Parparim 1 2/2/15 – 2/6/15

This week we are learning about the letter “Q.” The children named words that started with the “Q” sound such as; queen, quick, quill, quit and quack.

Our class is finally done with the beautiful shofar that we will be auctioning off during Purim. We wanted you to be the first ones to see our bejeweled masterpiece.

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In art we painted quill pictures. Ms. Janet explained that before pens and crayons were invented, people would use ink and a quill to write with. We also made queen crowns out of paper, crayons and jewels. When the class put their crowns on they looked like true royalty.

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Our whole class was so excited about donuts with dad on Wednesday. The children planted parsley with their dad, mom or teacher and then munched on delicious Krispy Kreme donuts. Yum! Thank you to all the parents who helped to make this a memorable event with their child.

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Ms. Janet did a Science experiment on volume. She took packing peanuts and a glass jar and asked the children how many peanuts it would take to fill the jar. Some guessed two, some guessed five. The whole class counted as Ms. Janet filled the glass jar with thirty of the peanuts. She then dumped out the glass jar and filled it halfway with nail polish remover. When one of the students saw the remover, they said that their mom uses it to wash her hair with. Ms. Janet and I had a good laugh. We then had the class guess how many peanuts it would take to fill the jar the second time. Some guessed four and some guessed one hundred. Ms. Janet placed the peanuts in the jar one at a time. As soon as she placed it in the jar, it would disintegrate. The whole class thought it was magic making the peanuts disappear and turning the acetone pink. We used the whole bag of peanuts, two hundred and seventy of them, and the jar was still not full. The next day when we came into class, Ms. Janet dumped out the liquid and let the children touch the gooey packing peanuts. Emma said it looked like a brain. Yuck!

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We looked at images of quilts and then had the children make one of their own with little square pieces of paper. They made colorful patterns on their paper, which turned out so lovely. We then stapled all of the pieces of paper together to make one giant paper quilt. It looks amazing! The children titled it, ” Our Queen Quilt.” You can look at this royal artwork on our outside bulletin board.

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Our Shoobee Doobee Shabbat was so much fun. The children did a spectacular job singing and dancing to our Tu B’ Shevat songs as I’m sure you all agree. They were so proud of the gifts they made for you and loved sharing Shabbat with you. It was nice to see all of the parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents and siblings at the program. It was a day we all will remember.

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Thank you to Madison’s aunt for being our mystery reader. The children loved hearing the Dr. Seuss book ” Oh, The Places You’ll Go.”

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Noam did a wonderful job as our Ema this week and Aaron and Zachai did a great job as our Abbas. Next week our Ema will be Leah and the Abba will be Simon.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

2/9 Candid professional pictures of your children on the playground.

2/9 & 2/10  Hamantaschen baking with the J.J.C. Sisterhood

2/12  Class pictures

2/21  Parents night out