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Grade K – Gan Class Update 11-20-16

Posted on November 21, 2016

Hello Gan Class Families!

Its crazy that it is already the end of November and we are three months into our learning journey!

Today the journey continued with a very busy day. We started in the Sanctuary for Tefilah with Cantor Ken where we learned a new song and sang many prayers where we needed to use our bodies to either stand, dance or make motions.  This practice helped us to make an important discovery.  We use our whole bodies to pray!  

Our whole school art project continued with the Gan Class making a personal project.  Each student used the same technique as last week to make a handprint on a kippah that will be theirs to keep!  We will paint them, and the panels for the whole school project on December 11th.  This is the day that you will need to be careful about what clothes you are wearing or you will need to bring a smock.

We read a new Torah story today.  Our third story is about Adam and Eve’s two sons Cain and Abel.  Cain was a farmer and Abel a shepherd.  They both decide to give gifts to God. Cain gives some vegetables and Abel gives G-d his very best sheep.  G-d likes Abel’s gift better which makes Cain angry.  Cain fights will Abel and during the fight Abel dies.  As a punishment, Cain must move away and he spends years not feeling like he belongs anywhere.

Our new letter today was tav.  Tav makes the sound t- and begins the word Torah.  We went to the sanctuary to make observations about the Torahs that are in the Aron Kodesh and students noticed so many great details.  They were able to compare the Torah’s in the Sanctuary to the ones in the Chapel.  We learned many ways to show respect for the Torah including standing when the ark is open, using a siddue or tallit to kiss the torah and decorating the Torah like royalty. 

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving and I look forward to seeing you in December!