The London Times

A Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. London's Class October 20-24

Weekly Note from Mrs. London

We all enjoyed finally having a full week back at school!! We loved reading again with our book buddies, reading our next book (Ish by Peter Reynolds) for the Global Read Aloud, and having our first Town Hall Meeting where Kyra, our class mayor, introduced our idea box and we picked a date for our next Show and Tell. It will be Friday, October 31! I hope you all have a great weekend!

Shabbat Shalom,


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Important Dates

10/27- Name Sheet for Morah Kelli due

10/29- November lunch orders due

10/31- Show and Tell/Noon Dismissal

11/6- Book Fair dress up day- The theme for the fall Book Fair is the “Kingdom of Reading at Davis” Students should come as Knights, Kings, Princes, Princesses. Students who do not dress up in this theme should come in regular uniform attire.

11/7- Grandparents and Special Friends Day-please return the permission slip if your child will go home with his/her grandparent or special friend that day.

10/10- Landform Project Due

11/18- Tellus Museum field trip, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

Our spelling rule this week was ck/k and we learned that when a one syllable word is followed by a short vowel and the /k/ sound it ends in -ck. In grammar we learned about plural nouns and we took our Unit 4 vocabulary quiz as well. Also, we read a story called What Lives in a Shell. The skill we focused on was categorizing and classifying and we had fun sorting buttons by color, shape, size, number of wholes, etc. We began to write about our past lives. Thank you so much for all your help with this assignment! We also began our first two lessons in Writer's Workshop. We learned about how to come up with small moment ideas and were introduced to our small idea notebooks. We worked in groups to share our ideas and try to narrow them down to small moments. Also, we listened to a passage from the story Owl Moon to help us understand how to make our stories meaningful. Next week, we will focus more on developing stories from our small moments.


In math this week, we learned about the three properties of addition: commutative, associative, and zero/identity. We practiced patterns in addition, too. Then, we reviewed basic addition without regrouping and practiced regrouping to the 10's place. We had a blast playing math basketball to practice this concept!

Social Studies

It was all about landforms and bodies of water this week! We learned many and found pictures of them on the internet and labeled them on a map of the world. We also had fun labeling and finding the definitions to different landform pictures.

Class Meeting/Tefillah

This week we received our prayer pamphlets to use during tefillah until we receive our siddurim!


Dear 2nd grade parents,

The Hebrew cursive letters ר (RESH) and ה (HEY) are very similar to the print style.

We practiced forming the pair, learned related vocabulary, read the story: אריה או יונה (ARYE O YONAH) and continued studying using our SHALOM book.

Please encourage your student to read at home for 10 minutes every day. Thanks!

Shabbat shalom, שבת שלום

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.

October Birthdays!

Happy Birthday this month to:

Abigail: October 6

Mrs. Kossman: October 7

Sylvie Bella: October 13

Mystery Readers!

Thank you to our October Mystery Readers: Stacy Pinsker, Lendy Fedors, and Marci Rudolph!