January 12, 2015
This week began with lots of smiles as the Parparim were excited to get back to our learning environment and discover what we would be learning this week.
In Ivrit, the focus was the Hebrew letter zayin. We read a story about a family of geese. Some of the Parparim were amused with the baby goose talking to a house in the hopes that it would move next to him.
The Parparim read and acted out two Hebrew storybooks, one called Tov Bakitah, and the other called Me Lo Bakitah. It was enjoyable for our audience to watch these characters come to life.
In Chumash, we learned the story of Migdal Bavel, The Tower of Babel. We acted out the story and heard lots of gibberish being spoken in the classroom during this time.
Games, puzzles, and manipulatives were brought into the classroom pertaining to this topic for the Parparim to explore.
In Parasha, we reviewed the parashot which were read during vacation and discussed this week’s parasha, Parashat Shmot. In this parasha, we learned about the new Pharoh who is now in power, Moshes birth, upbringing, and return to Mitzrayim (Egypt).
A wonderful connection was made between this week’s parasha and the story of the Tower of Babel. The Parparim discovered that in each of the stories bricks had to be made by the people in order to construct buildings. The Parparim realized that in one instance people made the bricks by choice, but in the other there was no choice.
Rina and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the gift cards we received before vacation. It was very kind and thoughtful and we are grateful for the time we spend with your child on a daily basis.
Morah Chana and Rina