Week of May 18–Jewish Studies

May 17th, 2015

יום הולדת שמח למורה חנה  Yom Huledet Sameach l’Morah Hanna!!!

Happy Birthday to our wonderful Morah Hanna!!!!

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We practiced all of our “clothing” vocabulary..on real models!!4

יו3אני לובש                                                                          אני לובשת

Anee Lovesh   I (boy) am wearing……

Anee Loveshet  I (girl) am wearing…….

אריאות כותב  Ariyot Kotev  Ariyot Writes

We are winding down to the end of this workbook with the last few letters in cursive.  Not to worry, there will be lots more time for practicing  our reading & writing in the future!!  We have many pages left in our blue writing notebooks!!!

Please check out this amazing finger puppet show on Youtube.  It tells the story (with the  cursive letters of Mem and Mem Sofit) of a brother & a sister and how he tries to do everything she does!! The story is called Gam Anee… Me Too!! It was created by one of our own students.  Todah to Elie and his mom!! WOW!!!

יום ירושלים  Yom Yerushalayim  Jerusalem Day is TODAY  (Sunday).   The songs we have learned about Israel and Jerusalem can be found in the workbook that was sent home this week.  Enjoy!

פרשת השבוע במדבר Parshat Hashavua Bamidbar  The portion of the week is called  Bamidbar  In the Desert.  This week we begin another new book in the Torah!  FYI  — the portion and the book have the same name!!  This week we learn how the Children of Israel  took a census in the desert and how the campsite  (with all 12 tribes) was arranged.

חג השבועות Chag Shavuot  The holiday of Shavuot (feast of weeks) begins on Saturday evening.  We know that because (finally) we are finished counting the Omer since the 2nd seder!!!

חג הביכורים Chag HaBikkurim (the holiday of the first fruits)  is another name for this holiday and that’s why on Friday we will all dress in white, with flowers in our hair and bring  fresh fruit  to donate in baskets.  (We will return the baskets to you!)

We also remember that this is when Moses received the 10 commandments.  Ask us …. we know these important rules!!

We wish you all a happy Shavuot!  חג שבועות  שמח Chag Shavuot Sameach!

36th Week of 1st Grade – General Studies

May 14th, 2015

We hope all our Mommie’s had a wonderful Mother’s Day!!  We are heading into a 4-day week, with conference day on Friday..we will see you there!!

Monday morning we began our day with journal, morning meeting, and daily 5.  We had our small groups and then moved into work on writing.  During work on writing we continued to conquer ‘how-to’ writing and some of us are already for conferences!  After all our hard work we took a break for snack.

After snack we ran two laps outside in the courtyard and we came back in to take a math test.  We took a test all about time!! Then we were off to art.  After art we headed to lunch and then enjoyed recess outside at the big blue playground!  We came back inside to pack up our stuff and head to Jewish studies.

Tuesday flew by quickly!  We had a quick morning meeting after our review of time during our morning work.  We started read to self, and Mrs. Teilelbaum joined us and every group got to meet with a teacher!  We started word work and enjoyed our activities!  We went to PE afterwards and came back to have snack.  During snack, like usual, we get to listen to reading and sometimes we get to take an AR quiz!!  On Tuesday, we had several brave friends try the quiz.  Way to go–A for Effort!!

After snack we started math.  We started a new unit–MONEY!!  We were excited to get familiar with our coin names and their values!  We were having some trouble, so we took out our magnets and got into our learning :)

IMG_8325 IMG_8326 IMG_8328 IMG_8329 IMG_8330 IMG_8331 IMG_8333  After we got out our magnets, we had a better understanding!! We are excited to continue our learning in our workbook later this week.

We were off to lunch, then music, and then came back to pack up for Jewish studies.

Wednesday morning some of us enjoyed Waffles for Wishes!!!  It was a lot of fun to see everyone who came at breakfast :) When the school day started we were back in our classroom and we had a free write to start the day!   After our morning meeting we started Daily 5.  We enjoyed reading our own books during read to self and then we had the opportunity to taker AR quizzes on our seat sack books.  Then we started word work.  During word work we knew that our spelling test was sooner than usual, so we really took the word work time to help us study our words!

