This week, we studied Parashat Pekudei. We learned about the completion of the Mishkan and all of the things that were stored in it. Moses gave a report on the gifts that were given for the Mishkan, and how those gifts were used. We realized that when we do something, we need to follow the appropriate steps and double check ourselves.
In our study of Purim, we finished reading and discussing the Megillah story. We talked about the concept of opposites, and how that’s connected to the story. For example, Haman prepared a tree in which to hang Mordechai, and that same tree ended up being used to hang Haman! We also played a game involving opposites.
We’re continuing to learn about the order of our daily rituals (after-school activities, dinnertime, bedtime, etc).
In Torah, we studied how Adam gave names to all of the creatures. We read a story called The Wise Men.
In General Studies this week, we were so grateful to receive many, many new books donated to our classroom library! If you contributed to this donation, thank you so much! We would also like to thank Michelle Grossman and her daughter for all of the time they spent sorting, organizing, and labeling these wonderful books! Here are the second graders, exploring and reading our new additions.
In Language Arts this week, we reviewed subjects and predicates. We’ve been studying them for a couple of weeks now. We had already found the subjects and predicates in sentences about our recent Google Hangouts with Ms. Jena. So this week, we identified them in sentences about the Kevin Henkes books we’ve been reading.
We also watched this video from BrainPopJr which discussed subject and verb agreement. Ms. Wulbern and I are starting to see kids recognizing the subjects and predicates in their own sentences, which is wonderful!
In Math class, we continued studying division. Here, the kids are playing a game where they had to divide a certain number of counters into a certain number of cups. For example, 21 counters divided into 3 cups = 7 counters in each cup.
We also enjoyed playing some very silly division games online!
Our Mystery Reader today was Madelyn’s grandmother, Mrs. Thall!
We had a great time on our field trip today. Pictures are coming soon . . .
MONDAY WILL BE A DRESS-DOWN DAY IN HONOR OF ROSH HODESH ADAR II.
MONDAY IS ALSO WHEN TALENT SHOW PERMISSION SLIPS ARE DUE!
Ms. Stein & Morah Rivka