Weekly Newsletter for 10/31/19

Dear Room 4 Families,

Your child had so much fun celebrating Halloween at school today! They enjoyed a day of Halloween themed activities in both English and Chinese. The class also enjoyed participating in fun games, playing spooky Chinese Bingo, making a craft, and enjoying snacks while watching a movie. Thank you to our generous parent volunteers who were able to donate towards our snack mix and help volunteer in the classroom.

This is a friendly reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, November 1st.

This Week in English Language Arts/Writing…

We are studying long vowel patterns, plural nouns, irregular plural nouns, and adjectives. We started using our Reader’s Notebook and learned how to log our books, identify the genre, and rate the difficulty level. We also used our Reader’s Notebook to organize the concepts that we are learning so your child can refer to them throughout the year. Our unit is about friendship and we have been reading books to identify what makes a good friend.  Your child is learning text connections and have been making text to self and text to text connections this week. We are also looking closely at non-fiction books to kick start our “All About” writing unit next week.

This Week in Math…

We learned how to do 2-step word problems and identify the hidden first step. Your child worked with a partner to identify what type of a word problem they were reading and solving mixed word problems. We will be starting our next unit, which is adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers and place value.

This Week in Chinese…

We are reviewing for our trimester test by playing various games to help us review vocabulary and completing activities to strengthen our comprehension of the lessons we have learned so far this year. Your child watched “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle in Chinese and will be working on their own version of the story.


Week 8 homework has been passed out in your child’s Friday Folder. The online homework can be found here: https://graceyou.com/mandarin-homework-week-8-2/

Important Dates:

  • 11/1 – No School – Teacher Work Day
  • 11/11 – Veteran’s Day – No School
  • 11/15 – Trimester 1 Ends
  • 11/25 – 11/29 – Thanksgiving Break  – No School

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

-Ms. You


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