Monday, October 31, 2016

Parent Teacher Conference

Hello everyone!

Don't forget that this Thursday, November 3rd is 
Parent Teacher Conference and NO SCHOOL!

Please come a few minutes before you time. I will share the 1st quarter report card with you and celebrate together your child. We can have time for questions and make some goals for the next quarter. Feel free to bring the Quarterly Reflection Sheet sent home on Friday, or send it with your child ahead of time. 

In case you forgot your time - here is the schedule for the day!


Looking forward to seeing you all!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Friday News for Week of October 24-28

Sorry that this post is late again! I was feeling a little sick on Thursday and Friday but I’m much better now!

This week:

Reading: This week we looked at our Cafe Menu board and thought about the reading strategies we have learned so far. We reviewed strategies such as Check for Understanding and Use Beginning and Ending Sounds. We put them up on the board so the students can refer to it while they are reading to help deepen their reading ability.

 Playing a spelling game




Writing: We started a new unit on procedural writing. We will think through “How to… (do something).” The students will need to think through the steps and draw pictures that go with their steps. This week we thought through, “How to go to recess” and wrote it together.

Math: We are moving through subtraction. We learned how to subtract from 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 this week! I hope these facts will be engrained into the students minds so they can be so quick to do subtraction problems!

Bible: We started the exciting story of Joseph this week! Some crazy things happened to Joseph including being sold as a slave to Egypt and being thrown in prison when he didn’t do anything bad! But the whole time, God was with Joseph and has an amazing plan through Joseph’s life.

Science - This week we learned all about a life cycle of a pumpkin. We read some books, drew the lifecycle, and even watched a video on a time-lapse of a pumpkin growing.

Since this week was the beginning of 2nd quarter, we changed up the seating arrangement and initiated a new behavior management system. Everyday, the students may earn beads for good behavior and following directions. On Friday, we count up our beads and the students who have the most beads get to choose the Fun Friday activity first. The students this week earned a lot of beads and were good to follow directions.

Next Week:
Spelling Words: end   hand   sent   went   fast   must   jump   lamp   they   one
Bible Memory Verse:Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Upcoming Events:
  • 11/12: Walkathon - It’s still not too late to sign up! If you’d like to join us on a fun day of walking and raising money for the school, send in ¥7000 and the blue permission slip. Remember, 1st graders have to walk with an adult!
  • 11/14: School holiday
  • 11/19: PTF Holiday Market - Picture
  • 11/23: Professional Development Day - no school for students
  • 11/24-25: Thanksgiving vacation
  • 11/30: Progress Reports
  • 12/2: OCSI Christmas Program (12:30 dismissal for students)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday News for the Week of October 17-21

Happy Sunday! I’m sorry that this post if a few days late.


Last Week:
Reading: We learned all about characters! We learned that characters can be the people, animals, or things in a story that can think, feel and act. We read several books with all different kinds of characters. On Friday, we looked at our own books in our book folder and write down the names of the characters.
Writing: We are learned about how to write good opening sentences to make our stories exciting.



Math: We are continuing to move through subtraction. The students are doing great figuring out basic subtraction problems.


Bible: We finished the story of Jacob and learned that God changed his name to Israel. God kept his promise in Jacob’s life and brought Jacob back to his home and to his brother Esau who forgave him. Next we’ll learn about the exciting story of one of Jacob’s sons, Joseph!


Social Studies: We finished a unit called Me on the Map. We learned about our planet earth, our continent Asia, our country Japan, our prefecture Okinawa, our school and area Yomitan OCSI, and ME in the classroom!


For our Fun Friday this week, 2.1 class came to join in the fun.








Next Week:
Spelling Words: back, neck, kick, pick, sick, rock, sock, duck, have, or
Bible Memory: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;.” Proverbs 3:5

  • 11/3: Parent/Teacher Conferences - No school for students. Report cards Issued. Please return the paper sent home Friday.


Upcoming Events:
Walkathon:
The class who raises the most money for Walkathon gets an ice cream party and guess who is winning right now?? 1.1!!! WOOHOO! Make sure you get in the Walkathon money and permission slips by Friday, October 28th. The coarse is much shorter this week and very doable for 1st graders. Kinder to 2nd grade students must walk with a parent so it is ¥3500 for the child and ¥3500 for the adult. Any extra people who want to walk in your family are welcome too!  Invite your friends and family and let’s have a great day!

