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!!!!