The month of January in the Parparim class was spent learning and discussing all things winter. The class also spent some time learning about the Jewish holiday, Tu B’Shevat and why trees are so important. Some class projects during this time were creating tree twig art paintings, a what I like about winter drawing, and making a rain stick. The class also spent some time learning about the famous artist Van Gogh, and attempting to recreate some of his artwork.
In February, the focus was learning about the human body, the different organs, and bones. The children got to learn things such as how many bones are in the body, the body system, and more about the brain, heart, stomach, and lungs. We also explored germs and how they are able to travel from person to person doing a glitter experiment.
Some other things we worked on recently were practicing cutting, writing by tracing, and learning different sounds of pitch from various instruments.
The Parparim class has recently read, “Snow Day”, “Snow in Jerusalem”, and “Body Detectives”.
Here are some recent photos: