Parparim 1 5/11/15 – 5/15/15

In Jewish Studies we talked about Shavuot and went over the Ten Commandments. The children learned about what each commandment means and the importance of following them. We also talked about the first fruits of harvest.

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In our clothing unit Ms. Janet showed the children how some people make their own clothes by using a pattern. She opened the pattern envelope and explained to the class what you would need if you were going to make your own shirt. She then laid the pieces of the pattern out on the floor so the children could see each section of the shirt. The children were so fascinated by this that Ms. Janet and I got a laugh out of their excitement. We then had the class get out magnifying glasses so they could look at fabric and string up close so to they could see their fabric’s fibers.

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We went out into our garden and picked some fennel for us to make for snack time. We sliced the bottom stalks of the fennel and drizzled it with olive oil. We then added  salt, pepper and cheese and baked the fennel for twenty minutes. It was a first time fennel experience for Ms. Janet and I and we both liked it. Paula Deen watch out! We had a few brave students willing to try it and they liked it too.

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In Discovery Studios Ms. Amanda talked to our class about the human body. She passed out pieces of a human skeleton and then had the class piece the bones back together again. She then had each student make a replica of a human stomach by using a ziploc bag, ginger ale and saltines. She had the class place the crackers into the ziploc bag and asked them how could our stomachs break down the cracker. She then explained how our teeth help to break down food and the ginger ale, which she said is like the acid in out stomach breaks down food even further. After this Ms. Amanda passed out straws and plastic gloves so the class could make a human hand with the straws representing the bones in our hands. The class had so much fun learning about their bodies.

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

Simon – My mommy when I’m 24.

Madison – Aaron when I’m 19.

Mayer – Big bird when I’m 20.

Aaron – Nobody.

Joseph – Emma when I’m 30.

Andi – Stevie when I’m 5.

Zachai – My sister Rachel when I’m 16.

Emma – Joseph when I’m 10.

Noam – My two brothers when I’m 6.

Leah – Zachai when I’m 16.

Lela – A dragon when I’m 4.

Owyn – Mommy when I’m 24.

We did a science experiment in which we cut a glass wine bottle using string, acetone, a lit candle and ice water. Ms. Janet soaked a piece of string in acetone for a few minutes. She then wrapped the string around the empty wine bottle and lit the string on fire. A few moments later she plunged the wine bottle into the ice water. When she lifted the wine bottle out of the ice water it was magically in two pieces. I’m sure you can guess our class wanted to do the experiment again, but we only had one wine bottle so we told them we would have to do it another day.

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We practiced drawing our shapes today and everyone did very well. The class drew out the shape when Ms. Janet called the shape out to them. If they weren’t sure of the shape she drew them on the chalk board so the class could practice drawing them. We were so impressed on how smart our class is and what great artists they are.

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Important dates:

5/22/15 – Bikkurim Festival. Dress your child in white and send in canned fruit.

5/25/15 – No school in honor of Memorial Day.

Our Ema for next Friday is Owyn and our Abba is Zachai.