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.


Parparim 1 11/20/17-11/21/17

Gobble till you wobble. We would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. We are so excited for our show today. We have been practicing for weeks and can’t wait to sing and dance for you. We made delicious mini pumpkin muffins, which we can’t wait to eat our feast.

Our Junior Chefs had so much fun making the pumpkin muffins on Monday. We loved smelling the canned pumpkin and how the muffins made our whole school smell delicious. We can’t wait to try them.  We know they are going to be yummy in our tummy.

La, la, la. We had a great dress rehearsal for our Thanksgiving program. We love singing the We Are Thankful and Hurray, It’s Thanksgiving Day songs. A big hug to all of our family members who came out to watch us in our show. We loved performing for you!


Parparim 1 11/13/17 – 11/17/17

We have been practicing and practicing for our Thanksgiving program next week. We are so excited to get on the big stage and sing for you. Next week we are going to make pumpkin muffins, which we will be eating at our Thanksgiving feast. Yum. Yum.

We are learning about the letter “I” and realizing how tricky the sound of it is. We thought the word eye started with the letter “I” because it sounds like it does. Our teachers had to really help us out in sounding out words that start with the “I” sound. Here are some that we came up with; Ice, ivy, ice cream, Indian, itchy, iron and island.

Gobble. Gobble. We made the cutest turkeys out of pine cones, glue and feathers. Here is how we made them. First we took a pine cone that we found on the play ground. Then we picked out some feathers to place in our pine cone using glue. After we were done, we placed our turkeys on a paper plate and added eyes, a beak and a wattle. We will be using our turkeys to decorate the tables for our Thanksgiving feast. We can’t wait for you to see them.

Question of the week :” What are you going to eat during Thanksgiving and what are you thankful for?”

Jeremy – Im going to eat chicken for Thanksgiving and I’m thankful for my room.

Belle – I’m going to eat apples for Thanksgiving and I’m thankful for my brother.

Ellen – I’m going to eat candy for Thanksgiving and I’m thankful for my dad.

Alyssa – I’m going to eat mini cupcakes for Thanksgiving and I’m thankful for grapes.

Lily – I’m going to eat turkey for Thanksgiving and I’m thankful for my stuffed animals.

Jack – I’m going to eat raspberries for Thanksgiving and I’m thankful for rasberries.

Lauren – I’m going to eat turkey and chicken and I’m thankful for capers.

During Gardening with Ms. Heather, we went out to the garden and picked green beans, wax beans and dragon tongue beans. During lunch time we had the chance to try the green beans that we grew out in the garden. They were delicious. We also went out to the big kids playground to look for bugs using magnifying glasses. Then we taped white paper to pine trees and used chalk to make a tree rubbing. They look beautiful.


Our Junior Chefs made the yummiest milk shake ever on Wednesday using ice cream, Hershey’s syrup and milk. We each took turns scooping out vanilla ice cream and putting it into a blender. Then we squeezed chocolate syrup on top of the ice cream, followed by milk. Ms. MaryAnne plugged in the blender and gave our ice cram a whirl. A minute later we were slurping our milk shapes using giant straws. Needless to say we wanted seconds, but unfortunately the blender was empty. Our teachers promised that we would make milk shakes again.  We hope it’s tomorrow……

In the spirit of ice cream, we made ice cream sundaes out of paper and glue. We glued a giant letter “I”  onto a piece of paper. Then we glued down three scoops of ice cream and added small pieces of paper to represent sprinkles. They look so yummy when we finished them that some of us wished that we could eat them.


Duringl  Show-N-Tell we talked about: A Swiss mountain dog and a dachshund stuffed animal, Pretend ice cream, A big brother book, Simba stuffed animal, Donal Duck figurine, A baby doll and a whistle and real ice cream and sprinkles.

Our Ema and Abba did a wonderful job leading us in our songs and prayers.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. We loved the book about man naming the animals and especially liked signing along with the guitar. Thank you for donating the book to our class. We can’t wait to read it again.


Parparim 1 11/6/17 – 11/10/17

In Jewish Studies we reviewed the first five stories of the Torah. We even acted out a few of them.

