Mrs. Struiksma

May 16-20

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

  • May 24 - Reader's Theater Presentation 12:30-1pm
    End of the year Party 1-1:45pm . All parents welcome!

  • Library Books - Please check at home if you have any library books! Return them ASAP.

  • Our Bible lessons this week will be a review of the year. We will act out our favorite stories, and talk about how we ARE a part of God's story.

  • Math Our Math lessons this week will be review of the main concepts taught in 1st gr.

  • Superkids & Writing - Our Superkids lessons this week will continue with just one more story. What a great year reading all the adventures of the Superkids.

  • Science lessons will conclude this week with lessons on matter. We will celebrate with enjoying rootbeer floats later in the week as we learn about solids, liquids and gas.

Let's do this!

Mrs. Struiksma


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

May 17 - Westra Dairy Field Trip (see info note that went home)

May 24 - Reader's Theater Presentation 12:30-1pm
End of the year Party 1-1:45pm (All parents welcome!)

May 25 - Last Day of School. 11:30 Dismissal


Spelling : No spelling words this week.

Backpack Pages & SuperShort : No Backpack pages or Supershort this week.

RAZ Kids/Kids A-Z - All RAZ assignments are finished for the year. IF your child still has any unread books - you have until May 18 to complete, or they will be a zero in the gradebook.

Bible Memory: The 10 Commandments * Test on Friday*

Here is a song to help memorize the commandments:

Want to take an AR Quiz?! -

Scholastic Book Club:

Shop our class page

~ Weekly Specials~

Monday- Art and

Tuesday- First grade signing and worship time

Wednesday- PE (wear sneakers this day!)

Thursday- Music

Friday- Library (return library books this day!)

Math Strategies we are using in class for addition:

Add in any order (3+4=7 4+3=7)

Circle the number that is more, and count on (8 +2=10)

Doubles (3+3=6, 5+5=10,etc.)

Doubles Plus One, and Doubles Minus One

( 4+5=9 and 4+4=8, so 4+3=7)

Using a 10 frame to add

Adding three numbers - look for a double or make ten, then add on

Math Strategies we are using for Subtraction

Use a 10 frame to write a tens fact, and subtract

Make a group of 10 to subtract

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