
Dec. 23 – Jan 3 - Christmas Break (No School)
Jan. 6 – Classes Resume
ILS News . . . . .
We hope to see everyone at the Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday at 11:30 am. If you are attending, please make sure to return your reservation for and sign up forms by TOMORROW (FRIDAY). Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!
PICTURE RETAKES will be on December 5th. If your child is getting a retake, please return their school pictures to the office. If you did not purchase pictures before and wish to do so now, your child can have their picture retaken.
HEALTHY SNACKS: The staff at ILS would like to promote healthy eating. During morning snack, we ask that no candy or soda be sent for a snack. Some suggestions for snack include fruit, raw veggies, cheese and crackers, popcorn, etc.
PLEASE HELP – In response to the typhoon which hit the Philippines, all teachers have collection jars in the classrooms to take up offerings. If you would like to contribute, we will be collecting money for the next few weeks. Any extra change or contributions would be greatly appreciated to help our neighbors.
CHAPEL OFFERINGS: Nov. 20th Chapel offerings were $ 13.71. Chapel offerings to date are $241.05. This year our Chapel offerings will be going to Camp David of the Ozarks, right here in Phelps County. Camp David is a non-profit Christian summer scholarship camp uniquely designed to meet the needs of children whose parents are incarcerated.
COLD WEATHER: As we drop into cooler temperatures, students cannot wear shorts after October 31st. Also, please remember to send a jacket with your child to school. As stated in the Handbook, temperatures under 60 degrees will require a jacket to go outside.
From the teachers . . . . .
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
We hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and if you are traveling, please be safe!
Candice MacKay and Tina Balch
PRE – KINDERGARTEN
Our theme for the week is Healthy Choices. We have been talking about making healthy choices with the food that we eat. Sweets are yummy and but too many can make us sick. Healthy foods give us vitamins and nutrients that our body needs to grow. Our word of the week is nutritious. Andy Apple is our Alphafriend this week and he has been helping us learn all about the letter A. We have been practicing identifying and writing the letter A and making the /a/ sound. In math we are learning how to sequence things and events in order. In Jesus Time our Unit is I thank God for blessing me. Our theme is “The Ten Commandments”. Our Bible words come from Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the Lord your God”.
Our next family fun homework assignment was sent home last week. Decorate your turkey feather however you would like and bring it back to class so we can put it on our class turkey. Our turkey is up on our board and is in need of some more feathers. Have fun this is a great way to spend some family time together.
Tuesday, November 26th is our Thanksgiving Feast. Please check your child’s folder and return those papers pertaining to the feast.
Thank you so much for all of your help with bringing in those craft supplies. As of right now we are good on egg cartons, and paper towel rolls. If you would like to bring in old weekly grocery store ads we could use some of those. Thanks again.
Please remember to bring back your library books every Tuesday!
With the rainy weather and cold weather approaching we may be using the gym more frequently during our recess time. Only tennis shoes are allowed in the gym so make sure that your child is wearing or brings a pair of tennis shoes on these days to play. If you would like to leave a pair of tennis shoes at school in their cubbies that would be okay. If it is 60 or below your child must have a jacket or coat to go outside.
Make sure to check your child’s folder every night. The home folder is where all of our work and important papers go for you to read. This is also where all correspondence between school and home are passed. If you have something for me or the office put it in the folder and it will get there.
J Ms. Cochran
In Religion, we finished learning about Joshua and the battle of Jericho. We learned about how the Israelites only had to walk around the wall and follow God's commands for the wall to come down. We also learned the about Deborah the prophetess. In math, we are looking at the number 6. We have also been practicing our patterning skills. In reading, we are reviewing the /ă/ sound. We have learned that it can start words, but we can also find it in the middle of a word. We started the week by learning about pilgrims. When we started, all we knew about pilgrims was that they were people. To learn more about pilgrims, we took a virtual field trip to a pilgrim plantation. On our field trip, we learned how the pilgrims came to America. We now know that the pilgrims spent months on a boat crossing the ocean, they did not have the opportunity to go grocery shopping like we do, and they did not get to do laundry. We are excited to continue learning about the pilgrims! We will continue learning about Thanksgiving, pilgrims, and turkeys until Thanksgiving Break.