Our letter of the week is “H”. We sounded out words that have the “H” sound: Hero, horse, hello, hug, hog, heart, Hebrew, happy, home, hawk, high, Hannukah, helicopter, house and honey.

Our Junior Artists are getting ready for Thanksgiving. We made several crafts this week for our Thanksgiving feast celebration.  Here is  a sneak peek of what we will be sending home soon;

In Gardening with Ms. Heather we listened to the story The tiny seed by Eric Carle. Then we talked about different types of seeds and how some fly through the air and how some can even float on top of water.  Then we took straws and blew on different types of seeds. Some seeds were so light, they flew off the table. Ms. Heather then gave us small pieces of toilet paper tubes. We folded them so we could put some soil in them. Then we took seeds and placed them in the soil. We planted flowers, which we hope will start blooming in a few weeks.

Our Junior Chefs made a delicious batch of hummus for snack on Wednesday. Here is how we did it. First we poured in two cans of garbanzo beans. Then we added olive oil and a little bit of the water from our garbanzo bean cans. Next came the spices. We used garlic salt, parsley and a dash of pepper. Next came the noisy part. The blender. We pushed the start button and the magic began. The beans and the olive oil along with the spices, swirled round and round. We had to stop the blender a couple of times to stir our bean mixture. After a minute, our hummus was ready to eat. We used carrot sticks and veggie straws to dip into our hummus. A few of us were afraid to try the hummus, but we did. Guess what? We all loved it! We gave our teachers a thumbs up to let them know how much we enjoyed the hummus. Many of us asked not only asked for seconds, but thirds. Our hummus was a great hit and healthy too!


We are getting ready for our Thanksgiving program. We have been practicing our songs every day. Please check our pack backs, Our teachers sent home the two songs we need to know, so we can practice them at home. All family members are invited to come. All students will be performing even if they don’t attend school every day. Don’t forget to come hungry for our Thanksgiving feast after the show. Our class will be making yummy pumpkin muffins. Can’t wait for you to try them.

The biggest hug ever to our parents and students for remembering Ms. Melissa and I on our birthdays. The flowers you sent us were beautiful and were the talk of the preschool. Thank you for making us feel loved and appreciated.


In Music with Ms. Emily we tapped out the beat with sticks to the silly song called, ” Don’t say aint.” We love singing this song every week.

Neigh. We made the cutest horses out of paper and glue for our letter “H”. They will be hanging proudly on our outside classroom bulletin board. Hopefully you will be able to come and see them before they trot away.

We became astronauts during Science with Ms. Heather. We entered our space ship and layed down on blankets so we could gaze up at the planets on our ceiling. Ms. Heather used a flashlight to light up a planet one at a time, to give us cool facts about the planets. Did you know that a year on Mercury last only 88 days and that Venus rotates backwards? After we learned about the planets we rocketed over to the hallwayto learn about the planets and how far they are from the sun. We used toilet paper to show how far each planet is from the sun. Can you believe how much toilet paper we used to show how far Neptune is from the sun? Unbelievable!

During Show-N-Tell we talked about: A beautiful bead necklace, Clara Belle Cow stuffed animal , A giant size flamingo stuffed animal, A hammer, A squid stuffed animal, A heart shaped princess lunch box and A singing helicopter.

Our Emma and Abba did a wonderful job leading us in our songs and prayers. Thank you to our moms, dads, grandparents and siblings who came to sing with us during our family Shabbat.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. We loved the Pete the cat book and the Tough Truck book. We can’t forget about the stickers you passed out too.


Parparim 1 10/30/17-11/3/17

In Jewish Studies we listened to the story of Rebecca who was married to Isaac. She was very kind to animals and people.

Our letter of the week is “G”.  We sounded out a lot of words that start with the “G” sound: garden, gather, goat, gum, globe, giant, game, green, grapes, giraffe, gummy bears, grow, grand ma, grand father, grow and God.

Our Junior Artists Painted the prettiest fall leaves of yellow, red and orange using paint and glitter. We are going to change them in our classroom windows to get us in the fall spirit.

