Reading: This week we focused on making predictions while reading. We read several stories and stopped to make guesses about what would happen next using the clues in the story. We ended the week by reading The Tawny, Scrawny Lion and making predictions on our own.
Writing: In Writing we worked on our Fiction stories. We learned how to take our pre-writing and turn it into our first draft. Then we peer reflected, edited, and started our final copy.
Social Studies: For Social Studies we split into partners to learn about Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador. We used library books to find out about what they eat, how they live, what language they speak, and some interesting places.
Math: This week we finished learning about two-digit addition and took our Chapter 3 Test. On Friday we started learning about two-digit subtraction.
Bible: In Bible we finished learning about the Christmas story. We learned about the shepherds and the wise men coming to visit Jesus. We learned that Jesus is King! We also finished our Nativity Books to tell about the Christmas story.
1. Spelling Words: hold, those, hope, know, coat, spoke, over, grown, froze, older, obey, goal, hundred, high
2. Bible Memory Verse: And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased." Mark 1:11
3. 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 your order form and US Dollars to me. The last day to order will Friday, November 11th.
4. Our PTF is hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, November 19th. They want to decorate the gym with posters made by our students! Each student received a poster and information sheet today. If your student would like to create a Christmas poster, they can do so and return it to me by next Friday. You can also bring it to the PTF table next Thursday during Parent/Teacher Conferences. Each person that submits a poster will receive one raffle ticket for the Holiday Market. The best poster in each class will receive a free hot chocolate at the Holiday Market!
11/3 - Parent/Teacher Conference - No School for students
11/12 - Walkathon
11/14 - School Holiday - No School
11/19 - Holiday Market in the gym
11/22 - 1st and 2nd Grade Harvest Day
11/23-11/25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
12/2 - Christmas Program and 12:30 dismissal
Have a wonderful weekend!