Everyone got taller over winter break 🙂 Welcome back! Firstly, help me in welcoming our new friend! We are so excited to have her join us for the rest of the year.
General Studies: Can you believe it’s been 80 (8 tens and 0 ones) days of kindergarten?! We celebrated by making the number ’80’ out of play-dough!
We are continuing through our math curriculum and have arrived at counting up to 20! We have been very busy learning about place value. We have counted with everything in sight – beans, checkers, magnets, bears, cars and more! The process of thinking of our numbers as tens and ones helps to organize our minds as we progress through the curriculum. For example, the number 13 is broken into 1 ten and 3 ones, yet the number 21 is broken into 2 tens and 1 one.
We will soon be starting number bonds! Number bonds are a different way to think of addition. We have 1 part and 1 part that make a whole. You will see this illustrated as a triangle-like figure with circles on the end!
Please visit the following link to learn more about number bonds so you can help your child learn: https://komodomath.com/blog/parents-guide-to-number-bonds
Jewish Studies: We finished up Hanukkah and have moved on to Tu B’Shevat! We learn new vocabulary related to the holiday along with the meaning of the holiday. We learn new songs, do projects, and more. We hope to see you at the Tu B’Shevat program on January 23rd, at 6:30pm!! We are going to surprise you with a song 🙂 We continue to work on reading and writing during Hebrew centers. Our vocabulary continues to grow! We are still learning the Torah stories each week, too.
Thank you for all the tzedakah! We continue to give tzedakah every Friday, if possible, towards our mitzvah trip at the end of the year. We will go to Winn Dixie with our tzedakah money and buy food for the poor to bring to the food pantry.