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Grade K – Gan Class Update 4-8-18

Posted on April 9, 2018

Hello Gan Class Families!

It was so lovely to hear all about your Passover activities during our Morning Meeting.  It sounded like the holiday was filled with family and fun.

As all our Sunday’s will be from now to the end of the year, it was a super busy one!  We began the morning in Tefilah.  Now that we are using the siddurim on a regular basis, students are improving their ability to follow along with the pages.  We are working on opening the siddur from the correct side, flipping the pages differently then how we are used to and standing with a calm body during some of the prayers.  Cantor Ken helped us to Count the Omer which I know many of you are doing at home too.  Today was the 8th day of the Omer.

Our new Torah story was about Jacob and the two wives he married.  Jacob fell in love with Rachel but Rachel’s father wanted his oldest daughter, Leah, to be married first.  Jacob was tricked into marrying Leah first but he did get to marry Rachel later.  Jacob has thirteen children, twelve boys and one girl.  In our last and final story, we will meet some of Jacob’s children.

We joined the Aleph Class to learn about Jerusalem with Bar.  Below is a quick video we watched to see some of the sights.

After some discussion, students were asked to make their own wishes so that we could make a model of the Kotel.  Below is a picture of the bricks students made.  Their wishes are on the back.

As a special activity, Robin helped us to install a new mezuzzah on our classroom door.  This mezuzzah is positioned lower on the door frame so that all can engage in the mitzvah!  The other classrooms also had 

Our next class, which will take place on April 29th, will include a great activity led by Bina, our new Torah story and two new letters!

I wish everyone an excellent April break!