Parparim 1 2/12/18 – 2/16/18

In Jewish Studies we sang songs about Purim to get us ready for our field trip to River Garden. We love singing the song called ” Esther, Marry Me” and ” My Hat Has Three Corners.”

During Music with Ms. Emily, we shook our shaky eggs and held our drum sticks using our finger tips. Ms. Emily said we were using our fine motor skills to get us ready for writing.

We are learning about the Letter “S” this week. We sounded out words that have the “S” sound such as: silly, snake, star, shark, share, smile, swim, seal, soup,sky,school,sing and sheep.

We decorated our room for Purim with masks of Queen Vashti, King Ahasurus,  Uncle Mordecai, Queen Esther and Haman. We also used tons of necklaces to decorate all over our room. We had so much fun marching around the room with our groggers. We love Purim!!!

 

“S” is for silly. We laughed so hard when we tried on funny photo props. We really liked the snorkel mask and the red lips.

 

Our Junior Chefs had the best time making matzah ball soup and challah bread on Wednesday. Chef Heather came into our room to teach us how to put an egg wash on challah bread and then how to sprinkle to poppy seeds on it. She also helped us roll matzah balls for our delicious soup that we ate during snack. Thank you Ms. Heather. You’re the best!

 

  

Question of the week ” What superhero would you be and why?”

Lauren – I would be Wonder Woman because she saves people.

Belle – I would be Super Girl because I like her costume.

Lily – I would be Spider Man because he shoots spider webs.

Ellen – I would be Peppa Pig because I like her super hero costume.

Jeremy – I would be Spider Man because I like the Itsy Bitsy Spider song.

Jake – I would be Spider Man because he shoots webs to catch the Joker.

Alyssa – I would be Wonder Woman because I like her costume.

Jack – I would be Batman because I like his cape.

We had the best time running around the lunch room with Ms. Whitney during P.E. on Thursday. She taught us how to control the ball with our feet and how to stop the ball during a game of red light, green light. We can’t wait to try soccer out on the playground later today.

During  GARDENING with Ms. Heather we went out to the garden to add mushroom fertilizer to our garden planter. Then we planted corn and carrot seeds. Now the hard part of a gardener. WAITING. We love when we get to taste the vegetables from our garden. Hope it won’t be too long.

Our Junior Artists made curvy snakes for the letter “S” out of paper and glue. We love their long tongues and their pretty orange markings.

During Show-N-Tell we talked about: Fairy stickers, sunglasses and stamps, A straw, A police car and dump truck, A lion in a cage, A remote control car, A microphone and a pink bear.

Our Ema and Abba did a great job leading us in our prayers for Shabbat.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. Our class loved the Groover book.

 

Parparim 1 2/5/18 – 2/9/18

In Jewish Studies we read a story about Purim. We learned about Haman  and the wonderful Queen Esther. Purim takes place Wednesday February 28, 2018 thru Thursday March 1,  2018. We are excited that we will be able to wear costumes to school. I wonder what costume I’m going to wear? We will be going to River Garden  in costume on Thursday March 1st at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend even if you don’t come to school on Thursdays. Parents can come too. We will need drivers to transport us to River Garden, where we will be singing Purim songs to our elderly friends who live there. We will also be passing out hamantaschen and hugs.

We are learning about the letter “R” this week. We sounded out words that start with the letter “R” such as: robot, rice, ruler, rainbow, ram, road, raccoon, rock and rabbit.

We had so much fun during Gardening with Ms. Heather when we picked carrots out of our garden. We got so excited when we pulled on the carrot’s stem and saw how long the carrot was. We laughed at some of the carrots because they were as small as our pinky fingers. We are bringing them home for our families to enjoy.

During Music with Ms. Emily we shook our music eggs, beat our sticks to a cat and mouse song and ended our class stomping around the class room like dinosaurs using scarves. Our class definitely has the beat!

Our Junior Scientists worked together to make the coolest robots ever! We used recycled boxes, paper towel holders, pipe cleaners, toilet paper holders, cups, tops to our squeeze snacks and tons of tape. We worked hard to create three robots that we named Mr. Buttons, Mr. Roger and Ms. Rosy.

