Gan Kindergarten Class


April 15, 2018

30 Nisan, 5778

Dear Families,

Today’s class was fun yet very energetic.  Here’s a look at our day:

*We learned the letter vav.  Then the students reviewed the letter we’ve learned by playing “Go Fish.” 

*We spoke about Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s birthday.  We discussed that as Jews, we can go live in Israel but also live in the US. Some very astute students pointed out that we would have to learn to speak Hebrew and serve in the military. We read Sammy Spider’s First Trip to Israel as well.  Then we sat around a floor map of Israel and talked about cities. Each student picked a city and I showed them photographs and explained things we can do there.  Then each child picked a picture card and told the class where/which city the card went with.  For example, winter sports went with Mt. Hermon in the north, the Western Wall in Jerusalem, art galleries in Tzefat, snorking in Eilat, etc.  The kids were very interested in this activity.  Later in the morning the students played “Eye Spy” using products from Israel on a poster board and talking about their senses/body parts in Hebrew.  The food items were very popular!

*We had center time again today.  Some students played “Shabbat Shopping” and complete a color by number with Hebrew colors.  Other students made Hebrew letters out of pattern blocks and then made their own designs.

*I will be out of town next week, as will our madrichim.  There will be substitutes in the classroom.  The children will be learning about the holiday of Shavuot and there will be a special snack.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me!


Miss Debbie