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Mrs. Schleicher's Weekly Class Newsletter December 8-12

Mazel Tov 2nd Graders!!

Ms. Rosenberg and I are sooo very proud of you! You sounded incredible and made such a beautiful Kabbalat HaSiddur ceremony! Parents, thank you all so much for all your hard work that you put into the siddurim! They are AMAZING!!
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Weekly Note from Mrs. Schleicher

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What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

This week we had fun reading a story called Watch Out Ronald Morgan! It was about a boy who made lots of mistakes and realized he needed glasses. So, we created stories about finding a pair of cool glasses and finding out they had super powers! They have been so fun for the kids to write and design the glasses! Also, we learned about object pronouns in grammar.


In math, we continued practicing subtracting with and without regrouping to the 100's place. The highlight was playing math basketball. Next week, we will introduce subtracting to the 1000's place.


This week It was so fun learning about how rocks are formed. We learned about the rock cycle and explored metamorphic rocks! We had the most fun "making" metamorphic rock using Starburst. We had to use LOTS of pressure and heat and I think the kids will never forget how metamorphic rock is formed!!


Not only are students using technology but they are also learning to build it. Through a global initiative known as Hour of Code, students all over the globe were encouraged to participate in one hour of coding throughout the week of December 8th. Parents, students, and faculty of The Davis Academy participated in this global event. In your child’s Friday folder, you will find a certificate honoring the students for their participation. Computer Science does not have to be limited to school. Students and adults can continue to practice their coding skills by going to to locate additional resources and activities.

Jewish Studies

You call 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.


Dear 2nd grade parents,

Mazal-Tov to all 2nd graders and their families for a wonderful KABALAT HASIDUR ceremony!

Our introduction to the holiday of Chanukah started with reading the historical story, few pages each day.

We sang Chanukah songs, learned holiday vocabulary like:

חֲנֻכָּה- dedication

נֵרוֹת- candles

סְבִיבוֹן- spinning top

חֹשֶׁךְ- darkness

אוֹר- light

דְּמֵי-חֲנֻכָּה - gelt

כַּד שֶׁמֶן- jag of oil

נִסִּים- miracles

In our ARIOT KOTEV book, we worked on the cursive letters כּ, כ, ך (KAF, CHAF and final CHAF).

Shabbat shalom,

Galia Sabbag

Noteworthy News!

Mystery Reader: Thank you to.....

Seth Marcus, for being our Thursday mystery reader this week!

Important Dates

12/15- Class Hanukkah party, 2-3 PM, parents are invited

12/16- 1st night of Hanukkah

12/19- noon dismissal (carpool begins at 11:45 AM)

1/23- our class leads Kabbalat Shabbat

Happy Birthday, Ryan!!