Weekly Newsletter for 10/18/19

Dear Room 4 Families,

Your child had a great time exercising and raising money for the PTA this Wednesday during the Husky Trot. They were super excited to play with bubbles and wear their pajamas to school today.

Progress reports were handed out today. Please keep in mind that the grades are currently conservative and based on the work we have done in the first half of this trimester. The reading grade is based off of your child’s current reading level. I have not finished assessing all students at this time, however I have assessed all students who are reading below grade level expectations. The final report card grade may change from the progress report as our units move on from first grade review and are assessment based. Please sign and return your child’s progress report and return it to school by next Friday.

We will be working on a craft and making a Halloween Snack Mix on October 31st, which is a minimum day. If you are able to donate a snack towards our snack mix, please sign up on our google doc linked below. Items that are not donated will be purchased from our classroom/field trip funds.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cF4Bqh0ZlPomTJ6fm1gkjuhX7EVi9TjElh3125VQrtA/edit?usp=sharing

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We have been studying the long “I” spelling patterns (i, ie, igh, i_e), regular and irregular plural nouns. Our current ELA topic is “Characters Facing Challenges” and we are studying fiction texts with various characters that overcome challenges.

This Week in Math…

We have been looking at various word problem situations. We learned how to draw a matching picture, use comparison bars, and learned about word problems with not enough information and too much information.

This Week in Chinese…

We have been continuing to learn about our social studies topic on citizenship. Your child is learning how the vocabulary in their homework and texts relate to how we run our routines in the classroom. There is ongoing assessment with Level Chinese to place your child in their proper reading level. Once their level has been placed, I will send home the information for you to read books at home. Please be patient as assessments are time consuming.

Homework…

Week 6 online homework: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-6/

Important Dates:

  • 10/21 – Mandarin Parent Meeting
  • 10/23 – PTA Meeting
  • 10/24 – Mandarin PD Day – Teachers Out of Classroom
  • 10/25 – Haunted Husky Harvest
  • 10/31 – Minimum Day – Dismissal 1pm
  • 11/1 – No School – Teacher Work Day
  • 11/11 – Veteran’s Day – No School
  • 11/15 – Trimester 1 Ends
  • 11/25 – 11/29 – Thanksgiving Break  – No School

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/11/19

Dear Room 4 Families,

We are currently in 2nd place for donations towards the Husky Trot and our school hit the $10,000 goal! As a reward, our whole school will celebrate with pajama day next Friday, 10/18. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

Our class color for the Husky Trot on 10/16 is blue. Feel free to dress in the theme color or wear your blue Huskywear if you have any. On that day, please make sure your child is wearing appropriate footwear, layers to cool off and warm up again, and a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

Also, Monday is Columbus day, however we do have school as regularly scheduled.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We are studying long ‘e’ spelling patterns (e_e, ey, ea, ee, e), focusing on our essential question in English Language Arts (How do characters face challenges?), and working on red pen editing for our writing.

This Week in Math…

We are studying different types of word problem situations such as total unknown, start unknown, and change unknown. We also learned about how to answer word problems with more than one possible answer, and studying how to label our final answer depending on category. For example, 5 balls and 3 jump ropes equals 8 toys in all. Please help your child this year by working closely on word problems and having them identify if a part or a total is missing.

This Week in Chinese…

We are studying prepositions here/there and other commonly used words for our school day/routine. We are also learning how to read our daily schedule including the vocabulary for time. Your child is learning different measure words and how they relate to the type of item (ie. a pair of socks, a pack of markers).

Homework…

Week 5 online homework: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-5/

Important Dates:

  • 10/16 – Husky Trot
  • 10/17 – The Great Shakeout (Earthquake Drill)
  • 10/31 – Minimum Day – Dismissal 1pm
  • 11/1 – No School – Teacher Work Day
  • 11/11 – Veteran’s Day – No School
  • 11/15 – Trimester 1 Ends
  • 11/25 – 11/29 – Thanksgiving Break  – No School

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 10/4/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you for turning in your donations for the Husky Trot. Your child is excited to participate! Also thank you for the donations towards our classroom field trips and activities! We are hoping to have a fun year filled with rich learning experiences. Please remember that this upcoming Monday, 10/7 is […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 9/20/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you to the families that were able to make it to the Room 4 Back to School Night this Thursday. It was very nice to meet new and past parents. Please remember that Back to School Night for Stonebrae school is scheduled for Tuesday, which is also a minimum day […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 9/13/19

Dear Room 4 Families, This week your child has been starting to use their core curriculum for English Language Arts and Math. Today was the Mid-Autumn Festival and we celebrated the holiday by learning the story of Hou Yi and the 10 suns, designing our own mooncakes, and practicing the vocabulary we have learned by […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 9/6/19

Dear Room 4 Families, This week your child started their prep classes. Our class will attend PE on Mondays. Please remind your child to wear PE shoes. Thank you to all the parents who have taken the time to drop by the classroom to say hi, purchased classroom supplies, and donated towards our classroom funds […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 8/30/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Welcome to Second Grade! Your child had a great first week back as we dived into learning our classroom routines, reviewing school rules, and also reviewing what we have learned last year in first grade. As a friendly reminder, Room 4 will be holding its back to school night on Thursday, […]

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Dear Room 4 Families, Welcome back to school! I’m looking forward to a fun and educational year with your child this year. I hope that everyone had a great summer. The first few weeks of school will have a big emphasis on learning rules, classroom procedures, establishing a respectful learning community, and adjust to our […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 6/7/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Your child was sad for our last full week of school. Next week we will be on a minimum day schedule with the last day of school on Thursday. Monday is field day from 8:45 am to 10:55 am. Since we are on Week B schedule, we will be going to […]

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Weekly Newsetter for 5/31/19

Dear Room 4 Families, This week your child planted radish seeds for our plant life cycle unit. They are looking forward to seeing their plants grow! As a reminder, we finished our regular homework packet this week and there will be no more regularly assigned homework. Please continue to read with your child, practice math, […]

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