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Dear Kindergarten Families,

We are so excited that Liz is returning on Monday! This week’s writing was letters welcoming her back and telling her about what we have been learning since she was gone. In math we continued our study of shapes, looking at the squares, triangles, rectangles, and circles that you can make when you trace the faces of cubes, rectangles, pyramids, and cylinders. Next week we will add hexagons to the shapes we are working with. In social studies we read another book about being an older sibling, as we have several children who are awaiting the birth of a new...
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Kindergarten General Studies

Happy 100th Day of School!  We celebrated by rotating through five activities including 100 Lego, 100 Cheerios necklaces,100 Things We Love About School, and some time in the gym.  A good time was had by all! In Social Studies we read a book about having brothers and sisters.  Children shared what is both fun and challenging about being a sibling. We also read a book about a child who has two homes. Children also finished their Family Collages and added a  sentence about what they like to do with their families. You will see these hanging in the hallway when...
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Dear Kindergarten Families.

הורים יקרים, We had an exciting last week before February break!   Today we celebrated the 100th day of school! Your children have been working hard, learning lots, and having plenty of fun.   In Hebrew we continued exploring ways to describe how we feel. We made books about our emotions and shared them during our morning meeting.   In Judaics we learned how rainbows are made of light and color. We experimented with color mixing and made a “walking rainbow” with food coloring and paper towels. We also read the story of the Tower of Babel, and talked about...
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Hello Kindergarten Families

This week was another busy one in Kindergarten. In Writer’s Workshop we began learning about informational books by reading books about penguins, animal feet, and germs. We then thought about topics that kindergartners themselves know a lot about. Topics included Lego, ballet, video games, scooters, iPads, cats, candy, toys, insects, Fortnight, and F 5 cars.  The latter two are things the teachers will learn a lot about from the books students write over the next few weeks! In math we continued our number work playing games of One More and Two More.  We did a problem solving activity called Which...
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Kindergarten Hebrew / Judaics

Dear Kindergarten Families הורים יקרים, This week in Hebrew we continued learning about clothing. We collaged on paper with fabric and other scraps then cut the paper into clothing. We’re getting better at recognizing descriptions of our clothes and describing others, an important social step in recognizing and describing our peers. Next week we’ll be moving on to winter gear and things we need to keep warm. Vocabulary at the bottom of this post. In Judaics we began the story of Noah and the flood and learned a song (lyrics below). Here’s the story if you want to review it...
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Hello Kindergarten Families!

Hello Families, It was another busy week in General Studies Kindergarten.  We started the week with the exciting news that Liz had had her baby and immediately started making a baby quilt for her.  Each child drew a square with a picture of a grown up animal and a baby animal. With the winter weather that is predicted for the weekend, I should be able to get it put together! In Literacy we introduced D and N. Daniella and Dawn didn’t dare eat the doughnuts and Nathaniel and Naomi never need naps! In Reader’s Workshop we looked at the many...
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Kindergarten Hebrew Studies

Dear Kindergarten parents, הורים יקריםIt’s been a busy two weeks for us in Kindergarten! We returned from break restored and ready to go.Here’s what we’ve been up to: In Hebrew, we learned about parts of our body. We began with head ראש, hands ידיים, and legs רגליים, then moved on to our faces פנים with eyes עיניים, ears עוזניים, nose אך, and mouth פה. Yesterday we added stomach בטן and back גב. Because we are learning about parts of our body we had so many dynamic ways to review what we learned including Simon Says and freeze dance! Next we’ll...
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Kindergarten Hebrew Studies

Dear Kindergarten parents הורים יקרים, We are so excited to welcome your children back to school this week after a relaxing winter break. We spent a long time talking about what we did and where we went. We asked questions about the places we visited, including if we were somewhere warm חם or cold קר. We learned the word איפה, where, to help talk about the places we went. The Shinshinim came to visit our classroom yesterday! They helped us with our next unit, parts of the body. We practiced identifying our heads, noses, hands, and legs. Then we traced...
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Kindergarten General Studies

Hello Kindergarten Families! We have had a wonderful three days getting reacquainted with each other and with our routines. The new groups are working out well and children are having the opportunity to get to know each other a bit better. Today Karen Brody, the Lower School Psychologist, came and did a puppet show on being a kind and helpful friend, which is important Kindergarten learning and something we will continue to talk about. In Literacy we have been rotating through stations focusing on reading, phonics, and handwriting. We read two books by Kevin Henkes, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and...
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Hello Kindergarten Families

Hello Families, Kindergartners have had a busy couple of weeks! We have been working hard to get ready for our very first publishing party. We have learned how to choose a story to publish, read to revise, edit, create a cover picture and title, and share our stories with others (we even got to practice with some 4th graders!). All while we have been writing, writing, writing! In reading, we have been exploring story elements through a wide variety of stories. We have been discussing different types of characters and settings, and how to recognize a problem and solution. Feel...
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