Friday, December 15, 2017

Language Arts: reading log, 


Math: booklet

Japanese: ondoku

JAL: ondoku

EAL: worksheet pack

Others: have a great break!

Week 16

Dear parents,

Last Week! Students finished well! We celebrated with a class party with lots of good food, games, and activities.

Inquiry (Social Studies, Science): We finished up our data logs and the students were able to reflect on their observations. We also finished up their country study magazines!

Writing: This week was catch up week. Students finished up journals, book reviews, and other writing assignments to prepare for term 2!

Reading: Students finished up their reading goals for reading AZ comprehension tests. They will have the opportunity to do more reading online.

Math: We finished up Math with perimeter and area work, constructing our avatar world. Students will start after the break. We also did math skills based strategy game on the playground.

Have a great break!

December Japanese Class JNL Newsletter

Dear Parents of Grade 3

Today is the last day of the first term.
And it's already the end of this year.
I hope you will have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year! 

*During the winter break, students have Japanese homework, 
 Please check it with your child.

Here is monthly Japanese class newsletter.
Please enjoy reading it.

                   Ms. Hayashi

  Following-up last month, every students made a great effort to finish writing a composition about the sign at the topic “Kininaru kigou”.
 The topic of "Kanji no hiroba" , sometimes appears in the Kokugi textbook for Kanji practice.
They enjoyed making sentences using some kanji.
 Also they read the story "Mousugu Ameni". They read it carefully in each paragraph. They turned their attention to the main character (Boku)'s action to catch his feeling. It is a little long story, so they had a hard time to read it. Their reading skills are getting better when they do their reading homework. Thank you for checking their reading homework.
Winter break is a good time for reading a book! I hope they acquire a good reading habit.
 The last topic for the first term was "Arigatou o tsutaeyou". They studied how to write a letter, and then I gave them an opportunity to erite a thank you letter for Terao Elementary School. We used their  gymnasium for our CoL last week. Students tried to show their gratitude. Nowadays contact by e-mail is very convenience and become popular but I think this is a good occasion for them to write a letter by hand.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Monthly Musical Update (with pictures!)

Dear parents,

It’s hard to believe that term one is already coming to a close, the past few months have really flown by.  This past weekend, we put on our Celebration of Learning.  The students put months of hard work and effort into what turned out to be a successful show.  They had a lot of fun singing, dancing and acting. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Have a wonderful and safe winter break, and see you next year!

Musically yours,

Ms. Shay

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Week 15!

Dear parents,

What an exciting week! The big event of the week was the Celebration of Learning! Students did an amazing job preparing and performing!

Inquiry (Social Studies, Science): We have finished our research and data logs and are making conclusions to take positive actions in our reflections section of our inquiry cycles.

Writing: Students have finished typing their journals. They were able to type 200-500 word entries. They are now able to see their progress and areas of improvement for their future writing.

Reading: Students had final reading assessments this week. Nearly all the students have moved up a reading level!

Math: We have got a good handle on area and perimeter! We will begin planning our miniature houses for our projects next term from next week!

Next week: The final week of school! Finishing up projects and makeup work. We will also begin preparing for term 2. We will have a class activity pizza and ice cream party on Thursday!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Language Arts: reading log, EDE

Inquiry: 7 Health logs total, 4 exercise logs, family tree

Math: division problems

Japanese: ondoku

JAL: ondoku

EAL: worksheet pack

Others: practice dance for performance tomorrow! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Language Arts: reading log, Book Review, type journals

Inquiry: 7 Health logs total, 4 exercise logs, family tree


Japanese: ondoku

JAL: sentences


Others: practice dance, memorize speeches

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