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21 May

This week began with a wonderful Tefillah led by Morah Limor. The children went through all of the brachot from Birkat Hashachar. For each bracha, the children acted out what they were thankful for. For example, making muscles when they were thanking God for “strengthening us with courage”. Marching in place to show, “guiding our daily steps” 

In Math, the Morah Beth’s math group has begun a cumulative review. The children were given different forms of number bonds and asked to show them using manipulatives, solve them, and then show the number equation. 
In Language Arts/Reading, different groups are continuing to concentrate on different concepts. While one group is focusing on the author’s purpose, another is concentrating on main idea and supporting details and another learned and used a variety of adjectives. They are developing their ability to use these adjectives to provide more specific detail within their writing. 
In Spelling, the first graders have their second group of homophones! 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. Some activities have included writing their words in flour, salt, or sugar. Making the words out of play-doh, air writing, and even writing their words on their parents back with their finger. The first grade has also been exposed to the proper way to use “I” and “me” in a sentence as well as the pronouns he, she, it, and they. 
 This week’s Science lesson continued with the solar system. We created our 3-dimensional replications of Venus and Mars and learned about…
The WACKY WEDNESDAY theme this week was Flashback… Children came dressed in the decade of their choice 🙂 There was lots of school-wide participation, making a fun day for all!
We ended the week with a very special day. Special Friend’s Day took place on Friday and we were joined by the parents, grandparents and other special friends of your children. We had read the 11th Commandment and then created our own commandments from thoughts that we really feel are important. We then joined the Babaganoush class and all of their special people for a Shabbat story (in Hebrew and English) and a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat. It was a lovely day and we look forward to celebrating with them again next year!

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