During Gardening with Ms. Heather we made bird feeders. We each took a pine cone and spread solid crisco all over it using a popsicle stick. Then we put bird seed in a container and rolled our pine cones back and forth so the seeds would stick. We tied a string around the top of it, so we can tie it to a tree when we get home so we can watch the birds enjoy it.

We made giraffes out of paper and glue. We used our fine motor skills when we tore brown paper for our giraffes spots and when we used glue sticks to glue out letter “G” down on paper.



Our Junior Chefs made delicious grilled cinnamon toast on Thursday. First we spread softened butter on a piece of bread. Then we mixed sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and sprinkled it on top of the bread. Next we melted butter in an electric skillet and placed our slices of bread in it. We grilled the bread for a minute and then flipped it over on the other side. We loved the way our room smelled from the cinnamon and really loved the way our grilled toast tasted. What great chefs we are.

During Music with Ms. Emily we got silly with scarves and then listened to the story I got the rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison. Then we stomped out the beat to Ms. Emily’s bongo drums.

In Science with Ms. Heather we learned about pulleys. We walked around different stations where different types of pulleys were set up. We loved the pulley where we put plastic animals in a container and then pulled the string to move the container across the room. We also loved using our muscles to lift a full juice container up in the air by pulling on a stick attached to a pulley. We learned that machines make work easier for people.

During Show-N-Tell we talked about: Cat Boy figurine, A giraffe and Elmo, A Thanksgiving turkey, Yummy grapes, Oranges in a sparkly box and A big green spider.

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

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. We loved the story about a Shabbat dinosaur.


Parparim 1 10/23/17 – 10/27/17

In Jewish Studies we opened the Torah to the third story, which is about Abraham and Sarah. Abraham was the first Jew to believe in only one God. We also read about Abraham and his wife Sarah who God told them they would have as many children as there are stars. Yikes! That is a lot of children.

We are learning about the letter “F” this week. We sounded out words with the “F” sound such as: Frog, funny, fork, farm, flash light, fire fighter, four, fly, five and feather.

Our Junior Artists had a sparkly good time when we painted real pumpkins with glitter. We all sat down at a table covered with green paper to contain the glitter. Then we took a paint brush and spread glue all over our pumpkin. Then came the best part. Glitter!  We could chose from green, orange or bronze glitter. Some of us chose two colors. We are very proud of our beautiful pumpkins and we can’t wait for our moms and dads to see them.


Question of the week. What does your mom and dad do while you are at school?

Lauren – My mom thinks about me and my dad thinks about chocolate milk.

Jeremy – My mom is taking care of Nate and my dad drives to work.

Belle – My mom sits in a blue chair at work and my dad sits in a brown chair.

Jack – My mom sits at her desk and looks at things on her phone and my dad        reads about things when Max and Ellie were babies.

Lily – My mom teaches her kids how to cut with scissors and my dad works on the computer.

Alyssa – My mom goes to meetings and my dad talks to my mommy on the phone.

Ellen – My mom does laundry and my dad works on a computer.

During  free time we love to dress up and  pretend that we are going to Disney. We all put on costumes, grab purses, phones, wallets and credit cards and then march around the room singing out loud that we are going to Disney and we have a plane to catch. Don’t we have great imaginations?

A big hug to Ms. Whitney from P.J. Library for coming into our class room and reading us the stories about doing mitzvahs.


During Gardening with Ms. Heather we talked about good and bad bugs that live in the garden. Lady bugs and the Lady beetle are good bugs to have in a garden, while spiders and mealybugs are bad because they love to eat the plants. Then we made super hero bug masks using paper plates, crayons and popsicle sticks.  Most of us made Lady bug masks. Aren’t we the cutest bugs you’ve ever seen?

“F” is for fall, so we took the letter “F” and glued it on a red piece of paper. Then we took paper leaf cut outs and glued them all over the letter “F” to represent falling leaves. Looking at our picture sure gets us in the fall spirit. The only thing missing is cooler weather.


