Friday, October 19, 2018



our caterpillars have made it to the classroom and are growing fast! It has only been a night and the students have already noticed they are not as tiny. Science is a blast. Look at seesaw to see pictures and videos of our first look at caterpillars.

We wrapped up unit one in Language Arts... all about information and moved on to opinions. Be ready for lots of opinions in the weeks to come.

We studied the 12 spies this week in Christian Studies and Pastor Mark lead chapel on the same story! They totally clued in and it was great!

We are still spending time on subtractions concepts and they are rocking it.

Important Things to come:

FALL FEST is Saturday, October 20, at Howard Amon Park in Richland. Come on out and enjoy the fun!

The schedule is as follows:

9:00 am: 5K and 10K races begin
10:00 am: Fest Begins-- (Bounce house, food vendors, cake walk, laser tag)
11:00 am: 1 mile fun run
1:00: Fall Fest ends

Hot Lunch this week: KFC


Miss. Closner

Friday, October 5, 2018

All About Animals

Oh man! They spent the week studying how animals sleep, how animals use their tails, how animals use their eyes, ears, mouths, feet.... It was all about animals this week. They spent time asking and answering questions, writing facts, and comparing texts about animals. They lived in a world with horned lizards, dolphins, bats, eagles, scorpions, cats, elephants, platypus, hyenas... and the list goes on. 

They rocked their Math assessment and have moved on to subtraction concepts! Bring on chapter three. 

They also spent time learning about Operation Christmas Child at Chapel, and how it impact the children that receive the gifts. You can start sending in Operation Christmas Child supplies.  They also spend time learning about The Passover, Crossing the Red Sea and Manna in the Wilderness. 

Few reminders for next week: 

We will be having our class's free dress day on Monday, October 8.  We only have 2 days next week, so the 1st graders will have free dress on Monday and Spirit Wear clothes on Tuesday.  It should be a fun week!

For more information about free dress, including guidelines for what is acceptable, please see page 27 of the parent-teacher handbook.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks!



Miss Closner 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Spirit Wear

We have earned $17,000 already, so the kids have earned their prize of Spirit Wear Last Days!

From now on, the last day of every school week will be Spirit Wear Last Day.  This means students can wear any BL shirt on top, and then wear free dress bottoms.  If students choose not to participate, they will wear standard of dress on those days.

Please see page 27 of the parent-teacher handbook for the guidelines for free dress (i.e., leggings or tights only under a skirt or shorts, skirts and shorts no more than 4 inches above the knee, no holes, no pajama pants, etc.).  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks!

Friday, September 21, 2018


Our biggest fundraiser has arrived!

Fall fest is Bethlehem Lutheran School's annual fundraiser held each October. All proceeds from this year's event will be used for equipment or experiences that directly benefit our students. In order to make this a great success, we need you to collect pledges for your run at Fall Fest. Talk to friends, family, and neighbors. This is a wonderful way to share how much you love Bethlehem Lutheran School.

How do I collect Pledges? 
Cash/ Check: pledges may be collected using your collection drive envelope. Simply fill out the form on the front of the packet and place the money or check inside.

online: New this year, each student will set up a personal Fundraising page through The Get Movin' Crew!

simply follow the steps below to set up your account:

1. Parents, visit and click the "Get Registered Parent Log in"
2. Click "create parent login" and create your account
3. Click "+Add Student" button in the top right corner to create a student profile for each of your students.
4. with your child, set a fundraising goal, add a fun photo, and a personalized message to make your profile stand out.
5. You're ready to go! start sharing the link to your fundraising page with anyone and everyone. You can share directly to Facebook or send an email directly to friends and family.

What do I do with the money? 

Students are asked to turn in their pledge packets to their teachers every morning after  collecting donations.
This helps out team keep track of funds raised and gets you entries for weekly prize drawing!

Weekly Drawings
We have great prizes to give away as incentives for earning pledges. Students earn 1 entry in the weekly drawing for every $50.00 they collect. Giveaways will happen every Friday leading up to Fall Fest and at the Fall Fest assembly after the event.

Friday Drawings
Yoplicity Gift Card
Homework Pass/ Ipad Time
Class Drawing-- Free Dress Day!

Fall Fest Assembly Drawing 
Two Movie Passes
Pull Fire Alarm with Miss Stueve
$20.00 Book Fair Gift Certificate
$25.00 Gift Card-- Your Choice!
$25.00 Gift Card-- Your Choice!

