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Kindergarten 2017 – 2018 Blog

The Last Week of Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families, This week, we mostly had FUN, FUN, FUN in Kindergarten! We followed our children’s planning and had pinkalicious/ninja day, backwards day, pajama day with an ice cream party, and sprinklers day! We had a wonderful year watching your children learn and grow and we hope you all have a fantastic summer! In Math, we completed our unit on coins. We sorted different kinds of coins and learned about their names and how much they are worth (penny, nickel, dime, quarter). We enjoyed exploring the coins you brought in from other countries! (and sent them home in your...
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Prospect Park Zoo and much more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had an eventful week in Kindergarten! We went to the Prospect Park Zoo and the new playground, and had lots of fun at sports day and sharing our favorite book characters! We also loved watching our fourth grade buddies perform their songs of Israel and America! In Math, we completed our unit on Weight and Capacity and began learning about coins. We learned about capacity and filled containers with water to measure which had the largest or smallest capacity. We also began to learn about the different values of coins. We sorted coins, played store, tried...
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Planning our last weeks of Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a fun week in Kindergarten! We could not go to the new park on Thursday because of the rain, but we promised our children that we will go there next week.  We are also very excited for our field trip to the Prospect Park Zoo on Tuesday! For the next two weeks, our kindergartners will plan their own schedule (led by their teachers, of course). They brainstormed a variety of activities, lessons and events that they would like to do, learn and explore while closing their kindergarten experience. We will organize these ideas into a...
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Schnitzi restaurant, science exploration and much more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a week full of learning and fun activities. We had so much fun visiting Yahli’s family’s restaurant and learning all about those who work there! In Math, we continued our unit on Subtraction. We practiced making a number sentence out of a “how many more?” problem. We learned how to look at pictures of items and compare which one has more and write a number sentence to describe the problem. We also learned how to solve simple subtraction problems. In English Language Arts, we continued our Non-fiction/Informational writing unit.  We wrote science books titled “Who...
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Kabbalat Shabbat, challah making, science and more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a week full of learning and fun events. We hope you enjoyed watching our Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony! Have fun re-watching with your child with this link: https://animoto.com/play/0gSgsZakDzD1XI4taaJ0Dg. In Math, we began our unit on Subtraction. We practiced making up subtraction stories, asking mathematical questions and learning how to turn them into number sentences (4-3=1).  We also learned how to make a number sentence out of a “how many more?” problem. We learned how to look at pictures of items and compare which one has more and write a number sentence to describe the problem. In...
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Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Brooklyn Museum and more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a week full of learning and fun events. The children enjoyed the trip to Brooklyn Museum learning about “Animals in Egyptian Art.” Thank you to all the chaperones for helping us to have a safe trip. Thank you, Zina, Lisa, Shira, and Jen! In Math, we began our unit on word problems. We practiced making up addition stories, asking mathematical questions and learning how to turn them into number sentences (3+4=7).   In English Language Arts, we continued our Poetry unit. The children learned about and practiced writing acrostic poems. First, we wrote poems where...
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Lag B’Omer and Kesher Day

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a fun week in Kindergarten! We had lots of fun celebrating Lag B’Omer at our Yom Sports Field Day in Prospect Park! We also enjoyed welcoming our grandparents and special friends on Kesher Day! In Math, we began our unit on measuring. We learned about which objects are longer and shorter than each other and how to measure objects using cubes, paper clips, and rulers.  We also measured how tall we are now and compared it to our height in September – see our chart on the pictures below! In English Language Arts, we continued...
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Painted Pot and more fun!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a fun week in Kindergarten! The children had a great time painting our kiddush cups at Painted Pot yesterday! As a special treat, we also went to play at Carroll Park in the morning and it was such a joy to see the children play in the sunshine! Big THANK YOU to all the parents who helped us with the trip: Lana, Corinne, Michelle, Sara and Hila! In Math, we have continued to learn about parts of a whole. We practiced using a number line to figure out how many more we need to get...
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Yom Haatzmaut, Earth Day and more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had lots of fun this week in Kindergarten! The children were very excited to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day! During the week, we learned many things about Israel: its cities, seas, history and more. We read a book “Our Jewish Dream” written by Helena Solomon and illustrated by Regina Katz. As we followed the book about Israel’s growth and development, we created our own map of Israel together. On Thursday, we began our day with a Tekes about Israel’s history. We ate an Israeli snack of Bisli and chocolates, decorated our room with our own...
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Back to school: fun and sun!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had lots of fun this week in Kindergarten! The children were very excited to be back and had lots of stories to share with their classmates and teachers. They eagerly jumped into writing, reading, Hebrew, math and science. In Math, we continued to learn about parts of a whole. We practiced using unifix cubes and 10 frames to find parts of numbers between 5 and 10. We wrote sentences such as “7 is 5 and 2” or “1 and 8 make 9.” We also practiced making patterns and telling time to the hour. Please practice telling...
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