Two notes from Mrs. Nigh


For our first week of music we introduced ourselves and the students (grades 2nd-5th) filled out a ‘Get To Know You’ music sheet about their talents and interests in various forms of music. They also had a refresher in classroom rules, Music Positions, and ‘Do Re Mi’.

For our K-1 classes we learned about ‘Do Re Mi’ and the positions we use in music to prepare ourselves for each activity. Ask your student about the following:
Position 1 (sit however you’d like in your chair)
Position 2 (sit straight at the edge of your chair with your feet on the ground)
Position 3 (stand up straight and quiet)
Position 4 (Salute while standing up)
Position 5 (Super-hero pose while standing)
Position 6 (raccoon-eyes and the words “I see what you’re saying”
Position 7 (big shrug with an accompanying sound for when we’re confused)

We also began learning (or remembering) the final stanza of the Doxology by Bishop Thomas Ken, which is the hymn we sing each week to start our music time off right. Below are the words to the Doxology, if you’d like to learn it too!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

Questions? Contact Music & Drama Teacher Rachel Nigh at


If your TLCS student (1st-8th) would like to audition to be in our production of Robin Hood, please stop by the school office and pick up an info sheet and a scene or two to practice with. The sheet should have all the pertinent information for auditions, which will be on Wednesday, September 7th from 3-4:30 in the TLC Sanctuary.
If you have further questions please contact me at
(but please grab an info sheet and make sure I haven’t already answered your questions)
Rachel Nigh, TLCS Music & Drama Teacher


Week 2: August 29-September 2, 2016

Monday we will hit the ground running in fifth grade. Be ready for homework and tired (but hopefully happy) kids each night! It is an adjustment the first few weeks, but before long they will surprise you with their responsibility and growth!

I hope to see you all Thursday night at the Back to School. I will have information on how this year will be organized and be available for questions. This is a parent/guardian only night, so you will have my undivided attention!

Key Events:

Monday : Music, signed handbook (online) due

Tuesday : Tech Class, Sign of the Beaver chapter 1

Wednesday : PE, Prepositions A-B quiz, Sign of the Beaver chapter 2

Thursday : Art, Bible quiz, Sign of the Beaver chapter 3

Friday : Spelling Test, Reading quiz, PE, Sign of the Beaver chapter 4

The Bible Verse this week is 1 Peter 4:10. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Spelling List:

  1. jut                           8. cot                               15. stump
  2. nick                        9. fling                            16. tough
  3. tenth                      10. notch                        17. laugh
  4. shrug                      11. gush                          18. guess
  5. stuff                        12. scan                          19. lead
  6. sense                      13. batch                         20. dove
  7. damp                      14. rough

Bonus: chlorophyll, fungus, technology, archaeology and agriculture

Welcome to Fifth Grade

School is fast approaching. In fact, I’ve already been at work planning, dreaming and praying about this upcoming year. I was so excited when the class list came out on Wednesday so I can start memorizing names. Luckily my son is also in fifth grade, so he was able to connect many names and faces for me!

I had a great summer. My daughter and I had a “graduation” trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios for her 8th and my masters. I went to Oregon and Washington to visit family (I even got a new Oregon sticker for my van!). Finally, I went to Washington, D.C. to learn more about this amazing country we will be studying this school year! I know you all had a fantastic summer as well and I am looking forward to hearing all about what you all did.

I will not lie, fifth grade is a lot harder than fourth grade. However, it is more fascinating and you will learn a lot!! I promise. We start right away with homework and spelling lists on the first day of school, so come ready to learn!

I am so excited to meet you and see you all on the first day of school, August 24th at 8:30! If you can, I’d love to meet you and show you around the room on Tuesday, August 23rd between 1 and 3 as well at the ice cream social!

Enjoy the last days of summer. I can’t wait to see you!


Mrs. Riggan