Weekly Newsletter for 1/17/20

Dear Room 4 Families,

This week your child has been enjoying a measuring frenzy as we learn how to estimate and measure in centimeters, meters, inches, feet, and yards. Our field trip to Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos is scheduled for next Thursday, January 23rd. If your child has not turned in their permission slip yet, they need to be submitted by the end of the school day on Tuesday or they will spending the day with any late students in Room 18. Stay tuned to ClassDojo for further information on Wednesday.

As a friendly reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School will resume as normal on Tuesday, January 21st.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We are studying the silent ph digraph and the 3 sounds of -ed. As we continue into non-fiction texts and all about writing, we are studying how authors craft their books with engaging opening sentences, how they close their writing, and how they use text features to help their reader understand what they are learning. Your child is also learning to distinguish the differences between all about writing version how to writing. This week they are working on editing and revising their informational paragraphs.

This Week in Math…

We are working on measuring in both the metric and imperial system, plotting information on a line plot, analyzing data, and we have started a new unit on coins and adding money.

This Week in Chinese…

Your child has been enjoying various games and activities to help them remember the vocabulary for our current unit of study about pets. This week we are highlight the fact that there are only 3 new characters to learn from our 3 dictation terms and that the characters that we are learning can be combined with others to create new terms.

Homework…

Week 15 homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-15/

Level Chinese logins have been distributed in last week’s Friday folder. Please have your child read at least twice a week for a minimum of 15 minutes. Your child can log their books on their reading log by writing the Chinese title. Since logins have been distributed, the Chinese reading is now considered part of the homework grade. If you need help navigating the website, please view this instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1Jn5V3dXY&feature=youtu.be 

If you have any questions or issues, please contact me via ClassDojo.

The Flat Stanley project is due back at school on Monday, January 27th. Please go over the journal with your child so they feel prepared to present their project that week. Your child will be expected to know who took their Stanley on an adventure, where they went, and also to read a page in their journal to the class.

Important Dates…

  • 1/20 – No School – MLK Jr. Day
  • 1/22 – Mandarin Parent Meeting
  • 1/23 – Field Trip to Hiller Aviation

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 1/10/20

Dear Room 4 Families,

Welcome back from Winter Break and happy 2020! I hope everyone had a relaxing holidays. This week your child has been very busy learning and getting back into the habit of our classroom routines.

We will be starting Star of the Week next week. I will be randomly selecting a few volunteers to start off the routine and then I will assign students for the rest of the year. The Star of the Week can choose to be line leader/ender, take the lunch carts to the cafeteria, and they run our calendar routine. The Star student will also be responsible for taking care of our class mascot Husky and writing about their adventures in the Husky Log. When their poster is completed, they will bring back the Husky pack and present their poster to the class on Friday. If there is no school on Friday, the Star will do these activities on Thursday. Please be mindful of bringing the Husky Pack back to school so that the next student has enough time to complete their activities.

Field trip permission slips have been sent home today. Please complete all areas marked with a star and sign/date your name on the bottom. All fields must be completed and turned in by Tuesday, January 21st.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We introduced a turn in date for “Writing About Reading” where your child will write weekly letters about the books that they are reading in class. This week we reviewed long vowel spellings, the -ph digraph, and learned about identify and using text features. In writing, we have been working on writing an opening, closure, and adding more detail to our sentences for our informational writing unit.

This Week in Math…

We are learning about estimation and measurement in centimeters and meters.  Your child enjoyed creating meter length measuring tapes and measuring various things in the classroom. They are currently estimating and measuring each other’s heights and recording their data, analyzing it, and plotting it on a line plot. We will resume with measurement and data next week.

This Week in Chinese…

We are on our second week of sports/exercise. This week your child played some fun new games to help them build and retain their new vocabulary. We also completed assignments using the words and grammatical patterns that we have learned throughout the year. Your child is being introduced to new paragraphs that include the vocabulary words that have been taught to them since Kindergarten until now, and working on answering reading comprehension questions. This week’s sentence structure is a more complex way to ask a question. (会不会, 喜欢不喜欢, 要不要, 想不想, 看不看。。。)

This Week’s Homework…

Level Chinese logins have been passed out today. The login information is attached to your child’s homework packet. Please have your child read books at least twice a week for a minimum of 15 minutes. Have your child write down the CHINESE title of the book in their reading log. All levels are unlocked for your child to access, so you may need to monitor them to ensure that they are reading books that are appropriate for their level.

There is no app that you can download, so help your child navigate the website and login so that they have access. There is an instructional video on how to use the website here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu1Jn5V3dXY&feature=youtu.be

Week 14 homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-14/

Flat Stanley is due on 1/27.

Important Dates…

  • 1/14 – Vision and Hearing Screening
  • 1/17 – Coffee with the principal & ELAC Meeting
  • 1/20 – No School – MLK Jr. Day
  • 1/22 – Mandarin Parent Meeting
  • 1/23 – Field Trip to Hiller Aviation

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Ms. You

 

Weekly Newsletter for 12/20/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you for the abundance of joy this holiday season! I appreciate all of the thoughtful gifts, cards, and well-wishes I’ve received this week. A big thank you to the families that brought treats and gifts to pass out to the students throughout the week. The class was delighted! I hope […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 12/12/19

Dear Room 4 Families, It was great seeing everyone at Winterfest last weekend! This week was very short due to the minimum day schedule. Your child was excited to listen to heritage doll presentations and learn about the different cultures that represent our classroom. If your child has not finished their project, they can turn […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 12/6/19

Dear Room 4 Families, A big thanks to our Room Parent Rosa and all of the other wonderful volunteers who worked tirelessly to help make Stone Soup a success this week. Your child was so excited to celebrate with all of the 2nd graders at the end of our literature study. Tomorrow is our Winterfest […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 11/15/19

Dear Room 4 Families, I hope everyone who was able to come out to Reading Under the Stars had a wonderful evening! This week your child has been working on completing assessments and finishing art projects as we wrap up the final week of Trimester 1. We will have MOCHA come one more time before […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 11/8/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child enjoyed learning about the history of masks and making their own with MOCHA. They will be coming on Friday for 2 more weeks to work on fun art projects with our class. This week we had many exciting events, such as the scooter race and extra recess rewards from […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/31/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child had so much fun celebrating Halloween at school today! They enjoyed a day of Halloween themed activities in both English and Chinese. The class also enjoyed participating in fun games, playing spooky Chinese Bingo, making a craft, and enjoying snacks while watching a movie. Thank you to our generous […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/25/19

Dear Room 4 Families, I hope everyone had fun at the Haunted Husky Harvest last night. Your child is very excited for Halloween and we have been working on thematic projects this week to celebrate the upcoming holiday. A big thank you to the parents who have been able to donate towards our snack mix […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/18/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child had a great time exercising and raising money for the PTA this Wednesday during the Husky Trot. They were super excited to play with bubbles and wear their pajamas to school today. Progress reports were handed out today. Please keep in mind that the grades are currently conservative and […]

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