Want to earn double entries towards winning prizes? Take advantage of our Quick Start Weekend! All Pledges collected from September 21-25 are worth 2 ENTRIES for every $50.00 collected! 

Important Dates: 

Friday, September 21: Quick start Weekend (earn 2x entries) 
Tuesday, September 25: Quick start packets due 


Friday, October 5: Race + T-Shirt Registration Due 
Friday, October 19: Students wear Fall Fest shirts to school 
Friday, October 19:  PK-8th Pledge packets due 
Saturday, October 20: FALL FEST 


$10,000: Updated Storage in East Wing and Science Room 
$17,000: "Last Day" Spirit Wear 
$20,000: Playground Facelift 
$25,000: All-School Fun Day 

Class average of $100.00 per student: Ice Cream Party 
Class average of $125.00 per student: Free Dress Day 

The top earning class (highest average per student) will compete in a dodgeball showdown against the teachers on All-School Fun Day! 

Individual Prizes:
Individual prizes will be awarded for: 
Register on The Get Movin' Crew-- BLS Backpack Keychain 
$50.00-- Fall Fest T-Shirt and Race Entry 
$100.00-- Jeans and Jerseys Dress Day (October 23rd) 
$200.00 -- Pancakes with Pastor Andy 
$300.00-- Duct Tape Miss Stueve to the wall. 

The top earner from each grade will go to an off-campus lunch party at the Carousel of Dreams for unlimited rides, lunch, and fun! 

Top overall earner for the school will choose a family prize for 4 to an upcoming event. 

Friday, September 14, 2018


THEY DID IT! They made it through the first full week of school. They covered so much.

They read about Frog and Toad and the Adventure they went on. They covered 10 new vocabulary words including; brave, mountain, snake, nighttime, crash, clutched, grasped, daybreak, and headfirst. They worked super hard on their first narrative and adding to the adventure of Frog and Toad, and that was just language arts.

They acted out The Great Flood and God's Promise to Abram. They learned all about the promise of the rainbow and the roadblocks that were in Abram's life.

They took their first Math Assessment and rocked it! We start Chapter two on Monday, look for the flyer.

They made Flap, Flitter and Pip and glued them in a nest, during art!

It was a busy week, but they did awesome!

Important Reminders:

Library books are due Monday! They will check out new ones.

Chapel offering for the first Trimester goes towards Operation Christmas Child.

Fall Fest Quick Assembly is Friday! Hard to believe that's starting!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


Miss. Closner

Friday, September 7, 2018


They dove in this week! They finished learning about how God Created the World and even acted out Cain and Abel. They moved right into math and cruised! They definitely love patterns. They covered pattern units, patterns, and numbers 0-20. They ROCK at Math! They started Their Language Arts unit and seem to really love it. They learned about story elements and applied what they learned to their book STELLALUNA! They even did a craft based on the book. In Social Studies, They learned all about school, their classroom, and school workers. They are HARD workers! Hopefully they rest up and get ready for their first full week!


  • Monday is the first Library/Technology day. Thank you to all that have turned in computer usages forms. 
  • Thursday is OPEN HOUSE. Starts @ 6:00 PM. 
  • Hot Lunch Wednesday, September 12, will be Arby's 
  • Scholastic orders are due Friday, September 14th 
  • Hot lunch orders for October are due Wednesday, September 19th 
Homework reminders:

  • Homework is due on Friday of the week it is given.
  • Read for 20-30 minutes each night (Monday through Thursday). Parents initial the Homework/Behavior sheet each night. Each day, it will be checked for initials.
I pray you all have a wonderful weekend. 


Miss. Closner 



Friday, August 31, 2018

Welcome Back!

It's great to be back! 

Your first graders rock! They didn't waste anytime getting back into the swing of things. They were ready to take off and learn. They went to Chapel, Spanish, Music and PE. They learned about how God created the world in 7 days, reviewed some math concepts from last year, wrote about Amelia Earhart, African Elephants, and read and answered some comprehension questions on Gus the dog. They even started Social Studies. THEY WORKED SUPER HARD! 

Here is what's coming up this next week: 

  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY! Have a great 3 day weekend! 
  • Homework starts Tuesday 
  • Behavior Calendar starts Tuesday 
  • Lunch Parents start Tuesday 
    • Here is the schedule I have: 
      • Monday: still open 
      • Tuesday: Tami O.           Substitute: Kristi
      • Wednesday: Kristie G. 
      • Thursday: Erik R. 
      • Friday: Brett and Evann H. and Derek J.
Blessings on your weekend! 

Miss. Closner