# Mrs. Schleicher's Schmooze

## Tefillah and Class meeting

This week we received our prayer pamphlets to use during tefillah until we receive our siddurim! Also, during class meeting we read some Georgia Book Award Nominee books.

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## Important Dates

10/27- Name Sheet for Morah Kelli due

10/29- November lunch orders due

10/31- noon dismissal

11/6- Book Fair dress up day- The theme for the fall Book Fair is the “Kingdom of Reading at Davis” Students should come as Knights, Kings, Princes, Princesses. Students who do not dress up in this theme should come in regular uniform attire.

11/7- Grandparents and Special Friends Day-please return the permission slip if your child will go home with his/her grandparent or special friend that day.

11/18- Tellus Museum field trip, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

## Language Arts

This week we learned about plural nouns in grammar. Also, we read a story called What Lives in a Shell. The skill we focused on was categorizing and classifying and we had fun sorting buttons by color, shape, size, number of wholes, etc. We began to write about our past lives. Thank you so much for all your help with this assignment! We also began our first lesson in Writer's Workshop. We learned two very important rules: no walk, no talk (while we are writing), and when you are done, you have just begun! Also, we listened to a passage from the story Owl Moon to help us understand how to make our stories meaningful. Last, we reviewed what was taught last year in 1st grade about having Big Ideas and how they differ from Small Moments. We created a chart to give examples from our personal lives. Next week, we will focus more on developing stories from our small moments.

## Math

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 and practiced regrouping to the 10's place. We had a blast playing math basketball to practice this concept!

## Social Studies

It was all about land forms and bodies of water this week! We learned many and found pictures of them on the internet and labeled them on a map of the world. We also had fun coloring land form flip books and watching a land form video!

## 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.

## Hebrew

The Hebrew cursive letters ר (RESH) and ה (HEY) are very similar to the print style.

We practiced forming the pair, learned related vocabulary, read the story: אריה או יונה (ARYE O YONAH) and continued studying using our SHALOM book.