Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday News for the Week of March 11-15

Happy Friday!

We had an exciting day today visiting various countries for Culture Fair! The students got to learn about countries from South America, Africa, and Asia!

Here are some pictures!























This Week:
- We learned all about the sh and ch sound.
- We read some famous folk tales. We learned that they usually start with Once upon a time, are fictional stories involving talking animals, and they teach a valuable lesson!
- We read Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Magic Fish, Three Little Pigs, and Little Red Hen.’
- We learned how to add and subtract double digit numbers!
- We learned how to write letters!
- We practiced a lot for Student Led Conferences next week!

Next Week:
Spelling Words: took, food, foot, soon, play, class, fly, glad, pray, dress, trust, frame, smile, stop, sleep, snack, wish, shape, much, child
Bible Memory Verse(again): “Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

Remember there is no school on Thursday! It is Student Led Conference! Here is the schedule:

Please arrive a few minutes before your time. Your child will be doing all of the talking to you. If you have something to discuss with me, please find an open time on that day or schedule another time to talk to me please!

When your child is done, they will ask, “Do you have any questions?”
Here are some questions you can ask your child about their learning:
What do you like to learn the most at school?
What is your favorite time at school?
What is the hardest part of school?
How can I help you at home?
What are you the most proud of in your portfolio?
What do you want to work on more?


Upcoming Events:
April 5th - Field Day - Parents are invited to come and cheer on their children! Students will do 10 events, then go to the park for a picnic! Please send a home lunch this day!

April 5th - End of 3rd Quarter

April 6-April 14 Spring Break

April 19th Kid City - more information soon!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday News for the Week of March 4-8

Happy Friday!

Sorry for the lapse in communication last week. I heard from the students and from Mrs. Hewitt that they had a fun week together! I was worried that they wouldn’t be excited to see me… but on Monday morning, they all ran to give me a hug! I missed them!

This week the 1st and 2nd graders had an amazing treat - Kid’s Club! The HS and MS students put on a Vacation Bible School type program for the kids. The students went to Bible time, music, crafts, and games on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They had a blast! *clap clap* God’s promise *clap clap* is forever! Here’s some pictures:








Reading: We focused on Fables. Fables are stories where usually animals are the characters and they can teach us a lesson. We read some fun ones this week including The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Stork, The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Ugly Duckling, and The North Wind and the Sun. The interesting lesson we learned that almost every fable taught the readers to “BE KIND!” How great is that?

Math: Continued Chapter 6 with double digit addition and subtraction. We even learned how to add with regrouping!

Writing: We continued writing some poems this week! We wrote some acrostic poems and concrete poems (as well as some poems they wrote with Mrs. Hewitt last week. Today we wrote a variety of poems and picked our favorite to write and publish. Great job everyone!

Scholastic Book Orders: Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/okinawa-christian-school-intl to browse the latest books and order online. 
Please place your order online by March 29th, 2019.

Student Led Conference: March 21st is coming up! We are gearing up to share our portfolio and goals with you parents. If you want to confirm your time, please visit here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44adac28a0fe3-student3

Next Week:
Bible Memory Verse: “Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

Spelling Words: wish  child she push shape  check shell much fish chips  been now

Upcoming Events:
March 18th - Culture Fair - Students will walk around to the 3-5th grade classrooms to learn about different countries around the world.

March 21st - Student Led Conference - check your time and please arrive 5 minutes before with your child!

April 5th - Field Day - Parents are invited to come and cheer on their children! Students will do 10 events, then go to the park for a picnic! Please send a home lunch this day!

April 5th - End of 3rd Quarter

April 6-April 14 Spring Break

April 19th Kid City - more information soon!


Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday News for the Week of Feb 18-22

Happy Friday!

This Week:

  • We continued our author study on Mo Willems by reading the Pigeon books. We even wrote our own pigeon stories today!
  • We took a spelling test on l-blend words
  • We wrote a Question Poem
  • We learned about how Israel wanted a king, so God gave them Saul
  • We practice reading numbers to 120.
  • We studied the difference between a store and a restaurant.
  • … and so much more!

We finished our opinion writing by sharing it with our classmates. They did so great!










But our highlight for the week was WEEK OF READING! Here’s some pictures!











and today Pajama Day... :)


Next Week:
Spelling Words: frame, green, brown, dry, prize, trust, dress, crops, trees, pray, from, two
Bible Memory Verse: "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

I, Ms. Turner, will be in Tokyo from 2/23-3/1 but Mrs. Hewitt will be our sub for the week! Feel free to email me if you have any questions throughout the week. The students were super excited to hear that she will be their sub!

Upcoming Events:
  • 3/4-3/8 Service Week (Elementary students will be participating in Kid Club during the school day
  • 3/12 College fair at OCSI
  • 3/15 Culture Fair - 1st grade students will be visiting 3-5th grade classrooms to hear about different countries.