Mrs. Schleicher's Schmooze

Mrs. Schleicher's & Ms. Rosenberg's Newsletter 11/30-12/4

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We sure showed a lot of spirit this week! The picture above shows us being silly on Monster Day!! Next week, we look forward to celebrating Hanukkah together! I hope you all have a wonderful 1st night of Hanukkah this Sunday and that you enjoy the present we made for you! Happy Hanukkah!!

Weekly Note from Mrs. Schleicher

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What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

Our new spelling rule this week was oi/ oy. In grammar, we continued to learn about pronouns. Almost everyone has finished their final drafts about the past! We also finished all lower case letters in our handwriting books! In centers, we practiced the comprehension skill of cause and effect and we wrote about what we did over Thanksgiving. We also had fun playing on a new app called Quick Math!

Math

We spent most of the week practicing adding with and without regrouping to the 100's place. We also explored some problem solving using logical reasoning and regrouping addition word problems.

Social Studies

This week we started our first lesson in Unit 2 and learned about relative and absolute location. We also read about Benjamin Banneker and learned that he did not go to school, so he taught himself math and science. We ended the week exploring the Compass Rose and learning about both cardinal and intermediate directions. We enjoyed playing 4 corners and a Compass Rose game to practice our skills.

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

Our introduction of the holiday of Chanukah started with reading the historical story in Hebrew, few pages each day.

We sang Chanukah songs and learned holiday vocabulary like:

חֲנֻכָּה- dedication

נֵרוֹת- candles

סְבִיבוֹן- spinning top

חֹשֶׁךְ- darkness

אוֹר- light

דְּמֵי-חֲנֻכָּה - gelt

כַּד שֶׁמֶן- jag of oil

נִסִּים- miracles

In our ARIOT KOTEV book, we worked on the cursive letters ק, ח (kof and chet).

Shabbat shalom, שבת שלום

Galia Sabbag

Important Dates

12/7- Siddurim need to be turned into me (we will put a plastic cover on it unless yours is already stitched on it)

12/8- 2nd grade Hanukkah party, 1:45-3 (parents invited)

12/11- Kabbalat HaSiddur-8-10:30 AM. We begin at 8 AM in the media center and go to the gym by 9. Then, we come back to our room at 10 for a cake reception.

12/18-Noon Dismissal and beginning of Winter Break

1/4- School Resumes from winter break

1/29- our class leads Kabbalat Shabbat

4/19- our class' Passover Seder

Noteworthy News!

Happy Birthday to....

Tahel, 11/28