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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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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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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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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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Hello Families, We have been exploring kindness through discussion and reading stories that emphasize different ways to be kind (patience, thinking of others’ needs, inclusion, standing up against wrongdoing, remembering manners, service projects, etc.) as we celebrate kindness week.  We have been so ambitious with our activities, we have to extend it to next week! Every time someone notices someone else being kind, they write it on a link that we add to our kindness chain on each kindergarten door in the hallway. Our goal is to connect the chains by this Tuesday! In math, we have used different tools...
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Dear Kindergarten parents הורים יקרים, This week in Hebrew class, the students continued to learn about winter. Last week, they learned how to say “I wear,” and now they are able complete the sentence with the item of clothing that they wear in winter such as gloves, a shirt, or pants. In addition, the students can now describe the color of what they are wearing. We also read the book ״המטריה גדולה של אבא״. The kids also enjoyed having the Shinshinim in class. In Judaic studies, we studied the fifth day of creation and how God created animals. The students...
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Hello Families, Both kindergarten groups have started to become cohesive units as we ease back into kindergarten routines and begin new relationships while strengthening old ones.  Everyone was really excited to have a new combination of new kids in their group. We worked on the challenge of approaching different students to play and work. In reading we have launched our Super Readers unit where we discover our super powers in reading!  So far we have discovered our pointer power (1 to 1 correspondence), picture power (looking at details in the picture before reading words), sound power (using the first letter...
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Dear Kindergarten parents הורים יקרים, We are so excited to welcome our students back to school for their first full week of 2020! We spent a long time talking about what we did and where we went. We asked questions about the places we visited. The students continued to learn about the different body parts. This week we added the words לחיים (cheeks) and כתפיים (shoulders). We used visual cards so that the students were able to recognize the body parts. In addition, the students started to learn about the season winter חורף. They are now able to use the...
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Hello Families, We really enjoyed spending time with you at our Hanukkah celebration! This past week, we culminated our 5 senses unit with an exploration of fruit!  In past lessons, we identified the 5 senses and body parts used to discover different senses. Then we came up with adjectives for each sense.  This week, we wrote and drew our observations of 5 different types of fruit.  Then we tasted many types of fruit together and recorded describing words of how they tasted.  After tasting, we figured out what our favorite fruit was and graphed the results. Pineapple won! We also...
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Dear Kindergarten parents הורים יקרים, This week in Hebrew class, the students learned how to say the phrases “this is mine” and “this is not mine.” In response to my questions, the students answered if something is theirs. In addition, they are now familiar with emotions. When I ask the students how they are feeling, they are able to answer me with an emotion (sad, happy, etc). The students have learned additional body parts, such as fingers. We sang the song עשר אצבעות לי יש (I have 10 fingers). This week the students had a great time with the Shinshinim...
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