Thursday, 18 January 2018

Friday News 1/15-1/19

Here's a look at our week:

Reading: This week we finished learning how to draw conclusions. We practiced drawing conclusions with David Goes to School and some Pigeon books.















Writing: We finished up our unit on Poems! This week and next week we will be revising and editing our poems to get them ready for publishing.

Math: We finished our unit on three-digit addition. We practiced adding with word problems and with a jeopardy game.

Bible: This week we continued learning about Jesus' miracles. We learned about Jesus healing a centurion's servant who was very sick. We also learned that Jesus can forgive our sins and heal our bodies.

Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: taught, thought, watch, bought, brought, pitcher, rejoice, shoes, football, would, across, which, something, match, write, caught

2. Memory Verse: I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

3. The end of the quarter is coming! There will be no school next Friday for a Teacher Work Day.

4. Scholastic Orders are due by January 31st. If you would like to order please send in the money and order form to school or go online to  http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/okinawa-christian-school-intl.

Upcoming Events:
1/26 - Teacher Work Day - No School
2/1 - Report Cards Issued
2/19 - President's Day - No School
2/28 - Progress Reports sent home

Have a fantastic weekend! :)

Friday, 12 January 2018

Friday News 1/8-1/12

We had a great first full week back from Christmas Break! Here's a look at our week:

Reading: We learned how to use clues to draw a conclusion. We practiced drawing conclusions from pictures and from reading passages. On Friday we played a game where we had to answer questions based on the clues given.



Writing: This week we continued writing our poems. We reviewed how to choose a topic, make a list, and turn it in to a poem.

Math: We learned how to add three-digit numbers. We practiced by using our whiteboards, playing bingo, and playing tic-tac-toe.






Bible: This week we learned about some of the miracles of Jesus. We learned about Jesus healing a man with leprosy and how he helped Peter with a miraculous catch of fish.

Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: draw, saw, ought, pause, straw, paws, lawn, bought, August, caught, brought, taught, because, thought, sure, goes

2. Memory Verse: He has removed our sins from us. He has removed them as far as the east is from the west. Psalm 103:12

3. There is no school this Monday. Enjoy the long weekend!

4. Scholastic Book Orders were sent home this week! If you would like to order you can send in the order form and money to me or order online at  http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/okinawa-christian-school-intl. The last day to order will be January 31st.

Upcoming Dates:
1/15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
1/26 - Teacher Work Day - No School
2/1 - 1st Semester Report Cards Issued
2/19 - President's Day - No School

Have a great weekend! :)

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Spelling Words: flour, down, south, hour, flower, now, towel, about, mouth, how, out, our, houses, around, away, above

Memory Verse: Lord my God, I called out to you for help. And you healed me. Psalm 30:2

Please remember that tomorrow is Kite Day! We will be flying our kites from 9:20-9:50. Each student needs to bring their own kite to school. If you are available, we would love to have you join us and help during this time!

Friday, 8 December 2017

We had a great Christmas Program on Wednesday! Thanks to everyone who came to see all our hard work!













Here's a look at our week:
Reading: We finished learning how to make connections while reading.

Math: We learned how to identify the place value of a number. We also learned how to write a number in words and in expanded form.

Bible: We learned about the 12 men Jesus chose to be His disciples. We also learned about the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus taught that we don't need to worry, because just like He takes care of the birds and the flowers He will take care of us.

Social Studies: We learned about Christmas in Russia and made nesting dolls.














Important Information:
1. Spelling Words: preacher, lunch, church, while, which, match, chosen, where, pitcher, child, what, reach, when, something, write, watch

2. Bible Verse: The Word became a human being. He made his home with us. We have seen his glory. John 1:14a

3. On Friday we will have our class Christmas Party and an early dismissal. School will end at 12:30pm.

4. Christmas Break will run from 12/16-1/3. The first day of school after Break will be 1/4.

Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, 1 December 2017

Friday News 12/1

Here's a look at our week:

Reading: We learned how to make connections while reading. We learned about text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections. Throughout the week we practiced making connections while we read different types of books.

Writing: We continued writing poems. This week we learned how to use repetition to stress certain parts of our poem. We also learned how to figure out the mood that we want to get across and how to pick specific words to match that mood.

Math: We started our new chapter on Place Value. We learned how to identify the hundreds, tens, and ones. We also learned how to write a number in expanded form.

Bible: We learned about the early ministry of Jesus. We learned that He was baptized by John the Baptist and then tempted in the desert. We learned how to stand up to temptation: by praying, knowing the Bible, running away, and asking others for help.

Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: should, cloth, wish, that, brush, wash, there, then, shoes, shine, with, polish, thick, both, across, would

2. Bible Verse: "Come. Follow me," Jesus said. "I will make you fishers of people." Matthew 4:19

3. Next week is our CHRISTMAS PROGRAM! We will be practicing at the hall Monday and Wednesday morning. Please note that Wednesday is a half day of school. School will finish at 12:30. Wednesday night please have your child at the Yomitan Cultural Center by 5:30. The show will start at 6:00 pm.

Upcoming Events:
12/6 - Early Dismissal (12:30) and Christmas Program (6:00 pm)
12/15 - Christmas Party and Early Dismissal (12:30)
12/16-1/3 - Christmas Break
1/8 - Kite Day
1/15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
1/25 - End of 2nd Quarter
1/26 - Teacher Work Day - No School

Have a wonderful weekend! :)


Monday, 20 November 2017

Thanksgiving News!

Happy Harvest Day and Pie Day! We had a great morning learning about Thanksgiving! We also enjoyed some yummy pie together in the afternoon!
















Reading: We focused on Summarizing. We learned to listen for the characters, what they want to do, the problem, and solution. We practiced summarizing as a class, with partners, and on our own.

Writing: We continued writing poems. This week we learned to focus on the words in our poems. We tried to pick words that really fit the meaning of our poem.

Math: We finished our unit on subtraction. We focused on word problems and how to find the key words so that we know what we need to do. We also took our Chapter 4 Test.

Bible: We finished learning about Christmas! We learned about the Wise Men coming to visit Jesus and how God protected baby Jesus from King Herod.

Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: rejoice, good-bye, point, cool, room, stood, toy, noise, football, enjoy, join, shook, coin, too, they, alike

2. Bible Verse: And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased." Mark 1:11

3. There is no school tomorrow through Friday. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

4. The Elementary Christmas Program will be Wednesday, December 6th. That will also be a half day of school with classes ending at 12:30.

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Friday, 17 November 2017

Please check back on Tuesday for a full blog update!

Reminder that out Spelling Test and Bible Test are on Monday. Also there is no school next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Have a good weekend! :)