The London Times

Our Weekly Class Newsletter September 30- October 9

Weekly Note from Mrs. London

We made it through the last of the choppy weeks and we are looking forward to getting into a good routine with full weeks of school ahead!! This week we started our Global Read Aloud where we will read a different book by Amy Rosenthal each week and connect with other classes all over the world! This week we read Chopsticks and had our own chopstick race in teams! We have also been matched up with another second grade class in Jenks, Oklahoma and today we got to meet them through Skype and shared what we learned from the book! Ask your children for more details! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Shabbat Shalom!

Melissa

Important Dates

10/19- No Homework Night

10/30- Grandparents and Special Friends Day: Please return slip that was attached to last Friday's email if you plan on having your child leave with a grandparent/special friend.

11/12-Tellus Museum field trip

11/13-noon dismissal for students

11/19-11/20-Parent-Teacher conferences, no school for students (Please sign up for conference)

11/25-27- Thanksgiving holiday, no school

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

Our spelling rule the last two weeks was the FLoSZ rule and we learned that in a 1-syllable word, with 1 short vowel, immediately followed by f, l, s, or z you double the final consonant. In grammar we started learning about nouns, both common and proper. For writing, we worked on how to choose a good topic and concluding sentence, and since we have been learning about sequencing in reading comprehension, we did a writing activity about making our favorite sandwich to practice our sequence skills using words like first, then, next, and last. In centers, we enjoyed a few different Marc Brown themed activities to go along with our Author Study.

Math

Last week we finished our unit on place value! We wrapped up that unit with a fun munchy math activity that used graham crackers (100's), pretzel sticks (10's) and marshmallows (1's). We all agreed it was super yummy! This week, we began learning about money. We reviewed all the coins, their values, and how to add money and show money of different amounts using coins. Our goal is to use the fewest amount of coins to show an amount. We will continue to work with money next week as well!

Social Studies

We finished our unit on Government this week! We did lots of review games and activties including a fun review game called Kahoot! on the Ipad during tutorial for the test. I am very proud of the study skills the class used to prepare for this test! Next week we will be beginning our first unit in Science!

Mystery Skype!

Last week we participated in our very first Mystery Skype! Mrs. Brown led us through the whole process. First, we were each assigned a role such as greeters, note takers, and researchers. Then we Skyped with another class somewhere in the world and we took turns asking questions to try to figure out where the other class was located. We used Atlas' and Google Maps to help us! Although they guessed our city and state first, we were able to conclude that they were in Indiana! We all did such a great job working together as a team through this activity!

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

Sukkot and Simchat Torah were the subjects of this short learning week.

We learned about The cycle of reading the Torah, told a story about how the Jewish people got the Torah, how do we celebrate this joyous holiday

and we sang holiday songs.

Here are some vocabulary words you may want to review:

בית כנסת- synagogue (beyt-knesset)

חתן תורה- the reader of the last part of the Torah (chatan Torah)

חתן בראשית- the reader of the first part of the Torah (chatan bereshit)

דגל- flag for Simchat Torah (degel)

הקפות- processions (hakafot-7 times around the Temple, holding the Torah)

Shabbat shalomשבת שלום and Chag sameach חג שמח ,

Galia Sabbag

Birthday Book Reminder From Library

Birthday Book Party Reminder:

Our birthday book parties for students with birthdays in August-November are coming up soon! For grades Mechina-2, the party will be Tuesday, Oct. 20. For grades 3-5, the party will be Wednesday, Oct. 21. Both parties will be before school, 7:45-8:20 a.m. Our honorees will select and check out a new book for the media center collection. We also will serve a light breakfast of fruit, (nut-free and parve) mini-muffins and water. Parents are always welcome to attend!

For questions regarding the muffins, please contact Dolce Catering and Bakery, 770-451-3065.

If you have not yet ordered a birthday book for your child, It’s not too late.

Follow this link to the order form: http://community.davisacademy.org/document.doc?id=1609.

Follow this link to order on-line: https://community.davisacademy.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=455.

If we have processed your order, you should have received an email acknowledging your order.