Then we were off to PE and back for snack time.  After snack we worked in our textbook.  We had a lot of fun working with our coins and learning more about money. Before going to lunch, we got to play a few rounds of ‘higher or lower’ to pick a number!  Then we were off to lunch, then recess, and back to pack up for Jewish studies.

Thursday we were excited because we knew there was no school on Friday!!  We had  a busy day ahead and we started by working on some math.  After our morning meeting we were off to PE.  We came back to take our AR quizzes and then we enjoyed snack.  Ms. Lewis started spelling tests while we watched Magic School Bus!  We then got to take a math test.  We took a cumulative test to show everyone at conferences!  After our test, we voted to do work on writing.  During work on writing we started to conference and work on our final drafts of our ‘how-to’ writing.  Then we were off to lunch!  We enjoyed recess after lunch and then came back to surprise Morah Hannah for her birthday!!

COMING SOON TO 1st GRADE…………………………………..

NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, May 15.  We look forward to seeing all Mommies and Daddies though!!

Tuesday morning, May 19th, we have a Rosh Chodesh assembly.

Friday, May 22nd, we will be having our Bikkurim Festival.  We should wear white and bring a basket of fruit!

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, May 25th.

Week of May 11–Jewish Studies

May 10th, 2015

We wish all of our moms יום האם שמח Yom HaEm Sameach!! Happy Mother’s Day!!  Hope you enjoyed our little gift & song!  We appreciate you not just one Sunday a year but everyday!!! We say thanks for being such good moms to our students and for helping us out in Kitah Alef!!

We are also celebrating at the end of this week  יום ירושלים Yom Yerushalayim  Day of Jerusalem. We remember on this day  in 1967 Yerushalayim became one city.  Listen for more beautiful songs!!!

In  אריאות כותב Ariyot Kotev Ariyot Writes  we have learned the letters ש ק ח ד כ כ ך Shin, Kof, Chet, Dalet,Kaf, Chaf and Chaf Sofit. It’s amazing how well we can write in cursive and how much fun it is to write like the grown-ups do!!!  We are moving fast….. so keep practicing!!!

We are (finally) back to  a fun workbook  שלום בבית ובחוץ Shalom Babayit U’VaChutz  Shalom in the House and outside.  We know about clothes we’re wearing and food we’re eating!!

פרשת השבוע  בהר בחחקתי  Parshat HaShavua  Portion of the Week Behar AND Bechukotai   Once again this week we have 2 portions!!  We learn about the Shmitah year (this year FYI) in Israel where we let the land rest every 7 years and how good it is to do mitzvot.

35th Week of 1st Grade – General Studies

May 8th, 2015

Monday morning we were ready to work!  Ms. Lewis was happy to come back to a great report after her absence on Friday.  We started our day with a journal entry, and our morning meeting.  Then we moved on to Daily 5.  We started by reading our own books during read to self.

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We had a break for snack and then started math.  During math we started our time unit!  We talked about telling ‘o’clock’ time and also about telling ‘half past’ time for ‘:30′ time.  We had a lot of fun and we got to use our own clocks.

Then we were off to art, then lunch.  We came back to pack up and get ready for Jewish studies, but we had time to go out to recess first!! Morah Rachel and Morah Hannah met us outside.

On Tuesday we enjoyed reviewing fact families as our morning warm up!  We had our morning meeting and then started read to self.  We had small groups and enjoyed meeting with our teachers!  After read to self, we started word work.  We had a new option to do!!! KEYBOARD spelling!!  We got to type our words, and then write them.

IMG_8199 IMG_8200 IMG_8201 IMG_8202 IMG_8203 After word work we had snack.  When snack time was over, we decided to do something we have never done before…..we did MATH OUTSIDE!!!!!

