Good afternoon parents !
Today we continued learned about Tub Shevat! We talked about all the good things trees give us . We also discussed the four types of fruit on the sedar plate. Afterwards , we joined 1st grade to sample some of sedar fruit!
We made pop up cards to remind of us of the importance of trees.
We finished watching The Lorax , and talked about more about trees.
Please keep going over the letters with your children. We have now covered Aleph through Yud.
Here is a picture of us sampling fruit with 1st grade !
We had a fun time learning about Tu B'shvat today with your students. They are bringing home a small pot that resembles a Lorax tree with a "special magic" pencil that has a seed inside at its tip when it's all used up. Enjoy them.
In Hebrew, we moved on to the letter Tet for Tu B'shvat.
Next week we plan on having a
Tu B'shvat Seder. Please keep sending your child's Hebrew name if you haven't done so already.
Why do we celebraTu B'shvat and what is it?
What Hebrew letter did you learn today?
Have a wonderful week!
Mira Mara, Ingrid and Danielle.
We had a fun filled morning of learning today. We started out our day with music with Moreh Brian. He had the students play some musical instruments to some Shabbat songs and Tu B'shvat and we celebrated Havdalah. Then we moved on to learn about why we celebrate Shabbat . We discussed that it is a special day for rest to remind us that we are special , and connected to Hashem. We read You Are Stardust and talked about our connection to the earth.
We kept working on our Shabbat boxes , adding candle sticks the students molded out of clay . We read Mrs Moskowitz and the Sabbath Candlesticks, and learned the prayer over the candles.
Here are some things to do at home :
Ask your children to go over the Sabbath rituals . On Sabbath talk about what you are thankful for . Practice the prayers over candles and and bread.
Practice the Hebrew letters Aleph through Chet. A fun game to play is to trace the letters with your fingertips on each other's backs, and guess the letters .
Mara , Ingrid , Danielle
This week we reviewed the holidays that just past, and began talking about Shabbas. Shabbas will be an ongoing project for us in between the other holidays. We talked about setting the Shabbas table in terms of what we do, and do not do on this day. All of our students practice differently and had their own perspectives to offer! We all agreed that it was a day to be present with our families in whichever ways we can. As we continue with this, we will be making a Shabbat box. We ask the you send a shoe box with your student (or 2 if you have many) next week.
We had a special guest Barak from Israel who taught us about the rainy Israeli winter.
Thank you for continuing to bring Tzadaka, and all that you do!
Ingrid and Mara
Hello Kinder families!
We had a fun day wrapping up Rosh Hashanah and talking about Tzadaka!
We started the morning by singing Modi Ani which is a prayer of thanking Hashem for restoring our soul in the morning with compassion. We discussed what it means to have compassion and read a story called A Child's Prayer. We then talked about that part of being compassionate is giving Tzadaka. We encourage students to bring in pennies, or pick up extra chores at home in order to have money to put in our Tzadaka box. At the end of the year the students will vote on how to best use that money. We had so much fun making Tzadaka boxed to take home!
Afterward we finished up talking about Rosh Hashanah. We discussed that the holiday is about the New Jewish Year. This is the day that Hashem created the first man and woman and its the birth of the world. We talked about eating honey for a sweet year and round Challah that represents the circle of life. Students finished making their Rosh Hashanah cards which you should have by now:)
We finished the day with Israeli dancing, and our students had a blast!
Please remember the parent program next Sunday, we look forward to making the Shama pillows with you!
Please see attached pictures of todays class.
Ingred, Mara, Danielle.
Shalom Kindergarten Parents!
Welcome to our first day of Hebrew School. It was very nice meeting your little ones today.
We had a wonderful first day. We learned so much just on very first day! We started out our day by doing some introductions and learning the Modeh Ani song. Then we began talking about Rosh Hashanah and read Sammy Spider's First Rosh Hashana. We started on a project that we'll be sending home next week to share with you. We also watched a Rosh Hashana Shalom Sesame video where we took the opportunity to talk about the shofar and its meaning. Lastly, we learned the very first letter in Hebrew - aleph and learned some Jewish songs.
We also have a few reminders:
*** On September 25th, we will be having our family assembly called Bedtime Shma. Please plan on spending the morning with us as you will be playing a key role in helping your child make a special keepsake and some lifetime memories.
***If you would like your child to have a bagel for snack, please see Ms. Anna in the office. Feel free to provide a dairy or parve snack if you'd like instead.
Thank you all for making Sunday a successful first day of Hebrew School! We are excited to see you next Sunday!
Mora Ingrid and Mora Mara