Weekly Announcements

November 16, 2017

posted Nov 16, 2017, 6:21 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning,
  Happy Thursday morning!! Tomorrow is our last day of school before our Thanksgiving break, we will resume classes on Monday, November 27th. The kids have been working hard in SuperKids to blend letter sounds into words, and have been doing a really great job! They've also been learning about three-dimensional shapes and their names, so please feel free to "quiz" them whenever you see spheres, cubes, hexagonal cubes, pyramids, cones, and cylinders! Tomorrow's Show and Tell will be for the letter T. We will be having our Thanksgiving Feast tomorrow as a school, so if you normally order Hot Lunch on Fridays, please cancel for the day. After lunch, they'll get to enjoy a movie with the 1st and 2nd graders (they don't know!). Just a reminder, I will be leaving a little early tomorrow to go to the airport to catch my flight to Michigan. If you need anything over the break, don't hesitate to call, text, or email. 

  When we come back from break, we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** Moses and Aaron speak to the King & The Plagues
** Memory Treasure ** Christmas Recitation: Suddenly, a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." 
** Math ** Unit 6 (Patterns)
** Super Kids ** Tic, Tac, Toc and the letter T
** Science ** Life Cycles with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Time for Kids: Native American Heritage Month
** Phonics ** Sight Word Packet #1 (a, the, and, of, to, in, is, you, that, it)
** Center Focus ** Numbers 41-45
** Writer's Workshop ** Swimmy
** Music ** Christmas Music
** PE ** Presidential Fitness preparation with Mr. Lange
** Technology ** PBS Kids with Mr. Lange

Bible verse of the week: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

  I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for all of you :) 

November 8, 2017

posted Nov 9, 2017, 6:32 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents!
  Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? Next week will be our last week of school before the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll be off of school November 18-26th and will resume classes on Monday, November 27th. I will be leaving early Friday to catch a flight to Michigan to be with my family for the holiday, so Mrs. Patterson and Mrs. Hildebrandt (our 1st & 2nd grade teachers) will have the Kindergartners in the afternoon and will bring them to pick up line after school. 
  Please cancel your child's hot lunch order for next Friday, November 17th because we'll be eating Thanksgiving Dinner together as a school at lunch time. A sign up genius was sent earlier this week, so if you haven't had a chance, please sign up to bring something. It's always a great time with the entire school :) 
  We'll also be collecting canned food to give to needy families for Thanksgiving, so if you would like to contribute, you can send them with your kiddo anytime next week! 
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter I. We'll also be having cooking class tomorrow morning. 

  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** God teaches Moses & God calls Moses
** Memory Treasure ** Christmas Recitations: While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
** Math ** Shapes (Unit 5)
** Super Kids **Icky and the letter I, Progress Testing, and Tic, Tac, Toc and the letter T
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Time for Kids: A Time to be Thankful
** Phonics ** Thanksgiving Activity
** Center Focus ** Numbers 36-40
** Writer's Workshop ** The Very Hungry Caterpillar
** Art ** Thanksgiving Project
** Music ** Christmas Music
** PE ** with Mr. Lange
** Technology ** with Mr. Lange

Bible verse of the week: I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34-35

Have a terrific day!

November 2, 2017

posted Nov 2, 2017, 6:26 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents!
  Happy November! Thank you to those who chaperoned our 1st field trip on Tuesday- I think the kids had a great time! I'll post pictures on my classroom webpage for you to look at. Tomorrow afternoon, you'll find a picture order form in your child's green folder. If you want to order pictures, follow the directions on the order form and send the order form back to school by the due date (Wednesday, November 8th). Show and Tell is for the letter L tomorrow afternoon. Next Wednesday, our school will celebrate and honor our Veterans by having a Veterans Day service following our normal Wednesday Chapel Service. All are invited to attend! 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** Jacob and Joseph go to Heaven & Baby Moses
** Memory Treasure ** Christmas RecitationsIn those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (this was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.
** Math ** Shapes (Unit 5)
** Super Kids ** Lily and the letter L and Icky and the letter I
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Time for Kids
** Phonics ** this, not, it, is 
** Center Focus ** Numbers 31-35
** Writer's Workshop ** The Very Hungry Caterpillar
** Art ** Pumpkin painting
** Music ** Christmas Music
** PE ** with Mr. Lange
** Technology ** with Mr. Lange
** Cooking Class ** Friday, November 10th


Bible verse of the week: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

Have a great day! 


