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2nd Grade Parents,

This week will be a short week as there will not be school on Friday (Teacher In-Service Day). This week in language arts, we will read a realistic fiction story called "Chinatown". In this story, a young child and his grandmother experience everyday life in an urban Chinatown. The busy setting show life as the pair cross a street, watch tai chi practitioners, greet the street cobbler, visit a produce market, a fish market, an herbalist, and other fascinating places. At the end, Chinese New Year is celebrated with a wonderful parade. Students will focus on how to summarize information and use facts to make judgments about characters or situations in the story. Our spelling lesson will focus on words spelled with th, wh, sh, and ch.

In math, Chapter 5 will help students with number patterns (counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s). Please continue to have your child practice their math facts using Mathzor. Ten minutes a day (or just 3 times a week) will greatly assist your child in learning their basic math facts.

I look forward to another great week of learning.