Week of 12/4

Can you believe it’s December already?!  Hanukkah will be here soon and the boys and girls are getting excited!   We have been practicing for the Preschool Hanukkah celebration next week on December 13th at 6:00 p.pm. in the Fletcher-Selber Auditorium.

We continue to read stories of Hanukkah: Rainbow Candles by Myra Shostak, I Have a Little Dreidel by Maxie Baum, Chanukah Lights by Judith Moffatt, I Love Hanukkah by Marilyn Hirsh, Honeyky Hanaukkah by Woody Guthrie.

In class we are still working on holiday decorations and teaching the students about the symbols.

Making handprint menorah placemats:

Placemat photos not seen here.  It’s a surprise!!!

Painting tile menorahs: Finished product also a surprise!

Making latkes:

This week is letter “K”.  “K” is for kite:

“K” is for king:

“K” is for kiss:

Books we read with the letter “K”: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Koala Lou by Mem Fox, Kitten’s First Moon by Kevin Henkes, What do you do with a Kangaroo? by Mercer Mayer, A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, Does a Kangaroo have a Mother too? by Eric Carle.

Resources:

In Music the boys and girls are practicing their Hanukkah songs as well as the usual fun Ms. Emily supplies:

Fun with Mr. B:

Jewish Studies: Practice makes perfect!  Rehearsing for the Preschool Hanukkah celebration.

PE: Our ‘in-class’ PE was a group favorite.  The kids did an obstacle course.  They learned how to take turns and follow multiple directions and boy did they have fun!

In Science the children made breadsticks with the herbs they grew!  Lunch was a special treat that day!

We had another special visit with Clifford while we were at the book fair:

Art: The students made portraits.  What interesting self images!

Our Mystery Reader read the students two stories this week: A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni , a great book about the value of friendship and Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell about a child looking for the right pet.

Show & Share:

“K” is for K book, Kershaw, and keys

“K” is for Kangaroo:

“K” is for Kitty:

“K” is for keys:

“K” is for Kiwi:

“K” is for Kangaroo and Kitty:

Shabbat Shalom… to you and you and you!!

Our class Hanukkah celebration will be held on Thursday, December 14th from 11 – 12:30.  If you haven’t already, please send $5 in with your child to help cover some of the expenses.

In light of the Hanukkah celebration we are delighted to give your child a small gift for each of the eight days of Hanukkah.  After all… they are a gift to us every day.

Just a heads up that Friday, December 22nd is noon dismissal, however, we are open until 5:00 p.m. for extended day students.

We are missing the Shabbat book that was sent home last week.  If you find it at home please send it in with your child on Monday.

As always, with love…

Irit 904-322-3130

Julia 904-349-1820