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After math, we got to play outside until lunch :) After lunch we went right to music and then packed up for Jewish studies.

Wednesday we did some morning writing and then we had our morning meeting.  We did something really special on Wednesday morning, but we cannot discuss it or post any pictures because it will ruin a future surprise 😉 We were soon off to PE!  When we came back from PE we had snack and then started math.

We started to learn about estimating time!

IMG_8256 When our lesson was finished, we had about 2 minutes before lunch…we started to exercise!  Some of us showed off our push up skills!!!

IMG_8259 We were off to lunch and then went to recess before coming back in to go to Jewish studies.

Thursday we had a BLAST celebrating Color Wars and Lag B’Omer!!!

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Friday we started our morning with our spelling review word search.  We had our meeting and we were off to library!  When we came back, we enjoyed snack time and a movie we started after color war yesterday (we were exhausted!).  While we were having snack, Ms. Lewis started the spelling tests.  Then we did some read to self and reflected before moving on to math.  We worked in our workbooks during math and we learned more about estimating time!!!  We had time for a little freeze dance and then headed to lunch.  After lunch we enjoyed recess and then came in to pack up for Jewish studies!

MOMMIES: Please note..there is a special surprise for you.  You may not open it until Sunday, May 9th!!! Happy Mother’s Day :)

COMING SOON TO 1st GRADE………………………………………………

Next week is a 4-day week.  There is NO school on Friday for students…but we still get to see the Mommies and Daddies for conferences :)

We WILL have spelling and math homework next week.  SPELLING TESTS will be on THURSDAY.

We hope to see you at the Talent show on Thursday at 5pm!  We have lots of siblings with talent :)

Shabbat Shalom!!

 

Week of May 4—Jewish Studies

May 3rd, 2015

אריאות כותב  Ariyot Kotev   Ariyot Writes

We are really enjoying writing in cursive in Hebrew.  Practice reading & writing at home so as to really become an expert!!  We have approximately one letter each day to learn and write in Ariyot and in our blue writing notebook מחברת machberet.   It sounds like a lot but we’re so excited about each letter that the work seems easy & fun!  Great handwriting!!  Plus don’t forget to bring Ariyot and your blue Machberet to class each day (except on Thursdays— NO HOMEWORK!!)   

Once again….don’t forget to practice reading (and writing!!!)

תפילות Tefilot  Prayers  We have begun testing each student on the prayers that we have learned in our class.  It’s amazing to see what progress we have made!! The test includes reading, chanting and explaining the BIG IDEA of each prayer.  Don’t worry about this…. we have it under control!!

פרשת השבוע אמר Parshat Hashavua  Portion of the Torah this week is Emor.

ל”ג בעומר Lag B’Omer is this week!!!!  

On Thursday, May 7th, our school will be celebrating the 33rd day of the Omer (Lag B’Omer….ל”ג בעומר)

ל  Lamed equals 30

ג  Gimel equals 3

ל”ג  Lag equals 33

We will celebrate the 33rd day of the Omer with יום ספורט  Yom Sport!!!  More info to follow!!

Speaking of fun….WE LOVE RECESS הפסקה Hafsaka with all of our friends in Grades 1-5.

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34th Week of 1st Grade – General Studies

April 30th, 2015

Monday morning we were sleepy from all the fun we had at COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY!! It was so fun to see the friends who were able to come!  We started with our journal and had our morning meeting before starting daily 5.  Mrs. Teitelbaum came to grab a reading group and everyone met with a teacher.  Since we only had small groups once last week (because of Earth day fun), we kept the same small group books!  When we finished with read to self, we started work on writing.

During work on writing, we wrote another ‘how to’ together.  We wrote about how to make a pizza!  This was a bigger task than we thought it was going to be.

IMG_7961 There were a lot more steps than we thought, since we were being so specific.  We thought about a different ‘how to’ that we could have written about pizza that may have worked better for us.

