Last Newsletter for 2015-2016

Dear Room 4 Families,

Thank you for your thoughtful gifts and contributions towards our last day of school party. Today your child enjoyed wrapping up the school year by cleaning out their desks, doing a last day of 2nd grade project, and enjoying our classroom pizza party. We had a short awards ceremony and signed classroom memory books before we went home.

Report cards were distributed today and should be in your child’s backpack. The copy sent home is for you to keep. Information on the reading grades is in the last newsletter with more detailed links describing the new leveling system we are using this year. Today I gave your child a chapter book for their end of the year gift. The book is a level M text for guided reading (the system we are using) and is the grade level expectation for the end of 2nd grade and beginning of 3rd grade. Your child may be able to read the words in the book, but they may be lacking in comprehension. To help your child this summer, please read books at their appropriate reading level and ask comprehension questions. I have included a link to the type of questions your child should be able to answer entering 3rd grade for level M texts along with a list of popular level M books. You can view the link here:

Here is a list of chapter book series that are organized by grade level:

All classroom accounts are available to use during the summer and will not be deleted until August. Please use these resources to help your child practice and improve. Your child should know their login and password for Raz-Kids, Front Row Math (tn6c4s), Spelling City premium account (check past ClassDojo posts for their username and password), and all of the Chinese links on Lingt and Quizlet.

Thank you for your communication, help, and support this year. Have a wonderful summer and I’ll see you next year with your third graders!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 6/3/16

Dear Room 4 Families,

We are just around the corner from the end of 2nd grade! We have been very busy wrapping up our units and taking assessments.

This week in English language arts, we have been working on retelling stories and identifying important facts. In writing, we have finished with our All About Brochure and are working on negotiating how to take on roles and work cooperatively to present our animal reports to the class. We will present our reports on Monday and Tuesday depending on how long each group takes.

For math, we have been working on completing our benchmark assessment. We are working on multiplication and division concepts as well as looking closely at vocabulary for word problems.

We are done with homework for the year! The spelling lists and Mandarin homework links will be available for you to view all summer, along with all of your child’s accounts (raz-kids, front row, sumdog, spelling city, etc.) One way to review and retain Mandarin is to watch some of the videos from the YouTube list on my webpage:

End of the year schedule:

  • June 10th: Field Day (Please prepare to be outside! Bring proper shoes, clothing to be out in the sun, hat, sunscreen, towel, extra clothes for the water stations, etc.)
  • June 13th and 14th: Minimum day schedule
  • June 14th: Last day of school and celebration

Here is a list of summer activity ideas for your family:

Thank you,

-Ms. You


Weekly Newsletter for 5/27/16

Dear Room 4 Families, Last week your child was busy learning so much! It was great seeing everyone for Open House and I hope that your family had the opportunity to see what 3rd grade will be like next year. Your child has been wrapping up the year with several assessments, including assessing their end […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 5/20/16

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child had so much fun on our field trip this Tuesday! Thank you for supporting our class in being able to research, learn, and enjoy our time at CuriOdyssey. As a reminder, the famous American project is due on Monday and will be on display for Open House on Tuesday. […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 5/13/16

Dear Room 4 Families, We learned so much this week! The end of the year is always very busy. Please help your child be at school with enough time to drink water and go to the bathroom, so they don’t start the day late. The weather has also been very unpredictable, so your child still […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 5/6/16

Dear Room 4 Families, What crazy weather we’ve been having this week! Please make sure your child has a jacket in the morning. We have many items in the lost and found. Check for your child’s lost clothing and other items before the end of the school year, where they will be donated. This week […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/29/16

Dear Room 4 Families, This week we were busy learning many new things. We have also been working on being good students and peers by being respectful to each other’s learning and having respectful words and actions. This week in math we have been working on regrouping addition and subtraction with 3-digit numbers, and adding […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/22/16

Dear Room 4 Families, We have been busy, busy, busy this week! This week we have been working on digging deeper into a text in reader’s workshop by learning how to do close reads and annotating through our text. We are working on comparing and contrasting important facts and differences in the school days from […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/15/16

Dear Room 4 Families, It was great seeing everyone at the Showcase on Friday! Our second graders were spectacular! Thank you for helping with our fundraising efforts by making donations and purchases last night. As the school year comes to an end, we are working hard to prepare for third grade. This week we have […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 4/8/16

Dear Room 4 Families, I hope everyone had a great week back from Spring Break and is nice and refreshed! This week your child was very busy getting into the swing of the school year. We still have a lot to learn, so this time of year is very busy. Your child brought in their […]

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