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

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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 a minimum day with dismissal at 1pm.

Sign-ups for our first field trip to Hiller Aviation will be closing soon. You can sign up for any of the 3 upcoming field trips on the google doc: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyDaLtq2LewGrQFrXTFiBTpVXJt1mH3evdSsPWoFQLXuVefg/viewform

If you would like to help donate items for our treasure chest or classroom, our amazon wishlist is located here: http://www.tinyurl.com/msyouroom4

Scholastic Book Orders for October will be submitted after school on Friday, October 25th and the box takes about 7-14 days to ship. You can order online through the banner in the sidebar.

This Week in ELA/Writing…

I am starting to assess reading levels for your child during our Reader’s Workshop time. Your child is learning about using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words and retelling stories. We are learning about compound words, plural nouns/irregular plural nouns, and the long ‘O’ spelling pattern.

This Week in Math…

We have started a unit on studying word problems.  Your child learned how to relate a math mountain to addition and subtraction problems. They also learned that you can add to solve a subtraction problem. We are studying strategies to help us comprehend the word problem and identify what we are trying to solve for (missing part, or missing total). We first represent the word problem with an equation with a square to represent the unknown number, then solve.

This Week in Chinese…

We are learning about school supplies and working on building our vocabulary of nouns. Your child is creating books to add to their Chinese book bag that they can read throughout the year. We are learning new games and songs to help us build our language fluency and give more opportunities to say the word and retain vocabulary.

Homework…

Week 4 online homework link: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-4/

Important Dates:

  • 10/7 – Minimum Day – Dismissal 1pm
  • 10/11 – Picture Day
  • 10/16 – Husky Trot
  • 10/31 – Minimum Day – Dismissal 1pm

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

 

 

 

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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Weekly Newsletter for 5/24/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child enjoyed watching the 6th grade egg drop and talking about each student had carefully engineered the packaging for their egg to keep it safe. They love seeing other student work and supporting each other. Week 33 is the last official homework packet for the school year. Keep […]

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