This week we are learning all about the letter “O.” The children named words that started with “O” or had the “O” sound to it. Here is what they named: octopus, ocean, owl, Noam, oval and no.
Our class enjoyed our snow day. Several teachers transformed our music room into a winter wonderland with snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, snowflakes on the walls, a table filled with plastic arctic animals frozen in blocks of ice, winter themed books, a giant snowman, a dress up area with mittens and scarves and thousands of cotton balls all over the floor. We had the class take off their shoes and then watched as they ran to put on mittens and make snow angels. Ms. Janet and I joined some of the class in a snow ball fight. I must say the children got us pretty good. Ms. Janet had cotton balls in the pocket of her robe. The children glided on the floor like they were ice skating and chased each other with their cold hands from the ice table. This day is one we won’t forget. It was snow much fun!!!
In art we made paper owls out of paper and crayons. We then cut out a hole in a brown lunch bag to place the owls into. Ms. Janet explained to the class that some owls live in the hollows of trees for protection from the weather and other animals.
In Jewish Studies we have been talking about Tu B’ Shevat and practicing songs for our upcoming Shobbee Doobee Shabbat on February 6th.
Ms. Janet talked to the children about water tension and then did an experiment where we filled up a plastic bowl with water almost to the top. She then asked the class how many pennies it would take to make the water overflow. Some guessed five and some guessed one hundred. Believe it or not, it took 129 pennies added to the plastic container for the water to rise enough to overflow onto the table. Ms. Janet and I were afraid that we were going to run out of pennies, but we made it.
We looked at a book about the human body. The children were fascinated by the way our bodies look without our skin on. They thought the skeleton looked funny. We then went over all the organs and what they do. Ask your child if they remember what organ is in their head. The brain was voted as their favorite organ.
Looked at images of oceans, submarines and the animals that live in the ocean. We then made a colorful mural of fish and submarines and placed the masterpiece outside on our classroom bulletin board. Come take a look at our beautiful sea.
Please be on the lookout for mid-year A.S.Q. forms that will be coming home in the next few weeks.
Thank you to Noam’s mom for being our mystery reader. The class loved the book about trees.
We are working on decorating a shofar that our class will be auctioning off during Purim.
Andi did a great job as our Ema and Mayer did a fantastic job as our Abba. Next week our Ema will be Emma and our Abba will be Joseph.