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  • 2020 Week 7 Newsletter

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    October 26th 2020:

                 Winter has shown up early! All student MUST have ALL FIVE things brought to school every day from now on. Even if the snow melts away. If you do not want the wet stuff in their backpack you can designate a snow bag for those items. Snow pants and gloves get wet, then get stinky very quickly during these times. The kids sweat in their clothes while sledding and playing outside. It is highly recommended you take the snow stuff home and wash it everyday. All snow items HAVE to be taken home and washed on Fridays at the minimum. 

    Sign ups for the "Out to Feast" day and the Parent Teacher Conferences are up on the wall along my classroom. Each sign up on the food list should be for 11 people so that if two to three people each bring enough food for 11 people then we have enough for the kids. I need at least THREE sign ups per food item in order to cover all the kiddoes AND the parents. That's right PARENTS you are invited to come have a mini Thanksgiving feast with your kiddo in our classroom the afternoon of the 18th!  All the food needs to be brought by that morning so that we can see how much we have and how many tables I'll need to set up with. Remember to label your dishes and serving utensils so that they make it back to you after the party. I will be doing some games before we eat so that you can take your child after the party if you so choose. I will still have some light fun things planned for those that will not be going home early that day.  We will be meeting for Parent Teacher Conferences at the end of this first term.

     If you have any questions feel free to email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com, text me, or message me using our CCA Facebook page.

    In addition, please check your students homework folder on Mondays, there should be the new spelling list, as well as some finished work for you to keep.

     

    Spelling List 7:

    1. be

    2. he

    3. me

    4. by

    5. my

    6. cry

    7. try

    8. go

    9. no

    10. so

    11. one

    12. two

     

    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 w/any homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Afternoon Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible(if they take it home)

    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. Be Aware we do not give out spoons or forks and we do not have a microwave available for students. Only the afternoon snack is provided in class, you are responsible for the morning snack for your child.

    Calendar Events:

    Election day November 3rd.

    "Out to feast" November 18th

    Parent Teacher Conferences November 19th , 20th

    Veterans day November 11th NO SCHOOL

    Thanksgiving break  November 19th

    through the 28th NO SCHOOL

     

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lists will be given at the beginning of each week. Students should take their homework pages home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them each night, and return the bottom section to school by the next day.  Three copies have 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 completed at lunch time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Any work still undone, will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following school day.

     

    All reading groups will be sent home with a school reader. Please have your child read the assigned pages from the log to you each night as best they can.This book is to be brought back to and from home and school every school day please.(do not mark in the book)

  • Attention Parents!

    Make sure to bring a real coat/jacket to school everyday. The weather has turned and it is often too cold for just t-shirts or sweatshirts outside! Thank you!

  • 2020 Week 6 Newsletter

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    October 19th 2020:

                       Welcome back from our first off week! I hope everyone got a chance to relax and recharge.We have just a bit over 4 weeks until our next break and that marks the end of our first term. We will be meeting for parent teacher conferences at the end of this first term as well.Just before Thanksgiving break we will be celebrating our "Out to feast with my kid" here in my classroom on Wednesday November 18. I will be putting sign up sheets for food and volunteers up when we get closer.

     If you have any questions feel free to email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com, text me, or message me using our CCA Facebook page.

    In addition, please check your students homework folder on Mondays, 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 50, and what one more and one less is. We are practicing before between and after numbers.We will be building basic addition and subtraction sentences. 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 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.We have started our basic blends of a consonant followed by a vowel and are marking the vowels with a smiley or a crown depending on whether the vowel says the long sound  or the short sound.

    Cursive:

    We have worked 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, h, 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.We have begun Capital letters as well starting with A.

    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: At the end of a short word when the consonants are doubled, we only say the sound once.

    Social Studies:

    Symbols of America, Abraham Lincoln.

     

    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 w/any homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Afternoon Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible(if they take it home)

    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. Be Aware we do not give out spoons or forks and we do not have a microwave available for students. Only the afternoon snack is provided in class, you are responsible for the morning snack for your child.

    Calendar Events:

    Off week October 12-16th (daycare Available)

    Election day November 3rd.

    Veterans day November 11th NO SCHOOL

    Thanksgiving break November 19th

    through the 28th NO SCHOOL

     

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lists will be given at the beginning of each week. Students should take their homework pages home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them each night, and return the bottom section to school by the next day.  Three copies have 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 completed at lunch time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Any work still undone, will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following school day.

     

    All reading groups will be sent home with a school reader. Please have your child read the assigned pages from the log to you each night as best they can.This book is to be brought back to and from home and school every school day please.(do not mark in the book)

  • 2020 Week 5 newsletter

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    October 5th 2020:

                       Our next field trip is this Thursday ALL money (9$) should be turned in by Wednesday morning.  Because of the nature of this trip please have your child come to school that day in closed toed shoes and a jacket/sweatshirt just in case. If you wish to volunteer for this trip, please contact Mrs. Young. Please remember to have your student complete and turn in all absent work in a timely manner as per my policy. At the end of the week I will enter grades for all the papers I have. If they are missing pages or they are incomplete I will enter the points earned so far and update the grades as work is completed and turned in. (in some cases work goes missing and I will make every effort to search the classroom while you search your homes)

     If you have any questions feel free to email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com, text me, or message me using our CCA Facebook page.