    

Our Junior Chefs tested their palettes when they tasted brown long grain rice and white rice. Some of us were nervous about trying the brown rice, but after our first bite we quickly changed our minds. It was delicious! Did you know that rice comes in three sizes? There is short grain rice, medium grain rice and long grain rice. The brown rice we tried was long grain rice. We learned that rice can also be used to make paper in which colorful umbrellas and lanterns are made of. Isn’t rice a wonderful thing?

  

During P.E. with Ms. Whitney, we warmed up our muscles by dancing to the freeze song. Then we learned different yoga positions and acted out the story of We’re going on a bear hunt. Who knew yoga could be so much fun?

Our Junior Artists made the cutest road out of paper and glue. Here is how we did it. First we glued down our letter “R.” Then we glued down paper cars and drew white lines to change our letter “R” into a road. Beep.Beep. We can’t wait to show you how cute they are.

 

During Show-N-Tell we talked about:  Chase stuffed animal from Paw Patrol,  A rabbit stuffed animal,  Rainbow cat stuffed animal, A pink swim turtle, A sports car and tow truck, A wooden rhino, Raggedy Ann doll and a Rapunzel cup and an ABC puzzle.

Our Ema and Abba did a great job leading our class to Shabbat and helping us with our prayers.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. Our class loved the Pete The Cat book. Thank you to Ellen for bringing in the Pete The Cat sunglasses. We look so cool wearing them.

School Reminder:

 

Parparim 1 1/29/18 – 2/2/18

We are learning about the letter “Q” this week. We sounded out a few words that start with the “Q” sound: queen, quick, quack, quill and quilt.

During Gardening with Ms. Heather we went out into the garden to look at the different trellises we have.  We used a magnifying glass to get a close up look. Some of them have green beans on them and some have tomatoes growing on them. Then we went inside and became architects. We  used sticks and balls to make our own trellis. Didn’t we do a good job?

In Jewish Studies we sang songs for Tu B’ Shevat and danced around the room. We hope the trees enjoyed our songs.

Our Junior Chefs made delicious confetti cupcakes in honor of Tu B’ Shevat. We took cake batter and added eggs, water and oil. Then we took turns mixing it all together. We poured our batter into cupcake liners and then baked them. After they cooled we decorated our cupcakes with green icing and leaf sprinkles. We sang Happy Birthday to the trees and then we dug into our cupcakes, They were so yummy! Too bad the trees couldn’t taste them.

   

Question of the Week: What present would you bring the trees for Tu B’ Shevat?

Lily – I would give the trees an apple.

Alyssa – I would give the trees a big pink cake.

Belle – I would give the trees a pink and purple dress to wear.

Jake – I would give the trees bananas to eat.

Ellen – I would give the trees snowmen candy.

Jeremy – I would give the trees brown and green leaves.

Lauren – I would give them chocolate candy.

Jack – I would give them a wrestler to play with.

Our Junior Artists made beautiful trees out of paper and paint to celebrate the birthday of our magnificent trees. We placed our pointer finger in paint and then placed our finger on the tree using different colors of paint to represent the leaves on a tree.  Don’t they look beautiful?

  

We went out to the playground to give the trees a birthday hug. Some of us climbed on a jungle gym that was made out of trees. Everyday we need to thank the trees for the paper, food and furniture they give us.

We celebrated another birthday on Thursday for The Dubow Preschool. We made party hats using stickers, pom poms and feathers. We all gathered in the play room to sing Happy Birthday and to blow on paper horns. Our favorite part  was eating the cupcakes. This has been the best week ever!!!!!

 

Can you guess what happened when we made a snowman in our classroom? It melted. We made Florida snowmen out of paper, glue, pom poms, and twigs. We laughed at how our snowman picture was spread all over the paper. We have them hanging outside on our bulletin board. Come and take a look at them the next time you visit our classroom.

We made queens for the letter “Q”  using paper, glue and beautiful jewels for her crown. Don’t they look regal? Some of us wished that we could be a queen for the day and wear a shiny crown.

   

During Show-N-Tell we talked about:  A pink stuffed kitty, A jar of plastic dinosaurs, A jaguar stuffed animal, A quarter and queens from a deck of cards,  A big yellow plastic duck, A stuffed queen doll, A Rosh Hashanah book and a yellow stuffed duck.

