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Publishing Party

Publishing Party

Thank you for attending the second grade publishing party! The joy and excitement from both students and parents was radiating throughout the room. We are all so proud of what the second graders have worked towards and accomplished so far this year.

We spent this week in writing finishing up our opinion writing pieces and illustrating our book covers. While the past few weeks focused on writing our introduction and our supporting reasons, this week was all about ending our writing on a persuasive note! We talked about the role of the conclusion, both as a way to briefly summarize the preceding essay and as a final opportunity to express your point to the reader. We worked on reading our essays emphatically in order to better convince our listeners. Lastly, we talked about what it means to be a good listener, and how important it is to respect the hard work our friends have put into their essays over the past few weeks.

Shira will be sending individual emails of the Hebrew videos from the publishing party for you to enjoy at home.

Give your child a compliment for their perseverance!

Hebrew: Rock, Paper, Scissors…..

This week we learned the new letter, Mem, which is the first letter in the word “misparayim” meaning scissors. We practiced using this word, (and others) through the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Below are two videos of students playing the game. Watch the videos to learn, and play along with your children at home!


Practicing for the Chanukkah Play!