    In addition, please check your students homework folder on Mondays, 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. 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.We have started our basic blends of a consonant followed by a vowel and are marking the vowels with a smiley or a crown depending on whether the vowel says the long sounor the short sound.

    Cursive:

    We have worked 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, h, 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.We have begun Capital letters as well starting with A.

    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.

    Rule 5: At the end of a short word when the consonants are doubled, we only say the sound once.

    Social Studies:

    Symbols of America, Abraham Lincoln.

    Reminders:

    Picture day is Monday October 5th!

    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 w/any homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Afternoon Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible(if they take it home)

    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- Oct 5th

    Pumpkin Patch-October 8th @12:30am

    Off Week October 12th -16th (Daycare available)

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lists will be given at the beginning of each week. Students should take their homework pages home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them each night, and return the bottom section to school by the next day.  Three copies have 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 completed at lunch time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Any work still undone, will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following school day. All reading groups will be sent home with a school reader. Please have your child read 5 pages to you each night as best they can.This book is to be brought back and from home and school every school day please.

  • 2020 Week 4 newsletter

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    September 28th 2020:

                       This is the last week of September and the first week of October. We do not celebrate Halloween at our school so I will be asking our students to try not to talk about it at school this month. Our first field trip is this Friday, ALL money (7$) should be turned in for your child's admission! (if not, please do so ASAP) Because of the nature of this trip please have your child come to school that day in closed toed shoes. If you wish to volunteer for this trip, please contact Mrs. Young. 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 Sunday. If you have any questions feel free to email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com, text me, or message me using our CCA Facebook page.

    In addition, please check your students homework folder on Mondays, 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. 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.We have started our basic blends of a consonant followed by a vowel and are marking the vowels with a smiley or a crown depending on whether the vowel says the long sounor the short sound.

    Cursive:

    We have worked 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, h, 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.We have begun Capital letters as well starting with A.

    Spelling List 4:

    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.

    Rule 5: At the end of a short word when the consonants are doubled, we only say the sound once.

    Social Studies:

    Symbols of America, Abraham Lincoln.

    Reminders:

    Picture day is October 5th!

    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 w/any homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Afternoon Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible(if they take it home)

    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- Oct 5th

    Petting Zoo- October 2nd @12pm

    Pumpkin Patch-October 8th @12:30am

    Off Week October 12th -16th (Daycare available)

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lists will be given at the beginning of each week. Students should take their homework pages home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them each night, and return the bottom section to school by the next day.  Three copies have 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 completed at lunch time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Any work still undone, will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following school day. All reading groups will be sent home with a school reader. Please have your child read 5 pages to you each night as best they can.This book is to be brought back and from home and school every school day please.

  • PETTING ZOO FIELD TRIP

    CCA PARENTS:

    K-2nd Grade...

    For the petting zoo field trips, here are the details:

    Kids eat lunch 10:45-11:15am

    Bus leaves CCA 11:30am

    At petting zoo from 12-1:30pm

    Leave zoo 1:30pm

    Back at CCA 2:00pm

    COST IS $7 - PLEASE GIVE TO YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER BY FRIDAY 9/25/20

    Each person going (child or adult) needs to pay the $7 for admission 🙂

  • Attention Parents!

    The Petting Zoo field trip has been changed from 9am that day to 12pm that day. Again the Field trip is on October 2nd from 12PM till 2pm! The cost is 7$, due by Wednesday October 30th.

  • 2020 Week 3 newsletter

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    September 14th 2020:

                         Congratulations, we have made it through week 2! Our class is settling into the new routine and working so hard. I am proud of their effort and willingness to try new things. Inside recess has bee a little wild however we have made the best of it. I post pictures and video to our First grade page on Facebook. If you did not make it to Open House please send a friend request to Heather Ekhoff (the one with the ocean scene in the background) so that you can see those photos and videos. Remember, 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 Sunday. If you have any questions feel free to email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com, text me, or message me using our CCA Facebook page.

    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 in the beginning of the week. This trip will cost 9$, please have all money returned the day before the trip. If you wish to volunteer for this trip, please contact Mrs. Young.

    In addition please check your students homework folder on Mondays, 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. 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.We have started our basic blends of a consonant followed by a vowel and are marking the vowels with a smiley or a crown depending on whether the vowel says the long sounor the short sound.

    Cursive:

    We have worked 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, h, 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.We have begun Capital letters as well starting with A.

    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.

    Rule 5: At the end of a short word when the consonants are doubled, we only say the sound once.

    Social Studies:

    Christopher Columbus, the Native Americans, and the Pilgrims.

