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Kindergarten Newsletter

Hello Families, Kindergarteners have been exploring how each of us is unique and discovering our special qualities.  After reading “We are different, we are the same” we explored our faces and the shapes of each feature.  We also compared similarities and differences between faces.  Using mirrors, we sketched out our faces using shapes, traced in sharpie, colored in crayon, and finished with a watercolor resist.  We studied the 3 colors in our skin and how to mix colors! As a part of learning our letters, we talked about why “A” (Aviv and Asher) is special.  We explored how it’s a...
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Kindergarten Newsletter

Hello Families, Our days have pleasantly flown by over the past week as we discussed our hopes and dreams for the year.  We started by reading “Of Thee I sing” where we explored traits of amazing people and what we want to be like/do when we grow up.  We have a class of future astronauts, comedians, teachers, mothers, bus drivers, ballerinas, fire fighters, vets, nurses, and kids who want to make the world a better place!   We then read “Someday…” and discussed what our hopes and dreams are for this year.  We have quite a range from wanting to make...
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Kindergarten Newsletter

Hello Families, Our community is becoming increasingly comfortable and taking more risks during our morning meeting activities.  This week, we have learned to shake hands (no limp fishes!) while making eye contact, share though turn and talks and games like “just like me”, and learn names singing “can you guess the name?” and “Busy busy bumble bee”. This group is great at remembering details about other children! We have been exploring how we take care of ourselves and the community this week.  After reading The Quiet Place, we discussed our own quiet place (the place we think about that calms...
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First Week

Hello Families, We have had a whirlwind of activity this week as we settle into Kindergarten. We are getting to know one another and becoming more comfortable sharing about ourselves during morning meetings. We have sung songs, read poems and morning messages, and played games to become familiar with our classroom and friends. Students are now confidently choosing and caring for books, independently cleaning up and moving to the next activity, and reminding visiting adults not to play in the hallway and bathroom! As we slowly and steadily build our community, we discussed, explored, and shared about new tools in...
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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families,  We are excited to welcome you to Kindergarten! We have a fantastic year ahead of diving deep into learning and play together at Hannah Senesh. The official first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd! We will meet you in the school gym at 9:00 am. Please bring: labeled healthy snack (kosher and nut-free), labeled water bottle, change of clothes (labeled, in a Ziploc bag), jacket or sweatshirt for your child to keep in their cubby. **** If your child requires medication, please bring them directly to Rivky, the school nurse. As we are ending at 11:30 AM on the first day,...
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The Last Week of Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families, This week, we mostly had FUN, FUN, FUN in Kindergarten! We followed our children’s planning and had pinkalicious/ninja day, backwards day, pajama day with an ice cream party, and sprinklers day! We had a wonderful year watching your children learn and grow and we hope you all have a fantastic summer! In Math, we completed our unit on coins. We sorted different kinds of coins and learned about their names and how much they are worth (penny, nickel, dime, quarter). We enjoyed exploring the coins you brought in from other countries! (and sent them home in your...
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Prospect Park Zoo and much more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had an eventful week in Kindergarten! We went to the Prospect Park Zoo and the new playground, and had lots of fun at sports day and sharing our favorite book characters! We also loved watching our fourth grade buddies perform their songs of Israel and America! In Math, we completed our unit on Weight and Capacity and began learning about coins. We learned about capacity and filled containers with water to measure which had the largest or smallest capacity. We also began to learn about the different values of coins. We sorted coins, played store, tried...
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Planning our last weeks of Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a fun week in Kindergarten! We could not go to the new park on Thursday because of the rain, but we promised our children that we will go there next week.  We are also very excited for our field trip to the Prospect Park Zoo on Tuesday! For the next two weeks, our kindergartners will plan their own schedule (led by their teachers, of course). They brainstormed a variety of activities, lessons and events that they would like to do, learn and explore while closing their kindergarten experience. We will organize these ideas into a...
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Schnitzi restaurant, science exploration and much more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a week full of learning and fun activities. We had so much fun visiting Yahli’s family’s restaurant and learning all about those who work there! In Math, we continued our unit on Subtraction. We practiced making a number sentence out of a “how many more?” problem. We learned how to look at pictures of items and compare which one has more and write a number sentence to describe the problem. We also learned how to solve simple subtraction problems. In English Language Arts, we continued our Non-fiction/Informational writing unit.  We wrote science books titled “Who...
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Kabbalat Shabbat, challah making, science and more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a week full of learning and fun events. We hope you enjoyed watching our Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony! Have fun re-watching with your child with this link: https://animoto.com/play/0gSgsZakDzD1XI4taaJ0Dg. In Math, we began our unit on Subtraction. We practiced making up subtraction stories, asking mathematical questions and learning how to turn them into number sentences (4-3=1).  We also learned how to make a number sentence out of a “how many more?” problem. We learned how to look at pictures of items and compare which one has more and write a number sentence to describe the problem. In...
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