Parparim 1 2/22/16 – 2/26/16

In Jewish Studies we talked about the importance of giving Tzedakah and then listened to a story called, ” The best place for a penny.” We loved listening and dancing to the rap song about counting in Hebrew. Here is what we learned: 1= Echad, 2= Shtaim, 3= Shalosh, 4= Arba and 5=Hamesh. We also colored a cardboard Tzedakah to bring home so we can put pennies in them.

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We looked at pictures of Hamsa hands on the projector. Some had an eye in the middle of them and some had a flower. We had fun coloring our own Hamsa with crayons. They are true masterpieces. Check them out on our outside class room bulletin board.

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We had fun Monday morning playing in our class room. We were busy painting, playing in boxes and in the sand box. We really love dressing up and playing with dolls.

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We got creative and made another Hamsa hand using contact paper and tissue paper. We then hung them up in our classroom windows. They look like beautiful rainbows hanging in our room. We love looking at them when the sun shines through them.

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In Science with Ms. Amanda, we learned about our five senses and the importance of our bones. We took an empty glove and talked about how floppy it was. We then added five straws to  our empty glove to represent the bones in our hands and compared how the glove then stood up. We love our bones and how they help our bodies move!

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We had there best time being junior architects and creating spiders, eyeball robots, a big bad wolf and a cube with our new Trio building set. Aren’t we amazing?

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We read the story The Gingerbread Man and then our Junior Chefs got busy mixing an egg and water to the batter. We stirred and stirred and poured the batter into the pan. We added raisins for eyes, a mouth and buttons. We then walked to the kitchen and put our gingerbread man into the oven. After awhile we went to check on our gingerbread man. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we opened the oven door and it was empty. Where did our gingerbread man go? Zachary and Hannah noticed raisins on the counter and floor, so we decided to follow them. They led us to Ms. Billie’s room. Joshua asked her if she had seen our gingerbread man and she said she hadn’t seen him, but she heard somebody singing a song. We sadly walked back to our room and found more raisins on the way. Yay! The gingerbread man was leaving us clues to where he was. We followed the trail into the front office and asked Ms. Dina if she had seen our gingerbread man. She said that she saw something brown running by and singing, ” You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!” Elliott led the way back to our room where D.J, found more raisins on the floor and our table. Everybody jumped up and down laughing when they saw our gingerbread man waiting for us in our class room. Samara said the gingerbread man was a sneaky cookie. We had so much fun with our gingerbread man even if he led us on a wild goose chase.

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During Gardening with Ms. Amanda, we went out to our class room garden and picked carrots. Too cool. We then planted sunflower seeds which we hope will bloom in three or four months. Elliott said the sunflowers might reach the sky and we could climb them. Only time will tell.

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We did a science experiment in class with water, aluminum foil and rubbing alcohol. Ms. Janet filled a bucket up with water and then added a small boat made out of tin foil. She then used an eye dropper and placed a few drops of rubbing alcohol on the back of the boat. Magically the boat started to move by itself. Wow! Ms. Janet explained that the rubbing alcohol had a reaction with the water and that is why the boat moved by itself. Our class loved the experiment so much that we did it three more times.

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During Show-N-Tell we talked about: A doll, Marshall the fire dog, A galaxy cape, Buddy the owl, A robot, A glowing amulet, A stuffed kitty, A Marshall fireman hat and A pad of paper and pencil.

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A big thank you to Joshua’s sister Lilly for being our mystery reader. Our class loved listening to the story Inch by Inch about a measuring worm.

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Elliott and Samara did a wonderful job as our Ema and Abba. Next week our Ema is Hannah and our Abba is Zachary.

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Classroom Reminders:

3/17/16 – Diamond “D” field trip. Don’t forget to wear your school red shirt and to pack a drink in your lunch box. Everyone from our class is invited to attend.

3/22/16 – Our class will be walking through our back parking lot to visit Ms. Henney’s class at the Torah Academy. We will be having P.J. Library there and making hamantaschen to eat. Wear a costume to school our borrow one from our class room.

3/24/16 – School Purim celebration. All are welcome. Please wear a costume to the festivities. We will also be going to River Garden to sing and pass out hamantaschen to our elderly friends. Drivers are needed. Please see Ms. Dina if you are able to help out.