Our Ema and Abba did a fantastic job this week leading our class to Shabbat and helping us with our prayers.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. Our class loved the Llama Llama books and the Sesame Street book. Thank you for the Sesame Street stickers.

 

 

 

Parparim 1 1/22/18 – 1/26/18

During Jewish Studies we talked about Tu B’ Shevat. We took turns naming things that trees give us such as; wood, paper, cherries, lemons, shade, nests for birds, acorns for squirrels, apples and oranges.

Our Junior Chefs had one of our moms , who is a real chef, come to our class on Monday to make pasta salad. Ms. Heather taught us how to cut green peppers, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, fresh basil  and yellow peppers with a plastic knife. After we cut up our vegetables, we added them to cooked pasta in a large bowl. We added olive oil and then took turns stirring everything together. Many of us had never eaten some of the vegetables, but we were brave and tried them. We found out that we actually liked the new vegetables. Our teachers always tell us that it’s good to try new things. We are so glad that we did. Who knew that mushrooms were delicious?

  

We are learning about the letter “P” this week. We sounded out words that have the “P” sound such as: pasta, popcorn, pink, pop, pencil, Pumpkin the cat, pig, penguin, plane, playground and purple.

“P” is for parade. On Monday we dressed in costumes and paraded around our school. We made sure to wave and smile to friends in the hallways and class rooms  just like people do in a parade. We got lots of compliments on our costumes. We looked fantastic!

Our Junior Artists made the cutest penguins out of paper and glue. We also talked about different species of penguins. Did you know that the Emperor penguin weighs 90 pounds and the Little Blue penguin weighs 2 1/2 pounds? We also learned that penguins can live in the cold and the heat. We laughed when we learned there was a penguin called Macaroni.

 

We had the best day ever on Wednesday during Snow Day. Here is why it was snow much fun. First we got to wear our pajamas to school. So cool! Then we got to have a snow ball fight using cotton balls. We had fun throwing them at our teachers. We went ice fishing, played animal search rescue where we had to find arctic animals hiding in the snow, and we got to pretend we were archeologists who had to dig out animals that were frozen in the ice using tools. Some of us compared our height to that of a penguin. We were surprised that the Emperor  Penguin was taller than some of our class friends. We can’t forget painting with frozen paint that looked like ice cubes on a popsicle stick. After all of the snow fun, we warmed up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate. We wish everyday was Snow Day!!!

  

  

  

Pumpkin the cat came to visit our school on Wednesday. We got to walk him on his leash and took turns brushing him. We watched him jump up on his back legs to eat a treat. He sure likes his treats.

Question of the Week; What did you love about Snow Day?

Jeremy – I liked having a snowball fight.

Lily – I liked throwing snowballs at my teachers.

Lauren – I liked playing with my friends and finding penguins in the snow.

Ellen –  I liked making a snow igloo.

Alyssa – I liked everything!

Belle – I liked when I got covered up with snowballs.

Jake – I loved everything!

Coach Whitney helped us stretch and do an obstacle course during P.E. on Thursday. We crawled through tunnels and jumped like frogs on colored mats. Just look at how much fun we had!

During Show-N-Tell we talked about; A pineapple, A pretend pizza, A fast sports car, A Wonder Woman book and pirate coin, A Disney Princess search and find book, A panda purse and stuffed animal, A Jaguar stuffed animal  and a swimming Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Our Ema and Abba did a wonderful job this week leading us to Shabbat and helping us with our prayers.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader.  Our class loved the moose and car stories.

Parparim 1 1/15/18 – 1/19/18

In Jewish Studies we continued talking about Tu B’ Shevat, which begins at sundown on January 30, 2018. We love singing songs about the birthday of the trees. We have been naming things that come from trees such as; oranges, cherries, lemons, wood, paper, apples and pears.

We are learning about the letter “O” this week. We sounded out words with the “O” sound such as; owl, otter, orange, oval, octopus, October, one, olive, ostrich, oil and over.

