Mrs. Schleicher's Schmooze

Mrs. Schleicher's & Ms. Rosenberg's Newsletter 8/31-9/4

Weekly Note from Mrs. Schleicher

I hope you all enjoy the long, holiday weekend and if you are traveling, I wish you safe travels. A few requests...Please make sure to have your child bring a water bottle and 2 or more snacks each day! Also, if you have a carpool change, please email me by 12 so I am sure to get it in time. If it is a last minute one, please call the school and ask to speak with me so you can give me the message over the phone. Last, if you are picking up your child early one day, please let me know first thing in the morning so I will know ahead and be able to make sure he/she is packed up in time and ready to go for the day! Thank you all soo much!! Shabbat Shalom!

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What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

This week we began working in our Vocabulary books. We learned the words for Unit 1 and did the corresponding workbook pages. On Wednesday of next week, we will have our first vocabulary test. Tuesday night's homework will be a sheet that has instructions on how to log into a website to play games that will help the kids study for the test. In grammar we learned about subjects(they tell who or what the sentence is about) and predicates( they tell what the subject does) in a sentence. We also read a story called The Cats of Tiffany Street. We found many blends in the story and also practiced retelling the story using a story map to identify characters, setting, problem and solution.

Math

We began a new unit about patterns and place value. The students had fun making numbers to the 100's place with base 10 blocks and writing numbers to the 1000's on wipe boards. Then, we learned about standard and expanded notation. I was very impressed with how quickly they grasped these concepts this week!

Social Studies

Some of the topics we covered this week were hard! Ask your child to explain what these vocabulary words are: citizen, community, rights, (what rights do we have in America?), responsibility, consequence, tax(we learned the difference between public and personal taxes), judge, election, and vote. Also, ask your child if they remember the difference between a mayor, governor, and the President. We also discussed our class Mayor election. We are super excited about it! (Please help your child with ideas if he/she wants to run! I can't wait to read their ideas!)

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade Parents,

This week we practiced our class routines, writing, reading fluency and saying our full name with an appropriate greeting:

You may want to ask your child:

מָה הַשֵּׁם שֶׁלְּךָ?- What is your name? (ma hashem shelchah?)

מָה שֵׁם הַמִּשְׁפָּחָה שֶׁלָּךְ?- What is your last name? (ma shem hamishpachah shlcha?)

Rosh Hashanah ראש השנה was a central idea this past week.

We sang holiday songs, learned about the symbols and customs of the חגCHAG (holiday) and learned the names of the Hebrew months.

We also started working with holiday work pages.

We received our cursive Hebrew letter ARIOT book- MAZAL TOV!

Shabbat shalom,

Galia Sabbag

Judaic Studies

שלום. In Judaics this week we continued our study of the books of the Torah. We delved deeper and began to understand the language and structure of a Tanakh. The main focus was being able to distinguish book (סֵפֶר), chapter פֶּרֶק)), and verse (פָּסוּק). It was very exciting as much of the class did not realize that the Torah in printed form had these elements just like other books. Wishing you an amazing Shabbat and a fun long weekend. -Morah Rivkah

Important Dates

9/7-No school Labor Day

9/9- ideas for mayor election due to me for approval

9/9-vocabulary Unit 1 test

9/10- field trip to Food Bank, 8:30 AM-12 PM

9/11- Mayor election

9/14-9/15- No school, Rosh Hashanah

9/18- PTO Shabbat Picnic

9/18 and 9/21-I will be at my cousin's wedding in St. Louis-driving :( Jen George will be subbing both days

9/22- noon dismissal, Erev Yom Kippur

9/24- late start, 10 am

9/28-9/29-no school Sukkot

9/30- 2nd grade lunch in the Sukkah- more info coming

Noteworthy News!

Mystery Reader

Thank you to our mystery reader, Hope Kaufman