Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday News for the Week of Feb 18-22

Happy Friday!

This Week:

  • We continued our author study on Mo Willems by reading the Pigeon books. We even wrote our own pigeon stories today!
  • We took a spelling test on l-blend words
  • We wrote a Question Poem
  • We learned about how Israel wanted a king, so God gave them Saul
  • We practice reading numbers to 120.
  • We studied the difference between a store and a restaurant.
  • … and so much more!

We finished our opinion writing by sharing it with our classmates. They did so great!

But our highlight for the week was WEEK OF READING! Here’s some pictures!

and today Pajama Day... :)

Next Week:
Spelling Words: frame, green, brown, dry, prize, trust, dress, crops, trees, pray, from, two
Bible Memory Verse: "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

I, Ms. Turner, will be in Tokyo from 2/23-3/1 but Mrs. Hewitt will be our sub for the week! Feel free to email me if you have any questions throughout the week. The students were super excited to hear that she will be their sub!

Upcoming Events:
  • 3/4-3/8 Service Week (Elementary students will be participating in Kid Club during the school day
  • 3/12 College fair at OCSI
  • 3/15 Culture Fair - 1st grade students will be visiting 3-5th grade classrooms to hear about different countries.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Friday News for the Week of Feb 11-15

Happy Friday!

This week:

Reading: We did an author study on Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggy books! They are SO fun! We also worked on our fluency and practicing reading with good punctuation. On Friday we did some fun activities with Elephant and Piggy.

Math: We are cruising through place value with thinking about numbers to 120.

Writing: This week we finished up the final draft of our opinion writing. The students did a great job editing their papers and rewriting it!

Bible: We finished up our unit on Judges. We heard the happy ending with Ruth’s story and how she got to be a part of Jesus’ family tree!

Every Monday we vote on a Would You Rather question. Here's ours from this week:

On Wednesday we celebrated 100th day of school! We had a little party and did some activities that involved the number 100. Here’s some pictures.
100 Day Workout

Make something out of 100 cups

Make a 100 pattern block design

If you had $100...

Next Week:

WEEK OF READING! Make sure you look at the flyer for week of Reading!

Monday - Stuffed Animal
Tuesday - Dress like a book character - Parents are invited to come and watch the parade from 8:45-9:00!
Wednesday - Wear a Hat
Thursday - Wear a shirt with words on it
Friday - Wear pajamas!
Please also remember Thursday is Family Reading night for K-2nd grade families from 5-6pm. Come to the cafeteria for an evening of fun and reading!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday News for the Week of Feb 4-8

Happy Friday!

This week in 1st grade…

  • We learned about flipping the sound - a very good tool to help us read harder words accurately!
  • We read some fun Dr. Seuss books!
  • We studied place value with 10 more and 10 less.
  • We learned the crazy story of Samson and the Philistines
  • We learned about the post office
  • We played spelling games and took a spelling test on the review words
  • We wrote an opening and ending to our opinion writing
  • … and so much more!

Next Week:
Bible Memory Verse: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13
Spelling Words: soon, good, look, took, food, book, zoo, foot, cool, noon, many, he

Wednesday 2/13 is the 100th day of school! We will have a mini party in class!

Thursday 2/14 is Valentines Day! This day is an American tradition where students bring little cards or a snack to their friends. This is not mandatory but if you would like to prepare a little card or snack for each child, I will give time for each child to pass out their Valentines. If you would like a class list with the names of all the students in our class, please email me and I will send it to you! バレンタインデーはアメリカの学校の中での伝統としてクラスメイトみんなに小さなカードかお菓子をわたします。しなくてもいいですが、したければ、小さなカードやチョコをクラスみんなにわたす時間を与えます。クラスにいるみんなの名前がほしければ、私にメール下さい。

Upcoming Events
  • 2/18 - 2/22- Week of Reading
  • 2/21 (Thursday)- Family Reading Night (5-6 p.m.)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday News for the Week of Jan28-Feb1

Happy Friday!

We had a fun spirit week! Here's some pics!
Twin Day!

Mismatch day!

Decades Day

Reading: We learned about prior knowledge. We learned that we need to think - what do we already know about a book before reading it. This helps us to think “what do we want to know?” and later “what did we learn?” This week we filled out a KWL chart together. On Friday we read a popcorn book and the students wrote down something the already knew about popcorn.

Math: We started learning about value! The students were excited to start this lesson! It’s an important foundational part to math so I hope they all can master it!

Bible: We are learning about the judges and finished the story of Gideon and the Midianites. We colored a horn, torch, and jar to cut out and use for the story. It was exciting to see how God only needed 300 men to surprise and confuse the Midianites and win against them. Next week we’ll learn about Samson!

Writing: We are learning some really hard stuff in writing - but stuff that will help the students as they grow up to be amazing writers! Today we looked at quoting an expert and how that can help persuade others of your opinion. I told the students that they don’t have to try today - BUT so many of them decided to quote experts from various books in the reading library! I was blown away! Way to go writers!

Social Studies: We started preparing for Kid City by learning about the fire station. We learned what a fire fighter does and we learned how to STOP, DROP, and ROLL if we catch on fire. Next week we’ll learn about the post office!

Spelling: We played some fun spelling games this week.

Next Week:
Bible Memory Verse: “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliever. ” Psalm 18:1-2
Spelling Words (Review): boys boxes tent late rain may came boat hope told coat like time find kind seed meet meat weak week

Upcoming Events:

  • 2/18 - 2/22- Week of Reading
  • 2/21 (Thursday)- Family Reading Night (5-6 p.m.)