Mrs. Struiksma

September 20-24

What's Happening


Please remember to email the front office and me if there are changes to your child's pick up plans. Emailing by 2:30pm works the best. You can reach the front office at

Here's what happening this week:

  • Blue Folders Please remember to have your child return his/her red folder each day. If there is a grade and/or star, heart or smile (sometimes a sticker!) on the paper you can keep those papers at home!

  • Our Bible lessons for this week will continue to the Creation story. This week we are focusing on God gives us rules to follow

  • Math We are finishing chapter 2 and will be taking a test this week. The test will be on subtracting numbers between 0-10.

  • Superkids & Writing We are in Unit 2 week 1 of Superkids! We will focus on 'wh' words, and will begin to learn about the function of question words. In writing we will generate and write questions, and begin to answer them in written text.

  • Superkids App - The SK app is available if you would like to have your child play learning games at home. You should have received an email from Superkids within the last week , letting you know how to access the app.

  • Science We are staring a unit on Apples and Johnny Appleseed!

Let's do this!

Mrs. Struiksma


EVERY FRIDAY= Spirit days! Show that CAV spirit by wearing WHITE AND BLUE!

Oct. 8- No school... End of first quarter

Oct. 29- Fall Festival ...There are still a few slots to be filled in for our Fall Festival booth. Please contact our room mom if you are able to help! Thanks in advance for your help!


Spelling words for the week: where, what, why, when, which, who, cash, dash, crash, trash.

Backpack Pages & SuperShort "Ben's Shop". Read at home throughout the week. Then on Friday your child will be asked to read it to me. I will check for fluency (how smooth the reading is) and comprehension (understanding of the story). Return these papers on Friday.

Math: "Add in Any Order" is due on Friday. Don't forget to use pencil!

Bible Memory: Eph. 6:1-3 "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Your child will be asked to recite this on Friday.

Star Student: Remi B.

Need Extra practice?!: Read on RAZ (COMING SOON!), read library books, write spelling words in ABC order or 3x's each, practice addition flashcards 1-10.

Library link for information:

Scholastic Book Club: Shop our class page

~ Weekly Specials~

Monday- First grade signing and worship time

Wednesday- PE (wear sneakers this day!)

Thursday- Music

Friday- Library (return library books this day!)

My Deep Hope is that we learn to see our work as worship as we grow and learn together in God's story.

Star Student Schedule 20-21