Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday News for the week of February 13-17

Happy Friday!


This week was a little bit different because for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we had Kid’s Club in the morning. We learned that God’s love helps us to stand strong, prayer helps us to stand strong, and trusting God helps us to stand strong. The students sang songs, did crafts, and played games. This was all a part of the High School Service Week, where the High Schoolers lead the students in these activities. It was a great week all around!


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This week we also had a special presentation by real life Kung Fu Masters! They came and showed us some Kung Fu and Taichi and also taught us! Enjoy the videos:










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For the rest of the week, we learned…
How to retell a story (a very important skill!)
Fun Valentine puns

Some fun idioms
How to add 10’s
About the birth of Samuel and how God called Samuel
About transportation and construction in a community
Adjectives
Decorating a heart to write adjectives describing the heart



We took…
A Chapter 5 Math Test
A Chapter 1-4 Benchmark Test
A Spelling Test
A Bible Memory Test
AR Book quiz on our Library book


Next Week:


NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!!!
Feb 21 - Progress Reports emailed home


Spelling Words: play close blue glad flags plate class black fly bless some these
Bible Memory Verse: “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:6


Upcoming Events:
2/21: Progress Reports
3/13: OCSI Holiday - No School
3/20: Elementary Student-Led Conferences
3/24: 3rd Quarter Ends
3/27: 4th Quarter Begins
3/29-31: Achievement Testing (grades 1-8)
3/31: Report Cards Issued
4/3-7: SPRING BREAK - No School

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Show-and-tell

If the students ask... We are doing Show-AND-Tell tomorrow! The students can bring a favorite toy or item to show to the class and tell about it.

Please no tablets, ipads, DS, gameboy's etc.

Also, they are supposed to ask you first if the item is ok to bring - please nothing of value or too special to your family!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday News for Week of Feb 6-10

Happy Friday! Wow! Doesn’t it feel like Antarctica outside? brrrr


We had a fabulous week here in 1st grade!


We started our week off with our weekly “Would You Rather” question. This week is was “Would you rather eat a hamburger for breakfast, or pancakes for dinner?” The students discuss their answer with a partner and they have to tell their partner “WHY” they would pick that. Then we share our answers and see what everyone picked. Here’s a picture of them discussing.


In Reading, we learned the strategy of Voracious Reading. This means to use the periods, question marks, and exclamation points of the story to make your reading exciting! We practiced on some fun sheets. See if you can do it!



We also read some books with repetitive phrases and rhyming words to help get our fluency in reading up.


In Math, we continued working through place value and looked at numbers to 120. It was a perfect week to learn this in math because this week we hit the 100th day in school! We celebrated by doing 100 exercises, a science experiment with 100 drops of water, and some writing papers about 100. My students are 100 days smarter!!














In Bible we finished up the stories of the Judges and reviewed Gideon, Samson, and Ruth and Naomi. Ruth and Naomi’s story ended well with Boaz and Ruth getting married and having a baby named Obed. The coolest thing about Obed is he’s the grandpa of King David, who we’ll learn about soon! And we know that David (and Ruth) are both in the family line of Jesus. How cool is that??


Next Week:
Bible Verse: “The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
Spelling Words: soon, good, look, took, food, book, zoo, foot, cool, noon, many, he


2/14: Valentine's Day
2/14-16 Kids Club - In the mornings, 1st and 2nd grade students will be having a Kids Club where they learn a Bible story, do a craft, learn songs, and play games as a part of the HS Service Week. The afternoon will be regular days.


This week there is a Clothing Drive for the Philippines this week! It’s a good chance to go through your clothes and get rid of any that are still in good condition but you don’t need anymore. Let’s bring in a lot of stuff this week!!


Upcoming Events:
2/20: Presidents’ Day - No School
2/21: Progress Reports
3/13: OCSI Holiday - No School
3/20: Elementary Student-Led Conferences
3/24: 3rd Quarter Ends
3/27: 4th Quarter Begins
3/29-31: Achievement Testing (grades 1-8)
3/31: Report Cards Issued
4/3-7: SPRING BREAK - No School

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday News for the Week of Jan 30-Feb3

Happy Friday! This week was pretty windy and cloudy but Friday burst forth into sunshine and warmth! Because it was so sunny today, our Fun Friday activity of “chalk” was perfect!!! Here’s some pictures:

















This Week:
Reading: We focused on “Making Connections” throughout the week we made connections to our own lives, others books, and the world. We read some books that were really easy to make a connection with. Other books, were not as easy and we had to think hard to try to make a connection. By Friday we read a book together and everyone made a connection to the book! Great job everyone!

