Apr 12

Dear Parents, 

In Language Arts, we continued to review ways that you can add voice to your writing such as telling the audience how you or the character in the story feels and adding details to liven up their writing.  We also talked about how you can use capital letters and exclamation marks to show excitement or strong feelings.  Students are also beginning to use Accelerated Reader (AR) during our literacy center time with Mrs. Mung.   

In Math, we completed our unit on Addition and Subtraction.  Students have been exposed to a host of addition and subtraction strategies and have begun to choose strategies that are more efficient given the numbers that they need to work with.  As students continue to move from the counting stage, to the reasoning (being able to reason out an answer) stage, and to the mastery (recall within 3 seconds) stage, provide your child with authentic opportunities to use their addition and subtraction skills to help them see how math is all around us! 

In Bible, the students reflected in their Bible writing book about what Easter means to them.  They suggested that Easter reminded them of how Jesus died and rose again, what he did for us, and of the need to spend time with Jesus.   

We will be examining ways to help students achieve their goals using the core competencies in Health during this last term. They will be discussing what it means to be a communicator, thinker, as well as being aware of themselves and others and how these attributes can help them next school year.  This week, we brainstormed some jobs that the students would like to do when they grow up.  They discovered that they need to use all their core competencies on every job that we talked about. 

iCare for the World Week began this week.  We talked about the different sacrifices that we can make for International Child Concern (ICC) such as giving up part of our recess time to pray for ICC.  We also discussed how Jesus sacrificed his life for us as an example of how we can help others.  A reminder that the donation envelopes should be returned next Monday, April 15.   

A special thank you to Ella’s mom and dad for coming in this week to share about their family.  We learned that Ella’s English name means a bright, shining light, while her Chinese name means “to shine in harmony”.  Ella has donated her hair twice for cancer patients at the Children’s Hospital.  As a family, they like to cook, try out different restaurants, camp, snowboard, fish, go biking, and travel.  The verse that they chose for Ella and her brother, Lucas, is from Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. 

Have a good weekend! 

Message from Ms. Huber:
To help students and staff prepare for the evening musical, the library and computer lab will be closed after school on Thursday, April 18th. Please arrange to pick up your child at 2:45. 

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