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Kindergarten Blog                                             March 25, 2018

It is hard to believe that Passover is almost here! We combined again with the first grade class and had our own mock seder. All of the students made their own seder plates to take home for Passover! We also had a wonderful time learning the 4 questions. Do not be afraid to ask your child to recite them at your seder!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                March 18, 2018

It is always great to combine with the 1st grade for Religious School! We read Sammy Spider's Passover Shapes by Sylvia A. Rouss. The students were all eager to learn the four questions and make a cup for Miriam. It was a great Sunday for both of the grades!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                 March 4, 2017

The students have been enjoying their time learning about different Bible stories each week. This Sunday we took a look at the story of Noah's Ark. It led to a great discussion about doing the right thing and a wonderful art project. We ended off the day by attending the first grade's Purim play!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                  February 25, 2018

This Sunday the students learned about the exciting holiday of Purim! We learned all about the story of Purim and had a good discussion on what makes a hero. Everyone enjoyed making their own Purim masks and groggers. I have never seen the students so enthusiastic about learning a holiday before!

Please make sure the students bring their own groggers to the Purim Shpiel and Megillah reading this Wednesday evening!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                     February 11, 2018

 

This Sunday we took a look at the story of Jonah and the whale. The class had a good discussion about the story and how the students can relate it to their lives. We had fun working on an art project and playing Jewish games. The day was even better when the students learned new Hebrew songs!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                  February 4, 2018

On Sunday we took a look at the story of Adam and Eve. We watched a short clip about creation and had a good discussion afterwards. All of the students were engaged in the conversation and had great questions about it. We finished class with a project where everyone colored pictures to represent the seven days of creation.

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                  January 28, 2018

Today we had our Tu B'Shevat Family Education Day with the first grade! We started off the day reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss to give the students an idea of how important trees are to us. The students planted their own parsley plants, which should be ready to harvest in time for Passover Seders, and made individual family trees. The day continued with Tu B'Shevat activities and our own mock Tu B'Shevat Seder. It was an amazing day where everyone left with a smile on their face!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                         January 21, 2018

On Sunday our class learned about Jerusalem. We took a look at different landmarks in Jerusalem and learned the history behind it. All of the students took the time to make their own notes that would be able to go into the Western Wall. We concluded the day by playing the game Four Corners with Hebrew letters as a nice twist!

 

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                  December 10, 2017

This Sunday we had a special day celebrating Hanukkah. We combined with the 4th grade for part of the class and played dreidel! The students were excited to collaborate with the older students and win some gelt as well! The day also consisted of learning the Hebrew letters in Alef Bet Bingo and Alef Bet Adventure. It was great to see the smiles on everyone’s faces during class!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                              December 3, 2017

Today we started off the class making Hanukkah cards for the Kol Haverim college students. The main focus of class was learning the importance of Tzedakah and being thankful for what we have. Everyone made great artwork to show what they are thankful for! We also had a very active class and played the Hebrew version of “Doggy, doggy, where’s your bone?” Overall it was a great day for everyone!

    

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                              November 12, 2017

Today we had a great day learning about mezuzahs! The students learned a basic understanding  of mezuzahs and where to find them around the temple. We read the book Butterflies Under Our Hats by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. We ended off the day with a fun art project which included making our own Stars of David!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                         November 5, 2017

We had an exciting week learning about what we do at temple and exploring more about the Torah. The students were eager to do an arts and crafts project where they were able to make their own Torahs! They also enjoyed learning about the traditions we follow during services and the people who lead the services. The day ended off with reciting prayers and reading the book NO Rules for Michael by Sylvia A. Rouss.

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                                October 29, 2017

This past Sunday we had our Jewish Family Education workshop! The theme of the workshop was Shabbat and we combined with the first graders for this special occasion. The day started off with reading Sammy Spider’s First Shabbat by Sylvia Rouss. All of the students made their own Shabbat challah covers and Kiddush cups. We also had our own Shabbat service where the students led prayers. It was great to see the students singing all of the new Shabbat songs that they had just learned. This was a successful first Jewish Family Education workshop for everyone!

 

     

 

Ariane

 

Kindergarten Blog                                                October 22, 2017

This week we started to learn all about the Hebrew alphabet. The class started off with an arts and crafts project about the letter alef. We continued to play fun games relating to the Hebrew alphabet. Also, we read Alef-bet: a hebrew alphabet book by Michelle Edwards and had some good discussions about what we learned. The students had such a great time this week!

Ariane

Kindergarten Blog                                            October 15, 2017

This Sunday we learned all about Simchat Torah and the traditions that we follow for this holiday. We sang a song for the holiday called David Melech Yisrael, which the children would love to share with you! All of the students enjoyed learning what we do during Simchat Torah and we ended off the morning with an art project. In addition, we got to go outside and play some games while checking out the Sukkah. It was a really great class because we had all of our students here!

 

Ariane

Kindergarten                                                September 24, 2017

On Sunday, we had a great time learning about Yom Kippur and the traditions that many families celebrate. The children learned about the holiday through books, and games. They also made decorations for Sukkot that will be hung in the Sukkah! We also got to have music which the kids enjoyed. 

On another note, I am so excited to pass along this wonderful position to Ariane Sudenfield, who will be taking over the Kindergarten teaching spot for the remainder of the school year. I know she will do a great job! Ariane spent the morning with us this Sunday and we had a great time! 

I hope everyone has an easy fast and a Happy New Year!

Sydney

Kindergarten Blog                                               September 17, 2017

This week, we learned about Rosh Hashanah and traditions that come with celebrating the
holiday. We began with a story about Rosh Hashanah and how it can be celebrated differently
in each family, city, or place. The weather was so nice, allowing us to go outside and play games
that are familiar but have a Rosh Hashanah twist to them. The students really enjoyed playing and it
was great to be outside in the nice weather! It was a very good week!

Sydney

Kindergarten Blog                                            September 10, 2017

This Sunday, our class focused on getting to know each other better. We went around in a circle and learned each other’s names and different facts about each person. It was great to see all of the opinions and ideas! After, we went on a walk around the building because as Kindergartners, this is the first time that we are at Religious School. We briefly discussed what we would be learning about this year before moving to the Sanctuary for a brief service. I look forward to seeing what the school year brings!

Sydney

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