Week 22 News

2/1/16-2/5/16

I hope students had a blast last Friday with the 100 days of school activities! Please be sure to check out our class page on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see the fun activities we did! :)

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NEWS

2/5 (Fri.) School-Wide Lunar New Year Celebration

If your child has a Chinese traditional attire, please feel free to have him/her wear it this Friday! Our school will celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year with a lion/dragon dance and arts/crafts!

2/8 (Mon.) Classroom Lunar New Year Celebration

First day of the lunar new year! Our class will be celebrating with fun-filled centers activities! Please sign up to volunteer and/or help with supplies if you're available! Thank you!

2/11 (Thurs.) Valentine's Day Card Exchange

Students will be exchanging Valentine's Day cards on 2/11. Students can choose to make their own V-Day cards, or they can also be purchased for $2-$4 at local stores (i.e. CVS, Target, Walmart). The ones sold at stores usually come in packs of 32-34 cards.


Here are some links to give you an idea of what is out there:

http://family.go.com/printables/article-619880-disney-character-valentine-cards-t/

http://family.go.com/printables/article-1031952-mickey-minnie-cutie-valentines-t/


This is something fun for the students. The cards can be as simple or as elaborate as the student wishes; what counts most is the thought. :)


To facilitate the process for passing out the cards, please do NOT have your child write each student's name on the cards. The cards will be passed out without specifying which card is for whom. We have 22 students in the class.


NO CANDY OF ANY KIND ATTACHED TO THE CARDS PLEASE. THANK YOU! :)

Si, Se Puede Art/Essay Contest Due 3/23

Please let me know if your child would like to participate. I can provide an information packet.


ESSAY

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.


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.


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

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Chinese New Year Resource

This gives an overall background to the Lunar (Chinese) New Year and the stories associated with it.


http://www.celebratecny.com/full-video

Innovation Exposition

Please visit https://sites.google.com/a/pusd.us/innovationexposition/ to learn about PUSD's Innovation Exposition!


If you would like your child to participate, please let me know and I will give you an informational packet. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Le, our coordinator and/or the website above.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Schoolwide Lunar New Year Celebration

Friday, Feb. 5th, 8:45am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Students are welcomed to wear traditional Chinese attire! :)

Lunar (Chinese) New Year

Monday, Feb. 8th, 12:15-1:30pm

C21

We will be celebrating the Lunar New Year with an afternoon filled with fun and yummy centers! Please refer to room parents' email to see how you can help! We need both volunteers and supplies. Thank you!

Valentine's Day Activities

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 1:30pm

C21

Students will bring their Valentine's Day cards on this day for the card exchange!

Lincoln's Birthday--NO SCHOOL

Friday, Feb. 12th, 12am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

President's Day (Washington's Birthday)--NO SCHOOL

Monday, Feb. 15th, 12am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Have a HAPPY week! :)