October 19, 2012
3 Chesvan 5773
Dear Nevonim Parents,
We had such an awesome week of learning, full of Noah's ark and related themes. We read many versions of the story and put on many plays. The text of one is as follows:
1. G-d tells Noah "Soon there will be a flood."
2. Noah builds the ark
3. Noah's family and the animals get on the arks
4. There is rain for 40 days and 40 nights
5. They find dry land and they are happy!
A group of children performed this at Pretend Shabbat, complete with animal costumes. We wrote Noach in Hebrew and in Aleph Bet Yoga. We sang songs including the old camp favorite "Rise and Shine" version of Noah's ark; we changed a favoirte white dove song to include an ark, and we changed a game about a zoo train to be an ark walk. We did our Noah's ark puzle many times and we played other ark games as well including jenga ark building. The arks built from magnet block this week almost outnumbered the children! Related to the flood, we did a floating/sinking science experiment and came up with a few good science sentences. One day Rabbi Menachem came to the kitah and built and then destroyed a tower of Babel to teach us the end part of Parashat Noach which is where G-d gives people many different languages.
Today we had a fun building snack for Asher's fifth birthday. We look forward to seeing you all next week.
We also did Havdalah with Nachshomin. We sang with Melita. We played scocer in teams. We played word/lettter guessing games with our name. We went to the park and it felt like summer, but we looked for and found many signs of fall.
Caitlin, Ruth and Shirlee