In Math Morah Beth’s math group has been learning about clocks and time. The children now know that there are three hands on a clock as well as each of their names. They are aware of how many numbers are on the clock and that there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and 24 hours in a day. The group now knows how to tell time to the o’clock, 15, 30, and 45!!!!
Mrs. Ravski’s math group has been introduced to money. They know the value of the coins, as well as how to show the value in different ways.
In Language Arts/Reading different groups are continuing to concentrate on different concepts. Each group read passages on Earth Day. We talked about the best possible ways to keep our earth clean as well as why this is so important!
In Spelling, the first graders have their second group of special words for writing! They have been working on the spelling as well as the definitions through class time and www.spellingcity.com . The kindergartners have been exposed to a new list of sight words in which they are asked to work creatively with hands-on assignments to help them remember these words.
Judaics covered two more very important holidays. Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut. Flags were created to celebrate Israel and a school-wide Independence Day celebration took place on Thursday morning. The entire school was broken into groups and had the opportunity to visit 8 different activities all revolving around Important Israeli historical figures.
In honor of Earth Day, our Science/solar system unit focused on ….THE EARTH!!!! After learning about the 4 layers of the earth, children had an opportunity to create their own earth using clay. They used different colors to represent the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. They also learned what these layers consist of as well as what happens when these layers shift. They also created a 3-dimensional earth to add to our classroom solar system.
The WACKY WEDNESDAY theme this week was Earth!!!! Many students wore their Earth Day shirts that had been purchased from the 6th grade and many others used their imagination 🙂