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1st & 2nd Grade - February

Our class has focused on Jesus, true God and true man. We learned through the true story of Jesus turning water in to wine that God wants us to come to Him with all our troubles, worries, sorrows, and fears. God’s Word as in Psalms 50:15 tells us “Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you.” It is important for us to remember that no matter what is happening in our lives we should come to Him in prayer. He can indeed help us through any situation. We also learned how Jesus healed the physical and spiritual needs of His people. We know with all certainty that Jesus can and still heals all our sickness caused by sin. Jesus is life and in Him we too have the newness of life. “Thanks be to God who gives us the Victory in our Lord Jesus Christ.” May the words of 1 Corinthians 15:57 be always in our hearts and on our lips.

We have been learning the many uses of capital letters. We are now more aware of the use of capital letters when writing proper nouns, days of the week, months of the year, titles for people, book titles, the word I and holidays. We’ve practiced the use of commas to separate the day of the month from the year and the city and state. Second graders are working on using quotation marks in their writing. All of this helps us to be better writers.

First graders have been working on identifying columns and rows, odd and even numbers, counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and estimating groups of ten. Our second graders have been adding two digit numbers that require regrouping of both tens and ones.

You can kick rocks, collect rocks, and even skip rocks across a pond. But rocks are much more than stones you find on the ground. In fact rocks make up most of the planet Earth. Huge chunks of rock make up mountains. Tiny pieces of rock make up sand. Wherever you walk rock is somewhere beneath your feet. We learned the main ingredient in rock is minerals. We live on the hard rocky outer layer of the Earth called the crust. The next layer down is the mantle. When temperatures are so high that rock melts, the liquid rock is magma. At the very center of the Earth is the core. We looked at the three different rock types: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. We examined many rocks from these three rock groups. We experimented with erosion, volcano eruptions and earthquake simulation to learn more about the amazing Earth God created.

A special thanks to our room mothers Mrs. Page and Mrs. Westrum for planning a great Valentine’s Day party for us. The games and treats were very fun! We also loved giving and receiving Valentines. “We love because God first loved us.” 1 John 4:19. Our God has shown us what real love is in Jesus Christ, His Son. May God use us to share His love with others.

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