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Good afternoon Tzeeporim families and friends!

Last week, we had a busy, but fun week learning about the letter V, farm animals, and preparing for Pesach (Passover).

We traced the letter V, wrote our own letter Vs, and turned a letter V into a vase with violets for our ABC books.

We had several books of the week which taught us different concepts about Passover. We read Dayenu which gave us the opportunity to sing one of the songs we are preparing for our Model Seder. We read This is Passover which explained all of the important symbols of the Passover seder.

Each day during circle time, we sing the Pledge of Allegiance and the Hatikvah. The Hatikvah is the national anthem for the State of Israel. During our calendar activities, we are continuing to work on patterns, counting, and identifying syllables in words, such as the days of the week and the months of the year.

We went on a fantastic field trip to Diamond D Ranch. We experienced so many new things while we were there, and for some of us, even the bus ride to the ranch was and new and exciting experience!

We were able to ride in a machine called the hamster wheel! It was a little scary, but very exhilarating!

Then, we each had the opportunity to ride a pony.

We met a mini horse named Honey, and learned about all of the different types of horses. We discovered that there are more than 500,000 horses in the state of Florida. The only state that has more horses than Florida is Kentucky.

We met a dairy cow named Milkdud. She was so sweet!

We all piled onto a tractor pulled wagon, and fed a herd of cattle.

       

We fed goats. They literally ate right out of the palm of our hands.

We enjoyed lunch out on the picnic tables outside at the ranch.

We had the BEST time together at the ranch!

Thank you immensely to all of our parent and grandparent chaperones who joined us for a fun morning. We are so glad you could all join us. You made the trip even more enjoyable!

At school, we wrote about our favorite experience at Diamond D as an emergent writing activity. It turns out, “The Hamster Wheel” was very popular!

We continued to prepare for Pesach during Jewish Studies and in our classroom. We did a dress rehearsal for our model seder, and sang songs that explain different parts of the Passover story.

We worked on various Passover crafts to be used both at our own seder tables and in our gardens during spring.

In Science, Ms. Amanda extended our knowledge of the slave experience in ancient Egypt by teaching us about tools and tool safety. We worked with her on how to correctly use tools such as saws and hammers.

We culminated our week by welcoming Shabbat together with our Parparim and Tzeeporim friends. We sang lots of Passover songs, and even sang “Yom Huledet Sameach” to Hazzan Holzer for his birthday.

 

We had an amazing week last week! We can’t wait for you to join us at our model seder this week and show you so many of the things we have learned.

Todah rabah,

Ms. Alicia and Ms. Carolyn