Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday News for Week of April 18-22

Happy Friday!

Our first week back after Spring Bread was fantastic! Can you believe we only have 7 weeks of school left??

This Week:

Reading: This week we went back through our Independent Reading time to make sure we were doing it correctly. We remembered all the rules for doing Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, Word Work, and Book Shopping. The students did a great job with showing me that they know how to do it well and with good stamina.

Writing: This week, we started writing poetry. We started with a color poem and then went to -ing poem and a question poem. The students are doing a great job with those! We also read some funny poems from Jack Prelutsky.

Math: We started learning about fractions this week. Fractions are so hard to understand sometime, but the students did great!

Science: This week we learned about the three States of Matter: solid, liquid, and gas. We learned about the particles that make up matter. I also showed them some ice, water, and air and the students got to touch it and feel the different states of matter. On Friday, we put an ice cube in a bag and taped it to the window. The ice soon melted to water, and now we are waiting for it to turn into vapor as a gas. So much fun!

Next Week:

Spelling Words: Lord  start  sort  horse  far  chore  more  hard  part  jar  an  were  his
Bible Memory: “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1

Friday - April 29th FIELD DAY! 運動会
  • Parents are invited to come. 親の皆さんもどうぞ
  • Bring a Home Lunch, waterbottle, hat, and sunscreen.お弁当、すいとう、帽子
  • Activities will start around 8:45 and end around 11:30.8:45−11:30
  • After the activities are finished, we will head to Sera-En park for a picnic lunch and play on the playground. 運動会が終わったら隣の公園でお弁当を食べ遊びます。
  • Parents may take their child home at anytime, but please let me know first!子供を連れて帰りたければ、どうぞ、私に言ってください。

Scholastic Book Order - I send the form home today so if you would like to order, you can order online, or submit the order form back with US$.

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every $1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards.
Please place your order online by May 6th, 2016.

Upcoming Events:

May 5th - NO SCHOOL
May 13th - 1st Grade Field Trip to Kodomono Kuni
May 30th - NO SCHOOL
June 8th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! No Lunch - Party in the classroom!