Week 16 Updates

December 7- 11, 2015

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." Lao Tzu

Your Kindness

I don't even know where to begin. After week 15 update was sent out, I received a beautiful holiday tree the very next day (Thank you to Emily K.'s mom!). I could not wait to share it with the students and went to purchase the LED light and star on the same day. A few days later, a group of parents hung up beautiful curtains (fire retardant too!) in the back or the classroom. When students rest during nap time, I can easily let the curtains down to help block unwanted exterior light. A big thank you to Casey's grandmother. :)

In return of your kindness, C22 Heroes and I have been working hard to prepare for Winter Holiday Performance. On the same day, we will also have winter holiday themed centers, book exchange, birthday celebrations, AND a class party! We sincerely hope you can join us. If you are unable to attend, you can still participate by:

1) purchasing a book from the Book Fair and use it for the book exchange!

2) helping your child to find a "gently used" book at home (no student's name please) for the book exchange

3) signing up to help with centers on that day

4) signing up to share a potluck item for the party

We will be sure to take pictures and videos for any parents who cannot physically attend on that day. We will still think of you and thank you for all that you've done for us! :)

Updates for this week

Book Fair

Monday, Dec. 7th, 11am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Location: Library

Date: Monday, 11am-3pm

Tuesday, 11am-6pm

Wednesday 11am-6pm

On December 18...


1) Better Chinese Online Account

1) Better Chinese Online Account

Please CONTINUE to have your child work on Better Chinese reading as part of their daily homework. This is a very valuable resource the school has purchased to help parents in supporting Mandarin learning at home. Once you log-in, you will see the assignment under "Assignment Messages". If you only have access to an iPad, you may download a free application called Puffin Web Browser and it shall allow you to access the BC account.

2) Khan Academy

Please take advantage of Khan Academy as it is a great resource for your child to practice math skills taught in class or challenge with more math concepts. If your child answer more questions correctly, the website will adapt and give harder problems. It will also make the problems easier if the child is struggling with answering them. After enrolling your child to my "class", I will also be able to see his/her progress. If you need specific recommendations or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In the "add a coach" field, please enter class code 78TY9E

3) Class Facebook and Instagram

Please follow our class on social media to get a glimpse of C22Heroes in actions! It's also another way to connect with one another. You may also share it with friends and family members. :)



Week 16 Learning


MLA: 月 (moon, month)

drawing for the day: draw a moon

星 star

drawing for the day: draw stars

MLA reading: My First Chinese Book 9: Buying Things (shopping)

Math: 4.2-4.5


MLA: 是 (is, am, are, right, yes, ok)

明 (clear, bright, to understand)

MLA reading: My First Chinese Book 6: It's Delicious!

Math: Chapter 7 Understanding Addition


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