    Reminders:

    Picture day is October 5th!

    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 w/any homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Afternoon Snack

    4. Backpack

    5. Bible(if they take it home)

    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 Oct 5th

    Petting Zoo- October 2nd @12pm

    Pumpkin Patch-October 8th @12:30am

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lists will be given at the beginning of each week. Students should take their homework pages home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them each night, and return the bottom section to school by the next day.  Three copies have 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 completed at lunch time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Any work still undone, will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following school day. All reading groups will be sent home with a school reader. Please have your child read 5 pages to you each night as best they can.This book is to be brought back and from home and school every school day please.

  • Picture day change!

    Picture day is on October 5th NOT on September 22nd. Thankyou!

  • 2020 Week 2 newsletter

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    September 14th 2020:

                         It's week 2. How did week 1 go for all of you? We had a great first week in class! Remember, 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 Sunday. If you have any questions feel free to email me at heatherekhoff@gmail.com. Or message me using our CCA Facebook page. 

    MISSING REGISTRATION PAPERWORK- Mrs. Young will be in contact with families this week who are missing registration paperwork- these need to be turned in As Soon As Possible PLEASE- Thank You!

     

    Many of you will have questions about how our homework will be. I will require three spelling homework forms turned in, and 5 pages of reading to a parent/guardian or older sibling each night. I will go over more details at open house.Open house is this Tuesday at 5:30 pm, I look forward to seeing all of you there!

    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 the Monday before, 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 Mondays, 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. 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 2:

    1. coat

    2. goat

    3. boat

    4. bean

    5. read

    6. made

    7. game

    8. ride

    9. to

    10. the

    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 is October 5th!

    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 w/any 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 22nd

    Open house-September 15 @5:30-6:30

    Petting Zoo- October 2nd @9am

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lists will be given at the beginning of each week. Students should take their homework pages home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them each night, and return the bottom section to school by the next day.  Three copies have 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 completed at lunch time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Ant work still done, will be sent home to complete, these will be due the following morning. All reading groups will be sent home with a school reader. Please have your child read 5 pages to you each night as best they can.This book is to be brought back and fr from home and school every school day please.

  • 2020 Week 1 Newsletter

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    September 8th 2020:

                         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. Or message me using our CCA Facebook page. Thank you for sharing your children with me.

    Many of you will have questions about how our homework will be. I will require three spelling homework forms turned in, and 5 pages of reading to a parent/guardian or older sibling each night. I will go over more details at open house.

    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 1:

    1. man

    2. ran

    3. sun

    4. bus

    5. hot

    6. net

    7. sit

    8. cub

    9. a

    10. the

    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 folder w/any 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 22nd

    Open house-September 15 @5:30-6:30

    Petting Zoo- October 2nd @9am

    Homework:

    Spelling homework will be coming home Monday, tuesday and wednesday. Lists will be given at the beginning of each week. Students should take their homework pages home, say the word, then each letter (letter name and sound) as they write them each night, and return the bottom section to school by the next day.  Three copies have 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 groups will be sent home with a school reader. Please have your child read 5 pages to you each night as best they can.

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 36

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

     

    Aug 10th 2020:

     

         Welcome to week 36!

     This is the last week of the school year. I will need ALL readers ( school reading books lent to you) back. All grades have been added Jupiter Grades and printed to report cards. Your childs' state test results will be included in that packet. School is optional this week however we still have yearbook signing, and CCA olympics as well as getting the school cleaned and ready for next year.

     

    REMINDERS:

    Both morning snack and afternoon snack should be provided from home. There is NO microwave available for students food. Please add utensils when needed for your child's meal.

    It's very important that every child has a good water bottle as the temperatures rises. Good shoes or sandals with a heel strap at least is required.

     A great idea is to apply sunscreen before school so that they can enjoy outside time safely. I want all students to be able to go outside if they can.

     

    CALENDAR:

    Church at CCA every sunday at 8:40-10 am ( Childrens church provided for grades 4-12)

     

    August 11th -Yearbook signing at 9:30am

     

    August 12- CCA Olympics 9-11:30am

     

    August 13th -School clean up day

     

    August 14th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Family Financial checkout

     

    August 17th - Sept 4th Off weeks ( Daycare is Available)

     

    Our Facebook Site;

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

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

     

    Bring Every Day;

     

    Water Bottle

     

    Lunch/Morning AND Afternoon Snack(both)

     

    Backpack

    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. 

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 35

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

     

    Aug 3rd 2020:

     

         Welcome to week 35

     This is the last heavy Academic week of the school year. I will need ALL readers ( school reading books lent to you) back by Friday. All HOMEWORK and ABSENT WORK needs to be turned in by thursday night so that I can enter all grades Friday. This means whatever grade they have on Friday will be added to Jupiter Grades and printed to report cards.

     

    REMINDERS:

    Both morning snack and afternoon snack should be provided from home. There is NO microwave available for students food. Please add utensils when needed for your child's meal.