We took a break for snack and then started math.  During math we started a new unit!  We started to learn about halves and fourths.  It is a very brief introduction to fractions :) We worked in our textbooks together and then independently in our workbooks.  When we were finished with math, we were off to art and then we went right to lunch.  After lunch we enjoyed recess before coming inside and packing up for Jewish studies.

Tuesday we were ready to work.  After our math journal, we started our morning meeting.  Then we got ready for daily 5.  We did read to self and every group got to meet with a teacher!  Then we got started on word work.  We added our new words to our word bank and then choose one of our favorite activities.  Ms. Lewis is in the process of making a new activity for us to do with our words… :) Then we were off to PE.

When we came back from PE we had snack and then started math.  During math we worked in our workbooks.  We were still working on our unit about halves and fourths.  We even reviewed patterns!  After everyone finished math, we had indoor recess because it wad drizzling.  Then we were off to lunch, and music, and it was finally time to pack up for Jewish studies.

Wednesday we were excited because we saw that the science lab was on the schedule!!!! We did our journal, a free write, and then took our time with our morning meeting.  Then, it was finally time to go to the lab!!!!!

Since we had a tornado drill last week, it brought up a lot of weather related questions!  Mrs. Jaffa was aware of this and coincidentally, our lesson today was all about tornadoes!!  First, we talked about questions we had.

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After we recorded our questions, we watched a video about how a tornado is made.  It helped answer a lot of our questions!!

IMG_7989 We even talked about how to be safe if a tornado formed.  Then, we got to make our own tornadoes!!!!!

IMG_7982 IMG_7985 IMG_7978 IMG_7979 IMG_7983 IMG_7986 IMG_7993 IMG_7994 When we wrapped up science, it was time to go right to PE.  Then we enjoyed frozen treats and snack!

We started math when snack was over.  We took a test about halves and fourths…we aced it!!!  We will take a cumulative test tomorrow and then move on to our next unit–time!  We also started to think about counting to 100.  We started by filling out a 100’s chart..it had a lot of numbers missing! We did a great job of filling it in.

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After math we got ready for lunch and then enjoyed recess after lunch.  We came back in to pack up for Jewish studies.

Thursday we continued to work on our 100’s chart for our morning work.  We colored the 10’s in red, the 5’s in green, and the 2’s in blue! After our morning meeting, we were off to PE.  When we came back, we did AR quizzes and had snack!  After snack we started word work.

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Then it was time for math.  We took a cumulative test!

IMG_8007 Our test took us all the way back to our days with number bonds!  We also were able to review fact families.  We even did more multiplication, division, and halves and fourths!

After our test, we did read to self, with our OWN books!!  Some of us were able to take AR quizzes.  Then we were off to lunch.  After lunch we enjoyed recess on the big blue playground.  When we came back inside, it was time to pack up for Jewish studies.

Ms. Lewis wasn’t at school on Friday, but she told us she wouldn’t be there, so we weren’t surprised.

COMING SOON TO 1st GRADE………………………..

Next week is a regular 5-day week!  We will have new homework packets and we will have new math homework.  We get to start our time unit next week!!

Next THURSDAY we will celebrate Lag B’Omer; be on the lookout for more information.

If there are any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ms. Lewis!  An early Shabbat Shalom to everyone :)

Week of April 27–Jewish Studies

April 26th, 2015

אריאות כותב Ariyot Kotev Ariyot Writes!!

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We love learning cursive letters and even make them out of pretzels!!!  We thank Morah Galit and Ms. Hallett for helping us create cursive letters and words on our iPads!!

Cursive homework continues!!!!  We are so proud of our beautiful handwriting!! It’s sooo fun!  We love writing carefully in our blue writing notebooks!  We will soon be writing the letters ג ר ה ב ב  Gimel, Resh, Hey, Bet and Vet.  Each letter has a story to read and a small test at the end!!  WOW!!!

We had a great time for Israel’s Birthday!!!  Pictures to follow!!

פרשת השבוע  Parshat HaShavua  Portion of the Week

It’s a double portion in the Torah once again.   אחרי מות   קדושים  Acharei Mot  Kedoshim  We learn about a scapegoat.

