Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?

Good afternoon Tzeeporim families and friends,

We apologize for the delay in sharing information about last week. We had a little computer snafu that had to be fixed. We are happy to be blogging again!

Last week, we had a COOL time learning about the letter C. We practiced tracing and writing the letter C. We brainstormed a long list of words that started with the letter C. We turned our Cs into caterpillars for our ABC books as well.

Our number of the week was 20. We practiced writing the number 20, tracing the number 20, and using one-to-one correspondence to count 20 objects. We even did a challenging activity which required us to cut out numbers and paste them in order. We did an exceptional job putting the numerals in chronological order!

We enjoyed our Centers. We worked on letter identification, number matching, spelling, and we even had time to build robots.

We were so happy for some of our Dads to join us for Doughnuts with Dad. We all had fun playing with playdough together and eating doughnuts!

We also had a special playground experience with our VPK buddies from the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School. We ventured to the day school playground, and had a wonderful time exploring all of the playground equipment together.

Our book of the week was, Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? A lot of our activities centered on the cookie theme. We read a book called May I Have a Cookie Please? which reminded us to use our manners, and we read one called The Crunching Munching Caterpillar which discussed how a caterpillar undergoes metamorphosis to turn into a butterfly.

As an emergent writing activity, we each drew a picture of our favorite cookie and wrote a sentence about it in our journals.

We shared our writing during Show and Tell, and we learned that most of our classmates enjoy eating chocolate chip cookies.

We baked chocolate chip cookies together, and talked about the importance of following directions. We baked two batches of cookies. The first batch we cooked for 12 minutes, and they were very crunchy. The second bath we cooked for 9 minutes, and they were softer.

In P.E., we continued learning about football. We each took turns being the kicker.


We enjoyed learning about Tu B’Shevat in Jewish Studies. We pretended to be almond trees growing from seedlings.

We sang songs in music, like “Do Re Mi” and “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”.

Our mystery reader read us a book called “Dragons Love Tacos”- it was very funny!

We welcomed Shabbat together as a class with all of our Parparim and Tzeeporim friends.

We had such a wonderful week last week! We can’t wait to share with you all of the fun we have had this week learning about snow, winter, and the letter W!

Todah rabah,

Ms. Alicia and Ms. Carolyn