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  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 20

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    February 18th 2020:

                       Welcome to week 20. The packets for end of term envelopes, the empty signed envelopes need to be returned this week, I am still missing 4. Please bring a real winter coat to school every day, even if it's not snowing until further notice, just a sweatshirt is not warm enough. Please take all clothing home on friday and wash them. We have only a four day school week this week followed by an off week.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have begun working with numbers that fall between a spread of 5-10 numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's, 3's and 25's, 50. Place value up to 200 is the goal this month as well as counting up and down all the way through. I have started having the kids label them from 0 to 20, this week we will label 20-50, and we will be using them for practice for the next several months. I would like each student to lay them out in order at least once a week at home as well until they are confident with the entire sequence. We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents? We have started adding with three numbers. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 13. We will continue working with clocks, and telling time. We will also being using a ruler to measure inches, yards, centimeters, and feet. We have begun liquid measurements such as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as , ear, tch, ew, mb, ild, ind, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.We have begun building words using a root word and adding the suffix -ing, -s, -es, -est, -ly, -end, and -ed. We have started with synonyms and building sentences.

    Cursive/Penmanship:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We are increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We have started reading, and copying short paragraphs in cursive. Now we will be writing our own sentences in language as well as cursive.

    We have begun writing sentences on normal lined paper in print as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.

    Spelling List 19 :

    1.  

    2.  

    3.  

    4.  

    5.  

    6.  

    7.  

    8.  

    9.  

    10. 

    11. 

    12. 

    13. 

    14. 

    15. 

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Rule 8: When a double consonant is present, only say one sound.

    Rule 9: at the end of a short word, and a short vowel sound, double the consonant before adding - ing.

    Rule 10:  When adding _ed or _ing to a short vowel sound three letter word, double the consonant.

    Rule 11: drop the silent "e" when adding -ed or -ing.

    Science:

    Insects and plants

    Science lab with Mrs. Kodak on wednesdays.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. Any/all absent work 

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Phonics Club Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 am to 8:30 am

    ( by invitation only) wednesday only this week.

    No School, Presidents day, February 17th 

    Off week , February 24-28th

    Homework:

    Absent work is expected to be completed at home or at lunch on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Please complete and turn back in by the end of the week (Friday), or following Monday.  All absent work must be turned in by the end of the week.

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning Monday, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), It is typically 5 pages. Please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages, and write me a note on the assignment sheet.

    Please take your child to the library to learn to choose and enjoy the many kinds of books out there. After the mechanics of reading is learned it is vitally important that your children learn to enjoy reading as well!

    If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 19

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    February 10th 2020:

                       Welcome to week 19 the first week in the third term. Our class has made valentines boxes, you do not need to bring in shoe boxes or other boxes. Please bring in 20 valentines labeled and ready to go by friday morning at the latest. Please bring enough for the whole class. I will be working on assembling the packets for end of term envelopes, the empty signed envelopes will need to be returned no later than friday of this week. Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day, even if it's not snowing until further notice. Please take all clothing home on friday and wash them. All sleds go home on fridays as well. It is easier to label all valentines " to my friend" than to individual students. We have 20 students now, as we had Ava join us and Portland is back.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have begun working with numbers that fall between a spread of 5-10 numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's and 25's. Place value up to 200 is the goal this month as well as counting up and down all the way through. Please have your child bring in one packet of index cards this week. I will be having the kids label them from 0 to 200 and we will be using them for practice for the next several months. I would like each student to lay them out in order at least once a week at home as well until they are confident with the entire sequence. We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents? We have started adding with three numbers. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 13. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.We will also being using a ruler to measure inches, yards, centimeters, and feet. We have begun liquid measurements such as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as , ear, tch, ew, mb, ild, ind, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.We have begun building words using a root word and adding the suffix -ing, -s, -es, -est, -ly, -end, and -ed.

    Cursive/Penmanship:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We are increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We have started reading, and copying short paragraphs in cursive. Now we will be writing our own sentences in language as well as cursive.