Our Junior Chefs had a sticky good time making French toast. We had the chance to crack an egg again in the big yellow bowl if we wanted to. Then we took a whisk to stir the milk, eggs, cinnamon ( our secret ingredient) and vanilla extract. After that Ms. MaryAnne showed us how she was going to dip pieces of bread into the egg mixture and then place the bread in an electric skillet to cook. Our room smelled so good while we waited for the French toast to finish cooking. Our teachers cut our snack into pieces for us and then gave us a drizzle of the yummy, sticky maple syrup. All of us asked for seconds. Needless to say we loved eating French toast. Belle said she wants it for snack again next week!

Our class did a Science Experiment on Wednesday by taking pieces of string in different lengths, and guessing which length of string would wrap around our decorative pumpkin and a real pumpkin that we have in our class room. Most of us guessed the correct piece of string to use. Yay! Then we figured out which kitchen tool would cut open our real baby pumpkin. Some of us tried using the handle of a spoon, while others thought a whisk might work. After several attempts, Ms. MaryAnne took out a small paring knife and cut the pumpkin in half. Inside we saw a lot of seed and stringy orange pulp. We took turn smelling the pumpkin and pulling out the seeds. We plan on cooking them in the oven on Thursday.

We read a special book today called Mr. Mogs hears some frogs. We couldn’t believe it when Ms. Melissa told us her big brother Ken wrote and illustrated the book. He is a great author and we loved the pictures of Mr. Mogs.


In Science with Ms. Heather we did an experiment with magnets. We had several object on a table to see which one would stick to our magnet. We used pencils, paper clips, nickels, scissors, books, rulers and a clothes pins. We also went fishing for alphabet fish to try and find the letters of our name.  The funniest part was using our magnets and putting them in a container full of cut up pieces of pipe cleaners. Ms. Heather said it looks like crazy hair, which made us laugh.

* Sorry for sending the blog early this week, but I won’t be at work on Friday. Have a great week end!

Parparim 1 10/16/17 – 10/20/17

We had a wonderful time on Monday when we marched into the social hall and sung Henei Ma Tov to our grandparents who were visiting our school and enjoying a delicious breakfast. It was nice to see siblings and cousins all coming together to sing for our grand parents and to show our grandparents our class room.

During Jewish Studies we listened to the story of Noah’s Ark and sang songs about him. Did you know that Noah sent a dove out to find dry land and that it rained for forty days while he was on the ark? What a soggy mess! We acted out the story of Noah’s Ark and some of us flew around like the dove looking for land.  On Wednesday we made Noah’s Ark out of pound cake, Hershey’s candy bars and animal crackers. It was the best ark we ever ate.

We read the book Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson and then our Junior Artists got busy making the mouse Minka from the story out of paper and glue.  We glued colorful leaves all around Minka because in the book she loved to play in the leaves.  We loved choosing what type of pom pom we wanted to use for our mouse’s nose. Some of us chose a sparkly one, while others chose a plain pink pom pom. They look so cute! We are going to hang them up on our bulletin board outside of our class room. The next time you come in to visit our room, take a look at our beautiful mouse picture.

During snack on Monday, we went out to the school’s big Sukkah. We loved playing ” I Spy” and finding pumpkins, pears, grapes and bananas. We took down our lanterns that we made to decorate the Sukkah to show our moms and dads. We are sad that our Sukkah can’t stay up for the rest of the school year, but we know that next year we will make an even better Sukkah.

We sounded out words that started with the letter “E” such as: egg, elephant, Ellen, Ema, eagle, ear, eel, eye and envelope.

Our Junior Artists got creative making our own pumpkin patch with paper pumpkin cut outs and tissue paper. We each took a pumpkin and squirted glue all over it. Then we laid orange squares of tissue paper all over the glue. Then we took green tissue paper and squished them into balls to use for our pumpkin’s stem. We then took green bulletin board paper and bunched them up to resemble pumpkin stems. We stapled them to our wall and then stapled our paper pumpkins to them creating our own indoor pumpkin patch. Our class loves to pretend they are in the pumpkin patch picking out their own pumpkin.


