Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday News for the Week of Oct 30-Nov3

Happy Friday!

Thank you for a wonderful conference day! I enjoyed talking to each and every one of you that stopped by today. I’m excited for 2nd quarter and how much more we can celebrate your child’s growth!

This Week:
Reading: Asking Questions - Good readers ask questions while they are reading. “Why is this happening?” “What is that?” etc. This week we probably asked about 100 questions while reading some Clifford stories! I wish I counted! On Friday the students picked a book they had been reading and asked 4 questions based on that book. They are on their way to grow up to be great readers!

Writing: We started a new unit on Nonfiction Chapter Books. We started by figuring out how to write a teaching book. The students are now the teachers and get to write and teach everyone else about something they know. Students wrote books about ballet, legos, drawing, and so much more! I’m excited to see how they’ll develop as writers in this unit.

Math: We finished up chapter 2 with Subtraction to 10. We did a timed subtraction test to see how fast they can do it. We’ll do it again in a few weeks to see if they have improved. They also all rocked their math test! Good job everyone!

Bible: We finished up the incredible story of Joseph. After Joseph became a leader in the land, he helped Egypt save the food for the 7 years of famine. But guess who didn’t have food and was hungry - you got it, Joseph’s family back in Canaan. Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to get some grain. The brothers not knowing that it was Joseph, bowed down to him to ask for food. Joseph wanted to test them to see if they had changed so he told them to bring back the youngest brother, Benjamin to Egypt. The brothers obeyed and finally all the family was reunited together. My favorite part of this story is when Joseph says to the brothers, “You meant to harm me, but God meant it for good.” Even when my life is not going well, I was reminded that I need to trust God because he is working everything for good. :)

Science: We started learning about animal habitats. Since we learned about where we live on the world, it’s fun to start learning where animals live!

On Thursday, we visited Mrs. Fox’s 1.2 class to read our finished stories!

Next Week:

Spelling Words: long   king   ring   long   sung   sink   wink   bunk   on   but
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

1.1 Ice Cream Party! - stay tuned for a Jupiter email about the 1.1 Ice Cream Party! Nov 10th :)

Don’t forget about the Walkathon and Holiday Market on Nov 11th!

Upcoming Events:

  • 11/11: Walkathon and Holiday Market - Check Walkathon facebook page 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