    We have begun writing sentences on normal lined paper in print as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.

    Spelling Review List 18 :

    1.  boat

    2.  like

    3.  pray

    4.  try

    5.  cloud

    6.  clown

    7.  snow

    8.  serve

    9.  first

    10. girl

    11. book

    12. moon

    13. horse

    14. mother

    15. because

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Rule 8: When a double consonant is present, only say one sound.

    Rule 9: at the end of a short word, and a short vowel sound, double the consonant before adding - ing.

    Rule 10:  When adding _ed or _ing to a short vowel sound three letter word, double the consonant.

    Science:

    Insects and plants

    Science lab with Mrs. Kodak on wednesdays.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Phonics Club Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 am to 8:30 am

    ( by invitation only)

    Parent teacher packets ( returned by friday)

    Valentines day, February 14th

    No School, Presidents day, February 17th (no Phonics Club that Tuesday)

    Off week , February 24-28th

    Homework:

    Absent work is expected to be completed at home or at lunch on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Please complete and turn back in by the end of the week (Friday), or following Monday.  All absent work must be turned in by the end of the week.

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning Monday, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), It is typically 5 pages. Please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 18

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    February 3rd 2020:

                       Welcome to week 19 the last week in the second term. Our class has made valentines boxes, you dp not need to bring in shoe boxes or other boxes. I will be working on assembling the packets for end of term envelopes. Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day, even if it's not snowing until Mrs. Young lets us know we can go to recess without them. Please take all clothing home on friday and wash them. All sledds go home on fridays as well.It is easier to label all valentines " to my friend" than to individual students. We have 20 students now, as we had Ava join us and Portland is coming back.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have begun working with numbers that fall between a spread of 5-10 numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's and 25's. Place value up to 200 is the goal this month as well as counting up and down all the way through. Please have your child bring in one packet of index cards this week. I will be having the kids label them from 0 to 200 and we will be using them for practice for the next several months.I would like each student to lay them out in order at least once a week at home as well. We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents? We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 13. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.We will also being using a ruler to measure inches, yards, centimeters, and feet.we have begun liquid measurements such as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as ank, ink, unk, ang, ing, ong, ung, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.We have begun building words using a root word and adding the suffix -ing, s,  and -ed.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We are increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We have started reading, and copying short paragraphs in cursive. Now we will be writing our own sentences in language as well as cursive.

    Spelling List 17 :

    1. pink

    2. drink

    3. think

    4. honk

    5. sung

    6.sang 

    7. king

    8. string

    9. thing

    10. trunk

    11. thank

    12. bank

    13. strong

    14. where

    15. I'm

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Rule 8: When a double consonant is present, only say one sound.

    Rule 9: at the end of a short word, and a short vowel sound, double the consonant before adding - ing.

    Science:

    Plants and Animals

    Science lab with Mrs. Kodak on wednesdays.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Parent teacher conferences ( please sign up)

    Valentines day, February 14th

    No School, Presidents day, February 17th 

    Off week , February 24-28th

    Homework:

    Absent work is expected to be completed at home or at lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Please complete and turn back in by the end of the week(Friday), or following Monday.  All absent work must be turned in by this thursday to get credit for second term.

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning Monday, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 17

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    January 20th 2020:

                       Welcome to the new year!Snow has finally arrived!  Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day, even if it's not snowing. Please take all clothing home on friday and wash them. All sledds go home on fridays as well.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's and 2's. Place value up to 200 is the goal this month.  We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, and pennies and quarters. How many cents? We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 13. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.We will also being using a ruler to measure inches, yards, and feet.we have begun liquid measurements such as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as ear, ed, wa, wh, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.We have begun building words using a root word and adding the suffix -ing, and -ed.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We are increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We have started reading, and writing short paragraphs in cursive.

     

    Spelling List 16 : spelling has introduced compound words and review lists.

    1. a

    2. the

    3. come 

    4. I

    5. you

    6. of

    7. one

    8. two

    9. what

    10. was

    11. said

    12. have

    13. give

    14. do

    15. to

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Rule 8: When a double consonant is present, only say one sound.

