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Kindergarten blog 9/25/20

Dear Kindergarten Families,

What a wonderful two weeks in kindergarten! 

In Judaics, our students learned about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. We are also learning the days of the week, weather, and colors in Hebrew!

Kindergartens explored scissors, glue, and more learning how to care for our classroom materials.

We are beginning to make friends with numbers, learning math games to play by ourselves and with the whole class. Students began learning about the calendar, and how to find the day of the week. We are also beginning handwriting, learning how to make letters “the Kindergarten way.” 

Students met Mabel the elephant, and learned how to spell her name. They are exploring phonics, and have also begun learning how to spell students’ names! We are reading and writing information books.

Tip:

At the end of a long day, Kindergarteners are often exhausted, and find it difficult to share about their day. Specific questions can help them open up. Here are a few to get you started!

Questions to ask at home:

  • What is a Count Around? How do we play?
  • Where do you find the day of the week on a calendar?
  • What do we celebrate on Rosh HaShana?
  • What letter does “Mabel” begin with? 
  • What are some words and names that start with the letters M and S?

Check out these pictures from the past two weeks! See below for a message from Heidi, our music teacher!

 

Shabbat Shalom,

Talia, Dawn, and Anat

                  

Music with Heidi

It has been such a pleasure getting to know all of your children! In Music class, our Hannah Senesh Kindergarteners have been focusing on feeling a steady beat in their body, starting with their heartbeat. They are practicing creating 4 beat rhythms using their bodies, their desks and shakers. They played the Hicklety Picklety Bumble Bee game, learning about different voices (talking, whispering and magic) and sharing their names as they tapped a steady beat. They have also been learning Music Class expectations through the words and movement of our Music Rules Rap. We practice focus and mindfulness at the beginning and end of every class with our Tibetan Bell listening game. Check out our Kindergarteners in action below!