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Kindergarten Blog 10/23/20

Dear Families, This week, kindergarteners began letters in Handwriting. Students are practicing their pencil grips, and remembering to start letters at the top. We are also practicing our “turn and talks,” where students chat in pairs, and practice conversation skills and taking turns (see pictures below). In math, we are working on counting accurately and checking our work. We have learned that good mathematicians always count again! Students are teaching each other counting strategies, for example using their fingers, or circling a picture that has already been counted. Kindergartners are finishing up their information books and will share them next week. They...
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Kindergarten Blog 10/16

Dear Families, This week kindergartners planted our pepper seeds! We learned about soil, and how to care for a plant at home. Kids brought home their planted seeds today— please water every day (peppers are thirsty!). Place in a sunny area, and move to a bigger pot after the plants are a few inches tall. Kindergartners are becoming experts at our new math books. They are learning to match pictures and numbers, and how to show their work with unifix cubes and other counting tools. We now know how to write our numbers “the Kindergarten way!” If your child is...
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Kindergarten Blog 10/9/20

Dear Kindergarten Families, This week, kindergarteners became botanists! We are beginning our study of the plant life cycle. Students examined a red bell pepper, studied the seeds with magnifying glasses, and shared what they noticed with their classmates. Students also explored our math workbooks, and practiced writing numbers “the kindergarten way.” Each Pod has also created rules for their community! Students discussed what rules they thought a classroom should have, and worked together to decide on wording, and what ideas were most important. Kindergartners continued doing a shared reading of Mrs. Wishy Washy and brought home their own copies to share with their...
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Kindergarten blog 10/2/20

Dear Kindergarten Families, Shana Tova and Happy October! This week, kindergarteners learned about Sukkot. We are also beginning to study Shabbat, learning about candles and the weekly parasha. We are continuing to add on phrases in Hebrew, about things we do in the classroom. We are strengthening our morning routine, talking about weather, days of the week, and colors— all in Hebrew! We are also learning to describe the colors we are wearing. Kindergarteners are studying each other’s names! We are noticing how many letters a name has, what the letters look like, and how many syllables (beats) are in...
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Kindergarten blog 9/25/20

Dear Kindergarten Families, What a wonderful two weeks in kindergarten!  In Judaics, our students learned about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. We are also learning the days of the week, weather, and colors in Hebrew! Kindergartens explored scissors, glue, and more learning how to care for our classroom materials. We are beginning to make friends with numbers, learning math games to play by ourselves and with the whole class. Students began learning about the calendar, and how to find the day of the week. We are also beginning handwriting, learning how to make letters “the Kindergarten way.”  Students met Mabel...
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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families, Welcome to Kindergarten! We are so happy to meet the students and begin our year together. Our pods had a wonderful time at orientation! Check out these pictures from Thursday and Friday! Also, please see important notices below, including about allergies. IMPORTANT Kindergartenteam2020@hannahsenesh.org It is very important to use this email address/send messages to all three teachers. Thank you! Reminders: First full day for Kindergarten is  9/14/20 We go outside twice a day in all weather. Please dress your student for the day’s weather, including sneakers or boots!  Pack a lunch AND a snack that your student can...
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Kindergarten Newsletter

Hello Families, This week we fancied up our books to prepare for our bookstore!  We learned how to make our books even better by re-reading our words closely and revising using special colored pens.  We added punctuation, uppercase letters, more sentences, and crossed out things we want to change. We also colored and added covers to our books. Our Piggie and Elephant journal was started by Aviv and Boaz last weekend and will be continued by Brandon and Asher this weekend.  We all enjoyed hearing their adventures they had and were impressed by how hard they worked on their writing!...
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Kindergarten Newsletter

Dear Kindergarten parents הורים יקרים, After the break, the students learned about the holiday, Purim and they learned the story of what happened to the Jews in Persia. We talked about the four special mitzvot of Purim, which are משלוח מנות, מתנות לאביונים, סעודת פורים, קריאת מגילה. In addition, the students were asked why Purim is a happy holiday and they learned the song ליצן קטן נחמד, about a dancing clown. Furthermore, the students celebrated Rosh Chodesh Adar, where they sang the song מי שניכנס אדר in a parade around the school. מרבים בשמחה Vocabulary Purim פורים Grogger רעשן Hamantaschen...
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Kindergarten Newsletter

Hello Families, We have turned our classroom into a book factory!  Kids are writing more and more pattern show and tell books about things that are important to them such as babies, dragons, vacations, family, P.E etc.  We are practicing coming up with a topic, 3 parts about the topic, and then a pattern for our book quickly.  In a couple weeks we will celebrate the end of our unit by turning our class into a book store and invite our 4th grade buddies to visit! Our reading super heroes have showed us their superpowers and earned their masks and...
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Kindergarten Newsletter

Dear Kindergarten parents הורים יקרים, This week in Hebrew and Judaic studies we started learning about the holiday Tu B’Shvat, which is the birthday of the trees. The students learned about shivat haminim (the seven species): chita, seora, gefen, te’ena, rimon, zayit, and tamar. We asked the students: why are the trees so important and what do they give us? The students gave answers such as oxygen, furniture, fruits, houses, and more! In Hebrew, we read the book Pishpesh Mitlabesh and the students learned about the different clothes you wear in the winter. We also continued learning about the creation...
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