Friday, June 8, 2018

LAST FRIDAY NEWS!!! for the week of June 4-8

Last Friday of the 2017-2018 school year!


We had a wonderful last full week of school!


This Week:
Reading - We reviewed all the reading strategies that we learned this school year starting with Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary. Each day we talked about all the different ways we are smarter at reading while reading some fun Dr. Seuss nonfiction books. I’m so proud of all these students and how much they have improved in reading this year!


Math: We finished Chapter 10 with a review of the 3-D shapes AND a review of the whole school year. All the students did great on the Chapter 1-10 test - I was so proud of how much they learned in 1st grade math this year!


Bible- We finished our Bible curriculum with a review of all the promises God made to the Israelites. A promise that God makes is called a Covenant and it’s so amazing how God has a plan from the very beginning of how to save all the people! I told the students that my prayer is that someday all of them will choose to follow Jesus as their Savior. They can do so by say that Jesus is Lord and believing in their heart that Jesus was raised from the dead (Romans 10:9-10). There are many churches this summer who are doing Vacation Bible Schools so please check it out if you have time!


Writing - We did a variety of writing activities this week including making “Thank you” cards, share our animal research papers, and starting a 1st grade memory book.










Science - We started learning about States of Matter - Solid, liquid, and gas.


This week was the last week of our specials: music, PE, and art. I’m thankful for the specials teachers!


This week we also said goodbye to our helper High School teacher Ms. Meg!

Next Week: No spelling words or Bible Memory. There will still be homework but no homework checklist!


Class party and last day of school on Wednesday!!
12:30 Dismissal

Parents please come at 11:30 if you’d like to join for our party!



Juice packs - Sakaguchi
Sandwiches - Friebel
Chicken Nuggets - Sharpe
Veggies and dip - Woolery
Fried sausages - Pak
Onigiri - Mitsuya
Fruit - Yukawa
Meatballs - Miyake
French Fries - Ohno
Fruit - Teruya
Kimbap - Mun

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday News for the Week of May 28 to June 1

Happy Friday!


One more regular week of school left!!


This Week:
Reading: Fact and Opinion - We looked at some phrases that were facts and some that were opinion.
It’s a good skill to distinguish between the two. Is that a fact or is it an opinion?


Math: We learned some fun 3D shapes! We learned how many faces and vertices they each had.
Next week we’ll do a 3D shapes museum! The students might ask you if they can take different
objects to class to display in a 3D shape museum. They have to ask your permission before they
bring it and please make sure it is not valuable!


Writing - We are just about finished with our animal writing papers. Next week we’ll share it with
our classmates. When it goes home, please celebrate with your child how well much they have
grown in writing this year!


Bible - We learned about how King Cyrus allowed the Jews to return to Israel (it had been 70 years just
like the prophets predicted!). Israel was all in shambles but the people rebuild the temple and then
rebuilt the wall around Jerusalem. They trusted in God and repented of their evil ways and rebuilt
their lives.


4th Grade Guests: The 4th grade students from Ms. Sorley’s class came and read their books to us!















We also made a PPAP Compound Word video!


Next Week:


Bible Memory: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.Romans 10:15
Spelling Words - Individually missed spelling words from all the spelling tests:


Class Party on June 13th -


Only 9 more days until the end of first grade - unbelievable! On Wednesday, June 13th school
will be dismissed at 12:30 and no lunch will be served in the cafeteria. So instead, let's have
an end-of-the-year party! Could you bring some food to share with the 1.1 class for lunch?
(For about 20 people) We need finger foods, desserts, fruits, drinks, plates, etc. (Same as the
Christmas party!)


Some ideas are finger sandwiches, chicken nuggets, finger size foods, meatballs,
cheese and crackers, fruit etc.


Could you let me know what foods you would be able to send in? You can reply to me and
I will update what everyone is bringing on my website so you can check it to make sure we
don't have double of something.


Parents you are invited to come at 11:30am to start our End-of-the Year Party. We will play
a game and eat together.  You can bring the food with you then, or if you can't come, please
send the food with your child in the morning.


Thanks and don't hesitate to ask if you have a question!


