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 your child in their Friday Folder today. Please go over the report card with your child, sign, and return the envelope to school so I know that you have received it. The report card is for you to keep, please return the empty envelope to be reused for the next trimester. Your child’s grade may have changed due to the increased expectations that follow each trimester. If you have any questions regarding your child’s progress, please feel free to contact me or Ms. Li with your concerns.

This Week in English Language Arts…

Your child continued to infer in various contexts and supported their inference by sharing their background knowledge and tying it back to the text. We are working on root words, prefix/suffixes, and the “oo” spelling. We started small moment writing for personal narratives and have been learning how to take a “big watermelon” idea and finding a “small seed” story and brainstorming ideas for our first piece of writing. Your child has been studying mentor texts to identify the elements of a good small moment story (beginning of the story, the problem, rise in tension/obstacles, resolution, end of the story/moral).

This Week in Math…

We have been using what we know about adding and subtracting larger numbers to work on computational fluency by completing mixed sign equations. Your child has also been working on deciphering word problems and representing the unknown total or part in a math mountain before picking an appropriate strategy to find their answer.

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 introduced Lesson 8 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 read stories about Chinese culture and tradition.

Week 25 Homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-25/

Important Dates:

  • 3/22 – Mandarin Showcase 6pm
  • 3/29 – Coffee with the Principal
  • 4/1 – Cesar Chavez Day – No School
  • 4/9 – New Parent Tour
  • 4/15 – 4/19 – Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
  • 4/22 – 4/26 – Ally Week
  • 4/30 – Minimum Day/Open House/Science Fair

Have a Great Weekend!

-Ms. You

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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 newsletter for additional details regarding what color to wear. All 2nd grade students will report to Room 7 for the showcase as I will be in the cafeteria running the music/sound for the event.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We have been working on plural nouns and irregular nouns. We learned the suffix -un and /oo/ spelling patterns. This week we have been continuing with making inferences in both fiction and non-fiction texts. For writing, we are finishing our opinion writing unit and have turned in our best final drafts for our writing portfolio. Our next writing unit is small moment writing for personal narratives.

This Week in Math…

Your child is continuing to use what they know about place value to subtract 3-digit numbers with and without ungrouping. We have applied this skill to subtracting money in both cents and dollar decimal and writing our own equations from word problems.

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 introduced Lesson 8 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 read about Chinese culture and tradition.

Week 24 homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-24/

Important Dates:

  • 3/22 – Spring Pictures
  • 3/22 – Mandarin Showcase 6pm
  • 3/29 – Coffee with the Principal
  • 4/1 – Cesar Chavez Day – No School
  • 4/9 – New Parent Tour
  • 4/15 – 4/19 – Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 3/8/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child enjoyed visiting the wax museum hosted by the 6th graders and learning about famous African-Americans. Your child has been busy getting ready for the Mandarin Showcase and for the Youth Chinese Test in the upcoming weeks. This Week in English Language Arts/Writing… We are finding more opportunities […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/1/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This minimum day passed by so quickly! This week your child completed the trimester 2 math. I have also been pulling students to re-assess their reading levels. On Friday, we were invited to walk through Mr. Schumann’s classroom for a gallery walk of their timeline projects. There was an error in […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 2/22/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, I will be out of town this week and will return any messages on Monday, February 25th. If you have any pressing concerns, please make sure to contact the office. The weekly newsletter will be posted early so you have access to the homework links. Next week your child will be […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 2/15/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for all of the sweet treats on Valentine’s Day! Your child had an exciting week with 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day. We celebrated both days with themed activities that your child enjoyed. Next week there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th. I will be out of […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 2/8/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thanks for helping to replenish the goodies for the prize box! Some of the wishlist items from Amazon shipped without notification of who purchased them. If I did not send you a message personally thanking you, it is because there was no note. Our 2nd graders appreciate your contributions to our […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 2/1/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Happy February! This month is full of many exciting holidays and schedule changes. Please make sure to keep up with notifications so you know when we have a regular, minimum, or no school day. Thanks for all the of continued donations towards our field trip. We are getting close to our […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/25/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for the continued donations towards the upcoming field trip and bus cost for CuriOdyssey. If you signed up to chaperon, e-mails from the room parents have gone out asking for you to confirm your attendance. No new chaperones are required at this time due to limited space on the […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/18/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families, I’m currently working on finalizing our field trip to CuriOdyssey on Thursday, May 16th. Thank you to the parents who are donating towards the cost of the field trip and the bus. At this time, we have enough chaperones and will not be able to accommodate any more parents on the […]

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