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Grade K – Gan Class Update 2-5-17

Posted on February 5, 2017

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Our day started with Teffilot as always.  As we are more than halfway through the year, our Teffilot most mornings will be just for Kindergarten and First Grade students.  This is a great opportunity for learn more of the prayers and songs and get to be a leader in the service by helping to hold the flags.  

After Teffilot, we started to study our NEW Torah story!  In this story, God decides that people are not good and that he would like to start over.  He tells Noah, a good man to build a three story ark with a window on the top and to bring to of every animal but 7 of each Kosher animal onto the ark with his family.  When Noah accomplishes this task, it begins to rain.  The rain continues for 40 days and 40 nights.  Noah sends out birds to look for land and finally a dove returns with an olive branch.  After this experience, God realizes that destroying everything may not be the best way to solve a problem. Next week we will revisit this story and illustrate it in our workbooks.

It was very exciting to have a new letter this week.  The letter was ayin which makes no sounds on its own.  There are two words that we will be learning that begin with ayin, the Hebrew words for tree and cake.  To remind us of all our letters, we enjoyed centers which included Aleph Bet Go Fish, an Aleph Bet Board Game and the opportunity to continue writing letters o white board sleeves. We are continuing to practice all of our letters and our sounds each week.

Our Celebrations topic was the upcoming holiday of Tu B’Shevat.  It was very impressive that many of the students already knew it was a way for us to celebrate the tress. Students brainstormed all the things that trees provide for us.  We thought about categories that those things fit into as well as what part of the tree that they came from.  We will continue to learn about Tu B’Shevat next class with some great activities.

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

Have a wonderful week everyone!