Grade 1— Kitah Alef Update – January 10, 2016
Posted on January 10, 2016
Dear Kitah Alef Families:
In December, I sent each family an update on their child. Several of you wrote back. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please email me.
I am absent from class today, so assistant teacher Cheryl Gelfand is teaching the students. Along with our wonderful Madricha Ariel. I miss all of you, and I will be back next week.
Today at breakfast, we discussed questions we could relate to the parasha of the week on the plagues in Egypt. Then we enjoyed tefillah and songs with the rest of the school.
Back in class, students learned the letter vet ב No common words begin with vet, but the letter is found in lulav and aviv (spring). Students then could partner to review some letters.
Next, the class reviewed the story of Noah and the Ark. Students discussed making the right decisions on behavior and the significance of the rainbow, as G-d’s promise to never again destroy the world. We read The Littlest Pair. Then they went over Hebrew words for some of the animals—like “peel” for elephant and “g’rafeh” for giraffe. At the request of the students, we then read Why Noah Chose the Dove while they ate their snacks.