Week of September 10th

Good Afternoon Families,

I hope that you all made it through yesterday’s storm safe and dry.  Today the city is working on being good citizens who contribute to their community by cleaning up Shenzhen from the mess caused by #Mangkhut.  I have received pictures from the Ian one of our citizens out contributing to his community where he was outside picking up sticks that fell down!  Great Job Ian!  I can not wait to see what everyone else is doing for their summative assessment task this week!

What did we do last week?  If you check your child’s Seesaw account they brainstormed a list as a class and uploaded it to their seesaw.  We worked on developing a better understanding of what people in our community do.  Do we really need metro drivers?  Do they help our community? How do they help our community?  What would happen if we didn’t have them?  We did this with many different professions.

We also discussed how our friend Romain will be contributing to both our class and school community with his new role as STUCO class representative for 2B. Congratulations Romain on this exciting new role!  We are excited to have you represent us!

We worked on math centers and started focusing on uploading more work to our Seesaw portfolios! Thank you to all of the parens who have taken time to comment on your child’s work.  Some of you are leaving fantastic feedback that will help your students grow as learners this year!  The small group math strategy we worked on this week was making 10 by decomposing the smaller number.  If you want a more detailed explanation check Seesaw.

We focused in on adding more details to create a better picture with our writing and read some good examples of small moment stories.  This week we read The Man Who Walked Between the Towers in honor of September 11th. We also read The Shortcut to see some examples of small moment writing.  

In reading we focused in on using Jots to mark our reading with posit notes to help us to better share and remember parts of the story that we want to share.


This week is a short week with Wednesday being conferences, and Friday starting Moon Festival. (Typhoon Clean up day Monday) There will only be school Tuesday and Thursday.

Next week NO SCHOOL on Monday.

Our class has finished swimming, next week students will be doing other activities in PE.

Congratulations to Romain for becoming a STUCO representative.

Congratulations to Jack and Gregory for winning ESLR awards for this month.

Weekly Wrap-up Week of September 3rd

How did you contribute to your community?

  • Ask your child to start thinking about the actions that they are taking in their communities.

We have discussed many of the communities that they belong to, the also probably belong to more communities than those that we thought of.  As we get closer to October break we are getting closer to the end of this unit which involves a lot of student action.  Asking them this question will help them to start this thinking.

We spent a lot of time this week working on our MAP testing. Students completed tests in the areas of math, language, and reading.  We also worked towards finishing our first round of DRA tests for this year. Students have been working so well I am proud of their focus and stamina during this busy week.

We continued to look at nouns students went around the classroom trying to find different people, places and things.  As this activity is finished they are uploading it to Seesaw for you to see.

Our math lessons focused on solving word problems using the draw a picture strategy.  We also spent a lot of time working on place value.  Students learned that each digit has it’s own value in the number.  We are also working towards building more math fluency, being able to answer basic math facts quickly with fast recall.

 We also had Mrs. K come to read to us!

We also had Mrs. K come to read to us!