Buc's Bulletin

October 3rd through October 14th

A Note from Mrs. Buc

I hope this newsletter finds everyone healthy and happy. We have been discussing in class about changes in the new year and how we can be better people, especially since we just celebrated Yom Kippur. Last week's big stuffed animal day was a success. I had no idea that companies create such big animals! :) Some of them were bigger than me!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Shabbat Shalom! Chag Sameach!



Important Dates

10/19- lunch in the sukkah, 11:52-12:19

10/21- all school Simchat Torah celebration, 8:10 AM

11/18- Noon dismissal for students

11/21-11/22- Parent/teacher conferences, no school for students

11/23-11/26- Thanksgiving break

12/12- turn in your child's siddur to me- I will put a plastic cover on it if it doesn't have one

12/16- Kabbalat HaSiddur, 8-10:30 AM

12/22- Noon dismissal for students

4/4- Our class Passover Seder, 2-3 PM

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

Because of the short weeks, we have not done any new spelling rules, but there will be a new one next week. We continued learning about proper nouns in grammar, especially identifying them when they have a capital letter. We are moving along in our handwriting books. We read a story called Watch Out Ronald Morgan and how he thought by getting glasses, he would become a super kid. Expanding on that story, we designed our own Super Kid Glasses and will write a creative story all about what they look like, what super power they gave us, where we found them and what the super power allowed us to do. We each laid out our stories on a story map and will turn all our ideas into a wonderful story.


Subtraction has been our main focus for the past 2 weeks. We have been reviewing borrowing to the 10's and 100's.


Dear 2nd grade parents,

YOM KIPPUR was in the center of our learning this week.

We practiced Holiday vocabulary, listened to a story, learned a new song and did an activity with תשובה TESHUVAH (repentance).

GMAR CHATIMA TOVA, גמר חתימה טובה - may you will be inscribed for a good year.

Shabbat shalom, שבת שלום

Galia Sabbag


We have done so much in the past few weeks in Judaics. After reviewing the end of the book of Genesis, which demonstrates how we got to Egypt, each student created their own Biblical family tree. The purpose of this project was to show the evolution of the Jewish people from B'nei Yisrael (Sons of Jacob) to B'nei Yisrael the nation. The nation that we are still part of today.

Last week, in preparation for Yom Kippur, our lesson focused on Teshuva. We discussed the importance of not just saying sorry, but also of changing our actions. The steps to Teshuva are :

  1. ​Realize Your mistake
  2. Regret what you did
  3. Confess
  4. Don't do it again

This week the focus was on Sukkot, the Festival of Booths. This chag (holiday) is a celebration of the Harvest and a reminder our ancestors journey in the desert after leaving Egypt. There are many symbols connected to this beautiful chag. These include the sukkah, lulav & etrog, etc... There are also many mitzvot. It is a mitzvah to build a sukkah, eat in the sukkah, sleep in the sukkah, invite friends & family to your sukkah, as well as to "take in" the arba'at haminim (4 kinds.)

Arba'at Haminim: Lulav (palm), Hassadim (myrtle), Aravot (willow), and Etrog (citron).

In addition to our learning, we also prepared for Sukkot by creating our sukkah decorations. Our decorations are related to the phrase, Ufros Aleinu Sukkat Shlomecha ופרש עלינו סכת שלומך Spread over us a shelter of Peace.


Operation Isaiah

It’s time for Operation Isaiah, so please help support The Second Grade Tzedakah project!! The food drive is from Wednesday, October 5th- Tuesday, October 19th. Please send in canned and boxed goods in the bag we provided. The food bank cannot collect any glass or baby food.

Their most needed items are: 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, salmon, or chicken - canned in water, not oil, Unsalted nuts, 100% fruit and/or vegetable juice

Cooking oil, Olive oil, Canola oil

When you return the bag to school, the bags can be placed in the food bins in the carpool lobby. The Second grade team really appreciates your support!!

A Few Snapshots of Our Week