Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday News for the Week of October 23-27

Happy Friday!

Today is the last day of 1st quarter! Wow - the time totally just flew by! Moms and dads - you’d be so impressed to see how your children have grown and learned only in 1 quarter!

Today we had a “Writing Celebration!” where we celebrated publishing a book and finishing a writing unit. We shared the party with 2.1 Ms. Guiles class and every student got to read their story to a 2nd grade partner. AND we got to eat snacks while we did it. :) Here’s some pics from the event:

Then they enjoyed Fun Friday with the 2nd graders!

Today in PE, we also had a very special, once a year, OBSTACLE course created by our amazing PE teacher Mr. Meredith. The students had a BLAST going through the obstacle course. Here’s some pictures and a timelapse of going through it:

Here’s a recap of what we did this week:

Reading: I taught the students two important accuracy strategies: Trade a word and guess a word that makes sense, and use the pictures to figure out the words. We also continued to focus on the characters and setting of the story. On Friday, the students picked a book and wrote down the characters and setting from that story.

Writing: We finished up the Small Moment Narrative unit of writing. Next week we’ll start writing “How to…” stories! Here’s all of their published stories as well as pictures of them peer editing:

Math: We continued traveling through subtraction. This week has one of the toughest lessons so far: Related Facts or Fact Family! It was quite a challenge for some students to understand the relationship between addition and subtraction, but we took an extra day to review it, and I think everyone understands it. Great job! Next week we’ll be finishing Chapter 2 with review and the test.

Bible: We are using our Joseph puppets to retell the story. After being sold as a slave and being put in jail, God was with Joseph the whole time and finally, Joseph was called from jail to interpret Pharaoh’s dream and given the second highest position in all of Egypt! Wow! I reminded the students that even if they are facing tough situations in their life, to not give up, because God will carry them through. That was a great reminder for me too!

Social Studies: We finished our unit called “Me on the Map” where the students learned about themselves in relation to Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan, Asia, and Earth!

Next Week:

There’s ANOTHER typhoon headed our way ---eek!! I’m not sure what will happen but please check the ocsi website on Monday morning before you head to the bus or school to see if school is canceled or not!

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.” Proverbs 3:5

Walkathon - it’s not too late to sign up if you’d like to! Or come out to the Holiday Market on that day - it’ll be awesome!!!

Operation Christmas Child - The last day to turn in a toy or item is Thursday! Let’s be a blessing to some child in need!

Upcoming Events:
  • 11/3: Parent/Teacher Conferences - no classes  Please return the confirmation slip back to me if you haven’t yet! I can’t wait to see you and celebrate with you on this day!
  • 11/11: Walkathon and Holiday Market - Check Walkathon facebook for more information!
  • 11/13: OCSI holiday
  • 11/22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday - no school
  • 12/6: 12:30 dismissal for students, Christmas Program
  • 12/15: 12:30 dismissal for students - Christmas PARTY!
  • 12/16 - 1/3: Christmas vacation