Kindergarten & Grade 1

Spotlight on the Classroom (archives)
May 1, 2011
April 3, 2011

Our whole class was present and we had a special school friend visiting. Following tefillah we went to look at the Mount Carmel fire poster and talked about how our tzedakah is helping people, animals, houses and plants. We continued learning about Pesach (Passover) themes. For example, through the medium of art we crossed the red sea and came to freedom.

March 27, 2011
Our class expanded today as we joined with Grades 2 & 3. The students heard the amazing story and learned Pesach (Passover) vocabulary. They enjoyed creating two "food collages." One collage of foods we can eat during Pesach and the other of foods that are not eaten. Fruits and most veggies are eaten year-round (except maybe on Yom Kippur). You can see these collages hanging in the Social Hall. 
March 20, 2011
March 13, 2011
Barbara Jacobs subbed this morning, she says: "What a treat these children were!"
We prayed in Tefila, baked hamantaschen,  had music (rehearsing the Purim song for next week), played both outside and inside for recess (it started to rain), made our own groggers, colored pictures of the Purim characters, looked at a book about Purim, saw that a Megillah looks very different from the Torah (only one scroll) - and watched a presentation about Camp Newman in Santa Rosa.
March 6, 2011
February 27, 2011
In Simcha's absence, Arnold Bedak led our class with the faithful help of Hannah. They told the story of Abraham and Sarah, how they changed their names (from Avram and Sarai) and what the addition of the hey might mean. It was a multi-generational lesson as Anabel was joined by her grandfather for the morning. Together they made a diorama of the "house" and landscape in which Abraham and Sarah lived.