Week at a Peek – October 13

Greetings!

After a long, Sukkot weekend Tzeeporim 2 returned to school ready to celebrate Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and continue reading “The Humongous Cat”!

We started our week with traveling to our Sukkah Hop. We got to go and see Reba and Zachary’s Sukkah! We all had a fabulous time riding with our friends and seeing different Sukkahs. We even saw Sukkahs on our drive and a Hassedic Rabbi walking home from Shul.

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During our trip we stopped to do a very big mitzvah. Monday was Miss Esther’s (b’l) daughter, Orly’s, 18th birthday. We made a stop on our way back to school to decorate her door and leave a few special cards for Orly. We discussed whos house we were at and why we were decorating Orly’s door.

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After saying a big Todah Robah to our parents who joined us for the trip, we returned to our room and discussed the trip. I asked each of the students their favorite part of the day,expecting to hear “the yummy snack!”. But, much to my surprise, the responses included, “Seeing all the beautiful Sukkahs!”, “Shaking the Lulav and Etrog”, and “Riding in the car with my friends!”.  This was such a special and memorable trip for all the students and I am so glad to have experienced this day with them!

During our center time, Miss Carolyn and myself called students over to decorate flags for Simchat Torah. Your little ones were so excited and proud of these flags and cannot wait to bring them home for you to see!

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After a busy Monday, we settled down for a calm, rainy Tuesday. We began our morning with an alphabet game with Miss Carolyn, while the other students continued to work with me to create their Simchat Torah flags. Our morning continued with a circle time discussion on our favorite foods (which connects to our Focus Book this week) and discussing the letter S. Due to the cloudy weather outside we had an early recess and then came back in (thankfully beating the rain!) to use our sensory and fine motor skills to practice writing letters in shaving cream!
The students love being able to do this and it helps Ms. Carolyn and myself to informally see what the students have an understanding for and what we still need to work on.

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We ended our morning with reading “Splat the Cat” and playing a shape recognition game. We also completed a letter recognition sheet that had the students use their alphabet recognition to color the letters to create a cat!

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Some of our friends stay past 12:30 for an extended, enriched day. On Tuesday some of the students went to ballet with Miss Katherine while the rest of the students enjoyed cooking with Miss Angela. The students cooked some yummy treats to enjoy during snack. During the afternoons Miss Silvia and myself work with the children and are able to focus on individualized needs. This time also allows for free play, dramatic play, playground, and some extra art time! What fun! 🙂

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We finished our week on Wednesday with celebrating Simchat Torah! The students were all so excited to see the finished product of their flags that they were going to be able to use for our parade.
During Jewish Studies, we met up with our Parparim and Tzeeporim friends to parade around the synagogue to celebrate this fun holiday! Two of our friends even got to dress up like the Torah!

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We all go the chance to walk up to the Ark and even see inside the Torah scrolls!

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After enjoying the gorgeous weather outside we returned to our class to complete our week of learning all about the letter S. We read S poems and all got the chance to find the letter S in our poem. We completed S packets and practiced listening for S words. It was a great way to end our week. As we said Chag Samaech to our friends, we parted ways for the holiday and will meet again on Monday!

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Next week we will be reading “Chicka Chika Boom Boom” and learn about the letter O, which will give us an opportunity to be introduced to vowels (in a very basic way!)

Important dates
October 20 – Parparim and VPK Vision Screening
November 7- No School- Parent / Teacher Conferences. Please look in your child’s folder for a Conference Sheet that was sent home. I will do my best to work with your schedule and any other conferences that you may have with your other children. 🙂

Todah Robah,

Miss Lisa and Miss Carolyn