  • 11/12: Walkathon
  • 11/14: School holiday
  • 11/19: PTF Holiday Market
  • 11/23: Professional Development Day - no school for students
  • 11/24-25: Thanksgiving vacation
  • 11/30: Progress Reports
  • 12/2: OCSI Christmas Program (12:30 dismissal for students)

Friday News for the Week of October 17-21

Happy Sunday! I’m sorry that this post if a few days late.


Last Week:
Reading: We learned all about characters! We learned that characters can be the people, animals, or things in a story that can think, feel and act. We read several books with all different kinds of characters. On Friday, we looked at our own books in our book folder and write down the names of the characters.
Writing: We are learned about how to write good opening sentences to make our stories exciting.



Math: We are continuing to move through subtraction. The students are doing great figuring out basic subtraction problems.


Bible: We finished the story of Jacob and learned that God changed his name to Israel. God kept his promise in Jacob’s life and brought Jacob back to his home and to his brother Esau who forgave him. Next we’ll learn about the exciting story of one of Jacob’s sons, Joseph!


Social Studies: We finished a unit called Me on the Map. We learned about our planet earth, our continent Asia, our country Japan, our prefecture Okinawa, our school and area Yomitan OCSI, and ME in the classroom!


For our Fun Friday this week, 2.1 class came to join in the fun.








Next Week:
Spelling Words: back, neck, kick, pick, sick, rock, sock, duck, have, or
Bible Memory: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;.” Proverbs 3:5

  • 11/3: Parent/Teacher Conferences - No school for students. Report cards Issued. Please return the paper sent home Friday.


Upcoming Events:
Walkathon:
The class who raises the most money for Walkathon gets an ice cream party and guess who is winning right now?? 1.1!!! WOOHOO! Make sure you get in the Walkathon money and permission slips by Friday, October 28th. The coarse is much shorter this week and very doable for 1st graders. Kinder to 2nd grade students must walk with a parent so it is ¥3500 for the child and ¥3500 for the adult. Any extra people who want to walk in your family are welcome too!  Invite your friends and family and let’s have a great day!

  • 11/12: Walkathon
  • 11/14: School holiday
  • 11/19: PTF Holiday Market
  • 11/23: Professional Development Day - no school for students
  • 11/24-25: Thanksgiving vacation
  • 11/30: Progress Reports
  • 12/2: OCSI Christmas Program (12:30 dismissal for students)

Friday News for the Week of October 17-21

Happy Sunday! I’m sorry that this post if a few days late.


Last Week:
Reading: We learned all about characters! We learned that characters can be the people, animals, or things in a story that can think, feel and act. We read several books with all different kinds of characters. On Friday, we looked at our own books in our book folder and write down the names of the characters.
Writing: We are learned about how to write good opening sentences to make our stories exciting.



Math: We are continuing to move through subtraction. The students are doing great figuring out basic subtraction problems.


Bible: We finished the story of Jacob and learned that God changed his name to Israel. God kept his promise in Jacob’s life and brought Jacob back to his home and to his brother Esau who forgave him. Next we’ll learn about the exciting story of one of Jacob’s sons, Joseph!


Social Studies: We finished a unit called Me on the Map. We learned about our planet earth, our continent Asia, our country Japan, our prefecture Okinawa, our school and area Yomitan OCSI, and ME in the classroom!


For our Fun Friday this week, 2.1 class came to join in the fun.








Next Week:
Spelling Words: back, neck, kick, pick, sick, rock, sock, duck, have, or
Bible Memory: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;.” Proverbs 3:5

  • 11/3: Parent/Teacher Conferences - No school for students. Report cards Issued. Please return the paper sent home Friday.


Upcoming Events:
Walkathon:
The class who raises the most money for Walkathon gets an ice cream party and guess who is winning right now?? 1.1!!! WOOHOO! Make sure you get in the Walkathon money and permission slips by Friday, October 28th. The coarse is much shorter this week and very doable for 1st graders. Kinder to 2nd grade students must walk with a parent so it is ¥3500 for the child and ¥3500 for the adult. Any extra people who want to walk in your family are welcome too!  Invite your friends and family and let’s have a great day!

