Weekly Newsletter for 2/1/19

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Happy February! This month is full of many exciting holidays and schedule changes. Please make sure to keep up with notifications so you know when we have a regular, minimum, or no school day.

Thanks for all the of continued donations towards our field trip. We are getting close to our goal. Fundraising ends on Friday, 2/8, however donations will still be accepted later.

Tuesday, February 5th is Chinese New Year day! The Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated for a 2 week period. To kick off the year of the boar/pig, your child is encouraged to wear red or any traditional Chinese clothing they may own on Tuesday.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

Your child has started to learn about how to make an inference when reading a book to see what the author has not directly told us. We are studying long ‘I’ spelling patterns (ie, y, igh) and suffix “‘ed” and learning about irregular past tense verbs and how the ‘ed’ ending has 3 different sounds (ed, d, and t).  For writing, we are studying opinion books to help us clearly state our opinion and come up with detailed reasons to support our opinion. We also learned that a closure is just restating our opinion in a different way.

This Week in Math…

We have been working in English vs Metric measurements. Your child has been estimating and measuring in centimeters and meters as well as inches, feet, and yards. Your child will need a ruler to measure things for their homework and I have sent home the various workbook pages in our math workbook needed to create the rulers at home if you do not have one. Unfortunately, there are no extras, so you can google a printable ruler to use at home if you do not have a ruler available.

This Week in Chinese…

In our Mandarin class, we continue to reinforce the class and school expectations, routines and procedures; classroom expressions; numbers; days of the week; directions; shapes, time; and currency. We reviewed some math concepts in Chinese and started Lesson 7 including vocabulary, phrases, and the passage in class. We did the bell work, read picture books, practiced character strokes, tried to make complete sentences as well as played academic games, sang songs, made an animal booklet with proper action verbs, learned mini-lessons from mystery science, and their scientific terms in Mandarin. The Story of Nian was introduced before the eve of Chinese New Year.

Week 18 Homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/week-18/

Important Dates:

  • 2/11 – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/18 – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/25 – Minimum Day
  • 2/26 – Minimum Day
  • 3/1 – Minimum Day

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. You

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