Weekly Newsletter for 11/9/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Thank you for your contributions towards our upcoming Stone Soup celebration. Your child has been participating in a literature study of the story as this folktale travels through different countries and periods of time. We have been using the literature study to summarize, make connections, and also to compare and contrast the different versions of the story. If you have not had a chance to fill out the information slip, please make sure to complete it and send it back to school so we are aware of any dietary needs for your child.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We have been working on our Stone Soup literature study and focusing on comparing and contrasting the different versions we have read so far. We are keeping track of the information on a graphic organizer to use next week when we compare and contrast by ourselves. In writing, we have been working on our All About books and are working on diagrams and labels. We also learned what a dedication is in a book and how to write one for our own.

This Week in Math…

We have started learning concepts for adding two 2-digit numbers and started learning how to regroup tens and hundreds. We have started by learning proof drawings and show all totals. We learn the basic algorithm (new groups above/below) last so that your child can learn the concepts behind forming a new group and assign meaning to the place value. Many of these problems are set up in word problems so that they can continue to practice their fluency in deciphering these types of problems.

This Week in Chinese…

The link for Week 9 homework is here: https://graceyou.com/week-9/

Important Dates: 

  • 11/12 – Holiday – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/16 – Make Up Picture Day
  • 11/19-11/23 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/30 – Stone Soup Celebration

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

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Weekly Newsletter for 11/2/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Thank you for all the generous donations towards our Halloween celebration. Your child had a fun day at school on Wednesday and enjoyed making crafts and watching a short Halloween film.

If you have a last minute Scholastic Book Order to submit, please order online before I place our group order on Monday. The link is here: https://orders3.scholastic.com/J9VJR

Kids A-Z (Formerly known as Raz-Kids) account information has been sent home in your child’s Friday Folder. You do not need to make a parent account, however it is useful to monitor your child’s progress and see areas of strength and weakness. You can sign up directly and do not need to fill out and return the form unless you want me to manually type in your e-mail address to generate an invitation.

Field Trip Update! 

Great news everybody! I checked with transportation and there was a last minute cancellation, so it seems like we may be able to take a school bus to CuriOdyssey. I will keep everyone updated about the progress and I will send home a donation letter for families who are able to help us cover the cost of the bus (around $400 for both classes). The letter will ask for general donations and anything extra will be put towards classroom supplies, crafts, and events.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

Your child has been working on text to self connections in the books they have self-selected to read during their Reader’s Workshop time. They are sharing the connects they have made with a partner and with the class. Room 7 students have started learning how to use the iPads for reading and will work with me in small groups to learn how to log in and use our technology properly. In writing, we are continuing with our All About Books by drafting our sloppy copies and working on a table of contents.

This Week in Math…

We started Unit 2 and will be working with bigger numbers. This week we have been learning place value strategies, expanded form, and learning how our math facts 0-20 help us add tens. We are also continuing to review the different types of word problems we have learned this year with answers between 1-20. Word problems will get harder and involve bigger numbers as the year progresses.

This Week in Chinese…

Week 8 Homework is available to view here: https://graceyou.com/week-8/

Important Dates: 

  • 11/2 – Staff Development – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/6 – PTA Board Meeting
  • 11/9 – Reflections Submission Date
  • 11/12 – Holiday – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/16 – Make Up Picture Day
  • 11/19-11/23 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/30 – Stone Soup Celebration

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 10/26/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for all of the donations towards our Halloween celebration! Your child is excited to do crafts and enjoy a snack with us next Wednesday. Please make sure to check your child’s Friday folder for important documents and for the Halloween costume guidelines if your child chooses to wear their […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/20/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for supporting our school this Wednesday for our Husky Trot fundraiser! Your child enjoyed participating in our theme and running laps around the field. A big thank you to all of the parents who helped donate their time to ensuring the Husky Trot ran smoothly. This Week in English […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/12/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, I will be out of town this Thursday and Friday. Please address any immediate concerns to the office or to Ms. Li. I will return your non-urgent messages on Monday when I am back in the classroom. This week in English Language Arts/Writing… We are working on retelling and summarizing a […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/5/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child learned about rural, urban, and suburban communities in Social Studies. We have been learning how to work independently with stamina and how to be helpful citizens at school. iChineseReader account information was passed out today in your child’s Friday Folder. Please contact Ms. Li with any questions […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 9/28/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for the donations of school supplies and Amazon Wishlist items. Some items have arrived without any note regarding the sender, so if I haven’t thanked you for your generous contribution, please know that you are appreciated! Please remember check your child’s Friday Folder for important documents, returned work, and Week […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 9/21/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, It was great meeting everyone this week at Back to School night. Thank you for supporting your child’s education and helping our classroom. If you were unable to make it to back to school night or have any additional questions, we are always available to schedule a time to meet to […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 9/14/18

Dear Room 4 & 7 Families, Thank you for your continued support and donations towards our classroom. We look forward to meeting you at Back to School night next Tuesday, September 18th. Next Tuesday will be an extra minimum day with dismissal at 1:00 pm Homework… Week 1 homework was passed out this week in […]

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Weekly Newsletter 9/7/18

Dear Room 4 & 7 Families, We had a great 2nd week of school! Thank you to all of the families that have stopped by to say hello and to families that have donated to the class. This week we have been finishing up some projects from last week, continuing with community building activities, and […]

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