Buc's Bulletin

Our Weekly Class Newsletter August 31- September 4

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A Note from Mrs. Buc

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend. If you are traveling, I wish you safe travels! See you all on Tuesday!

Shabbat Shalom!

Mrs. Buc

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

9/22- 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

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

Blends were our spelling rule this week. We must hear both consonants at the beginning of the word to consider it to be a blend. With each new spelling rule, we try to build on the rules of past weeks. In grammar, we learned about subjects and predicates and practiced identifying them in a sentence. Our story this week was called The Cats of Tiffany Street. We looked for blends in the story and practiced story mapping the setting, characters, problem and solution in the story.


This week in math we reviewed place value to the 1,000's place. Also, we learned about standard and expanded numbers and wrote several examples of them. Mrs. Buc was impressed on how quickly we picked up this concept.


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

Social Studies

Some of the topics we covered this week were hard! Ask us to explain what these vocabulary words are: citizen, community, rights, (what rights do we have in America?), responsibility, consequence, tax, judge, election, and vote. Also, ask us to tell you the difference between a mayor, governor, and the President. Maybe we even know who they are? We talked about each of their roles in leading our city, state, and country. 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!)