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Parparim Newsletter

May 1, 2015

Dear Parents,

In Ivrit, we are continuing to learn the alef-bet in various ways. Some of the Parparim are working on an alef-bet dictionary, while others are continuing to work in their alef-bet workbooks. Hebrew books will be going home today. Please make sure that your child returns these books on Monday.

In Parasha, this week we read two parshiot, Parashat Acharei Mot and Parashat Kedoshim.

The questions of the week and the responses the Parparim provided are as follows: 

•             Why did the Kohen Hagadol only wear four out of the eight articles of clothing on Yom Kippur?

o             The Kohen doesn’t want to be too holy. He’s not wearing bells because it would make too much noise, and they are Mooktzah (items prohibited on Shabbat and Yom Tov).

•             What does holy mean to you?

o             Greatness, old, very special, very important, be happy with what you have.

In our holiday lesson, we are counting the Omer daily, and continuing to count how many school days left until the end of the year. The Parparim viewed a three minute YouTube video called 0-100 in Hebrew. I have attached a link in case you are interested https://youtu.be/7WwQL6hr02A .  It was enjoyable and entertaining to the Parparim. We had a quick discussion about who the people are in the video, and where were they when they announced their ages. 

The Parparim baked challot today with their Dolphinim Buddies. We were invited to their classroom to play Hebrew Hangman, Hebrew Bananagrams, and several Hebrew matching games. 

For the parents of older students in the Parparim class only: I am putting an order form in your child’s folder for a new Siddur.  Please return this form by May 8th as orders need to be placed. Please mark your calendars for the Siddur Ceremony on Wednesday, June 3, 2015  at 8:10 am.

Next week, we will focus on Yom Ha’em, Mother’s Day. Our reading and writing activities will center on this upcoming special day.


Shabbat Shalom,

Morah Chana and Rina