Shalom & Happy Friday!
In Parashat Metzora, we discussed “the purification ritual for people and homes afflicted with leprosy.” Back then , the Cohen checked everyone for health. We talked about what we do today to make sure everybody is healthy.
In our study of Pesach, we reviewed the four questions and the four sons. We also discussed prepositions in Hebrew, as they helped us search for chametz: above the bookshelf, under the desk, in the trash can, etc. The students had to use charades to communicate. We also worked hard, practicing for Tuesday’s play!
Here is a Science Update from Mrs. Jaffa:
“The second graders have been observing bald eagles nesting at this website in their classes. This month the eaglets should be hatching. To help supplement their observation of the eggs, the second grade designed an experiment to remove the shell from an egg, in order to observe the internal structures. This experiment took two weeks to be completed. In the first week, we set up the chemical reaction to remove the shell from the raw egg. In the second week, we learned about all of the parts of the egg, and how these parts help the chick grow inside. The kids really loved the fact that the got to design the steps of the experiment, and they had many wonderful hypotheses. The next week, they were so inquisitive and could not wait to see their results. Many students could not believe that the eggs were transparent and they could see the insides of the egg. This was an eggs-cellent experiment!”
We have been doing a lot of writing in class, working on personal narratives. After brainstorming and writing a few rough drafts, we have begun editing. The students have worked on capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and descriptive language. We were so grateful to be visited by Prince Period this week! He taught us more about periods and where they belong in sentences.
In studying descriptive language, the students learned about replacing the boring word “said” with words that readers would find more interesting. Your child may have told you that “Said is dead!”
Here is our Word Wall. We are collecting better words for said and WOW words too!
In Math class, we’ve been having fun studying fractions. Here is Jett, with a homemade fraction project he created!
The students explored fraction pieces, using words like “greater than” and “less than.”
Our Mystery Reader today was Evan’s mom! She read us Only 9 Chairs, a funny book about Passover!
There will be no hot lunch served all next week, as the kitchen staff prepares for Pesach, so please be sure to pack your child cold lunches.
Ms. Stein & Morah Rivka