Gan & Kindergarten

Morah Susan Adelman
 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/17 –
1) Morning welcome and games
2) Rabbi Prass led Gan – 3rd grade in T’fillah
3) Returning to class we washed up, said our blessings and had our snack. While we listened to two wonderful stories the children who needed to, finished their Shabbat boxes and the rest of us continued our new project. We all caught up.
4) Morah Ari and Matthew led Gan -3rd grade in shira
5) We returned to complete our tzedakah boxes while we listened to two more stories.
6) We finished with Hebrew and learned a new letter then worked on our Hebrew workbooks

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/10 –
1) Morning welcome and games
2) Rabbi Prass led Gan – 3rd grade in T’fillah
3) returning to class we discussed tzedakah and mitzvoth and shared our stories as we ate our snack and listened to two great stories and watched a short video.
4) We began our shabbat box craft to complete and add all year
5) Morah Ari and Matthew led Gan -3rd grade in shira
6) we walked around to each class to share tzedakah and gave Mrs. Cohen a contribution from each of us for the food pantry.
7) We completed our boxes and they turned our just beautiful we finished with two more stories

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/3 –
1) We started with our welcome games and collected tzedakah.
2) Rabbi Prass led Gan – 3rd grade in T’fillah
3) Back in class, today our unit was on Havdalah. We completed our Shabbat mats and Mrs Cohen will be laminating them for us TODAH MRS COHEN!
4) We washed up and had our snack, while we listened to 2 Shabbat stories.
5) We began making our Havdalah spice kits and they turned out just adorable putting their artistic spin on each.
6) Morah Ari and Matthew led Gan -3rd grade in shira
7) We returned to class and finished our spice kits and listened to 2 more stories. We love our stories!
8) We learned another Hebrew letter and each of us used the dry erase board to work on writing our letters then we worked on our workbooks

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/27 –
1) We started with our welcome games
2) It was great to have so many parents with us for the annual Kindergarten boker b’yachad (literally morning together) family Ed.  The parents attended an adult ed program on Jewish parenting with Rabbi Bellows.
3) Today our unit was on Shabbat but with our parents in attendance OUR FIRST PART OF OUR MORNING WE BEGAN OUR SHABBAT UNIT WE LIT OUR CANDLES, said our prayers and washed up we had our placemats and our challah and shared in shabbat we then began our kiddush cup project we listened to shabbat music and listened to two fun stories
4) For Shira, our parents joined us for us. We also joined with all of Gan – 6th grade for a whole school summer camp sing along (think Puff the magic dragon, MTA song) and Havdalah.
5) With our moms and dads in the classroom we finished our cup project and shared stories we then began our placemats which we will complete next week we ended with our favorite story
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/27 – Next week (11/3), please have your child bring an 1) empty shoebox 2) a family picture and 3) their Hebrew names.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/20 –
1) Welcome games
2) Rabbi Prass led Gan – 3rd grade in T’fillah
3) Today our unit was on Simchat TORAH AND WHAT A FUN BUSY AM ! We returned to class, washed upend had our snack, first saying our prayers while listening to festive music and working on our Hebrew books.
4) We began our TORAH craft while listening to festive music. You should hear them singing all the time
5) Morah Ari led Gan – 3rd grade in shira
6) Back in class we continued to work on our Torah craft which they enjoyed so much and we marched to music circling our room seven times
7) We made our Israeli flags and finished with 2 stories.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/20 – Next week (10/27) is our Boker B’yachad (family ed) program.  We look forward to seeing our parents there.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/13 – It was a special morning in that, in advance of the Sukkot holiday we had a special program at CBA’s synagogue. 
1) We began the session with an all school T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass and Morah Ari.  We heard a story about sukkot, and we talked about the different ‘things’ in our synagogue space which make this space ‘holy’ vs a regular room. (aka eternal lamp, ark, etc.)
2) Our class joined the other grades in our Religious School, for a series of rotations related to the holiday. At each station we learned new things including possible themes and images we might want to assemble in our own sukkah and discussing broken items in our world today. 
3) Additionally, we had the chance, with Rabbi Bellows to visit the Beth Am sukkah outside, sign our name on the 5780 panel, and shake the lulav/etrog.
4) With Rabbi Prass we talked about the situation of interning children at the US border with Mexico.  This was done in an age appropriate way. Also, we didn’t discuss border policy, but rather focused on the living conditions those detained are going thru.
5) This was a lead in to our special Tzedakah project of the session, where our class, in conjunction with other Chicagoland synagogues, made packets of sanitary items for those women and yeladim. 
6) We concluded with a very spirited shira session of ballads geared towards Chag HaSukkot with Morah Ari!
Chag Sameach to all!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/6 –
1) We began as we always do collecting tzedakah, games and saying hello. 
2) Rabbi Bellows led Gan – 3rd Grade in our first T’fillah of the school year.
3) Returning to class, the children studied the Biblical story Jona thru a book, craft, and video.
4) Morah Ari led all of Gan – 3rd grade in shira.
5)  We returned to our classroom to learn a new Hebrew letter and completed our craft.  In addition with did Tashlich in the sink.  

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/22 –
1) We began as we always do collecting tzedakah, games and saying hello. 
2) Rabbi Prass led Gan – 3rd Grade in our first T’fillah of the school year.
3) Returning to class, the children could not stop singing today’s songs they recognized and Morah Ari sang today and
it was so fun! We washed up and said our prayers and had our snacks! As we shared our snack we read 2 stories about our upcoming holidays.
4) Morah Ari and Matthew led all of Gan – 3rd grade in shira.
5)  We returned to our classroom to learn a new Hebrew letter and worked our workbooks which they loveeeeeeeee.  We created our holiday card while listening to holiday music and singing !

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/17 –
1) We began as we always do collecting tzedakah, games and saying hello.
2) Rabbi Bellows led Gan – 3rd Grade in our first T’fillah of the school year.
3) We continued our unit on getting to know each other and Rosh Hashanah. We read 2 stories when we returned after we washed up and while we were eating our snack. Such a wonderful
time to get to know each other as we share a snack together. We began our craft of our beautiful apple decorated craft that has a magnet to hang!
4) Morah Ari and Matthew led all of Gan – 3rd grade in shira.
5)  Returning we worked on our holiday crafts and continued singing our songs as we worked together finishing we learned another Hebrew letter as we worked on our workbooks

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/8 – What a wonderful morning! We began as we always do collecting tzedakah, games and saying hello. Some of us returning and we met new friends. I enjoyed meeting the children’s parents, thank you for coming. Please feel free to contact me if you need anything (adel4@att.net). We went around the room and said something about ourselves and being Jewish. I loved their answers. Morah Ari and Matthew led all of Gan – 3rd grade in shira. We returned to class and we washed up, said our prayers and had our snack. We then read our stories about the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, as we shared. We made a fun craft of an eaten apple for our holiday tables. Then we introduced our Hebrew workbooks and became familiar with them. We ended our first and wonderful am with our class book!