Week 16 News

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We are now officially in December! I am sure everyone is busy with all that's going on with the holidays--our class is no exception! ;) Lots of fun events and activities planned this month with only 2 weeks left before the break! Please see below for all the important information and ways to help out to make these things happen for our children!


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

NEWS

1. Tues., 12/8 We Need CHAPERONES!

If you can chaperone our field trip this Tuesday, 12/8, please sign on on our class site and contact our room parents! We only have 1 chaperone right now and need more! Thank you!!

2. Wed., 12/9 Substitute Teacher in Class

I will be at another site in the district fulfilling duties as a mentor teacher.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

1. Return Report Card Envelope

Please SIGN and RETURN only the report card envelope tomorrow in your child's homework folder! Thank you!

2. Kidspace Children's Museum Field Trip Permission Slips DUE!

Please submit the online permission slip (see below) before 12/8. If a student's online permission slip is not received, he/she will NOT be able to attend the field trip. Thank you!

3. December Events

Please keep a lookout for an email from the room parents if you are interested in helping with supplies or volunteering! We greatly appreciate your help! Thank you! :)


1. Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Party

- 12/11 (THIS FRIDAY!) 2:15-2:45

- The students will get to enjoy decorating gingerbread cookies! It will be lots of fun!

- Please sign-up if you are interested in donating supplies and/or volunteering to help with this activity!

- This is one of the students' favorites every year! :)


2. Book Exchange

- 12/14 (Mon.) before we start the winter holiday party

- Please have our child bring in a gift-wrapped new or "gently used" book (no student names, please!), so every student can pick a special book to take home as a gift this holiday season! Please do not feel compelled to participate. If, for any reason, you are unable to share a book, please contact myself or our room parents and we can supply extra books for the exchange. I don't want any child to feel left out!


3. Winter Holiday Party

- 12/14 (Mon.) 12:30-1:30

- Everyone is welcomed to attend! Hope to see you there!


4. Winter Holiday Performance

- 12/18 at 9am in the Multipurpose Room

- Students will be performing two holiday songs in Mandarin, Please come support them and enjoy their performance! :)

4. Substitute on 12/16-12/18

I will be away the last 3 days before the break. I'm so sad that I will miss our class' winter holiday performance! :( I will be working hard to prepare them. I hope you can be there to support them! If anyone can share a video of their performance with me, I'd greatly appreciate it!

5. Khan Academy (OPTIONAL)

As a supplemental resource, I will be assigning Math work from khanacademy.org. This is a wonderful resource for students who would like more practice with the concepts taught at school or would like more challenging Math work.


The website adapts the questions based on each child's level. The more questions students answer correctly, the harder the problems will get. The program will also make problems easier if students are struggling with correctly answering the problems.


Please see below on how to sign up. This information will also be posted on our class site under "Parent Resources".


  1. Sign up at khanacademy.org (or log in with their existing accounts)
  2. Visit khanacademy.org/coaches
  3. There, in the "Add a coach" field, enter the class code XEEF4D

6. Personal Belongings Please Leave AT HOME

Please have your child leave all personal belongings at home. This includes, but not limited to, the following:


- little gifts for other students

- any type of toy (LEGO figurine, marble, etc.)

- coins

- stickers

- keychains

- keys

- lotion

- chapstick

- accessories (bracelets, necklaces, watches, etc.) These items are okay if students are not playing with them in their hands and it is not causing a distraction for other students.


These items have increasingly become a distraction in the classroom. I have mentioned to students to keep theirpersonal items in their backpacks, but they are still popping up in the classroom and causing disruptions for our learning environment. In addition, I would not want students to feel upset for losing their personal belongings. I have already reminded students that if they bring these personal items to school, I will be removing them from their possession to prevent further distraction and will not return to the students at the end of the day. A parent/guardian will need to ask me in person in order for it to be returned to the student.


When we start sharing/Show-and-Tell in the spring, the students will then be able to bring their beloved items to school to present to the class.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kidspace Children's Museum Field Trip

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 9am-2pm

480 North Arroyo Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Please submit the permission slip HERE.


Thank you!

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Party

Friday, Dec. 11th, 2:15-2:45pm

Multipurpose Room

We need supplies and volunteers for this event! If you are able to help, please keep a lookout for an email from the room parents to sign up. Thank you very much!

Winter Holiday Potluck

Monday, Dec. 14th, 12:30-1:30pm

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Everyone is welcomed to attend this event! Please bring a potluck dish you would like to share with the class. Potluck and volunteer sign-ups will be available on our class site!


Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Winter Holiday Performance

Friday, Dec. 18th, 9am

Multipurpose Room

The students will be singing two holiday songs in Mandarin! Please come by to see their performance! We will be working very hard over the next few weeks. :)


Seating will be on a first come first serve basis. Come early to get a good spot!

Winter Break (Early Dismissal on Friday 12/18 at 12:50pm)

Saturday, Dec. 19th, 12am to Sunday, Jan. 3rd 2016 at 12am

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Have a happy week! :)