Friday, February 23, 2018

A late season snow is very fun spent with preschool friends.
 In between playing in the snow this short week, 
we created some Queen Esther's to decorate our classrooms.
We know some important things about Queen Esther.
Lakshmi: She is beautiful.
Colette: She is brave. She asked the king to dinner and invited Haman too.
Morah Katie: How do you think she felt when she went to the king?
Miles: Worried but she did it any way.
Maya: She was just brave, she just did it.
Colette: She told the king Haman's plan.
Maya: She is the hero because she is kind, AND she saved the Jewish people.
Lakshmi: She is my favorite because she saved the Jewish people.
Emily: She was brave.

Friday, February 16, 2018

A happy holiday is on its way

There have been some changes in the classroom.
We are so excited to find out why.
We have been listening to Morah Tzivie share an exciting and interesting story.
Morah Tzivie: What is the name of the holiday?
Moshe: Purim!
Morah Tzivie: The Jewish people who lived in Shushan (the city where the Purim story happened) had a leader, does anyone remember his name?
Lakshmi: Rabbi Mordechai.
Morah Tzivie: He was kind and caring. He was a teacher for the Jewish people. What do you think was in his home?
Moshe: Candles.
Carson: Books.
Miles: Torahs.
Morah Tzivie: Somebody else lived in Rabbi Mordechai's home.
Moshe: Esther.
Morah Tzivie: Yes, Esther was kind, and helpful.
Matan: This guy is Haman, I know because he has angry eyebrows and Haman was always angry.
Morah Katie: Tell me more about how I know he is not Rabbi Mordechai.  
Matan: Haman is just mean. He is angry.
Lochlan: He is mean all the time.
Morah Katie: Tell me about Rabbi Mordechai.
Moshe: Nice.
Maya: Leads the Jewish people away from Haman.
Morah Katie: Tell me more about Esther. 
Colette: She is nice.
Moshe: Kind.
Miles: She saves the Jewish people.
Maia: She helps to keep the Jewish people safe.
Fortunately, the morah's mistook many of our Gan friends for Mordechai and Esther and NOT Haman.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Shapes are everywhere!
We know that circles are round and flat. 
You can walk on them.
You can even draw them while you sit in one.
You can put a lot together and it looks like a flower. 
If they are big enough, you can jump through them!
We discovered that clementines have hidden circles in them when you cut them in half.
Some of us discovered that circles are just like the letters in their names!
Rowen: I have a circle in my name.
Ozzie: I have a circle in my name!
Rowen: We both have circles!
We know that rectangles have two long sides and two short sides.
We also know what squares are special.
Moshe: Square!

Lakshmi: Squares can be rectangles, but a rectangle can't be a square!
Lakshmi and Morah Katie made a rectangle made of circles!
Matan: Look! There are rectangles all OVER the floor!
We know all about triangles.
Lochlan: It is a triangle because it has these 3 connects.
Matan: A triangle has 3 points.
Sophia: Here are blue triangles and here and blue triangles.
Jade and Eli used the red and blue rods to create a triangle obstacle course.
Colette put two triangle together to create a
Colette: A Square!
And then there are our faces.
So many great self portraits were created,
 please stop in the classroom and enjoy our displays.