Thursday, January 21, 2016

Friday News for Jan 19-23

Happy Friday!

This Week:

Reading: For reading, we focused on fluency and reading words with expression. We did a fun exercise where we read some numbers using ! ? . and , in between so we had to read it use our voice to go up or down. Try it!

1 2 3?
11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.

Writing: We continued to write “How to…” writings.

Grammar: We were learning about pronouns.

Spelling Bee: We had our class spelling bee on Thursday and I am happy to announce that Leyna Alcantara, Hirohisa Fukuda, and Shuma Toyomoto will be going on to compete on Feb 5th against the 1st and 2nd graders. Good job to everyone on studying the Spelling Bee words!

Math: We finished up Unit 5 this week as we continued practicing the function machine, and math facts. We took our Unit 5 test today and everyone did great!

Bible: We have started learning about the cycle of the judges. After the Israelites settle down in Canaan, they start a cycle of forgetting about God and worshipping other idols, where then God allows their enemies to come and attack them, then they cry out to God for help, and God picks a judge to save them from their enemies where they then have peace. We learned that the first judge was Othniel. In today’s story, Gideon fought against the Midianites with only 300 men and God helped them win with them using a torch, jar, and horn.

Fun Friday today we made our own cars!

Next Week:
Spelling Words: go no so  boat  coat  rode  home  hope  old  told  give  said
Bible Memory: “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32

Upcoming Events:

Feb 5 - Progress Reports Sent Out
Feb 5 - Lower Elementary Spelling Bee
Feb 19 - Picture Retake Day for any students who are absent or want to redo their picture.
March 5th - BAZAAR! We had a meeting today and 1st grade got Lumpia! We are so excited! Stay tuned for more information for how to help with Bazaar.
March 7th - No School - OCSI Holiday
March 18th - 3rd Quarter Ends!
March 21st - No School

March 25th - No School Good Friday