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Grade K/Gan Class Update 2/28/16

Posted on February 28, 2016

Hello Gan Class Families!

I hope you all had a relaxing break and are ready for Spring!

Today was our first of many consecutive classes with is FANTASTIC.  We are looking forward to exploring both Purim and Passover before April Break begins.

In today’s Torah Story we read about Joseph, Jacob’s favorite son.  The students all said it wasn’t fair for Jacob to have a favorite and that they thought it was really mean that Jacob’s brothers sold him into slavery and then told his father he had died.  In our next stories, we will hear about Jacob’s time in Egypt and the important job he has.

There were two new letters to learn today.  Yud makes the sound y- and begins the word yad which is both the Hebrew word for hand and what we call the pointer we use when reading from the Torah.  Koof makes the sound k- and begins the word keshet which means rainbow.

For Celebrations we explored the different places Jews live.  Using a map, we marked all the places that we knew of someone living that was Jewish.  We discovered that there are Jewish people living in all parts of the world.  We learned that Jewish people celebrate the same holidays and read the same words of the Torah. Another thing that we learned is that all Jews can consider Israel to be their home.  Students were surprised to see on the map that Israel was so small compared to the United States! 

Just a few reminders about some upcoming events…

Next week there is a Winter Campfire event for students in Grades K and 1.  Please make sure to sign up in advance to enjoy an afternoon of songs, s’mores and fun!

The annual Purim Carnival will be taking place on Sunday, March 20th from noon until 2:00pm.  There are games, prizes and food to enjoy!

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

See you next week!