Weekly Newsletter for 4/8/16

Dear Room 4 Families,

I hope everyone had a great week back from Spring Break and is nice and refreshed! This week your child was very busy getting into the swing of the school year. We still have a lot to learn, so this time of year is very busy.

Your child brought in their Animal Habitat Project today and some students have presented in front of the class. We will go through a few students every day until everyone has had a chance to share. Please continue to practice with your child so they remember when it is their turn to present. If your child has not turned in their project, please have them bring both the diorama and the all about book next week.

This week your child has been learning about other animals and their habitats. We have been working on some very useful critical thinking and analysis skills as we start  unit 6 in English Language Arts and explore non-fiction texts. We used a K-W-L chart to track our knowledge, focus our questions, and reflect upon what we learned. We also went back and discussed our misconceptions on our topic for the week, the giant panda. We wrapped our narrative writing unit, and we will start all about writing with research next week.

In math, your child has been learning many different addition strategies for regrouping tens and ones. We will continue with regrouping in addition and subtraction next week.

We have been very busy practicing for our Mandarin Showcase performance, which will be next Friday, April 15th at 6pm in the Stonebrae MPR. Students will report to their classrooms from between 5:45-6:00pm. A parent donation letter was sent home by the PTA earlier this week requesting optional donations towards the Mandarin Program Fundraiser snack sale that will be happening during the showcase next week. If you are able to make a donation and/or help volunteer next week, please let our room parent know.

Here are next week’s homework links:

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: