Buc's Bulletin

Our Weekly Class Newsletter December 7- December 11

A Note from Mrs. Buc

What a week! You could feel the excitement all week brewing throughout the second grade classrooms. Then, Friday came and boy, was it worth it! All the kids' hard work paid off in the end. Shabbat was memorable and each Siddur inscription was beautiful and touching. Mazel Tov!!!

Shabbat Shalom!


Important Dates

12/17- Continents and Oceans quiz

12/18 9:30-11:00 Berman Commons Field Trip (please return permission slip by Wednesday 12/16 and mark on slip if you will take your child directly home with you)

12/18-Noon Dismissal and beginning of Winter Break

1/4- School Resumes from winter break

2/5- Leading Kabbalat Shabbat

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

We skipped spelling this week, but worked on Unit 7 in our vocabulary books. We finished up our handwriting books and are now reviewing/practicing how to form our lower case letters correctly. In grammar, we worked on identifying subject pronouns in a complete sentence. We continued to write our good copies of our past lives. During our independent work time, we worked on fun Chanukah centers. We wrote 4 New Year's Resolutions in our 2016 flip books. We all had to write a goal about family, friends, school, and a personal goal.


In math this week, we worked on regrouping to the 1000's and money. We cannot forget the $ sign and decimal point when adding money as well as how important it is to make sure we line up our numbers correctly when rewriting the problem up and down!


Dear 2nd grade parents,

As Chanukah חֲנֻכָּה arrived in our classroom, at the beginning of every lesson we lit the Chanukiahחֲנֻכִּיָּה together, said the blessings, sang holiday songs and listened to interesting stories. We also completed assignments in our Holiday work pages from חַג שָׂמֵחַ .

Our ARIOT KOTEV letters wereח (CHET)ק (KOF).

Looking for Hebrew practice this winter break?

Here is a fun app to do just that:


Wishing you a bright Chanukah,

Shabbat shalom, שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Galia Sabbag

Social Studies

We spent the week studying continents and oceans. We learned a song (to the tune of Frere Jacques) with movements to help us remember the 7 continents. As a special treat, we broke up into groups of 3 or 4 and made our own life- sized continents and oceans map. We traced each continent, then painted each one a different color along with the oceans. If you have time this weekend go to sheppardsoftware.com, click on world geography, the world, and your child can practice them in a fun way. Also, you can download the app called iLearn: Continents & Oceans for another fun way to practice! We will have a chance to do both of these activities in class next week, and we will have worksheets to practice where they are located! Our test over knowing the correct location of the continents and oceans will be on Thursday. There will not be a tutorial for this.

snapshots of our week