August 14, 2019
Dear First Grade Families,
I hope and pray you are having a great summer!
God's beauty and bounty are all around us.
I look forward to hearing the children share their stories of summer.
As you already know, on Thursday, August 22nd,
we will host an open house for first grade. We will meet in the
chapel at 6 pm with introductions and some updates.
Then, I will see you back in the classroom for a brief welcome presentation
(with important information & handouts) and some fellowship. 😊
Do let your child know that the toy corner will not be open that evening.
I will be explaining toy time when we are in school.
The classroom is coming together!
On Thursday, students might enjoy looking for their name in different locations.
They should try out their desk and chair.
On August 22nd, (before you leave) I recommend
you take your child for a walk from the back door
to their locker to help them to feel comfortable when school starts.
For the first day of school, you may come in with your child,
take a photo, and get them situated.
Feel free to drop off their supplies on the 22nd if you'd like.
Putting your child's name on everything helps a lot.
I am excited about the school year with this delightful group of students,
and awesome parents! I will see you on the 22nd!
God bless your weekend and the rest of the summer!
*Don't forget a stuffy toy for the back to school bear theme.
In His Service,
May 9, 2019
Hello First Grade Families,
We have a field trip tomorrow to Hooper Institute.
Drop off car seats in the morning.
Thank you chaperones from these families - Francis, Parker, and Ruczko.
We will see you tomorrow morning at 8:55 am.
Let's load up the kiddos by 9:00 am.
We are headed to Prospect Hill Rd. in Walpole, NH.
We will need your help at the various tool centers.
Cereal Commercials: Wow! I would buy the
wonderful cereal products that the students
invented and advertised. They all used their
enthusiastic, selling voice, and offered some
Great job everyone on the fourth quarter project!
Science: Parents ask your students what is digestion?
Today we talked about God's design for digesting food.
The students did an experiment with munching food into mush.
They used a baggie, water, and a set of model teeth.
Have a blessed evening, AnnMarie
April 30, 2019
Good Afternoon, First Grade Families.
Please read these few updates:
First Grade wrote letters to Mayor Kendall Lane and invited the Mayor to our school.
He has accepted the invitation.
He will be here on May 13th to meet the first graders.
We are very, very excited!
The first graders wrote a class book called Down By The Bay.
They sang the story song to Gr. K students.
Wow, it is almost May! The blossoms and green buds are lovely.
There will be a sub in first grade tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1st.
Mrs. Francis will be with the children. I am sure they will show their best , helpful effort for her.
Thank you Mrs. Francis! I will be at the Lebanon hospital to support my son and his family.
Thank you for your prayers and support at this time.
I can feel God's peace and hope for the situation to bring God glory.
Notes: Car seats on Friday for the Langdon Place field trip.
Students should wear something a little dessy for their program.
The Hooper field trip form went home yesterday. It is due on May 6th with $5.00 cash.
Cereal Commercial boxes are due on Monday, May 6th. No other share that week.
The Scholastic book orders are due on May 13th. This is the final order for the year.
I should be back on Thursday.
Happy May Day!
In God's service,
Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM
Working with Maps
Today students worked with maps. They heard a story about map symbols.
They worked in teams. Each team made a map of TCS.
It was amazing to watch them problem solve the space and collaborate with ideas.
They decided on a word bank needed for labeling their maps.
Great job first graders!
*Xerox books go home most days for home reading. Add to your monthly reading log.
* Cereal Box commercials are due on May 6th. No regular share that week.
* Langdon place permission slips are due on April 29th . I will contact chaperones.
April 12, 2019
Dear Families, Have a restful weekend.
Our math lesson on Thursday was about using a calculator.
The students used the addition and subtraction function.
Notes: Thank you for the Lenten Cookie donations.
An hour of parent volunteer time was submitted for your
family for each dozen.
The Lutheran Church congregation says , "Thank you very much!"
April 18th - Noon Dismissal
April 19th - No School
Have a blessed Easter! Our Lord has won the victory for us!
February 14, 2019
Greetings Beloved Parents & Guardians of Trinity's 1st Graders,
The students enjoyed their party. ❤
Grade 1 Notes:
Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow, Feb. 15th.
Tropical Day tomorrow - kids wear bright (sunny clothing). 🌴🏖
Reading: Students should be reading to an adult for 20 minutes - 5 times per week.
Have students re-tell some of the story as well. Keep reading fun and positive. 😊
Let me know if you need more reading materials.
Mid-term notes: I will send home a mid-term note for each child tomorrow.
The Robot projects are due on Monday the 18th. No regular share.
Happy Valentine's Day!
In Christ, AnnMarie Riendeau, 1st Grade Teacher
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Yay the field trip is tomorrow!
Here are some reminders for our trip.
We leave at 8:45 sharp.
Drop off car seats in the morning.
Gr. 1 will eat a snack in the classroom before we leave.
Do pack a disposable bag lunch and beverage.
If chaperones are willing- the group that you drive is the
group you stay with (no more than 3 students) at the museum,
and guide to the stations. The teachers will circulate and give
student support and breaks to adults .
We will all head to the lunch break room around 11:40.
Pray with your group and enjoy your lunch break and fellowship.
*There will be no math homework during spirit week.
*We' re invited and encouraged to attend this
Sunday's worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church
January 27th. It starts at 10:30.
Children sit with their parents.
They will be called forward to sing 3 songs.
I look forward to seeing you there. 😊
We will see you tomorrow.
God bless your evening!
