On Tuesday, March 6th, we will be baking hamentashen at 2:00. Parent volunteers are WELCOME! Please let us know if you can come and help.
We will be making and decorating Mishloach Manot baskets in class. Please send in a shoebox or a plain gift bag that your child can decorate. Also send 14 identical (or similar) items so that your child can put one in each 2nd grader’s basket. These items can be snacks, drinks, small candies, school supplies (like cool erasers) or party favor-type items. Please remember that all food/drink items must be certified as KOSHER. Please send in your items by Tuesday, March 6th.
In Jewish Studies, we have been studying the story of Purim, and will continue to learn more about it in the weeks ahead. In Torah, we began a new chapter. We will be learning about Adam, Eve, and the Garden of Eden.
In General Studies, we created our second batch of Trading Cards! These were entitled “Marvelous Me,” and just like the “Fantastic Frogs” cards, we wrote at least five adjectives and one complete sentence. A new skill that the kids learned was how to take a photo of themselves using a program called Skitch. I will be displaying the Trading Cards either inside the classroom or on the hallway bulletin board soon. Once again, I was proud of the kids for working hard, following the directions step-by-step, and helping each other when necessary. I hope the kids are proud of themselves too!
Wordly Wise Blogger (Abigail) – “The Wordly Wise list is: absorb, anchor, brush, bud, center, core, factory, hive, sapling, and trunk. Wordly Wise is a fun activity. When the class does Wordly Wise, we have so much fun, we laugh! We did Exercise 2 Seeing Connections and read a story called The Talking Tree. I think it is an apple tree. The tree is called Macintosh. I loved that story. We answered questions like ‘Why does the apple tree say that each of its leaves is like a little factory?’ It is so fun when we do this with Miss Stein. We did the Hidden Message. I love the Wordly Wise tests every Friday!”
Great blogging, Abigail!
In Math this week, we had a great time learning about multiplication! We took notes on equal groups, repeated addition, and arrays (rectangular arrangements of objects in rows and columns). Here we are doing a fun sticker activity, and drawing pictures on the Smartboard to go with multiplication word problems.
We celebrated a special birthday today!
Our Mystery Reader today was Rabbi Olitzky. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, he read us The Lorax!
We hope to see you at the Purim Carnival on Sunday!
On Monday, remember it’s “Wear a Pair, Bring a Pair” pajama day!
Morah Rivka & Miss Stein