Weekly Newsletter for 4/4/14

Dear Room 4 Families,

Room 4 students had a fun and busy week learning! We have been busy writing, painting, singing, and playing while we learn this week. Thank you to Debbie Jelincic for appearing as a guest to motivate students to move for Fire Up Your Feet!  Room 4 will be participating to encourage our students to be active and have healthy habits. According to the website, “Kids need 60 minutes of physical activity a day to keep their heart and lungs healthy and early, positive experiences getting active leads to healthy futures.”

Schools with the most family and school staff participation have the chance to receive a portion of more than $70,000 in awards offered nationally. We will be logging our physical activity minutes at school and finding more ways to be active. You can participate in the challenge at home by signing up here: http://www.fireupyourfeet.org 

Our 2nd grade Famous American project has been assigned and is due on Monday 4/21. Please look at the following link if you have misplaced the assignment sheet: https://graceyou.com/second-grade-famous-american-biography-project/

English Language Arts

Working on:  contractions,  adverbs, pronouns, irregular plural nouns, syllables, au/aw spelling, oi blends, homophones, and opinion writing.

Next Week’s Spelling Words: https://graceyou.com/2nd-5-6-review-week/

Math

We are currently on Topic 17 – Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction. Please check your child’s backpack for papers that need to be completed. Many students have been bringing home unfinished classwork to complete at home, but not many worksheets are being returned to the classroom.

Chinese
Current Textbook Lessons: Shuang Shuang 3.3, Better Chinese Lessons 16, 17
Things we did:

  • Painted tulips to go with our Spring poem writing
  • Watched the videos from our Better Chinese online curriculum
  • Practiced new grammar patterns using our vocabulary words
  • Learned how to write our dictation words in stroke order
  • 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-29/

Lingt: http://lingtlanguage.com/takeassignment/1748239665181011/

Etcetera

Room 4 could use some:

  • Reams of white copy paper
  • Gallon and snack sized ziplock bags
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Any new or gently used items to be given away as prizes for our raffle
  • Cardboard paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • 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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