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A Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. London's Class December 1-5

Weekly Note from Mrs. London

We jumped right back in to our routines after a well needed Thanksgiving Break with a very fun Spirit Week. All the children looked adorable! We also intensely practiced for our Kaballat Hassidur. Please remember to send in your child's Siddur along with their inscription plate on Monday. I will stick down the inscription plate for you. Thank you to Beth Morrison for being our classroom volunteer this week and to Joanna Israel for being our Mystery reader. If you have not signed up to volunteer at the Hannukah party yet, we still need volunteers to help make the delicious, homemade latkes for our class to enjoy. Please consider signing up through Volunteer Spot if you can! Thanks so much in advance!

Shabbat Shalom,


Please follow our class on twitter for weekly pictures and updates @mrslondonteach (Mrs. London's twitter) or @KossmanReads (Mrs. Kossman's twitter). You can also follow everything going on in second grade at the hashtag #davis2.

Important Dates

12/8- turn in your child's siddur and inscription plate-wrapped in a bag if it's a surprise for your child. We will put a plastic cover on it once it is turned in

12/12- Kabbalat HaSiddur, 8-10:30 AM

12/15- Class Hanukkah party, 2-3 PM, parents are invited (sign up info to come)

12/16- 1st night of Hanukkah

12/19- noon dismissal

2/6- our class leads Kabbalat Shabbat

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

Our new spelling rule this week was the sounds of /ea/. In grammar, we learned about subject pronouns. We are making good progress on our final copies of our autobiographies about our past! In vocabulary we worked on Unit 6. Our story of the week was My First American Friend and we compared and contrasted the 2 main characters on a Venn Diagram. Since it was an autobiography of a Chinese girl named Saruna, we ate Chinese noodles and did independent research about China during centers!


We took on learning subtraction with borrowing like champs! It is not an easy concept, but with a lot of practice we are beginning to get it. We will continue practicing this into next week and then will move on to the 1000's.


We officially began our Geology Unit and spent a few days learning about the layers of the Earth. We each made a model and labeled it to help us identify the four layers. We also cut hard boiled eggs in half to see how it is almost an exact replica of the Earth's layers (we also enjoyed eating the eggs after!). We then moved on to minerals and listened to a non-fiction book called Minerals to help us learn new facts. We then tried to identify different minerals based on descriptions and clues.


Dear 2nd grade parents,

Our ARIOT KOTEV letter is ד (DALED) and the story with this letter is about קַבָּלַת הַסִּדּוּר KABALAT HASIDUR—how appropriate for our 2nd graders who are preparing to get their own Siddurim!

This is a great app I recommend for Hebrew vocabulary:

Touch of Hebrew - Learn Hebrew language through videos, audio and games. by C.E.T - THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Shabbat shalom, שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Galia Sabbag

Jewish Studies

You can follow all of the exciting things happening in Judaic Studies by reading our blog:

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.