Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday News for Week of May 16-20

Happy Friday!

This week in 1st Grade:

Writing - We started our animal research project. The students picked an animal, read some research, found the habitat, diet, description, and fun fact. They transferred the information to a graphic organizer and then transferred it to a template. Next week we will write our final draft. The students are doing a great job of learning what it means to do some research and writing down their information.

Math: We finished chapter 9 this week which means only the review Chapter 10 is left! We did a lot with fractions this week to make sure the students understood it.

Science: We finished up our unit on animals and I hope the students are able to pick out animals based on their class of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds.

In Bible, we learned the sad story of the exile of Israel where the Assyrians and Babylonians came to attack Israel and carried the people away. But from that sad story, comes the exciting stories of Daniel and Esther who still trusted in God even in the new land. We also can’t forget God’s promise to bring the people of Israel back after 70 years.

Opportunity to Raise Money for Kumamoto:

Today, a paper was sent home for donations for CRASH Japan, and organization that works after earthquakes and disasters around the world. If you would like to donate, please do.

In our classroom, we will also be collecting used, old paper - until the last day of school. June 10th, I will take the paper to a recycling place in Urasoe to exchange for money. I will then donate the money to Operation Safe - an organization started here in Japan after the Tohoku earthquake that works with children after a traumatic incident such as an earthquake. They do a VBS style event to give children, "help, hugs, and hope." For more info here's their website: 

If you would like to send some paper into school, please send it with your child!

Next Week:

Spelling Words: beehive, airplane, football, into, homework, birthday, bookmark, firefly, wildlife, rainbow, any, number, know

Bible Verse: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” Romans 10:15

Upcoming Information:
May 30th - NO SCHOOL
June 8th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! No Lunch - Party in the classroom!