Thursday, March 21, 2019

Friday News - March 22

Happy Friday! 

What a awesome time it was watching the students lead the conferences on Thursday. They did such a great job of showing the hard work they've done so far this year. Thank you parents for coming to listen to your student share with you! Let's keep encouraging them to do their best for these last few months of 3rd grade! :)

This week in 3.1...
In Math we learned what expressions and equations are. We learned how to solve the equations using the four different operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 
Plus we are continuing to work on knowing our multiplication facts! 

In Bible we learned about God calling Moses to free His people, the Israelites. We learned about the 10 plagues God sends on Pharaoh and all of the Egyptians in order to rescue the Israelites. We also learned about the Passover (see second video). 

In Reading we learned about prefixes and suffixes! 

In Writing we finished up the final drafts of our opinion writing! 

A look at next week...

Spelling wordsLesson 28 (Suffixes: -ed, -er, -est, -ing)

grabbing     hopping     biggest     gliding     happiest     hoping    largest    stopping     tiniest      bigger     glided      grabbed    happier    hoped    hopped larger     stopped     tinier      underneath     great  

CHALLENGE WORDS:       equation - a sentence that contains an equals (=) sign, showing that two expressions are equal 
                                      variable - a letter or a symbol, used to represent an unknown quantity 

Bible Memory Verse:
John 6:32
Jesus said to them, "What I'm about to tell you is true.
It is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven.
It is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven."

Have a wonderful weekend!


Don't forget to check out the IMPORTANT DATES that are coming up (check the right side of the website)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Weekly News - March 11-15

Culture Fair was AWESOME on Friday! I am so proud of all our 3rd graders.

A look at next week....

Spelling wordsLesson 27 (Prefixes: a-, in-, pre-, re-, un- )

unthinkable     unable     removed     rebuilt      preschool     preview  incomplete     invisible      aglow     unspoken      aloft      inactive    incorrect prepay     prewrite     return     rewrote      unfair     earth    tied  

CHALLENGE WORDS:     prefix  

Bible Memory Verse:
Exodus 15:11

"Lord, who among the gods is like you? Who is like you?
You are majestic and holy. Your glory fills me with wonder.
You do amazing things."


Student-led Conferences are on Thursday! (March 21st):
Remember there is no school on Thursday! It is Student Led Conferences! Here is the schedule:

8:00 - 8:20 am
Ami Kambayashi
Tobin Sneller
8:20 - 8:40 am
Tina Fujita
Isabella Yellope
8:40 - 9:00 am
Rise Yamaguchi
Yota Miyazaki
9:00 - 9:20 am
Ruth Nisso
9:20 - 9:40 am
Aria Yasuma
Anthony Koob

10:20 - 10:40 am
Maya Rebelledo-Brandon
10:40 - 11:00 am
Alan Qi
11:20 - 11:40 am
Teisuke Kyan  
11:40 - 12:00
Takeru Ohori
1:00 - 1:20 pm
Tia Seeto

2:20 - 2:40 pm
Nico Katsumi

Please arrive a few minutes before your time. Your child will be doing all of the talking to you. If you have something to discuss with me, please find an open time on that day or schedule another time to talk to me please!

When your child is done, they will ask, “Do you have any questions?
Here are some questions you can ask your child about their learning:
What do you like to learn the most at school?
What is your favorite time at school?
What is the hardest part of school?
How can I help you at home?
What work are you the most proud of?

What do you want to work on more?

*If you still need to sign up online for a time, you can do it here:

Scholastic Book Order:
*Order by March 22nd 

Also, say hello to our new class pet! 
Timmy, the betta fish! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Culture Fair Touring Schedule

Tomorrow (Friday, March 15th) is Culture Fair! You are free to come anytime during the day to our classroom to hear the students give their presentations on their countries. Here is a look at the schedule for the day. 
*Please join us for the International Lunch also! 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday News - March 8

Happy Friday! 
What a great service week we had! We participated in "Athletes in Action" and got to spend three afternoons playing and learning basketball and soccer skills with secondary students. Make sure you ask your students about this week and what they learned :)
Next week we will be back to NORMAL SCHEDULE! (Hooray, specials again!) Check out the "3.1 Schedule" above if you want to know our weekly schedule.

