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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Can you believe it's been a week that we've been back already?!  I can't!  This week flew by for me!  Unfortunately, my daughter is sick and I will be out tomorrow.  You have a sub, ladies and gentlemen, I expect your very best behavior!  Also, since I won't get to say it in person - Jesus loves you, and I do, too!

UPCOMING::

January 17/24 ::: Color Days!

January 17 ::: Mid-Term 2

January 20 ::: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

January 27 - 31 ::: National Lutheran Schools Week!

THIS WEEK :::
  • Learn-by-Heart ::  
The Lord’s Prayer 
Our Father who art in heaven, 
Hallowed be Thy name, 
Thy kingdom come, 
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread. 
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us 
What does this mean? 
We pray in this petition That our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, 
Or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of the things for which we pray, 
Nor have we deserved them, But we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, 
For we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. S
So we too will sincerely forgive 
And gladly do good to those who sin against us. 

Bible Verse 
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity And in sin my mother conceived me. (Psalm 51:5)
  • Religion: Judges 4-5
  • 2nd Grade Writing:  Dialogue & My Worst "OUCH" Story
  • 5th Grade Writing:  News Articles
  • 5th Grade Reading: Aretha Franklin
  • 6th Grade Writing:  Research Project
  • 6th Grade Reading:  When Marian Sang
  • Social Studies:  Chapter 4:  Other Nations Explore
  • Spelling 5th:  Unit 3 Week 5 ::   Test on Friday, January 17
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (1/17)
  • 6th:  6-3-5 ::  Test on Friday, January 17
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (1/17)
  • 7th/8th Grade Art:  Above and Below with Line

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2019

Happy New Year, all!  I'm thrilled to start 2020 with all of your faces to greet me each day.  I hope you know how much of a blessing you are to me and this world.  I kept telling friends and family over the break how GREAT my classes are and how much I enjoy spending time with all the kiddos.  I'm excited to see where this year will take us all!

UPCOMING::

January 10/17/24 ::: Color Days!

January 17 ::: Mid-Term 2

January 20 ::: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

January 27 - 31 ::: National Lutheran Schools Week!

THIS WEEK :::
  • Learn-by-Heart ::  To be updated January 6
  • Religion: The Fall of Jericho
  • 2nd Grade Writing:  Narrative Writing using Time Order Words
  • 5th Grade Writing:  Begin Expository Writing
  • 5th Grade Reading: The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
  • 6th Grade Writing:  Begin Research Project
  • 6th Grade Reading:  Hatchet
  • Social Studies:  Explorer Project
  • Spelling 5th:  Unit 3 Week 4 ::   Test on Friday, January 10
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (1/10)
  • 6th:  6-3-4 ::  Test on Friday, January 10
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (1/10)
  • 7th/8th Grade Art:  Transfer Paper Eye Drawings

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Happy last week of school before Christmas Break!

UPCOMING::

Friday, December 20 :::  Ice Skating!  We will leave at 11:45 and return by 2:00, ready to be picked up at our normal end-of-day time!

December 21-January 5 :::  Christmas Break!  Enjoy every moment of cheesy Christmas movies, hot cocoa, fireplaces, sledding days, frozen noses, and worship services filled with voices praising the birth of our Lord Jesus!

January 6 :::  Back to school!

THIS WEEK :::

  • Learn-by-Heart ::
  •  The Lord’s Prayer
    Our Father who art in heaven, 
    Hallowed be Thy name, 
    Thy kingdom come, 
    Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

    What does this mean? 
    The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, But we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.

    How is God’s will done? 
    God’s will is done When He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose Of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, Which do not want us to hallow God’s name Or let His kingdom come; And when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will.

