Buc's Bulletin

Our Weekly Class Newsletter December 1st- December 5th

A Note from Mrs. Buc

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 in on Monday. I will stick down the inscription plate for you. Thank you to Stacey Levy for being our class helper this week. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Shabbat Shalom!


Important Dates

12/8- turn in your child's siddur 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: Ceremony will take place in the Multi- Purpose Room on the first floor.

12/15- Class Hanukkah party, 2- 3- all parents invited: please sign up

12/16- 1st night of Hanukkah

12/19- noon dismissal

1/30- 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 progress on our good copies of the past! We worked on Vocabulary Unit 6 all week. We read My First American Friend. 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 some Chinese noodles and did some independent research about China during centers. We then read The Grain Pain and the Great One to see the difference between 1st and 3rd person points of view. Lots of fun stuff this week.


Ah, the joys of learning borrowing when subtracting! This concept was not an easy one but with much practice, light bulbs were going off. Borrowing from the 10's was easy until the 100's stopped many of us in our tracks. We will continue this into next week and then will move on to the 1000's.

Tefillah / Class Meeting

We used our Tefillah time to practice our siddur songs and to reflect on ourselves.


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 call follow all of the exciting things happening in Judaic Studies by reading our blog:http://kidblog.org/davisjs/

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.


We officially began our Geology Unit. We spent a few days learning about the layers of the Earth. We each made a model and labeled it to help us identify the 4 layers. We also cut hard boiled eggs in half to see how it is almost an exact replica of the Earth's layers. We then moved on to minerals and identified them based on clues. As an added bonus, Stacey Levy pulled small groups to play Rock Bingo during our center time.