It was wonderful to spend Sunday morning with your children. We are getting to know one another, and sowing the seeds of classroom community.
Our morning revolved around the High Holidays, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. We spoke of these holidays as opportunites for self reflection. To highlight this, we tossed balls into a basket, noticing that sometimes we "miss the mark". This led to a discussion about hopes and disappointments. Your children are thoughtful and articulate. Dori had a young man blow the shofar, and we learned the Ellen Allard song "Shofar Blast".
We have begun our Hebrew studies with the letters Mem, Final Mem and Shin. Key words are Shofar, Shabbat and Mezuzzah. There is no homework this week, but I will soon be suggesting textbook practice and online games.
Your child decorated a Tote Bag for Sunday School. Please have your child bring the bag, along with our textbook "Alef Bet Quest" to each class.
As we approach Rosh Hashana, I want you to know that I am delighted to be sharing this year with you. I hope that you and your family will be blessed with good health and joyous times in the New Year.