Thursday, December 10, 2015

Friday News for Week of December 7-11

This Week:

Reading: We learned that every story has a Beginning, Middle and an End. We said that it kind of looks like a roller coaster.
This week we read books like “When Sophie gets angry - really, really angry” and “Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash.” We thought about what part came at the beginning, middle, and end. The students are really growing in their comprehension of stories!

Math: This week we:
  • Compiled data from our heights.
  • Reviewed telling time on clocks to the quarter hour by using :15, :30, :45
  • LEARNED PLACE VALUE! The students did great learning about the ones, tens, and hundreds place values. I hope this will help them in future maths when they grow up!

Playing a math digit game:

Bible: This week, we took a break from learning about the Israelites and jumped to the New Testament to learn about when Jesus was born on earth. I used 10 envelopes with 10 different pictures in it to tell the story. The students also received one envelope and decorated it for Christmas. After each day, when I show the students the picture for the day, they also get a smaller picture to keep in their envelope. Next week, they will have all the pictures and can use them to tell the Christmas story!

This week we has these 5 pictures:

It’s so amazing to think that the God who created the universe loved us enough to send his own son to earth, simply to die in our place - WOW!

Social Studies: We learned about the life cycle of a plant with some videos and a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT!!!!! We took a bean and placed it in a plastic baggie with a wet paper towel and taped it to the window. We are wondering, will it sprout??? Sure enough today it had sprouted!!!
Here’s some pictures:

Next Week:
Bible Memory: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14

Only 4 days of school!

Thursday, December 17th will be a class party! Please send your child to school at regular time in the morning. Parents are invited to come around 11am. NO LUNCH IS SERVED IN THE CAFETERIA so we will have a potluck! You should have received and email from Mrs. Alcantara on how to sign up to bring food. If you need help, please let one of us know and we can help you! Thank you for signing up to bring food!

School will finish at 12:30 on Thursday!

If you can contribute to the potluck on December 17th, please go to the link below and indicate what you plan to bring.

Potluck Sign Up

Also, students are welcome to bring small gifts to hand out to their classmates. If your child chooses to participate, please ensure each student in the class receives one so that nobody feels left out. Giving gifts is just a fun gesture during the holidays, so please don't feel obligated, it is not mandatory.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday! Have a great weekend!