Weekly Newsletter for 5/20/17

Dear Room 4 Families,

This week we finished our Zentangle pieces for the art show on Saturday, May 21st from 10am-2pm. As the year comes to an end, we will continue to be learning and applying our learning to various activities. We will also be wrapping up with assessments and end of the year activities to close out this school year. A math benchmark assessment will be given in the upcoming week and will be used to guide math grades for our last report card. Please help your child review their math from this year.

This week in English Language Arts we have been working on character traits versus point of view. We are also continuing with learning how to summarize and noticing the author’s craft. Your child has been enjoying studying how author’s organize non-fiction books as they finish their rough drafts and work on their final draft copies of their All About writing with research.

This week in Math we have been revisiting regrouping 3-digit numbers in addition and subtraction. We also worked with partner to solve word problems using multiple problem solving strategies.

As a friendly reminder, the Famous American project is due on Monday, 5/22 and will be presented throughout the week. Please have your child practice what they are going to say as they will be unable to read from their project once they are wearing it. If they do not present on Monday, etc., please have your child practice what they are going to say so they are ready when it is their turn.

Here are next week’s homework links:

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 5/12/17

Dear Room 4 Families,

A big thank you to all of the wonderful chaperons who helped our Room 4 students with our animal research at CuriOdyssey yesterday. Your child had so much fun! This week your child has been working on a Mother’s Day surprise guaranteed to make you “explode” with happiness! As the school year is coming to a close, we are very busy learning everything that we need to be ready for third grade.

This week in English Language Arts we have been applying our knowledge of character’s point of view and character traits to identify in various texts how people have different personalities and perspectives towards the same situation. We have been continuing with researching our All About animal for our writing by learning about how to determine important facts, searching for information about diet, predators, habitats, and also learning about classification.

In math, we are wrapping up our measurement and data unit and we will be going back to revisit addition and subtraction with regrouping…this time with 3-digit numbers! After that, we will be learning multiplication and division concepts by learning that multiplication is just repeated addition that can be explained with an array, and that division is the opposite!

We will have a few more assessments for the trimester 3 report cards in the coming weeks.

As a reminder, the Famous American Biography Project is due on Monday, May 22nd and your child needs to be ready to present themselves as their famous person during that week. This will be part of their listening and speaking grade on their report card. Please look at the last weekly newsletter for the link with the project details and grading rubric.

Here are next week’s homework links:

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 5/5/17

Dear Room 4 Families, Happy Cinco de Mayo! Thank you for all of the kind words, cards, and gifts this week for Teacher Appreciation Week. I’ve been feeling very appreciated and grateful to have such caring families in my classroom.  We have been experimenting with mixed media for our Zentangle art, which will be displayed […]

[Continue reading...]

Weekly Newsletter for 4/28/17

Dear Room 4 Families, It was great seeing everyone at Open House this week! If you have any pictures from our Mandarin Showcase or from Open House to share, please send them to me on ClassDojo. This week in English Language Arts, we have been working on close reading and using our understandings of story […]

[Continue reading...]

Weekly Newsletter for 4/21/17

Dear Room 4 Families, I hope everyone had a great Spring Break! Our week back was so eventful. This week we have been practicing for our Mandarin Showcase performance with Room 7. Our classes are reciting the plant cycle with visuals that they have created to help explain the process. They are also singing animal […]

[Continue reading...]

Weekly Newsletter for 3/30/17

Dear Room 4 Families, There is no school tomorrow, March 31st in observance of Cesar Chavez day. This week we have been getting ready for some upcoming assessments. We will have the YCT (Youth Chinese Test) on Tuesday, April 18th. Please make sure your child is well rested and is at school on time in […]

[Continue reading...]

Weekly Newsletter for 3/24/17

Dear Room 4 Families, Today our class enjoyed an informative workshop with Aquarium of the Bay. We learned about global warming, the water cycle, and how our carbon output is affecting our local ecosystem and the world around us. We also learned about how we can reduce our carbon footprint by using less electricity and […]

[Continue reading...]

Weekly Newsletter for 3/17/17

Dear Room 4 Families, Today Rooms 4 and 7 had such a fun time at Lawrence Hall of Science! Our students are so grateful towards the generous families that have donated their time and money towards making this field trip a success. We have one more field trip in the works for May to CuriOdysey. I’ll […]

[Continue reading...]

Weekly Newsletter for 3/10/17

Dear Room 4 Families, Friday was the last day of trimester 2! We wrapped up the trimester with celebrating our opinion writing unit by making books and reading them to the class. The last trimester of 2nd grade will be spent increasing the rigor of learning to prepare your child for third grade. Next Friday, […]

[Continue reading...]

Weekly Newsletter for 3/4/17

Dear Room 4 Families, This week we settled back into our normal schedule. Your child has been working on the end of several units as Trimester 2 comes to a close next Friday. We will be going on a field trip to Lawrence Hall of Science on Friday, March 17th. Details and permission slips will […]

[Continue reading...]