    It's very important that every child has a good water bottle as the temperatures rises. Good shoes or sandals with a heel strap at least is required.

    Phonics club is still postponed for the rest of the year, so it is very important to practice the special sounds at home with your child.

     A great idea is to apply sunscreen before school so that they can enjoy outside time safely. I want all students to be able to go outside if they can.

     

    CALENDAR:

    Church at CCA every sunday at 8:40-10 am ( Childrens church provided for grades 4-12)

    August 7th- Kindergarten graduation 9am at CCA

     

    August 11th -Yearbook signing at 9:30am

     

    August 12- CCA Olympics 9-11:30am

     

    August 13th -School clean up day

     

    August 14th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Family Financial checkout

     

    August 17th - Sept 4th Off weeks ( Daycare is Available)

     

    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 AND any/all completed absent work or homework, in the Folder.

     

    2. Water Bottle

     

    3. Lunch/Morning AND Afternoon Snack(both)

     

    4. Backpack

     

    5.Assigned 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. 

     

  • Attention parents!

    My Facebook Page is experiencing technical difficulties. What this means is I will be unable to see or respond to Messenger or facebook post or comments. If you need to reach me please call, text or email until further notice. (Mrs. Young is still able to see and respond to the Privet First grade Page.)

    Thank you for your understanding!

    Ms. E

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 33

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

     

    July 13th 2020:

     

         Welcome to week 33.

     The end of the school year is coming up fast! Because of the fun "musical chairs" we had to play to work around Covid-19, we will be adding a Review Class that will involve some extra workbook pages. We will be using this opportunity to really cement the great foundations of Math and English that we have been working on all year. We are also adding a short unit on Writing and poetry as well.

     

    REMINDERS:

    Both morning snack and afternoon snack should be provided from home. There is NO microwave available for students food. Please add utensils when needed for your child's meal.

    It's very important that every child has a good water bottle as the temperatures rises. Good shoes or sandals with a heel strap at least is required.

    Phonics club is still postponed for the rest of the year, so it is very important to practice the special sounds at home with your child.

     A great idea is to apply sunscreen before school so that they can enjoy outside time safely. I want all students to be able to go outside if they can.

     

    CALENDAR:

    Church at CCA every sunday at 8:40-10 am ( Childrens church provided for grades 4-12)

     

    Public Baptism, July 22nd 5pm

     

    Off week July 20th -24th (Daycare available)

     

    August 7th- Kindergarten graduation 9am at CCA

     

    August 11th -Yearbook signing at 9:30am

     

    August 12- CCA Olympics 9-11:30am

     

    August 13th -School clean up day

     

    August 14th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Family Financial checkout

     

    August 17th - Sept 4th Off weeks ( Daycare is Available)

     

    Please practice these skills with your student:

    In Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's, 3's and 25's, 50's. Place value, counting change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents?  Addition and subtraction families up to 13.  Continue working with clocks, and telling time.

     

    In Phonics/Language:

    Really use this time to solidify all the letters sounds. It is especially important to recognize, say and spell all special sounds. Homonyms and synonyms, syllables, prefixes, root words and suffix's.We need to work hard on building sentences that make sense.  Put words in alphabetical order.

     

    Cursive/Penmanship:

     Full sentences and writing with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. Work on reading,short paragraphs in cursive. Have your student write sentences on normal lined paper in print and cursive as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.

     

    Science:

    Health Safety And Manners

    Thank you for teaching your children this very important subject. You should be proud of your work during this online and homeschooling time.

     

    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 AND any/all completed absent work or homework, in the Folder.

     

    2. Water Bottle

     

    3. Lunch/Morning AND Afternoon Snack(both)

     

    4. Backpack

     

    5.Assigned 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. 

    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.

    Homework:

    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 that you initial the assignment sheet when they have completed their reading for the 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 choose a more entertaining or advanced book from the library for additional reading.

     

    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!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 32

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

     

    July 6th 2020:

     

         Welcome to week 32.

    This is first week of full time back to learning in July. The end of the school year is coming up fast! Because of the fun "musical chairs" we had to play to work around Covid-19, we will be adding a Review Class that will involve some extra workbook pages. This will be the last week with a spelling list, spelling homework, and spelling test as well as the last week with a science unit. We will be using this opportunity to really cement the great foundations of Math and English that we have been working on all year.

     

    REMINDERS:

    Both morning snack and afternoon snack should be provided from home.

    Many of our Kiddoes left their water bottles after testing, It's very important that every child has a good water bottle as the temperatures rises. Good shoes or sandals with a heel strap at least is required.

    Phonics club is still postponed until further notice.

     A great idea is to apply sunscreen before school so that they can enjoy outside time safely. I want all students to be able to go outside if they can.

