Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday News for the Week of May 8-12

Hello everyone!

Only 20 more days of school left here in 1st grade!!!AHHHH

This week:

Reading: We focused on Author’s Purpose. Our questions was, “Why did the author write the book?” Usually there are 3 reasons: to persuade, to inform, and to entertain. All together that makes PIE!

We also learned the difference between a fact and an opinion. Facts go with inform and nonfiction text such as books about animals or science and history books. Opinions go with persuasive writing and usually starts with, “I think…”

Writing: This week we did some All About Something writing! First the students interviewed another student to write all about them and then the students wrote all about 1st grade.

Math: We are zooming through chapter 9 with learning about shapes, sides, vertices, composite shapes and more!

Bible: We finished up some fun stories about Elijah this week. We learned about his competition with the prophets of Baal on Mt Carmel (God totally won!), about how Elijah didn’t die and went up to heaven, and about how the prophets told the people about how Jesus would come - amazing!

Science: We are continuing to learn about animal classification with amphibians and birds!

Next Week:

Spelling Words: beehive, airplane, football, into, homework, birthday,

bookmark, firefly, wildlife, rainbow, any, number, know

Bible Memory: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom

and power are his.” Daniel 2:20

Thursday - FIELD TRIP! Don’t forget a home lunch, pencil and eraser, bag, hat, and excitement!

Upcoming Events:
Order some scholastic books: by May 26th, 2017.
5/29: Memorial Day - no school
6/2: HS graduation

6/9: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! CLASS PARTY (12:30 Dismissal for Students)