Ms. Jodi’s Gesher class has had a wonderful beginning to this school year. To start out the year, they made a friendship quilt. The class explored making colors, such as green, purple, and orange and that was integrated into the friendship theme. For Rosh Hashanah, the Gesher class created a huge apple finger picture and painted it as a group. For Sukkot, they made a giant paper chain with various fruit hanging that was used to help decorate the Sukkah.
The Gesher class is currently practicing their fine motor skills by using scissors to cut straight lines, rip with the scissors, and make fringe. Weekly letter recognition has been a highlight for the children as they match and sequence the alphabet on the classroom flannel board. Meanwhile, the work on problem solving as a group and as an individual will continue as well.
The kids have been learning so much at their weekly Hebrew lessons. All of the children know the verbs for sit, stand, turn around, jump, and walk. They practice through movement and songs, which the kids all love. They have also learned the colors red and blue. Along with Hebrew, the Gesher class has been enjoying other enrichment classes such as yoga, music, Playball, library, and Shabbat with Rabbi Josh.
Books are always a fun way for kids to learn. The books that the class has been reading as of late are: “How Full is Your Bucket”, by Tom and Mary Reckmeyer, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see”, by Eric Carle, and “Sammy Spider’s First Yom Kippur”, but Silvia A. Rouss.
Here are some recent photos from the Gesher class: