Mrs. Schleicher's Schmooze
Our Class Newsletter 5/16-5/20
Weekly Note from Mrs. Schleicher
What Did We Learn This Week?
Dear 2nd grade parents,
The excitement is in the air as we completed the last pages in our “ARIOT KOTEV” book.
A celebration was in order for learning all the cursive letters in the Hebrew alphabet. MAZAL-TOV!
Please use the following link to practice and review all the cursive Hebrew letters we know:
We also learned that Lag-Baomer is a fun holiday we celebrate on the 33
rdday of the counting of the Omer.
We studied the holiday story, songs, customs and games.
Lag Baomer vocabulary:
מְדוּרָה- bon fire (medurah)
חֵץ וְקֶשֶׁת- bow and arrow (cetz vakeshet)
בָּר-כּוֹכְבָא- BAR KOCHVAH (Hereo)
רוֹמָאִים- Romans (romaeem)
Shabbat shalom, בָּת שָׁלוֹם
Following Passover break, we have focused on the Mishkan (The Tabernacle in the desert). God is very specific in how the Mishkan should be built and what materials should be used. To get a real sense of what the Mishkan looked like, each student completed a layout of it. The idea of this portable prayer space was fascinating to them, as it is to most of us. We also viewed some artist interpretations of what the Mishkan would have looked like.
In addition, we looked at the role and dress of the Kohanim (priests / rabbis). The signature breastplate that the Kohein Gadol (High Priest) would have worn was made of 12 different precious stones. A stone to represent each tribe of Israel. The students now understand why much of our Judaica features these 12 stones.
Moving forward we will be working on an end of the year, in class, project. This year we have seen that Shemot (Exodus) teaches us many different values (middot). As such, our project will be a cumulative one that brings all of our knowledge and new deeper level of thinking together. Shabbat Shalom. –Morah Rivkah
5/23: End of the Year Math Assessment from 8 -10 am (please make sure your child is on time to school)
5/24: Field Day
5/30: Memorial Day
5/30- pool party at the Schilling's house, 10 am
6/1: Field Trip to Animal Safari- more details to follow
6/3- last day of school and noon dismissal