  • 11/12: Walkathon
  • 11/14: School holiday
  • 11/19: PTF Holiday Market
  • 11/23: Professional Development Day - no school for students
  • 11/24-25: Thanksgiving vacation
  • 11/30: Progress Reports
  • 12/2: OCSI Christmas Program (12:30 dismissal for students)

Friday News for the Week of October 17-21

Happy Sunday! I’m sorry that this post if a few days late.


Last Week:
Reading: We learned all about characters! We learned that characters can be the people, animals, or things in a story that can think, feel and act. We read several books with all different kinds of characters. On Friday, we looked at our own books in our book folder and write down the names of the characters.
Writing: We are learned about how to write good opening sentences to make our stories exciting.



Math: We are continuing to move through subtraction. The students are doing great figuring out basic subtraction problems.


Bible: We finished the story of Jacob and learned that God changed his name to Israel. God kept his promise in Jacob’s life and brought Jacob back to his home and to his brother Esau who forgave him. Next we’ll learn about the exciting story of one of Jacob’s sons, Joseph!


Social Studies: We finished a unit called Me on the Map. We learned about our planet earth, our continent Asia, our country Japan, our prefecture Okinawa, our school and area Yomitan OCSI, and ME in the classroom!


For our Fun Friday this week, 2.1 class came to join in the fun.








Next Week:
Spelling Words: back, neck, kick, pick, sick, rock, sock, duck, have, or
Bible Memory: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;.” Proverbs 3:5

  • 11/3: Parent/Teacher Conferences - No school for students. Report cards Issued. Please return the paper sent home Friday.


Upcoming Events:
Walkathon:
The class who raises the most money for Walkathon gets an ice cream party and guess who is winning right now?? 1.1!!! WOOHOO! Make sure you get in the Walkathon money and permission slips by Friday, October 28th. The coarse is much shorter this week and very doable for 1st graders. Kinder to 2nd grade students must walk with a parent so it is ¥3500 for the child and ¥3500 for the adult. Any extra people who want to walk in your family are welcome too!  Invite your friends and family and let’s have a great day!

  • 11/12: Walkathon
  • 11/14: School holiday
  • 11/19: PTF Holiday Market
  • 11/23: Professional Development Day - no school for students
  • 11/24-25: Thanksgiving vacation
  • 11/30: Progress Reports
  • 12/2: OCSI Christmas Program (12:30 dismissal for students)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Friday News for Week of October 11-14

Happy Friday!


We had another fun week at OCSI!


This Week:
Reading - We continued to focus on Mo Willems as an author and illustrator and we read the Elephant and Piggy books. There are SO many of them and they are SO funny! We also did lots of writing with Elephant and Piggy books. We wrote our own words in a speech bubble, and wrote our own stories and used speech bubbles in our stories. We finished up the books with “We are in A Book” where Elephant and Piggy actually talk to the reader! SO much fun!






Math: This week we continued through subtraction. We did a fun lesson on subtracting 0 and subtracting all like 4-4=0. I even challenged the students with 43-0= and 43-43= and they knew it! Great job students!


Bible: We learned the crazy story of how Jacob took his brother’s blessing. Esau was really mad! It’s crazy how God used this story as part of his plan to send a Savior through the story of Abraham, Isaac, and now Jacob. Here’s a fun video we watched to help tell the story.
God's Story: Jacob and Esau from Crossroads Kids' Club on Vimeo.



On Thursday we had our first all school assembly. We looked AWESOME in our orange T-shirts. We also learned about the Walkathon coming up on November 12th. Some information was sent home today about Walkathon, so please look over it and email me if you have any questions. It’s a little bit different this year - only 6 kilometer instead of 20 kilometer so I hope everyone can participate. It should be a very fun day!


Next Week:
Spelling Words: add puff egg well will doll kiss miss you live
Bible Memory Verse: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; Come before him with joyful songs, know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us and we are his.” Psalm 100:1-3

Upcoming Events:
  • 10/14 Math Night - 6:30-7:30
  • 10/21 - 1st Quarter Ends
  • 11/12: Walkathon
  • 11/14: School holiday

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Thursday Assembly

Hi everyone!

Tomorrow, there is an ALL School Assembly in the gym at 2:30. The students from K-12th grade will get together to learn about Walkathon, meet the new teachers, and get excited about OCSI. Can you wear your new orange Friendship Friday T-shirt tomorrow??

(Mine is Gray - wear your orange one!! :))