    Rule 9: at the end of a short word, and a short vowel sound, double the consonant before adding - ing.

    Science:

    Plants and Animals

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Off week , January 20-24

    Homework:

    Absent work is expected to be completed at home or at lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Please complete and turn back in by the end of the week(Friday), or following Monday.

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning Monday, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages assigned, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 16

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    January 13th 2020:

                       Welcome to the new year!Snow has finally arrived!  Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day, even if it's not snowing. 

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 150, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's. Place value up to 150 is the goal this month.  We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, and pennies. How many cents? We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 13. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.We will also being using a ruler to measure inches, yards, and feet.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, -ing, kn,gn, alk, all, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.We have begun building words using a root word and adding the suffix -ing, and -ed.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We are increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We have started reading, and writing short paragraphs in cursive.

    Spelling List 15 : 

    1. all

    2. call

    3. fall 

    4. ball

    5. tall

    6. small

    7. walk

    8. talk

    9. chalk

    10. baseball

    11. rainfall

    12. sidewalk

    13. cornstalk

    14. your

    15. from

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Rule 8: When a double consonant is present, only say one sound.

    Science:

    Plants and Animals

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Off week January 20-24

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning Monday, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages assigned, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 15

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    January 6th 2020:

                       Welcome to the new year!   I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day, even if it's not snowing. 

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 150, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's. Place value up to 150 is the goal this month.  We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, and pennies. How many cents? We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 13. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.We will also being using a ruler to measure inches, yards, and feet.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, -ing, kn,gn, alk, all, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.

    We have begun building words using a root word and adding the suffix -ing, and -ed.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We are increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We have started reading, and writing short paragraphs in cursive.

    Spelling List 14 : 

    1.sight

    2. might

    3. right

    4. light

    5.bright

    6. delight

    7. bite

    8. kite

    9. white

    10. quite

    11. write

    12. invite

    13. polite

    14. give

    15. are

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Science:

    forces and small machines

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Christmas break begins December 22nd and ends January 3rd.

    Daycare closed December 23-24th and January 1st.

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages assigned, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 14

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    December 6th 2019:

                       Welcome to week 14.   It is getting colder and colder every day and it has already snowed. Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day, even if it's not snowing. The Christmas party is tomorrow please bring any cookies or juice by 1pm. Students may wear pajamas to school tomorrow!

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 150, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's. Place value up to 150 is the goal this month.  We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, and pennies. How many cents? We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 8. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.We will also being using a ruler to measure inches.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, -ing, kn,gn, alk, all, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.We are introducing finger spaces between words and fitting our letters onto the line correctly. We will be increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We will start reading, and writing short paragraphs in cursive.

    Spelling List 12 : 

    1.chin

    2. check

    3. chick

    4. much

    5.ouch

    6. born

    7. fork

    8. horn

    9.horse

    10. word

    11. work

    12. worm

    13. world

    14. says

    15. was

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Science:

    My body: my fingerprints, my hair, eyes, nose....

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Christmas party in class on Friday afternoon.

    Christmas break begins December 22nd and ends January 3rd.

    Daycare closed December 23-24th and January 1st.

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages assigned, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 13

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    December 6th 2019:

                       Welcome to week 13.   It is getting colder and colder every day and it has already snowed. Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day, even if it's not snowing. The Christmas program is coming up fast, please have your child practice Hark the Harold Angels Sing. They should know all the words, verses 1 and 3, (not verse 2) and all the motions.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 150, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's. Place value up to 150 is the goal this month.  We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, and pennies. How many cents? We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 8. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.We will also being using a ruler to measure inches.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, -ing, kn,gn, alk, all, and many others. We have been working on compound words as well as syllables.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.We are introducing finger spaces between words and fitting our letters onto the line correctly. We will be increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We will start reading short paragraphs in cursive.

