January 12, 2015
Dear Dolphinim Parents,
We had a great week in our class!
In Chumash we learned that Ya’akov mourned for Yosef for many days, and would not allow himself to be comforted.
In Parasha we started the second book of the Torah, Shemot, and talked about the first parasha, which has the same name as the book. We discussed the main topics of the parasha. Our weekly question, that we tried to answer with the help of different commentators, was: “Why didn’t Moses want to talk to Pharaoh?” The children also gave their own beautiful answers to this question. We also read a Midrash that talks about the relationship between Moses and Pharaoh’s daughter.
The holiday of Tu B’Shvat, Israel’s Arbor Day, is less than a month away and is already a “guest” in our classroom. We are learning new stories, discussing how Tu B’shvat is celebrated here and in Israel, and much more.
The Dolphinim have begun to work on new project. Each student is choosing a tree that grows in Israel and will conduct research on this tree.