The London Times

Our Weekly Class Newsletter May 9-13

Weekly Note from Mrs. London

I hope all the mom's enjoyed their Mother's Day celebration on Tuesday!! We can't wait to share our Autobiographies with you next Wednesday, May 18 for Young Author's Night. Finally, thank you all so much for the beautiful birthday gift basket, the sweet cards from the kids (and you!), and the cupcakes. I greatly appreciate it! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Shabbat Shalom!

Best,

Melissa

Important Dates

5/16: Book Fair Begins for this week!

5/18: Young Author's Night 6pm

5/19: Pajama Day

5/23: End of the Year Math Assessment from 8 -10 am (please make sure your child is on time to school)

5/24: Field Day

5/30: Memorial Day

6/1: Field Trip to Animal Safari

6/3: Half Day and Last Day of School

Book Fair News

We are looking forward to a groovy book fair throughout the week of May 16! Students will have the opportunity to shop during a designated time as a class. Additionally, students are welcome to bring in money and shop the book fair as early as 7:30 starting May 17th as well as independently during their recess time. Peace, love, and book!

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

We took our last vocabulary test this week! Yay! In grammar we are learning about adverbs and when to add commas in our writing. We are forging ahead with our cursive and continue to take our CARS tests each week for comprehension. Finally, we are working so hard on finishing our autobiographies and adding the final touches! We can't wait to show you next Wednesday at Young Author's Night!!

Math

This week we began a new unit with multiplication! The kids were very excited! First we made a pamphlet showing that multiplication is repeated addition, skip counting, and we can draw an array to find the answer to a problem. We learned tricks for the 0's and 1's and made flashcards for the 2's and 10's facts. The students will be making flashcards of the facts we learn in class each day and keeping them in a baggie which will stay in their homework folder. Please encourage your child to practice those flashcards for at least 5 minutes each night.

Science


We had fun classifying animals into the 5 vertebrate groups. Also, we watched some fun videos and reviewed for our test. The tutorial for my class will be on Monday, May 16 and the Test will be Tuesday, May 17. Then we will move into learning about invertebrates!

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

The celebrations for יום העצמאותYOM HAATZMAUT were so much fun!

We learned how important Israel is to every Jewish person.

Here is our vocabulary for the holiday:

--symbol (SEMEL)סֵמֶל - star of David (magen david)מָגֵן דַּוִּד - Israel Defense Force (TZAHAL)צַהַ"ל - Jerusalem (YERUSHALAYM)יְרוּשָׁלַיִם - Falafelפָלָאפֶל

Shabbat shalom,

Galia Sabbag