Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten

Chag Chanukah Sameach!

Dear Kindergarten families,

This week, we began learning the story of Joseph in Parashat Vayeshev. The song in the Shabbat 7 is an excerpt from a Hebrew musical. You can find the whole play here:

We would like to wish you all a wonderful Chanukah break. We will miss those sweet faces and look forward to many new learning adventures in 2020!

Thank you so much for your generous and thoughtful gifts.

Stay warm!!!

The Kindergarten Team

Posted in French Studies, General Studies, Jewish Studies, Kindergarten, Reminders

Chanukah News

The  Kinders have been getting ready for our school Chanukah Celebration on Tuesday evening. We are asking that the children wear a white shirt and blue bottoms. We can’t wait to celebrate with all of our families. 

As well on Thursday morning, the Ganon children will be joining us for a joint Chanukah Celebration  We will be decorating cookies and having a Chanukah Sing-a-long lead by Mr. G,(Mr. Goddard) our music teacher.

Next Friday our Dress Down Day money will be going to the Ottawa Mission! 

Shabbat Shalom!

Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten

Chanukah is coming!

Chanukah is coming and in the Gan we are having tons of fun! Spinning dreidels, singing songs, making clay latkes, the list goes on!

Here are some vocabulary words that we are learning in Hebrew:

נֵס – Ness (miracle)

גָדוֹל – Gadol (big)

היה – Hiyah (happened)

שָׁם – Sham (there)

נֵר – Ner (candle)

שֶׁמֶן – Shemen (oil)

אוֹר – Or (light)

חֲנוּכָּה – Chanukah 

חֲנוּכּייה – Chanukiah 

מְנֹורָה – Menorah

שְׁמֹנֶה – Shmoneh (eight)

שַׁמָשׁ – Shamash (helper)

סְבִיבוֹן – Sevivon (dreidel)

סוּפגָנִיָה – Sufganiyah (donut)

שֶׁלֶג – Sheleg (snow)

מַטָנָה – Matanah (present)


We also enjoyed learning this week’s parashat haShavua – Vayetze 

You can see a cute reenactment by Saba Tuvia featuring the song from the Shabbat 7 here:  

Shabbat Shalom,

Morah Shira