Saturday, 21 April 2018

Friday News 4/20

We had a blast Friday at our Kid City! The students did great working their jobs and being respectful customers. Thank you to all the parents that helped on Friday! Pictures will be coming soon!

Here's a look at the rest of our week:

Reading: This week we focused on comparing and contrasting stories. We read five different versions of Little Red Riding Hood and then the students split into groups to compare and contrast the adaptations to the original story.















Math: We finished learning how to tell time. We made our own watches and practiced telling time to 5 minute intervals.















Bible: We learned about Jesus going back to Heaven and about the coming of the Holy Spirit. We learned that the Holy Spirit gives us power.

Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: for, bear, more, four, dear, hear, wore, earn, floor, wear, earth, share, heard, yearly, careless, doorbell, nothing, May

2. Memory Verse: And the Spirit doesn't make us weak and fearful. Instead, the Spirit gives us power and love. He helps us control ourselves. 2 Timothy 1:7

3. Field Day will be this coming Friday (27th). All students need to bring a home lunch to school as we will be walking down to the park for a picnic and afternoon play time.

4. We have a new scholastic book order! If you would like to order you can do so online here: http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/okinawa-christian-school-intl or you can return the order form and money to me.

Upcoming Dates:
Upcoming Dates:
4/27 - Elementary Field Day
5/4 - Golden Week Holiday - No School
5/7 - Progress Reports
5/28 - Memorial Day - No School
6/13 - Last Day of School

Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, 13 April 2018

Friday News 4/13

Here's a look at our first week back from Spring Break:

Reading: This week we learned how to compare and contrast characters. We read several different books and identified things that were the same and different between the characters. We also played Compare and Contrast Uno and Compare and Contrast Memory.















Writing: We wrote about our Spring Break! We picked out four things that happened during Spring Break and made Polaroid pictures.


Math: We learned how to tell time to the quarter hour and to 5 minutes. We also learned how to tell if something happened in the A.M. or P.M.


Bible: We learned about Jesus appearing to the disciples after His resurrection. We also learned about how God forgave Peter and gave him an important job to do.

Phonics: We worked on our 'ar' and 'or' words. On Tuesday we became pirates and went on a treasure hunt to find 'ar' words. On Thursday we made S'mores to learn about 'or' words.















Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: word, were, turn, girls, verse, color, first, world, third, serve, purple, doctor, further, herself, birthday, Saturday, walked, April

2. Memory Verse: The Friend is the Holy Spirit. He will teach you all things. He will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26

3. Kid City is next Friday! Please bring an empty wallet and a small bag or purse with you to school. Kid City will be from 12:30-3:00.

Upcoming Dates:
4/20 - Kid City
4/27 - Elementary Field Day
5/4 - Golden Week Holiday - No School
5/7 - Progress Reports
5/28 - Memorial Day - No School
6/13 - Last Day of School

Have a great weekend! :)

Monday, 2 April 2018

Happy Spring Break!

I hope you are enjoying your Spring Break! On Friday we had our Culture Fair. We went around to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms to learn about different countries.















Here's a look at our last week of school:

Reading: We focused on Author's Purpose. We read several books and identified why the author wrote them.

Writing: We finished our Opinion Writing unit. On Friday we gave out awards to some of our favorite books.















Math: This week we learn about clocks. We learned how to tell time to the hour and half hour.

Bible: We finished learning about Passion Week. We learned how Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead.

Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: chore, farmer, corn, orange, harvest, morning, Lord, arms, horses, hard, before, star, store, March, important, June, Wednesday

2. Memory Verse: You can't be saved by believing in anyone else. God has given people no other name under heaven that will save them. Acts 4:12

3. On Friday, April 20th we will have Kid City. More information will be coming soon!

Upcoming Dates:
4/12 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Issued
4/20 - Kid City
4/27 - Elementary Field Day
5/4 - Golden Week Holiday - No School
5/7 - Progress Reports
5/28 - Memorial Day - No School
6/13 - Last Day of School

Have a great Spring Break! :)

Friday, 16 March 2018

Friday News 3/12-3/16

Here's a look at our week:

Reading: This week we learned how to identify the Topic, Main Idea, and Details of a story. We read the books The Snowy Day and Swimmy and found the Main Idea and Details.


Writing: We worked on nominating our favorite books for different awards! We learned how to think about why a book is special and what award it should receive. Then we looked for places in the book that proved our opinion and added them to our nomination.

Math: This week we wrote our own survey and went to different classes to conduct the survey. Then we took the information and made some graphs and answered questions.















Bible: We started learning about Passion Week which is the last week of Jesus's life before He died on the cross.  We learned about Palm Sunday and Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey. We also learned about Jesus cleaning out the temple and teaching there.

Important Information:

1. Because next week is a short week we will not have any Spelling words or a Memory Verse.

2. Next Tuesday and Wednesday are our Student Led Conference. Please make sure that your child comes with you because they will be sharing what they have learned this year with you. Here is the schedule for you to reference:

Tuesday (3/20)
3:30-3:50 - Mark Blanchard
3:50-4:10 - Jonas Ross
5:10-5:30 - Alex Lee
5:50-6:10 - Isabella Yellope
6:10-6:30 - James Murray

Wednesday (3/21)
8:30-8:50 - Nico Katsumi
8:50-9:10 - Shinnosuke Okada
9:10-9:30 - Ami Kambayashi
9:30-10:10 - Valentina Cooper
10:10-10:30 - Yuna Kaname
10:30-10:50 - Keito Kosinski
10:50-11:10 - Tobin Sneller
11:10-11:30 - Vivian Yonamine
1:00-1:20 - Mahiro Tamamoto
1:20-1:40 - Alyssa Sherwoon
1:40-2:00 - Karen Ota
2:00-2:20 - Sango Hiraoka
2:20-2:40 - Coco Sagawa
2:40-3:00 - Alan Qi
3:00-3:20 - Taizan Yamada

3. Next Friday is our 2nd grade field trip to the Aquarium! Please make sure that your student comes to school on time as we will be leaving at 8:30. Each student needs to bring a home lunch, wear their red Friday t-shirt (or another red shirt), and bring a small bag or backpack. Please do not send any money with your student as we will not have time to spend in the gift shop.

4. Our Scholastic Book Order will end next Friday, March 23rd. If you would like to order you can do so online at https://world-shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/okinawa-christian-school-intl or send in the money and order form to me.

Upcoming Dates:
3/21 - Student-Led Conferences
3/23 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Aquarium
3/30 - End of 3rd Quarter
3/31-4/8 - Spring Break
4/12 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards go home
4/20 - Kid City
4/27 - Elementary Field Day

Have a great weekend! :)