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      Second grade has been very busy with learning exciting and creative ways to add and subtract. We are using the Singapore Math curriculum which is new to me this year. I spent two days in math training and learned all about strategies that help all students compute and really understand math concepts. Singapore Math focuses on mastery instead of memorization. The small island country of Singapore ranked in the top three in fourth and eighth grade math scores, while the United States ranked ninth and eleventh respectively. The goal is for children to perform well because they have a deeper understanding of the concept instead of studying to pass a test. 

      In our second grade class, the students are playing with different types of manipulatives each day in order to strengthen their math skills. For instance, this past week they used "VersaTiles" which involve solving problems with puzzle pieces. If their answers are not correct, then the puzzle pieces will not fit and the answers need to be recalculated. They have really enjoyed the challenge and some look for more difficult puzzles immediately after finishing their classwork. 

     As for homework, I usually send two pages of math or grammar home each night. Your children should be reading out loud to an adult or to themselves for at least 20 minutes each night. I encourage you to listen to them read every night and ask a few comprehension questions. 
     Please email me with any concerns about your child and I look forward to seeing you at Open House at 7:00 pm on Oct. 24 and also at parent-teacher conferences on November 1st. I will email you that schedule as soon as it is available.

        Last Wednesday a special guest artist visited our classroom. The students were very excited to meet Mrs.Scharf-Anderson's mother, Roberta Scharf! Mrs. Scharf demonstrated how to bead necklaces and fastened them onto sunglasses or eyeglasses for every child. The students worked very hard on this project and were so happy to be able to take them home. Yesterday your child should have come home with a beaded eyeglass chain.

It was so wonderful to meet everyone today! For anyone that could not make it today, we will be sending home information packets with your child on Monday. This year second graders will have "planners" that will go home nightly. Mrs. Paul and I will be writing a note in the planner to parents each afternoon concerning homework and about the day in general. Please sign your child's planner nightly  and respond to one of us if you have a question. We will be having snack each morning and I do ask that you consider sending healthy snacks with your child.

We are so excited for this school year! Thank you for sharing your children with us this year! If you have any questions, please email me at

See you on Monday!

In order to honor the holiday of Shavuot, the giving of the Torah, the Martin J. Gottlieb School is issuing cartier jewelry replica our Ten Commandment challenge to all students in Kitah Bet The challenge is to memorize all Ten Commandments in Hebrew. Students will first recite them to their Hebrew teacher in class the week of May 22.

All students who demonstrate mens cartier bracelets
that they have met the challenge will be HONORED at Shavuot services at the Jacksonville Jewish Center on Wednesday, May 19th.   The students who are being discount cartier bracelet honored will be called up to the bimah. They will recite the Ten Commandments for the congregation bracelet replica cartier and receive a special reward.

The following is a video of the Ten Commandments in Hebrew to help with practicing and memorizing:

The Israel unit in iTaLAM  deepened our connection to Israel and to Jerusalem fake cartier bracelets
and gave us the opportunity to learn Jewish History with the help of an animated, speaking Israel map.

In the 1st part of this unit, Ariot taught us the unique Israeli, patriotic emblems which unite us all. We learned to recognize the unique characteristics of the emblems and the special music we learned in Kita Alef accompanies our learning.  We played a riddle game where we had to find the different unique patriotic items related to the state bracelet replica cartier of Israel.

The second unit helped us learn about the unique celebrations, and activities that take place in Israel during Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day).

We compared between our personal birthdays to Israel’s birthday and discussed what kind of special wishes are appropriate for the country we love and what is similar mens cartier bracelets
birthday wishes for a man and a country.

Students continued to work on creating sentences, using proper grammar and identifying and using roots words and family words.

In the 3rd part of this unit the students learned with the help of an animated map about the history of the land of Israel and the Jewish nation. The reading guided the students to identify the period in Jewish history on the Jewish time line, to determine if the Jewish people were in the land of Israel at that time in history and to identify the emotion felt by the land of Israel.

In the video below we are singing the famous song about the colors replica cartier love bracelets of the flag of Israel “Kachol V’Lavan”

Hello!  I apologize for missing so many posts.  All of a sudden time completely flew by.  We have been so incredibly busy here in 2nd grade as we close our year.

We are finishing up our last unit in math, Geometry.  It has been fun looking hard at our 3 dimensional solids.  We have learned about the faces, edges, and vertices of each shape.  We even attempted to make them with straws and clay.  The pyramid was the most successful while the cube kept flopping over.

We also finished up our Responding to Reading unit in writer’s workshop.  We have started our unit on learning to write like a scientist.  The children are learning how to write up a well written and precise lab report about an experiment.  So far, we have written our question, hypothesis, procedure, results and conclusion. Now, we are fine cartier bracelets tuning the experiments and our writing.

Our literature circles have ended and we embarked on our final unit of Fairy Tales.  We have been exploring many types fairy tales.  Did you know there are different versions of one story?  We have learned the components that help us identify a fairy tale and have searched for these in a Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt.  We are exploring the many different kinds of characters that make these stories come alive.  Soon we will be assigned to a play and the children will act out a fairy tale themselves.  This gives them the opportunity to really work on fluency and expression.

Economics is exciting with our Flea mens cartier bracelets
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topic of conversation will be saving money.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Don’t forget to save the date for Thursday, April 6th at 2:30!  We will be doing our famous inventor presentations that day.  It will be an informal time where cartier bracelets you walk around and learn about some famous inventors.

We will be having another in school field trip on April 7th.  Bricks for Kids is coming cartier bracelets to our school to challenge us with some STEAM activities based on legos.  The children will love this experience.

We are finishing up our unit on Time.  This week we learned to tell how much time has passed.  We also learned about the different kinds of time;  day, hour, week, month, year, etc.  This is a skill that will be taught and reinforced throughout the rest of the year.

In Daily 5, we finished up another round of literature circles where we applied all of the comprehension skills we have learned this year.  Your children are learning to think while they read mens cartier bracelets
and carry on conversations about their books.  We will be learning specific skills next week to help us read and understand non-fiction.

Our research projects are still going!  The children are anxious to get started on their presentation boards.  Thank you for sending those in to class.  I can’t wait to see the final products.

Thank you to Honey’s mom for being our mystery reader this week.