Rimon Enjoys the Snow
Rimon students had a wonderful time playing in the snow during recess this week! The children made giant snowballs, forts and even comfy chairs.
Rimon mathematicians just completed a unit on measurement. The children measured a variety of items in non-standard units such as paper clips and counting cubes. They compared items in terms of length and height using a variety of types of measuring units. We read the book, How Big is a Foot. Ask your child to tell you why the bed that the apprentice made did not fit the Queen.
In Social Studies and Jewish Living and Learning we have been focusing on “upstanders,” people who are willing to speak up about injustice. So far, we have learned about Rosa Parks, Abraham (from the Torah), Congresswoman Bella Abzug, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. As part of our learning about Bella Abzug, each child illustrated a page in a class book that we created to tell her life story. Did you know that she was a lawyer who, early in her career, risked her life to defend a black man in the South? To keep herself safe overnight, the night before the trial, Bella locked herself in the bathroom of a bus station. She also was the second Jewish woman to serve in Congress.
Above is a student holding one page of our book about Bella Abzug. We will continue our study of upstanders next week and beyond.
In Fundations, we completed our study of glued sounds and will be moving on next week to learn about consonant blends. Rimon students are progressing beautifully in their reading. Our reading lessons have been focusing on strategies for retelling stories. We learned the acronym SCOOP. SCOOP stands for Setting, Characters, Oh no (the problem of the story), Order of events and Problem solved. Rimon readers have been doing awesome reading at home and earned their first two reading parties. Hamorah Mara was our guest reader for our reading party this week.
Rimon writers learned about adding endings to their stories. Currently, they are working on correcting and then “publishing” one of their small moment stories. The published story will be copied over neatly, illustrated and read to the Kindergarten students over the next week or two.
In science, we just completed our study of the stars. Next week, we will begin a new unit on bridges!
Last, but not least, if you were wondering about the mustaches here it is…In Hebrew, the Rimon children now know all the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. They decided that they all wanted mustaches and I must say they looked very cute.