Weekly Newsletter for 1/6/17

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Dear Room 4 Families,

Happy 2017! I hope everyone feels well rested and had a great Winter Break. This week your child came back to school and dived right in to our regular routines. Our expectations for work and behavior have been increased as your child should fully understand the routines that we have established in the classroom. Our focus is to maximize our learning time so that we can be ready for third grade.

This week in English Language Arts, we learned about the purpose of illustrations in a text, identified characters, plot, and setting, and talked about different text connections. Your child is meeting with me regularly in small groups for guided reading, word work, and reading strategies. We have finished our poetry unit and published our favorite poem on final draft paper with illustrations. This week we started our opinion writing unit by reading mentor texts, voting on favorites, and having classroom discussions to distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion.

In math, we are on Unit 4 – Mental Math Using Place Value. Your child is learning how to group tens and hundreds and adding to each place value in their head. This week we have been working on our counting collections with bigger numbers of items to count. We are also learning about how symbols can represent numbers in an equation and solving for the unknown number.

Also, our field trip to Hiller Aviation Museum is just around the corner on Friday, February 3rd. So far 5 parents have signed up to chaperon. If you would like to come or are willing to help chaperone students in Rooms 8 and 26, please send me a message on ClassDojo.

Here are next week’s homework links:

Here is the link to the Trimester 1 Chinese words review: https://quizlet.com/_2yeyux

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Ms. You

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