Thanks to all the parents that came for Parent-Teacher Conferences - good to see you all. As always, if something comes up and you'd like to share with your teachers, let them know and we can find a suitable time to meet.
Please remember to have your child dress in blue and white on Tuesday for Yom Ha'atzmaut. We are doing a mini celebration at school.
Please let Lana know if you are intending to join us on April 28 for our Gan Hayeled Kids Fun Run and Fair(quick email so we can plan accordingly for BBQ and Tshirts) And please invite friends!
Tuesday, April 16 - Yom Ha’atzmaut, wear blue and white
Sunday, April 28 - GH Fun Run and Obstacle Course, starting 9:30am
Thursday, May 9 - Anafim group: Bring a Special Person to School, 9am-11am
Wed. & Thurs. May 15 & 16 - Shavuot, no school
Tues. May 21 (rain date Wed. 22) - Ilanot filed trip to Beardsley Zoo, leave school 9:15am, return 1pm
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day, no school
Thursday, May 30 - Anafim field trip to Lighthouse Point Park, leave school 9:15am, return 1:00pm
Thursday, June 6 - Original Last Day of School, no Extended Day
Thursday, June 6 - Ice Cream Social, 5pm-6:30pm
June 7, 10, 11, 12 - Make-up days, regular school hours, no Extended Day
Window Into our Classrooms:
This week's colors are blue and white (and in Hebrew, Kachol v Lavan). In the ILANOT class we glues on different shades and textures of blue and made a huge Israeli flag. With Tami, the children sang Happy Birthday to Israel - as Israel celebrates Independence Day on Tuesday, April 16. We enjoyed Ethan's book about a dump truck and then on David's third birthday, his mom came in and read, t5o the delight of the children, 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman.
The children love the 'Sticky Tape' song - a fun game teaching different parts of the body. Vilas put tape on his forehead, Jacob on his knee and Thea on her ankle. We continue our Spring theme and after reading 'Percival the Caterpillar' the children dipped their finger in paint and made lots of little dots linked together - caterpillars.
The ANAFIM group played happily outdoors for the fist part of the week and are drawing some very detailed spring pictures. We made Israeli flags - hanging in the hallway, and a giant cake collage as Israel turns 65. The children are counting to 65 every day now and some chose to write all the numbers on the birthday cake. Others cut and glued on all the birthday candles. A highlight this week was the Israel game - a giant painted map of Israel with a route outlined. The children take turns throwing the dice and moving forward on their journey, stopping at points along the way. (Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Eilat...)
Included in our classroom areas, we now have an airport and each child has a passport and travel ticket. We look forward to our travels and will be in Israel on Tuesday, in time for Yom Ha'atzmaut. Remember to dress your child in blue and white.
Lana, Connie, Nicole, Julanne, Karen and Tami