    Spelling List 11 : 

    1. book

    2. look

    3. good

    4. foot

    5. wood

    6. shook

    7. boot

    8. food

    9. loose

    10. moon

    11. room

    12. roof

    13. tooth

    14. have

    15. said

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Science:

    My body: my fingerprints, my hair, eyes, nose....

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Christmas program at the Altar Church, 901 E Best Ave, 10:00 am to 10:30 am (please bring your child at or before 10:15, so we can get our wings on and get ready). Please dress nicely for our program.

    Christmas break begins December 22nd and ends January 3rd.

    Daycare closed December 23-24th and January 1st.

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night (except Saturday and Sunday), please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages assigned, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • Letter to Parents.

    Dear Parents,

     

    Our class has been working on making better choices. As many of you know we have a clip chart for behavior. It has the top section which is green. This section is “ready to learn”. Then the yellow section below that labeled, “think about it”. Then the orange section saying, “make better choices”. And lastly the red section which is contact parents. This past few months we have been trying to earn a pajama party as a class reward. In order to earn the party our class had to stay above the orange, (in yellow or green) for 10 days. This has been very challenging for some of our students. I am pleased to announce that as of this Friday they have made it 10 good days! What this means is that on monday we'll have a pajama party. The kids are allowed to wear PJs to school, however keep in mind they need to be school appropriate, full coverage, and whole. Tops and bottoms please (t-shirt for a top or sweats for pants are fine). They are allowed to bring one stuffed animal to school with them on monday. It must not be bigger than their head (approximately). Be aware, as with anything that you bring to school, your student will be responsible for keeping their stuffy safe and clean and getting it back home. I will of course do my best to facilitate that. 

    In january I would like to start flashlight fridays. This is a style of reading where the kids read to themselves instead of in a group. We all find a comfortable spot away from each other and read with half the lights off. We use our flash lights to shine a light on our books so we don't hurt our eyes. In order to make this possible I am asking for some flashlights and batteries to be donated to the cause. We have 19 students in our class, which means 19 flash lights and enough batteries to keep them going for a while. This method of reading encourages them to read for fun, and transitions them from reading to others to reading to themselves. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

     

    Thank you for your encouragement and support!

    Ms. Ekhoff

     

  • Snack needed

    Snack needed for CCA daycare :) Thank you in advance for helping

  • Off-Week (Nov 25-29)

    NO SCHOOL Nov 25-29 (Off-Week)

    SCHOOL AND DAYCARE CLOSED Nov 28-29 for Thanksgiving...

    God bless and enjoy a week of giving thanks!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 12

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    December 2nd 2019:

                       Welcome to week 12.   Our Thanksgiving Feast Day was a big success! Thank you so much for all your help and delicious food.The kids had a great time playing games and sharing a meal.

     It is getting colder and colder every day and it has already snowed. Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 150, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's. Place value up to 150 is the goal this month.  We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, and pennies. How many cents? We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 8. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.We will also being using a ruler to measure inches.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as,oi, oy, alk, all, and many others.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.We are introducing finger spaces between words and fitting our letters onto the line correctly. We will be increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We will start reading short paragraphs in cursive.

    Spelling List 11 : 

    1. oil

    2. Boil

    3. spoil

    4. join

    5. moist

    6. noise

    7. point

    8. boy

    9. joy

    10. toy

    11. proud

    12. blow

    13. skirt

    14. said

    15. what

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Social Studies:

    Finishing exploring our world. Countries to visit. We will be beginning Science.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Christmas program at the Alter Church, 901 E Best Ave, 10:00 am to 10:30 am (please bring your child at or before 9:50, so we can get our wings on and get ready). Please dress nicely for our program.

    Christmas break begins December 22nd and ends January 3rd.

    Daycare closed December 23-24th and January 1st.

