Week 23 Updates

February 8-12, 2016

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Happy Chinese New Year (and Happy Game Day)!

Thank you to our parent volunteers who made the Chinese New Year centers a success. The children told me that they enjoyed the cultural experience of making dumplings and pellet drums as well as writing Chinese couplets. Please read below if your child would like to decorate the house with the new year decorations they made on Friday.

Important News

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY

Friday, Feb. 12th 2016 at 8:45am to Monday, Feb. 15th 2016 at 11pm

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Upcoming Contests

Innovation Exposition (OPTIONAL)

If you would like your child to participate in this event, please contact me as soon as possible and visit this website for more information.

Si Se Puede Essay Contest Due 3/23 (OPTIONAL)

Please let me know of your interest so I can get you the information packet soon.


ESSAY

To answer the prompt, students will draw a picture independently and write a sentence with the assistance of an adult. Students may dictate the sentence.


PROMPT:

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta worked together to lead the United Farmworkers of America. Describe three ways that Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez worked together to help improve the lives of farmworkers.


ART

- Must be related to life or cause of Cesar Chavez or Dolores Huerta.

- Maximum size 12” x 18”, three dimensional projects not to exceed 18”

- Art entry form needs to be attached.



More information about Cesar Chavez available at the following website:

http://chavez.cde.ca.gov/ModelCurriculum/Teachers/Lessons/Resources/Biographies/K-2Bio.aspx



More information about Dolores Huerta available at the following website:

http://www.girlscoutshcc.org/gshccadmin/site1/girlscouts/pdf/Links/D_H_Bio.pdf

Principal's Announcement

Reminders

1) Better Chinese 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. :)


Facebook

Instagram

Week 23 Learning

Homework

MLA: 山 (mountain), 土 (mud, soil)

木 (wood, tree)- drawing of the day: 木头 (log)

Better Chinese reading: MFCW 33: Big and Small

Math: 15.1- 15.3 on Positions and Locations of shapes

Content

MLA: 太 (too, very), 爱 (love)

Better Chinese reading: Review clothing items and MFCW Big and Small

Math: Position and Location of Shapes

Science: Moving and non-moving ball (kinder ver. of First Law of Thermodynamics)