G1 Newsletters

April 22 – 26

Communication Please contact me at ellisk@mca.org.tw or at #0978385550 if you ever have questions.

We will talk about Stephen.

Our verse for 4th quarter:

Psalm 100:3

Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Reading Workshop Students will continue talking about visualizing, and then we’ll begin talking about characters.

·       I can use phonics and word skills to figure out words.

Writing Workshop Students will use CHOPS to edit and check their writing. CHOPS: C- Capitals, H- Handwriting, O- Out loud, P- Punctuation, and S- Spelling words they know. Students will be writing about a special person this week.

* I can write a complete sentence using conventions and capital letters.

Word Work/Phonics We are reviewing phonograms.
Vocabulary * I can learn new vocabulary words.

This week students will work on place value and adding double digits.

Social Studies Students will continue learning about famous people and the character traits they show. We are also learning about Geography.

·       I can name positive character traits that describe a responsible citizen (fairness, respect for others and the environment, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment, compassion)

·       Geography, continents

Science We will begin learning about Space.
Reading Buddies Our reading buddy time is Thursday afternoon from 2:15-2:45pm.
Classroom Supplies ·       toilet and paper towel rolls

·       Makerspace supplies

Dates to remember/ Important Announcements April 25 – K-2 Chapel – 8:10am – Commons Basement

April 26 – Mrs. Ellis out in the morning for Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA

April 30 – Mrs. Ellis out in the morning for Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)

May 3 – 10 – Mrs. Ellis is in the U.S. for her daughter’s college graduation

May 9 – K-8 Chapel – 8:10am – Auditorium

May 16 – K-2 Chapel – 8:10am – Commons Basement

May 18 – EMS PAC Family BBQ

May 20 – Field trip to the Flying Cow Ranch

May 23 – K-8 Chapel – 8:10am – Auditorium

May 24 – HS Variety Show (all are welcome)

May 29 – 8th grade Recognition (you are welcome to come with your child to see the 8th graders graduate)

May 31 – Last day of school

*Chapels– You are always welcome at all EMS chapels…please refer to our newsletter or the EMS Express for the times and locations of EMS chapels. EMS Chapels are always at 8:10am. Our K-12 theme this year is All In. Many of our chapel and Bible times will explore this theme.

*All volunteers: If you wish to volunteer at any point in this school year, whether it be as a classroom assistant, lunch room assistant, or as a chaperone on field trips, you will need to begin the process in the front office with Mrs. Sawatzky or Mrs. Edwards by completing the CSPN training. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4:00pm. You will be able to begin volunteering as soon as you complete this process.

*After school– Please make sure your child has adult supervision after school. If you are not able to pick up your child immediately after school please make appropriate arrangements. Any student not under direct adult supervision will be asked to wait in the Atrium up until 4pm. Students are dismissed at 3:15pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and at 2:50pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

*Water Bottles– Please make sure your child has a water bottle with fresh water every day. This is especially important during these afternoons with hot weather.  The water bottle needs to be one that is easy to open and close. Water bottles that do not close well can make a huge mess if they tip over or in backpacks. Your child may only bring water to school. No other kind of drink is allowed.

*Snacks– Your child needs to bring a healthy snack each day. We will eat our snacks at 9:30am every morning. This snack will help your child refuel and have energy throughout the entire morning. Please do not send candy or sweets.