Parparim 1 9/25/17-9/29/17

In Jewish Studies this week we listened to a story about the meaning of Yom Kippur and how it is important to forgive our friends and family. We learned not to fight with each other, but to hug instead. We also talked about Sukkot, which will be coming up very soon.

Our Junior Artists are getting ready for Sukkot.  We are going to make a Sukkah in our classroom. On Monday we painted paper bananas, oranges, apples, grapes and pineapples to hang up on our Sukkah. We can’t wait to have snack time underneath our class room Sukkah. What fun it will be!

This week we are learning about the letter “D”. We sounded out words that started with the letter “D” such as: dog, duck, dinosaur, drum, daddy, dig and donut.

During Gardening with Ms. Heather we made a graph of what we are going to plant in our garden using paper cut outs.  Then we each took shovels and dug small holes in the dirt. Inside the holes we placed carrots and green beans seeds and covered them up with dirt. We also planted bok choy and broccoli. Our favorite part was when we took watering cans full of water and watered our new garden. We can’t wait to watch our garden grow to see which plant is going to grow the tallest. Our class thinks the carrots are going to win.

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

Ellen – My mommy when I’m 5.

Jeremy – My baby Nate when I’m 95.

Lily – My mommy when I’m 5.

Alyssa – My mommy when I’m 8.

Jack – My friend Bo when I’m 10.

Lauren – My mommy and daddy when I’m 5.

Belle – My brother Henry and my parents when I’m 5.

Our Junior Chefs made there cutest doggie snack out of pancakes, blueberries, raspberries, vanilla wafers and graham crackers. First we took our pancakes and placed them on a plate. Then we took two blueberries for the dog’s eyes. We then took two graham crackers for the dog’s ears and two vanilla wafers for his cheeks. We used a raspberry as the dog’s nose. Making our doggie snack was a great way to follow directions and placing the different food items, where they would be on a dog.

We read a book called Dinosaur Dance and then made a dinosaur puppet out of a brown lunch bag and dinosaur cutouts that we colored with markers and crayons. We loved marching around the room and growling like dinosaurs.

Who has the beat? We do! In Music class we took sticks to beat out the rhythm of a song from the movie Moana. Then we beat out the rhythm to the ABC song.

During Science we learned about bridges. Then we worked in teams to make our own bridges out of blocks, strips of paper and go go squeeze lids. Our teachers were so impressed on how well we built our bridges and said that we are going to make great architects some day.

Quack. Quack. Quack. Our Junior Artists made the cutest ducks for our letter “D” with paper and glue. We can’t wait to show them to you.


During Show-N-Tell we talked about: A ballerina cat, A stuffed dog, A brown stuffed puppy, A Wild Predator book, A pink chihuahua stuffed puppy and Daisy Duck.

A big hug to our Mystery Reader this week. We loved the story about Laura Ingalls and her life on the prairie.

We decided to see how it would feel to be a duck and to have a bill. We took Pringles potato chips and placed them in our mouths to look like we had a bill. We laughed at the way our friends looked. They looked so silly! Alyssa said we looked just like Daisy Duck.


Thanks to our Ema and Abba who did a wonderful job this week.

To end our “D” week, we had a donut party with the other Parparim class. We loved talking to all of our friends about Shabbat and what we were going to do on the play ground. We really liked the powdered donut holes and how they turned our lips all white.  We also made donuts out of paper plates, glue and pieces of foam that reminded us of sprinkles. Don’t we make the cutest donuts you’ve ever seen?