This Sunday was jam packed as per usual. We started together as a whole school in the auditorium for a community gathering where we sang a few songs, which was very nice to gather as a group. After the community gathering we had a nice music class and learned the dance steps to the classic Jewish dance, The Horah. We learned more about g-d during our Judaic studies portion of the morning, and talked about the proof we have that g-d exists. After discussing the proof, students were asked to draw, color or paint their personal proof that there is a g-d. I was blown away by their deep and thoughtful thinking towards Thai very complicated topic. Students were encouraged to share their pictures and tell the class a little about why they chose to create what they did. We finished up the morning with Hebrew class where students played “Around the World” with the Hebrew letters. By the enthusiasm that was shown, I’d say it was a pretty exciting game. Looking forward to the Sunday’s to come. Have a nice week!
Hello families! This week was especially exciting for the fourth grade at SSJS! We spent the whole morning learning about Sukkot and doing activities related to Sukkot. We started the class by talking what the holiday of Sukkot is all about and how we celebrate. Then we made decorations for our SSJS sukkah. While we were in the sukkah, we learned about the lulav and etrog, as well as how we shake them while we are in the sukkah. After everyone had a chance to shake the lulav and smell the etrog, we sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine while singing songs about Sukkot and the Torah. When we went back inside, we participated in the school wide soup kit making project. Students worked with their partners to assemble jars with beans and spices to donate to people who are in need. Finally, we ended the morning by doing a Sukkot STEM project. Each small group was given some raw pasta, a few gum drops and a paper plate to assemble their own sukkah. Students were given 15 minutes to complete this challenge, and I am happy to report that each group completed the challenge and made their own sukkah. Overall, the morning was filled with learning, problem solving and laughter. Looking forward to the coming weeks with your amazing students!
It was so nice to meet some of you adults, and all of your children this morning. This seems like a great bunch and I cannot wait to get to know your students even more. We had a jam packed morning on Sunday, and I am so impressed with the conversations that we had. Together we started exploring our workbook called “I Have Some Questions About God”, and had a chance to share some of our own questions that we have about God. This conversation started the exploration we are going to have about God throughout this year. Be sure to ask your students what questions they shared with the group about God, they were pretty incredible! We also talked about the Jewish holidays that happen throughout the year and got to hear from everyone what their favorite Jewish Holiday is. We ended our day with singing a Hebrew song and learning some basic Hebrew vocabulary. I am eager to get to know each and everyone of your students this year. Thank you for sharing them with SSJS!
Have a great week,