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week. Please make sure their name is on it.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night, please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages assigned, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 11

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    November 16th 2019:

                       Welcome to week 11.  Because last week was only two days, we will be using spelling list 10 for this week. The test for list 10 and homework due for that list is on Thursday the 21st. Our Thanksgiving Feast Day is fast approaching! Please sign up to bring something from the sign up outside the classroom. Please bring this item(s) by 9 am feast day. It is getting colder and colder every day and it has already snowed. Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 150, and the after number or the before number. Even and Odd numbers. We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's. Place value up to 150 is the goal this month.  We are learning to count change with nickels, dimes, and pennies. How many cents? We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 8. We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, ow, ou, er, ir, ar and many others.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.We are introducing finger spaces between words and fitting our letters onto the line correctly. We will be increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We will start reading short paragraphs in cursive.

    Spelling List : 

    1. her

    2. serve

    3. purse

    4. burn

    5. curl

    6. turn

    7. dirt

    8. first

    9. girl

    10. sir

    11. stir

    12. shirt

    13. third

    14. said

    15. have

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Social Studies:

    Finishing exploring our world. Countries to visit. We will be beginning Science.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    7. All five cold weather clothing items.

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Feast day NOVEMBER 22nd Come have lunch with us!

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night, please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages assigned, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 10

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    November 12th 2019:

                       Welcome to week 10. This week begins second term. No school Monday the 11th in honor of our veterans. Parent teacher conferences are this week! Sign-ups for Parent Teacher Conferences are on the wall out side the classroom. Please pick a time that works for you, the name of the student and the best number to reach you. Because this week in only two days, we will be using spelling list 10 for this two days and all of next week. The test for list 10 and home work due for that list is on thursday the 21st. Our Thanksgiving Feast Day is fast approaching! Please sign up to bring something from the sign up outside the classroom. Please bring this item(s) by 9 am feast day. It is getting colder and colder every day and it has already snowed. Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snow pants) to school every day. Water bottles were sent home on Friday, please wash them and bring them back to school on Tuesday.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 100, and the after number or the before number. Which number is before or after? We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's. Place value up to 150 is the goal this month. So recognizing and seeing how many groups of tens, for the tens place and how many ones left over in the ones place is very important. We will be counting by 5's and tens. We are learning to count change with nickles, dimes, and pennies. How many cents?We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 8.We will begin working with clocks, and telling time.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, ow, ou, er, ir, ar and many others.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.We are introducing finger spaces between words and fitting our letters onto the line correctly. We will be increasing the full sentences we will write with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end.

    Spelling List : 

    1. her

    2. serve

    3. purse

    4. burn

    5. curl

    6. turn

    7. dirt

    8. first

    9. girl

    10. sir

    11. stir

    12. shirt

    13. third

    14. said

    15. have

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel is short use CK, when long use KE.

    Social Studies:

    Exploring our world. Countries to visit. We will be beginning science.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks,coolaid, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Fall Fundraiser Kick off

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night, please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages assigned, and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • Feast day!

    Feast Day is fast approaching! There is a sign up sheet by the conference sheet. Please let me know what you will be bringing. Please bring the Items November 22nd by 9am.

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 9

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    November 4th 2019:

                       Welcome to week 9. Parent teacher conferences are next week!Sign-ups for Parent Teacher Conferences are on the wall out side the classroom. Please pick a time that works for you, the name of the student and the best number to reach you.It is getting colder and colder every day and it has already snowed. Please bring all 5 things ( hat, gloves, boots, coat, snowpants) to school every day.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 100, and the after number or the before number. Which number is before or after? We have started counting by 5's as well as 10's. Place value up to 100 is the goal this month. So recognizing and seeing how many groups of tens, for the tens place and how many ones left over in the ones place is very important. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 8.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, sh- as in ship, and th as in thin, as well as th as in that. We are introducing -ing, -ed, thr, squ and many others.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.We are introducing finger spaces between words and fitting our letters onto the line correctly.

    Spelling List : 

    1. round

    2. shout

    3. cloud

    4. south

    5. cow

    6. now

    7. down

    8. brown

    9. clown

    10. crown

    11. town

    12. slow

    13. snow

    14. what

    15. was

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Rule 7: when the vowel os short use CK, when long use KE.

