What’s happening with the 7/8/9s – week 18!

Greetings 7/8/9s families,

We had another busy but great week together! Please enjoy this week’s newsletter written and illustrated by the 7/8/9s!


This newsletter was dictated by the 7/8/9s and typed by Sami. 

Yoo Hoo, Hey Families,

There was more snow this week! We finally got to sled down the big hill with sleds and not just on our bellies! We went really far.

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This week we had Mandarin with Mario. He’s our new teacher. He taught us the first three numbers 1, 2, and 3. We can say the numbers and draw them. He told us the Chinese zodiac story about how the animals each got a year. The story also told why cats don’t like mice and why there’s no year of the cat. It’s the year of the monkey beginning in a few weeks.

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“On Tuesday we had a special Mandarin class with Mario. We learned Mandarin numbers.”


“On Tuesday we had Mandarin for the first time. It was fun. Our teacher’s name is Mario.”

In science we used our animal survival web to help us choose one hibernating animal, one migrating animal, and one animal that adapts to survive in winter. We voted and ended up picking the black bear, the peregrine falcon, and the red fox. We’re going get information about each animal and then we are going to build them life size. FullSizeRender-6

Here’s an update on the reading challenge – we think we still need another couple of days to meet our goal. So far the longest we’ve read without stopping was 14 minutes. The reading challenge is hard. We got to do it with pillows in Brittany’s room one day this week!


On Thursday we did Spanish with Nathaniel’s mom, Emily. We learned about colors and how to say “My name is…” in Spanish. We hung up crayons made out of paper and we colored them and labeled them with the Spanish words so we can practice.

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“We did Spanish with Emily. We learned about colors in Spanish and then we said a good bye song in Spanish.”

We went to the Manchester Library this week. Noah and Cian found Toon books and they are perfect for them to read. Toon books are graphic novels. They are really fun to read we found 4 of them. We also found books about our forest animals that we can use to find out facts for our research.

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“We went to the library. Me and Cian found Toon books.”

In math this week we did bar graphs. We used the data from the calendar about the weather and we used tallies to count up each category, like sunny, cloudy, rainy, or snowy. Then we used graph paper to count up and make a bar graph. We found out that most school days so far were sunny!

It was a good week, but we miss Matthew!!!

The 7/8/9s

Chloe, Cian, Kelley, Nathaniel, Noah, Willem (and Matthew even though he was in Florida!)

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