     

    CALENDAR:

    Church at CCA every sunday at 8:40-10 am ( Childrens church provided for grades 4-12)

     

    Public Baptism, July 22nd 5pm

     

    Off week July 20th -24th (Daycare available)

     

    August 7th- Kindergarten graduation 9am at CCA

     

    August 11th -Yearbook signing at 9:30am

     

    August 12- CCA Olympics 9-11:30am

     

    August 13th -School clean up day

     

    August 14th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Family Financial checkout

     

    August 17th - Sept 4th Off weeks ( Daycare is Available)

     

    Please practice these skills with your student:

    In Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's, 3's and 25's, 50's. Place value, counting change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents?  Addition and subtraction families up to 13.  Continue working with clocks, and telling time.

     

    In Phonics/Language:

    Really use this time to solidify all the letters sounds. It is especially important to recognize, say and spell all special sounds. Homonyms and synonyms, syllables, prefixes, root words and suffix's.We need to work hard on building sentences that make sense.  Put words in alphabetical order.

     

    Cursive/Penmanship:

     Full sentences and writing with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. Work on reading,short paragraphs in cursive. Have your student write sentences on normal lined paper in print and cursive as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.

     

    Science:

    Health Safety And Manners

    Thank you for teaching your children this very important subject. You should be proud of your work during this online and homeschooling time.

     

    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 and any Homework

     

    2. Water Bottle

     

    3. Lunch/Morning AND Afternoon Snack(both)

     

    4. Backpack

     

    5. Reading Book

     

    6. Any/all completed absent work or homework, in the Folder.

     

    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. 

    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.

    Homework:

    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 that you initial the assignment sheet when they have completed their reading for the 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 choose a more entertaining or advanced book from the library for additional reading.

     

    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!

  • Attention!

    We will be finished with ALL of our Testing today (Wednesday). That means that tomorrows (Thursday) School day is optional. I will be hear doing some learning games and an art project for those that still need to be in school, However your child does not have to come to school thursday June 25th, Tomorrow. Have a great weekend, and don't forget the following week is an off week! I will see everyones smiling faces Monday July 6th!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 31

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

     

    June 22nd 2020:

     

         Welcome to week 31, State Testing!

    This is our second week of full time back to learning. I am so Happy to see all of our first graders in class at the same time once again. This week is our State Testing time. What this means for you is it is even more important that your child come to school on time, well rested, with a good healthy breakfast and extra love from you. Testing can be stressful and we want all our kiddos to be set up to do their best!

     

    REMINDERS:

    Both morning snack and afternoon snack should be provided from home.

    Bring your Bibles and folders back on Monday and any other supplies that may have still been left at home.

    Phonics club is still postponed until further notice.

     Bring a sweatshirt/ coat option for your child, as the weather cannot make make up its mind. I want all students to be able to go outside if they can.

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    I.T.B.S. Testing June 22-25: Kindergarten through 6th grade will be conducting ITBS (Iowa Test Of Basic Skills) Mon- Thurs June 22-25. Tests may include  - Vocabulary, Phonics, Reading, -Listening, Language   -Math concepts

    Kindergarten tests will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- NO KINDERGARTEN Thursday or Friday.

    1st through 6th will be Testing Monday through Thursday NO SCHOOL FRIDAY ONLY.

    HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

    -Pack healthy lunches and snacks ( limit sugar)

    -Give them Lots of Rest/Sleep

    Be on time- -Absences and tardies will lead to tests that cannot be made up

    -Be quiet in the hallway and office area

    _look for "Testing" signs and be respectful of testing classrooms.

    -test results will be available within a few weeks.

    Thank you for helping your children succeed during this time!

     

    CALENDAR:

    Church at CCA every sunday at 8:40-10 am ( Childrens church provided for grades 4-12)

     

    ITBS Testing June 22nd-25th

     

    Off week June 29th-July 3rd ( Daycare is available)

     

    Public Baptism, July 22nd 12pm

     

    Off week July 20th -24th (Daycare available)

     

    August 7th- Kindergarten graduation 9am at CCA

     

    August 11th -Yearbook signing at 9:30am

     

    August 12- CCA Olympics 9-11:30am

     

    August 13th -School clean up day

     

    August 14th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Family Financial checkout

     

    August 17th - Sept 4th Off weeks ( Daycare is Available)

     

    Please practice these skills with your student:

    In Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's, 3's and 25's, 50's. Place value, counting change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents?  Addition and subtraction families up to 13.  Continue working with clocks, and telling time.

     

    In Phonics/Language:

    Really use this time to solidify all the letters sounds. It is especially important to recognize, say and spell all special sounds. Homonyms and synonyms, syllables, prefixes, root words and suffix's.We need to work hard on building sentences that make sense.  Put words in alphabetical order.

     

    Cursive/Penmanship:

     Full sentences and writing with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. Work on reading,short paragraphs in cursive. Have your student write sentences on normal lined paper in print and cursive as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.

     

    Science:

    Health Safety And Manners

    Thank you for teaching your children this very important subject. You should be proud of your work during this online and homeschooling time.

     

    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 and any Homework

     

    2. Water Bottle

     

    3. Lunch/Morning and Afternoon Snack

     

    4. Backpack

     

    5. Reading Book

     

    6. Any/all completed absent work or homework

     

    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. 