    Social Studies:

    Exploring our world. Countries to visit.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Fall Fundraiser Kick off

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work or cursive not completed will be completed at lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. If still not complete it will be sent home, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night, please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 8

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    October 28th 2019:

                       Welcome to week 8. Sign-ups for Parent Teacher Conferences are on the wall out side the classroom. Please pick a time that works for you, the name of the student and the best number to reach you.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 100, and the after number or the before number. Which number is greater or lesser? We have started counting by 10's as well as what number is between. Place value up to 50 is the goal this month. So recognizing and seeing how many groups of tens, for the tens place and how many ones left over in the ones place is very important. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 7.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, sh- as in ship, and th as in thin, as well as th as in that. We are introducing cr as in crab, sc as in scat, and sk as in skate.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.We are introducing finger spaces between words and fitting our letters onto the line correctly.

    Spelling List : 

    1. shy

    2. she

    3. shade

    4. sheep

    5. brush

    6. fresh

    7. this 

    8. that 

    9. then

    10. with

    11. of

    12. do

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Social Studies:

    Washington D.C., My America Grows, My america Speaks.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Fall Fundraiser Kick off

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work not completed will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night, please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits, when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • Parent Volunteers

    If you are interested in volunteering in your child's classroom, please email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com. I could use a little help grading the stacks of worksheets our students do every week. They have two pages of math, and one page each of phonics and language. They do two pages of spelling worksheets as well as the test. They have one speed drill in math and a test as well as a phonics test each week. Plus two pages of cursive a day. That adds up to 32 pages per student. With 19 students that mean I have 608 pages to grade every week. Every two weeks we do a cursive test as well.

  • Cold Weather Reminder!

    It is getting colder and more wet, please have your child bring a real jacket or coat to school. A heavy sweatshirt does not count. 

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 7

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    October 21st 2019:

                       Welcome to week 7. Our field trip to the pumpkin farm was amazing.  The kids had so much fun feeding the animals and getting to pick out their own pumpkin.

    Sign-ups for Parent Teacher Conferences are on the wall out side the classroom. Please pick a time that works for you, the name of the student and the best number to reach you.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 100, and the after number or the before number. Which number is greater or lesser? We have started counting by 10's as well as what number is between. Place value up to 50 is the goal this month. So recognizing and seeing how many groups of tens, for the tens place and how many ones left over in the ones place is very important. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 7.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, sh- as in ship, and th as in thin, as well as th as in that. We are introducing cr as in crab, sc as in scat, and sk as in skate.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.We are introducing finger spaces between words and fitting our letters onto the line correctly.

    Spelling List : 

    1. be

    2. he

    3. me

    4. by

    5. my

    6. cry

    7.  try

    8.  go

    9. no

    10. so

    11. one

    12. two

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Rule 6. A vowel at the end of a two letter word says its name.

    Social Studies:

    Washington D.C., My America Grows, My america Speaks.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Fall Fundraiser Kick off

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work not completed will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night, please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please only do the assigned pages and write me a note on the assignment sheet. If you would like more reading for your child, studies have shown great benefits, when you read to your child. Our local Library has a great selection of books to choose from, for free!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 6

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    October 14th 2019:

                       

                   Welcome to week 6. Our field trip to the pumpkin farm is Thursday afternoon.  Please send the $8 for the field trip by Wednesday.  We will be leaving at 12:30 and returning at 2:30pm.

    Sign-ups for Parent Teacher Conferences are on the wall out side the classroom. Please pick a time that works for you, the name of the student and the best number to reach you.

    There will be no reading homework for your child on Thursday night, because of the field trip. Please read a story to your child that night instead.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 100, as well as place values up to 30, and what one more and one less is. Which number is greater or lesser?We have started counting by 10's as well as what number is between. Place value up to 50 is the goal this month. So recognizing and seeing how many groups of tens, for the tens place and how many ones left over in the ones place is very important. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 10.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, -ay as in pray, tr- as in train, -ck as in duck, sh- as in ship, and th as in thin, as well as th as in that. And th as in thick.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.

