The Monster Mash

Mrs. Kramer and Ms. Edison: February 1-5

Academics

It has been a fun and busy week! Of course, the highlight was celebrating the 100th day of school. We managed to incorporate the theme of 100 into every subject area. It was awesome! In addition to all of the fun on Thursday, we have been working hard in language arts. Kevin Henkes has written so many wonderful books to use for our author study! This week, we read Julius, the Baby of the World. It was a great book for making predictions, which is the reading strategy that we are practicing right now. The kids also sequenced the story like a comic strip. We are spending a lot of time on synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms during our grammar time. This has been lots of fun! In math, we are still working on telling time. The kids are getting really good at reading an analog clock. We have just begun a social studies unit on American symbols and American history. We have looked at a series of American landmarks, and the kids are so excited to learn more about them. So, I promised we would spend more time on the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Bell. The kids are even researching presidents during their media time.

Important Dates

Tue. 2/23: Birthday Book Party

Fri. 3/11: We lead Kabbalat Shabbat.

Hebrew

Dear parents,

This past week we were busy learning about the letter נ (nun) and the vowel וּ (oo).

We used music, stories and movements to acquire new knowledge.

Here are some words we learned:

מְנַגֵּן – plays an instrument, male (menagen)

מְנַגֶּנֶת –plays an instrument, female (menagenet)

שָׁכֵן- neighbor, male (shachen)

שְׁכֵנָה – neighbor, female (shchenah)

כְּלֵי נְגִינָה-musical instruments (kley negina)

נַדְנֵדָה- seesaw (nadnedah)

שֻׁלְחָן- table (shoolchan)

Shabbat shalom,

Galia Sabbag