October 20, 2020 |
Posted on April 3, 2017
Hello Gan Class Families!
Congratulations to our families with 2nd graders! I hope that you had a wonderful time at Kabbalat Siddur and that this milestone was a special occasion for your family.
It is so crazy that it is already April and that Passover begins in just over a week. If your family would like some practice, songs for the Passover seder are available on the Temple Israel of Natick webpage. We will spend much of next week’s class preparing for Passover together.
Students in the Gan Class showed their support for Ann Green, who is with us in the classroom each week. Ann missed today’s class as she is with her family in New Jersey today following the passing of her brother-in-law. Students wrote her notes of encouragement and drew pictures of cats for her which will be sent to her home this week. I know that Ann will enjoy this kind gesture!
In our new Torah story, Abraham and Sarah are old and wrinkled. They are sad because they don’t have any children of their own. Three strangers come by and Abraham invites them to share a meal. Abraham and Sarah are so kind to the strangers and they share that Sarah will have a son. Sarah laughs at them because she knows that she is too old to have a child. Sarah does have a child and she names him Isaac.
Our new letter today was samech. Samech makes the sounds s- and begins the words sukkah and seder.
We were thrilled to invite Dor and Niso into our classroom. They are Israeli students who are doing a year of service before entering the IDF this fall. They helped us learn about the geography of Israel. They shared with us the different types of land in Israel and we made a map to help us remember about the different types of land and sea. Students asked them lots of great questions about what its like to live in Israel.
We finished our project for Friday’s Family Shabbat Dinner. You will see these lovely centerpieces on the tables on Friday night!