Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday News for Week of Feb 6-10

Happy Friday! Wow! Doesn’t it feel like Antarctica outside? brrrr

We had a fabulous week here in 1st grade!

We started our week off with our weekly “Would You Rather” question. This week is was “Would you rather eat a hamburger for breakfast, or pancakes for dinner?” The students discuss their answer with a partner and they have to tell their partner “WHY” they would pick that. Then we share our answers and see what everyone picked. Here’s a picture of them discussing.

In Reading, we learned the strategy of Voracious Reading. This means to use the periods, question marks, and exclamation points of the story to make your reading exciting! We practiced on some fun sheets. See if you can do it!

We also read some books with repetitive phrases and rhyming words to help get our fluency in reading up.

In Math, we continued working through place value and looked at numbers to 120. It was a perfect week to learn this in math because this week we hit the 100th day in school! We celebrated by doing 100 exercises, a science experiment with 100 drops of water, and some writing papers about 100. My students are 100 days smarter!!

In Bible we finished up the stories of the Judges and reviewed Gideon, Samson, and Ruth and Naomi. Ruth and Naomi’s story ended well with Boaz and Ruth getting married and having a baby named Obed. The coolest thing about Obed is he’s the grandpa of King David, who we’ll learn about soon! And we know that David (and Ruth) are both in the family line of Jesus. How cool is that??

Next Week:
Bible Verse: “The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
Spelling Words: soon, good, look, took, food, book, zoo, foot, cool, noon, many, he

2/14: Valentine's Day
2/14-16 Kids Club - In the mornings, 1st and 2nd grade students will be having a Kids Club where they learn a Bible story, do a craft, learn songs, and play games as a part of the HS Service Week. The afternoon will be regular days.

This week there is a Clothing Drive for the Philippines this week! It’s a good chance to go through your clothes and get rid of any that are still in good condition but you don’t need anymore. Let’s bring in a lot of stuff this week!!

Upcoming Events:
2/20: Presidents’ Day - No School
2/21: Progress Reports
3/13: OCSI Holiday - No School
3/20: Elementary Student-Led Conferences
3/24: 3rd Quarter Ends
3/27: 4th Quarter Begins
3/29-31: Achievement Testing (grades 1-8)
3/31: Report Cards Issued
4/3-7: SPRING BREAK - No School