On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM, Jun(Elvis) Shen  wrote:
Thanks for the reply, Jessica. No need to apologize for late response. You have lots students need to care and response all their parents will be very very busy. I totally understand if I didn't get response.

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Williams, Jessica P  wrote:

Hi Elvis,


Thank you for your email below!


I apologize for just responding – I was absent from school shortly after you sent this, and somehow it was overlooked. I just realized this morning that I never replied.


I’m glad Ethan is sharing more with you about classmates. It seems that he is making friends and doing well. J


Thank you for reviewing Ethan’s grammar and spelling. I have been working with him on his writing in class. I really enjoyed reading his “Why I didn’t turn in my homework” assignment!


I’m glad to hear that he likes Percy Jackson so much. I just bought a book about mythology for our classroom, so maybe that will interest him. I’m glad his reading log is easy for him!


I do not know much about Bellevue International School, but I will see what I can find out. I’ll send you any information once I know more.


Hope you have a great week!



From: Jun(Elvis) Shen] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2:38 PM
To: Williams, Jessica P
Subject: Re: Weekly literacy letter and update


Hi Jessica,


Thank you very much for all things to help Ethan improving. Ethan did tell me something about his classmates. I am very happy that he began to share school live with me. 


Everyday, I review Ethan's home work and reading log, help him to correct spelling and grammar. I found Ethan can write many sentences in his reading log, but there are many spelling and grammar issues. I asked him to correct them. I think he must has same issue in school works, let me know if you think I need to review his works in school (because Ethan doesn't tell us much in school). Yesterday, I reviewed his writing "Why I didn't turn in my homework" with Ethan. I praised him that he did very well on the writing. Then I felt Ethan was very willing to correct the mistakes. But his handwriting is very bad, which caused several very simple mistakes. Same thing happens in his reading log everyday. I erased his reading log and asked him to re-write if his handwriting was bad. He is not happy, but I think I have to. If you have good suggestions, please let me know. 


Ethan does like reading. He told me that he wanted to read all books written by the same author of Percy Jackson. He said the third book of Percy Jackson has the most funny and will read it as the last book. He reads one or two hours everyday. And he said writing reading log is very easy for himcid:image001.gif@01CFED6E.7EB57380. I am happy that he can do that, proud of it. cid:image002.gif@01CFED6E.7EB57380


Do you have any information about how to register Bellevue International School? I heard that the school draw lots decide who can enter Bellevue International School. We want to have a try if he can be selected to enter this school. 





On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 5:23 PM, Williams, Jessica P  wrote:

Hi Elvis,


I hope you had a great weekend!


Attached is the parent newsletter for literacy that provides a brief overview of what Ethan be learning this week. It also has activities that you could do with Ethan to reinforce what he is learning at school.


Today students moved to new seating groups, and I hope this new group will encourage Ethan to talk more. He is surrounded by at least 2 students that I’ve seen work well with him in the past. Please let me know if you find that he is still not telling you more about interactions with friends.


Also, his vocabulary scores improved this week! I think your work with him at home and the ELL specialist’s time with him really paid off. J

We need to continue to work on his spelling (I can’t imagine how tricky it would be to spell English words when it’s not your first language!). I will plan to have one-on-one time with him, and perhaps you could practice with him at home? I will have him write his words in his agenda.


Thank you,

Jessica Williams

5th Grade

Bennett Elementary