12 December 2019
The pilgrim presentation went very well.
The students worked hard on their lines,
and used clear voices to present their parts.
We are very proud of them.
Notes: Thank you for the cookies from our
Lutheran church Wednesday night Advent Worship attendees.
You made their celebration extra special by your caring.
Veterans Thank You - The first graders sent cards of caring to the Veteran's Home in NH.
The facility sent a thank you for the students caring about them.
Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow. I am hoping the order will be back by Christmas break.
Wow! The students earned 8 cookie circles in ART class for on-going good effort and behavior.
We celebrated with a real cookie!
The students presented their 5 day weather reports with gusto!
I think we have some budding meteorologists.
Have a blessed evening!
December 5, 2019
Here are some updates.
*Advent cookies are due Monday, Tuesday. and Wednesday.
Thank you for sharing and caring.
1 hour of parent volunteer time will be given for each dozen.
*No share next week. Students will be presenting their weather reports.
They made their posters in class.
The home assignments is for your child to see or hear
a weather report on a device, radio or TV. Thank you!
*Christmas program clothing will be dressy Christmas attire.
Do make sure your child is comfortable in the clothing.
*New Year request:
All the students could use a new package of markers.
Consider sending your child in with a new set for the New Year.
Thank you. They just don't make things like they used to.
*December 18th - The first graders will present a Pilgrim program
Come and see the cuteness! 10:45 am in the church sanctuary
* Snow clothes - Thank you for sending in snow clothes for
the students. They are delighted to play in the snow at recess.
Thank you for drying it out at night and sending it back.
Do help our children remember their inside shoes or sneakers.
Thank you very much!
* Reading packet: A reading packet went home today.
The one page stories are examples of the Oral Reading Fluency
prompts that are part of the reading assessments.
Keep them for an extended opportunity to practice reading at home,
and to prepare for the assessments.
The assessments will be a story they have not seen.
Have a restful and safe weekend.
God's blessings, AnnMarie ?
Dear New-Student Parents and Guardians,
Our Gr. 1 - 8 Christmas program is at 6:30 on December 18th
in the church sanctuary. Maybe your family would like to attend.
Our class schedule looks like this:
Students are usually seated by 8:25 am. Students begin arriving at 8:10.
Sometimes a new school parent might want to stay for a bit and
watch their child get acclimated. That is always fine.
Students bring full snow clothes for outdoor play during the
11:30 - 12:00 recess.
Each child brings a large snow clothes bag for wet items.
Parents provide for 2 snacks, and a lunch time each day.
Friday is pizza order day (see our office person for the order forms)
and bake sale treats day (all treats are 50 cents).
1 Wednesday most months, students may order something
called "Breakfast for Lunch" - hot lunch.
(Some parents buy the lunch and join their children in the cafeteria.)
I don't want to overwhelm you with too much information,
but I want to let you know what our children do during their days.
We will get you caught up in no time. ?
Thank you! AnnMarie
November 26, 2019
Grade 1 hosted a buddy group get together today.
We invited 3rd and 4th grade to our classroom for
popcorn, juice and a Thanksgiving animated movie
called The Mouse on the Mayflower.
We received letters from our buddies as well.
The buddies asked some holiday questions in their letters.
The letters went home for extended reading enjoyment.
The students are excited for their holiday.
They are excited to be with family.
They all have their favorite foods too.
It seems strange to say - but I will see you in December.
God bless you all!
October 24, 2019
The first graders created bird feet with clay to show their knowledge of animal design.
First Grade Notes:
Community Kitchen food donations are accepted for the next 2 weeks.
Student photos went home Friday - Of course, they are super cute!
Classroom photos will go home on Monday in a yellow envelope.
These paper copy stories go home most days.
They were read in class and need to be practiced.
They are home work for students to read to an adult.
Enjoy celebrating student success and reading confidence. ?
They may be added to the monthly reading log.
Conference sign ups: A schedule went out in a group e-mail.
I have been receiving responses. Thank you!
Gr. 1 book bag opportunities with leveled readers - add to reading log. Send in the bags with books for a trade.
Friday is TCS library day. Some books are over due. Return any day of the week.
This coming week:
October reading logs are due. October Bible verses are due.
Have a restful, rainy day. ☔?
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Good Evening Families,
*Tomorrow is our apple orchard field trip. ?
Do send in outdoor boots or a change of shoes.
Layered clothing for cooler weather is a good idea.
Send in car seats.
*TCS Library tomorrow - books are due.
*Keene Public Library applications are due tomorrow - orange form.
*All Family photo projects are due on Monday,October 7th.
* Casual Dress - allowed on Tuesday, October 8th. ?
*Gr. 1 book bags can be sent in (for an exchange) on any day.
Have a great evening!
24 September 2019
Greetings Dear Parents,
The first graders did some cooperative problem solving today in math class.
It was great to see them work together to put the days of the week cards in order.
I did not need to help them - Wow!
We have our Library field trip tomorrow (1:15 - 2:40) - we are all set for drivers.
Thank you chaperones.
Chapel tomorrow 10:45- First graders help.
Ice cream social tomorrow - 6:30. We hope to see you! ?
✳Great Report - the first graders got a good report in both Gym class and Music class today!
Way to show the Fruits of the Spirit kids! ?
Reading lesson books - Students are assigned to read their
Xerox book to someone each night to practice the skills.
Thank you! ?
September 19, 2019
Here are some updates:
*Tomorrow is Friday school library book return.
*Return Gr. 1 book bags after child enjoys the two books.
I will help child choose 2 more.
*Friday is no longer casual dress day.
It is school dress code.
*TCS dress code (plain colored) sweaters or sweatshirts
are allowed in the classroom. The days are getting cooler.
Maybe you'd like for your child to leave one in their locker.
*School Store is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:10 to 8:28.
Some children need help from home with their feelings about school store.
I support all family perspectives. Kiddos can accept their family's plan.
* Money at school- The students are very kind and caring to each other,
and want to share their money for store and bake sale.
I let them know that they are kind, but shouldn't share $
because someone will be left out, and someone might
get food or items that parents do not support.
?Congratulations to the first graders!
They got good reports in both Gym and Art today!
*Do sign those Kid Sight permission slips- this is a great (free) opportunity!
Enjoy this beautiful evening- A gift from God!
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Hello First Grade Families,
In support of our first 5 day week,
I've been planning in more breaks and movement time.
We had been doing well until today.
The kids had trouble with listening today.
They were popping like popcorn. ?
I will chat with each child tomorrow on the details.
It is important that they understand how they can improve.
I think their enthusiasm and friendships are great,
but we will work on a balance with focus and following directions.
We did accomplish some special lessons today despite the interruptions.
For a few examples, we made mushrooms with clay,
and enjoyed an experiment with an air blowing machine.
Onward and upward tomorrow. ?
1st Grade Teacher
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 ⛄?❄