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I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Pesach. The children have been practicing the four questions in Hebrew and every one of them is able to chant them at your family seders.
After we cleaned the room of all hametz, the group brainstormed ideas for Pesach breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. If your children are anything like mine, this can be a challenge. Here is what they came up with:
Matzah Brie (fried matzah) , Yogurt (Dannon all natural lowfat vanilla is for Passover!), Fruit smoothies, Milk shakes, Matzah with butter, jam, or cream cheese, scrambled eggs, egg and cheese omelette, Fruit salad (yummy, yummy)
Salad, veggies, cheese, almonds, hard boiled eggs, matzah pizza, soup in a thermos, matzah meal rolls with deli meat, cold chicken, tuna, salmon, gefilte fish.
Snacks: peaches, apples, carrots,celery,juice, potato chips, ice cream, raisins, nuts,olives, Passover macaroons.
Remember, we do have school this Shabbat. A Pesach lunch will be served.
We have begun learning about Tu B'Sh'vat. We realized that our calendar has been "green" long before it was popular. We visited TooBee, our tree in the foyer,and decorated it with informational facts about upcoming holiday.We spent some time appreciating the leaves and all the cool things that trees contribute to the planet. Check it out.In celebration of Tu B'Sh'vat out class will be having a seder on Tuesday January 22nd. The children choose the fruits they would like to bring in. If you can not find something at the store, you may substitute. Please make sure the fruit is either whole (uncut) or there is a kosher symbol on the package. Thanks.
Gillian- one pommegranite
Inbal- 4 large apples
Kaitlyn- one small watermelon or one mango
Ilyssa-one can sliced peaches or 3 fresh
Jacob S- 4 bananas
Jacob R- 1 small container fresh strawberries
Lauren- 1 package fig newtons
Caleb- 3 oranges or two starfruit
If you choose to substitute for something else suggestions include: raisins, carob, dates, coconut, cantaloupe, dried cranberries, grapes.
It was so wonderful to see so many of the children on last Shabbat. We were so busy and had a great morning. After we davened with the congregation, we came back to the room to work on some of the prayers. We can now read, chant, and bow appropriately for the Barchu prayer. We have now begun to work on an other prayer, Mah Tovu. Each one of the words from the prayer was written on a puzzle piece. After we read the words correctly, we turned the words over to solve the puzzle. We discovered the puzzle was a picture of Abraham and his tent. This lead us into our parsha of the week. We talked about Abraham inviting guests into his tent, and how he made them feel welcomed. We then built our own popsicle stick tents and talked about how we would make guests feel welcomed. Sarah and I were thrilled to hear what the groups said about their "hotel tents". We would have felt very welcomed in all of them.
Reminder, there is no school this Tuesday because the Canton schools are not in session and there is no school this coming weekend due to Veteran's Day. We will see you again on November 13th.
Unfortunately Jacob was not there on Tuesday. Is there any way to get the homework from you? Thanks Debbie
If you happen to be in the building, stop by our room and see the wonderful Noah's Ark the children created last Shabbat. We talk about the story, and created clay animals for our ark.
We have been learning the months of the Hebrew calendar. Ask your child to sing the song we learned. We are also working on the numbers. Soon, everyone should be able to count to ten with ease.
Because we do not have school this weekend, reading homework was sent home.Your child brought home two papers, one for them to read and the other with transliteration. The homework assignment is to read the entire page or as much of the page as he/she can in five minutes or less. If the page took less than five minutes to read with no errors, please put the time on the paper along with your signature. If your child only finished a few lines, please mark how much they were able to complete in the time allotted. Thanks.
I hope everyone is enjoying Sukkot, It was so wonderful to see everyone last Shabbat. I really enjoyed davening with many parents as well as the children. On Shabbat, we welcomed Kitah Bet into our class. Every Shabbat, kitah bet, gimel and dalet will be together as a group. After the children left services, Sarah and I taught the group the blessings for entering the sukkah and for the lulav. We took a nature walk outside and found grape vines, maple trees, and willow. Mrs. Langmead showed the class where she used to hunt for tadpoles when she was in kindergarten and where she played on the temple's swing set back in the seventies. We ended our tour in the sukkah, where we practiced our tefillot that we had just learned. We then went inside and made decorations for the community sukkah at Jacob R.'s house. Hopefully, many of you will see the decorations we made when you go to Pizza in the Hut this coming Shabbat. We also talked about this week's parsha. One of the themes was admitting when you make a mistake and correcting mistakes. We played pick up sticks in small groups. If you moved the sticks, you had to admit your mistake and then correct yourself. We had a lot of fun.
A few reminders, We do have class this Shabbat. As soon as you enter the building, please join us in the sanctuary. Please remind your child, both the girls and the boys, to either bring a kippah from home or take one from my desk in the classroom. If you are staying for the morning, we will meet you again for our kiddush lunch at 12. If you are not staying, please come in the building to pick up your child. Thank you.
Today, we talked about repentance and the importance of self improvement. We studied the Al Chet prayer that we recite at the Yom Kippur service. We then put on our thinking hats to come up with our personal thoughts for Al Chet. We wrote our ideas on paper and illustrated them. This year we hope that we will fight less with our brothers and sisters, listen more to our parents, be kinder to our pets, and many more. You can see what the group came up with as we hung up our pictures in the room.
A few reminders. Next week, we have class on Shabbat. When your child enters the building, he/she may hang up his/her jacket in our room and then go directly into the sanctuary at 9:30.We hope that you are joining us for services, however if you are not able, please make sure your child sits with me or Sarah so we can help with the navigation of the siddur. We will daven as a group then go back to our class to learn about the parsha of the week and learn a bit about Sukkot.
Have an easy fast.
Shalom!Mrs. Langmead and I had a great first day with our class! It was nice to see smiling faces walk into the room. We began by joining with the rest of the school in the sanctuary for Tefillah. What lovely voices we have! After some introductions, we established some ground rules for our class and discussed the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah. We talked about some symbols and some customs including the idea of Teshuvah (returning, and making good of our mistakes). We read the book "The Hardest Word" to demonstrate how difficult is can be to say 'sorry'. Finally we put on our creative hats and made apples and honey plates that can be used at your Rosh Hashanah tables.We wish you all a healthy Shanah Tova!
Hello Kitah Gimel Parents,
Moreh Sarah and I are looking forward to seeing your child today.A few reminders about today. If your child arrives before 3:30, Kosher Korner will be open with a variety of snack foods, juices, and bottled water. If your child will be arriving close to or after 3:30, please try to give them a snack before coming to class. Please ask your child if they know their Hebrew name, as we would like to call the children by their Hebrew names. Also, please note that there has been a time change this year. We will be ending on Tuesdays at 5:30. We look forward to getting to know your child and watching them strengthen their Hebrew reading skills. Shanah Tovah.
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