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Welcome First Grade!

Posted on September 12, 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                         September 10, 2017  
My name is Joanne Camann and I am so very excited about being the first grade teacher at Temple Israel Sunday school this year!  First grade will be a wonderful year full of fun and learning. We will spend lots of time learning about and experiencing the joys of Jewish holidays and customs. We will explore torah stories and learn prayers together. The children will get to know the names and sounds of the Hebrew letters and will continue to grow their Hebrew word vocabulary.
I want to take this opportunity to share a little bit about myself with you. I love teaching first grade because I get to watch children grow and change as they learn to do so many new things. In addition to teaching at Temple Israel on Sundays, during the week, I teach first grade at MetroWest Jewish Day School. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family which includes my husband, my daughter, age 21 and my son who is 18. This year both of my children will be away at college. I will be busy teaching and taking care of my son’s two pet bunnies. I also like riding my bike, swimming, singing and reading.
A few particulars for parents: Please remember to send your child with a dairy or pareve and nut free snack each Sunday. Please remember to include a water bottle as well. We will have our very own classroom this year,so I would encourage you to send a change of clothing with your child to be kept in his/her cubby as well.
Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions or concerns that you have about your child during the year. The best way to reach me is by email at If you would like to talk in person or over the phone, send me and email I would be glade to arrange a time to talk. Of course, you also can leave a message for me through the school office at the temple.
I am very much looking forward to getting to know the children and to spending this year learning and growing along with them.