October 26, 2017

posted Oct 26, 2017, 6:27 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents,
  I hope this email finds you happy, healthy, and enjoying the cooler temperatures! We've had a good week in our classroom, and I'm so excited to see everyone dressed up tomorrow night for our "Living History" event starting at 6:30pm. You can arrive around 6:20-6:25 and take your child to the gym. They'll be picking their spots tomorrow, so they'll know where to go! I'll be there to see them in the beginning, but I'm helping serve as a judge for the older grades, so I'll be upstairs in a classroom from 6:40-8:15.
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter S. We will also be having Cooking Class in the morning- we're making pancakes! If you would like to join, please do! We'll be cooking from 9:30-10. Tomorrow is also "Go Astros" day, so if your child has Astros gear to wear, they can! If they don't, please have them follow Friday dress code and wear Cougar Spirit Wear. 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** Joseph Shows kindness to his brothers & Joseph forgives his brothers
** Memory Treasure ** Christmas Recitations (I will send home a new sheet with them on it! I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between her offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. (Genesis 3:15)
** Math ** Shapes 
** Super Kids ** Sal and the letter S and Lily and the letter L
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Building Character: Peace & Patience
** Phonics ** this, not, it, is 
** Center Focus ** Numbers 26-30
** Writer's Workshop ** The Very Hungry Caterpillar
** Art ** Swirl art project (continued)
** Music ** Christmas Music
** PE ** with Mr. Lange
** Technology ** with Mr. Lange
** Cooking Class ** Pancakes on Friday morning

We will be going on our first field trip on Tuesday, October 31st to Dewberry Farms. I still haven't received payment from everyone. If you haven't paid, please get the $8 to me by tomorrow!! 

Bible verse of the week: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4

Have a terrific day!

October 19, 2017

posted Oct 19, 2017, 6:31 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents!
  Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to have a P/T conference with me this week, I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with you! As we move into the second quarter, the workload will start to increase. Your child may occasionally have a worksheet or an activity to complete at home, so please watch for those assignments in either their Red or Green folder. We've started to blend letter sounds in our Language Arts curriculum, so hopefully by Thanksgiving we'll have some emergent readers on our hands :) 
  Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter D. Saturday is our Annual Fall Festival, so if you're able to make it, please come and enjoy the festivities! The kids are singing in the 10:30 service on Sunday, October 22nd. Please have them to the gym by 10:15 in their white AW polo and khaki bottoms. If you're unable to make it, just send me an email so I know. Forensics (Living History Night) is next Friday, October 27th from 6:30-7pm. There will be a place in the gym for them to stand with their name. We'll practice on Friday afternoon, so they should know where to go. You can arrive right at 6:30 for the event! 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** Joseph becomes a ruler in Egypt & Joseph's brothers come to Egypt
** Memory Treasure ** Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. Matthew 26:41
** Math ** Ordering Numbers
** Super Kids ** Progress Test #2 and Sal and the letter S
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** TFK: Hispanic Heritage Month
** Phonics ** is, it, not, this: Mini Story
** Center Focus ** Numbers 23-27
** Writer's Workshop ** NEW CLASS! The Very Hungry Caterpillar
** Art ** Swirl art project
** Music ** Cornerstone & Christmas Music
** PE ** with Mr. Lange
** Technology ** with Mr. Lange
** Cooking Class ** Pancakes on Friday morning

We will be going on our first field trip on Tuesday, October 31st to Dewberry Farms. I still haven't received payment from everyone. If you haven't paid, please get the $8 to me by Monday, October 23rd! 

Bible verse of the week: Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Have a great day!