    Bible Verse
    If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31b-32

  • Religion: The People at the Monument & Christmas Cards for shut ins
  • 2nd Grade Writing:  Pet Reindeer Writing & Christmas Word Work
  • 5th Grade Writing:  Christmas Writing Prompts and Activities
  • 5th & 6th Grade Reading:  Christmas Read Aloud
  • 6th Grade Writing:  Christmas Writing Prompts and Activities
  • Social Studies:  Chapter 3 :: Explorers
    • Vocabulary Test - Tuesday
    • Chapter Test - Thursday
  • Spelling 5th:  Unit 3 Week 3 ::   Test on Friday, December 20
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (12/20)
  • 6th:  6-3-3 ::  Test on Friday, December 20
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (12/20)
  • 7th/8th Grade Art:  Transfer Paper Eye Drawings

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!  May you all embrace the gifts that God has bestowed upon us and sing your praises in return!  At the top of my grateful list will include you, my students, and you, the families with whom I work alongside to raise God-loving, responsible, and caring disciples.  What a blessing this year has already been for me.  To God be the glory!

UPCOMING:::
School Color Days ::  December 6, December 12, December 16

Christmas Concert ::  Friday, December 13 @ 12:30 AND 7:00
          Details to come.

Band Christmas Concert  :: Tuesday, December 17 @ 1:15 PM

Middle School Ice Skating Party  ::  This takes place of a classroom Christmas party!

Christmas Break  ::  December 21 - January 5  - HOLY COW!  This will be here before we know it!

NEXT WEEK::

  • Learn-by-Heart ::
  • The Lord’s Prayer
    Our Father who art in heaven.

    What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father. . 

    Hallowed it be Thy name. 

    What does this mean? God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also

    How is God’s name kept holy? God’s name it kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God’s Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!

    Bible Verse
    Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. (1 John 3:2)

  • Religion:  Water at Meribah  ::  Balaam 
  • 2nd Grade Writing:  The Day the Crayons Quit Persuasive Letter Writing Share Party!  ::  Begin Pet Reindeer Writing
  • 5th Grade Writing:  Christmas Writing Prompts and Activities
  • 5th Grade Reading:  A Summer's Trade  ::  Author's Purpose & Compare/Contrast
  • 6th Grade Reading:  Egypt  ::  Graphic Sources &   Main Idea/Details
  • 6th Grade Writing:  Christmas Writing Prompts and Activities
  • Social Studies:  Chapter 3 :: Explorers
  • Spelling 5th:  Unit 3 Week 1 ::   Test on Friday, December 6
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (12/6)
  • 6th:  6-3-1 ::  Test on Friday, December 6
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (12/6)
  • 7th/8th Grade Art:  Aquarium Perspective Drawing &  ABCs of Lines

SHINE ON!
Mrs. Oldre

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday, November 24,2019

November 27-29:: NO SCHOOL :: Thanksgiving Break

NEXT WEEK::

  • Learn-by-Heart :: Repeat from last week!
The Third Article of The Apostles’ Creed 
I believe in the Holy Spirit, The holy Christian church, the communion of saints, The forgiveness of sins, The resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 
What does this mean? 
1. I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength Believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; But the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, Enlightened me with His gifts, Sanctified and kept me in the true faith. 
2. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies The whole Christian church on earth, And keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. 
3. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. 
4. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, And give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. 

Bible Verse 
You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. (Ephesians 2:1)

  • Religion:  The Tent Church
  • 2nd Grade Writing:  The Day the Crayons Quit Persuasive Letter Writing Share Party!
  • 5th Grade Writing:  Opinion Writing
    • Final Draft due 11/26
  • 5th Grade Reading:  Number the Stars discussion 
    • We will be watching a 19 minute video from HBO.  It's called The Number on My Grandfather's Arm.  It's a great ending to the Number the Stars unit we just completed.  It's a very lovely tribute to a survivor's life, yet is quite appropriate for 5th graders.  I encourage you to watch it!  
  • 6th Grade Reading:  Watch Where the Red Fern Grows
  • 6th Grade Writing:  Share Party!
  • Social Studies:  Chapter 3 :: Explorers
  • Spelling 5th:  Unit 3 Week 1 ::   Test on Friday, December 6
    • Spelling Contract due Wednesday (12/6)
  • 6th:  6-3-1 ::  Test on Friday, December 6
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (12/6)
  • 7th/8th Grade Art:  Aquarium Perspective Drawing

