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Grade K – Gan Class Update 2-7-16

Posted on February 7, 2016

During today’s class we took some time to revisit our Torah Stories.  The Gan Class has been so busy with family programming and preparation for Kabbalat Torah that we haven’t enjoyed a new Torah story since December. 

We refreshed our memories and retold the stories of Creation, Adam & Eve and Noah’s Ark.  We remembered lots of great details about these stories.  We reminded ourselves about the story of Abraham and how he was nice to strangers and they told him that his wife was going to have a baby who was named Isaac and then how Isaac’s wife was chosen because she was nice to people and animals.  

Today we read two new stories.  The first was about Isaac’s two sons, Jacob and Esau.  Esau was the oldest and was supposed to get the birthright and the second blessing.  Jacob tricked his brother Esau and Jacob got them both instead.  In our second story, Jacob was the one that got tricked.  He loved Rachel but Rachel’s father tricked Jacob into marrying Leah first.  Jacob married both Rachel and Leah and he had 13 children.  

At Teffilot today, it was so exciting to see the Gan Class students follow along in the new Siddurim.  With modeling, they were able to find the right page and enjoy the illustrations that accompany the prayers.

During Aleph Bet today, I was able to work with each student individually and am thrilled to report that everyone has improved their letter recognition since December.  Aiyn and aleph are still very tricky as they are the letters that have no sounds on their own.  We will continue to practice in class as well as learn new letters.

Due to February Vacation we will not meet again until February 28th.  Have a great break!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the Gan Class.