February 22, 2018

posted Feb 22, 2018, 6:21 AM by Kari Fuerstenberg
Good morning parents!
  Happy Thursday! I hope this email finds everyone healthy, happy, and staying dry from all the rain! We've been cooped up inside this week, but the kids seem to enjoy recess in the gym. Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter R. Please help them find something to bring in and share with the class! 
  This week we've been collecting pennies and other coins for our "Hearts for Jesus Week". As a school, we are rallying together to collect money to support our mission project in Malawi, Africa. This is a time that allows our Abiding Word family to thank God for all of the blessings He has given us, and then to use our resources to reach out and share the good news of Jesus with souls all over the world. Students are encouraged to bring in pennies for their own team's jar, and other coins and dollars for other team's jars. Thank you for helping to support this project!
If you haven't, please fill out the permission form for your child to participate in Jump Rope for Heart (it's on the inside cover at the bottom. I highlighted the parts to fill out and return!)
Next Thursday (March 1st) is Kindergarten Roundup and Taste of 1st grade. Your kiddo will come to the Kindergarten classroom as normal on Thursday, but then I will take them up to Mrs. Patterson's classroom at 9 to get "a taste" of what 1st grade is like. They'll come back to me at lunch time :)
Next week we'll have a few guests in our classroom for the entire week. A few girls from Martin Luther College (our church synod's teacher training college) will be joining us to learn about teaching. I'm excited to have them here with us!

Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** God helps Gideon and Samson
** Memory Treasure ** Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner. Luke 18:13
** Math ** Unit 11: Bonds to 10
** Super Kids ** Progress Testing and the letter N
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Social Studies ** TFK: Weights and Measurements
** Technology ** with Mr. Lange
** PE ** with Mr. Lange
** Phonics ** Sight Word Packet #5
** Center Focus ** Reading through 4 Super Kid books & Letter cards with Miss Fuerstenberg
** Math extra ** Numbers 88-92
** Music ** Bucket Drumming
** Writer's Workshop ** Mrs. Wishy-Washy rewrite
** Art ** Rainbow Painting (rescheduled due to the Alamo reenactment tomorrow afternoon!)

  Important Calendar Items:
* Sunday, February 25th: K-8 Sings in 10:30 service
* Field Trip to the Houston Zoo on Friday, March 2nd.
* No School March 12-16th: Spring Break!

  Bible encouragement for the week: Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 

Thank you for sharing your child with me this school year and sending them to Abiding Word!!

  Have a great Thursday and enjoy your day!