Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reminders

Happy Friday! 

Here are a few reminders for this upcoming short week... 

**WE WILL TAKE OUR SPELLING TEST MONDAY (11/20)  

**Our library day has changed to TUESDAY next week! -- Please remind your child to read their library books this weekend and bring them back on Monday

**Pie Day is Tuesday! The day before Thanksgiving break (Tuesday, Nov. 21st) we will have a little celebration complete with a selection of pies to enjoy as a class! Thank you to the parents who are willing to send in a pie. We will begin eating pie at around 1:05 next Tuesday -- you may either bring the pie to school yourself and come celebrate with us or send it with your child in the morning. 
  • We do have Christmas program practice afterwards; so if you come, please do not take your child home early. 


ONGOING EVENTS ~ 
Change Wars: If you have any loose change you don't know what to do with you can send it in to help out the high school students going to Saipan. There is a competition to see which grade can raise the most money! (The winning grade gets to choose a teacher to pie in the face!) 

Book Order: Our Scholastic Book Order is up and running until Tuesday, Nov. 21st. Send in your money and the books you'd like to order or you may order online. 


Have a blessed weekend! 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Monday News - Nov. 13

Happy Monday! 

This week I decided to send out Monday news instead of Friday news. Hope you enjoyed your Monday off! Thanks to all parents and students who came out for Walkathon and Holiday Market on Saturday.       

Here is a look at THIS week...

Spelling Words: Lesson 12 = REVIEW WEEK (review lessons 7-11)
tomorrow     coach     minutes     throw     clue     usual     knew     choose    except interesting     finally     toward     Psalms     crumb     fields    building     school     struggle
Christmas     special  
CHALLENGE WORDS =   Thanksgiving
faithful

**WE WILL TAKE OUR SPELLING TEST NEXT MONDAY (11/20) 

Bible Memory Verse -
Psalm 118:1-2
"Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. 
His faithful love continues forever.
Let the people of Israel say, 'His faithful love continues forever.'" 


ONGOING EVENTS ~ 
Change Wars: There is a fundraiser going on for a Saipan mission trip for high school students. If you have any loose change you don't know what to do with you can send it in to help out this cause! 


Book Order: Our Scholastic Book Order is up and running until Tuesday, Nov. 21st. Send in your money and the books you'd like to order or you may order online. 


Upcoming Dates: 

11/21 - Pie Day! The day before Thanksgiving break (Tuesday, Nov. 21st) we will have a little celebration complete with a selection of pies to enjoy as a class! I will send out forms next week, but we do NOT need 20 pies!! If we could have 5 or 6 parents willing to bring in pies that would be awesome! 

11/22-24 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Holiday 

12/6 - 12:30 dismissal for students --- Christmas Program!! 

12/15 - 12:30 dismissal for students -- CHRISTMAS PARTY!! 

12/16 - 1/3 - Christmas Vacation 

1/4 - School resumes 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

November Scholastic Order

Scholastic Book Orders

It is time for Scholastic Book Orders again!! The Scholastic November book magazine came home with your child last week or you can browse books on the Scholastic website. 
If you would like to order some books you may order it 2 ways:
1. Order online with a credit card (I recommend this way!!) Here is the link:

Please order under 3.1 Engbers, because the points earned will then go to our class. 

2. Send in the order form and money. I will then put in the order for you. 

The last day to order will be Tuesday, November 21st. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Friday News - Nov. 2

It was so wonderful to see all of you today! Wow I am blown away by what incredible parents our 3.1 class has. Thank you so much for coming and taking time out of your day to meet with me. :) 
Again, if you have any questions or concerns about anything please let me know. 


Here are a few things we've been learning this week in 3.1....

In Math we our working through ch. 5 on Understand Division. Next week we will wrap up this chapter on understanding division and take a test. Here's a video that talks about division as sharing


In Reading we looked at the strategy of Tune Into Interesting Words. Good readers work on expanding their vocabulary, meaning finding new words and learning what they mean! I love to learn new words and my hope is that all our students do too -- that's a huge way we GROW as readers! Keep working with your child to learn more words! 


In Bible we've been talking about Abraham. The biggest theme we learned from Abraham's story is that GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES! He promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son, and although they had their doubts (both of them were really old) God did not fail them! They had a baby boy named Isaac---out of this son God established the nation of Israel. 
I know posted this last week, but it is a well done video that reinforces our theme....GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES! :) 

In Science we learned about weathering and erosion. We even did a little science experiment on erosion. They worked in partners to create land-forms (mountains, hills, valleys, etc.) out of sand and then, using a cup with holes in it, "rained" water onto their land-forms, observing how the water eroded their land-form. Here are a few pictures: 








We also had a special treat....Mrs. Roe came and read to our class this week! What a wonderful principal we have! :) 




A look at next week...