SHINE ON!
Mrs. Oldre

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019

November 22::  End of Term I

November 27-29:: NO SCHOOL :: Thanksgiving Break

NEXT WEEK::

  • Learn-by-Heart
The Third Article of The Apostles’ Creed 
I believe in the Holy Spirit, The holy Christian church, the communion of saints, The forgiveness of sins, The resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 
What does this mean? 
1. I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength Believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; But the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, Enlightened me with His gifts, Sanctified and kept me in the true faith. 
2. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies The whole Christian church on earth, And keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. 
3. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. 
4. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, And give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. 

Bible Verse 
You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. (Ephesians 2:1)

  • Religion:   Moses and Jethro :: The Tent Church
  • 2nd Grade Writing:  The Day the Crayons Quit Persuasive Letter Writing
  • 5th Grade English:  Parts of Speech Games and Review
  • 5th Grade Writing:  Opinion Writing
    • Final Draft due 11/22
  • 5th Grade Reading:  FINISH reading Number the Stars
    • Matchbook Chapter Summaries and reading assigned DAILY
  • 6th Grade English:  Parts of Speech Games and Review
  • 6th Grade Reading:  FINISH reading Where the Red Fern Grows
    • Matchbook Chapter Summaries and reading assigned DAILY
  • 6th Grade Writing:  Persuasive Essays
    • Final Draft due 11/22
  • Social Studies:  Explorers Simulation! and begin Chapter 3
  • Spelling 5th:  Unit 2 Week 5 ::   Test on Friday, November 22
    • Spelling Contract due Wednesday (11/22)
  • 6th:  6-2-5 ::  Test on Friday, November 22
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (11/22)
  • 7th/8th Grade Art:  Begin Aquarium Perspective Drawing

SHINE ON!
Mrs. Oldre

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Thank you for all of your prayers and patience this past week as my daughter healed from a dramatic sickness.  She is healed, Praise the Lord!  I look forward to finding ways to give thanks to God for all of you over the course of this beautiful upcoming holiday season.  May you continue to do the same with one another.

November 15:: Grandparents' Day & St. John Gala

November 22::  End of Term I

November 27-29:: NO SCHOOL :: Thanksgiving Break

NEXT WEEK::

  • Learn-by-Heart

The Third Article of The Apostles’ Creed
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PreK+
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy Christian church, the communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
1st gr+
What does this mean?
1. I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength Believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; But the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, Enlightened me with His gifts,
Sanctified and kept me in the true faith.
2. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies The whole Christian church on earth,
And keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.
Bible Verse
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3rd gr+
[Jesus says,] It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
(John 6:63)
  • Religion:   The Exodus :: Moses and Jethro
  • 2nd Grade Writing:  The Day the Crayons Quit Persuasive Letter Writing
  • 5th Grade English:  Parts of Speech :: Sentence Diagramming
  • 5th Grade Writing:  Opinion Writing
    • Rough Draft due 11/18
  • 5th Grade Reading:  Begin reading Number the Stars
    • Matchbook Chapter Summaries and reading assigned DAILY
  • 6th Grade English:  Parts of Speech :: Sentence Diagramming
  • 6th Grade Reading:  Begin reading Where the Red Fern Grows
    • Matchbook Chapter Summaries and reading assigned DAILY
  • 6th Grade Writing:  Persuasive Essays
    • Rough Draft due 11/18
  • Social Studies:  Explorers Simulation!
  • Spelling 5th:  Unit 2 Week 4 ::   Test on Thursday, November 14th
    • Spelling Contract due Wednesday (11/14)
  • 6th:  6-2-4 ::  Test on Thursday, November 14th
    • Spelling Contract due Friday (11/14)
  • 7th/8th Grade Art:  Finish Color Wheel Perspective

SHINE ON!
Mrs. Oldre