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Our Weekly Class Newsletter February 8-12

Weekly Note from Mrs. London

We had a fun week--complete with a day of snow flurries! Check out our picture below (we got to go outside for a few minutes and play in it!) This week we were also able to take part in helping to develop a Google Expedition using google cardboard, an Iphone, and a Google App. The second graders visually visited several biomes that we will be studying about next trimester: desert, tundra, tropical rainforest, savannah, and more! It was a very cool experience where the kids were immersed in the lesson and felt like they were actually in each of those habitats walking around! Ask them more about it!

I hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

Best,

Melissa

Birthday Book Party Reminder

Our birthday book parties for students with birthdays in December-March are coming up soon! For grades Mechina-2, the party will be Tuesday, Feb. 23. For grades 3-5, the party will be Wednesday,Feb. 24. Both parties will be before school, 7:45-8:20 a.m. Our honorees will select and check out a new book for the media center collection. We also will serve a light breakfast of fruit, (nut-free and parve) mini-muffins and water. Parents are always welcome to attend!

For questions regarding the muffins, please contact Dolce Catering and Bakery, 770-451-3065.

If you have not yet ordered a birthday book for your child, It’s not too late.

Follow this link to the order form: http://community.davisacademy.org/document.doc?id=1609.

Follow this link to order on-line: https://community.davisacademy.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=455.

If we have processed your order, you should have received an email acknowledging your order.

Important Dates

2/12 - 2/15 Mid Winter Break--no school

2/19- all school Kabbalat Shabbat

2/21- Mother/Son Bowling and Father/Daughter Dance

2/21- play practice, 10-12

2/24-2nd and 3rd grade play practice

2/28- play practice 10-1

3/4-end of trimester 2 and noon dismissal for students (Kabbalat Shabbat is for faculty/staff only today)

4/15 at 1:45 Our Class Passover Seder

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

We had a great time interviewing a Davis staff member this week. This week (and next) we are typing the interview into a paragraph. The students get to choose a font, size, and color and are learning great computer skills in Microsoft Word! In grammar, we learned about making subjects and verbs agree. We began to fill in an outline about our present life in 2nd grade for our autobiographies! Also, we enjoyed making biography dolls as one of our centers this week!

Math

This week we finished learning about clue words in word problems for addition and subtraction. Then, we reviewed time to the nearest 5 minutes. Also, we learned how to convert time: for example, 30 minutes = 1/2 hour. We also started a new book very similar to our DOL, but it's to practice daily math concepts.

Science

We had fun learning all about simple machines these past two weeks. This week, we focused on the screw, wedge, and pulley. We watched interesting and educational videos about each type of simple machine. We will have a test within the next couple of weeks. Also, we are looking forward to an in school field trip by High Touch/High Tech where we get to build simple machines!!

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

In Hebrew class, this past week, we took a deep breath and reviewed all the letters we have learned so far:

א, ו, י, נ, ן, ג, ה, ר, ב, ס, ש, ח, ק, ד, כ, ך, ז, מ, ם, ל

We practiced all the Hebrew cursive letters we know, using smart board activities and work sheets. We even took a Hebrew spelling test.

Here is a great activity to review Hebrew at home:

http://www.purposegames.com/game/learn-cursive-hebrew-game

Shabbat shalom,

Galia Sabbag

Snapshots From Our Week...