いよいよ1年生の終わりがおとずれます。最後の日6月13日は12:30に学校が終わ
ります。その日はカフェテリアでの給食もありません。ですので、皆さんで食べ物を
クラスに持ち寄ってパーティーをしませんか?皆さんが食べやすいもの(20人分ぐらい)
を学校まで送って頂けますか?フィンガーフード:サンドイッチ、チキン、フルーツなど
食べやすいものでお願いします。何を持ち寄って頂けるか決まりましたら、私に連絡を
ください。Ms. Turnerのブログで皆さんが何を持ってくるかを書いて、同じものがない
ようにします。それを確かめてください。(クリスマスパーティーと同じように)

保護者の皆さんもどうぞ私たちのパーティーへお越しください。11:30から始めます。
一緒にゲームと食事をします。食べ物はその時に持ってきてもいいし、来られなければ、
子供に学校へ持たせてもいいですよ。よろしくお願いします!

SO FAR:

Juice packs - Sakaguchi
Sandwiches - Friebel
Chicken Nuggest - Sharpe
Veggies and dip - Woolery
Fried sausages - Pak


Thanks everyone and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

End of the Year Party

June 13th - 11:30-12:30

Thanks for volunteering to bring food!!

Juice packs - Sakaguchi
Sandwiches - Friebel
Chicken Nuggets - Sharpe
Veggies and dip - Woolery
Fried sausages - Pak
Onigiri - Mitsuya
Fruit - Yukawa
Meatballs - Miyake
French Fries - Ohno
Fruit - Teruya
Chicken - Koike
Drinks - Cloud
Little hot dogs - Kyan
Cupcakes - Friebel

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday News for the Week of May 21-25

Happy Friday!


We have 12 days of school left!


This Week:
Reading - Compare and Contrast - This week we read several Skippy Jon Jones books. All are written by the same author so we looked at what is similar and different about the different books. We also looked at comparing and contrasting 1st grade and 2nd grade, boys and girls, and summer and winter. We also connected this to Bible where we compared and contrasted Daniel and Esther.




Writing: We are busy writing our animal research reports. Right now we are compiling our research into paragraphs to write on the final draft. We will start the final draft next week and be finished by the following week.


Math - We are almost finished with our 2D shapes chapter. This week we learned what it means to have halves and fourths and equal parts. We don’t want to say, “That’s not fair!” instead, equal parts are fair for all the pieces! We will take our Chapter 9 test on Tuesday. Then next week we will finish with 3D shapes! We have also been working on some timed addition fact quizzes to get our addition facts faster and faster!


Bible: We learned the amazing story of Esther this week! God used her to save all the Jews in the Persian empire. She risked her life to go before the king. What an incredible story!


Science - We finished learning about amphibians and reptiles.


For Fun Friday today we got to play with chalk! We decorated the whole basketball and 4-square court!


Next Week:
Bible Memory: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” Nehemiah 9:5b
Spelling Words: (Review and some new) hopping, hoping, making, smiling, makes, liked, worked, stepped, hoped, hopped, ruled, rainbow, airplane, homework, I’m, can’t, we’re, he’s, don’t, we’ll


MONDAY - NO SCHOOL - MEMORIAL DAY!!!


Upcoming Events:
6/13 - Class Party 11:30-12:30 - School is dismissed at 12:30, no lunch in the cafeteria. Parents are invited to come to our class party! Please bring some food to share - kind of like the Christmas party! More information next week.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday News for the Week of May 14-18

Happy Friday!!

We had a fantastic day yesterday at the zoo!! We had great weather walking around the zoo and exploring in the Wonder Museum. Thanks to all the parents who came out!

Here are some pictures:














This Week:
Reading - Author’s Purpose - Why do authors write books? We learned that it’s mostly for 3 reasons: to persuade, to inform, or to entertain. We read some fun books where the author tried to persuade us or change our mind, as well as to teach us something. Most books we read in 1st grade are simply entertaining books.

Math - We learned about composite shapes this week. It was fun to try to figure out what different shapes we can make with the shapes we have.









Writing - We started our animal research papers. We read though some books and online materials about our animals and highlighted diet, habitat, description, and fun facts.

Bible - We learned about Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Babylon. God did amazing things through their lives as they stood strong and continued to worship God. God saved them from a fiery furnace and a lions den. Each time the king proclaimed “Wow! The God you serve is amazing! Let’s all worship Him!!” Let’s strive to live like Daniel in our world today too.

Today we stopped by the 3rd grade Book Fair!

Next Week:
Spelling Words(Review): what, when, where, who, then, this, there, their, than, they chore, far, more, hard, dirt, first, turn, girl, verse, her

Bible Memory: “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32

Upcoming Events:

  • 5/28: Memorial Day - no school
  • 6/13: Last day of classes - class party (no lunch in the cafeteria)