Mrs. Sieman's Newsletter
February 15, 2019
Happy Friendship Day!!
Yearbooks Are on Sale
A Message from Global Studies!
Global Studies Newsletter
For Global Studies, we had a wonderful time celebrating Chinese New Year and learning about traditional Chinese desserts. Students learned a popular Chinese New Year song and how to say “xin nian kuai le” (happy new year) and “gong xi gong xi” (congratulations!), which are common greetings during Chinese New Year. They also learned the history of different types of traditional Chinese desserts, and watched street artists perform sugar art such as sugar painting and blowing candy. Finally they tasted Haw Candy Flakes, a snack that is made of a Chinese fruit – the haws.
Some students loved it so much that they wanted to know where they could get it. So here is the information. You can find it in Asia Mart located at 6103 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250 (Castleton Mall area). (Adjacent to this message is a picture of the packaging.)
Next week students will start Global Studies in Spanish and I am super excited for them for this new language learning experience! Once again I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach your child Chinese in the last 3 months. I hope they will continue their love in learning different languages and the world around them.
Global Studies Teacher – Chinese
Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!
Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video
Mark Your Calendar!
February 18th: NO SCHOOL: President's Day
March 1st: Read Across America Day
March 1st: Candy Bar Bingo 6:00-7:30
March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)
*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.
Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!
Monday, February 11: President's Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 12: Day 2: Art
Wednesday, February 13: Day 3 P.E.
Thursday, February 14: Day 4: Global Studies
Friday, February 15: Day 1: Music and Library
Some items that we need and brainstormed together are:
boxes (any size cereal, pop tart, cracker, mac and cheese etc..)
toilet/paper towel rolls
magazines (child appropriate)
bags from kroger, marsh, etc..
If there is anything else you would like to send in, we would love to have it!!
Thanks so much for your help with this! We will collect these items all year long!
We are Learning
Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!
Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.
Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.
Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.
Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.
Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!
Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.