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Purim Prepping in the Little Beginners

Our Little Beginners are getting ready for Purim! We started working on our very own mask. Our Morah’s traced both our hands, cut them out, and we glued them together!  We then colored Popsicle sticks to be our mask handle. We can’t wait to wear our masks on Purim!

During circle time, Morah Deena gave the class a Purim puppet show, we met King Achashverosh, Haman Harasha, Mordachai and our favorite; Queen Esther. We all sat quietly and in awe as Morah Deena told us the Purim Story. We also learned some Purim songs, and dressed up in silly hats. We then had time to eat yummy Cheerios, and play with the rice table.

  

We always have a great time playing with the bikes and balls.

We can’t wait to see everyone on Wednesday, remember- it is picture day!

Morah Deena and Morah Naama

 

By |February 12, 2018|

Having A Ball- In Little Beginners

We had a great week here in Little Beginners!

Our Wednesday class started with some eager kids ready to play. After playtime, we all sat in a circle and davened, we sang Mode Ani and Shema. We even learned some new songs like ‘head and shoulders’.

Our morning continued in our indoor playground. We had a blast throwing, catching and running after colorful balls.

For our final activity of the day, we got to paint! We put paint on a paper inside a box, and placed golf balls inside. We each took turns rolling the box and balls around to create our own masterpiece! We can’t wait to bring our paintings home on Monday. We had a great week, and we are looking forward to coming back next week! Shabbat Shalom

 

Morah Deena and Morah Naama

By |February 12, 2018|

Colors, shapes and more in the Butterfly Class

We have a new friend in our class! Welcome, Shalom Nissim! We are so glad you have come to join us!!

We continued our Purim activities by beginning to create a castle to turn our classroom into a scene from Shushan. We painted boxes with silver and gold as the first step.

 

Meanwhile, we’ve also been learning about health and hygiene. We read a book about germs and how we have to be careful to wash our hands and sneeze and cough into our elbows so the germs don’t spread. We saw a silly demonstration of germs spraying everywhere – Morah Kerry pretended to sneeze while she sprayed water from a spray bottle across the room. Yuck! Then she covered her face with her elbow while she sneezed. No germs spread that way! Everyone thought that was very funny.

 

We’ve been working on our colors and shapes too. We’re in the process of making a collage for each color. So far we did red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. We also played a fun matching game where we had to match the shapes and colors.

  

Another fun thing we did was measure each person in our class with ribbon against the wall. We can see how tall everyone is and we can’t wait to see how much we grow by the end of the year.

Thank you to Daniela’s mother for reading to us during library time this week.

By |February 8, 2018|

Hurray! Purim is coming! in the Butterfly class

Although it’s not quite the month of Adar yet, we already jumped right into learning about Purim. We loved seeing a puppet show of the story of Purim and learning all about each person in the story – King Achashverosh, Vashti, Mordechai, Queen Esther, and Haman. After hearing the story, the children had a chance to play with the puppets and do a show of their own. They made Achashverosh say, “Vashti, come to my party!” and Vashti said, “No!” They thought about how the king must have felt – was he happy or sad that she didn’t come? They decided he was very sad. He was so sad and upset that he wanted a new queen instead of Vashti. We loved acting this out. We also practiced rolling up the toy megillah that we have.

    

We also learned about Haman, who was not nice to the Jewish people. When we hear Haman’s name when we read the megillah, we have to make a lot of noise! The children practiced making noise when they heard Haman’s name and being quiet when they heard anything else. After we did that, we went to the table and explored many materials that make different sounds. We put the different things inside containers, put the lids on, and shook them to hear the way it sounded. Some sounded loud and some were quieter – we even tried shaking cotton and guess what? It didn’t make any sound at all!

 

By |February 6, 2018|

First Day Fun – In Little Beginners

What a fantastic first day we had! It was nice to meet all our new Little Beginners. Everyone enjoyed getting to know each other while playing with play dough, cars, blocks and books. We then had circle time where we davened and sang songs.

Our Little Beginners loved playing with the “trucks”.

When we finished with the bikes, we went back to our room, where we had snack and played with our rice table. Everyone loved the feel of the rice. We then had a special project with dot paint. We made a class mural, which is now hanging in front of our classroom- come check it out! Our favorite part of this project was opening and closing the dot paint caps.

We had a great first day, and we can’t wait until we meet again on Wednesday!

  

Morah Deena and Morah Naama

 

By |February 6, 2018|