This blog is designed to document our daily activities with frequent updates and photos. Enjoy & feel free to comment :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Music in the classroom

Thank you everyone for joining us today for music with Cantor Finn!
We had fun!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pen Pal Project

We were very excited to receive letters and pictures from our peers in Poland.
They are learning English and we are learning a little bit of Polish :)
We definitely want to continue this fascinating international cultural exchange.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Show and Tell

The kids are very excited about their Show and Tell time. Everyone has a certain day of the week to bring something special he or she wants to teach us about. We'd like to cover a wide range of educational subjects. In general, we prefer children to bring something other than their favorite toys.

Each week every student will have a day set aside for them to participate in Show and Tell, if they want to. Participation is encouraged but not mandatory. This is our schedule:

Monday – Max
Tuesday - Demitri
Wednesday - Griffin
Thursday – Solis, Shaolin
Friday- Adina, Anthony

Saturday, August 28, 2010

What do you like about Shabbat?

 Each Friday morning we celebrate Shabbat.
Children participate in the lighting of the Shabbat candles and blessing over wine (grape juice) and challah.

Enjoying our Shabbat snack :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Birthday Celebration!

Happy 5th Birthday to Demitri!
A big thank you to Demitri's Family for coming over and treating us to delicious cupcakes!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our Young Artists

This morning we were really into painting.
 We experimented with watercolors and stencils.
Creativity was in full bloom!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Story Time with Ms. Dottie

On Tuesdays we have a special guest in our classroom.
It's Ms. Dottie, a librarian at Congregation Albert, who comes to read us stories.
Thank you Ms. Dottie!

If you'd like to come and read for us, you are more than welcome!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Our Daily Schedule

Our Daily Schedule

9:00a.m -  9:45a.m.
Self selection, clean up, coming together
9:45a.m. - 10.30a.m.
Morning reading and math activities
(morning message and calendar math)
10:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Snack, quiet reading, story
11:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Morning learning/self selection
11:30a.m. -Noon
Outdoor self selection
Noon- 1:00p.m.
Lunch, rest, self selection

quiet reading time

Friday, August 20, 2010

First Shabbat Sing this year!

We heard the Shofar blast!

Parents are welcome to join us each Friday morning at 9:30 for this fun celebration!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our Second Day!

We started to make a list of things we want to learn this year.
And here are some of the children's answers:
Jewish holidays, the ocean, the weather, letters (and Hebrew letters!), sign language, songs, flowers and food. Nice!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First day of school!

About Us:
Anthony, Solis, Demitri, Max, Shaolin, Griffin and Adina.

Our first day of school was great! We acomplished a lot. The kids told us about their summer vacation (ask them about the art contest!). We discussed what we want to learn about this year and what we like about school in general. Max said he loves puzzles (he was happy to find plenty of them in our classroom). Shaolin said she enjoys playing with her friends (she is friendly with everyone in the class). Solis told us he likes snacks (and he enjoyed his bagel today). Adina shared her love for painting (and she already made a beautiful painting mixing the three primary colors). Demitri said he likes playing (and we also noticed he enjoys all kinds of blocks). Both Anthony and Griffin admited their favorite part of a day is going outside (so out we went!)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Open House

Thank you so much for coming to Open House! It was great meeting everyone!
 We all enjoyed spending time in our new classroom :)
See you on the first day of school!!!