Chodesh Tov, Families!
Welcome to the Hebrew month of Adar! We have begun to learn about Purim! We talked about opposites and the story of Purim. On Thursday, we celebrated the start of this happy month by making fun masks.
Please save the date: On Monday, March 2nd, we will be baking hamantashen! Please email Morah Rivka at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer to help.
In Torah, we studied Shabbat. In Parashat Terumah, God instructed Moses to collect donations, in order to build a Tabernacle (Mishkan). That was a portable synagogue that the people used while traveling through the desert.
Last week in General Studies, we learned even more about Presidents’ Day! Working in rotating small groups, we enjoyed many different activities: writing about our country, putting all of the presidents into ABC Order, writing the names of our 50 states on maps, and designing our own White Houses, using specific measurements for the windows and doors! We sent home the classwork on Friday, even if not all of it was completed. We also created a class board game last week called Add It Up! We worked in three groups, called Crews: the Rules Crew, the Layout & Measuring Crew, and the Symbols & Money Crew. This project was student-led, and it took a lot of conversation and negotiation to create our final product. Mrs. Freedman and I are so proud of how hard the kids worked, and how positively they participated!
In addition, Mrs. Hallett helped us record facts about President Washington and President Lincoln, as we took a “virtual tour” of the White House!
Our special Mystery Reader on Friday was Liza’s Aunt Yaffa!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Ms. Stein & Morah Rivka