Kramer's Korner

A Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Kramer's Class: Sept. 15-19

Weekly Note from Mrs. Kramer

We have had a super week! The big highlight was our visit to the Atlanta Food Bank, where, despite being cut short by a fire drill, we learned a lot. Today, the kids wrote all about it, and we are so ready to lead The Davis Academy's huge food collection for Operation Isaiah. Many thanks to our Mystery Reader, Elana Ress! I hope to see you at the Shabbat picnic tonight!

Important Dates

Mon. 9/29- Mon. 10/13: Operation Isaiah Food Drive. Please send in canned and boxed foods for the Atlanta Food Bank.

Mon. 10/13: 2nd grade lunch in the sukkah at 11:54.

Academics

This was such a busy week. You can see from all that came home in the Friday folders, that we had quite a few assessments. The kids did great! In language arts, we worked on the FLoSZ rule, sequencing, and combining subjects/predicates. In addition, we focused on writing paragraphs. In math, we started the week with an amazing cooperative lesson on problem solving. From then on, it was all about money. The kids know the coins and their values. Today, we played a fun rotation game in which the kids added various coin combinations. We concluded our social studies unit on government! Wow- the kids blew me away with all they learned. Those concepts were difficult! Now, we are spending lots of time on Rosh Hashanah. We baked a delicious apple treat on Thursday, and now we are working on an adorable holiday art project.

Judiac Studies

You call follow all of the exciting things happening in Judaic Studies by reading our blog: http://kidblog.org/davisjs/

or by following Morah Kelly on Twitter at @MorahKelly. To see what is happening in your child’s class you can click on their homeroom teacher’s name on the Blog Roll on the right side of the screen on the blog. You can also read the weekly round-up of all the learning happening in grades 2-5 posted on the blog every Friday.

Hebrew

Dear 2nd grade parents,

Rosh Hashanah ראש השנה was our main subject this past week. We sang holiday songs, learned about the symbols and customs of the חגCHAG (holiday) and learned the names of the Hebrew months.

We also started working in our new holiday booklet.

Honey cake recipe for Rosh Hashanah—enjoy!:

http://www.food.com/recipe/jewish-honey-cake-71960

Our cursive Hebrew letter in our ARIOT book was: Gimmel--ג.

Shabbat shalom and a happy new year,

שנה טובה!!

Morah Keren.