Weekly Newsletter 11/8/13

Dear Room 4 Families,

Thank you for continuing to support our classroom, whether by volunteering time, money, classroom supplies, or parent presence at school. Room 4 students are always looking forward to the next exciting thing that we have planned. Next week we will be doing our review week for our English Language Arts unit on community heroes. We will have some community heroes come visit our school to discuss their work day with our students. Our visitor from the East Bay Vivarium will be here on Friday from 1:55-2:45, the last hour of the school day. We have also started out literature study on Stone Soup. We will be analyzing the elements of the story and joining together to make our own soup before we go on Thanksgiving break.

NO SCHOOL on Monday, 11/11/13.

English Language Arts
This Week’s Story: African-American Inventors
Working on: Possessive and plural nouns, adjective, verb, parts of speech, suffixes, long u spelling, and finding the main idea.
Next week’s spelling words: https://graceyou.com/2nd-2-6-review-week/

Math
Currently on: Topic 7 – Mental Subtraction. Your child should be comfortably adding and subtracting numbers up to 20 (without using fingers!). We will be starting two digit addition and subtraction soon, which involves regrouping.

Chinese
Current Textbook Lessons: Shuang Shuang 2.6, Better Chinese Lesson 18
Things we did:

  • Learned the names of various vehicles
  • Studied verbs and grammatical sequences
  • Flashcards and reading games
  • 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-12/

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. Workbook packets are often marked with a check mark because there are pages that were not completed correctly, skipped, or not covered in class. This is good practice at home if you are looking for enrichment activities.

Volunteers, etc.

Our classroom could use some: white cardstock, gallon sized ziplock bags, two-prong brads,  tissue boxes, 30 per sheet Avery address labels, shoe box sized containers that can hold picture books, and reams of white paper.

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Ms. You

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