Mrs. Schleicher's Schmooze
Our Class Newsletter 1/11-1/15
Weekly Note from Mrs. Schleicher
What Did We Learn This Week?
Week of January 8th, 2016
In our first week back from break, we reflected on the women of Shemot (Exodus). We discussed how each could be called a heroine and why. To best illustrate the actions and qualities that made them a heroine, the class created a portrait gallery. Each group was assigned a heroine and was then asked to create a portrait of them. In addition to the illustration on the portrait, each group had to write specific details about their heroine. These details included: name, age (their guess), background information (where they grow up, etc.…), what they are best known for, and a personal motto the person would have had. The kids truly excelled at this project.
Week of January 11th, 2016
This week we read the story of Moses and the burning bush, and took a very close look at the dialogue between Moses and G-d. We learn in this parsha that Moses is “slow of speech” and that he is concerned that the Israelites in Egypt will not believe him when he speaks of their freedom. We spent time in class examining Moses’ role as a leader to the people of Israel. The result was an excellent tug of war session. Tug of war in this context, is a way of seeing the thoughts of a group in terms of agreement with the question asked, or disagreement with the question asked. The question given was: Is Moses a good leader? To the left of that question, on the board, was a statement that stated: Yes, Moses was a good leader. To the right was a statement that stated: No, Moses was not a good leader. Each child was given a pad of post it notes and told to choose their side and explain why? It was an amazing experience for both the kids and myself!
Dear 2nd grade parents,
Our Hebrew cursive letter this week was ז (ZAYIN) with the following vocabulary words:
Move זָז , duckאַוָּז , tailָזָנָב , earsאָזְנַיִם , flyזְבוּב .
Here is a fun Hebrew letters practice:
1/18- no school, MLK Day
1/19- spring after school enrichment begins
1/25 - Landform Project Due (your child will present during that week)
1/29- our class leads Kabbalat Shabbat
4/19- our class' Passover Seder, 8:15 AM