Spelling Words: Lesson 11 (3-letter consonant spelling patterns)

splinter     squeak     thrill     scratch     Christian     splashed     thread     throat     three
Christmas     strong     sprinkle     shrimp     squall     shrink    struggle     spray    school special     laugh   

CHALLENGE WORDS =   squirrel   
                                          walkathon  
      
Bible Memory Verse -

1 Peter 2:12 b

But lead good lives among them.  
Then they will see your good deeds and they will
give glory to God on the day that he comes to judge.


Upcoming Dates: 

11/11 - Walk-a-thon & Holiday Market 
It will be a fun day with Walk-a-thon in the morning and the Holiday Market following! Hope to see you all there!! 
For more information you can go here: http://ocsi.org/support/walkathon/

11/13 - NO SCHOOL 

11/22-24 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Holiday 

12/6 - 12:30 dismissal for students --- Christmas Program!! 

12/15 - 12:30 dismissal for students -- CHRISTMAS PARTY!! 

12/16 - 1/3 - Christmas Vacation 

1/4 - School resumes  


Have a splendid weekend!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tomorrow is Parent Teacher Conferences! I am excited to meet you all and celebrate your child's growth. 

Here is the schedule for the day. Please double check your time. Please arrive on time so that we can keep on schedule. 
Any questions or issues, please email me. 


Name
Time
Kaiden Mims
8:00 - 8:15
Ryan Lynn
9:00 - 9:15
Taiga Chinen
9:15 - 9:30
Jihyun Hwang
9:30 - 9:45
Lisa Hasegawa
9:45 - 10:00
Preston Filipczuk
10:00 - 10:15
Faline Hidge-Wright
10:15 - 10:30
Neve Jones
10:30 - 10:45
Kiana Kelly
11:00 - 11:15
Teresa Kosinski
11:15 - 11:30
Kai Kobayashi
11:30 - 11:45
Mirai Kuba
11:45 - 12:00


Patrick Kuhn
13:00 - 13:15
Caden Cole
13:15 - 13:30
Yoshimasa Machida
13:30 - 13:45
Kensei Novak
14:00 - 14:15
Aika Ohkawara
14:15 - 14:30
Mika Tokutomi
14:30 - 14:45
Dorothea Wiberg
14:45 - 15:00

See you tomorrow! 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday News - Oct. 27

Happy Last Day of the 1st Quarter! 
Wow, time is certainly flying by! 

Here's a few things we've been learning this week in 3.1....

In Math we finished our unit on understanding multiplication. Next step, DIVISION! These first 2 chapters on multiplication and division are simply exploring what they are. We will continue to learn our multiplication and division facts in these next few chapters of math. 

In Writing we continue to work on writing true stories! We had some time for a few students to share their writing with the class: 


In Bible we started to talk about Abraham and how God made a covenant (promise) with Abraham -- telling him how he will have many children, he'll be the father of a great nation, and the world will be blessed by him and his family. Here is a pretty neat video that talks about Abraham and Sarah. 


A look at next week...

Spelling Words - Lesson 10 (consonant blends and silent letters) 
halftime     silky     helper     lamb     crumb     yourself     calf     Psalms     gulped     fields     building     cornstalk     melted     world     built     climber     palm     calmed     nothing     machine

CHALLENGE WORDS:    weathering  - wear away or change the appearance of something
                                          participate - to join with others in an activity or event 
      
Bible Memory Verse -
Genesis 17:7
I will make my covenant with you last forever.
It will be between me and you and your family after you for all time to come.
I will be your God. And I will be the God of all your family after you.

Upcoming Dates: 

11/3 - NO SCHOOL -- Parent/Teacher Conferences ** I am excited to meet with all of you and celebrate the growth your child has made in this first quarter! 

11/11 - Walk-a-thon & Holiday Market 
It will be a fun day with Walk-a-thon in the morning and the Holiday Market following! 
For more information you can go here: http://ocsi.org/support/walkathon/

11/13 - NO SCHOOL 

11/22-24 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Holiday 

12/6 - 12:30 dismissal for students --- Christmas Program!! 

12/15 - 12:30 dismissal for students -- CHRISTMAS PARTY!! 

12/16 - 1/3 - Christmas Vacation 

1/4 - School resumes  


Have a fantastic weekend!