Gan Kindergarten Class


January 22, 2018

5 Sh’vat, 5778

Dear Families,

Thank you to all who came in for our special program yesterday.  It was so fun to watch you work together with your children.  Here’s what we did the rest of the morning:

*The students were introduced to the Hebrew letter Alef.  They loved learning that Alef makes NO sound.  We practiced reading vowels with the Alef.  Then most of the children chose to “Pick and Dot,” picking a card out of a bag and dotting it on the page with a paint dauber.  When all the letters were pulled and dotted, there was one secret letter left over.  The kids enjoyed this activity but required some organizational skills!  One child chose to use Alef Bet cubes to complete a train Alef Bet.  Please note that the Alef homework is different from the usual. 

*We reviewed the “I Am Jewish” song.  The song and lyrics are at the link at the top of the page. While a few children sung along, using our helper posters, many of the children just stared, seeming unaware of the lyrics.  Please continue to have your child listen to the song and practice the lyrics. to be ready to sing at Consecration on Sunday, February 11th at 10:30 AM. They should dress in synagogue appropriate clothing that morning.

*The students were introduced to the concept of “Tikun Olam,” which means repair the Earth.  We read stories and sang songs about how children can help take care of the earth. 

*We finished the morning with a little extra time and a LOT of extra energy so the students got some outside play time on the playground.  They really enjoyed it!  Check out our cute photos! 

*Don’t forget to sign up for Mitzvah Day, which is this coming Sunday morning.  The RSVP’s allow the caterer to know how much food to prepare. Drop off is still at 9 AM.  You can meet us at 9:25 to walk over to the social hall for the pancake breakfast.  We should all eat together as a class, as the students will be singing a song together on stage during breakfast.  At 10:30 AM, the students will come back to the room to make bookmarks and cards.  If you would like to take your child to another project after ours and there is still room, feel free to do so. To sign up, click the following link:

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


Miss Debbie