Weekly Newsletter for 1/24/14

Dear Room 4 Families,

Thank you for your generous donations this week towards our 100th day of school and Valentine’s day party. Our class has brought in over 40 canned food/boxed items for the food drive. We are currently number one and in the running to win a party!

Next week’s Mandarin homework includes a portion that needs to be submitted online. This requires the use of a computer and is NOT iPad compatible. You will need to have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed and a microphone. If you are having difficulty getting this set up, I am happy to help you. Your child can also complete the assignment after school from my classroom computer if arranged ahead of time. The Lingt (online homework) page can be found here: http://lingtlanguage.com/takeassignment/1748239061164528/

Our class enjoyed learning how to blend complementary watercolors to create a background for an art project that we will finish next week. We have been learning new songs in preparation for the Mandarin showcase and practicing old ones that we have already learned.

The spelling bee words can be found here.

English Language Arts

Working on:  -s/es/ies endings, past tense forms for am/is/are, ou and ow spelling patterns, contractions, cause and effect, context clues, and writing a narrative paragraph.

Next week’s spelling words: https://graceyou.com/2nd-4-2-officer-buckle-and-gloria/

Math
Currently on: Topic 11 – Fractions. Please continue practicing basic math facts and regrouping in both addition and subtraction at home.

Chinese
Current Textbook Lessons: Shuang Shuang 2.9
Things we did:

  • Practiced our reading with cooperative groups to record Vokis. Individual recordings will be e-mailed to you.
  • Focused on speaking clearly and writing in stroke order.
  • 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/dictation-week-20/

Lingt (Online Homework) for next week: http://lingtlanguage.com/takeassignment/1748239061164528/

Etcetera

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.)

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

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