Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday News for week of January 21st - 24th

Hello everyone! We had another great full week of 1st grade. I apologise for my lack of communication to you this week. I may have overcommitted myself this month to many after school things, but I am trying my hardest to keep your children and teaching as my first priority.

This last week:

Chapel - We had a mission team from Korea come to our chapel this week. They performed Tae Kwon Doe, traditional fan dance, and some K-pop dances. They also shared some skits with us and shared with us how much Jesus loves us. It was a lot of fun!

Math - We learned greater than and less then… well… the students know it as Ally the Alligator. Ally loves to eat bigger numbers so when there is two numbers, she always chooses the bigger one. When two numbers are the same, she can't eat them and instead puts her arms above her face like =. We even sang a song to go with it. We also collected many alligators to display.

Kite Day - Today was Kite Day and it was BEAUTIFUL weather!!! Many of the kites were soaring high above in the sky. Some kites never made it up, but the students had fun running around and enjoying the beautiful weather.

Spelling Bee: This week was our class spelling bee… AND we have our top 3 winners!! Shuhei Miyairi, Lisa Sawada, and Luka Shen will represent 1.2 in the lower elementary spelling bee in February. Good luck!

Reading: This week we read the story Space Pup. We imagined what it would be like to be a super hero and thought about the character of Space Pup / Gus the Pup.

Bible: We learned about the death of Moses, and then how Joshua took command of the Israelites. They finally reached Canaan, their promised land from God, and they took over the city of Jericho. We acted out the story by pretending our desks were Jericho, Rahab is inside, and the students were the priests walking around the walls and blowing on their trumpets and horns. The last time, the walls of Jericho came falling down!!! What a neat story!!

This week: (Jan21-24)

NO SCHOOL - Monday, January 20th. It is an American holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

SPIRIT WEEK! This week in January, the whole school will get to gather to celebrate our school spirit, by dressing up in something different every day!

TUESDAY - Pajama Day (wear your pajamas to school!!!)
WEDNESDAY - Crazy hair, mismatch day (mismatched clothes and crazy hair!)
THURSDAY - Career day (dress up as a job, any job!)
FRIDAY - Red, black, and white day (anything with those colors)

It should be a lot of fun!!

Spelling Words: boy, boys, box, boxes, dog, dogs, tent, tents, about, how

Bible Memory: "Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Have a great weekend!!