# The London Times

## Weekly Note from Mrs. London

Please don't forget our class is leading Kabbalat Shabbat next Friday, January 22. I hope you can make it! Have a fantastic long weekend!

Shabbat Shalom,

Melissa

## Important Dates

1/18- no school, MLK Day

1/19- spring after school enrichment begins

1/22 - Our class leads Kabbalat Shabbat

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

4/18- 8:15 Class Passover Seder

## Language Arts

Our spelling rule this week was the sound of /ee/ which makes the long e sound. This week was our first spelling test with two dictation sentences! In grammar we have been learning about prepositions and ended the week with some fun review activities to help us remember preposition words. Ask us about them! We are continuing to write our Super Kid Glasses story and have now picked the super power our glasses will have for our story! We learned about Author's Purpose for our comprehension skill this week in and read some examples together to try to figure out if the author wrote the passage to entertain, persuade, describe or explain something. In centers we picked a biography book to read and then created a stick person to look like the person we picked. We also wrote two facts about that person and glued them to the stick! The picture is an example of George Washington.

## Math

In math this week we continued practicing with addition word problems and being able to also identify our estimation clue words: about, roughly, and approximately. We know that if we have an estimation clue word in our story problem we have to round before we can add. After our assessment, we moved into subtraction and have started to go over subtraction with regrouping to the 10s. Regrouping with subtraction can be challenging, so please let me know if your child could use some extra support and I am happy to have tutorial with them.

## Social Studies

In Social Studies this week we reviewed landforms and bodies of water. We all did awesome on our assessment! The best part of Social Studies this week though was making edible landforms, labeling them, and then of course....eating them!! Check out our pictures below and thank you to Hope Kaufman and Elizabeth Davis for your help! Don't forget the Landform/ Bodies of Water Project is due Monday, January 25. I can't wait to see them!

## Hebrew

Our Hebrew cursive letter this week was ז (ZAYIN) with the following vocabulary words:

Move זָז , duckאַוָּז , tailָזָנָב , earsאָזְנַיִם , flyזְבוּב .

Here is a fun Hebrew letters practice:

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

Shabbat shalom,

Galia Sabbag

## Jewish Studies

Week of January 8th, 2016

In our first week back from break, we reflected on the women of Shemot (Exodus). We discussed how each could be called a heroine and why. To best illustrate the actions and qualities that made them a heroine, the class created a portrait gallery. Each group was assigned a heroine and was then asked to create a portrait of them. In addition to the illustration on the portrait, each group had to write specific details about their heroine. These details included: name, age (their guess), background information (where they grow up, etc.…), what they are best known for, and a personal motto the person would have had. The kids truly excelled at this project.

Week of January 11th, 2016

This week we read the story of Moses and the burning bush, and took a very close look at the dialogue between Moses and G-d. We learn in this parsha that Moses is “slow of speech” and that he is concerned that the Israelites in Egypt will not believe him when he speaks of their freedom. Moving forward, we will be examining Moses’ role as a leader to the people of Israel.

-Morah Rivkah