October 12, 2017

posted Oct 12, 2017, 6:28 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents!
   Happy Thursday to all of you :) We've definitely been enjoying the cooler temperatures this week! Our recesses have been a little longer than usual, but tomorrow when it's back in the 90s, I don't think the kids will mind. Thank you for signing up for a conference time for next week's P/T conference! A final schedule will come from Mr. Freese's office, but incase you don't get that, it's at the bottom of this email.  If you have a change and you're unable to make it to our scheduled time, please let me know and we'll figure something out. Conferences are 15-20 minutes long: we'll talk about Report Cards, behavior, set goals for your student, and just get to know each other better. If you have any specific questions, please ask! If we need additional time to talk, I'm available all day Wednesday the 18th (or really any day!)
   I NEED YOUR HELP: Can you please send an apple to your school with your kiddo tomorrow? We'll be using it for our art project in the afternoon :) Also, if you haven't turned in money for our Dewberry Farm field trip, please get that money to me by Monday, October 23rd! 
   Next Saturday, October 21st is our annual Fall Festival here at Abiding Word. The Kindergarten class is asked to donate (12 count) snack packs or pouches can be any type of cookies, oreos, nilla wafers, chips ahoy, etc.. / for the cookie walk game. You can send them to school with your kiddo and I'll get them where they belong. During the Fall Festival, our Scholastic Book Fair will be open, so feel free to browse and purchase books for your kids.
   The K-8 kids are singing for our 10:30 worship service on Sunday, October 22nd. Please have your child in the gym by 10:15 to sing. They should wear their white AW polo and khaki bottoms. If they aren't able to make it, just let me know please.
   Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** God has a plan for Joseph & God is with Joseph in Egypt
** Memory Treasure ** Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
** Math ** Unit 4: Ordering Numbers
** Super Kids ** Doc and the letter D and Progress Test #2
** Science ** Animals
** Social Studies ** TFK: On the Move and Building Character: Patience & Respect
** Music ** Tale to be told
** Art ** Dinosaur painting project
** PE ** with Mr. Lange
** Technology ** with Mr. Lange
** Phonics ** is, it, not, this: Mini Story
** Center Focus ** Numbers 18-22

Calendar Items:
** Friday, October 13th: End of the 1st quarter ( Report Cards will come home Monday, the 16th)
** Tuesday & Wednesday, October 17th and 18th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
** Saturday, October 21st: Fall Festival
** Sunday, October 22nd: K-8 sings in 10:30 service
** Friday, October 27th: Forensics Night
** Tuesday, October 31st: Field Trip to Dewberry Farms

Bible verse of the week: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

October 3, 2017

posted Oct 3, 2017, 7:13 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning parents,
 Since we don't have school this coming Thursday or Friday, I wanted to send my parent email today. Tomorrow we will have Show and Tell for the letter A. Please help your kiddo find and bring something that starts with the letter A. 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** God blesses Jacob with riches & God takes Jacob home safely
** Memory Treasure ** The blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
** Math ** Unit 3: Numbers 1-10
** Super Kids ** Alf and the letter A and Doc and the letter D
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Building Character: Patience Power & TFK: On the Move
** Music ** Tempo, Rhythms, and Patterns
** Art ** Apple Art project
** PE ** Just Dance Disney with Mr. Lange
** Technology ** Math/Counting- Gracie and Friends app with Mr. Lange
** Phonics ** are, down, up, we: Mini Story
** Centers Focus ** Numbers 13-17

  Calendar Items:
** Thursday & Friday, October 5th and 6th: No School
** Thursday, October 12th: School Pictures
** Friday, October 13th: End of the 1st quarter ( Report Cards will come home Monday, the 16th)
** Tuesday & Wednesday, October 17th and 18th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
** Saturday, October 21st: Fall Festival
** Sunday, October 22nd: K-8 sings in 10:30 service
** Friday, October 27th: Forensics Night
** Tuesday, October 31st: Field Trip to Dewberry Farms

Bible verse of the week: Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6: 5-9

September 28, 2017

posted Sep 28, 2017, 6:24 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Goodmorning parents!
  Happy Thursday! Can you believe next week is already October?! The school year is flying by! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it for singing this past Sunday at church- I thought the kids sounded so wonderful! Tomorrow's Show and Tell is anything (We finished our Unit on Golly and the letter G, so the kids will have progress tests today and tomorrow, so it isn't for a specific letter, just no electronics please). 

