On a beautiful April day our Jewish Cultural School classes met. We had perfect attendance !!!!! so students were able to connect with all of their JCS friend. Below are summaries of the learning and fun that happened in each group.
The Littles Group, PreK – Kindergarten, teacher Josh Kaplan
This month at JCS we learned about Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah. We listened to a song, read two stories, and shared/drew ideas for ways we can help the world.
The Middles Group, grades 1 & 2, teacher Colline Roland
For our class we reviewed holidays and why/what they celebrate by reading two books. Then we learned about Lag B’Omer and made our own bonfire craft. Because of the orientation of our fire, student were asked to have their parents take a picture and send it to Arty!
Ilana’s paper bonfire for Lag B’Omer
The Juniors Group, grades 3-5, teacher Renee Dorman
In April, the juniors class discussed how music can be used to create change and reviewed the history of Israel through music. We watched the music video of “March March” by The Chicks and listened to “The Times They Are A Changin'” by Bob Dylan to discuss the power of music and our duty to fight for justice.
Then we listened to 10 Israeli songs and watched a video putting them in context. We drew as we listened to the music, then went back to add color while we learned the historical context of each song. All the Israeli songs and the informational video can be found at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt3DCnxWC38o0xk1-m5R4eMsphLv36Bbe