Weekly Newsletter for 4/12/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

I will be out of the country until Sunday, April 21st. Please direct any immediate questions or concerns to Ms. Li or the office. Please remember that the Famous American Biography assignment was passed out last Friday and Week 29 homework will also be passed out early for students to work on if they choose during Spring Break. Please do not turn in Week 29 homework when we return from Spring Break, it is due on Friday, April 26th.

Spring Break is just around the corner. There is no school from 4/15 – 4/19. School resumes on Monday, April 22nd.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We are studying the aw/au spelling pattern, contractions, and building vocabulary. Students in both Room 4 and 7 are excited to work on publishing a “real” book that they will collaborate on together after Spring Break. We are still working on small moment writing and this week we have been focused on editing and revising and some students have already started on their final drafts.

This Week in Math…

We started a short unit on time where we reviewed the hour hand and minutes. Your child was taught to move the hour hand past the hour depending on how far into the hour is. For example, if it is 4:45, the hour hand would be closer to 5 than 4 on the analog clock. We also worked with conversion of time and date. We will be starting a unit on graphing and charts. Your child will be working with different types of measurement and data analysis when we come back from Spring Break.

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 with Lesson 8 including vocabulary, phrases, dialogs, the story and the passage in class. We did the bell work, read digital books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, learned mini-lessons from mystery science, and their scientific terms in Mandarin. We continued to learn about our community, read stories about Chinese culture and tradition.

Week 28 homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-28/

Important Dates:

  • 4/15 – 4/19 – Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
  • 4/22 – 4/26 – Ally Week
  • Thursday, 4/25 – Digital Families Community Event, 5:30pm-8pm at Multipurpose Room
  • 4/30 – Minimum Day/Open House/Science Fair

Have a most wonderful Spring Break!
-Ms. You

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/5/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Your child had a fun week participating in our Spirit Week activities. In this week’s Friday Folder, information about Pennies for Patients and a coin collection box was sent home. Your child can turn in coins into the classroom and take their empty box back to refill if your child has filled up the box before the due date. As always, participation in the fundraiser is optional.

Also in this Week’s Friday folder, your child has the information sheet for the Famous American Biography Project, which is due on Friday, April 26th. Your child was sent home with a poster board today. Please click the link here for more information about the project and the grading rubric: https://graceyou.com/second-grade-famous-american-biography-project/

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

Your child has been learning about the “au/aw” spelling pattern, working with compound words, homonyms, using context clues, and making inferences. This week in writing, your child has been working on structuring their small moment writing and have started writing the beginning, middle, and end of their writing pieces.

This Week in Math…

We have started our unit on time. Your child has been identifying the time up to the the nearest 5 minutes. We are also learning about am/pm and what activities we are doing in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

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 introduced Lesson 9 including vocabulary, phrases, dialogs, and the passage in class. We did the bell work, read digital books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, learned mini-lessons from mystery science, and their scientific terms in Mandarin. We also learned the terms about our community and surrounding as well as continued to read stories about Chinese culture and tradition.

Week 27 homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-27/

Important Dates:

  • 4/9 – New Parent Tour
  • 4/9 – Yearbook Cover Designs Due to Ms. Rubino
  • 4/15 – 4/19 – Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
  • 4/22 – 4/26 – Ally Week
  • 4/30 – Minimum Day/Open House/Science Fair

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

 

Weekly Newsletter for 3/29/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child took the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) on the computer. This assessment is to test your child’s overall understanding of the Mandarin language including listening and reading comprehension. The results of the test will be delivered differently than last year since the test was digital. I will keep […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/22/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week our students have been working hard for the Mandarin Showcase tonight. You can find more information on ClassDojo or please contact Ms. Li for your specific questions. She is in charge of both classes and I will be occupied with the backstage crew. Report cards were passed out to […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/15/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child enjoyed learning about water conservation and the water cycle through an assembly called Earthscapades. Our 2nd graders have been busy preparing for the Mandarin Showcase next week and will be rehearsing as a group for our big event next Friday at 6pm. Please refer to the parent […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/8/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child enjoyed visiting the wax museum hosted by the 6th graders and learning about famous African-Americans. Your child has been busy getting ready for the Mandarin Showcase and for the Youth Chinese Test in the upcoming weeks. This Week in English Language Arts/Writing… We are finding more opportunities […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/1/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This minimum day passed by so quickly! This week your child completed the trimester 2 math. I have also been pulling students to re-assess their reading levels. On Friday, we were invited to walk through Mr. Schumann’s classroom for a gallery walk of their timeline projects. There was an error in […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 2/22/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, I will be out of town this week and will return any messages on Monday, February 25th. If you have any pressing concerns, please make sure to contact the office. The weekly newsletter will be posted early so you have access to the homework links. Next week your child will be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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