    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.

    Homework:

    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 that you initial the assignment sheet when they have completed their reading for the 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 choose a more entertaining or advanced book from the library for additional reading.

     

    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!

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 30

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    June 15th 2020:

         Welcome back to week 30!

    This is our first week of full time back to normal learning. I am so Happy to see all of our first graders in class at the same time once again. I will be trying to get our classroom routines back to normal and focusing on our remaining curriculum for the year. I know many of you were able to see and experience, at least in part, the amazing things we are learning in class and these important foundational skills we have been building. some

    REMINDERS:

    Both morning snack and afternoon snack should be provided from home.

    Bring your Bibles and folders back on Monday and any other supplies that may have still been left at home.

    Phonics club is still postponed until further notice.

     Bring a sweatshirt/ coat option for your child, as the weather cannot make make up its mind. I want all students to be able to go outside if they can.

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    FAMILY DAY BONANZA - This Friday June 19th.

    Time 9am to 11am At CCA

    Every first grader needs to bring 2 dozen bagels and cream cheese.Activities include; Photo Booth,Fishing pond, sack race,doughnut walk, Spoon race, bean bag toss,Parachute fun, Flickin' Chicken,Music/presentations by students.

    Morning Brunch will be served after the festivities. Families are not required to attend. This is a fun event to spend quality time together; however we understand if you choose not to attend.

    I.T.B.S. Testing June 22-25: Kindergarten through 6th grade will be conducting ITBS (Iowa Test Of Basic Skills) Mon- Thurs June 22-25. Tests may include  - Vocabulary, Phonics, Reading, -Listening, Language   -Math concepts

    Kindergarten tests will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- NO KINDERGARTEN Thursday or Friday.

    1st through 6th will be Testing Monday through Thursday NO SCHOOL FRIDAY ONLY.

    HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

    -Pack healthy lunches and snacks ( limit sugar)

    -Give them Lots of Rest/Sleep

    Be on time- -Absences and tardies will lead to tests that cannot be made up

    -Be quiet in the hallway and office area

    _look for "Testing" signs and be respectful of testing classrooms.

    -test results will be available within a few weeks.

    Thank you for helping your children succeed during this time!

    CALENDAR:

    Church at CCA every sunday at 8:40-10 am ( Childrens church provided for grades 4-12)

    Family Day Bonanza June 19th

    ITBS Testing June 22nd-25th

    Off week June 29th-July 3rd ( Daycare is available)

    Public Baptism, July 22nd 12pm

    Off week July 20th -24th (Daycare available)

    August 7th- Kindergarten graduation 9am at CCA

    August 11th -Yearbook signing at 9:30am

    August 12- CCA Olympics 9-11:30am

    August 13th -School clean up day

    August 14th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Family Financial checkout

    August 17th - Sept 4th Off weeks ( Daycare is Available)

     

    Please practice these skills with your student:

    In Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's, 3's and 25's, 50's. Place value, counting change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents?  Addition and subtraction families up to 13.  Continue working with clocks, and telling time.

    In Phonics/Language:

    Really use this time to solidify all the letters sounds. It is especially important to recognize, say and spell all special sounds. Homonyms and synonyms, syllables, prefixes, root words and suffix's.We need to work hard on building sentences that make sense.  Put words in alphabetical order.

    Cursive/Penmanship:

     Full sentences and writing with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. Work on reading,short paragraphs in cursive. Have your student write sentences on normal lined paper in print and cursive as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.

    Spelling List 29 : (I will fill this in on monday) Please have your student practice their list Monday through Wednesday, the test will be on Thursday!

    1. 

    2. 

    3

    4. 

    5.  

    6. 

    7. 

    8. 

    9. 

    10. 

    11. 

    12. 

    13. 

    14. 

    15. 

    Science:

    Health Safety And Manners

    Thank you for teaching your children this very important subject. You should be proud of your work during this online and homeschooling time.

     

    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 and any Homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning and Afternoon Snack

    Afternoon snack(not provided through school snack yet)

    4. Backpack

    5. Reading Book

    6. 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. 

    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 that you initial the assignment sheet when they have completed their reading for the night. Plea

    se 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 choose a more entertaining or advanced book from the library for additional reading.

    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 30

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    June 15th 2020:

         Welcome back to week 30!

    This is our first week of full time back to normal learning. I am so Happy to see all of our first graders in class at the same time once again. I will be trying to get our classroom routines back to normal and focusing on our remaining curriculum for the year. I know many of you were able to see and experience, at least in part, the amazing things we are learning in class and these important foundational skills we have been building. some

    REMINDERS:

    Bring your Bibles and folders back on Monday and any other supplies that may have still been left at home.

    Phonics club is still postponed until further notice.

     Bring a sweatshirt/ coat option for your child, as the weather cannot make make up its mind. I want all students to be able to go outside if they can.

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    FAMILY DAY BONANZA - This Friday June 19th.

