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Grade K – Gan Class Update 1-28-18

Posted on January 29, 2018

Hello Gan Class Families!

Today we welcomed Sydney to our class.  Sydney is a Madricha who will be helping out on Sunday mornings.  She will be with us each week and is an excellent addition to our Gan Class community!

I am so impressed at how well we are preparing for Kabbalat Torah.  All of the students are proudly singing our songs and practicing the motions.  Today we made a special project for the big day and they are lovely.  I can’t wait for you to see them.  Next week we will practice singing on the Bima so that we will be ready for February 10th.

In our workbooks we illustrated the story of The Tower of Babel. Next week we will meet Abraham and his wife Sarah.  We will learn about their family for the remainder of our year together. 

Today our new letter was ayin.  Ayin is like aleph, it makes no sounds all by itself.  Ayin begins the work etz, the word for tree.  Next week we will have our Aleph Bet Centers which will include workbook work, games and projects.

Wednesday is Tu B’Shevat.  This is a holiday where we give thanks for all of the things that trees provide for us.  Ann helped us to think of the things that we get from trees and shared with us her creative poem.  On Tu B’Shevat, we often plant trees or other plants and today was no different. Bina and Sydney helped us to plant parsley which will grow and can be used on Passover.

Our Mystery Reader today was Noah’s mom.  She shared a PJ Library book about Tu B’Shevat.

I can’t wait to see you all next week.  We will be practing for Kabbalat Torah, we will read a new Torah Story and we will have Aleph Bet Centers to practice all of our letters.

Have a wonderful week.