Buc's Bulletin

Our Weekly Class Newsletter September 2- 5

A Note from Mrs. Buc

It's already September! Wow! Time flies when you are having fun! We had a great 4 day week. Enjoy your weekend!

Shabbat Shalom!

Mrs. Buc

Important Dates

9/8- Class election for Mayor

9/9- School photos both individual and class. Students wear teal tops and navy bottoms

9/17- Field trip to the Food Bank, 8:45-11:45 AM

9/17- tutorial for Social Studies test- dismissal until 3:50. Pick up in regular carpool

9/18- Social Studies test

9/19- Family Shabbat Picnic

9/24- Noon dismissal, Erev Rosh Hashanah

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

Clusters were our spelling rule this week. We must hear all 3 consonants at the beginning of the word to consider it to be a cluster. In grammar, we reviewed subjects and predicates, as well as statements and questions. We read a great story this week called Arthur's Pet Business by Marc Brown. That book kick started our author study on Marc Brown that we will do this trimester. One fact about him is that he puts his own kids' names in his books. We enjoyed looking for them! We then retold the story using a 'somebody, wanted, but, so, then' story map. As an independent center, we practiced story mapping the setting, characters, problem and solution of an Arthur story. In Writer's Workshop, we did an idea map about ourselves using a Jewish Star.

Math

This week in math we worked on place value to the 10,000's place. We reviewed the value of the digits. We also practiced comparing numbers and their place values and what happens when we increase or decrease a place value by a certain amount.

Tefillah / Class Meeting

In one of our class meetings, we talked about our grade level mitzvah project, the Atlanta Food Bank, and learned about a food bank in Israel called Leket. Some of our tzedakah this year will be sent to Israel to help this food bank. During our other class meeting, we read Mitzvah Magician and discussed how we can be responsible citizens.

In Tefillah, we learned about the Shema and how we have to be quiet when saying this prayer. We talked about what we hear when we are silent and how we can cover our eyes or put our fingers into a shin over our head when we pray.

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

The letter - א aleph in cursive Hebrew was our focus this past week. We worked in our Ariot books, practiced reading and completed our first spelling challenge.

Here is a website you are encouraged to offer your child for Hebrew reading review:

http://gambabo.cet.ac.il/flash/combinations/index2.aspx?http://gambabo.cet.ac.il/Act/act1.aspx?sGmabaOfakimActivityUpdateGradeUrl=http://www.gamba1.cet.ac.il/Student/UpdateActivityGrade.aspx;nActivityTreeID=0;nActivityID=1;nWordLength=0;nSuccessLevel=90;nRoundCount=0


Shabbat Shalom,


Galia Sabbag

Jewish Studies

You call follow all of the exciting things happening in Judaic Studies by reading our blog:http://kidblog.org/davisjs/

or by following Morah Kelly on Twitter at @MorahKelly. To see what is happening in your child’s class you can click on their homeroom teacher’s name on the Blog Roll on the right side of the screen on the blog. You can also read the weekly round-up of all the learning happening in grades 2-5 posted on the blog every Friday.

Social Studies

We had fun learning about the 3 branches of government with our great art/visual activity. Ask us if we remember the 3 branches and at least one fact about each one. Next week, we will review all week for our first test. I will have a tutorial on Wednesday, September 17th and the test will be on Thursday, September 18th. If you want your child to attend tutorial, please email me.

Do You Tweet?

Follow our class on Twitter! I will try to "tweet" at least once a week. Find me @bucovetsky and/or view what's going on in 2nd grade at #davis2