    Time 9am to 11am At CCA

    Every first grader needs to bring 2 dozen bagels and cream cheese.Activities include; Photo Booth,Fishing pond, sack race,doughnut walk, Spoon race, bean bag toss,Parachute fun, Flickin' Chicken,Music/presentations by students.

    Morning Brunch will be served after the festivities. Families are not required to attend. This is a fun event to spend quality time together; however we understand if you choose not to attend.

    I.T.B.S. Testing June 22-25: Kindergarten through 6th grade will be conducting ITBS (Iowa Test Of Basic Skills) Mon- Thurs June 22-25. Tests may include  - Vocabulary, Phonics, Reading, -Listening, Language   -Math concepts

    Kindergarten tests will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- NO KINDERGARTEN Thursday or Friday.

    1st through 6th will be Testing Monday through Thursday NO SCHOOL FRIDAY ONLY.

    HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

    -Pack healthy lunches and snacks ( limit sugar)

    -Give them Lots of Rest/Sleep

    Be on time- -Absences and tardies will lead to tests that cannot be made up

    -Be quiet in the hallway and office area

    _look for "Testing" signs and be respectful of testing classrooms.

    -test results will be available within a few weeks.

    Thank you for helping your children succeed during this time!

    CALENDAR:

    Church at CCA every sunday at 8:40-10 am ( Childrens church provided for grades 4-12)

    Family Day Bonanza June 19th

    ITBS Testing June 22nd-25th

    Off week June 29th-July 3rd ( Daycare is available)

    Public Baptism, July 22nd 12pm

    Off week July 20th -24th (Daycare available)

    August 7th- Kindergarten graduation 9am at CCA

    August 11th -Yearbook signing at 9:30am

    August 12- CCA Olympics 9-11:30am

    August 13th -School clean up day

    August 14th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- Family Financial checkout

    August 17th - Sept 4th Off weeks ( Daycare is Available)

     

    Please practice these skills with your student:

    In Math:

    We are working on counting up to 200, counting by 5's as well as 10's, 2's, 3's and 25's, 50's. Place value, counting change with nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters. How many cents?  Addition and subtraction families up to 13.  Continue working with clocks, and telling time.

    In Phonics/Language:

    Really use this time to solidify all the letters sounds. It is especially important to recognize, say and spell all special sounds. Homonyms and synonyms, syllables, prefixes, root words and suffix's.We need to work hard on building sentences that make sense.  Put words in alphabetical order.

    Cursive/Penmanship:

     Full sentences and writing with capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end. Work on reading,short paragraphs in cursive. Have your student write sentences on normal lined paper in print and cursive as well. This will improve their print penmanship as well as writing skills.

    Spelling List 29 : (I will fill this in on monday)

    1. 

    2. 

    3

    4. 

    5.  

    6. 

    7. 

    8. 

    9. 

    10. 

    11. 

    12. 

    13. 

    14. 

    15. 

    Science:

    Health Safety And Manners

    Thank you for teaching your children this very important subject. You should be proud of your work during this online and homeschooling time.

     

    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 and any Homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    Afternoon snack(optional)

    4. Backpack

    5. Reading Book

    6. 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. 

    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 that you initial the assignment sheet when they have completed their reading for the 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 choose a more entertaining or advanced book from the library for additional reading.

    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!

  • Off-Week (May 22-June 12)

    Hi parents! Our students are right on track with the school calendar and have not missed any learning days!! Well done!! As a result, we have a regularly-scheduled break May 22-June 12 as detailed on the school calendar. There will be no school (on-site or online learning) during that time but daycare services are available. Online learners will have no packets during the break and new packets will available Friday, June 12 for the week of June 15. Please see the school office if you do not currently utilize daycare services but would like to see daycare availability. Enjoy the three-week break!

    Ps- we are trying for June 19 to be our “Family Day” (Mother’s Day Brunch and Father’s Day BBQ combined)…stay tuned for more details!

  • Class Newsletters May 4-8, 2020

    CCA NEWSLETTERS – MAY 4-8, 2020

    Hello!  Because we are in this transition period going to school half-day, our normal newsletters will be changing.  Each teacher will be conducting lessons for 2.5 hours a day with your child.  There should be no need to do the Abeka Academy videos at home unless you are a family that is continuing the online learning for social distancing purposes.  For those returning to on-site learning, homework should only consist of items not completed at school such as reading, cursive, or assignments not finished in class.  Please email Mrs. Young if you have any questions.  God bless you! 

    CCA Elementary Staff

  • Online Learning Begins April 6

    Parents and caregivers - please refer to your online learning packets and private class pages on Facebook for this week's work activities and lessons.  God bless you!  Mrs. Young :) & Ms. E

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 23

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    March 16th 2020:

         Welcome to week 23.

