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Posted on April 3, 2016

                                                                                                                      April 3, 2016
Dear families:
It was wonderful seeing so many of you on such a snowy morning!.  After breakfast, we took part in the weekly tefillah, led by Robin and Cantor Ken.  We eagerly looked at the book plates in our siddurim, because Robin was going to show us how to make our own bookplates to be put in prayerbooks donated in the names of the students!  More about this later.
HEBREW: Back in class, we studied the letter yud, with the mnemonic, “Yellow yud yells!” Our Hebrew letter today is י“yud.”  Some words beginning with י are “yad” (pointer or hand), yeled, yaldah, Yerushalayim, and Yisrael. 
STORY:  We read The Matzah That Papa Brought Home, a humorous tale of celebrating a Seder, repeating and adding to the list of things the family does.  The children help with the rhymes, gradually going through the entire Seder.  We are continuing to learn Pesach melodies.  Our class practiced the four questions.
CRAFT: We made a booklet with Hebrew, transliteration, English, and a picture representing each of the four questions. We also practiced them so that the children can help sing them at their Seders.  I am so impressed by how well the children sing the four questions.
Students played with Pesach games and did puzzles.  We sang more Pesach songs.
The children took home the Seder clocks they made last week after Lois, our secretary, laminated them.  Thank you, Lois!  They can be used for years.
We were excited to work with Robin to make bookplates based on praise of G-d.  Students discussed wonderful ideas—the Eternal Light, rainbow, the burning bush, flags, flowers, and others.  We look forward to seeing them in the new siddurim.
Next week—more on Pesach, and our Seder pillows!
Judy and Cheryl (Esther and Tzipporah)