    Spelling List 6: 

    1. cuff

    2. puff

    3. stuff

    4. sniff

    5. cross

    6. bless

    7. will

    8.  well

    9.  bell

    10. doll

    11. you

    12. of

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Rule 5. L, f, and s often walk together at the end of a short-vowel word.

    Social Studies:

    Pilgrims, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver.

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Pumpkin Field Trip October 17 12-2:30pm

    Fall Fundraiser Kick off

    Preschool pictures are on Wednesday.

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work not completed will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night, please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please write me a note on the assignment sheet.

     

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 5

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    September 30th 2019:

                       

                   Welcome to week 5. I know that first grade has been challenging for many students and parents. When I send home some of the work your children are doing, you can see a significant improvement in such a short time. I am so proud of all of them. We had a fantastic time at the petting zoo. Our school was the best the zoo had ever had.The kids got to pet many different animals and were very excited. We have finished our first month!

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 100, as well as place values up to 30, and what one more and one less is. Which number is greater or lesser? We are introducing the +,- sign and the = sign is. We will be building basic addition and subtraction sentences. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 5.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We have moved on to reading words, and recognizing special sounds such as, -ay as in pray, tr- as in train, -ck as in duck, sh- as in ship, and th as in thin, as well as th as in that.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. We have begun to write full sentences and learning the uppercase version of our letters.

    Spelling List 5: 

    1. day

    2. play

    3. pray

    4. gray

    5. stay

    6. spray

    7. clay

    8.  way

    9.  stray

    10. hay

    11. to

    12. you

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Social Studies:

    Christopher Columbus, Native Americans

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework in folder

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    6. Reading Book

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Off week October 7-11

    Pumpkin Field Trip October 17 12-2:30pm

    Fall Fundraiser Kick off

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home.

    Any seat work not completed will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following morning.

    Reading homework will be assigned every night, please make sure your child brings his/her book back the next school day. If your child is struggling too much please write a note for me on the assignment page. If your child is not challenged by their assignment please write me a note on the assignment sheet.

    *because of the petting zoo we did not have reading homework this weekend.

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 4

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    September 23th 2019:

                       

                         Welcome to week 4. I know that first grade has been challenging for many students and parents. When I send home some of the work your children are doing, you can see a significant improvement in such a short time. I am so proud of all of them.The newsletter is the primary means of communication for 1st grade. In this letter I will post important dates and reminders as well as home work. Please check the Newsletter every Monday. If you have any questions feel free to email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com. We had a even better second week. Thank you for sharing your children with me.

    Week 3's spelling test was not as assisted as last weeks, despite that, they all showed marked improvement on their corrected tests.

    We have our first field trip coming up this week. We get to go to a petting zoo! Because of the nature of this trip please have your child come to school that day in closed toed shoes. I have sent home the papers and many of you have sent in the form and the fee. please send in the form and fee by Wednesday of this week. In addition please check your students homework folder on Fridays, there should be the new spelling list, as well as some finished work for you to keep.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 100, as well as place values up to 20, and what one more and one less is. Which number is greater? We are introducing the +,- sign and the = sign is. We will be building basic addition and subtraction sentences. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 5.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are Continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We use several consonants and blend our vowel sound and consonant sounds together. We have been working on the first sound,(beginning, Starting) and matching the sound to the letter.

    Cursive:

    We will continue to write and practice all the letters. Will will be building simple words and sentences as well.

    Spelling List 4: Sent home on Friday.

    1. back

    2. bake

    3.  lick

    4. like

    5. snack

    6. snake

    7. brick

    8.  clock

    9.  shake

    10. broke

    11. come

    12. to

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Social Studies:

    Christopher Columbus, Native Americans

    Reminders:

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Petting Zoo- September 27th 9:00-11:00 am

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday or Friday. Lists will be given at the beginning, or previous Friday, of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home. Any seat work not completed will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following morning.

  • Reading Circles are Starting!

