In Jewish Studies this week, we practiced our Hebrew reading and writing. The more the students practice at home, the better readers they will become. Up until recently, we were working on reading individual words, but on Wednesday, we started reading an actual Rosh Hashanah story! It was nice to see the students’ excitement. We also began learning how to prepare for Rosh Hashanah. We talked about the foods that we enjoy (apples & honey, round challah, and pomegranate), as well as proper behavior (forgiveness and repentance).
“All of the kids loved reading their stories to their groups. The books that the three groups read were called ‘The New Kid,’ ‘City Mouse and Country Mouse,’ and ‘City Friends, Country Friends.’”
“We also read a story called ‘Exploring Space with an Astronaut.’ We liked seeing the astronauts floating around the spaceship. They float because there is no gravity in outer space! Astronauts have to exercise so they can stay fit. The astronauts use a special telescope to see our planet Earth. Most of the kids in class liked the idea of going to space camp! There is a space camp for children of different ages and also for adults! We even learned that Mrs. McVearry’s son, Jack will be going to space camp in October!”
“Frogs are all over our school! We love frogs, and we’re trying to find Froggy Mitzhopper, who has been frognapped! We are selling magazines and other items as a fundraiser for our school. We earn frogs that we wear on lanyards.”
In Math this week, we learned how to add and subtract numbers using the grid strategy and bond strategy. We also studied place value using money and number discs. I can show you these strategies on Monday at our Singapore Parent Information Night at 7:00 PM. I really hope you can make it! If not, the entire presentation will be livestreamed on our website! You can even email questions from home.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Morah Rivka & Miss Stein