Weekly Newsletter for 2/21/20

Dear Room 4 Families,

Thank you to the chaperones that came with us to San Francisco for our field trip to the Exploratorium today. Your child had a lot of fun discovering the exhibits and exploring the museum with Room 5 students. Your child also enjoyed listening a story from Ms. Dahila for our African American Read In Day.

As a reminder, next week is a minimum day week for assessments with dismissal at 1pm.  Please arrange for your child’s after school pickup accordingly.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We have been working on ir/er/ur blend words, -ed and -ing suffix, and identifying character traits. I have been assessing students and have not been pulling small groups to work with this week. I will resume our guided reading when assessments are complete.

This Week in Math…

Your child has been working on completing the math benchmark test for trimester 2. We have been reviewing the concepts and skills that were covered over the last trimester before we take the test.

This Week in Chinese…

We have been working on reviewing the second half of the words we have learned and doing various activities to practice our vocabulary, grammar, and sentence writing. Our class is also reading animal riddles and solving them as well as writing our own.

Homework…

Week 20 Homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-20/

Important Dates…

  • 2/24 – 2/28 – Minimum Day Week
  • 2/24 – Cheza Nami Assembly
  • 2/27 –  Kinder Parent Tour

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

 

Weekly Newsletter for 2/8/20

Dear Room 4 Families,

Happy 100th day of school! Can you believe that we are over halfway the mark already? Your child had a very fun day completing various 100th day activities such as writing down 100 Chinese words that they know, 100 math problems, and reading 100 books together as a class. The class was excited to get a shout out in our afternoon announcements by Ms. Matteis for our collective effort to read 100 books.

As a friendly reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 11th in observance of Lincoln’s Day.

Please check your child’s Friday Folder for their field trip permission slip for the Exploratorium. Make sure to sign all boxes marked with an asterisk (*) and return to school as soon as possible.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If your child would like to pass out Valentines on Friday, please have them sign their own name on their valentine. In order to expedite delivery in class, please do not address the valentine to each individual student.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

Your child has been working on character traits and inferencing for our comprehension focus. For the rest of the trimester, I will be assessing students for their trimester 2 reading levels and to monitor progress. For the 100th day of school, we wrote thank you letters to people who we are grateful for at Stonebrae and wrote a page in a class book, “I have been told 100 times…” In preparation for our writing assessment, we have been working on writing an All About book. We will finish next week and start on our writing assessment.

This Week in Math…

We have been working on 3-digit subtraction and the various ungrouping situations and strategies, relating 3-digit subtraction to subtracting money, and practicing mixed addition/subtraction equations. Please make sure to look over your child’s work in their Friday Folder and help them correct their mistakes at home.

This Week in Chinese…

We have been learning adjectives and verbs that we can use to describe animals. We are discussing the traits and names of various animals and reviewing vocabulary for our riddle writing unit next week. The next two weeks, we will be reviewing the terms and phrases that we have learned in trimester 2 to prepare your child for their trimester 2 Mandarin assessment.

Homework…

Week 18 homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-18/

Important Dates…

  • Feb. 10 No School
  • Feb. 11 Mandarin Parent Meeting 6PM
  • Feb. 12-14 Kids Heart Challenge
  • Feb. 13 PTA General Meeting
  • Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day
  • Feb. 19 African American Read-In
  • Feb. 21 Math Night

Have a great 3-day weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 1/31/20

Dear Room 4 Families, This week your child enjoyed a wonderful Chinese New Year’s assembly with 3 of our Room 4 students performing. Your child has been enjoying listening to each other’s Flat Stanley Projects and seeing all of the fun places and various adventures that Stanley has gotten himself into. This Week in English […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/24/20

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child had an incredibly fun week at Hiller Aviation and enjoying Lunar new year activities. Thank you to all of the parents who contributed towards the enriching experiences for our class. This Week in English Language Arts/Writing… We have been continuing with our non-fiction “all about” unit and learning about […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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