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K Blog 10/7

Dear Kindergarten Families,

We hope all who observe had a meaningful Yom Kippur. Kindergarten welcomed in October as well as the Hebrew year 5783! Many students shared in Morning Meeting how they had observed the holiday. 

This week in Kindergarten, students learned the letter E, completing our Frog-Jump letters (F, E, D, P, B, R, N, M), as well as learning what sound it makes. We also practiced making  8’s, the trickiest Kindergarten number! And then it was on to 9! We continued our shared reading of Mrs. Wishy Washy and shared with a partner what the information book we read was about and a favorite page. In Writer’s Workshop we continued working on our own information books, adding details to our pictures and letters for beginning sounds. 

We read a book called “Our Skin” by Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, and Isabel Roxas to learn about melanin, the reason why our skin colors vary, and what melanin does to protect our skin.

In Hebrew and Judaic Studies, it was all about Sukkot this week. We learned about the symbolic significance of the etrog, the lulav, and the special plants that make up the lulav. We also learned what a sukkah is, and its crucial features, like a roof that you can see the stars through. We also learned to sing a well loved song about Sukkot, and the special blessings of the holiday.

In P.E., Kindergarteners are practicing sitting meditation and Yoga with an emphasis on breathing and have noticed that they feel like they are floating sometimes when practicing. They are playing fun tag games such as “Cookie Monster” to increase their stamina. Kindergarteners have been acting out all sorts of animal movements in a game called “Stop Go”. We have such a joyful group this year, its great to seem them moving, playing and laughing.

We look forward to celebrating Sukkot together with you all next Thursday, October 13th, in our sukkah at Hannah Senesh.  

Shabbat Shalom,

K Team