Happy official start of Winter Break!
This week in Jewish Studies, we studied Parashat Sh’mot. We learned about how the Jews became slaves in Egypt. We also learned about the birth of Moses, and how he cared for others as an adult.
In Torah, we studied the sixth day of Creation and how God created the human being. We had a very interesting conversation about our image, God’s image, and whether or not He has a body. One child said that yes, He does have a body because Moses saw his back. One child said that no, He does not have a body, that He is a light. Another child said that He cannot have a body because He is not in this world, He is in the sky. What do you think? Please leave us a comment, or discuss this topic with your child.
This week, we also continued discussing what we can do by ourselves in Hebrew (speaking, reading, writing, singing, etc).
In Math class, we finished Unit 3 on the measurement of weight. I sent home one test, and I’ll be sending home another when we return from break. In our next unit, we will study multiplication!
To prepare for the Wordly Wise vocabulary program, which begins the day we return, the students worked in small groups with Mrs. Gutterman. Using vocabulary words from our Reading story, Anansi Goes Fishing, she had them discuss the meanings of the words, and then draw pictures to represent those words. The students’ ideas were so creative! They will use this lesson to transition into Wordly Wise. I love watching the kids’ vocabulary grow during the winter and spring!
Our Mystery Reader this week was Maya’s Safta, Mrs. Shapiro!
Today, we watched Kitah Alef perform two plays in their classroom! They did such a great job! Kitah Bet loved being the audience, and recalling the play they performed last year with Ms. Lewis!
“School resumes on Monday, January 6th. We will have a welcome back assembly and students may dress down.
What is DRESS DOWN?
Students do not have to come to school in school uniform; however, they must still dress modestly. They are allowed to wear jeans and t-shirts; however, all t-shirts must have appropriate writing, cover shoulders, and be of an appropriate length. Crocks, Flip Flops, Sandals and open- toed shoes are not allowed. Questions, please contact the Day School Office at 268-4200 ext. 148.
Future Dress Down Days – Mark Your Calendars Now!
Monday, February 3
Monday, March 3
Wednesday, April 30″
We would like to thank you all very much for contributing to our Winter Break gifts! We really appreciate the Target giftcards, the boxes of chocolates, and all of your support and involvement this year! Have a safe, relaxing, and wonderful Winter Break!
Morah Rivka, Morah Ilana, Ms. Wulbern, & Ms. Stein