Purim and Parties!

Another wonderfully fun Purim celebration is in the books!
Rabbi read the Megillah and students loved sounding their groggers at the mention of "Haman".

Each year, for Purim, the students come to school dressed up in costumes. During lunch, each student showed his/her costume and was awarded a superlative (Most Colorful, Best Super Hero, Most Graceful, Silliest, etc.)

Hazzan Greenburg used her accordian to provide us with dancing music and told us stories of Purim!

After parading in our costumes around the school, we went to the middle room for a Purim carnival! There were plenty of fun carnival games to play!
Throwing a sponge at Haman's face
Purim ball toss tournament
Coloring Purim story character masks, word search, and riddles
There was also a scavenger hunt around the school!
 Students decorated white paper bags and filled them with treats for Mishloach manot (giving treats to your friends). Each student was given two coins to donate to two …

The Three Snow Bears

In keeping with the season, winter, the primary students read a story by Jan Brett called The Three Snow Bears. The storyline, following a similar structure as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, features the Eskimo Aloo-ki, her sled dogs, and the polar bears Papa, Mama, and Baby.
We discussed the elements of the story and brought it to life by creating a story board for the hallway.
The students collaborated to make sure each character was colored and cut out. Then, we worked together to lay out the pieces to show the story. In addition to the storyline, Jan Brett did a beautiful job of introducing many unique Arctic animals in her story as well. We used her website to help us learn more about those animals.

Our finished The Three Snow Bears storyboard!
Some students compared and contrasted The Three Snow Bears and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
The students were so interested in learning about the Arctic and Antarctic regions that we decided to continue our study. We learned about Arct…

100th Day of School

Another 100th day of school celebration is in the books and, boy, was it a fun one!
Prior to the day, students were asked to create something at home using 100 items. Each student had a chance to present their creation to the class. There was so much creativity! Some of the items used were stickers, candy, hand-drawn pictures, and food. 

Next, Mrs. Hoy and Mrs. Boltz set up a fantastic morning of hundreds-themed activities. 
Roll to 100,
Dress-up like you're 100 was certainly a favorite!