AnnMarie Riendeau, 1st Grade Teacher
January 18, 2019
Have a nice long weekend. We will see the kids on Wednesday.
Today, we sent an informational note home about the Friday,
January 25, 2019 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Montshire Museum,
Vermont, Life and Earth Science field trip; we need drivers.
It will help you to prepare your child for a successful participation.
Be safe in the snow!
AnnMarie Riendeau, 1st Grade Teacher
January 17, 2019, Trinity Christian School -
1st Grade Project
Third quarter (home) project:
It is time to begin the recycle robot projects.
Save some boxes, bins, bottles, and
cans to construct a fun robot.
It does not need batteries or welding.
It can be kid-powered, and put together with wires or duct tape.
It is due on February 18th.
There will be no regular share on that week as kids will be showing their robots.
In class, students will write a story about their robot and make an illustration.
The educational emphasis of this project is ...
science-simple machines and technology, social- presenting / inventing,
and environment- recycling and reusing.
There is a notice on your child's folder with more information.
Enjoy the sunshine. 🌞
Ann Marie Riendeau
Monday, January 14, 2019
Today the report cards went home. Do sign the original and keep the copy.
Return the original in the yellow envelope by this Friday. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful evening.
In His service,
* Silent Auction: We have a month before the Silent Auction.
Our basket theme is baby and nursery.
I look forward to contributing to a "baby basket" with you.
Send in items whenever you'd like.
December 11, 2018
Good Evening First Grade Families,
Here is a fun geography project:
Introducing Flat Stanley: We will be reading the chapter
book about a character named Flat Stanley.
Flat stanley is able to be folded and sent in an envelope
because he is flat.
Friday of this week your child will bring home a notice
about Flat Stanley's opportunity to travel in the mail to
a family friend or relative in another state in the USA.
Fill out the form with an address in another state.
Your first grader will write a letter with Stanley enclosed.
The recipients will be able to show Stanley sight seeing
in another State, He will be sent back to us with
information about another place. We will mark our
USA map and learn about other states.
We can also give my school e-mail address if recipients
want to send their messages and photos on-line.
Thank you for your participation.
We will begin the project in the new year.
*Tomorrow is the last day to contribute Advent cookies for the Lutheran church. Thank you!
*Tomorrow the first graders will present a program during chapel at 10:45.
*Thursday, December 19th is the 1st - 8th grades Christmas program.
Arrive in the classroom by 6:15 with comfortable clothes,
having had dinner and potty breaks.
Remind kiddos to keep their hands at their sides or clasped
in front of them.
* Next week - no regular share- we will do the weather
reports that students have finished in class.
Blessings on your evening.
AnnMarie Riendeau ⛄🎄❄
November 2, 2018
The first graders read their Run Turkey stories to the 5th graders.
They will also be reading them to the kindergarten
class later today. Nice job first graders!
Gr. 1 Parents:
Do return yellow envelopes for future correspondence.
Do return the Gr. 1 book bags with the 2 books for an exchange.
Use these books for your monthly reading log.
Thank you to our parents who have served and sacrificed for our country.
Have a nice weekend.
I will look forward to seeing the students on Tuesday.
Hello Families, Where did October go? The weather feels like November!
Outdoor clothing: Thank you for sending in an outdoor layer for students.
First quarter grades go home tomorrow (Wednesday).
Keep the copy. I have the original for you to sign at the conference.
Return the yellow envelope for future correspondence.
The November Reading Log and Bible Verse went home today.
Please return the Oct. reading logs and Bible verse work.
I look forward to bragging about our fabulous first graders soon!
I'll see you at the conferences.
God bless your evening.
Thursday, September 20, 2018, First Grade Notes
The first graders got a super report from their art teacher Mrs. Burdett.
Today they worked on their self portraits. We are always
impressed by the likeness of student self portraits.
Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow.
Mid term comments went home today in the form of a
Whale of a Good Job compliment.
Cider Press Orchard permission slips are due on October 1st.
I have received many responses already. The outing costs $5, cash,
due Oct. 1st. Four families have offered to chaperone the cherubs. Thank you!
That will be plenty of seats. Do let me know if you have a change
of plans by Oct. 1st.
Otherwise, we'll be glad to have you. A few more families will be
responding soon as well.
Wardrobe update: The kids look nice and comfortable in their school uniforms.
Solid color socks M - Th
Solid sweater or sweat shirt for inside M - Th
No Library on Friday, September 28th ( Colonial Day)
Blessings! Mrs. Riendeau 🌻
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, First Grade Notes
Hello, what fabulous weather we are having! The children are enjoying their outdoor play time.
Today, the first graders have math homework. It says due on Thursday, but you can pass it in on Friday if needed.
Photo day is next week on Tuesday. I'll do a final check for turned collars and milk moustaches. 😊
Maybe I'll see you at the Parent Assembly in the cafeteria this evening which begins at 5:30 pm.
Blessings, Mrs. Riendeau
Monday, September 17, 2018, First Grade Notes:
First Quarter Project: Today a notice went home to inform families of a first quarter project. It is an enjoyable opportunity for your child to
share some pictures, and tell about your family. The project begins during the week of October 15th. Check out the notice. If you have any questions -contact me.
Blessings on your evening! AnnMarie Riendeau
On a warm afternoon with some tired bodies, we had a rest or choice time. Students were able to relax and be calm and cool. Sometimes they like to be sprayed with cool water from a spritzer bottle.
Yours in Christ,
AnnMarie Riendeau, 1st Grade Teacher