Monday, June 12, 2017

Last 1st Grade Update!!

Thank you for a fantastic year!!! Thank you to the parents who sent in food - we had a great last day of school and party!! Also thanks for all the special end-of-the-year gifts! :) I had a fantastic time with your children. Have a wonderful summer!

We had a wonderful last week of school!

We had 5th grade come and read their stories to us:
















We presented our animal research projects to each other:









We learned about the Digestive System by doing “a stomach in a bag”:




We created our own Human Body Systems:






Congrats to our Awards Chapel recipients:




We said goodbye to Mr. Jernberg:

Have a wonderful summer! See you around!!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Party and other things

Good evening everyone!

Here's an updated list of food for Friday:

Chicken Nuggets - Qi
Ham and Cheese Sandwiches - Sagawa
Scones - Kinjo
Cookies and Snacks - Cooper
Cupcakes - Sneller
Chocolate Cream Puff - Maruyama
Fruit - Seto
Sausage - Kambayashi

Tea and Fruit Juice and Cups - Ohori

Plates and Napkins - Sneller
Paper Plates - Shum


If you haven't replied yet and you are able to send something, please let me know!

Also, today I returned the students' music supplies. The Music teacher didn't end up using those supplies, so you can reuse them for next year, or some other purpose!

Summer School - If you child has no place to go this summer - there is still room open for summer school at OCSI! You can sign up until this Friday!

I hope to see you all on Friday at 11:00am for our class party!

Remember school is dismissed at 12:30 this Friday and it's the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday News for the Week of May 30-June 2

Happy Friday! Only one more week of school! :)

We had another fabulous week in 1st grade today!

Writing: We finished up our Animal Research writings this week and they look fabulous! The students worked really hard with reading the research, compiling it, organizing it, and then finally writing it using indentation and paragraphs! Wow! Next week we’ll present the animals research to each other!

Math: We finished up ALL of our math today! The students brought the finished workbook home today. We also took a Chapter 1-10 test and the students did really great! I’m so proud of them!

Bible: We learned the story about the Israelites returning to Israel after 70 years. King Cyrus allowed them to return to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Some Jews stayed in Babylon, but some went back to help rebuild. Today we learned about Ezra who fasted and prayed for the people of Israel to turn back to God. Next week we’ll learn about Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem!

Science: We are starting to learn about the human body this week and next week! We are going to learn 6 systems of the body: Respiratory, Circulatory, Digestive, Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular.

Fun Friday:




Next Week:
No Spelling Words and no Bible Memory Verse

There WILL be homework though! :)

Friday - June 9th THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
School will be dismissed at 12:30


Parents are invited to come at 11:00am for a class party! We’ll play games and eat food together. Please email me if you can supply some finger food for the party!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

End of the Year Party - FOOD!

Chicken Nuggets - Qi
Ham and Cheese Sandwiches - Sagawa
Scones - Kinjo
Cookies and Snacks - Cooper
Cupcakes - Sneller
Chocolate Cream Puff - Maruyama

Tea and Fruit Juice and Cups - Ohori

Plates and Napkins - Sneller
Paper Plates - Shum

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Friday News for the Week of May 22-26

Happy Friday!

We figured out today that there is only 9 more days of school left!?!?! Crazy!!!

We had another fantastic week in 1st grade:

This week we had a special guest in our classroom, a 5th grade student. She was super helpful and taught our class how to do origami kabuto hat and a paper plate kabuto hat. Thanks for helping in our class!

Also on Thursday, I was out and so Mr. Spencer subbed for me. I talked to him later on the phone and he said that the student did great!

Writing: We are continuing to write our animal research. We completed the research on diet, habitat, description, and fun fact. Next week we’ll start the next step, putting it all together!

Math: This week we learned all about 3D shapes. We learned the cube, rectangular prism, sphere, cone, and cylinder! We thought about their faces and vertices and thought about where we might see them in real life.

We also got to make some fun shapes with whole and half circles.



Bible: We finished up the incredible story of Esther. She was a Jew living in Susa and after King Xerxes sent away the queen, there was a nation wide search for a new queen. Of all the ladies, Queen Esther was picked! Later on, an evil guy named Haman made the king make a rule to kill all the Jews. It was up to Esther to save everyone! Even though she might be killed, she approached the king and asked him to come to a party. At the party she revealed that she was a Jew and that Haman was trying to kill all the Jews. The king was mad and made a new rule to save all the Jews. Because of Esther’s bravery, she saved all the Jews. Incredible! Soon the Israelites (Jews) would be willing to return to their homeland… let’s see what’s going to happen!

In PE this week, the students got to run through a super duper amazing MAZE that Mr. Meredith created!


On Tuesday was Maya’s last day before she went on a trip during the summer so we did a fantastic SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: The Dancing Raisons. The students made a hypothesis and tested out the experiment. We talked about how this experiment had all the three types of matter. Then Maya’s mom showed us different examples of solid, liquid, and gas. So much fun! Thanks Maya and Maya’s mom!




Next Week:
NO SCHOOL - MONDAY!! Memorial Day

Spelling Words: hopping, hoping, making, smiling, makes, liked, worked, stepped, hoped, hopped, ruled, rainbow, airplane, homework, I’m, can’t, we’re, he’s, don’t, we’ll
Bible Memory Verse: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.”  Nehemiah 9:5b


Upcoming Events: Last Day of School Party!!! Parents are invited to come at 11:00am as we eat together, play games, and celebrate the last day of school! Dismissal will be at 12:30.

Computer Lab Games

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Contraction Action


Monday, May 22, 2017

Extra news!

Hi everyone!

You probably received the summer school form in the Friday Folder and it was probably confusing.

I'm sorry about that!

Let me help explain:

A few weeks ago, the teachers sent home the summer school packets to only the "Required" and "Invited" students. After those students registered, we opened up registration to anyone who wants to come.

If you just received the form on Friday, that means that your child is welcome to come to summer school, if you wish (they are not "Invited" or "Required" they are specially invited!!) There is half day and whole day. It is a great program and very fun for the kids.

There is also a bus service provided, but not lunch provided.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Again, everyone is specially invited to summer school!

サマースクールの事ですが、数週間前に”所要”と”招待”の生徒たちにパケットをわたしました。今わ誰でも、サマースクールにきたい生徒たちを招いています。どうぞ、夏の間、あなたの子供をサマースクールへ送りたければ、金曜日にもらったパケットをごらんになってくださ。

質問があれば、どうぞメールをください。


1st graders star in.... COMPOUND WORDS PPAP!