Peek Through Our Window

A glimpse into our week at YLS

March 25, 2016

15 Adar Bet 5776

Dear Parents,

Take a peek through our window to see what we explored, discovered, created, celebrated, and wondered this week.

Shabbat Shalom,

Morah Chana, Morah Rachael, and Morah Sharona


  • This week, we explored our questions about the Megillah. We worked as a class to generate questions about Megillat Esther. We then each chose a question to answer through a dvar Torah for our seudah. After every friend wrote a dvar Torah, we practiced delivering them to each other. We were excited for the opportunity to deliver our dvrei Torah at our Purim seudot!


  • As an ongoing process, we discovered this week how incredible it is to see the culmination of all our hard work. This week we finished our Purim Production after days of planning! While watching the production, we congratulated our friends on their acting and portrayal of the characters that we have gotten to know on a personal level. With pats on the back, we smiled through the video and are so proud to share it with all of our families and friends! You can find the Purim Production below.


  • We baked our own hamantashen for our mishloach manot. We used both apricot and chocolate chips as filling. We then went on to make our mishloach manot using all the exciting food we bought on our trip to Acme. In order to fulfill part of the mitzvah of mishloach manot, we passed it to the friend. This was an exciting way to pass along the mitzvah and receive our own mishloach manot!


  • We celebrated Purim every day this week with our theme days! Monday was topsy-turvy day. We came dressed with our clothes backwards, inside out, and mismatched. We talked in opposites all day! On Tuesday, we wore our favorite colors of the rainbow. On Wednesday, we came dressed in silly hats! We were excited to finally wear our Purim costumes on Friday!

  • We celebrated Shushan Purim! Our Purim carnival was full of music and games, as well as face-painting and fruit kebab making. Thank you to the Parent Association for your hard work in planning the carnival! We also celebrated with special rainbow challah for our Oneg Shabbat!


  • We wondered if we could be chessed heroes for children who are sick. With the help of Dr. Shani Daniel, we made “Smile Bags” for children who are in the hospital. We took a trip to Rite Aid to buy the supplies, which included toy cars and parachute men. On Friday, we packed them up to send to children in the hospital.

  • We learned Parshat Tzav together and imagined Moshe telling Aharon and his sons exactly how to give karbonot in the mishkan.
YLS Purim Production 2016

Ivrit at YLS

Dear Parents,

Dear Parents,

I returned from maternity leave this week and I was thrilled to see all the children! In preparation for Purim, we read the book הביצה שהתחפשה . It is a story about an egg that did not want to be an egg. So the egg dressed up to be other people. We then pretend to be the characters in the story. We also got our own styrofoam eggs to create our own characters. Some children made bees, monsters, and heros. The children had a chance to tell the class what they were dressing up as for Purim. Some children did not want to tell and said that we will have to wait and see!

Shabbat Shalom,

Morah Chana

Words and phrases we learned this week:

I am dressing up as...- ...אני מתחפש/ת ל

egg- ביצה

chick- אפרוח

chicken- תרנגולת

balloon- בלון

flower- פרח

king- מלך

queen- מלכה

square- ריבוע

circle- עיגול

triangle- משולש

Video of the story: הביצה שהתחפשה