During Gardening with Ms. Heather we continued talking about the sense of touch. She picked things out of our garden so that we could feel the different textures that we have growing on our plants and vegetables. First we touched butter crunch lettuce that was very soft. Then we touched dried out green bean shells that were smooth. The last thing we touched was broccoli. When Ms. Heather asked how it felt we all answered rough. Aren’t we smart scientists for knowing the right answer? Before we left class, we each glued on different textures onto a paper hand to help us remember the different types of textures our hands touch every day.

Our Junior Chefs made orange cupcakes on Wednesday. Here is how we did it. We added eggs, water and oil to the cake mix. Then we added our secret ingredient ( orange juice). We took turns stirring the batter until it was smooth. We poured our batter into cupcake liners and did the hardest thing. WAITING! Our whole school smelled like oranges and everyone was curious what we were baking. At snack time we spread cream cheese all over our cupcakes and then we dug in. Boy were they delicious!

 

 

Our Junior Artists made the cutest winter hats out of paper with  water colors and pom poms. We have been talking about winter and how people have to dress warmer. Some people wear hats or mittens while others wear coats and ear muffs. We also read a book about hibernation. Did you know that a woodchuck hibernates for four months? I bet he’s hungry when he wakes up!

   

We talked about the sense of hearing with Ms. Heather on Thursday during Science. She used a jump rope to show us how sound waves travel up and down. Then she talked about pitch by tapping on different glasses filled with different amounts of water. Surprisingly each glass made a different sound. We played the phone game by listening and talking with a friend using string and two paper cups. After that we played music by strumming on rubber bands that were wrapped around different boxes. We sounded so good, that we might start up our own band.

During Music with Ms. Emily, we tapped out the beat using sticks and singing the song about cats and mice. Then we jumped all around using shaky eggs. It was a good way to get our wiggles out.

Whoo loves owls? We do. We made letter “O” owls using paper and glue. We laughed at the big eyes our owls have. Did you know that the great gray owl is the largest of the owl species and the smallest owl is called the little owl?

 

During Show-N-Tell we talked about: A plastic owl, An owl blanket and stuffed owl toy, A cupcake doll, A glittery pointer, A stuffed jaguar, A baby doll, A stuffed snow owl, Hello Kitty stuffed anima and Star War cards.

Our Ema and Abba did a fantastic job this week getting us ready for Shabbat.

 

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. We loved the Peppa plays soccer story.

   

Dear Parents next week we will be having Snow Day on Wed January 24th and Thursday January 25th. Please send your child to School in their P.J.’s for extra comfort and fun. We are also asking each parent to send in a bag of cotton balls to use in our Snow room. We can’t wait for you to see all the wonderful photos! it will be Snow Cute!!!!

Parparim 1 1/8/18 – 1/12/18

Welcome back. We missed everyone so much. We are excited to welcome two new friends to our class. Everyone has been so helpful and friendly to our new friends in showing them our classroom toys and books.

In Jewish Studies we are talking about T Bu’Shevat, which is the birthday of the trees. We sang songs about an apple and almond tree.

We are learning about the letter “N”. We took turns sounding out the “N” sound and came up with the following “N” words: Nate, nest, nice, neck, nose, nap, Nemo, net and nut.

Do you want to build a snowman? We do! Our class made the cutest snowmen out of paper and paint. Here’s how we did it. First we glued on white paper for our snowman. Then we glued on an orange piece of paper for his nose. We drew on a polka dot mouth and then took white paint to make snow falling from the sky.

“N” is for noodles. On Wednesday we talked and looked at rigatoni, lasagne, cavatappi, giant shells, and bow ties noodles by comparing their sizes, shapes and texture. The best part was eating the yummy buttery cavatappi noodles. We loved them!

  

Rain. Rain .Go away. On the playground, we want to play. We had the best time playing soccer, eating pretend ice cream, running and catching balls in one of our school hallways.

 

                

Our Junior Artists made beautiful night time pictures using paper, glue and shiny stars for the letter “N”. We displayed them on our outside bulletin board. Come and take a look at our masterpieces.

