This week, our class is thinking. Each of us are thinking about how we can be more kind to those around us in the coming year. Why are we thinking so much? Because it is Yom Kippur. We thought about times we may have made someone sad or mad and we practiced saying “I’m Sorry” or “Slicha.” Morah Rachel read “A Yom Kippur Think” by Miriam Feinberg. It is a story about a girl who does a lot of thinking, just like us!
The theme of our Weekly Reader was Kindness. We looked at photos of children who were feeling sad, proud and mad, then we thought of ways we could be kind to someone in that situation. We will continue practicing kindness because we are all a work in progress.
This week we had a double birthday celebration. Two of our friends turned FIVE over the weekend! We had a special snack of apple sauce, raisins and pretzels in honor of the new five year olds. Thank you to both sets of parents for helping us celebrate this special day!
In the garden we finally got to plant our herbs and vegetables! The produce includes basil, eggplant, carrots and tomatoes. We can’t wait to see how our garden grows!
Did Ms. Heather know our letter of the week was B? Because we finished our meeting with a bubble party!
In the classroom, we practiced making the shape of the letter B and the number 4. Using stickers or dot paints to make the B and 4 shape help us learn the letter formation and strengthen our writing muscles! We also practiced cutting straight lines with scissors.
By Thursday we realized Ms. Heather definitely knew our letter of the week was B. She taught us about BRIDGES! We made our own beam bridges, arch bridges, and truss bridges. Which design held the most weight?
We discovered that the bridge made of triangles, or the truss bridge, held the most weight.
Everyone brought a bunch of B things for Show and Tell this week! Way to go!
Our Mystery Reader contunued the B theme with a book called “Bee” by Britta Teckentrup. Thank you for spending time with our class!
Our fantastic emas led us in our Shabbat blessings.
We can’t wait to prepare for Sukkot together next week!
Ms. Alyse and Ms. Stephanie