4's Class 

February 16, 2024

News from Miss Deana

See below for News from Morah Raizel

This week we finished our Brachot unit with the bracha shehakol. During our morning circle we used our play food and put them in the correct bracha category.  After we sorted them we counted each category to see which bracha had more (Shehakol had the most items). We added a new game to our free choice time. Miss Lisa was kind enough to give our class the game Trouble. The game Trouble involves the use of a number of speech and language skills, such as counting, turn-taking, and some very basic verbal reasoning.

On Wednesday, we used water colors and painted for Shehakol.  The children had created some beautiful paintings that are hanging up on our door.  On Thursday,  we ate yogurt with sprinkles for our brachot snack. Almost everyone tried it, especially with sprinkles! I am in need of water bottles for a Purim art project, if you have some please send them in.

Puzzles are still a class favorite this week.  A few children have started doing puzzles with 12 or more pieces in them. Puzzles are a great way for the children to work on problem solving skills, it also helps develop hand eye coordination, learn to deal with frustration and persevere and be patient are just a few benefits playing with puzzles does for children. I have also buddied up a few children so they can help each other. The teamwork between the children has been AMAZING to watch.

I hope you all have a wonderful Shabbos and long weekend,

Miss Deana, [email protected]

From Morah Raizel

Dear Parents,


This week we explored the bracha of shehakol.  We talked about which foods fall under the category of shehakol. 

 Parshas Terumah

The Parsha this week is Terumah, which means a donation.  I explained to the children what a donation is.  Hashem wants us to make this world a home for Him. In the desert, the Jewish people built a Mishkan aka a tabernacle.  The Jewish people needed to donate the materials to build the Mishkan.  Here are some materials they brought: Gold, silver, copper, wool, goat hair, tachash skin, olive oil, spices, cedar wood, and precious stones.  The Jewish people were so excited to donate that Moshe had to tell them to stop bringing materials, they had enough.

We also talked about the vessels built for the Mishkan and how the Mishkan was like a tent that could be built and taken apart.  There was the beautiful shulchan, the table that held loaves of bread, the golden menorah, the holy aron, the ark, with the two angels on top, and the big mizbeach, altar, where animals were brought as gifts to Hashem.

I asked the children what they do to make Hashem feel welcome in their home. Here are their responses:

Tova: Say a bracha.
Arnella: Opening the door for my Mommy, Daddy, and my sister.
Leah: Uh…wash my hands for food.
Shira: Kiss the mezuzah.
Harrison: I wash my hands for food.
Musia: Wash my body for Shabbos.
Yossi: Was for Shabbos.
Senator: I clean the table.
Mussia: Help Mommy for Shabbos.
Milana: Listen to Mommy.
Tzion: After Shabbos I clean up my toys and help Zoe.
Masha: Sleep in my bed.
Michael: I clean up my toys and I sleep in my house and I take a bath in the morning and the nighttime and every time I take a bath.

Best wishes for a restful Shabbos and an enjoyable weekend!

Morah Raizel