Weekly Newsletter for 2/15/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Thank you for all of the sweet treats on Valentine’s Day! Your child had an exciting week with 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day. We celebrated both days with themed activities that your child enjoyed.

Next week there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th. I will be out of town from 2/20-2/24 and will answer your messages the following week. If you have any important or time-sensitive issues, please contact the front office.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We have been studying how suffixes change spelling (y to i, double consonants, irregular) and ‘r’ controlled vowels (ir, er, ur). In writing, we learned how to write a final thought to persuade our readers to think or feel the way that we do.

This Week in Math…

Your child has completed their first math workbook and has received their 2nd workbook. They took home their first workbook and was advised to try the unit test at the end of the book as practice for the upcoming district math test (date TBA). This ends our measuring unit. Your child will be working with strategies to add large numbers/sums of money and reviewing addition with regrouping. For Valentine’s Day, your child enjoyed working in pairs to solve word problems to find clues to unlock a prize box.

This Week in Chinese…

In our Mandarin class, we continue to reinforce the class and school expectations, routines and procedures; classroom expressions; numbers; days of the week; directions; shapes, time; and currency. We reviewed some math concepts in Chinese and continued Lesson 7 including vocabulary, phrases, and the passage in class. We did the bell work, read picture books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, made learned mini-lessons from mystery science, and their scientific terms in Mandarin. We continued to learn about the culture and customs of Chinese New Year with arts and crafts.

Week 20 homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-20/

Important Dates:

  • 2/18 – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/22 – Coffee with the Principal
  • 2/25 – Minimum Day
  • 2/26 – Minimum Day
  • 2/28 – Minimum Day
  • 3/1 – Minimum Day
  • 3/22 – Mandarin Showcase

Have another great 3-day weekend!

-Ms. You

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Weekly Newsletter for 2/8/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Thanks for helping to replenish the goodies for the prize box! Some of the wishlist items from Amazon shipped without notification of who purchased them. If I did not send you a message personally thanking you, it is because there was no note. Our 2nd graders appreciate your contributions to our class!

There are many schedule changes this month, so please make sure to keep track of the upcoming holidays and minimum days. There will be no school on Monday, 2/11 and on Monday 2/18. The week of the 25th will all be minimum days.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We studied the spelling patterns for ‘-ed’ and long ‘i’. For our comprehension strategy, we have started to learn how to make an inference and noticing when we infer in situations outside of a text. For our opinion writing, we have been studying many persuasive and opinion texts and crafting our own writing pieces. This week we learned how to add transition words between our reasons to help our paragraph flow.

This Week in Math…

Your child enjoyed estimating and measuring in inches, feet, and yards. We measured all sorts of things, including ourselves! We also learned how to estimate to the nearest centimeter, inch, foot, and yard. We measured various objects to the nearest inch/centimeter and plotted our data on a line plot and compared our results.

This Week in Chinese…

In our Mandarin class, we continue to reinforce the class and school expectations, routines and procedures; classroom expressions; numbers; days of the week; calendar; directions; shapes, time; and currency. We reviewed some math concepts in Chinese and continued Lesson 7 including vocabulary, phrases, and the passages in class. We did the bell work, read picture books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, made lanterns, learned mini-lessons from mystery science and their scientific terms in Mandarin. We will make a card for Valentine’s Day.

Week 19 Homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-19/

Important Dates:

  • 2/11 – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/18 – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/22 – Coffee with the Principal
  • 2/25 – Minimum Day
  • 2/26 – Minimum Day
  • 2/28 – Minimum Day
  • 3/1 – Minimum Day
  • 3/22 – Mandarin Showcase

Have a great 3-day weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 2/1/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Happy February! This month is full of many exciting holidays and schedule changes. Please make sure to keep up with notifications so you know when we have a regular, minimum, or no school day. Thanks for all the of continued donations towards our field trip. We are getting close to our […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/25/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for the continued donations towards the upcoming field trip and bus cost for CuriOdyssey. If you signed up to chaperon, e-mails from the room parents have gone out asking for you to confirm your attendance. No new chaperones are required at this time due to limited space on the […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/18/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, I’m currently working on finalizing our field trip to CuriOdyssey on Thursday, May 16th. Thank you to the parents who are donating towards the cost of the field trip and the bus. At this time, we have enough chaperones and will not be able to accommodate any more parents on the […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/11/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Welcome back from Winter Break! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing time with their families. This week we have gotten back into the swing of things and jumped right in from where we left off before break. Some Room 4 and 7 students in Ms. You’s ALD class are […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 12/21/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for all of your lovely smiles, cards, and gifts this week. I feel very appreciated! This week we have been getting in the holiday spirit with our spirit week themes. Your child attended a Winter Concert hosted by Ms. Moyle and enjoyed various Holiday themed activities. We are on […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 12/14/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, The flu season is going around! Please remind your child to wash their hands, to not put their hands in their mouths, and to cover their coughs and sneezes! The flu is very contagious, so if your child is feeling ill, running a fever, etc. please allow them to fully recover […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 12/7/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, It was nice to meet everyone at parent-teacher conferences this week. Please feel free to continue communicating with us regarding any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. We want to do our best to help your child be successful. If you were unable to make your appointment this week, […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 11/30/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, A big thank you is in order for all of our wonderful parents who came together to help make Stone Soup a fun event for our students. Our room parents have been working tirelessly to coordinate and make sure everything ran smoothly today. All of your donations of time and materials […]

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