Buc's Bulletin

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!

Shabbat Shalom!

Mrs. Buc

Important Dates

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?

Language Arts

Our new spelling rule this week was ai/ ay. In grammar, we continued to learn about singular and plural nouns, more specifically, irregular plural nouns. We are just about to finish editing our rough drafts of our autobiographies. Mrs. Buc and Mrs. Rosenkoff are working with us one on one to help us add more 'voice' to our writing. We are going letter by letter in our handwriting books to make sure we are writing them correctly and neatly.


In math this week, we learned about the 3 properties of addition: commutative, associative, and zero/identity. We practiced patterns in addition, too. Then, we reviewed basic addition without regrouping. It was important for us to do our classwork and homework on grid paper to help us line up the numbers correctly.


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.

For example:

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

Galia Sabbag


This was such a fun and fabulous unit to study! Who would have thunk that rocks could be so interesting to learn and explore? We worked hard all week reviewing for our science test. All of our hard work paid off! Visiting the Tellus Museum was a great way to wrap up this unit!


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...

Our fall "Monster" book fair is coming up! Explore the great collection of books beginning the afternoon of December 3rd through the 9th. Have your child join in the fun by dressing up in their furriest, funniest and friendliest monster attire on Thursday Dec 3rd.

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.