Saying Sorry, Sukkot and the 5 Senses

Hello again!

This week was filled with thinking, talking, and doing!

We began by reviewing what we had learned about Yom Kippur. We had heard the story of Jonah and the Big Fish and then made our own!

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We read “Sammy Spider’s First Yom Kippur” and discussed apologizing and forgiveness. Then we talked about some things we might be sorry for- like not listening to our parents, that’s what happened to Josh in Sammy Spider’s book.


We read “Saying Sorry” and talked about when and how we should say we’re sorry.

When bad things happen or good friends fight, saying sorry helps make things right!

When you say “sorry” and are kind and true, people will also be nice to YOU!

We read Rainbow Fish and then answered the question,”How can we be a good friend?”

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We learned about “Left” and “Right” and decorated slippers for Yom Kippur.

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We focused on Beginning Sounds. Then we introduced Ending Sounds. Then we put them all together to begin creative spelling. In creative spelling, we are beginning our “pre-reading” by helping friends to use the sounds they hear in a word to try and sound out what it may look like written. Don’t worry, this is NOT the end result… Just a beginning!

In Jewish Studies we learned about Sukkot and in class we talked about the symbols of Sukkot.

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We made a Lulav by cutting and matching the same leaves on either side of the “palm”, and an Etrog by lacing- then we “labeled” it. We even built a “sukkah” with our picture that has the blessing for both. (Fine Motor Skills)

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We continue to incorporate left and right to create our class project for the school Sukkah!

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We introduced the letter “E”.

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In P.E., Ms. Alyse talked more about left and right and then we played PARACHUTE! (Gross Motor Skills)

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We had Music with Ms. Zina. We used our listening ears and our dancing feet!

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While talking about our symbol of Sukkot, we started to learn about our “5 Senses”- See, Hear, Touch, Smell, and Taste. Did you know we can use ALL 5 senses with a lulav and etrog? We can SEE the different colors and various shades of green. We can HEAR the palm leaves when we shake the lulav. We can Touch the etrog- it is bumpy- and the lulav- the palm leaves are spiky. We can Smell the etrog- it smelled citrusy- and the lulav- it smells like plants. We can TASTE the etrog- but not until Sukkot is over.

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We celebrated a special Shabbat in the school Sukkah with our Aba Shabbat Nikita and our Ema Shabbat Lela.

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This was our BEST WEEK EVER… Until Next Week!

Just a reminder….


If you have not yet returned the ASQ, please do so by Thursday, October 1st.

Sukkah Hop

On September 30th we have been invited to visit some community Sukkot. Please drop your child off no later than 8:30 with their car seat.

Parent- Teacher Conferences- November 9th

I would love the opportunity to meet with you individually so that we may discuss your child’s progress.

Please note the following dates:

September 28th-29th– Sukkot- SCHOOL CLOSED

October 5th-6th– Shemini Atzeret & Simhat Torah- SCHOOL CLOSED

Please remember to send $6.00 for the Weekly Reader subscription.

You can still purchase school T-shirts– we love for all our friends to wear them on Field Trips.

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

Ms. Suzie & Ms. Robin