In Spelling we were learning long E sounds and we played a game on Thursday to practice our spelling words.





Math: We are getting through place value more and more. This week we got to learn the fun, “Greater than” “less than” and “equal to.” The students had fun learning how the < and > are like an alligator’s mouth who only likes to eat the bigger numbers.

Bible: This week we learned the crazy story about the judge Samson. He had some rules he had to live by, but he ended up breaking the rules. Samson was exceptionally strong! He did not always obey God, and in the end, he got caught. But God used him throughout his life and by the end of his life, God gave him strength one last time to defeat the enemies.


Next Week:
Bible Memory Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5

Spelling Words: (Review Week) boys boxes tent late rain may came boat hope told coat like time find kind seed meet meat weak week

Friday - Feb 10th Family Reading Night

Come out for a fun night of reading with your families. 6:30-7:30 in the
OCSI library. Bring the large paper heart with a picture of your favorite book if you would like a free book!

Upcoming Events:
2/14: Valentine's Day
2/14-16 Kids Club - In the mornings, 1st and 2nd grade students will be having a Kids Club where they learn a Bible story, do a craft, learn songs, and play games as a part of the HS Service Week. The afternoon will be regular days.
2/20: Presidents’ Day - No School
2/21: Progress Reports
3/13: OCSI Holiday - No School
3/20: Elementary Student-Led Conferences
3/24: 3rd Quarter Ends
3/27: 4th Quarter Begins
3/29-31: Achievement Testing (grades 1-8)
3/31: Report Cards Issued
4/3-7: SPRING BREAK - No School

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday News for Week of Jan 23-26

Happy Friday!


We are first week into 3rd quarter and it felt like spring outside today!  We are having a fantastic time in 1st grade!


This week:


Our Reading strategy for the week was Problem and Solution. We read several fantastic books and thought about the Problem and the Solutions that happen in a story. I hope these students grow up to be good problem solvers and think through the best solutions to their problems!



In Math, we are continuing through place value. This is a confusing concept for 1st graders to learn because there’s a TENS place and a ONES place. Students get confused to what those words means when we are talking about numbers such as 23 and 56. BUT, we are making progress and the students are trying their best to figure it out. Once they master place value, they will be cruising onto higher level math for the rest of their lives!

We played some math games to help us practice!




In Bible we are starting to learn about the crazy Cycle of the Judges. After the Israelites are living in Canaan and Joshua died, they begin a cycle of forgetting about God, enemies coming and attacking them, remembering God, and then God sends a judge to save them. The first judge we learned about was Othniel. After him, we learned about Gideon. We learned how Gideon tested God several times to make sure that God was sending him. God helped Gideon defeat the Midianites with only 300 men!


In Writing we looked at different words we could say instead of easy words like “good,” “nice,” “fun,” “bad,” or “sad.” We thought of a lot of fantastic words we could use instead!

On Monday, Luca's parents came to help celebrate his birthday and made balloon art for all of us! It was so fun!




TODAY: 2nd Quarter Report Cards were sent home! (They were supposed to be sent home yesterday… sorry about that!) Inside you will find some great things!
  1. Your child’s report card with 2nd quarter comment
  2. STAR graph and AR book record - The place I highlighted says GE this stands for Grade Equivalent. If it says 1.5 that means first grade, fifth month. That would be about the perfect place for a first grader right now. We will take another STAR test in a few weeks. The AR book record is the library books they have been checking out and the score of their quiz. I highlighted the ones that your child did not pass.
  3. Math worksheets: Tests, Review sheets, mid chapter checks, fluency papers etc
  4. Reading and writing samples
Please keep everything inside the blue envelope! Please sign where is says “2nd Quarter” on the front and return the envelope back to school.


Next Week:
Spelling Words:  be   me   we   see   seed  feel    meat    meet   weak     week     come       other
Bible Memory Verse:   “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.”.” Psalm 18:1-2


Upcoming Events:
2/10 Family Reading Night - Today a form was sent home! If you’d like to participate and come to the Family Reading Night, illustrate your family favorite book and bring it on 2/10 for a fun night of crafts, snacks, and reading and receive a free book!
2/14: Valentine's Day
2/20: Presidents’ Day - No School
2/21: Progress Reports
3/13: OCSI Holiday - No School
3/20: Elementary Student-Led Conferences
3/24: 3rd Quarter Ends
3/27: 4th Quarter Begins
3/29-31: Achievement Testing (grades 1-8)
3/31: Report Cards Issued
4/3-7: SPRING BREAK - No School