Good afternoon Tzeeporim families and friends!
This week was joyous and celebratory! We kicked off the week by celebrating our classmate’s birthday. We each drew a beautiful picture for her.
Our birthday girl’s big brother and sister joined us for our in class celebration. We enjoyed a delicious doughnut treat, a beautiful fruit sculpture, and juice boxes. A big thank you to her Mommy and Daddy for providing us with a special snack and for the fun doughnut hats! We had a blast celebrating.
We created our own Happy Birthday sign in celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut- Israel’s birthday!
In P.E., Ms. Jackie taught us how to bowl. It was hard to knock down all of the pins, but we all tried our very best.
In Science, with Ms. Amanda, she taught us about non-Newtonian fluids. They are fluids that behave more like solids and don’t completely fall apart when you hold them.
We created our own passports and “packed” our suitcases to great ready for our pretend flight on EL AL Airlines to Eretz Yisrael in celebration of Israel’s birthday.
We all lined up together to board the airplane.
Morah Miriam stamped our Passports when we embarked on our trip.
We boarded the plane and our flight attendants Morah Miriam and Morah Rachel gave us directions for our flight. We sang songs, talked about the flag, and learned so many new things about Eretz Yisrael! We even visited the Kotel (Western Wall) on our trip and were able to put our prayers in the wall.
After we landed back at school, we enjoyed a delicious Israeli flag cake for snack!
We used watercolors to paint the Seal of Israel.
Our Math concept this week was patterns. We worked on ABAB and ABCABC patterns. We began by working with manipulatives to create our own patterns.
We talked about the fact that patterns repeat. We looked at our calendar and realized there is a color pattern on our calendar: orange, blue, green, orange, blue, green, and so on. We worked as a class to draw some shape patterns on the board, then we worked individually to complete shape patterns on the easel.
We also learned about the numbers 5 and 6 this week. We traced the numbers 5 and 6, and practiced writing those numbers ourselves. We discussed nickels and learned that nickels are worth 5 cents. We learned that if you add a nickel and a penny together you get 6 cents!
Our Weekly Reader this week was about animals and rhyming.
The concepts of animals extended into our storytime as well. We read Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle in preparation for Mother’s Day. We recognized that there was a pattern in the text of the book! Each time the narrator asks a question, the response is “YES!”
Animals also extended into our play in Maniuplatives Center. We used the Magna-tiles to create animals like elephants!
In Gardening, Ms. Amanda reminded us about the order of the colors in a rainbow: ROY G. BIV. She placed a plate on the ground for every color except for indigo. During gardening, we sorted the vegetables, fruit, and flowers by colors on the plates to see which color was most prevalent in the garden beds.
We had such a fun, celebratory week learning and playing together! We can’t wait until next week when we have the opportunity to prepare for Mother’s Day.
Ms. Alicia and Ms. Carolyn