Parparim 1 8/21/17 – 8/25/17

Ms. Melissa and I would like to welcome everyone to our class room. We are so excited to get to know you and your wonderful children. We have had a busy week full of cooking, reading, science, gardening, P.E., music and  singing. Each Friday we will be sending out the blog, to let you know what our class has been doing for the week. On Fridays we will have Show-N-Tell and Shabbat. Occasionally we will have a Mystery Reader come in to read a story to us. Please remember Sadakah on Fridays ( coins or a canned good) and feel free to join us at 10:00 a.m. as we go into the Chapel to sing and to give thanks to Hashem.

In Jewish Studies this week, we colored in our Siddur ( prayer book) and sang songs about Hashem.

We had a lot of fun exploring on the big playground. We swang on the swings, went down the curvy slide and took turns riding on the bikes. It was nice to see old friends from last year and play imaginary games like super heroes with them.

In P.E. with Ms. Trudy, we played on a giant mat and learned alphabet yoga. After that we crawled through giraffe tunnels,  bowled and played in a ball pit. P.E. is so much fun!

During Gardening with Ms. Heather, we went on a scavenger hunt in our garden. We found carrots, red peppers and even a worm. Yuck! We collected leaves to make a leaf rubbing with, which you can see on the bulletin board in the lunch room hallway. They look so beautiful. Next Tuesday we will be cleaning out the garden beds, so please dress in clothes that will be okay if a little dirt gets on them.

We were Junior Chefs on Wednesday and made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. We added butter and eggs to our cookie mix, and then stirred and stirred. The hardest part was waiting for them to come out of the oven. It was worth the wait because they were the best cookies we ever made.

We listened to the story by Donald Crews called School Bus. Then we put on smocks and painted a giant school bus with glittery yellow paint. We are going to hang it up in our room, so the next time you come in, take a moment to see our masterpiece.

In Music with Ms. Emily, we sat in a circle and used sticks to tap out the beat of a song. We also used egg shakers that we shook up and down during a counting song. Jumping up and down and clapping our hands were also part of our interactive music class. We were sad when the class ended. We can’t wait till next Thursday, when we get to do it all over again.

Ms. Heather showed us how to use tweezers and a magnifying glass during Science. She created a pretend spider web out of a box and fishing line. She placed plastic insects in the bottom of the box and showed us how to use the tweezers to pick them us. She also gave us a piece of paper with tiny pictures on them to look at with the magnifying glasses.

Question of the week: What has been your favorite thing about the first day of school?

Ellen – I liked the school bus story.

Jack – I liked playing on the play ground.

Alyssa – I liked playing with the  tree house.

Lauren – I liked coloring with the crayons and markers.

Jeremy – I liked playing with the farm.

Belle – I loved the big play ground.

Lily – I liked doing the puzzles.

We had the best time making friendship necklaces out of string and fruit Cheerios. We all did a great job using our fine motor skills and our tasting skills. We loved eating the Cheerios as much as stringing them.

Getting ready for Shabbat. Every Friday we will be choosing an Ema and Abba to lead our prayers during Shabbat. They will also be bringing home a Shabbat box or Shabbat Bag full of goodies and books.