A look at next week....

Spelling wordsLesson 26 (hard and soft g)

guide       angle     courage       edge      gather     hangar      guard      badge    danger       guest      garage     dodge      cages       guess      giant      gasoline village      judge        listen      scared

CHALLENGE WORDS:     government 

**We will take our spelling test & say the Bible memory verse on THURSDAY - because of Culture Fair activities on Friday.  
Bible Memory Verse: 

Exodus 6:8
I will bring you to the land I promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 
I lifted up my hand and promised it to them. 
The land will belong to you. I am the Lord.

Have a superb weekend! 


Culture Fair/Country Reports:
*At-home projects are due: Monday (March 11th). I re-sent the information sheet home today in Friday Folders. Parents, please help hold the students accountable to complete these projects. They have to create/make something from their country AND write a paragraph.
*Culture Fair & International Luncheon = Friday, March 15th. 
ocsi elementary Gr. 3-5 Culture Fair (1).png

Student-led Conferences:
*Don't forget to sign up online for a time.
Scholastic Book Order:
*Order by March 22nd 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Friday News - March 1

Happy Friday! 

We've had a busy week of learning! We are working on our multiplication facts in math; writing our opinions with reasons & evidence; reviewing the reading strategy of point of view; learning about the birth of Moses; and painting our presentation boards for culture fair!

A look at next week....

Spelling wordsLesson 25 (hard and soft c)

service     advice score     clothes scale colorful     notice place balance   cities circle close cabin       pencil cycle ascend descend icicle      airplane modern

Bible Memory Verse: 

Nehemiah 9:10
You sent miraculous signs and wonders against Pharaoh,
against all his officials and all the people of his land.
You knew how they treated our people. You made a name for yourself,
which remains to this day.

Have an amazing weekend! 


Service Week:
*Next week is service week! What that means for us is that we (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade) will participate in "Athletes in Action" -- which is where the elementary students will be led by secondary students in a variety of sports and team building games. This will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1-3 pm.
Our schedule will be a bit different next week because of this---there will be NO regular specials classes (no Japanese, P.E., music, art).

[The biggest change for next week is that we'll have library on Thursday - March 7]

Culture Fair/Country Reports:

*Today a signup sheet went home regarding the International Luncheon -- If you are able to bring in a dish to pass please return the form as soon as possible. Thank you! 
*Ongoing country research at school and at-home projects! Culture Fair & International Luncheon = March 15th. 

Student-led Conferences:
*Don't forget to sign up online for a time. 
Scholastic Book Order:

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Friday News - Feb. 22


Our Week of Reading...WE LOVE TO READ!! 🕮💙
Day 1: Stuffed Animals & Special Guest Reader (Mrs. Reasoner!) 

Day 2: Book Character Day 

Day 3: Hat Day

Day 4: Reading Buddies (shirts with words!) 

Day 5: Pajama Day!

The results of our persuasive writings! A few weeks ago the students worked on writing opinion writings, trying to persuade Mrs. Roe to get us more books in our classroom. This week she gifted us with ten new books for our classroom library! 

A look at next week....

Spelling wordsLesson 23 (Compound Words)
without     afternoon    watercolors    anybody     underground    anywhere throughout     cannot      suitcase      downstairs      something    everyone  roadblock     herself      proofread     himself      northwest      landmark      
electric     business

CHALLENGE WORDS:     earthquake 

Bible Memory Verse: 

Psalm 96:3,4 
Tell the nations about his glory. 
Tell all the people about the wonderful things he has done. 
The Lord is great. He is really worthy of praise. 

Have a restful weekend! 


Culture Fair/Country Reports:
*Ongoing country research at school and at-home projects! Culture Fair = March 15th. 

Student-led Conferences:
*Don't forget to sign up online via Sign-Up Genius for student-led conferences.