Weekly Newsletter for 1/18/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

I’m currently working on finalizing our field trip to CuriOdyssey on Thursday, May 16th. Thank you to the parents who are donating towards the cost of the field trip and the bus. At this time, we have enough chaperones and will not be able to accommodate any more parents on the bus. Once we hit our fundraising goal, I will work on the permission slips and the schedule for the day. Please make sure any checks have your child’s room number in the “memo” section and is addressed to “Stonebrae School” and not to the PTA.

Please note that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, 1/18 due to observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

This Week in English Language Arts…

We have been working on ph/gh digraphs, contractions, and identifying main idea/detail. In writing, we have been learning about distinguishing between a fact and an opinion. We are learning from mentor texts about how to write our opinion passages by stating our opinion and giving very specific details to support our reasons. (ie. “It tastes good” vs. “It tastes sweet and creamy.”

This Week in Math…

We have been learning about measuring different shapes in centimeters, estimating, and the properties of plane shapes and solid figures. We estimated the sides of various shapes and measured the sides to find the perimeter. Also, we talked about sides, faces, and angles/vertices for different plane shapes and solid figures.

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 started Lesson 6 including vocabulary, phrases, the passage, and the story in class. We did the bell work, read picture books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, learned mini-lessons from mystery science, watched YouTube clips about Coyote Peterson and their scientific terms in Mandarin. The Chinese New Year unit was introduced before the winter break and started after the break.

You can find Week 16 homework here: https://graceyou.com/week-16/

Important Dates:

  • 1/21 – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/24 – Jump Rope for Heart
  • 1/25 – Coffee With the Principal
  • 1/29 – Reflections Celebration
  • 1/31 – Spelling Bee
  • 2/11 – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/18 – NO SCHOOL

Have a great 3-day weekend!

-Ms. You

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/11/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Welcome back from Winter Break! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing time with their families. This week we have gotten back into the swing of things and jumped right in from where we left off before break. Some Room 4 and 7 students in Ms. You’s ALD class are doing a unit on rocks and minerals and will be asked to bring some from home (no more than 5) in a ziplock baggie with their name on it. Please make sure any rocks and minerals brought to school are not valuable as they may get lost or stolen.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We continued with author’s main purpose in determining why the author wrote the book and finding clues and evidence to defend our answer. We are finishing up our poetry books this week and have started learning about what an opinion is. We will officially start our opinion writing unit next week

This Week in Math…

We started a new unit on measurement and geometry. This week, students learned how to use a ruler to measure and draw line segments and shapes in centimeters. Please continue to practice at home by drawing lines, shapes, measuring, and holding the ruler steady in different positions.

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 reviewed Lesson 5 including vocabulary, phrases, the passage, and the story in class. We did the bell work, tried to forecast the weather, read picture books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, learned mini-lessons from mystery science, watched YouTube clips about Coyote Peterson and their scientific terms in Mandarin.
Week 15 Homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-15/
Important Dates:
  • 1/15 – Vision and Hearing Screening
  • 1/18 – ELAC Meeting
  • 1/21 – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/24 – Jump Rope for Heart
  • 1/25 – Coffee With the Principal
  • 1/29 – Reflections Celebration
  • 1/31 – Spelling Bee
  • 2/11 – NO SCHOOL

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 12/21/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, Thank you for all of your lovely smiles, cards, and gifts this week. I feel very appreciated! This week we have been getting in the holiday spirit with our spirit week themes. Your child attended a Winter Concert hosted by Ms. Moyle and enjoyed various Holiday themed activities. We are on […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 12/14/18

Dear 2nd Grade Families, The flu season is going around! Please remind your child to wash their hands, to not put their hands in their mouths, and to cover their coughs and sneezes! The flu is very contagious, so if your child is feeling ill, running a fever, etc. please allow them to fully recover […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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