WEEK OF APRIL 15, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:  This week we read “Down by the Bay” a book and song by Raffi.  We worked a lot on rhyming words.  We made up our own song, using different animals and words that rhymed with them.  The children are very advanced in this area and we had fun.  We finished our last letter.  Now we will review all our letters and the sounds they make.  Did your child tell you that we went to Israel on Monday?  During Jewish Studies this week, we went on a plane ride and “flew” to Israel.  We sang many songs and finished the trip with cake!  It was fun and yummy.  We also had a mystery reader.  He was visiting the  Jacksonville Jewish Center and came in and read to the children.  It was an interactive story and the children had fun with him.

REMINDERS:  No school on Friday so that we can hold parent conferences.  I look forward on seeing everyone for our parent/teacher conferences on Friday.

Please remind your child not to bring toys to school.  They are a distraction and I would feel bad if their favorite toy got lost or broken.  We send home the share bag daily, that is a good time to bring in something special from home.

Our spring pictures will take place next TUESDAY, April 23rd.  Please dress your child appropriately. Our class picture will be on May 1st.

Please mark Friday, May 3rd down.  We will have our Shabbat Dinner for everyone and their families to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact Claudia @ claudiartw@gmail.com or Beth @ bethwolpoff@yahoo.com.  Thank you and hope to see you there.  Please RSVP soon by sending in your registration form and check.

ABA/EMA:  April 19, no School.  April 26 Gabe/Ella:  May 3 Itamar/Gigi

Below are some pictures from our field trip and when we celebrated Israel’s birthday.