33rd Week of 1st Grade – General Studies

April 24th, 2015

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Welcome back from the 3-day weekend!

We started our morning with an adjective activity from one of our middle school friends!  We got to draw a made-up animal and then describe it using adjectives.  We had our morning meeting and started daily 5.  During read to self we got to work in our small groups, every group was with a teacher!  During work on writing we worked on another example of ‘how-to’ writing! It was all about making a PB&J.

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When we finished, we were off to PE.  We came back to have snack and we decided to eat outside and then enjoy a bit of recess!  When we came back inside, it was time to start math.

During math, we started our division unit!  It is a brief introduction, but we are excited!  We are learning division by thinking about equal groups; for example, if we have 15 apples and we want to put them equally into 3 groups, how many will be in each group?

When we finished math, we moved our desks!!

IMG_7877 We had time for a round of freeze dance then we headed to lunch, then music, and back to pack up for Jewish studies.

Wednesday we had so much fun celebrating the EARTH!  It was Earth Day!!!  We did a fun review of our math subtraction in a mystery picture of the earth.  After our morning meeting we did a special kind of read to self!  We read an article together all about Earth Day!  We even did some comprehension questions about the story afterwards!  Then we started word work until it was time to go to PE.

After PE we enjoyed snack.  There were no frozen treats since Morah Eta is with our 8th graders in New York.  After snack we worked in our workbooks on division.  We were working really hard!  It was hard for us, but Ms. Lewis was very proud of everyone for their effort!!  Then we were off to lunch and a fun recess.  We came back in to get our folders and went up to Jewish studies.

Thursday we celebrated Yom HaAtzmaut!!!!  What a fun morning we had.  We were paired with 2nd grade and we enjoyed traveling together to all the stations celebrating Israel!!

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When the celebration was over, we came back to Ms. Lewis’ class to have a working snack time; we also did word work!  When we finished word work/snack we got to go outside for recess before going to lunch.  After lunch we took a math test about sharing a grouping (division) and then we got to play freeze dance before packing up for Jewish studies.

Friday was packed full!  We started with our word search and then flew through our morning meeting to make it to library on time!  We continued our research project in library.  When we came back it was time for snack and the Magic School Bus!  Then we took a math test; it was a cumulative test and a great review!  After our test we did a weekly reader all about Earth!!  We remembered that it was Earth day just this week!!  Then…we were SO excited….for read to self!!!!!! YES, you read right…we couldn’t wait to read our new books!!  We got new books from Amazon–Ivy and Bean, Amelia Bedelia chapter books, and even Frog and Toad!!!!  We didn’t wait to stop reading, but it was time for lunch!!

After lunch we enjoyed recess at the big blue playground!  We came in to pack up and meet Morah Hannah for Israeli dancing and Jewish studies.

COMING SOON TO 1st GRADE…………………………

Next week we have a normal week!  New math homework and new spelling will be sent home on Monday.

We hope to see you at COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY on Sunday, April 26th.  This counts as a school day for your child and  s/he WILL be counted absent if they do not participate.

Shabbat Shalom and we will see you on Sunday :) Please get in touch with Ms. Lewis if there are any questions or concerns!!

Week of April 20–Jewish Studies–Cursive

April 19th, 2015

 Short week!! (no school on Monday for the students…. but we teachers are very busy!!!)

אריאות כותב  Ariyot Kotev    Ariyot writes!!! in CURSIVE  (Sing along on Voicethread!!!)  Cursive homework is fun!!  It should not be too tiring for them to finish up any work not completed in class.  We are moving fast (almost a letter a day!) and please let us know if there are any difficulties.

