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The Letter 'S'

We have been getting really good at identifying and writing the first letter of our name in Hebrew and English.

Sammy makes the letter 's' on the geoboard.

"It's an 's'! Sssssssssss (make the s sound with her mouth) for Sammy!" - Sammy

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Chana finds the letter Chet on the Aleph Bet chart. 

" I start with Chet!" Pointing to the letter Chet. - Chana

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Standard 3.3: Children demonstrate emergent reading skills. 

Standard 3.4: Children demonstrate emergent writing skills.

Standard 7.1: Children know that people use different languages to communicate and will express simple greetings, words and phrases in a language other than their own. 

"Feel Better, Morah Samantha!"

Morah Samanatha wasn't feeling well so Samantha, Chana and Aiden made her a get well card!

"Look! I made an 'S'!" - Sammy

"She has to go to Dr. Weissman." -  Chana

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Standard 0.5: Children exhibit pro-social behaviors.

Standard 1.4: Children express themselves through and develop and appreciation of the visual arts.

Standard 3.1: Children listen and respond to environmental sounds, directions and conversations.

Standard 3.4: Children demonstrate emergent writing skills.

 

Full/Empty

After we played in the green water a bit we went on to explore the concept of full vs. empty.

 "It's full!" - Chana

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"Its empty!" - Chana

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Standard 4.3: Children develop knowledge of spatial concepts. (e.g., Shapes and measurements.)

The Water Bin

The water bin had some blue paint in it from the day before, and today we added yellow paint to see what would happen.

"It's green!" - Chana

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Sammy Reading!

Sammy loves to read!

Sammy sat down to read herself some books. 

She first read 'Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?' By Eric Carle

"Green sea turtle, green sea turtle, what do you see?"

- Sammy

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Then read 'Yo! Yes!' By Chris Raschka

"Yo! Yes! What's Up? No Friends." - Sammy

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And, finally, read 'You are my sunshine.' By Carolyn Church

"Don't take my sunshine away, please!" - Sammy

                                                                               

Standard 3.3: Children demonstrate emergent reading skills.

Categorizing Vehicles

As a provocation, I put together all the matching vehicles.

Aiden immediately understood and helped me out. 

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Standard 3.1: Children listen and respond to environmental sounds, directions and conversations.

Standard 4.3: Children understand patterns, relationships and classifications.

Electricity Line Repair Truck

There were 2 electricity line repair trucks on the school property today. Just like the one in our book!

It was so cool to go watch them!

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 Watching intently!

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Fun in the leaves!

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While playing, we found some ants living under the leaves! That was a big surprise for us, because we have been trying to find ants for a couple days now but haven't because the ants are all getting ready for the winter. We talked about how some animals, like bugs make their houses under the leaves that fall.

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Exploring Fall!

 What a beautiful day!

 We took advantage of the great weather and spent some extra time outside exploring fall.

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 We collected leaves.

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 Found different colors.

"Look! I found 3 colors!" - Sammy

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 Tried to catch the leaves falling from the trees.

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 And, took pictures of fall.

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 Chana's picture of fall: Aiden playing in leaves.

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"I did it!"

As we were hanging up the leaves, Chana was drawing a picture of the leaves, and is very pleased with her work.

"I did it!" - Chana

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Fall Sizes

Outside, today, we noticed a lot of leaves were falling, so the trees could get ready for winter.

We had so much fun trying to catch them!

We also noticed, there were different sized leaves. Big ones, medium ones and small ones.

We collected a couple andonce inside put them in a line from smallest to biggest on the wall. We then wrote Big, Medium and Small under the corresponding leaves. 

Fall is so much fun!

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What a great math skill!

Stacking Colrs!

Morah chaya was stacking all the pieces by color. Aiden came over to help.

After stacking a couple, Morah Chaya gave him a yellow piece to see what his reaction would be, as there was no yellow pile.

