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 Language Arts/Writing…

We have been working on recounting stories and selecting the most important details in a narrative text. We shared our summaries with our partner after our independent reading time. We wrapped up our narrative writing unit by following the writing process at our own pace and submitted our best piece of work to be put into our writing portfolio. Next week we will be starting on all about books and looking at the text structure and format of non-fiction books.

This Week in Math…

We have focused on learning tricky situations in word problems, including tricky phrasing, repeated addition (multiplication concepts), two-step, missing information, and extra information. We will be taking the math benchmark assessment soon once we wrap up our word problem unit next week.

This Week in Chinese…

In Mandarin class, we continue to work on the routines and learned about the story of “Mother Bird’s Egg was Missing” and reviewed Lesson 2 through games, e.g. Snake and Ladder, Bingo, silent ball, and board game.

You can find the homework link here: https://graceyou.com/week-6/

Important Dates:

  • 10/26 – Fall Fest Trick or Treat
  • 11/1 – Minimum Day
  • 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

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

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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 story. We learned the difference between a comprehensive retelling of the story versus summarizing the most important information of a fiction text using “Somebody, wanted, but, so, then” structure to guide our summary. Students are practicing it during their independent reading time and sharing out with the class. In writing, we are on the revising and edit portion of our Writer’s Workshop and will be continuing on with learning how to write a nice final draft and start the writing process over from the beginning with a new piece of writing.

This week in Math…

We have been focusing on word problems. This week we have been looking at special situations such as not enough information, too much information, multiple questions based on one story, and two-step word problems.

This week in Chinese…

You can find the homework link for Week 5 here: https://graceyou.com/week-5/

Important Dates:

  • 10/12 – Picture Day
  • 10/17 – Husky Trot
  • 10/19 – ELAC Meeting
  • 10/26 – Fall Fest Trick or Treat

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

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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Weekly Newsletter for 8/31/18

Dear Room 4 & 7 Families, We had a great first week of school! Your child has been transitioning into 2nd grade by learning routines, working on community building activities, and learning our school and classroom rules and expectations. We will continue with these types of activities through the first 15 days of school to […]

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 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 focus on learning rules, classroom procedures, establishing a respectful learning community, and adjust to our […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 6/8/18

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child had a great time at field day! Thank you to the parent volunteers who were able to come help assist with setup and stations. Next week is the last week of school. Can you believe that it’s almost over? Next week is a minimum day week with dismissal at […]

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