Today Max came in with a new stuffed animal of a frog, or sephardea in Hebrew. We played games like Sephardea in the Middle with it.
Then, we had a Havdallah service where we smelled a spice box. We also celebrated everybody who’s birthday is in April, by singing Happy Birthday in Hebrew.
Then we worked on art project that focused on the Ten Commandments. These important rules are essential to how we love our neighbors as ourselves, which is our theme this year.
We traced our hands and decorated them, and wrote one commandment on each finger. These important rules are essential to how we love our neighbors as ourselves, which is our theme this year.
There was something different in Grade 1 today - we were missing our Documentor and our madrichim! Due to a NFTY event, many of our teens were away having fun with their friends. While we don't have pictures, here is what we did today...
During Circle Time this morning, we had to do a lot of counting - Jonah brought in his Tzedakah box and it was FULL of money! After counting our Tzedakah, Ms. Levy asked us to close oureyes and think about a time when we felt angry at someone for something that person did, jealous of someone who got some what we wanted, or sad because someone hurt our feelings. We talked about how we acted when it happened and if there was something that we could have done better.
After T'filah and Kehillah, we read a story about Joseph. After reading the story once, Ms. Levy told us that she was going to read it again, but asked us to think about what the people in the story could have done in a better, kinder way. When she read the story a second time, we raised our hands when we heard something that someone did that wasn't nice. Afterwards, we worked in small groups to take on a part of the story and act out how people could have done things in a better, kinder way.
Lots of things were different in Grade e today - we had a substitute, Mrs. Henry, we were missing our Documentor and two of our madrichim were gone! Due to a NFTY event, many of our teens were away having fun with their friends. While we don't have pictures, here is what we did today...
After Mrs. Milgrom came in to introduce our substitute teacher, Mrs. Henry to our class, we began our day with learning about G'milut Chasadim. Mrs. Henry divided us up into three small groups. Each group worked at a station where we read a story from the Torah. After reading the story, we had to find all of the acts of G'milut Chasadim that were in the story.
After each group got to visit each station, we created a giant list, comparing all of the different acts of G'milut Chasadim in the Torah stories we read. Mrs. Henry asked us if we've ever performed any of these acts in our lives and we talked about all of the opportunities that we have each day to perform acts of G'milut Chasadim.
Then, we had Art. Mrs. Schulgasser did a sketch book activity with us where we got to explore different areas of the synagogue and sketch what we saw in each area. It helped us learn about our building in a whole new way!