Weekly Newsletter for 5/18/18

Dear Room 4 Families,

We had such a fun time learning and exploring at CuriOdyssey yesterday. A big thanks to everyone that helped make this field trip possible especially the parent chaperones who helped the trip run smoothly. We are so grateful for their help in leading their students to take notes for the animal research project, making sure the students eat their lunch, and keeping them safe. If you have any photos from the field trip to share, please send them to me.

Please have your child turn in their signed progress report on Monday if they haven’t done so already.

Open House is next Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:00pm! The Science Fair starts at 5:30pm. Your child will be the given the responsibility of giving you a tour of the classroom and telling you what they have been learning in class.

This week in English Language Arts…

We have been learning how to make inferences in non-fiction text. We have been reading non-fiction books about various animals to learn facts and practice making inferences to help with our writing project. We have also been working on en/on spelling patterns, suffixes (-ed, -ing, s, etc.), compound words, and homophones.

This week in Writing…

We have been researching our animals for our all about project by using multiple sources. Last week we have been learning from an encyclopedia and this week we have been learning about animals through various webpage and internet sources. The research groups are learning online with Nearpod, which is an app that is similar to PowerPoint where I can add in specific webpages and videos for the students to browse and also control what they are viewing.

This week in Math…

We have been learning how to add 3-digit numbers. We have also started to learn about adding on to subtract with larger numbers. Next week we will be starting subtracting 3-digit numbers with regrouping.

This week in Chinese…

We completed the first review week on posture/position and transportation. Next week we’ll review shopping and weather. In Writing we’ve been writing and tweaking our narrative writing and will wrap it up next week. In Social Studies we wrapped up the Mulan unit with a fun sequencing activity.

Homework…

Week 31 homework has been passed out in this week’s Friday folder. You can view the homework page here: https://sites.google.com/site/17to18chen/homework/week31mandarinhomework

Important Dates…

  • 5/18 – PTA Movie Night
  • 5/21 – PTA Golf Tournament
  • 5/22 – Open House/Science Fair
  • 5/28 – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 5/30 – Volunteer Tea
  • 6/6 – Spring Concert
  • 6/8 – Field Day
  • 6/11-6/14 – Minimum Day
  • 6/14 – Last Day of School (Minimum Day)

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

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Weekly Newsletter for 5/11/18

Dear Room 4 Families,

Thank you for all the lovely gifts, notes, and cards this week. I felt very appreciated!  Your children are so awesome and cute! I hope everyone has a great Mother’s Day weekend. We have been working very hard on a Mother’s Day surprise and your child is excited to give it to you this Sunday.

Progress reports were passed out in today’s Friday Folder. The reading grade is based on their reading level, so some grades may be lower than expected since I have not reassessed since trimester 2. I am waiting to assess for the last time so that your child can have as much time to progress before trimester 3 report cards.

Our field trip to CuriOdyssey is next Thursday. Please keep an eye out for important notifications next week regarding our field trip. If you are one of the approved field trip chaperones, I will be contacting you next week with information for Thursday.

If your child hasn’t turned in the field trip authorization form (permission slip), please turn in the fully completed form by Monday, 5/14/2018.

This week in English Language Arts…

We have continued with learning about compound words, ou/ow spelling, prefixes/root words/suffixes, and homophones. This week we started learning about how to use evidence from the text plus our schema to make inferences in the texts that we are reading.

This week in Writing…

We were split into our research groups, picked an animal, and have been taking notes about our animal for our All About project.

This week in Math…

We finished up our quick review on place value and started learning 3-digit addition with and without regrouping.

This week in Chinese…

We finished the weather lesson and the students are now able to describe the weather in Chinese clearly. The next 2 weeks we will move on to review what we have learned in trimester 3. In Writing we are working hard on our narrative writing, fine tuning and tweaking to make it better. In Social Studies, we have been rre-reading Mulan in Chinese. We will wrap it up next week and begin to learn how to read a weather chart.

Homework…

Week 30 homework has been passed out in today’s Friday Folder. The homework link is here: https://sites.google.com/site/17to18chen/homework/week30mandarinhomework

Important Dates:

  • 5/16 – Watch Dog Coffee Social
  • 5/17 – Room 4 & 7 Field Trip to CuriOdyssey
  • 5/18 – PTA Movie Night
  • 5/22 – Open House/Science Fair
  • 5/28 – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 5/30 – Volunteer Tea
  • 6/6 – Spring Concert
  • 6/7 – Field Day
  • 6/11-6/14 – Minimum Day
  • 6/14 – Last Day of School (Minimum Day)

Have a lovely weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 5/4/18

Dear Room 4 Families,  It was great seeing everyone last Friday during our Mandarin Showcase! Our class did such a great job! Field trip permission slips have been distributed in your child’s Friday Folder. The tentative schedule and field trip details are also included on a separate sheet for you to keep. Please fill out […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/27/18

Dear Room 4 Families, This week we have been busy preparing for our Mandarin Showcase tonight. We look forward to seeing you and your families if you are able to come. The show starts at 6pm. Please refer to the posts on ClassDojo for more information. If you take any pictures, please share pictures and […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/20/18

Dear Room 4 Families, Spring has sprung! The weather has been unpredictable so please remember that mornings tend to be cold and afternoons tend to be hot, so dressing your child in layers works the best as they switch between going outside and going indoors. As a friendly reminder, please kindly turn in your payment […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/13/18

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you for the generous donations towards our upcoming field trip to CuriOdyssey on Thursday, May 17th. We have 10 parent chaperons that have signed up to come help. This field trip is part of your child’s research project for the upcoming “All About With Research” unit so your child will […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/29/18

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you to the families that have donated towards our upcoming CuriOdyssey field trip! This week we have been working hard towards getting ready for the Spring writing task which your child will take when they are back from Spring Break. There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, 3/30 in observance of Cesar […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/23/18

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you to all of the wonderful parent chaperons that signed up to volunteer on our upcoming field trip to CuriOdyssey. In your child’s Friday Folder is a donation letter to help us meet the remaining cost for this field trip. Donations are strictly voluntary, but are greatly appreciated. If your […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/16/18

Dear Room 4 Families, Welcome to the first week of trimester 3! Can you believe that your child is going to be a third grader soon? Report cards will be sent home next week. Please look over and review with your child. Then please sign and return the EMPTY envelope to school by Thursday, 3/29. […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 3/9/18

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child participated in a practice test for the Youth Chinese Test, which will be administered on March 21st. This mock test was to help your child understand which test room they will be reporting to, how to fill out the answer bubble sheet, as well as becoming familiar with the […]

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