Weekly Newsletter for 1/17/13

Dear Room 4 Families,

We had another busy week of activities in school this week. Our class enjoyed their visit from Mad Science today and explored decomposers through discussion and hands-on activities. Your child had the option to bring home their own worm, so keep a look out for their wiggly friend! We presented our dinosaur projects to the class, did Mandarin activities with our kindergarten buddies in Rm. 16, and practiced reading our Mandarin passages to record Vokis.

The spelling bee word list is located here along with the details: https://graceyou.com/spelling-bee-list-2014/

Upon popular request from the class, Week 19 homework packets were handed out in class today for students to work on over the 3-day weekend.

There is no school on Monday, January 20th, and our vision and hearing screening day is on Tuesday, January 21st.

The canned food drive starts next week. If you would like to participate, you may send non-perishable canned foods and dry boxed foods to be donated in Room 4. The top 3 classes with the most donations will win a class party! (pizza, ice cream, or popcorn)

English Language Arts

Working on:  oo/o_e/ew spelling patterns, contractions, writing narrative paragraphs,  suffixes.

Next week’s spelling words: https://graceyou.com/2nd-4-1-head-body-legs-a-story-from-liberia/

Currently on: Topic 10 – Subtracting two-digit numbers. The math test will be on Monday, so please review two-digit regrouping (both addition and subtraction) with your child to help them prepare for the test.

Current Textbook Lessons: Shuang Shuang 2.8, Better Chinese Lesson 14
Things we did:

  • Practiced our reading with cooperative groups to record Vokis.
  • Wrote about ourselves in our “About Me” book
  • Studied the names of animals and completed recognition activities
  • Learned the vocabulary for various types of clothing by dressing a frog according to the weather.
  • Using flash cards to review and maintain our past dictation words.
  • 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/shuang-shuang-2-9/


Room 4 could use some:

  • Reams of white copy paper
  • Gallon size ziplock bags
  • Boxes of tissues
  • A can of compressed air
  • Any new or gently used items to be given away as prizes for our raffle
  • Cardboard paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Intact egg crate boxes
  • Soft plastic lids from any large tubs/containers (yogurt, butter, ice cream, hummus, sour cream, etc.)


-Ms. You


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