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Kindergarten 2017 – 2018 Blog

Pajama Day, Lunar New Year and much more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a very exciting week in Kindergarten! We welcomed in Adar with Pajama Day, a Talent show, and a parade! We even got to enjoy yummy treats and have snack with our buddies! In Math, we have been learning about counting and comparing numbers and sets of objects up to 100. We compared sets of various objects and decided how many more or less each stack had than the other. On the first day after our mid-winter break, Monday, February 26, we will have the 100th Day of School. It will be a celebration of learning and...
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Delet P’tucha, Winter Olympics and more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a wonderful week in Kindergarten! It was fun welcoming you into our classrooms for Delet P’tucha and sharing our learning with you. In Math, we have been learning about counting and comparing numbers and sets of objects up to 100. We practiced deciding whether an item could be counted or not (grains of sand vs marbles) and counting them to compare whether there are less or more. We also introduced the Winter Olympic Games in our Math class and did many fun activities related to math and winter sports (patterns, graphs, counting, and much more!)....
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Tu B’shvat, Curiosity on Court, Science and much more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a wonderful week in Kindergarten! On Wednesday, we enjoyed the Tu B’Shvat Fair with our buddies learning about trees, the environment and tasting the fruit of trees. On Thursday, we had lots of fun climbing, running around, exploring and playing at Curiosity on Court! Thank you to Lisa, Almah’s mom for organizing the trip and to our wonderful chaperones: Jinah, Yulia, Lana and Zina! The children are bringing home a book about Rainbow based on a song (a gift from Scholastic to our class) and here is the site to listen to this book/song. The children...
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Musical “Beauty and the Beast,” Writing Fairy Tales and more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a wonderful week in Kindergarten! As part of our “Fairy Tales” unit, we learned more about “Beauty and the Beast” and even had a chance to see part of the 8th grade Musical on Wednesday morning! In Math, we learned about counting by 5s and 10s. We also continued practicing using “tallies” and counting by 5. The children used craft sticks to create various amounts using tally marks. Ask your child to show you how to count using tally marks and how to count by 2s, 5s, and 10s. We also learned about coins and...
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Learning about Animals in Science and Judaics and with AriSafari!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We hope you enjoyed your long weekend! We had a great week in Kindergarten! The highlight of our week was Ari Safari with his amazing animals. The children really enjoyed the show “Animal Defenses” and got to learn about and touch some rare animals, such as a toad, snake, chameleon, legless lizard and a chinchilla. Ask your children what their favorite animal was and what was the most surprising thing they learned. In Math, we learned about pairs and counting by 2. We practiced making pairs of socks, gloves, shoes, tiles and much more. We also practiced...
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Learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., snow exploration, shapes, fairy tales and much more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a great week back in Kindergarten! In Math, we continued learning about various geometric shapes: flat and 3D (or solid). The children reviewed the shapes that we learned last week: squares, triangles, rectangles, circles, ovals, hexagons, cone, pyramid, cube, cylinder, sphere, and rectangular prism. Please help your children continue to practice these shapes at home by playing “I Spy a …. (cone, cylinder, etc.).” We have been also reviewing numbers 0-20 and working on patterns. While learning about rectangular prisms, we read a book “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis and acted out the story. The following...
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Welcome back to Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families,   We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing break! We wish you a happy and healthy New Year 2018! The children were excited to be back and had a wonderful short week in kindergarten!   In Math, we started a new, 3rd, workbook. We are learning about various geometric shapes: flat and 3D (or solid). The children reviewed familiar shapes such as squares, triangles, rectangles, circles, ovals and hexagons. Then we introduced solid shapes through visual exploration, a scavenger hunt around the room and various books. These new shapes are a cone, pyramid, cube, cylinder, sphere,...
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Hanukkah Hebrew Play and more fun!

Dear Families, We had a fun week in Kindergarten! We began with the beautiful Hebrew Hanukkah Show. The children felt very proud and excited to speak, sing and dance during the play. We ended the week with a lovely holiday party – with Hanukkah cookies baked in Hebrew class and games and songs. In English Language Arts, we were practicing letter N and the sound it makes. The children practiced writing lower and uppercase Nn and looked for words that begin with this letter. In Writing, we wrote and illustrated a page in our journals “On Hanukkah I liked…” We...
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Celebrating Hanukkah with our friends!

Dear Kindergarten Families, Happy Hanukah!! We had a fun and busy week in Kindergarten. Every day, we enjoyed lighting candles with our Fourth grade buddies! We have been practicing our song and dance for the Hanukkah Play! We even got to play in the snow! In Math, we are learning numbers 0-20. We have been using ten frames to help us count. We are practicing counting to and writing numbers from 0-20. Please practice counting with your children at home! In English Language Arts, we learned the letter Mm and the sound /m/ it makes (as in ‘moon’). We practiced forming...
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Jewish Museum, Publishing Party and more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a great week in Kindergarten.  We were preparing for our Publishing Party and practicing our song and dance for the Hanukkah Play! On Thursday, we had a great time at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn. The children went to a Kosher Supermarket, visited Creation Exhibit, looked for oil in the Hanukkah exhibit, walked “on Shabbat Table,” made oil out of real olives and lit the menorah with it. Finally, we did a very exciting Game Show. Everyone had a great time! In Math, we are learning numbers 0-20. We have been using ten frames...
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