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We had such a great year in the Butterfly class!

It was so nice having so many mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, babysitters, and friends join us for our end of year party. We loved having the chance to do a painting activity with all of our visitors, and to share a Shabbat party with you too. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to celebrate with us.

It’s sad that the year is ending but so special to think about all the experiences we had together and the many ways the children have grown. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Have a wonderful summer!

 

By |June 15, 2018|

Sledding and spraying in the Butterfly class

We brought a sled outside and have been using our gross motor skills to give each other rides around the playground. It’s so much fun to take turns riding and pulling. We also enjoyed digging dirt and filling the sled up. Another big hit was spray bottles that we filled up with water and used to spray the trees, leaves, ground, and everything else except people!

We got a new light table and explored it in our dark classroom. The light shone through the colorful pieces.

Thank you to Zachary’s and Liat’s mothers for doing a special BabyBOP class for us! We had so much fun with you!

By |June 15, 2018|

Outside painting in the Butterfly class

We loved painting outside a few weeks ago and decided to do it again! We brought out a big sheet of paper, watercolors, paintbrushes, and cups of water and had so much fun. Some children even used their fingers to paint. With so many activities to do outside, we’ve been spending more and more time out in the beautiful weather instead of in the classroom.

We also enjoyed music with Morah Jill this week. Look at all these extra happy faces!

We did some stretching and yoga too.

And the children are still loving the Nature Room and all the play options there. The sand, cars, water table, kitchen area, and library give everyone the chance to do their favorite activities.

By |June 5, 2018|

We’ve grown so much in the Butterfly class!

It’s hard to believe we have less than two weeks left of school! The children are still enjoying their favorite activities and playing with their friends every day. This week we revisited our height chart and did new measurements for everyone. See how the green ribbons are all taller than the blue ones? It’s amazing how much everyone has grown since January!

 

By |June 4, 2018|

Bringing the Outdoors Inside in the Butterflies

The children enjoy being outdoors so we try to spend as much time as possible outside. They love to explore the different areas of our park and find the little treasures that nature shares with us. They collect all different types of sticks and stones and make piles and designs on the ground. they love to use the magnifying glasses to look more closely at their discoveries. And we love to hear them use language to describe what they see!!

We decided to collect some of these items and make them into a mural for inside our school. They really enjoyed planning out on the large mural paper where they would put each treasure. And boy did they have fun with the glue! They loved using pine branches and acorns and the other items to actually paint the glue onto the paper and then to hold the branches and items in place. What a great time we all had!

 

We finished up our top secret Mother’s Day presents and baked challah for Shabbat.
Have a happy Mother’s Day! Your children loved telling us over and over how much they love their mommies!! They worked with so much love on the gifts they prepared for you and we know are so excited to show you their creations!!!

We had so much fun preparing our Mother’s Day gifts that the children wanted to know when we were going to make something for our fathers too. Guess what? Father’s Day is coming up pretty soon! We collected rocks outside and began creating something special just for them.

Shabbat Shalom!

 

By |May 11, 2018|

We have caterpillars in the Butterfly class!

It’s really spring! It’s warm and sunny outside and the birds are chirping. In honor of spring we got a visitor in our classroom. Actually, 5 of them. Can you guess what they are?

Caterpillars! We were so excited to see the cup with 5 tiny caterpillars in it. We saw the food on the bottom and watched them move and eat a little. We know that they will eat all their food and get bigger and bigger, and then go into a chrysalis. They’ll sleep in there and when they come out, they’ll be butterflies!

Some children had some questions and comments about the caterpillars.

“Pink on it?”

“They will grow the chrysalis.”

“Brown food.”

“The chrysalis opens.”

“Not bigger yet!”

“Open the tank. No, silly.”

“They move up and down.”

“Eat more?”

We sang a butterfly song and flew around like butterflies.

We made a spring collage of insects shapes on a big butterfly.

And of course we’ve been playing outside a lot! It’s so nice to go out without coats and hats.

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By |April 25, 2018|

We had a great trip to Israel in the Butterflies!

