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The year is flying by so fast. Hope everyone had a great Spring Break. Before the break we started our Passover Unit and will continue with this unit for the next 2-3 weeks. As always we review why we celebrate Passover. We talk about what it means to be a slave and how great it is to be a free person. Then we talk about how to celebrate, for passover this includes the parts of the Seder Plate-the egg, parsely, bitter herb, charoset, Matzah, salt water, 4 cups of wine and the Haggadah. Also we teach the first part of the 4 questions.
We have started our unit on Purim. We are learning all about how we celebrrate-dressing up in costume, eating Hamentashen, making noise with greggors when we hear Haman's name, reading the Megillah (the Story of Esther). We are also learing why we celebrate: Esther was a brave Jewish lady who saved the Jewish people from the evil plot of Haman.
Some Calendar items:
Sunday 3/20 Purim Carnival food and games for all -you can purchase a family pass for only $25-unlimited games and food.
Wednesday 3/23 Purim Services at 7pm
Sunday February 28 is our Mock Shabbat! The kids come to class at regular time and we will meet you in the downstairs social hall. Grandparents and younger siblings are welcome. The program will end around 10:50 and the kindergarteners will then go back to class.