February has been a busy month in first grade! First, we celebrated 100 days of school. The students wore 100 of some item on their clothing, had a special 100th day snack, counted to 100, and did several activity pages. It was a fun day! Next, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. In addition to a fun party, we were reminded of God’s amazing love for us. We have also been learning about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in celebration of Presidents’ Day. We even ate George Washington’s breakfast (hoe cakes, which are similar to pancakes). Lastly, we are wrapping up the month with learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Harriet Tubman in celebration of Black History Month. What a fun month it has been!
We have been having fun learning about tide pools in first grade! In addition to a parent coming in and doing hands-on activities with the students, we also went to Birch Aquarium and learned a lot in a class called “Tide Pool Treasures.” The students got to touch and hold a sea star, a sea urchin, a hermit crab, and a sea snail! They also got to tour Birch Aquarium and see all the other cool creatures. It was a fun day had by all!
Last week was Spiritual Emphasis week. As part of our daily Chapel times, several of Faith Community’s pastors, and our own Mrs. Carter, gave their testimonies about how they became followers of Christ. My fifth and sixth graders were encouraged and wanted to give their own testimonies. Many of the students shared their personal stories about coming to the realization that they needed a Savior, and how they asked Jesus to be the Lord of their lives. It’s wonderful to know that God has already begun a journey of faith in them that will continue for a lifetime!
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11
It’s hard to believe Christmas has come and gone and that it is now a new year. This week is Spiritual Emphasis Week or TV Fast. It has always been one of my most favorite activities of the school year, as it gives me (and you) a chance to reflect on God and all the good things He has done in my (your) life. It’s also a great time to focus on the more important things in life, such as God, family, and friends. I have really enjoyed hearing about all the things the students have been doing this week instead of watching tv or playing computer/video games. I hope this week has been as much a blessing to you and your child(ren) as it has been to me!
The second graders did a great job on their pumpkin book reports at the end of October. Each student chose a fiction story, read it, then decorated a pumpkin to look like the main character. I was very impressed by their work! Here are some examples:
Ms. Moiseve, 2nd Grade Teacher