August 15, 2020 |
Posted on April 30, 2018
Hello Gan Class Families!
It sounded like you all had a wonderful April Break. Students were eager to share all the exciting things they did and it sounded great!
Today was the start of our final classes together. There is not much time left in our year and we will be very busy finishing up all our learning.
During Tefillah, we continue to practice all the prayers we have used this year. Many of us are using the siddur regularly, following along with the pages and pointing out letters we know. Our voices are getting louder and stronger each week.
Bar continued his lesson about bodies of water in Israel by teaching us about the Dead Sea. Students were very interested in this because they thought it was cool that is was so easy to float. We learned that there are no living things in the Dead Sea because there is too much salt. Next week will be our last week learning with Bar in the classroom.
As a special treat for having the highest percentage of attendees in a class at the Family Friday Dinner in March, we had a special snack of Chips Ahoy! They were delicious.
Today we read our final Torah Story. In this story we learn that Jacob has a favorite son. His name is Joseph. Jacob gives Joseph a special coat with many colors which makes his brothers jealous. Joseph’s brothers sell him to be a slave in Egypt and put blood on his coat before telling Jacob that his favorite son has died. We will continue to review or stories in our upcoming classes – students in the Gan Class are excellent at sharing the main idea of our stories.
Bina, our Madricha led our Aleph Bet learning today with a game that she created herself. It was an Aleph Bet Bingo game. The students practiced their letter recognition skills and almost everyone had at least one Bingo! There were candy prizes for everyone.
Next week will be a regular class day. Please keep your eye out for information about special programming on May 13th and May 20th.
Also, don’t forget to sign up for An Afternoon of Magic taking place directly after Religious School next Sunday.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the Gan Class.