Our Junior Chefs made scrambled eggs in honor of the letter “E”.  We were excited to hear that we were each going to have a chance to crack an egg into the big yellow bowl. Ms. Melissa showed us how to hit the egg on the side of the bowl, and then how to use both of our hands to pull the egg apart. We patiently waited for our turn to crack our egg, and we are going to brag that we didn’t get any egg shells in our egg mixture. Ms, MaryAnne said that we we’re pros at cracking eggs. We made sure to wash our hands after we cracked our egg and then sat down to wait for our eggs to cook. Some of us didn’t want to try the scrambled eggs at first, but boy were we glad we changed our mind. They were delicious and we can’t wait to eat them again.

Our Junior Artists got in the egg mood when they made the letter “E” into an egg. We used glue on our letter “E’ to attach it to a big piece of paper. Then we took white paper, which was cut into the shape of a cracked egg shell, and glued it onto the letter “E”. Our teachers said we all did an egg-cellent job. Aren’t our teachers silly?


We had a dancing good time during Music with Ms. Emily. We used egg shakers to dance with and then used scarves for our silly pizza song dance.

During Science with Ms. Heather we read a book about floating and sinking. Then we did an experiment to see what objects would float or sink. We used plastic forks, rocks, wood, plastic tops and balloons. After our experiment, Ms. Heather passed out pieces of tin foil so we could each make our own boat. Then we got to test our boats in a tub full of water. We were happy to see that we were great boat builders and that our boats didn’t sink. Ms. Heather then passed out pennies to each of us to see how many our boat could hold. Making boats was great fun.

During Show-N-Tell we talked about: An Elsa doll, Babies in a rocking chair, A felt egg and an elephant, A black stuffed cat, A pink chihuahua stuffed dog, An Elmo book and stuffed animal and a plastic alligator and dinosaur.

Our Ema and Abba did a wonderful job this week leading us in our walk and prayers to Shabbat. We even had a surprise visitor during Shabbat. It was Noah who was taking a land vacation  from his Ark. He did a great job in leading us in our prayers and we just loved his long white beard.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader. Our class loved listening to the book about Mitzvahs and learning the different ways we can each do a Mitzvah at home or school.

** Please remember to check your child’s back packs on a daily basis. We have placed a fund raising packet in the back packs that need to be returned in early November as well as lovely art work. Thank you.




Parparim 1 10/2/17 – 10/6/17

In Jewish Studies we sang songs about Sukkot, which we will be celebrating this week. Our favorite song was “Shake your Lulav,” which is to the tune of  “Shake your bootie.” We each took turns passing around a cloth Lulav and Etrog. Next week we will have the chance to touch and smell a real one when we have snack out in the school’s Sukkah.

On Monday we made a giant Sukkah right in our class room. We took brown bulletin board and crumpled it up to look like a vine. We had to really use our strong muscles to crumple up the paper. Then we stapled our vines to the wall. We gathered all of the paper fruit we painted last week, and stapled them onto the vines. Voila! Instant Sukkah right in our class room. We had so much fun sitting underneath it and counting all of the fruit that we used to decorate it with. We counted 16 bananas, 8 apples, 3 pineapples, 19 apples and 3 grapes.  Boy were we busy painters last week. Aren’t we lucky to have such a beautiful Sukkah to enjoy every day? Maybe the next time you come to our class room, you can sit under our Sukkah with us.

Our Junior Artists made the loveliest Sukkah using a cut out paper Sukkah and fruit. We chose what fruit we wanted to hang up in our Sukkah, such as oranges, bananas and apples along with leaves  and then glued them down. Next we placed paper leaves on top of our Sukkah and then glued on shiny stars. We are so excited about our picture and can’t wait for you to hang them up on our refrigerator at home.

During Gardening with Ms. Heather we colored paper stars using crayons. Then we squirted glue all of them and sprinkled wild flower seeds all over them. We are going to bring them home with the idea in mind to plant them in a pot ( the whole star) for our family to enjoy. Our job is to cover the star with soil and to keep it watered.

