November 18, 2011
21 Cheshvan 5772
Dear Nevonim Parents,
We had a great week. We continued talking about fall. We worked more
on our leaf mural, adding leaves we collected, feathers and even sand to
make a fall nature collage. We noticed signs of fall at the park even
as we played soccer and other games.
We wrote the word for fall in Hebrew (Stav) with our bodies using Aleph
Bet Yoga. We sang with Melita. We told stories using feltboards of
books about Rain and Feelings - this inspired some children to draw
pictures and write stories about these subjects. We played a Jewish
symbol matching game. Caitlin brought her ukulele in a few times and we
all loved that! We have been talking alot about food and cooking (and
will be more as Thanksgiving approaches) and we read as a class The
Hungry Thing which is a great classic that includes fun rhymes that
inspired us to rhyme also!
Our children are such voracious Torah scholars that we have already
finished all of Breishet (Genesis). We said a "Shehechiyanu" and a "Kol
Ha'Kavod" and a "Yishir Koach!" We will start reading aloud Shmot
(Exodus) next week. We also heard this week the fun that Shabbatasaurus
had Adel's house and Wild Thing had at Raya's house. - we can't wait to
hear more as these creatures travel to each of your homes.
We spent several days talking about grandparents and decorating the
beautiful frames for the even more beautiful photographs. We used
watercolors one day, wood pieces and buttons on the next few days. We
also read aloud Toad and Frog and the Buttns. On several days, we had
children who created a "Mobile Library" as they carted books around
outside (one even disappeared under our couch for a few days!) Today we
made challah and challah bags and had rainy day fun with an obstacle
course in the social hall, a Shabbat band in the kitah and playdough
animal soup in the water table. We also sang Shabbat songs including
one about making soup! We also made cards today, one to thank Milt for
all he builds for us (including great closet shelves that have made our
lives much easier) as well as a Mazel Tov card to Nevo and his family
for the birth of his new baby brother.
Next week will be a short week, but one which promises to be full of
food and fun. The following week (just to give you a heads up) we will
be launching the PJ Havdalah by having pajama day on Thursday and Friday
as well as other tzedakah related activities.
Caitlin, Ruth and Shirley