Happy “Field Day” Friday!!
We had an amazing Field Day today! The students did great on all of the events, they cheered each other on, and had fun. Thanks to the parents who came out in cheered.
After Field Day, we headed to the park for a picnic lunch and play time. I'm sure the students will sleep well tonight :) I know I will!
Reading: We are continuing our theme of Fairy Tales and read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We realized that it also has all the characteristics of a Fairy Tale. The students really enjoyed that story!
We took a lot of reading time this week to prepare for Kid City. We practiced what we need to say at each of the stations, as well as practicing filling out the forms at places like the City Hall, the Bank, and the Hospital.
We also have been preparing for Terra Nova test next week. We took a practice test yesterday to see how to fill in the bubble, as well as what kinds of questions. We learned that it is going to be VERY important to listen to Ms. Turner, because sometimes there is only pictures in the students book and I will read the question aloud. I know the students will do a great job next week!!
I sent the practice tests home yesterday. You can keep those and get an idea for the kind of test they are taking.
Our Spelling words this week were all R-controled vowel spelling words. This means that the “r” controls the vowel and takes its sound. I made lots of fun games for the students to practice the spelling words and they enjoyed playing them this week.
Math: Some more preparing for Terra Nova by thinking to count by adding and subtraction 10’s and 20’s. We also did a fun game with practicing word problems, where the students raced to answer the questions in groups.
Bible: We are continuing to read through the Children’s Bible. We have read to the story of Jesus dying on the cross and his being alive again. Wow! Jesus did such cool miracles. We really enjoyed the stories of Jesus. Next week we will go back to going through the Old Testament and continue on with Elijah and Elisha.
Post Card: Be waiting at the mail boxes next week! You might receive something special from your children! :)
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we will be taking the Terra Nova test. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time, and try hard to not miss school on those three days. If your child misses a test, we cannot make it up. For these days, please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep on those nights. Please also send a nutritional snack with your child to school these days (cheese, crackers, fruit, senbei etc). We will have a snack time in the morning between tests.
There will be No Homework next week. Same Spelling words and Bible verse. Spelling test will be on Friday.
Spelling Words: hurt, verse, fern, dirt, burn, first, bird, turn, her girl, great, again, who
Bible Memory: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5
April 29 - Kid City! WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR THIS DAY TOO!! If you are available to help, we need parents to help from 12:00-3:00 with Kid City. Please send the form back if you can help. We need the parents to stamp the students cards as they finish the tasks as well as help students with making change at the various stations.
May 5th - No School
May 6th - Parent Observation 2:00-3:00
May 8th - 1st Grade Field Trip to Kodomo no Kuni Zoo - information will be sent out next week!