Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday News for Week of January 11-15

Happy Spirit Week! We had a lot of fun dressing up this week as various characters and themes. Here’s some photos:

Kite Day

Animal Day

Career or Decades Day

Character Day

This week:

In reading we focused on 2 strategies: Flip the sound and Read just right level books. For flip the sounds, if we are reading a word and it doesn’t sound right, we can flip the vowel sound to the other sound such as the long sound for a. This is a good strategy for reading even when you get older! We also said that the students should try to find one book that is hard and challenging, 4 books that are just right, and 1 easy book to put in their reading folders.

We also practiced the Spelling Bee words all week!

In Writing we have begun procedural writing where we write “How to ______” today, we all wrote together, “How to go down a slide.”

Math: We focused on math facts and learning good tricks. We reviewed adding doubles and adding doubles plus 1 like 7+8 (7+7+1). We also reviewed adding the 8’s and 9’s. On Friday we did “What’s my rule?” Function Machine. This helps students to think of the rule for adding such as by 2’s or 5’s or positive or negative.

Bible: We finished our unit on Joshua and going into the Promised Land. We had fun acting out the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho. It’s amazing how God made the walls of the city come down! We also learned how just God is by the story of the battle of Ai. One person had disobeyed God and so the Israelites lost the battle. Even though God loves us very much, he still expects us to follow and obey him!

Next Week:
Spelling Words: Continue studying Spelling Bee words
Bible Memory: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” Psalm 8:1

Monday, January 18th - No School!

January 22nd - Bazaar Meeting 3:15 - If you are interested in what the Bazaar is like, or want to help out our class, you are welcome to attend the Bazaar meeting next week after school!

February 5th - Lower Elementary Spelling Bee - Next week, we will do a Spelling Bee in class. The top 3 winners will go on to compete in the Lower Elementary Spelling Bee on February 5th at 8:30am. Keep studying the words everyone!