Thursday, January 18, 2018

Friday News for the Week of Jan 16-19

This Week:

We finally had all 21 students this week!

Reading: Problem and Solution: This was an exciting strategy and one that really got us thinking! We read Harry the Dirty Dog and thought of the Problem and Solution. We also read my favorite childhood book, Tikki Tikki Tembo, and thought of many problem and solutions.

Math: We started Place Value - we learned that there are ones, tens, and hundreds and we learned how to count the tens like this: 1 tens = 10, 2 tens =20 etc. I could tell it was confusing but I'm sure the students will get it during this chapter.

Bible: We started to learn about the cycle of the Judges. We learned how the Israelites had peace while they obeyed God, but soon they forgot about what God had done from them, worshiped idols, and their enemies attacked them. When they finally remembered about God and cried out to Him, he sent a judge to help them out. The first judge was Othniel. We also learned some about Deborah. This week we started the story of Gideon. It’s funny to think that the Israelites never learned their lesson and then when we look at ourselves… we are still the same! We let God down so many times, but he is still faithful to love us!

Writing: We edited our How To writings! The students were in partners all week and worked super hard to edit the stories. I can’t wait to publish them and read them to 2nd graders next week!

Next Week:

Spelling Words: by   my   ride   bike   like   time   nine   dive   find   kind   them   would
Bible Memory Verse (again): “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

Friday - NO SCHOOL! Teacher Work Day and End of 2nd quarter

Upcoming Events:

January 25th - 2nd quarter ends
January 26th - No School
Feb 1 - Report Cards sent home
Feb 19 - No School

Feb 28 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports
Feb 26- Mar 2 - WEEK OF READING - more details later