After preparing and learning about each city in Israel, it was finally time to board the plane for our big trip! We lined up and found our seats on the plane. The pilot flew us safely all the way there! On the way, we had a snack and took a little rest.

When we got to Israel, our first stop was the Kotel. We davened and wrote notes to Hashem.

Then we traveled to Tzfat to check out the beautiful art gallery. It was full of art that we made! There were finger paint masterpieces, chalk drawings, and collages.

After that, we took the bus to Tel Aviv and enjoyed a delicious ice cream treat at the ice cream shop. We also ate yummy Israeli salad.

The last stop was Eilat, where we played on the beach in the sand and water.

The day finished with a parade together with the Sunflower class. The Rabbi played songs on his guitar while we danced with our flags. It was so much fun!

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We’ll be sending home a book with even more pictures!

By |April 20, 2018|

From Yerushalayim to Tzfat in the Butterflies

We continued our Israel explorations with a trip to the Kotel. We looked at a picture of the Kotel and saw lots of bricks and grass in between them. We used sponges to stamp with brown paint and each made a brick to add to the Kotel in our classroom. The Kotel is the only part left of the Beit Hamikdash, so it’s very special. We learned that people go there to daven to Hashem and say thank you for all the things He does for them. People write notes to put in the wall with messages for Hashem. When we take our trip to Israel on Thursday, we’re going to put our own notes in. We also built part of the wall with wooden blocks.

Our Tel Aviv ice cream shop is ready for business! We set it up with bowls, cones, and the different flavor scoops of ice cream that we made last week. We have a cash register and ice cream scoopers and the children enjoyed ordering ice cream and checking out the paying customers. The Sunflower class even came to buy some ice cream, as did Morah Rachelle.

We also made our own real homemade ice cream by putting the ingredients – milk, sugar, and vanilla – in a ziploc bag and putting that bag in another bag with ice and salt. We shook it up and eventually, it turned into ice cream!

In Eilat we loved playing in the sand and the water.

We can’t wait for our big trip coming up!

By |April 17, 2018|

Israel, here we come! in the Butterflies

Israel’s birthday is coming up! We are excited to celebrate this by learning about many special things about Israel. We read a story called Ella’s Trip to Israel, where Ella and her family fly on an airplane all the way to Israel. We wondered if she took a nap on the plane, or ate snacks. When they landed at the airport, they traveled all around from Yerushalayim to Tel Aviv to Eilat to Tzfat. It sounded like so much fun that we decided to plan a trip just like this! Next week, in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, we will be taking a pretend trip to Israel to experience all of the special places and sights. We began our preparations for the trip by painting our airplane.

We learned about the flag of Israel. Each country has its own flag and we looked at pictures of so many different ones. We saw a picture of the Israeli flag – it’s blue and white and has a star in the middle. We looked around the room and found many blue and white things. In Hebrew, we say “kachol v’lavan” – blue and white. We each made a flag to use at our parade next week.

 

 

A yummy treat that many people eat in Israel is ice cream! The children were very excited to help make an ice cream parlor for our classroom so we can scoop and serve ice cream to all our friends. We used bubble wrap to stamp with to create the cones, and then dipped styrofoam balls in different “flavors” to make the ice cream scoops.

We have also continued our spring classroom transformation by adding birds and […]

By |April 13, 2018|

Spring is here in the Butterflies

We’re back from Pesach vacation and on to the next thing! We learned about counting the omer between Pesach and Shavuot until Hashem gives us the Torah. We decided to make a collaborative painting with dot paint and we will add a sticker to the chart every day as we count. We love counting so this will be a real treat each day!!

It’s spring! It’s still a little chilly outside but we hope it will warm up soon so the flowers can bloom. We made collages with tissue paper in different spring colors to hang in our classroom, as well as flowers to hang on our tree. Our trees have more colorful buds on them than the ones we saw outside!!

One day during snack some of the children decided to explore their food with a magnifying glass. The Cheerios looked really big!

After an extended winter, we are excited to be able to play outside again every day. We even brought the outside in with slices and stumps of a tree they cut down from the playground. So much fun!

By |April 10, 2018|