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 your eyes peeled for any possible Mandarin homework assigned by Ms. Li for an end of the year project.

As a friendly reminder, there is No School on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We have been continuing with irregular past tense, irregular plural nouns, main idea, and -an/in spelling patterns. Your child has been busy researching about their field trip animal and gathering information from multiple sources. They have started on their rough drafts for their animal brochure and will continue with their final drafts next week.

This Week in Math…

We have continued on with 3-digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. Your child learned how to grouping from 1,000 and also check their work by using the opposite equation. We will finish up with this unit with mixed addition/subtraction review and start into multiplication and division concepts next.

This Week in Chinese…

In our Mandarin class, we continue to reinforce the class and school expectations, routines and procedures; classroom expressions; numbers; days of the week; directions; shapes, time; and currency. We reviewed some math concepts in Chinese and continued with Lesson 10 including vocabulary, phrases, dialogs, the passage and the story in class. We did the bell work, read digital books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, learned mini-lessons from mystery science, and their scientific terms in Mandarin. We continued to learn about festivals, read stories about Chinese culture and tradition.

Week 33 Homework is available to view here: https://graceyou.com/week-33/

Important Dates:

  • 5/27 – Holiday – No School
  • 6/5 – Spring Concert  (Rescheduled)
  • 6/10 – Field Day for Primary Students
  • 6/11 – Field Day for Intermediate Students
  • 6/10-6/13 – Minimum Day Schedule
  • 6/13 – Last Day of School

Have a great 3-day weekend!

-Ms. You

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Weekly Newsletter for 5/17/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Your child had an amazing time at CuriOdyssey yesterday! We made the best of the rain, explored the inside area, learned about birds of prey, and researched for our animal reports. As the year is coming to and end, we will be working on our final assessments, ending our units, and doing end of the year wrap-up activities.

This Week in English Language Arts…

I am assessing for the last round of reading levels before the end of Trimester 3. We have been studying double consonant patterns for -ing suffix, abbreviations, and possessive versus plural. In writing, we have paired up with partners and randomly selected an animal to research at CuriOdyssey. We will continue our research on the iPads and start our rough drafts next week.

This Week in Math…

We are learning multiple strategies for adding and subtracting numbers up to 1,000. Please help your child by looking through their math homework carefully.

This Week in Chinese…

In our Mandarin class, we continue to reinforce the class and school expectations, routines and procedures; classroom expressions; numbers; days of the week; directions; shapes, time; and currency. We reviewed some math concepts in Chinese and continued with Lesson 10 including vocabulary, phrases, dialogs, and the passage in class. We did the bell work, read digital books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, learned mini-lessons from mystery science, and their scientific terms in Mandarin. We continued to learn about holidays, read stories about Chinese culture and tradition

Week 32 Homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-32/

Important Dates:

  • 5/17 – Movie Night/Art Show (Rescheduled)
  • 5/27 – Holiday – No School
  • 6/5 – Spring Concert  (Rescheduled)

Weekly Newsletter for 5/10/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you for all of the notes and gifts this week! I feel very appreciated! This week your child has been writing with so much endurance as we finished up our Unique Animals of the World book and sent it in for publishing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the books […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 5/3/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, It was great seeing everyone at Open House this week. If you have any photos to share, please send them to me via e-mail or ClassDojo. Thank you for getting the field trip permission forms and class book orders in promptly. If your child has not returned their field trip permission […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/26/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Welcome back from Spring Break! With the change in weather, many students have been sniffly and complaining of headaches. Please make sure to check for allergies this season, dress your child in layers for the heat, and to make sure they have access to water. When returning to class or after […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/12/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, I will be out of the country until Sunday, April 21st. Please direct any immediate questions or concerns to Ms. Li or the office. Please remember that the Famous American Biography assignment was passed out last Friday and Week 29 homework will also be passed out early for students to work […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/5/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Your child had a fun week participating in our Spirit Week activities. In this week’s Friday Folder, information about Pennies for Patients and a coin collection box was sent home. Your child can turn in coins into the classroom and take their empty box back to refill if your child has […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/29/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child took the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) on the computer. This assessment is to test your child’s overall understanding of the Mandarin language including listening and reading comprehension. The results of the test will be delivered differently than last year since the test was digital. I will keep […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/22/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week our students have been working hard for the Mandarin Showcase tonight. You can find more information on ClassDojo or please contact Ms. Li for your specific questions. She is in charge of both classes and I will be occupied with the backstage crew. Report cards were passed out to […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/15/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child enjoyed learning about water conservation and the water cycle through an assembly called Earthscapades. Our 2nd graders have been busy preparing for the Mandarin Showcase next week and will be rehearsing as a group for our big event next Friday at 6pm. Please refer to the parent […]

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