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We've had another busy week in JK5! I hope your child has come home full of excitement about the new things they are learning. They are so excited when they are here!
In Bible, we learned about Moses and Pharoah. We know that Moses obeyed God and talked to Pharoah even though it was hard. God wants us to obey Him too! We also know that God protected His people when bad things happened to Pharoah's people. We know God loves and protects us!
In Phonics, we finished our first unit! The children have grown so much in their ability to recognize upper and lower case letters. They are writing their letters more successfully too! They loved writing the letter Z/z and were quick to learn the letter Q/q. We will continue to practice writing our letters throughout the year, but after the break we will move on to focus on letter sounds!
In math, we had our first week of lessons about more/less/equal. I was so impressed with the students' enthusiasm and ability to expand their understanding of numbers. See if you can ask your child to name a number or count a set and then tell what one more would be.
Finally, we had an AWESOME time learning about apples this week! We made an apple-tastic book that is coming home today. Be sure to look at it with your child! THANK YOU so very much for all your donations for our apple day. You made it a huge success! Look for pictures of our apple adventures on Seesaw and be sure to ask your child about it. We had a terrific day!
I hope you enjoy Fall Break. You and your sweet children will be in my prayers for a safe, fun break! I will miss the kiddos!
Here is a preview of what we will be learning next week:
Bible | Moses and the Ten Commandments
Math | Number concepts: more/greater than
Phonics | Letter sounds: letters C and O
SS/ Science | The Farm!
If you love me, you will keep my commandments. John 14:15
(This will be assessed on Friday, October 8th.)
We will begin learning sight words in January!
Fall Break is the week of 9.27-10.1! Enjoy the week off!
Grandparents' Day is Friday, 10-8. On Friday, October 8, we look forward to welcoming our grandparents and grandfriends onto campus for a morning of celebration! If you are new to NCCS, Grandparents / Grandfriends Day is one of our most beloved annual traditions.
Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. We will start with coffee and a continental breakfast in the gym, followed by our special program, which will begin at 8:30. While we are excited to welcome our precious grandparents on campus, we will also be providing a livestream link for those who prefer to watch from home. We will share the link shortly.
Following the program, grandparents/ grandfriends are invited to check their Lower School grandchild(ren) out to spend the day together! Go have lunch, play outside or maybe even take a nap in preparation to return for Fall Festival! Please note that we will not have instructional lessons after the program that day due to the number of students who typically leave with their families.
For our students who are remaining with us on campus, please pack a lunch and snack (unless they pre-purchased the meal plan).
Register HERE to attend!
Learning Expedition to the Farm! To celebrate completing our farm unit, we will go to Pettit Creek Farms on Wednesday, October 13th! We will see farm animals, go through a corn maze, enjoy a hay ride and so much more. The best part is that you are invited! Click the link HERE for details and the permission form. All parents who wish to attend must complete this form by October 5th.