Week at a Peek- May 7, 2014

Good afternoon!

What a busy, fun filled week we have had! Our week began with completing Mother’s  Day gifts and reading “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?” (How appropriate the week before Mother’s Day! 🙂 ) We discussed the letter H and talked about different animals and the names that their babies go by, our favorite was a “Joey”!

We continued our day by discussing how our families are similar to the animals in our Focus Book. We also discussed the number of sisters and brothers we have. Our class had more sisters than brother or neither. 🙂

Miss Liz,from Guiding Stars, came back to our class on Monday. It was her first visit back from having her baby and we were all SO excited to see her!

We also had a special visitor from Moriah, a Kindergartner from the day school who was in Miss Lisa’s class last year. She read a book to us about Spring. It was great to have a Kindergartner reader come to our class and show us how we will be able to read next year!!


Monday we could not help by get excited for our field trip that would be on Tuesday, to the Diamond D Ranch! 🙂

For resources we got to visit with Morah Rachel, Morah Miriam, and Miss Rucha to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, and even got  some yummy cupcakes! In the afternoon we got to see Coach Goldman and play some fun games in the gym!

Tuesday we got the opportunity to travel to the Diamond D Ranch! What a wonderful experience this was! The students all had a blast at the ranch and enjoyed all the new activities that they got to participate in! Thank you to Levi and Mason’s mommies for joining us for this special day! And thank you to everyone for sending your child prepared to face the heat and enjoy a fun day! 🙂

Through out the rest of the week we will continue to focus on “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?” We will play a matching game to babies and their mothers and continue to work on the letter “H”.

During resources for the rest of the week we will continued to practice for Mother’s Day Shabbat and our VPK Moving Up Ceremony. One of the new parts that we are adding to this years ceremony is naming off the Ten Commandments. Please keep an eye out for an e-mail and a hand-out of the commandment your child (and their one to two partners) to say during the ceremony. We are doing this due to it being on Shavuot, we are also asking the students to wear all white during this big day!

We have a lot of important dates coming up for the end of the year. Please look at the dates below, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. More information will be sent home as the dates get closer.

Important Dates:

This Friday, May 9 is our Mother’s Day Shabbat at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary. Please join us for this special Shabbat program. We will be meeting in our room at 10:50 AM and proceed to the sanctuary. We will be sitting in the front rows of the second section from the right. The children will be allowed to sit with you and your family to enjoy this celebration! Afterwards we will be in the garden for desserts and juice and then you are invited to return to our room for presents from your child J. This program is with the entire preschool and all mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc are invited to celebrate your day :).


May 14- Camp Fun Day, VPK Buddy visit at 9 AM, Conference Day Forms Due

May 20- Kid’s Club pre-camp forms due

May 21- PJ Library with Ms. Ilene

May 22- VPK Water Play Day

May 23- Conference Day: No School, Kid’s Club available with a reservation

May 26- No School- Memorial Day

May 27- VPK Fun Art Day- Dress in clothes that can get messy 🙂 

June 2- End of the Year Party– More details to come 🙂

June 3- Noon Dismissal- VPK Graduation- 10:30 AM – Shavuot: Wear White to school 

June 4 & 5- No School- Shavuot

June 6- Last day of school- Donuts with Dad at 8:15 AM- Noon Dismissal Kid’s Club available for year-round kids and by reservation

Whew! What a busy few weeks we have ahead 🙂

Take a look at some of our photos from this week:

Moriah Reading Levi:Cole  Miss Liz Yom Ha'atzmaut Itamar bus cole feeding animals waiting for ride on the ride group picture

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns 🙂

Thank you!

Miss Lisa