  Next week we'll be working on the following:
** Christ Light ** Jacob Sees a beautiful dream
** Memory Treasure ** Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
** Math ** Unit 3: Numbers to 10
** Super Kids ** Alf and the letter A
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** Building Character: Obedience, Self-Control, and Respect
** PE ** None due to no school
** Technology ** with Mr. Lange
** Art ** None due to no school
** Music ** Tempo and Rhythms 
** Phonics ** "are, down, up, we" worksheets and practice
** Center Focus ** Numbers 10-12

  Calendar Items:
** Sign up for Dewberry Farm Field Trip! (and turn in child's payment)
** Friday, September 29th is your last chance to buy clothes from AW online store (https://stores.inksoft.com/abidingword/Products)
** An email will be coming from the school office to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences
** No school next week for Teacher's Conference in Dallas (October 5th & 6th)
** School pictures on October 12th
** K-8 students singing in church on October 22nd

  Bible verse of the week: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

  I hope you have a fantastic day! 

September 21, 2017

posted Sep 21, 2017, 6:43 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning and Happy Thursday (it's almost Friday!) parents,
   It's hard to believe that next week is the last week of September! This school year is already flying by. The kids and I have had a good week this week in the classroom :)  They've worked hard to earn a couple "happy balls" for green behavior and are getting closer and closer to earning a movie afternoon! Hopefully you were able to read Pawprints on Monday, but if you weren't- the kids will be tie dying their field trip shirts this morning. Please follow the directions coming home with the t-shirts tonight to get them washed and ready to wear! If you have any questions, let me know. 
   Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter G. Please help your child find something to bring and show the class. Sunday, September 24th is the first time the kids will be singing for church. Please have them in the gym by 10:15 in their white Abiding Word polo and khaki bottoms. They'll sing at the beginning of the service and then they're excused to leave (or you can stay for the rest of the service!). 
   Next week we'll be working on the following:
** Christ light ** The faith of Abraham's Servant & Jacob lies to his Father
** Memory Treasure ** Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
** Math ** Unit 2: Numbers to 5 & Unit 3: Numbers to 10
** Super Kids ** Golly and the letter G and Progress Testing
** Science ** Living and Nonliving things
** Social Studies ** Time for Kids (TFK): A Busy Day (School Days) 
** Music ** Cornerstone & Music moves me
** Technology ** with Mr. Lange
** PE ** with Mr. Lange
** Center focus **  Numbers 5-9 worksheets
** Phonics ** Sight word emphasis: he, she, and, you  in a short story

   Calendar Items:
** Sunday, September 24th: Singing in 10:30 service (arrive at 10:15 in school gym)
** Thursday & Friday, October 5-6: No School (teachers will be in Dallas for Teacher's Conference)
** Thursday, October 12th: School Pictures (form to come home soon)

Cougar Gear Available:
Please follow the link below to order some Cougar Gear!! 

   Bible verse of the week: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the word of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 

September 14, 2017

posted Sep 14, 2017, 6:59 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg

Good morning!
  I hope this email finds you happy, healthy, and ready for the weekend! We've had a great week this week and really enjoyed Grandparents Day yesterday. Please thank your family members for taking time out of their day to attend! I'll get pictures posted to my website soon. Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter O. 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** God Answers Abraham's prayer for Lot & God Makes Abraham's faith grow
** Memory Treasure ** Commit your ways to the LORD: trust in him and he will do this. Psalm 37:5
** Math ** Unit 2: Numbers to 5
** Super Kids ** Oswald and the letter O and Golly and the letter G
** Social Studies ** Building Character
** Science ** Using a Magnifying Glass with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Music ** Music in our Communities
** Art ** Handprints on our classroom tree
** Phonics ** Handwriting O and G pages
** Center Focus ** sight words: and, she, he, you (short story)
** PE ** with Mr. Lange
** Technology** with Mr. Lange
** Fruit of the Spirit Focus: LOVE

  Calendar Items:
** Sunday, September 24th: K-8 sings in 10:30 service (be in the gym by 10:15 in white Abiding Word polo and khaki bottoms
** Thursday & Friday, October 5th and 6th: No School (teachers conference in Dallas, TX)
** Thursday, October 12th: School Pictures

Cougar Gear Available:
Please follow the link below to order some Cougar Gear!! 

  Bible Verse of the week: I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25

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