Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekly News 8-26-11

The Week in Review
· Helping our Kindergarten friends find the alphabet in nature.

Learning to get organized and how to travel from place to place
has been a major part of our week. Students are learning how to
think first of others (pushing in chairs, waiting turns in the hall)

· Students chose half a dozen “study buddy” partners
 for S.S. activities. We are looking at different learning styles
and how partners can learn from each other. First unit:
 Mapping Skills


       What’s Law? What’s Gospel? Can you identify the    
        Mrs. Carol Martin from Moms in Touch came to talk to us      
        about prayer in preparation for us to lead school prayers.
Help Needed
*Library volunteer(s) on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 a.m.  
*Prayer partners for Moms In Touch.  (can be from home)

Please let me know if you are interested in either of these opportunities.

Partners in the Word

I am very excited to be starting a new school year. One of the first Bible verses your child has memorized is Duet. 6:6-7.

"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
I am your partner in teaching your child - not only Math and Literature, but also God's Word and his plan for our lives. You are an important teacher and role model to your child. I encourage you to worship weekly with your child and take time to discuss God's Word together. Students are being offered extra credit for completing a simple worship outline of your weekend worship. I hope this helps spark good conversations in your family. Worship is a key way for the whole family to grow in faith as well as reinforce the Scripture we study at Zion. I pray that the Holy Spirit may continue to work through us to help your child build a firm foundation on Christ!
Please note: This is the last weekend for the summer worship schedule at Zion.  Beginning in September, services return to Sat. 5:00 p.m.
                                                     Sunday 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Weekly News 8-19-11

Welcome to 6th Grade

School supplies are purchased, alarm clocks are set, the temperature is in the 90s, it must be time for Back-to-School! I am so excited to have your children as my students this year. Our school theme gives a wonderful focus for our year:

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:18a

We are forgiven children of God! The blood of Christ pays for our sins. This year in our theme we will explore how God calls us to grow in our faith and our relationship with him.  I pray this school year gives you a renewed opportunity to grow in your faith: as a parent, as a student, and as a family.

I am eager to partner with you in both educating and nurturing your child this year. I encourage families to talk about lessons we learn, especially memory verses and Religion lessons. I look forward to seeing you in worship at Zion or hearing about your worship experiences at your home church as our class grows together in our faith walk. Together - student, family, and school – we can build each other in the Body of Chirst! Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions or insights throughout the year.

What's New?

One of our big goals in 6th grade is for students to become more independent in their learning. This news blog will update you on current happenings, but in 6th grade I no longer publish spelling lessons, memory assignments, or tests in the parent letter. These are things your child will be tracking in their assignment book. If an individual student needs more organizational help, I will work one-on-one with that student. I plan to publish this blog weekly.

PTL Back to School Night - NOTE NEW TIME!!!

Mark your calendar: The PTL Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. Further information about the unique aspects of 6th grade will be shared with parents at that time. I look forward to seeing you!  Sessions times are new this year (and different than my previous email).

6:30-6:55  New families in church
                 1st classroom session w/ teachers for returning families

7:00-7:25  2nd classroom session w/ teachers (repeat of session 1)

7:30-7:55  3rd classroom session w/ teachers (repeat of session 1)