During Science with Ms. Heather we talked about the sense of touch. She passed around trays with different objects that were smooth, bumpy, soft and rough. Then Ms. Heather brought out Henry the hungry monster who swallowed up objects in her house. She asked us to reach into his mouth and reach around for an object. When we found something, we had to describe how it felt and then try to guess what the object was. Ms. Heather said we were too smart because we guessed all of the objects.

During Show-N-Tell we talked about: A picture of little brother Nate, A necklace and an ice nest, Plastic wrestlers Papa Shango and the Ultimate Warrior, A huge crane, A guitar, Plastic Stuart Minion, A noisy truck book and magnetic tiles.

Our Ema and Abba did a fantastic job at Shabbat leading our class in songs and prayers.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. We loved the Daniel the Tiger stories.

Parparim 1 12/18/17 – 12/22/17

In Jewish Studies we sang our favorite songs like the rainbow song and then we listened to the story called, ” A big quiet house.” We laughed during the story when we had to make animal noises representing the animals that lived in the house.

We are learning about the letter “M”. We sounded out words that have the “M” sound such as:  Ms. Melissa, Ms. MaryAnne, monkey, moon, mouse, map, milk, mop, moth, mail and mitten. As you can see, we thought of a lot of words that start with “M”. Aren’t we magnificent?

During Gardening with Ms. Heather we talked about sweet potatoes and how they are root vegetables.  Then we took sweet potatoes and placed them in a cup of water. Ms. Heather passed out googly eyes and paper mouths so we could turn our sweet potatoes into potato head people. We each filled a plastic container with water to place our potatoes in. We placed them by our class room window to watch how they will sprout roots. We can’t wait to see whose potato grows sprouts first. The race is on!

Question of the week: ” What do you want to do during winter break?”

Jeremy – I want to go to the beach and get cooled off in the water.

Alyssa – I want to play Legos with momma.

Lily – I want to go to the playground and swing with mommy.

Belle – I want to go to the beach with mommy and Henry and bury myself in the sand. I will put a towel over my eyes so sand won’t get in them.

Jack – I want to play with my toys and Lexi.

Lauren – I want to go on a giant swing at the park with mommy and daddy.

Ellen – i want to play the Sponge Bob game with mommy and Milly.

Do you know the muffin man? We do! Our Junior Chefs made yummy chocolate chip muffins on Wednesday. First Ms. Melissa went over the ingredients we needed for our muffins and the directions on how to make our muffins. We took out the big yellow bowl and poured in our chocolate chip mix. Then we added butter and eggs. We put our muscles to good use when we took turns stirring the batter. After it was all mixed up, we put the batter into muffin cups and baked them for fifteen minutes. During snack we devoured our muffins. Boy were they good!

Our Junior Artists made the squeakiest little mice on Wednesday out of paper and pom poms. We glued a big letter “M” on a piece of paper. Then we glued down ears, whiskers, eyes and we can’t forget the pom pom nose. They look so cute.  We have them hanging on our outside bulletin board. Come and see them before they scurry away.

 

In Science with Ms. Heather we talked about the four forces of flight; thrust, lift, drag and gravity. Then we took straws, paper clips and prices of paper to make hoop gliders.  Here is how we made them. We chose a small piece of paper and a large piece of paper and made each of them into a circle and attached them with a paper clip. Then we took a straw and attached it to the paper circles. Next came the flying of our gliders. We took turns throwing them down the hallway. We could not believe how far they went.

We are getting ready for winter. We have been coloring snowmen and snow flakes in our class room. We put on a black top hat just like a snowman would wear. Don’t we look adorable?

 

During Show-N-Tell we talked about: Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins wrestling figures, Timon and Pumbaa from the Lion King, Marshall from Paw Patrols, Rainbow Dash and Minnie Mouse, Roller skates and a baby doll.

Our Ema and Abba did the best job leading us in our prayers and songs for our Friday Shabbat.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. We loved the books about Peppa Pig

It’s hard to believe the School year is almost half over!  We have enjoyed teaching your children and watching them grow! We are excited to start the New Year and have so many fun things planned.

Wishing you and your’s a very Happy and Safe New Year!

 

Parparim 1 12/11/17 – 12/15/17

In Jewish Studies we have mastered our songs and dances for our Hanukkah program. We are so excited to show you how hard we have been working and can’t wait to spin like a dreidel for you.

