Sunday, April 29, 2018

Scholastic Book Order

Hi everyone! I opened up the Scholastic Book Order!

Here's the link 

Please order by May 18th, 2018.

Thank you!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Friday News for the Week of April 23-27

Happy Friday!

Today was Field Day! The students did well participating in 10 events. Here are some pictures.

We also played at the park all afternoon - it was so much fun!!

This Week:

Reading - Nonfiction Text Features - We learned how to read and recognize Nonfiction Text Features. Soon we will be researching our own animal to write a research report about it.

Writing - We are cruising through Narrative Writing. All the students are writing such long stories with good adventures! Way to go!

Bible - We finished the epic story of Solomon and moved on to learning about different kinds of Psalm and Proverbs. We did a quick review of God’s promises up till now in our Bible stories and next week we’ll go on to what happened to Israel after King Solomon.

Math: The students did a good job with measuring and this week we are tackling telling time to the hour and half hour. They are doing great with that! We learned both analogue and digital clocks. Try to quiz your child at home with time to the hour and half hour!

Spelling - This week we didn’t have any spelling words but we continued to learn interesting words with r-controlled vowels and we played lots of spelling games.

Science - We started to learn about animal classification.

Next Week:
Spelling Words: hops, hopping, stops, stopping, hopes, hoping, makes, making, smiles, smiling, right, new, our
Spelling Test will be on May 7th!

Bible Memory Verse: “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11

1st Grade Field Trip - Kodomo no Kuni Zoo and Wonder Museum - May 17th! Please put it on your calendar! More information coming next week!

Upcoming Events:
  • 5/4: Golden Week holiday - no school
  • 5/17 First Grade Field Trip
  • 5/28: Memorial Day - no school
  • 6/13: Last day of classes

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Friday (Monday...) News for the week of April 16-20

Sorry about the Friday blog being late! I was so wiped out from a SUPER DUPER FUN Kid CITY!!!

I didn’t get to snap any pictures but we had a BLAST!! I hope you got to hear about it from your child!

Also, thank you to all the parents who came and helped out! We could not have done it without you!!!

Last Week:
Reading - Prior Knowledge
Math - Counting money and measurement
Bible - Different kind of Psalms
Writing - Fictional narratives
and much more!

This week:

Friday is Field Day! Because of preparations for Kid City, I wasn’t able to tell you much about FIELD DAY which is this Friday! April 27th, 2018

Parents are invited to come again. The sports part will be from 9-11am. You can help me cheer on the students as they compete in different field events. Then we will all walk down to Sera-en Park for a picnic. Please provide a home lunch for your child this day. You can bring it and eat together with us if you’d like! Please make sure your child has a hat, sunscreen, water bottles, and athletic clothes. We will be playing in the park from 11am until 2pm or so. If you’d like to take your child home with you, please let me know. Otherwise we will go back to class and rest in the classroom until 3pm.

Upcoming Events:
  • 5/4: Golden Week holiday - no school
  • 5/28: Memorial Day - no school
  • 6/13: Last day of classes

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday News for the Week of April 9-13

Happy Friday! Today was a bitter sweet day because we said good bye to our sweet Lucy. She and her family will be moving to the States. We will miss her a TON but we are excited for their new adventure in the States. We love you Lucy!!!

Can you believe we are in the 4th quarter? EEK! There is only like 5 more weeks of school left! Last stretch! Report Cards were sent home on Thursday. Please review it, keep all the papers inside and return the blue envelope signed at the “3rd quarter” line.

This Week:

Reading - We read through all of Harry Allard books about Miss Nelson. Those books are just so great!

We also practiced a very important accuracy strategy of Flip the Sound. If a word sounds funny, it’s an important strategy for the students to flip the vowel sounds or some of the consonant sounds which will probably help them figure out the word!

Math: We started a new unit on Measuring. We compared measurements with words such as “short” “shorter” and “shortest” and we also used cubes and other objects as unit of measurement. The students really enjoyed walking around the room and measuring everything they saw!

Writing: We finished the Fairy Tale writing units!! I complied all the students stories into a book and read it aloud to the students today. I’m so proud of them for writing their own stories!

Bible: After Spring Break, we returned to the story of Solomon, King David’s son. God asked Solomon what he would like and Solomon asked for wisdom! Not money, or fame, or a long life! God was so pleased with his answer that he gave him wisdom AND all the other things! Solomon also build the temple for God. It took 7 years and he used the finest materials to finally make a dwelling place for God in Israel. Today we learned the story of when Queen Sheba came to visit Solomon to see if he was for real! He surpassed all of her expectations and she went away amazed at Solomon! We talked about the importance of wisdom and how we need to ask God daily for wisdom in our own lived.

Social Studies - We are gearing up for Kid City! We have learned about the Post Office, Fire Station, Store, Restaurant, Library, Bank, City Hall, Police Station, Hospital and we have one more to learn for next week - the Vet! THEN FRIDAY IS KID CITY!! WOOHOO!!

I also moved the desks around for the last quarter!

Next Week:

Spelling Words: hurt, verse, fern, dirt, burn, first, bird, turn, her girl, great, again, who
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

FRIDAY - KID CITY!!!!! Please bring a wallet and a little bag on Friday. Parents are invited to come and help or just come and watch!

Upcoming Events:
  • 4/27 Field Day

  • 5/4: Golden Week holiday - no school
  • 5/28: Memorial Day - no school
  • 6/13: Last day of classes