October 25, 2020 |

Grade 1 –

Posted on September 18, 2017

First Day in Kitah Aleph (First Grade)

What a busy morning! It was wonderful to meet all of the first grade students today.  The children heard stories about the upcoming holiday of Rosh HaShanah. They learned about the shofar and then each had a chance to try blowing shofar. There are a number of future shofar players in this class! We read stories about the holiday and played some introductory games to help us get to know each other better. We reviewed many customs associated with the holiday. We talked about the fact that Rosh HaShanah is a time to think about what we have done in the past year and to try and be better people in the coming year. Kitah Aleph students helped create a list of classroom behavioral expectations for our class, including the idea that we need to treat others the way we ourselves want to be treated (these were the words of the students). The children also made new year’s cards for their families. Wishing everyone a shanah tova, a happy and healthy new year! Joanne