Second Grade 2017 – 2018 Blog

Full Week of School!

Simchat Torah and Intro to Chumash In honor of Simchat Torah we took a closer look at the school’s torah. We compared it to the small torah that we have in our classroom. Ask your child about the similarities and differences that they noticed. We also watched a movie about a soferet, a scribe, and to learn more about how she writes a torah. Lastly we connected our studies of the torah as a ritual object, to the study of Chumash which we are beginning this year in second grade. The students are so excited to discover this new subject...
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Tashlich and Learning

Tashlich We read the book Tashlich at Turtle Rock in class about a family that completes a four part Tashlich ceremony. In class we created books with personal reflections about something good from the past year, something we want to throw away, and something we promise to try in the next year. Ask your child what they wrote about. Today we emulated the family’s trip with a four stop walk around the neighborhood and to the park. Thank you to Elliot’s mom Shirley for joining us! Writing and Reading We started reading our class read aloud- a true classic story,...
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Second Week of Second Grade

Community Building In class we reflected on what we would like to learn more about, improve on, or try this year. We called these our “hopes and dreams” and when we shared our hopes and dreams we realized that there were many different goals such as, “Speaking more Hebrew”, “Learning division”, “Reading longer books”, and “Making more friends”. We then brainstormed classroom rules to help us accomplish our goals. We organized the rules into three categories: rules that have to do with the classroom, yourself, and others. We learned that as a community we need to work together to support...
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First Week in Second Grade!

It has been a great first week of second grade, focusing on community building, meeting new friends, and learning second grade routines.We were all happy to see each other and share our summer experiences on the first day of school. We ended the week with a special Kabbalat Shabbat where we shared our highlights of the week. Answers included “Making new friends”, “Seeing my friends after a long summer”, “Having our first science”, and more! Reading To start our year off we read a lot of wonderful books this week. We explored our classroom library and were detectives during a...
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Welcome to Second Grade!

On the first day of school, please send your child with: –  A dairy or pareve morning snack –  A dairy or pareve lunch (unless your child is signed up for school lunch) –  Water bottle labeled with name –  Spare change of clothing in a labeled plastic bag to be kept in child’s locker for the remainder of the year as needed – Sneakers or close toed shoes for PE No need to send your child with other school supplies as everything they need will be provided. Dismissal Procedure: All changes regarding pick-up and bus should be e-mailed to ALL THREE second grade teachers the day before. For last-minute and urgent changes, please send communication...
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