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The Sacrifice of Isaac

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On January 31, 2016
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Sunday, January 31, 2016 21 Shevat 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we joined together with the other first grade class in the Social Hall. We spent the morning learning about the Sacrifice of Isaac through Godly Play. God had promised Abraham that Isaac would be the son through which a great nation would come. Abraham […]
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Tu B’Shevat

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On January 24, 2016
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Sunday, January 24, 2016 14 Shevat 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we celebrated the New Year for the trees—Tu B’Shevat, which is tomorrow, Monday, January 25, (15th of Shevat!) Although it is still winter in Massachusetts, the blossoms on the almond trees in Israel are beginning to bloom this month! Children listened to a folktale […]
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Abraham and Sarah

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On January 10, 2016
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Sunday, January 10, 2016 29 Tevet 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we learned about the story of Abraham and Sarah.  G-d spoke to Abraham and told him to leave his home with his wife and nephew, Lot. God said, “I want you to go to the land I will give you. I promise that I […]
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Israel Geography

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On December 20, 2015
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Sunday, December 20, 2015 8 Tevet 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we learned more about the land of Israel and we labeled our map! Each student was assigned a place in Israel and wrote the name of the city or area in both English and Hebrew. Take a look at our labeled map of Israel […]
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Happy Hanukkah!

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On December 6, 2015
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Sunday, December 6, 2015 24 Kislev 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we had music with Scott and sang many Hanukkah songs! We practiced the prayers that we say when we light the Menorah. We sang the Shechianu, and learned that this is a prayer we recite on the first night of Hanukkah. Students had fun […]
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Israel

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On November 22, 2015
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Sunday, November 22, 2015 10 Kislev 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we enlarged and outlined the country of Israel. Students colored in our map of Israel with crayons. We also located Israel on a world map and discussed the distance from Boston to Israel! We learned that it takes about 6 hours to drive […]
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Midrash

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On November 15, 2015
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Sunday, November 15, 2015 3 Kislev 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we continued to learn about the story of Noah’s Ark. We discussed the meaning of a Midrash. There are many different versions of Noah’s Ark. Some of the stories are from the words in the Torah and some explain the story of what […]
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The Story of Noah’s Ark

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On November 8, 2015
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Sunday, November 8th, 2015 26 Cheshvan 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we learned a new song in music with Scott. The song is called, “Peace Will Come”. We also learned about the story of Noah’s Ark with HaMorah Meg’s first grade class. During snack we read a book called, “Noah’s Ark” by Jerry Pinkney. […]
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Adam and Eve

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On October 25, 2015
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Sunday, October 25, 2015 12 Cheshvan 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we learned the story of Adam and Eve. We learned that there were two trees in the Garden of Eden. The tree of Differences (good and evil) and the tree of Forever (the tree of Life). God told Adam and Eve not to […]
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Creation

  • Posted by Tamar Rotstein
  • On October 18, 2015
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Sunday, October 18, 2015 5 Cheshvan 5776 Dear First Grade Families, Today we had our first music class with Scott! We joined the other first grade class and learned new songs about Shabbat. We also began to study Torah and introduced our weekly parsha study (Torah portion.) This year we will follow the characters of […]
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