Our Weekly Class Newsletter November 9- November 13
A Note from Mrs. Buc
Thank you to our field trip chaperones, Lisa, Nicole, Cortney, and Janine, for accompanying us to the Tellus Museum. You helped make it a success. I hope you all enjoy the weekend and I look forward to meeting with you next week during conferences!
11/19-11/20- Parent-Teacher conferences, no school for students
11/25-27- Thanksgiving holiday, no school
12/3-12/9- Monster Themed Book Fair. Thursday, December 3rd- Kids can dress up as friendly, funny monsters
12/8- 2nd grade Hanukkah party, 1:45-3 (parents invited)
12/9- Siddurim need to be turned into me (we will put a plastic cover on it unless yours is already stitched on it)
12/11- Kabbalat HaSiddur @ 8- 10:30 AM
2/5- Leading Kabbalat Shabbat
What Did We Learn This Week?
Dear 2nd grade parents,
The cursive letter ס SAMECH was front and center this week.
We worked on writing formation, reading a related story and adding vocabulary words.
סַבָּא- Grandpa (SABBA)
סוּס- horse (SOOS)
סְנָאִי- squirrel (SNAEE)
חַסָּה- lettuce (CHASSA)
כִּיסֵּא- chair (KEESE)
Please remind your child to practice Hebrew reading at home, using this link:
Shabbat shalom, שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם
After learning about different kinds of feelings last lesson, this lesson was focused on understanding the feelings of others and thinking about how our actions can impact others. The 2nd graders learned the concept of EMPATHY. As a class, we read the book Hey, Little Ant by Phillip Hoose, about a boy contemplating whether or not to squish an ant. After learning the concept of empathy and trying to “put themselves in another’s shoes,” the students were able to reflect upon the feelings and thoughts of the ant and consider what they would/could do if in the position of the little boy. Given the opportunity to make up their own endings to the story, most students opted for the boy not stepping on the ant as they considered another’s feelings, how they would feel and what they would want if in that same position.
Please continue to reinforce these ideas and concepts at home…
Please Take Note...
Crayons, Crayons, for kids in need!
It’s mitzvah time! We, Mechina, are collecting broken or used crayons for kids in need.
We will be using the broken and used crayons to melt them into new ones.
If you have any crayons you would like to donate, please put them in boxes that can be found:
· Carpool Lobby
· In front of the Mechina classes
· In the front lobby by Ms. Janice
We will be taking crayons until NOVEMBER 30TH.
Thank you to Keith Peck for being our mystery reader this week.
All smiles at the Tellus!