    Many schools have closed this week, however CCA is still open. If you are keeping your child home for any reason please Email or text me and I will do my best to get any worksheets ready and available for you to pick up for your child. They will learn better in class as we do more than worksheets at school, however I understand your concerns as parents and will provide accommodations as requested. Phonics club is cancelled this week. Saint Patricks day is this Tuesday, students may wear green again on that day. Snack is getting low. We would appreciate any donations of snack for our first graders! We are gearing up for Easter, if you have any egg cartons, plastic Easter eggs or Easter candy you can donate to our Easter celebration, your students and I would be very grateful! Read to ride program is still going your child's reading pages from our books does count, if they are reading it to you, even though it is homework. This is your child's chance to get a ticket to SilverWood. This is from March 2nd through the 31st.

    Bring a real coat to school every day, until further notice. A sweatshirt option for warm days is encouraged, however not a sweatshirt alone without a coat.

    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 are starting double digit adding, by adding the ones places first and then the tens place. 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. We have begun putting words in alphabetical order as well as learning about homonyms. We have stared reading short paragraphs and answering questions about it as well as using a specific phrase in a sentence.

    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 22 :

    1. happy

    2. pretty

    3. penny

    4. puppy

    5.  lady

    6. baby

    7. tiny

    8. little

    9. puddle

    10. saddle

    11. bottle

    12. middle

    13. bible

    14. your

    15. there

    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:

    Plants and Seasons

    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 and any Homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    Afternoon snack(optional)

    4. Backpack

    5. Reading Book

    6. 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)

    March 13th St. Patrick's Day Parties

    March 17th St. Patrick's Day

    March 23rd - April 3rd. * SPRING BREAK *

    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 22
    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter
    March 9th 2020:
         Welcome to week 22.
    Our Saint Patricks day party is this Friday. I will post the sign up sheet for snacks and treats at the door of the classroom. Don't forget to wear green on the 17th!We are gearing up for Easter, if you have any egg cartons, plastic Easter eggs or Easter candy you can donate to our Easter celebration, your students and I would be very grateful!Read to ride program is still going your child's reading pages from our books does count, if they are reading it to you, even though it is homework. This is your child's chance to get a ticket to SilverWood. This is from March 2nd through the 31st.
    Bring a real coat to school every day, until further notice. A sweatshirt option for warm days is encouraged, however not a sweatshirt alone without a coat.
    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 are starting double digit adding, by adding the ones places first and then the tens place. 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. We have begun putting words in alphabetical order as well as learning about homonyms. We have stared reading short paragraphs and answering questions about it as well as using a specific phrase in a sentence.
    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 21 :
    1. wanting 
    2. walking
    3. thinking 
    4. thanking 
    5. parking 
    6. snowing 
    7. jumping
    8. washing 
    9. playing 
    10.looking 
    11.praying 
    12.calling 
    13.singing 
    14.because 
    15.mother 
    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:
    Plants and Seasons
    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 and any Homework
    2. Water Bottle
    3. Lunch/Morning Snack
    Afternoon snack(optional)
    4. Backpack
    5. Reading Book
    6. 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)
    March 17th St. Patrick's Day
    March 23rd - April 3rd. * SPRING BREAK *
    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!
  • STELLA THE STARFISH FEB 29, 2020

    Our children’s theatre play, “Stella the Starfish” will be February 29th from 10-10:30am at the Altar Church.  Rehearsals are during DRAMA CAMP, Feb 24-28 from 8:30-11:30am.  STELLA

  • 1st Grade Newsletter - Week 21

    CCA 1st Grade Newsletter

    March 2nd 2020:

                       Welcome to week 21.

    Dr. Suess day is this Friday. I will post the sign up sheet for green eggs and ham at the door of the classroom, students may dress up as their favorite character or wear red and white.

    Read to ride program starts today. I will be sending home the reading logs on monday. This is your child's chance to get a ticket to silver wood. This is from March 2nd through the 31st.

     

    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.

    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 are starting double digit adding, by adding the ones places first and then the tens place. 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. We have begun putting words in alphabetical order as well as learning about homonyms. We have stared reading short paragraphs and answering questions about it as well as using a specific phrase in a sentence.

    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 20 :

    1.  alone

    2. awake

    3.  asleep

    4.  around

    5.  apart

    6.  alike

    7.  ago

    8.  arose

    9.  along

    10. aside

    11. afraid

    12. amount

    13. away

    14. again

    15. says

    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 and any Homework

    2. Water Bottle

    3. Lunch/Morning Snack

    Afternoon snack(optional)

    4. Backpack

    5. Reading Book

    6. 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)

    February 24 -28 Off Week *DRAMA-THEATER CAMP*

    9:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    March  6th Dr. Seuss Day

    March 13th St. Patrick's Day Parties

    March 17th St. Patrick's Day

    March 23rd - April 3rd. * SPRING BREAK *

    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 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.  wash

    2.  wasp

    3.  watch

    4.  want

    5.  water

    6.  swamp

    7.  swan

    8.  car

    9.  star

    10. park

    11. garden

    12. farmer

    13. marble

    14. I'm

    15. where

    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