Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great weekend and are ready for what lies ahead for the week!
We began our day with our prayers, confession and absolution, and our blessings to each other. Then we spoke about God’s promises and how God ALWAYS keeps His promises, even though that might be something we struggle with from time to time. We learned about Abram and how he had some “road blocks” in his life, but God continued to tell him over and over that He was there for him and that he could trust Him. Praise God for never failing us and always keeping His Word.
We took our first math test today and the graded tests should be coming home tomorrow. From what I saw when I was walking around during the test, they did a good job! Topic 2 (or chapter 2) will be on subtraction! If you have a number line at home, please allow your firstie to use it. I would rather have them use a number line, than their fingers. If you don’t have one, it is easy to create one! You will need a half a sheet of paper, pen or marker, and a ruler. Use the ruler so that the number line is straight, and create the line to go to the number 20.
We learned about a new “Unthinkable” today, Glassman. Ask your firstie what he does… but just in case your firstie forgot, Glassman causes us to have the wrong reaction to a situation and usually, it is a BIG reaction for a small problem. We learned about some” self-talk” that we can say when we are in a situation that we may not like and how we can also take a few deep breaths or tense up our whole body, and then relax. We will continue to talk about Glassman and RockBrain (he gets us stuck on one idea so that we don’t think about ANYTHING ELSE) and how we can go with the flow, stick with Superflex, and defeat those pesky “Unthinkables”!
We began our NWEA testing today. This is a skills test that happens three times a year. In first grade, we test reading and math skills. I think this assessment is good because it shows how a child improves and learns throughout the year. We didn’t all finish the test today, so will we finish up throughout the rest of the week. Today, we did the Reading test. Next week we will take the Math test.
Don’t forget to practice this week’s spelling words and memory!
See you in the morning!
“Following the Signs”