1st Checkpoint (Thanksgiving)

Memory Verse: 

Students wrote the verse in their own words, made personal connections to it, and or asked questions about it in their Memory Verse Reflection Books on Friday. The heading “God who sees me” (El Roi) pairs well with our morning devotional series on stories that tell the names of God. Inspiration for the selection of this verse came from the story of Hagar, and from my own life – which I had the pleasure of sharing with the children at the beginning of this week.

We will be practicing this verse, adding actions to it, and unpacking it over the next two weeks. Then students will have a chance to show their understanding of it again, as well as to verbally show how much of it they have been able to hide in their hearts next Friday, Oct 18th.


Psalm 139:15,17 (MSG, ERV)

You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.


Some students were sent home with another child’s yearbook on Thursday. Students were asked to check if their name is on the yearbook, and to return it if it belongs to someone else.

Computers: Typing Pal

Students began excitedly learning to type last week. They are allowed to practice at home using their school accounts.


This week will be our first week doing our spelling routine, not as a class but, in smaller groups. Spelling sentences will be due next Thursday the 17th, since we have an extended long weekend coming up this week. Students will have a copy of this week’s words sent home with them to practice for their test, which will happen on the 18th. One copy will stay at school, for us to continue practicing with throughout the week.


Our first SWYK this year is on Graphing and Probability. A study guide was sent home on Thursday. It is a review of what we talked about in class and should give an idea of what students are expected to know at this time and does not need to be returned to school. On Monday morning, we will be having a second review session. And on Tuesday, students will find out what they know and what they don’t know yet – both of which are fantastic to know.

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