In Hebrew, the first graders have been busy preparing for their shuk (the Israeli market). We learned about the Israeli money (shekels) and made some of our own to use in our shuk. The first graders decide what kind of fruits and vegetables they want to sell and buy in our shuk and for how much money we are going to sell them for. We also decorated signs with the names and prices of the fruits and vegetables that we are going to have in our shuk. They even made fancy arnakim (wallets).
In Social Studies, we have discussed the needs and wants of a community and compiled a list of locations we need to build our neighborhood. After we each chose a place to create, we researched our locations and wrote a plan for the inside and outside with sketches, lists, and a purpose of how the place will help serve others’ needs. First graders then build a simple model with blocks, math manipulatives, or legos to think about what shapes they will need to construct from cardboard. We then organized our materials, chose our pieces, and made a materials wish list. Next week we start construction!
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Liz and Ilana