Weekly Newsletter for 12/7/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

It was nice to meet everyone at parent-teacher conferences this week. Please feel free to continue communicating with us regarding any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. We want to do our best to help your child be successful. If you were unable to make your appointment this week, please contact your child’s teacher to reschedule.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We have been working on our literacy rotations. I have been pulling small groups to coach on comprehension skills and phonics based on your child’s reading level. In writing, we finished our Winter writing task for all about books.

This Week in Math…

Since we were on a minimum week schedule, we did not get very far in our math lessons due to the writing test. Your child is currently working on concepts involving money, such as conversion (4 quarters = 1 dollar), representing money, identifying coins and their value, and how to add multiple coins.

This Week in Chinese…

In our Mandarin class, we continue to reinforce the class and school expectations, routines and procedures; classroom expressions; numbers; days of the week; directions, time, and currency. We practiced our MeiZhou Chinese, Level 2, and started Lesson 5 about “Please Open the Door,” a modified version of the Little Red Ridinghood. The passage and lesson 5 week 1 vocabulary words and phrases in class were introduced. We did the bell work, watched the story overhead, read picture books, practiced making complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, and practice character strokes. A mystery science mini-lesson was introduced as well as learning the key terms in Mandarin.

The link to Week 12 homework is here: https://graceyou.com/week-12/

Important Dates:

  • 12/19 – Watch Dogs Donut Social/Last Day for Toy Drive
  • 12/24 – 1/14- Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/7  – Classes Resume
  • 1/15 – Vision and Hearing Screening
  • 1/18 – ELAC Meeting
  • 1/21 – NO SCHOOL

 

Have a great 3-day weekend!

-Ms. You

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Weekly Newsletter for 11/30/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

A big thank you is in order for all of our wonderful parents who came together to help make Stone Soup a fun event for our students. Our room parents have been working tirelessly to coordinate and make sure everything ran smoothly today. All of your donations of time and materials are greatly appreciated. Today we also had rehearsal for our Winter Concert, which will take place at the PTA pancake breakfast on Saturday (12/1). The dairy cow came to visit the school and your child learned about the parts of a cow and how a cow is milked.

Next week is parent-teacher conferences. Monday through Thursday are on a minimum day schedule with dismissal at 1pm. There is no school on Friday. Please make sure to check the google doc for your appointment. We will try our best to stay on schedule. unfortunately the conferences are scheduled back to back, so if  you arrive past your scheduled appointment time will need to reschedule for another day.

As a reminder, the heritage doll project is due on Monday, 12/3 and students will be presenting throughout the week.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We finished our All About writing books and will be working on a writing assessment next week. All students have been put into leveled reading groups and have been learning how to transition into different literacy centers while I pull students and small groups to work with me.

This Week in Math…

We have been working on various strategies for adding 2 digit numbers together with regrouping. This week we started learning how to add large groups of money and how to represent problems involving money and the strategies involved that help us add together multiple numbers. You can help your child with this by counting handfuls of change, review the name and value of a coin, counting on by 5’s and 10’s from a random number, and continuing to add larger numbers.

This Week in Chinese…

In our Mandarin class, we continue to reinforce the class and school expectations, routines and procedures; classroom expressions; numbers; days of the week; time and currency. We practiced our MeiZhou Chinese, Level 2, and started Lesson 4 about “Making a Joke” and “Guessing a Riddle.” We practiced the passage/story and lesson 4 week 1 and 2 vocabulary words and phrases in class. We did the bell work, watched the story, and read picture books as well as played academic games, sang songs, and practice characters.

Here is the link for Week 11 homework: https://graceyou.com/week-11/

Important Dates:

  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Book Fair/Parent-Teacher Conferences/Minimum Day
  • 12/7 – Parent-Teacher Conferences – No School
  • 12/13 – Make up pictures
  • 12/19 – PTA Watchdogs Donut Social
  • 12/24 – 1/7 – Winter Break

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 11/9/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for your contributions towards our upcoming Stone Soup celebration. Your child has been participating in a literature study of the story as this folktale travels through different countries and periods of time. We have been using the literature study to summarize, make connections, and also to compare and contrast […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 11/2/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for all the generous donations towards our Halloween celebration. Your child had a fun day at school on Wednesday and enjoyed making crafts and watching a short Halloween film. If you have a last minute Scholastic Book Order to submit, please order online before I place our group order […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/26/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for all of the donations towards our Halloween celebration! Your child is excited to do crafts and enjoy a snack with us next Wednesday. Please make sure to check your child’s Friday folder for important documents and for the Halloween costume guidelines if your child chooses to wear their […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/20/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for supporting our school this Wednesday for our Husky Trot fundraiser! Your child enjoyed participating in our theme and running laps around the field. A big thank you to all of the parents who helped donate their time to ensuring the Husky Trot ran smoothly. This Week in English […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/12/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, I will be out of town this Thursday and Friday. Please address any immediate concerns to the office or to Ms. Li. I will return your non-urgent messages on Monday when I am back in the classroom. This week in English Language Arts/Writing… We are working on retelling and summarizing a […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 10/5/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, This week your child learned about rural, urban, and suburban communities in Social Studies. We have been learning how to work independently with stamina and how to be helpful citizens at school. iChineseReader account information was passed out today in your child’s Friday Folder. Please contact Ms. Li with any questions […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 9/28/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for the donations of school supplies and Amazon Wishlist items. Some items have arrived without any note regarding the sender, so if I haven’t thanked you for your generous contribution, please know that you are appreciated! Please remember check your child’s Friday Folder for important documents, returned work, and Week […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 9/21/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, It was great meeting everyone this week at Back to School night. Thank you for supporting your child’s education and helping our classroom. If you were unable to make it to back to school night or have any additional questions, we are always available to schedule a time to meet to […]

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