 

On Monday our Junior Chefs created a menorah out of fruit. We used cut up bananas, tangerines, blueberries and pretzel rods. First we had to count out ten banana slices for our menorah. Then we counted out fifty four blueberries, wow, for the branches of our menorah. After that we used pieces of a tangerine for the flames on top of our menorah. Our favorite part of the menorah was eating it. It was so yummy!

This week we are learning about the letter “L”. We sounded out words that have the “L” sound such as: Lily, laugh, leaf, like, love, leap, lemon, lick, lion, lamb and lollipop.

Question of the week; ” What do you hope your mom and dad will get for  Hanukkah?”

Jeremy – I hope my mom gets a new pink dress and my dad gets a new black jacket for work.

Lauren – I hope my mom gets a bowling set and my dad gets a magical plate with cherries on it that floats.

Alyssa – I hope my mom gets a jump rope and my dad gets a Cookie Monster book.

Ellen – I hope my mom gets pink flowers and my dad gets pink lip stick.

Lily – I hope my mom gets a new cup for Ella and my dad gets a magical wand that gives wishes.

Jack – I hope my mom gets a new glass to drink water in and my dad gets a big red truck.

Our Junior Artists made beautiful stained glass menorahs out of tissue paper and glue. We can’t tell you too much about it, because we are planning on giving them to our moms and dads for Hanukkah.

We did Hanukkah Science with Ms. Heather on Tuesday, We talked about liquids and solids. We named liquids such as water, milk, orange juice and apple juice. Then we talked about how some liquids can change to a solid such as ice and how some solids can change to a liquid like a candle. Ms. Heather passed out frozen ice cubes that were blue ( for the candle) and yellow ( for the flame). She had us make a menorah out of the ice, in which we placed the yellow ice cubes on top of the blue ice cubes. Then we changed our solid ice cubes into a liquid by squirting water on top of the cubes. It was fun watching the ice cubes getting smaller and smaller. Soon our ice cubes were a puddle of water at our feet.

 

We had the best time at our Hanukkah party on Wednesday. We loved making Hanukkah cards, decorating our Hanukkah cookie house, making dreidels out of Hershey kisses and eating donuts. A big hug to our moms and dads for coming in to help us with our party. It was such a huge success!

 

In Science with Ms. Heather we talked about friction and how it slows objects down. She then set up a ramp and asked us if the toy car would go fast or slow. Most of us answered fast. She placed the car on the ramp, and it zoomed down towards the bottom of the ramp. Then Ms. Heather placed a towel on the ramp and asked us if the car would go fast or slow. We answered fast again. When she placed the car on the towel, it did not roll very fast down the ramp. Friction was the reason that the car did not go very fast. Then we took dreidels and tried spinning them on a table with a towel on it and then again without the towel. We had better luck with our dreidels on the table without the towel because there was no friction.

 

“L” is for lady bug and  we made the cutest ones using paper and glue. We hope they don’t fly away before we bring them home.

During Show-N-Tell, we talked about: Timon and Pumbaa stuffed animals from The Lion King, Simba stuffed animal from The Lion King, Wrestling figurines The Rock and Dean Ambrose, Hanukkah glasses, A lantern, and the book Llama Llama Wakey Wake and a lock.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. Our class loved the book, Old Black Witch and the silly spells the witch would sing.

Our Ema and Abba did a wonderful job leading our class in prayers during Shabbat.

Parparim 1 12/4/17 – 12/8/17

In Jewish Studies we are practicing our dreidel songs, which we will be performing next week. All family members are invited. Come sing and dance with us as we get ready to celebrate Hanukkah.

   

We sounded out words that start with the letter “K” such as: kiss, kite, kitten, kippah, kosher, keys, kangaroo, kick, kids and king.

Our Junior Artists made the jumpiest kangaroos out of paper and glue. After we finished them, we jumped around the room just like kangaroos do.

Question of the week; What are you hoping to get for Hanukkah?

Jack – A remote control air plane.

Lauren – A toy monkey with a playground.

Lily – A hatchable animal.

Ellen – A baby doll that walks.

Belle – A big playground with a clock on it for my back yard.

