Weekly Newsletter for 11/15/13

Dear Room 4 Families,

Our students had a busy and eventful week! We had our community heroes Dr. Lee, Sherrif Jones, and the Hayward Fire Department come in to talk about their jobs and answer questions. The East Bay Vivarium blew us away with awesome arachnids, turtles, lizards, and snakes. Your child had the chance to see and touch many live animals up close.

Stone Soup has been moved to Thursday. Your child has a handout in his/her backpack detailing what they volunteered to bring to the class. If you are unable to bring in that item, or would like to change to something else (we could use a store bought, nut-free, dessert), please contact me. The letter sent home with the supply list is posted here: https://graceyou.com/stone-soup-thursday-112113/

Please bring non-perishable items to school on Tuesday (broth, canned goods, crackers, utensils, etc.) and fresh vegetables/meat Wednesday morning. If the soup contains something that your child is allergic to or cannot eat, you may send them to school on Thursday with an alternative soup that they can eat with the class.

English Language Arts

Working on: Possessive and plural nouns, adjective, verb, suffixes, ee and ea spelling.
Next week’s spelling words: https://graceyou.com/2nd-3-1-the-alvin-ailey-kids-dancing-as-a-team/

Math
Currently on: Topic 7 – Mental Subtraction. Your child should be comfortably adding and subtracting numbers up to 20 without using fingers!

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-13/

The dictation words from trimester 1 has been moved to the “Other” menu on the top of this webpage.

Announcements
Thanksgiving break will be held from 11/25-11/29. School resumes on Monday, December 2nd. Your child should have their heritage doll at school on that Monday. If you need an extension, please contact me.

Volunteers, etc.

Our classroom could use some: white cardstock, gallon sized ziplock bags, two-prong brads,  tissue boxes, a can of compressed air (to clean out electronics with), and reams of white paper.

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Ms. You

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