Buc's Bulletin

Our Weekly Class Newsletter October 12- October 15

A Note from Mrs. Buc

It was so nice to have a full week of school! I forgot what it felt like! It was busy, but full of fun! We learned about the Shema and V'ahavta prayers and made beautiful mezzuzot. We talked about how those prayers are rolled up inside the mezzuzah, why we have them around our homes, kosher vs non kosher scrolls and we looked at images of all kinds of mezzuzot (many had the Hebrew letter shin). I can't wait to hear where your child decides to hang theirs once they come home! They are just about done.

Shabbat Shalom!

Mrs. Buc

Important Dates

10/19- No Homework Night

10/19- Return autobiography homework

10/20- SPIRIT DAY

10/30- Grandparents and Special Friends Day: Please return slip that was attached to last Friday's email if you plan on having your child leave with a grandparent/special friend.

11/12-Tellus Museum field trip

11/13-noon dismissal for students

11/19-11/20-Parent-Teacher conferences, no school for students (Please sign up for conference)

11/25-27- Thanksgiving holiday, no school

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

With our first full week of school in over a month behind us, we dove right into spelling; choosing between tch/ ch was our spelling rule this week. The trick is to listen for that short vowel to know that the t comes right after it. In grammar, we worked on proper nouns, more specifically, capitalizing first, middle and last names as well as initials. We read the book Julius and graphed both fantasy and real details from story. We are taking it slow in our handwriting books to make sure we are all forming our letters neatly and correctly. We had so much fun playing a main idea travel game! First, we brainstormed topics to write about and then wrote a main idea sentence about them. Then, we traveled around the room to add details to support the topic sentence. We discussed what details made sense and others that needed improvement. It was a great experience over all!! We got so much done!

Math

Show us the money!!!! We spent the week counting coins and dollars. We played a money rotation game and practiced different ways we can make an amount, as well as how to write amounts with dollar signs and decimal points. We also watched fun movies on brainpop jr. to learn more about counting with dollars and cents. We are quick and accurate when it comes to money!

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

Learning cursive Hebrew letters is interesting and enjoyable!

We covered four related letters this week: ו(VAV), י (YOD), נ (NUN), and ן (NOON SOFIT- final NUN).

We practiced the correct formation of these letters in writing and our proficiency in reading them.

Here are our verbs this week: נוֹתְנִים (NOTNEEM- giving), קוֹרְאִים (KOREEM- reading).

Looking for a fun Hebrew activity to do at home?

http://www.purposegames.com/game/learn-cursive-hebrew-game

Shabbat shalom, שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Galia Sabbag

Science

We had an amazing kick off to our new unit on Geology! We were so curious about our mystery package and the suspense that was built up all day to get us excited for our exploration in the "cave" to find rocks! We learned about the layers of the earth, that rocks are made of minerals, and learned about several different types of minerals! ROCK ON!!

Birthday Book Reminder From Library

Our birthday book parties for students with birthdays in August-November are coming up soon! For grades Mechina-2, the party will be Tuesday, Oct. 20. For grades 3-5, the party will be Wednesday, Oct. 21. Both parties will be before school, 7:45-8:20 a.m. Our honorees will select and check out a new book for the media center collection. We also will serve a light breakfast of fruit, (nut-free and parve) mini-muffins and water. Parents are always welcome to attend!

For questions regarding the muffins, please contact Dolce Catering and Bakery, 770-451-3065.

If you have not yet ordered a birthday book for your child, It’s not too late.

Follow this link to the order form: http://community.davisacademy.org/document.doc?id=1609.

Follow this link to order on-line: https://community.davisacademy.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=455.

If we have processed your order, you should have received an email acknowledging your order.

Spirit Day

The Davis Academy will be holding its first of three Spirit Days during the 2015-16 school year on TUESDAY, OCT. 20th!! All LS and MS Students are encouraged to wear their "Davis"- this can include:

  • Spirit Wear shirts
  • Davis team/developmental sports t-shirts
  • School Play t-shirts
  • Field Day t-shirts
  • New Student t-shirts

PLEASE NOTE:

Students are asked to wear uniform bottoms with their Davis Spirit shirts.

Those students not wishing to wear spirit wear must wear their regular uniform.

WE HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE SHOWING THEIR RUACH AND WEARING THEIR "DAVIS!!"

Snapshots of our week