He looked back at the yellow piece a couple times and realized there was no pile for that color, so he made a sad face. 

"ohhhn." (In a sad voice) - Aiden

 

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Sammy's House

Sammy made a house and added a slide and swing in it!

She then took the people and let them go down the slide taking turns. 

"They're Sharing!" - Sammy

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Insects!

The new topic in our science center is insects!

We knew we wanted to find some ants and bring them in our classroom, so we sat down and discussed some things ants might need to live. 

This is what we came up with:

  •  Cereal (They need snack just like we were having snack.)
  •  Sand
  • Water
  • A swing set (because Sammy also has a swing set at her house.)

Later, when we went outside we first filled our glass with sand so the ants would be comfortable.

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Then, we tried looking for a big ant but couldn't find any. 

We found little ants...

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We found a bug...

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 We decided to keep the bug instead!

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We covered it with a paper towel and poked holes, so it would be able to breath. It's now living in our science center!

We try to remember to look at it with our eyes instead of our hands, because we don't think the bug likes when his house gets moved around.

Maybe tomorrow we'll find some ants!

                                                                              

Standard 5.1: Children develop inquiry skills.

Standard 5.3: Children observe and investigate living things.

 


Transportation

We made a sign for our new transportation center!

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"Look! I made a 'T'!" - Sammy

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Standard 2.4: Children develop competence and confidence in activities that require gross and fine motor skilss.

Standard 3.4: Children demonstrate emergent writing skills.

Chana's Tower

Chana built a great tower!

First, she put the shapes in categories.

Chana: "Sammy, want to help me?" 

 Sammy: "Sure!"

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Then, she said it needed to be very full.

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While the girls documented their towers, Aiden helped them finish it off.

"These are our towers!" - Chana

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He made it really high!

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 The final product:

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Standard 0.2: Children demonstrate self-direction.

Standard 0.4: Children exhibit positive interactions with other children and adults.

Standard 1.4: Children express themselves through and develop an appreciation of the visual arts.

 

Painting with balls!

 Today we took advantage of the nice weather and painted outside - Bowling Style!

We dipped the balls in paint and rolled them down the hill!

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The final product! 

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Standard 1.4: Childrem express themselves through and develop an appreciation of the visual arts.  

How Tall?

Aiden built a really tall tower...

He started off building it on the table. Once it became too tall, he put it on the floor to reach. Next, he used a chair. Then, he asked Morah Chaya to pick him up, and lastly he asked Morah Chaya to put on the pieces at the very top!

Great problem solving, Aiden!

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When it was finished Sammy used it to measure herself!

"It's bigger." - Sammy 

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 Standard 0.2: Children demonstrate self -direction. 

Standard 3.1: Children listen and respond to environmental sounds, directions and conversations.

Standard 4.2: Children develop knowledge of spatial concepts.

Standard 5.1: Children develop inquiry skills.  

Fall Colors

Chana noticed a red leaf outside, and brought it over to us. This gave us the idea to see how many different colors we could find.  
Once back in the classroom, we drew pictures about them and hung them up on the wall.  
 
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Sukkah Decorations!

Stage one of our Sukkah decoration is done!

Today, we painted Sukkahs using branches and leaves and tomorrow, we will bead a handle for it!

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Sammy's Letter to Daddy

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Standard 1.4: Children express themselves through drawing and develop an appreciation of the visual arts.

Aiden's Structure

Following Morah Chaya’s lead, Aiden begins to stack the blocks.
First, he tries with the long narrow blocks, but has a hard time making it stable. He instinctively gets a wider block,
and it worked!
Together, we made the letter ‘E’!

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When Aiden was happy with his work, he stopped to document.

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Standard 0.2: Children demonstrate self direction.

Standard 0.4: Children exhibit positive interactions with other children and adults.

Standard 3.4: Children demonstrate emergent writing skills.

Standard 4.3: Children develop knowledge of spatial concepts. (e.g., shapes and measurements.)

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