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First Grade: Week of October 30th

In preparation for our Hannah Senesh Tekes next week, first graders learned about the life of Hannah Senesh. In the general studies classroom, they learned about Hannah Senesh as a writer. We know a lot about her life because of the diary entries she kept. First graders listened to some of her diary entries and then wrote diary entries of their own.


As part of our study of our neighborhood, first graders will soon be interviewing community helpers to learn more about their jobs. This week we practiced our interview skills by interviewing each other.


First graders practiced their subtraction skills this week and learned some new math games. They also use their knowledge of subtraction to solve word problems.


In science, first graders practiced reading thermometers and talked about which temperatures are hot and cold. They also thought about what we would feel like if we were outside in different temperatures.


In Hebrew, we learned the letters chet, nun and nun sofit as well as the vowel chirik, which makes the “e” sound.   We also spoke about the life of Hannah Senesh and we learned one of her songs called “Eli, Eli “, which the first graders will sing during the school tekes next week.


In Tefilah, we learned the first section of the amidah which is about giborim. We spoke about the meaning of the word gibor (hero) and the people in our lives that are giborim (heroes). We all agreed that our family members are our heroes!


This week parasha is parashat Vayera. We read the story about Avraham and the three angels, who came to tell Avraham that he and Sarah will have a son. Avraham invited them into his house even though he didn’t know them. This is an example for hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests). To show our appreciation to all the staff members who help to make our school such a welcoming community, the first graders made them a thank you cards.


We had so much fun during our neighborhood scavenger hunt. Check out all of the great pictures below!


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