Dvash Primary 6/14/13
We are having a wonderful end to the year, and cherishing the last few days we have together with some dear friends who are not returning next year.Those who will be with us next year are already talking about what new activities they will learn when they come back. As always there is a feeling that something special has happened in the sharing of experiences with the children of Dvash class - their unique personalities and characters and the preschool charm that they will sadly outgrow! Have an exciting summer before the next year begins!
Have a nice weekend,
Morah Farhana & Morah Jordan
Rimon Primary 6/14/13The year is winding down. The children are enjoying practicing the different skills they have learned. Everyone is getting along nicely and knows their way and their work in the class. It is a nice calm home away from home. Please send in bags for Monday to send home all the children's belongings. We will be sending a lot of items home over the next few days so we need something to put them in.
It has been a great pleasure and honor to teach your wonderful children this year. I look forward to seeing all my little friends who are returning next year and wish all the best to those who are moving on.
Have a great Shabbat & wonderful summer,
Morah Sorah Rivkah & Morah Ofer
Rimon and Dvash Judaics 6/14/13
This week's Parsha is Parashat Chukat. The children have been following the Parshiot where the Jewish people have been traveling in the desert. This Parsha talks about how Miriam died and Miriam's well dried up. The people became very upset and rushed to Moshe Rabbeinu demanding that he get water for them. Moshe davened/prayed and Hashem told him to tell the rock to give water. Moshe was not sure which rock to tell and the people were getting angrier so Moshe hit the rock instead of talking to it and water came out. Hashem punished Moshe for hitting the rock and not telling the rock, and was not allowed into Eretz Israel. We talked about how Hashem wanted Moshe to do exactly what He said because Moshe was on such a high level.
Primary Tzedakah Donation - click here to see photos
We had a very special visit this week. The children have been busy all year collecting Tzedakah/Charity. This week we donated our Tzedakah to Camp Simcha. As was discussed previously in the bulletin, we told the children all about Camp Simcha earlier this year. Camp Simcha is a Jewish camp for sick children and children with disabilities. They cannot go to regular camp so they go to this camp for free. It is a very special place. The children collected money all year and , Ahuva Katz, the representative of Camp Simcha/Chai Lifeline in our area, came to the school. The children collected enough money to buy a snow cone machine to benefit the children who go to the camp from this area and also had money left over to give to the camp. Ahuva showed the children a video of Camp Simcha and our graduating Kindergartners presented her with the gift from the school. The children were very happy and excited about giving their Tzedakah to this wonderful organization.
Have a great Shabbat, Morah Sorah Rivkah
The time has come to say good bye to another school year. It amazes me every year how quickly time passes by. To me, as the teacher of the toddler class, it is a time of reflection. Thinking back on the first day of school, waiting in anticipation and wonder to get to know the new Toddlers. The names I have in front of me turn to life as I see them one by one walking through the doors of the toddler room. "They are babies," that's the first thought that comes to my mind every year. Then I say a silent prayer asking for patience and courage to be a good teacher to all the little ones.
During the course of the year the Toddlers, from the first unsteady steps grow into confident walkers. I think I should say 'runners.' They come running into the room to greet me and that truly warms my heart to see the confidence and faith they have in me. Of course there are the good days and the not so good days but every day is a new and important day to be with the little ones.
My thanks go out to all the parents for sharing your precious little ones with me. I am indeed grateful for giving me these wonderful memories that I will always have of your child, and hope that I have been able to give your child the confidence that he or she needs to go in search of knowledge and to dream the impossible dreams.
Morah Sharmaleen & Morah Marcia