     Dear Parents,

     This week(Monday) we will begin our Reading Circles! I'm very excited to start using our phonics skills and for your children to start to learn to read! Our curriculum has specific books that our students will be reading based on the group that they are reading at, low, medium, high. These groups reflect where your child is starting out.These readers are books that will be sent home every night for you and your child to read together. This is your child’s opportunity to read to you. Most of you have noticed the “Reading Circles” sheet in your child's homework folder. On that sheet there is a column for the assignment. Your child will fill that out in class. I will write those assignments on the board. Then they will read that section or pages to you. Please initial that they have done so in the parents box. I will check the paper in their homework folder and  initial my part also. You, their parent, and me, their teacher, have to initial that they have read their section in order to get credit for it. I will put a sticker on our homework chart for each week they complete all the reading and we will draw another treasure from the treasure box..The readers (books) need to come back to school everyday because we will be reading some pages in our groups in class time. This will give me an opportunity to hear them read and keep track of their progress.

    Thank you for all of your hard work, time, and effort, helping your children succeed!

    Ms. Ekhoff

     

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 2

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    September 13th 2019:

                       

                         Welcome to First Grade! My name is Ms. Ekhoff and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year. We are going to learn so many things and of course have fun. The newsletter is the primary means of communication for 1st grade. In this letter I will post important dates and reminders as well as home work. Please check the Newsletter every Monday. If you have any questions feel free to email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com. We had a even better second week. Thank you for sharing your children with me.

    Week 2's spelling test was not as assisted as last weeks, you will see the differences that made on their corrected tests.

    We have our first field trip coming up this month. We get to go to a petting zoo! Because of the nature of this trip please have your child come to school that day in closed toed shoes. I will send out the field trip forms on Monday, this trip will cost 8$. If you wish to volunteer for this trip, please contact Mrs. Young. In addition please check your students homework folder on Monday, there should be the new spelling list, as well as some finished work for you to keep.

    Math:

    We are working on counting up to 100, as well as place values up to 20, and what one more and one less is. Which number is greater? We are introducing the +,- sign and the = sign is. We will be building basic addition and subtraction sentences. We will be building the addition and subtraction families up to 5.

    Phonics/Language:

    In Phonics we are Continuing to practice all the letters sounds. We use several consonants and blend our vowel sound and consonant sounds together. We have been working on the first sound,(beginning, Starting) and matching the sound to the letter.

    Cursive:

    We have worked on, or will work on; E,I, U,O,A, our vowels. The numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. And these consonants;T,L,S,B,C, and M, We will begin to write the vowel blends, such as ca, ce...with each of these letters as well as form our first words with them such as cat.

    Spelling List 3:

    1. cone

    2. kite

    3. cute

    4. came

    5. kick

    6. keep

    7. cake

    8. cat

    9. come

    10. I

    Rule 1: When a vowel is in the middle of a three letter word, with a consonant in both sides, it says the short sound.

    Rule 2: When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

    Rule 3: Silent E makes the vowel say his name.

    Rule 4: K comes before i and e; C before the other three -a,o,u.

    Social Studies:

    Where are we? City=Post Falls, State=Idaho, Country=United States of America, Continent= North America. North, South, East, West. Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean.50 states, 4 oceans, 7 continents.

    Hawaii, Alaska and the Territories.

    Reminders:

    Picture day has changed to September 19th!

    Our Facebook Site;

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-Post-Falls-ID

    www.facebook.com/CornerStone-Christian-Academy-1st-Grade-Page

    Bring Every Day;

    1. Homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Afternoon Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible

    Food Policy: Please DO NOT send the following foods to school with our child; Hot chocolate, Gatorade or any colored drinks, soda, Pizza or Cinnamon Roll Lunchables. 

    Calendar Events:

    Picture Day- September 19th

    Petting Zoo- September 27th 9:00-11:00 am

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday. Lists will be given at the beginning of each week. Students should take their homework page home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them, at least once every night, and return the bottom section to school by Thursday of that week.  One copy has to be brought back by Friday morning at the latest. The top section can be kept to review at home. Any seat work not completed will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following morning.

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