Mrs. Gutterman is working on a recycled art project for Tu B’Shevat. She is asking for donations of empty and washed 2-liter soda bottles by January 31st. Thank you!
This week in Jewish Studies, we learned about the structure of trees. We discussed the different kinds of branches, leaves, flowers, and fruits. Also, we talked about how trees can look very different during each season. Using an app called Pixie, we are designing trees of our own, and naming the parts in Hebrew!
In Parashat Bo, we studied the last three plagues (locusts, darkness, and the death of the first born son). From this Parashah, we learned what the mezuzah represents.
In Torah, we learned about the Creation of the human beings and the animals. People were created in God’s image, and they are the “king” of the animal kingdom. We should appreciate and use what God has given us (intelligence, resources, etc).
In Math this week, we began studying Length. We learned about measuring in Non-Standard Units, such as: paper clips, footprints, and arm spans. While this was fun, we saw that these units wouldn’t be understood by everyone in the world, and that they can change over time.
Next week, we will study Standard Units!
As you know, we worked on a project this week called CritterKin! We learned about rescuing animals, accepting differences and imperfection, and being kind to all creatures. You will see the notes that we took in class arriving home today in your child’s white folder. We enjoyed doing two Google Hangouts with author and illustrator, Jena Ball! Here are two videos from the first one.
We also enjoyed making dog toys from the T-shirts you generously sent in!
We were so grateful to have Morah Eta’s sister, Ms. Osher and her dog, Gypsy visit our classroom!
We learned a lot about Greyhound dogs, and everyone had the chance to pet her. We even examined Gypsy’s toes, mouth, and toothbrush!
Our Mystery Reader today was Efrat’s Safta!
She read us a beautiful book, completely in Hebrew, and Efrat translated!
Stay safe and dry this weekend!
Ms. Stein & Morah Rivka