Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday News - Sep. 15

WHAT A GREAT WEEK! We had a good week of learning. 
Sadly, today we had to say goodbye to one of our 3.1 traveler. We wish her the best in her new school! 

We have had some crazy weather with the side effects of the typhoon, so we got to enjoy some indoor recess!

In Bible we are studying Ephesians. We've spent the week reading verses from this book, which is a letter written by Paul. We've been learning about what it means to be a part of God's family-- valuing teamwork, unity and receiving God;s gift of salvation, through Jesus. We did an activity in class about teamwork: 

**SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS -- you can still order tonight & tomorrow online

A look at next week...

Spelling Words - Lesson 4  (long e: e, ey, ie, y)       
brownie   monkey   secret    pieces  honey   equal   grief   yield  only  icy  keys   busy   chief  valley   sleepy   snowy   beyond   believe  favorite  against

CHALLENGE WORDS:  narrative - a story 
                                        Ephesians - the book of Bible we are studying! 
Bible Memory Verse - 
Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and tender to one another.  Forgive one another, 
just as God forgave you because of what Christ has done.

Upcoming Dates: 
9/18 - NO SCHOOL! 
9/20 - Final MAP test (language usage) 
9/25 - Picture Day :) 

October - we will have our first field trip to Okinawa World! More information to come soon! 

Have a splendid long weekend! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday News - Sep. 8

Another fun week in 3.1 done! 

We are continuing to build our reading stamina during Daily 5 (our literacy time). We also introduced 2 more choices: work on writing and listen to reading. In math we finished up our first chapter on place value; we have started Ch. 2 -- focusing on addition. In Bible we are learning how we can be Bible Explorers -- we went on a verses hunt, finding verses throughout the 66 books of the Bible! In science we are learning all about the Water Cycle! 

Here are a few pictures:

 Friday Folders
- These go home every Friday, with important papers, tests, graded homework, etc. I also include the information of the AR quiz your child took (every Wednesday we will take AR quizzes on our books from the library). In 3rd grade, for the first quarter, I would like all the students to try and reach a goal of 4 AR points. All you need to do as a parent is empty the folder, sign the paper next to their AR book information & send it back to school Monday. 

Any more questions about these fun things called Friday Folders? Email me :) 

Scholastic Book Orders
It is time for Scholastic Book Orders!! This is so exciting; I LOVE BOOKS and I love getting new books for the classroom. You may order books from here! 
If you would like to order some books you may do 2 of the following: 
1. Order online with a credit card (I recommend this way!!)

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 next Friday, September 15th. 

MAP Testing 
- Beginning next week Monday (9/11) afternoon we will start taking MAP tests. These are computer-based and we use them to test our students' instructional levels and to measure academic growth. Please let me know if you have any more questions about these MAP Growth tests.  

A look at next week...

Spelling words: Lesson 3 (long e: ea, ee, ei)

street    easy    queen   leaf    between    breeze    jeans    speed    deceive    eager    steep   beat   receive    cleaned    please   reach   mean   really   said    says  

CHALLENGE WORDS     thousand  
                                         environment - all things in the surroundings that affect living things

Bible Memory Verse: 

Ephesians 4:29
Don't let any evil talk come out of your mouths.  
Say only what will help to build others up and meet their needs.  

Have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday News - First Full Week

Tonight is our Elementary Open House! I am excited to meet many of you and answer any questions you have about 3rd grade. I hope you can make it! 

6:00 - 6:20  Introductions in the Cafeteria 
6:25 - 6:40  First Session in Classrooms
6:45 - 7:00  Second Session in Classrooms

We had a great first full week here in 3.1! (Finally got a class picture) 

A look at next week...
Spelling words: (long a: a, a_e, ai, ay, ea, eigh, ey) 

eighty    playing    acorn    they    safety    mistake    lady    explain    neighbor    delay    break   skateboard    afraid    maybe    forgave    training    steak    weigh    months    because

CHALLENGE WORDS      geography - the study of the earth's surface
                                           evaporation - part of the water cycle where water changes to gas

Bible Memory Verse: 

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be honored among the nations,
I will be honored in the earth. 

Remember, NO SCHOOL Monday! 
 Have a wonderful 3-day weekend!
- Ms. Engbers

Friday, August 25, 2017

Welcome to the 3rd grade!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to our 3.1 class of this 2017-2018 school year! For those who do not know me, my name is Ms. Engbers and this is my second year teaching 3rd grade here at OCSI. 

Well, we have completed our first week of school. Woot woot! This week we talked about the expectations of our classroom and our school, here at OCSI. We also spent time getting to know one another as a 3.1 class. I am very excited for this school year! Here are some pictures...

Every Friday I will post on this blog with an update of things we did this week in class as well as looking forward to next week's Spelling Words and Bible Memory Verse. Please check my blog every week for this important information & upcoming events and dates to remember.

Speaking of spelling words and Bible's a look at next week:

Spelling words: (consonants and short vowels)
    hundred    wobble     pocket      gutter     jacket     block     crush     stilts     skill     led     address     matter     yellow     tennis     never     stick     legs     sniff     during     eye

CHALLENGE WORDS       predicate - tells what the subject is or does, in a sentence 
                                                 precipitation - (rain, snow, sleet, or hail) 

Bible Memory Verse:
Psalm 119:10-11
I trust in you with all my heart. Don't let me wander away from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won't sin against you. 


- Ms. Engbers

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