Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Friday!

We has another great week in 1st grade!

This Week:

Reading: We focused on Author and Illustrators. We learned that sometimes it can be two different people, or sometimes it is the same person. On Friday, the students got to listen to a very special book… a book I wrote when I was in 4th grade! I told them that they all can be authors and illustrators some day too!

We also learned that, “A sentence is a complete message that MUST start with a Capital letter and end with a period.” We will be working on sentences throughout the next few weeks.

We continued to build stamina for Read to Self. We made it to 18 minutes, but we all don’t quite have the stamina for 20 minutes yet. Next week!

We also learned about KidsA-Z which we will be doing during Listen to Reading time. I sent home the passwords for it on Tuesday. If your child would like to do it at home, they are welcome to! There is even an app for it on a ipad or iphone! Parents you can also register your email address to receive results to your inbox. Please email me if you have any questions about KidsA-Z!

This week we also had a sneak peak at Word Work. I gave the students macaroni and playdough and they spelled different words with the objects.

Writing: This week we learned that good writers:
  • Use the beginning and ending sounds to help them write words
  • Write stories about their lives
  • Use spaces
  • Draw pictures to match their story

At the end of writing, we also have “Author’s Chair” where the students get to share one of their stories with the class!

Math: We are zooming through Chapter 1! The students learned about adding 0, vertical addition, how to read a number story, and how to add to sums of 4 and 5. They are all doing great in math!

Bible: We are going through the book of Genesis and learning about how God keeps his promises through the stories of Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, the Tower of Babel, and now with Abram and Sarai.

Science: We learned about Venus, Mars, Earth, Jupiter and Saturn!

Next Week:

Spelling Words: bed  fed  red  get  let  pet  men  yes  for  as

Bible Memory Verse: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” Psalm 8:1


Upcoming Events:

Sept 25, 26 - Picture Day
Sept 29 - Field Trip
1st and 2nd Grade Field Trip to Toguchi Beach (一、二年生の渡具知ビーチへの遠足)

WHEN: September 29, Friday 10:30am-2:00pm 9月29日金曜日
WHO: The 1st and 2nd Grade students will be going to Toguchi Beach for a Field Trip! All parents are invited to join us!子供たちは渡具知ビーチまで遠足にいきます。ご父母の皆さんもどうぞ来てください。
WHAT: Students will enjoy God’s creation at the beach, while getting to know their fellow students and teachers. Students can spend the day playing at the park and searching for wildlife on the beach front.子供たちは神様の素晴らしい世界と生徒たちとの交わりを過ごしながら遠足を楽しみます。

Students can swim ONLY if a parent is watching them. If a parent does not go, the student can wade in the water up to their knees.

More information will be sent out next Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend!