Weekly Newsletter for 10/11/13

Dear Room 4 Families,

We just finished our SOPA assessment for the fall, which gives me a better idea of where they are and how they are progressing in Mandarin. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress in school, please feel free to e-mail me any questions you have, or to set aside some time to meet after school. 

English Language Arts
This Week’s Story: Babu’s Song
Working on: Writing complete sentences, predicates, nouns, ‘ai’ and ‘ay’ blends, long e spelling, and compound words. 
Next week’s spelling words: https://graceyou.com/2nd-2-2-tomas-and-the-library-lady/

Math

Currently on: Topic 4 – Place Value. Your child should be comfortably adding and subtracting numbers up to 20 (without using fingers!).

Chinese
Current Textbook Lessons: Shuang Shuang 2.5 
Things we did:

  • Reinforcing our learned skills during calendar
  • Creating our own “Hungry Caterpillar” books and transitioning to writing our own sentences for each day of the week. This book will be completed next week. 
  • Practiced our dictation words, different variations of reading aloud, writing, singing songs, searching for our vocabulary words in our text.

Next week’s dictation words: https://graceyou.com/dictation-week-8/

Announcements

  • Check your child’s backpack for returned papers. Take note of anything with a check mark or an “incomplete” on it, as your child needs additional help or practice.
  • Things left in the classroom/lunch boxes  go to the lost and found on Friday. Please label your child’s belongings with their name and room number to facilitate their speedy return!
  • Minimum day on Thursday 10/31 for Halloween, and NO SCHOOL on Friday 11/1. Students may not bring props that are weapons, that make noise, or cover their face (masks). If your child chooses to bring a costume to school to wear, it needs to be something they can put on independently by themselves over their regular clothes. They will not be allowed to go to the bathroom to change. Please consider these restrictions when sending your child to school with complicated costumes, jewelry, makeup, etc. 

Volunteers, etc.

  • Weekly volunteers to run small groups (reading, math, centers, etc.) are needed. Please contact me if you can make a weekly commitment. If you have some free time and would like to come in to help file or help in the classroom, I will try my best to accommodate you. 24 hour notice beforehand is highly preferred! 
  • Our classroom is always in need of reams of white copy paper and tissues. If you find yourself with any extras that you do not need, they will be gladly taken off your hands :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Ms. You

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