Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday News for Week of September 26-30

Happy Friday!

This Week:

Reading: We focused on Authors and Illustrators. We learned that in some books the Author and Illustrator is the same person and in others the Author and Illustrator are two different people. We also read a book that Ms. Turner wrote when she was 10 years old and learned that anyone can be Authors and Illustrators. We also learned that some Authors use a pseudonym which means they use a different name then their own. Maybe some of these kids will grow up to be Authors and Illustrators!

Math: We finished our first unit of ADDITION!! We finished with being super quick with our math facts. We used flashcards so we can be so quick with our addition facts. The students did well on the test and we will move on to Subtraction next week.

Bible: This week we also finished the story of Abraham! We learned that after all his waiting that God finally gave him a son named Isaac. This story is so cool because God had a special plan for Abraham when he told him to leave his home. Way down the line, Jesus was even born through the family of Abraham. Here’s a fun video we watched:
God's Story: Abraham and Sarah from Crossroads Kids' Club on Vimeo.

Social Studies: We learned about our country Japan this week! We learned that Japan has 4 main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. We even tried writing those in kanji! We learned that Japan is a beautiful country with lots of tradition and history but also modern things and technology.

Next Week:
Spelling Words: in is it did big him rip fix was of

Bible Memory Verse: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; Come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:1-2


Upcoming Events:
  • 10/10 Teacher Development Day - NO SCHOOL!
  • 10/13 Math Night - 6:30-7:30
  • 10/21 - 1st Quarter Ends
  • 11/12: Walkathon
  • 11/14: School holiday

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday News for Week of September 20-23

Happy Friday!

What a beautiful day at the beach today! Here’s some pictures:

This Week:
Reading: We learned about Titles. Titles are the names of the books and they have either all capital letters or the first word of every letter is capitalized

Writing: We learned about using the upper and lower case letters correctly as well as using spaces in between our words.

Math: We learned how to add to sums of 10.

Spelling: We learned about words that have the short e sound.

Bible: We learned that God is holy and so he doesn’t like sin. We leared that God keeps his promises to Abraham and Sarah.

Social Studies: We learned about Asia.

Next Week:
Spelling Words: up  us  mud  bug  fun  run  sun  cut  to  are
Bible Memory Verse: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness;” Psalm 100:1-2

Upcoming Events:
  • 10/10 Teacher Development Day - NO SCHOOL!
  • 10/13 Math Night - 6:30-7:30
  • 11/12: Walkathon
  • 11/14: School holiday

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Scholastic Book Order and Homework Checklist

This last Friday, you may have received something that look like this:

If you would like to order some books for you or your child, you can!

You can order Online!

Here is the website:
You can now browse books online as well.

I followed through a few of the steps to show you if you wanted to order online with a credit card.

1. Select what books you want and add them to your basket. When you are finished, press "Go to Checkout"
2. Type in your email address, press "next"
3. Schools - Make sure it says Okinawa Christian School, press "next"

4. Deliver Option. Make sure it says OCSI and my name, Ms. Turner's 1.1 Class and select "Dispatch Order to School."

5. Child Details - Enter your child's name and the class (ex. 1.2, 2.1)

6. Choose Payment Method - enter Credit Card information and select "Pay Using this Address" 

7. The last step should be confirm! You should get an email about your confirmation and Scholastic will also send me a confirmation email. 

THIS CURRENT September Order is due by September 30!

And this week's Homework Checklist:

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday News for Week of September 12-16

Happy Windy Friday!

I was so sad that our field trip was canceled today, but I’m excited to have it next week! Thank you for still providing home lunches even though we didn’t go on the field trip.

This week was bitter-sweet for us. One of our classmate - Joshua had his last day on Wednesday and headed to Hawaii. We’ll miss you Joshua!
We also had a birthday on the same day - Happy Birthday Valentina!

This Week:
In Reading we learned:
  • Use the beginning and ending sounds
  • Cross check the pictures and words
  • Check for understanding
  • Back up and Reread

Writing - We brainstormed ideas we can use while writing and learned that to write a good story, we should write about one idea or event.

Math: We are practicing addition by thinking of how to make a sum of 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. On Thursday, we played some games and did centers to learn sums to 8.

Bible: We started the fun story of Abraham! His name was Abram, but God chose him for a special purpose and made a special promise, called a covenant with him. God promised him that he would make Abraham into a great family and give him a lot of land, and family as much as the stars in the sky or the sand on the shore. But one problem… Abraham didn’t have any children! So unfortunately he tried to take matters into his own hands, but next week we’re learn how God kept his promise to Abraham.

9/16 Progress Reports sent by email TODAY!
Next Week:
Spelling Words: bed  fed  red  get  let  pet  men  yes  for  as
Bible Memory Verse: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.” Psalm 100:1

MONDAY - September 19th - NO SCHOOL!

TUESDAY, September 20 - Picture Day!
Dress nicely and bring a change of clothes if you don’t want them to get dirty!
IF you'd like to order pictures, fill out the form sent home today, and send it back to school on Tuesday with the money inside. Thank you!




FRIDAY - September 23 - FIELD TRIP Rescheduled

Home lunchお弁当           Sunscreen 日焼け止め           Hat帽子                       Bag/ Backpack鞄            Waterbottle すいとう                     Towelタオル
Water-shoes (If you want to wade in the water, you MUST have water shoes)

Location: Toguchi Beach Address: 228 Toguchi, Yomitan, Okinawa
〒904-0315 沖縄県中頭郡

Upcoming Events:
  • 10/10 Teacher Development Day - NO SCHOOL!
  • 10/13 Math Night - 6:30-7:30
  • 11/12: Walkathon
  • 11/14: School holiday