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Tu B'Shvat Party!

What fun we had at our Tu B'Shvat party!

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We had all sorts of different fruits; Star fruit, pomegranate, dates, figs, olives, grapes and avocado! (Thank you Amanda for bringing in the delicious avocado!) 

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The star fruit sure was juicy! 

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And, best of all were the cupcakes we made!

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To get in the mood of the celebration, we also made Tu B'Shvat crowns. Sammy made one for her baby too.

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Having fun with our friends!

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Ice Experiment

On Monday, it was really cold out so we decided to do an experiment.

We filled up two trays with water, added paint and winter animals and put one in the freezer and one outside. 

We wanted to see which tray would freeze.

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Then, we sat down to write about our experiment and what we think might happen to them. 

We unanimously thought they would both freeze. 

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As it turns out, Tuesday morning wes pretty warm so when we went to check on the tray outside, but the one in the freezer did!

We brought them into the classroom and put some of them in the water bin, to see what would happen.

They melted pretty quickly!

"Look! It's getting small!" - Amanda

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Tu B'Shvat!

This Saturday, is Tu B'shvat; the Jewish New Year for the trees. We are havign lots of fun exploring trees and ways to help them.

We are becoming familiar with the different parts of a tree. 

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We started recycling small objects and composting our food! We brainstormed ideas of small objects we can recycle.

If you have any at home, please share them with us! We love buttons, lids, cool rocks... 

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Our compost bin! 

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We brought in parts of trees to use in our art center.  

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We loved planting our lima beans. We will watch them and document them everyday to see their progress.  

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"Look! A root!" - Sammy 

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Measuring the snow

We made snow rulers to see how much snow fell outside!

"I'm making a polar bear ruler!" - Amanda

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Aiden counts as he writes the numbers on his ruler. 

 "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!" - Aiden

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Sammy measured the snow inside.

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Chana measured the snow outside. 

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Enjoying Winter!

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Our Snowman Jackie!

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Making snow angels

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Collecting snow for our water bin

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Watching the clouds go by

Melty Chewy Cookies

Sammy and Morah Chaya were reading Snowy Blowy Winter and the boy and girl were eating melty chewy cookies after being outside in the cold. Sammy asked if we could make them too. So we did!

It sure was great to have hot chocolate chip cookies after playing outside in the cold!

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Sammy's picture of the batter. 

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We had lots extra, so we took some home to give to our family and gave one to Miss Patty and Rabbi Kaplan. 

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"What are these on his nose?"

Chana was reading Panda Bear by Eric Carle and she noticed the sea lion had whiskers.

"What are these on his nose?" - Chana

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So we discussed how some animals have whiskers and those animals are mostly from the cat family.  We then went on the computer to look up other animals that have whiskers.

Lions also have whiskers.

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Bunnies

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and cats, too!

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"He has ears! I also have ears!"  - Chana

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Our Indoor Snowman

It didn't snow this week, so we made an indoor snowman!

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Chana's Heart

"Look! I made a heart! Can you take a picture?" - Chana

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Standard 0.1: Children demonstrate self-confidence. 

Welcome to our new friends!

We are so excited to have 2 new friends in our classroom; Amanda and Miss Chloe! 

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Sammy shows Miss Chloe the pattern she made with the beads. 

                                                                         

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

 

Letters M, R & B

Now that we have become comfortable with the letters A, C and S, we have been showing an intrest in 3 new letters; M, R and B!

M for Mommy and Morah Chaya

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B for Baby and Balloon

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R for Rabbi Kaplan and Rabbit. 

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Standard 3.3: Children demonstrate emergent reading skills.

Standard 3.4: Children demonstrate emergent writing skills.

Gross Motor Fun

Sammy had a great idea to lign up the colorful circles so we can jump on them. This lead to counting each circle as we jumped, noticing the different colors, making different shapes and learning to take turns!

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We made a circle.

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 Square...

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Triangle...

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And a long line all the way from the door!

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"Look! We're taking turns!" - Sammy

                                                                           

Standard 0.5: Children exhibit pro-social behaviors.

Standard 1.1: Children express themselves through and develop an appreciation of creative movement and dance. 

Standard 4.1: Children develop and undersanding of nembers and numerical operations.

Standard 4.2: Children develop knowledge of spatial concepts (e.g. shapes and measurements.)

 

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