Ms. Lindsay's KDG Class Recap

February 1st, 2015

Our Lesson

Tu B'Shevat

Good morning!


I was unable to be at Sunday School on Sunday, but the class had a great time with Leah

and my substitute (and cousin!) David Jaffe. They led a great lesson on Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish New Year/Birthday for the trees, which are starting to bloom in Israel. In class, they reviewed their Jewish & Me Tu B'Shevat packets and read "Happy Birthday, Trees," discussing how important trees are to us and the world. After all, tree provide food, oxygen, shade, a home for animals, and much more!


Everyone created q-tip trees (all of which I'm told were so unique from one another!) and they also planted parsley seeds, which should sprout just in time for Passover!


If you'd like to celebrate Tu B'Shevat at home, here is some additional information about the holiday and a sample seder by PJ Library.


http://pjlibrary.org/pj-blog/index.php/archives/4262/seder-for-tu-b-shevat/


http://pjlibrary.org/uploadDocs/2/HGF-rekindle-shabbat-tu-bshevat-seder.pdf


Moving right along in our Alef Bet, the Hebrew letter was Mem, and the key word was Matzah!

Our Special

Library

In library, Jamah read "Sammy Spider's First Tu B'Shevat" and "'Our Tree Named Steve." Each student was also able to check out books to take home! As a reminder, please fill out and return the book reports with your books. If your child reads and fills out reports for 4 books throughout the year, they will be invited to an end of year pizza party celebrating their dedication!
See you next Sunday!


Lindsay & Leah