11/22: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5
Remember to practice memory verses at home!
Thanksgiving Feast: November 26th at 11:30 will be Immanuel's Thanksgiving Feast. We would love to have you join us for this event! Please fill out the form that was sent home with your child and send it back by November 22 if you plan on attending so that we can make sure to plan accordingly.
First and Second Grades
Esther and Elijah were the Bible heroes that we learned about this week. Esther saved her people and Elijah showed the prophets of Baal how powerful our God is. God gives people faith and courage to demonstrate His love and power for us in unmistakable ways.
11/22 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened...for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
12/6 “Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts.” Psalm 105:2
Math: First graders are reviewing the addition and subtraction facts that have been introduced. They are learning to use flash cards and math Wrap Ups to practice their facts. They are also counting dimes and pennies, counting by 10's and 2's, identifying one half and one fourth, and identifying odd and even numbers.
Second graders continue to practice addition facts with sums of 13 and 14. They are also adding two digit numbers, measuring to the nearest foot, and measuring and drawing line segments to the nearest inch.
Reading: The first graders are learning about characters, plot, and settings. They are also learning about articles and synonyms. Their stories this week were “Chipper Chips In” and
“A Cupcake Party.”
Second graders are learning about contractions, suffixes, and fact and opinion. Their reading stories this week were “Jellies: The Life of Jellyfish” and “Splash Photography”.
First Grade Spelling:
11/22 fun, sun, us, bus, up, cup, but, cut
12/6 made, came, gave, late, say, day, may, make
Second Grade Spelling:
11/22 was, going, always, a lot, next, also, until, upon, scared, lived, stayed, across Challenge Words: hamster, January, square
12/6 read, each, eat, see, keep, teeth, team, clean, Easter, feet, between, feel Challenge Words least, wreath, kneel
English: The first graders are working on descriptive words that compare.
The second graders are working on complete sentences.
Science: The children are learning about light and if it can pass through different materials. We talked about clear and opaque light.
Thanks to the parents/guardians who helped transport the children to the Christmas Party. They had a good time.
Thanks to the parents who were able to send $5 to help with the cost of the shirts.
We will not have a spelling test or memory work next week.
Third and Fourth Grades
Memory Work: We are finishing up the 9th and 10th Commandments before Thanksgiving break.
10th Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Meaning: What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor’s wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty.
We have a very short week coming up. Therefore, we will not have a new Reading story or Spelling unit. Instead, we will be focusing on the Thanksgiving holiday and learning about the history of the Pilgrims. Our class will do a few Thanksgiving projects and crafts and will discuss how grateful we are to God for His many blessings.
Because of the many illnesses in our class, Grade 4 will be taking the Social Studies Test over Chapter 5 next Monday. Don’t forget to learn states and capitals of the Northeast!
May God bless each and every one of you and may you remember to put Him first in your lives as celebrate His many blessings this Thanksgiving!
Grades Fifth thru Eighth
“Praise God with a thankful heart”
We hope to see you all at the Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, at 11:30 am.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, mindful of how abundantly the Lord has blessed each of us.
In 7-8 Grade history we are learning about the Cold War from 1945-1960. In science we are doing a chapter on the foundations of chemistry. We are covering the differences between mixtures and substances before moving on to physical and chemical changes.
In 5-6 Grade science we are continuing to look at stars and galaxies. Right now we are paying attention to a star's life cycle. The test for this chapter will be on Tuesday. In history we are in the middle of a chapter on Spanish and French expansion in North America.
In computers the students are working on a power point project over the animal of their choice. In art we are finishing up contour lines this week.