Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday News 5/15-5/19

Reading: This week we continued learning how to compare and contrast stories. We read two versions of Cinderella and two versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. The students work with partners and on their own to identify what was the same and what was different about the two versions.

Writing: We started learning how to write our opinion on different topics. We practiced all together with writing what we thought was the best thing to do at recess. Then we learned how to express our opinion and write good reasons.

Math: This week we finished learning about Measurement. We practiced measuring different body parts with a measuring tape and took our chapter test.




































Bible: In Bible we started learning about the Fruit of the Spirit. We focused on the first part: love, which means to think of others before ourselves.. We learned about God's love for us and what it looks like to love other people.



















Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: unable, unlock, untie, unpack, reread, remind, rewrite, reuse, softly, slowly, quickly, suddenly, joyful, careful, truthful, beautiful, during, better

2. Bible Verse: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22

3. Summer School packets were sent home on Friday. If you would like your child to attend summer school, please stop by the office with the completed form and payment. Summer School is not mandatory for all students, however it is open for all students to attend. If you have any questions please let me know or call the office.

Upcoming Events:
5/29 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
6/9 - Last Day of School - Class Party and 12:30 dismissal

Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, 12 May 2017

Friday News for 5/8-5/12

Here's a look at our week:

Reading: This week we learned how to compare and contrast different versions of stories. We read two versions of Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears and then wrote down what was the same and what was different.

Writing: This week we finished learning about Poetry. We wrote limerick poems that rhymed. Here is our class poem:

There once was a little pet snail,
who started to steal all the mail,
he got caught by a snake,
with a really big rake,
and spent all his time in a jail.

Math: This week we continued learning how to measure. We learned about centimeters and meters and practiced measuring and comparing objects.








Bible: In Bible we learned about Peter taking the message of Jesus to the Gentiles. We also learned how God freed Peter from jail in a miraculous way.

Important Information:
1. Spelling Words: wear, families, cherries, loving, carried, further, carrying, Tuesday, orange, Saturday, were, serve, third, purple, living, dropped, harvest, dropping

2. Bible Memory Verse: See what amazing love the Father has given us! Because of it, we are called children of God. 1 John 3:1

Upcoming Events:
5/29 - Memorial Day - No School
6/9 - Last Day of School - 12:30 Dismissal

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Friday News for 5/1-5/5

Happy Golden Week! I hope you have a wonderful day off tomorrow!

Here's a look at our week:

Reading: This week we focused on comparing and contrasting characters. We learned to look at the outside and the behaviors of two characters and see what is the same and what is different.


Writing: We learned to write Shape Poems! We wrote poems about ice cream, clouds, trees, rain, the sun, and butterflies.


Math: This week we learned how to measure using inches, feet, and yards. We practiced measuring pictures, lines, and real life objects.







Bible: We learned more about the Holy Spirit this week. We learned the stories of Philip and Stephen and how the Holy Spirit gave them courage to do what was right even if they didn't understand.

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

Upcoming Events:

5/5 - Children's Day - No School
5/29 - Memorial Day - No School
6/9 - Last Day of School - 12:30 dismissal

Have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, 27 April 2017

We had a beautiful day for Field Day today! The students enjoyed participating in 10 different events and getting soaking wet! Here are some pictures from our day:















Reading: This week we finished learning about Author's Purpose. We read several different books and the students worked to identify why the author wrote the book.

Writing: In Writing we learned how to write Diamante Poems. Here's our class Diamante Poem:

                                               sun
                                  round              bright
                shining                burning               heating
       gas                  sun spots             rocks                 craters
                orbiting               reflecting            moving
                                  grey                 cold
                                             moon

Math: This week we finished learning about time. We reviewed how to tell time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and five minutes. Then we took our chapter test.

Bible: In Bible we started learning about the Holy Spirit. We learned that the Holy Spirit gives us courage to speak to others about Jesus.

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. Next Friday is Children's Day. There will be no school on that day. If you are free on this day, please come down to Naha to watch our OCSI Dragon Boat team in the race! We will be racing around 12:15.

4. We have a new Scholastic Book Order. If you would like to order, you can do so online at  http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/okinawa-christian-school-intl or by sending in the order form and US Dollars to me.

Upcoming Events:
5/4 - Progress Reports
5/5 - Children's Day - No School
5/29 - Memorial Day - No School
6/9 - Last Day of School - 12:30pm Dismissal

Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, 21 April 2017

Friday News 4/17-4/21

We had a great time at Kid City today! The students did a wonderful job working and going to the different stations. Here are some pictures from our day:















Reading: This week we continued learning about Author's Purpose. We read several books and worked to identify why the author wrote them.

Phonics: We learned how to add 'ed' and 'ing' to the end of verbs.















Writing: We started our Poetry Unit this week. We learned how to write an acrostic poem and wrote several throughout the week.

Math: We continued learning about time. We learned how to tell time to the quarter hour and to five minutes. We also learned about A.M. and P.M.

Bible: This week we learned about how Jesus appeared to His disciples after He came back to life. We also learned about how he ascended into Heaven and gave the disciples the job of going and telling everyone about Him.

Important Information:

1. Spelling Words: chore, farmer, corn, orange, harvest, morning, Lord, arms, horses, hard, before, star, store, north, 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. Next Friday is Elementary Field Day! In the morning we will be outside participating in 10 different activities. Then we will go down to the park for lunch and to spend the afternoon. All students need to bring a home lunch on this day. Parents are welcome to join us for all or part of the day!

Upcoming Events:
4/28 - Elementary Field Day
5/5 - Children's Day - No School
5/29 - Memorial Day - No School
6/9 - Last Day of School - 12:30pm dismissal

Have a great weekend! :)