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א  Alef  We made cursive Alefs with our bodies and out of twizzlers!!   Remember that the direction of writing in Hebrew is right to left!!! Each student  received a blue

מחברת      machberet     writing notebook

in order to practice writing.  Every night writing practice will be expected if not completed in class!!  This does not mean that reading practice stops.  PLEASE help your child to review their  Hebrew reading and writing.  The most writing  to be done is 4-5 repetitions on a line.  If more is done and it takes too long, then your child has NOT followed the easy instructions.  This should be fun and not a burden!  The blue writing notebook will be sent home starting on Tuesday if work is not completed in class!!!

We are continuing with ו י נ ן  Vav, Yud, Nun and Nun Sofit.    We move quickly through the  cursive alphabet so we’ll be ready for Kitah Bet!!!

ספירת העומר  Sefirat HaOmer  Counting of the Omer    From the 2nd night of Pesach  we count each day until we reach the holiday of Shavuot.  We are anticipating receiving  the 10 Commandments!!!  We include this in our daily prayers.  Ask your child what day of the Omer is it today??

תפילות Tefilot Prayers   At this point in our curriculum, we will be praying with

חזנים  chazanim   prayer-leaders from our class.   It’s amazing to see how much we have learned!!  And we appreciate Rabbi Tilman’s involvement on Tuesdays and Hazzan Holzer’s on Thursday.

Many important days …….

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יום השואה    Yom HaShoah   Day to remember the Holocaust was on   4/16.  This past Thursday, Morah Rachel  read to the students in Kitah Alef  the book, “The Yellow Star”, about Denmark during WWII.   We  commemorated this day by sitting around a large yellow  מגן דוד Magen David with 6 yahrzeit candles on each point and heard Morah Hanna’s story of her birth in the forest and the miracle of her life after the war.

יום הזכרון     Yom HaZikaron Memorial Day in Israel is this Wednesday 4/22.

We will remember the soldiers who have fought in Israel’s wars.  Unlike America’s Memorial Day, there are no picnics!  And then immediately afterwards, we celebrate—-

יום העצמאות   Yom Ha’Atzmaut Israel’s Independence Day!!  This Thursday, 4/23!!

יום הולדת שמח   Yom Huledet Sameach!  Happy 67th Birthday, Israel!! We’re going to have fun, fun, fun !!.  Lots of Hebrew speaking, Israeli food eating and more!  Wear blue & white!

כחול ולבן Kachole V’Lavan   Blue And White.

 

פרשת השבוע  Parshat HaShavua  Portion of the Week

It’s a double portion once again.   תזריע מצורע  Tazria  Metzorah about taking care of the sick and contagious diseases.

32nd Week of 1st Grade – General Studies

April 17th, 2015

Welcome back!!!  We hope everyone had a wonderful Passover break!  Ms. Lewis was thinking everyone may be tired on our Monday morning, so she was wearing bright yellow and had the tunes cranked up to wake us up :)  We did a journal question and told Ms. Lewis what we had done during our break, then we started our morning meeting.

After the pledge and hatikvah we started our day with daily 5, read to self.  We first reviewed what read to self looks like!  Then, we found our spots and got started.

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Then during our reflection, we got distracted by these cuties right outside our window!

IMG_7743  We refocused and started work on writing.  Before starting a new type of writing, we made a venn diagram to review narrative and expository writing.

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After our review, we were introduced to our new writing. ‘How To…’ writing describes how to do something!  We came up with a couple of example topics.

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After we came up with topics, we wrote our own ‘How to’ together!  As we wrote our ‘How to’, we learned about the special techniques to use in this type of writing.

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We are going to continue to write examples this week and we will get to start our own ‘How to’ next week!  When we finished our own ‘How to’, we reviewed it and then enjoyed snack.

During snack we read a book about trains!  Kagan had a treat for us from her Zaide!!  We learned a bit about train safety and then Kagan gave us goody-bags!!  What a treat :)  After snack we started math.

During math we reviewed our introduction to multiplication, and we continued working further on multiplication!  We learned about the multiply sign, which looks like an ‘X’ and we even compared multiplication to repeated addition.  We also got to make up multiplication stories based on pictures in our textbook, it was lots of fun!

