4's Class 

May 17, 2024

News from Miss Deana


Due to emergency surgery, Miss Deana was out last week.    Miss Ana together with Miss Jaelyn are in the class to support and assist the students with their lessons and activities. They are working together to ensure a smooth continuation of the curriculum and to provide any additional help the students may need during Miss Deana's absence. 

Dear Parents,

This week we got to focus on Israel.  We looked at pictures and talked about why Israel is special to every Jewish person.  On Tuesday, we had our Israel celebration where the children visited different cities in Israel.  They started in Yerushalayim, where they made pictures of their wishes from Hashem and then taped them to the “Kotel”.  They joined in Israeli dancing in Tel Aviv, dug for artifacts in Be’er Sheva, and painted in Tzfat.  The experience ended with singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Israel and eating delicious cupcakes.  Of course, we had falafel for lunch.  It was delicious.

On Wednesday, I asked the children what they love about Israel.  Here are their responses:

  • Senator: Because I’m gonna give Hashem a heart.
  • Mussia P: There’s strawberry juice there?
  • Milana: Because Hashem gave us the Torah.
  • Tzion: I love to kiss the Torah in Israel.
  • Masha: Um…kissing Hashem’s cheek.
  • Michael: Because I like to go there.
  • Pinny: Um…eat some food.
  • Arnella: Going there.
  • Tova: Eating chicken.
  • Leah: Seeing the curtains.
  • Shira: Eating candy.
  • Harrison: Saying the prayers.
  • Musia G: Eating pasta.
  • Yossi: Hugging my Tatty.
  • Sarah: I love davening and eating cookies.

We ended the week by continuing to talk about Rabbi Akiva and his learning about his student, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.  The children are excited about the upcoming Lag B’Omer festivities. 

We will continue to learn more about the incredible story of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Wishing you a restful, and peaceful, Shabbos!

Morah Raizel