Buc's Bulletin

Our Weekly Class Newsletter April 4th- April 8th

A Note from Mrs. Buc

The weeks of school are really flying by and we are keeping super busy! We are working on the future part of our autobiographies which we can't wait to finish for Young Authors Night, as well as preparing for our interactive Passover Seder. We had a chat today about CTP4 testing since we all had so many questions about it. In a class meeting, we discussed recess and how we need to include all of our friends because its not fun to feel left out. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Shabbat Shalom!!

Joanne

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 8:15 AM each morning. If your child is late, they will not be allowed to enter the classroom.

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

4/15- vocabulary test unit 13

4/21- Class Passover Seder @ 8:15 AM in The Project Studio

4/22-5/1- Passover Break

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.

What Did We Learn This Week?

Language Arts

This week we reviewed action and linking verbs in grammar and then took a review test. Also, we read a story called Too Many Tamales and practiced retelling the story using a story chain. In vocabulary, we began unit 13. The test will be next Friday, April 15th, after CTP4 testing. We have made excellent progress writing our rough drafts about our future life! They are cracking me up!

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! Blue Raspberry was the favorite!

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

Science

We are super educated about Habitats! We learned 6 of them these past couple of weeks- desert, polar, grasslands, wetlands, rain forest, and ocean. We had so much fun exploring using www.pebblego.com and www.wwf.org. We are in the middle of making a fun habitat mobile!

Snapshots of our Week