Weekly Newsletter for 12/6/19

Dear Room 4 Families,

A big thanks to our Room Parent Rosa and all of the other wonderful volunteers who worked tirelessly to help make Stone Soup a success this week. Your child was so excited to celebrate with all of the 2nd graders at the end of our literature study. Tomorrow is our Winterfest where you can see your child perform holiday songs on stage, purchase snacks, art, and other goods made by students and teachers for fundraising. All proceeds from the items sold at the Room 4 table will go to our classroom! Please stop by and support our school. The event runs from 8am-12pm and students are asked to report to school no later than 9:20am so they are ready to perform at 9:30am. Dress code is optional, pajamas or comfy clothing.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We finished up with our Stone Soup literature study and used the various texts to help us make text-to-text connections with other books. We studied the silent gn/kn spelling pattern. In writing, we are learning how to research two related facts on the same topic to build towards writing an informational paragraph.

This Week in Math…

We started learning strategies to add and group money. We are also continuing to work on various strategies for adding two 2-digit numbers.

This Week in Chinese…

We are learning about body parts and the adjectives that describe them. We are also working on grammar patterns, using complete sentences in the classroom, and on opposite terms (ie, black/white, long/short, etc.)

Homework…

Week 11.5 homework is a small packet consisting of a reading long and Chinese homework due to the minimum day schedule for Parent-Teacher Conferences. You can find the homework links here: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-11/

Important Dates…

  • 12/7 – Winterfest
  • 12/9 – 12/12 – Minimum Day Week – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 12/13 – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 12/23 – 1/3 – Winter Break – No School
  • 1/14 – Vision and Hearing Screening

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 11/15/19

Dear Room 4 Families,

I hope everyone who was able to come out to Reading Under the Stars had a wonderful evening! This week your child has been working on completing assessments and finishing art projects as we wrap up the final week of Trimester 1. We will have MOCHA come one more time before Thanksgiving break for another art lesson. So far your child has been enjoying learning about the history and different processes to create masks and making their own blockprinting.

I will be out of town on Thursday and Friday of next week. Scholastic Book orders will be submitted on Monday, at 3pm. Your child’s books will not be delivered until after Thanksgiving break. Thank you for understanding.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We have been learning the -mk/-mb digraph spelling, working on making text connections, and getting used to our first week of fully independent reading rotations. In writing, we have continued with our non-fiction scavenger hunt as we discover, examine, and use different text features.

This Week in Math…

We have been taking our benchmark math assessment for trimester 1 and reviewing different types of word problems. We have started our next unit on regrouping ones into the tens place. Please make sure to help your child practice at home by completing the math homework using the different methods that we have learned in class.

This Week in Chinese…

Your child has been working on completing their trimester 1 Mandarin assessment. We have also been learning about clothing and using verbs and adjectives to construct sentences with the vocabulary that we have learned this year.

Homework…

Week 10 homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-9-5/

Important Dates:

  • 11/22 – Coffee with Principal
  • 11/25 – 11/29 – Thanksgiving Break  – No School
  • 12/9 – 12/12 – Minimum Day Week – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 12/13 – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 12/23 – 1/3 – Winter Break – No School
  • 1/14 – Vision and Hearing Screening

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 11/8/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child enjoyed learning about the history of masks and making their own with MOCHA. They will be coming on Friday for 2 more weeks to work on fun art projects with our class. This week we had many exciting events, such as the scooter race and extra recess rewards from […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/31/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child had so much fun celebrating Halloween at school today! They enjoyed a day of Halloween themed activities in both English and Chinese. The class also enjoyed participating in fun games, playing spooky Chinese Bingo, making a craft, and enjoying snacks while watching a movie. Thank you to our generous […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/25/19

Dear Room 4 Families, I hope everyone had fun at the Haunted Husky Harvest last night. Your child is very excited for Halloween and we have been working on thematic projects this week to celebrate the upcoming holiday. A big thank you to the parents who have been able to donate towards our snack mix […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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