We had time for  around or two of freeze dance before heading off to art.  Then we went right to lunch and recess and back to class to get our folders.  We packed up and headed to Jewish studies.

Tuesday we were busy!  We worked on our math to warm up our brains and then we started our morning meeting.  After our meeting we started daily 5.  We got to do small groups today and every group got to meet with a teacher!  After our small groups, we started word work.  Our word banks are getting really filled up with all of the spelling words we have had!

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After we added our words to our word bank, we got to choose an activity to practice our words.

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When we came back from PE, we got to enjoy snack time outside.

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When we came back inside, it was time for math.  We got to work on our multiplication all by ourselves!  We had some trouble, but Ms. Lewis and Mrs. Mcvearry helped us work through and we did great.  Some of us even got to work on a multiplication challenge :)

Then it was time for lunch, music and then Jewish studies.

Wednesday we were excited to come into an interesting journal question….we had to imagine that we shrunk in the rain!!!!!  Woah.  We got some cool responses :)  We jumped into daily 5 after our morning meeting.  We started with word work today, which was not our norm!  After word work, we transitioned into read to self all by ourselves! We enjoyed read to self with our own books and then we reflected with Mrs. Mcvearry.  Then we were off to PE and back to Ms. Lewis for snack.

We started math next.  We worked in our textbook and learned more about multiplication, even with numbers up to 40!!  We got to take turns telling multiplication stories and we worked together to make an entire story!  When we finished our math lesson for the day, we got to go to recess (before the rain!) and then off to lunch.  During lunch, now that it’s after Passover, we get to be chazaneem during the Birkat!!

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After lunch we had a special visitor come and teach us a lesson about realism and fantasy!  Our middle school friend, Maiah!!

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When our lesson was finished, we packed up and headed to meet Morah Rachel and Morah Hannah.

Thursday was another busy day!  We did our journal question and thought about realism and fantasy; Maiah asked us to draw a picture of fantasy and a picture of realism!  We had fun with that :) Then we had our morning meeting and we were off to PE.  When we came back from PE we took our AR quizzes and had snack after we got a new book from Mrs. Hallett.

When snack was over, we started word work.  We chose two activites from the board and then we got to quiz with a partner.

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After word work we got to go to recess until lunch!! When we came back from lunch we worked on our multiplication in math.  We worked hard in our workbooks and some of us even got to do a multiplication challenge project from Ms. Lewis!!  When it was time to pack up, Ms. Lewis surprised us with a quick round of freeze dance before we headed to Jewish studies.

Friday’s are always full of surprises, and lots of fun!  We started our morning with a free write and Ms. Lewis even got a head start on spelling tests.  We did a fast morning meeting and headed to library.  During library, we started to learn about research!! Wait to see what we get to do :)  We stayed int he library and Ms. Lewis met us there to take the STAR test.  Then we went back to class to have snack.

We started snack, but then had a surprise visit from our middle school friend Julia!!  She came to teach us a lesson about adjectives.  We had a lot of fun!! She even had a cool activity where we had a partner and had to guess the animal that our partner described by using adjectives!

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Next, we did math.  We took a test on multiplication!  Look for our math tests, and our spelling tests in our folders.  One of the test questions was kind of hard, so we did it together on the board.

FullSizeRender(2)  After math we were off to lunch!  We love getting to see our friends as leaders when we do the birkat!!

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When we finished lunch, we went to the big blue playground for recess and then came in to pack up right before going to Jewish studies.

COMING SOON TO 1ST GRADE…………………………………

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, April 20th.

We will get new homework packets on Tuesday, April 21st.  They will include math and spelling.  The packet is due the 24th.

THURSDAY is Yom HaAtzmaut!!!  We will be celebrating at school, but everyone should be wearing blue and white to celebrate!!  This means NO UNIFORM, however dress code is still in force (no denim, tank tops, etc).

We are hoping to see lots of our favorite faces at Community University on April 26th.  This is a great event…if you have questions…ask!!

Shabbat Shalom y’all :)