During Reading we looked at:
- How to use I and Me
- Long o words
- Different words to use other than “said” like “screamed, whispered, answered, barked, etc.”
- We also finished up our How to Writing on Friday.
Math: We jumped into our new shiny Math Journal 2’s! We started with learning about math facts on dice, learned how to fill in number boxes, and learned about Fact Family. The students all did wonderful learning about the new things!
Bible: We learned the story of Samson this week. He was a special man and was very strong because of his long hair. Through his life, he helped the Israelites fight against their enemies the Philistines. But one day, he gave in and told Delilah his secret. She cut his hair and he was weak and captured by the Philistines. At the end of his life, after his hair grew back, he prayed one more time for God to give him strength and he was able to defeat a lot of the Philistines. We learned this week especially that, “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32
We even made Samson hair today as our craft
Social Studies: We started learning about the Post Office. Students learned what happens at a post office and we watched a video showing both an American post office and a Japanese post office. Next week, we will learn our address and practice addressing an envelope.
Spelling Words: by my ride bike like time nine dive find kind them would
Bible Memory: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;” Proverbs 3:5
Scholastic Book Order:
If you would like to order books from a form like this today, you can order in 2 ways: You can order in 2 ways:
1. Order by marking on the back of the paper the quantity (how many) and which book you want while adding up the total. Send that back to school with the money in US$ Dollars.
2. OR Order by Credit Card online.
Here is the website: http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/okinawa-christian-school-intl
You can now browse books online as well.
Or look back on this page for a detailed walk through on how to order: http://footprintsthrough1stgrade.blogspot.jp/2015/09/friday-news-for-week-of-august-31-sept.html
Valentine Grams: I sent the Valentine Gram forms home today. Sorry it is late notice, but the deadline to return it is Wednesday, Feb 3rd. You do not have to order and Valentine Grams, only if you would like to.
On Feburary 12th, if your child would like to, we’ll have a small Valentine exchanging party. It doesn’t have to be as much as the Christmas party, but if everyone wants to write a note or give a card with a candy, we will exchange Valentines in our class.
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! 1st grade got Lumpia! We are so excited! Please look at the form your child brought home today!
March 7th - No School - OCSI Holiday
March 18th - 3rd Quarter Ends!
March 21st - No School
March 25th - No School Good Friday