As we waited for all of our friends to arrive, we worked on welcoming them with pretty artwork. These pictures of two friends hugging and signs that say"Welcome"greeted everyone as they arrived and helped us "welcome the stranger," the mitzvah that we are learning about!
Once everyone arrived, we welcomed the whole class and every student individually by signing our "Shalom Song."
During Kehillah, a man named Jerry came in to talk about Camp GUCI, and it sounds like a lot of fun! We saw a video that showed us all the fun activities we could do and all the friends we could meet while we ate our snack. While we aren't quite old enough to go to GUCI, we are excited to know that such great summer camps exist.
After that, we got to stay in the Social Hall while the older grades went to class. We got to learn some fun and silly dances that we will get to do one day if we go to Camp GUCI! It was so much fun.
When we got back to class, we shared about our weekends. Then we reviewed the list that we made about how to welcome someone new into our class
Finally, we had art. It was really fun! We learned about making friends and keeping friends, as well as being nice to others. We made chaverim, Hebrew for "friends," with pipe cleaners, foam beads and then we gave them smiles; after all, the best way to make a friend is to smile!
Grade 1 had a great day today! We started by reviewing what it means to be a Jewish Super Hero. Did you know that we all did something this past week that makes us Jewish Super Heroes, just like the people in the TaNaCH? Then, Mrs. Lashley came in a read us a story about kindness, which fit perfectly, because Jewish Super Heroes are all kind.
Later on in our day, we learned about what it means to show Derech Eretz. Derech Eretz means that we respect the rules and laws of the place that we are in. Ms. Levy gave us strips of paper with different Derech Eretz scenarios on them and we all drew a picture to illustrate the example that we were given.
At the end of the day, we each got a special tzedakah box to decorate. We are excited to take them home and use them to collect tzedakah!
Grade 2 began their day with tzedakah then we got packages from Miss Evans. When we opened them there was a box and a matching worksheet. Once we went over our answers as a class, we worked on decorating our very own tzedakah boxes with cool stickers and drawings.
Then, Miss Evans read us a story about Moses. We learned about how in the desert, Moses helped everyone solve their problems. But it became too hard for Moses to be available to EVERYONE, so he enlisted the help of his father-in-law, Jethro. Jethro helped Moses pick out people who could help Moses and design a system of who would answer which problems. This taught us that even though we are good at something, sometimes, we need help to figure out how to be the best we can be. We drew pictures of how we can apply this lesson to our lives.
During Kehillah, a man named Jerry came in to talk about a day camp with us. The camp was called Camp GUCI, and it sounds like a lot of fun! We saw a video that showed us all the fun activities we could do and all the friends we could meet while we ate our snack.
After that, we got to stay while the older grades left. We got to learn some fun dances that we would get the opportunity to do during camp! It was so much fun.
Afterward, we went back to class. Since Miss Evans wasn’t here last week, we went over what we learned last week, then went on to our new focus, which was about Moses and Jethro. We read a short story called ‘Moses Has a Problem,’ then discussed what Moses could have done better in his situation. We brainstormed ideas, coming to three conclusions; he needed helpers, a schedule, and some breaks.
Last but not least, we used our workbooks to go over our new Hebrew letter - Lamed.