The London Times

Our Weekly Class Newsletter March 14-18

Weekly Note from Mrs. London

Happy Spring!! Good luck to those in the musical on Sunday!! We can't wait to see it as a class on Tuesday!! Red Folders are going home today, as well as their social studies folders, to review for the test next week. Please return both on Monday!

I look forward to seeing you at conferences tomorrow!

Best,

Melissa

Bake Sale Details

**Along with the 2 dozen treats your second grader brings in, please also send them with canned goods for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and so they can "purchase" treats. Below is a list of suggestions that the Food Bank needs.

EVENT: SECOND GRADE BAKE SALE

WHEN: Friday, March 25th 1:45 pm - 2: 45 pm

WHY: Please help support the 2nd graders tzedakah project and annual bake sale for Purim. They will “sell” sweet treats in exchange for cans, plastic bottles, or boxed goods to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Each item will “cost” 2 cans/plastic/boxed goods in exchange for a sweet treat. Students will be allowed to purchase 3 treats maximum! We really appreciate your donations. The Food Bank CAN’T accept glass of any kind. Here is a list of their most needed items:

  • Whole grain foods

    • Whole wheat pasta

    • Brown rice

    • Whole grain cereal

    • Whole wheat flour

    • Whole grain crackers

    • Plain oatmeal

  • Shelf stable milk (cow, soy, rice, etc.)

  • Fruit, dried or canned in light syrup or juice

  • Low-sodium, no salt added vegetables

  • Low-sodium pasta sauce in plastic container

  • Foods high in protein

    • Natural peanut butter (no hydrogenated oil)

    • Dried beans

    • Dried peas

    • Dried lentils

    • Canned tuna - canned in water, not oil

    • Canned salmon - canned in water, not oil

    • Canned chicken - canned in water, not oil

    • Unsalted nuts

  • 100% fruit and/or vegetable juice

  • Cooking oil

    • Olive oil

    • Canola oil

Important Dates

3/20- Lion King, jr. 1 PM and 7 PM

3/21- Lion King, jr. 6:30 PM

3/22- Lion King, jr. 10:30 AM (preschool show)- we will depart school around 10 and return by 12PM

3/23- Social Studies test, unit 3, open note

3/23- no homework night

3/25- 2nd grade bake sale and Purim

4/15 at 1:45 Our Class Passover Seder

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

We hope you enjoyed the break from spelling this week! Next week, we won't have spelling again between the play, a no homework night on Wednesday, and Purim on Thursday! Our story this week was by Tomie dePaolo and was called Now One Foot, Now the Other. We focused on cause/effect in the story. In grammar, we learned about the linking verbs do, does, and did and how to use them in a sentence. Our centers were fun this week, and everyone LOVED the baby picture center! We also had fun building 3D shapes and making geometric pictures with pattern block shapes.

Math

We had a fun week reviewing our plane and solid shapes. We also had fun making plane shape pictures by tracing shapes. Our highlight of the week, of course, was geometric snack day on Thursday! Thank you all for sending in a snack for your child to share with the class.

Social Studies

We finished our unit 3 chapter in our books. We made vocabulary cards to focus on the important words we need to know for our test. Then, we reviewed for our test. If you have time over the weekend, please have your child study what is in his/her social studies folder. The students will be able to use their folder if needed on the test. There will not be a tutorial next week before the test, but we will devote plenty of time to preparing in class. The test is on Wednesday.

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

These past week we learned about the holiday of Purim by singing songs, listening to the Megillah story, practicing the blessings, reviewing the 4 Mitzvahs, reading stories, working on holiday worksheets and using short sentences expressing ideas in Hebrew.

Our letters in our ARIOT book were: פּ, פ, ף PEY, FEY, FINAL FAY )FEY SOFIT(.

Recommended Purim app:

http://appshopper.com/education/whack-a-haman

Please enjoy this Purim recipe:

Ozney Haman

אוזני המן

Haman’s ears—a Purim treat!

6 cups of flour

2 cups sugar

4 tbs baking powder

Dash of salt

**** mix above ingredients and make a hole in the middle.

Add:

4 eggs

1 cup oil

1\2 cup orange juice

Knead the dough and put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

**** roll out the dough with a rolling pin- sprinkle flour if sticky, cut out round circles, fill with jelly, poppy seed or chocolate kisses and fold into triangles.

**** bake in a 400 oven for about 10 minutes.

Happy Purim!!!!