Mrs. Schleicher's Schmooze

Our Class Newsletter 4/4-4/8

Weekly Note from Mrs. Schleicher

It's been a great week in 2nd grade! These past two weeks we had awesome class meeting discussions about anger management. We talked about what pushes our anger buttons and what we do when we are angry. Ask your child what he/she can do when they are angry to help calm down. Just so you know, we talked about taking deep breaths, counting, thinking of happy places/thoughts, and walking away. We also learned that after we try a calming down technique it's important to reflect and evaluate the situation.


Shabbat Shalom!! Stacy

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What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

This week we reviewed action and linking verbs in grammar and took a test. Also, we read a story called Too Many Tamales and practiced retelling the story using a story chain. Thank you to Ana Sobel and Traci Wilensky for helping with this activity. In vocabulary, we began unit 13. The test will be next Friday, April 15th. We have made excellent progress writing our rough drafts about our future life! I can't wait for you to read them! We will begin editing next week and writing our final draft. We will not have a spelling test next week due to the testing.

Math

This week in math, we learned about customary and metric systems of measuring length. We had fun measuring with rulers. The highlight of our week was munchy math when we got to measure the length of sour punch straws! Then we surveyed the class to see what flavor was each child's favorite. We tallied the results and then graphed them! Strawberry and lemon were the favorites!

Science

We are super educated about Habitats! We learned 6 of them these past couple weeks- desert, polar, grasslands, wetlands, rain forest, and ocean. We had so much fun exploring using www.pebblego.com and www.worldwildlife.com. We made these fun habitat mobiles! Also, we played a habitat game on the ipad.

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

This week was all about Passover—we read the holiday story, sang holiday songs, learned related vocabulary and practiced for the Seder.

Here is some Passover vocabulary to review:

קְעָרָה- Passover plate (KE-AH-RAH)

חָמֵץ- not kosher for Passover (CHAMETZ)

לֵיל הַסֵּדֶר- the night of the SEDER= order (LEYL HASEDER)

הַגָּדָה- book of telling the story of Passover (HAGADAH)

עֶשֶׂר מַכּוֹת- 10 plagues (ESER MAKOT)

Shabbat shalomשַבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Galia Sabbag

Important Dates

4/11-4/14- CTP-IV testing-please make sure your children are on time this week and don't have any doctor's appointments before 10:00 AM! Testing begins at 8:20 AM each day!

4/15- turn in your child's autobiography pictures

4/15- vocabulary Unit 13 test

4/15- show and tell

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

4/22-5/1- Passover Break

Noteworthy News!

Thank you to our Mystery Reader....

Karen Kennedy

Happy Birthday to...

Miles- 4/8

Camp Jenny Backpack Drive

Camp Jenny Backpack Drive

Camp Jenny, located at Camp Coleman, provides a summer camp experience for children who are less-fortunate and unable to afford camp. This unique experience takes place during Memorial Day weekend. Camp Jenny relies on fundraising efforts and donations to make this mitzvah possible. As part of their Tzedakah project, the 5th grade will be collecting new or gently used backpacks to donate to the campers of Camp Jenny.

Collection cans will be located in the lower school carpool, gym, and front lobby from Monday, April 4th until Friday, April 15th.