Our Junior Chefs were hungry so we mixed up a yummy batch of strawberry muffins. We added milk to our muffin mix and took turns stirring them together. Then we spooned the batter into mini cupcake liners. Twenty minutes later we were enjoying our muffins for snack time. We loved them so much that some of us were licking out the cupcake liners when we were finished.


We went out to the giant school Sukkah on Wednesday for Jewish Studies. Then we each hung up our paper lanterns to add beauty to our Sukkah. On Monday we are going to have snack out in the Sukkah. We ca hardly wait.

Parparim 1 9/25/17-9/29/17

In Jewish Studies this week we listened to a story about the meaning of Yom Kippur and how it is important to forgive our friends and family. We learned not to fight with each other, but to hug instead. We also talked about Sukkot, which will be coming up very soon.

Our Junior Artists are getting ready for Sukkot.  We are going to make a Sukkah in our classroom. On Monday we painted paper bananas, oranges, apples, grapes and pineapples to hang up on our Sukkah. We can’t wait to have snack time underneath our class room Sukkah. What fun it will be!

This week we are learning about the letter “D”. We sounded out words that started with the letter “D” such as: dog, duck, dinosaur, drum, daddy, dig and donut.

During Gardening with Ms. Heather we made a graph of what we are going to plant in our garden using paper cut outs.  Then we each took shovels and dug small holes in the dirt. Inside the holes we placed carrots and green beans seeds and covered them up with dirt. We also planted bok choy and broccoli. Our favorite part was when we took watering cans full of water and watered our new garden. We can’t wait to watch our garden grow to see which plant is going to grow the tallest. Our class thinks the carrots are going to win.

Question of the week: ” Who are you going to marry and how old will you be?”

Ellen – My mommy when I’m 5.

Jeremy – My baby Nate when I’m 95.

Lily – My mommy when I’m 5.

Alyssa – My mommy when I’m 8.

Jack – My friend Bo when I’m 10.

Lauren – My mommy and daddy when I’m 5.

Belle – My brother Henry and my parents when I’m 5.

Our Junior Chefs made there cutest doggie snack out of pancakes, blueberries, raspberries, vanilla wafers and graham crackers. First we took our pancakes and placed them on a plate. Then we took two blueberries for the dog’s eyes. We then took two graham crackers for the dog’s ears and two vanilla wafers for his cheeks. We used a raspberry as the dog’s nose. Making our doggie snack was a great way to follow directions and placing the different food items, where they would be on a dog.

We read a book called Dinosaur Dance and then made a dinosaur puppet out of a brown lunch bag and dinosaur cutouts that we colored with markers and crayons. We loved marching around the room and growling like dinosaurs.

Who has the beat? We do! In Music class we took sticks to beat out the rhythm of a song from the movie Moana. Then we beat out the rhythm to the ABC song.

During Science we learned about bridges. Then we worked in teams to make our own bridges out of blocks, strips of paper and go go squeeze lids. Our teachers were so impressed on how well we built our bridges and said that we are going to make great architects some day.

Quack. Quack. Quack. Our Junior Artists made the cutest ducks for our letter “D” with paper and glue. We can’t wait to show them to you.


During Show-N-Tell we talked about: A ballerina cat, A stuffed dog, A brown stuffed puppy, A Wild Predator book, A pink chihuahua stuffed puppy and Daisy Duck.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader this week. We loved the story about Laura Ingalls and her life on the prairie.

We decided to see how it would feel to be a duck and to have a bill. We took Pringles potato chips and placed them in our mouths to look like we had a bill. We laughed at the way our friends looked. They looked so silly! Alyssa said we looked just like Daisy Duck.


Thanks to our Ema and Abba who did a wonderful job this week.

To end our “D” week, we had a donut party with the other Parparim class. We loved talking to all of our friends about Shabbat and what we were going to do on the play ground. We really liked the powdered donut holes and how they turned our lips all white.  We also made donuts out of paper plates, glue and pieces of foam that reminded us of sprinkles. Don’t we make the cutest donuts you’ve ever seen?