Alyssa – Swim animals for the bath tub.

Jeremy – Red and white paper to cut and color on.

“Oh Hannukah, Oh Hannukah, lets light the Menorah. ” We made colorful menorahs out of paper plates, ribbon, glue and popsicle sticks. First we painted paper plates with blue paint. Then we painted popsicle sticks with red, orange, green, pink , blue and purple paint. After everything dried, we glued our popsicle sticks onto our paper plates. Then we holed punched each side and added a ribbon. We can’t wait for our moms and dads to see them. They are so beautiful.

Our Junior Chefs made fruit kebabs for snack on Wednesday. Here’s how we did it. We took blueberries, bananas, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries and put them onto wooden skewers. Some of us made a pattern, while others of us chose our favorite fruit. We had the best time eating our kebabs. They were delicious. Jeremy said that next time he wants to make chicken kebabs because they are his favorite!

Our class became architects when our teachers placed different sized blocks down on the carpet and asked us to build a menorah. We talked about what blocks to use and then with team work, we built our menorah. Didn’t we do a great job?

During Gardening with Ms. Heather, we made bread sticks. We took thyme, dill and oregano from our garden that Ms. Heather dried out and pulled off the leaves. Then we took scissors and cut the leaves into tiny pieces. Then we took a huge bowl and mixed flour, water, salt and yeast together.  Then we added our spices. After our batter was mixed, Ms. Heather kneaded the dough and had us count to forty. Then she gave us a piece of dough and had us roll it into a snake. Then we placed them on a cookie sheet and baked them for twenty minutes. At lunch, we tasted our hard work. It was delicious!

I’m sending the blog out early today because I am heading out to the Florida Keys for my niece’s wedding. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

 

Parparim 1 11/28/17 – 12/1/17

In Jewish Studies we started talking about Hannukah and learning songs for our upcoming Hannukah program in which we will singing in. We sent home song sheets earlier this week. If you have a chance, can you please practice with your child? We appreciate all of your help in making

Our Letter of the week is “J”. We sounded out words that start with the “J” sound such as: Jeremy, Jack, jump, jet, jack hammer, jeans, Jewish, joy, jungle and jacket.

During Science with Ms. Heather, we looked at images of the rovers that gathered information on the planet Mars. Scientists were hoping to find water, but instead found groves in the soil, which might have come from a river bed long ago. We then made our own rovers out of toilet paper holders, pipe cleaners, beads, straws, juice lids, rubber bands and Play Doh. We loved using our creativity to build our rover. Amazingly, they all turned out differently.

 

Our Junior Chefs had a jamming good time using our fine motor skills to make jam sandwiches. We took bread and cut out the letter “J” using cookie cutters. Then we took strawberry jam and spread it all over our bread. All of our friends loved their “J” sandwiches and using cookie cutters.

We said good bye to fall on Wednesday with a leaf fight on the playground. We took dried leaves and sprinkled them on the grass. Then we picked up a handful of leaves and threw them gently at our friends. We also took cute pictures with the leaves.

Our Junior Artists made the cutest jelly fish out of paper, glue and curling ribbon. We talked about how jelly fish can sting you, so you should never step on one.

Question of the week: What do you like to put on latkes when you eat them?

Alyssa – I like whipped cream, chocolate and marshmallows.

Belle – I like chocolate and M & M’s.

Jeremy – I like raspberry jelly.

Lily – I like whipped cream.

Ellen – I like chocolate.

Jack – I like Skittles.

Lauren – I like chocolate.

During Gardening with Ms. Heather, we talked about liquids and solids using water and rocks. Then we made goo by mixing cornstarch and water together. We couldn’t believe how the water got harder to stir when the cornstarch was added. Then we planted edible flowers called Nasturtiums. Hopefully we will be able to taste them soon.

 

During Show-N-Tell we talked about: Marie from the movie Aristocats, A Transformer and triceratops dinosaur, A jaguar stuffed animal, A Menorah, A light up jump rope, A beautiful mermaid and a jeweled jewelry box.

Our Ema and Abba did a wonderful job leading us to Shabbat and helping us with our prayers.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. We loved the Hanukkah counting book.