# Mrs. Schleicher's Schmooze

### Mrs. Schleicher's & Ms. Rosenberg's Newsletter 1/4-1/8

Happy New Year!! This week we jumped right into school and were excited to see our friends! I enjoyed hearing all about your winter break!! Have a wonderful weekend and Shabbat Shalom!!

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## Language Arts

This week our spelling rule was the sounds of /oo/. In grammar we continued to learn about Object and Subject Pronouns. For comprehension, we reviewed drawing conclusions and making inferences. Our story of the week was Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! by Patricia Reilly Giff. The main character needed to get glasses and became a super kid with them! We began to write our own interpretation of the story with a Super Kid Glasses story! We chose a place where we found the pair of glasses, described what they looked like, and chose a super power they would have. We also decorated our own pair of super kid glasses to go with our story. We can't wait for you to see the finished product!

## Math

This week in math we reviewed addition word problem clue words (in all, altogether, sum, total) and addition word problems. Then we moved on to practice estimating with addition by first rounding the two addends before solving. Next week, we will introduce key words in an estimation word problem (about how many, approximately, roughly) and then learn how to solve them.

## Social Studies

This week in social studies this week we started learning about the different landforms and bodies of water. We watched Brainpop Jr., identified landforms/bodies of water on our large classroom map, and made a landform/bodies of water guide with the picture, word, and definition. Next week we will continue to review and then have a landform/bodies of water assessment on Thursday, January 14. There will not be a tutorial for this. The study folders with the sheet of landforms/bodies of water they need to be able to identify is going home this weekend for them to review. The assessment will have a word bank and they will fill in the definition of the landform/body of water (they will also have a picture to help them).

We also ended the week talking about our Landform Project. The details and rubric they will be graded on were sent out in a separate email today and a hard copy is also in your child's Friday folder. The project will be due on Monday, January 25.

## Hebrew

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

We learned the verbs: כּוֹתֵב (write), אוֹכֵל (eat), מִסְתַּכֵּל (looking), read a story and worked on fluency in reading.

Shabbat shalom, שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Galia Sabbag

## Important Dates

1/12- last day to register for spring after school enrichment

1/14-test over identifying landforms/bodies of water

1/18- no school, MLK Day

1/19- spring after school enrichment begins

1/25 - Landform Project Due (your child will present during that week)

1/29- our class leads Kabbalat Shabbat

4/19- our class' Passover Seder, 8:15 AM

Laura Schilling