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Ma Nishtanah – Part 3

Question #3:

On all other nights we  do not our dip vegetables even once…

Why on this night, do we dip them twice?

שֶׁבְּכָל הַלֵּילוֹת אֵין אָנוּ מַטְבִּילִין אַפִלּוּ פַּעַם אַחַת

הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה, הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה שְׁתֵּי פְּעָמִים


Please practice the 3rd question and record yourself singing here:

Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten, Passover

Ma Nishtana? Part 2

Question #2:

On all other nights we eat many different kinds of vegetables…why on this night do we eat maror (a bitter vegetable)

שֶׁבְּכָל הַלֵּילוֹת אָנוּ אוֹכְלִים שְׁאָר יְרָקוֹת

הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה, הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה מָרוֹר, מָרוֹר

Maror - Kosher Spirit

Please practice the 2nd question and record yourself singing here:

Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten, Passover

Ma Nishtanah? What is Different?

This week we will focus on really learning the 4 questions so that the yeladim will be ready to shine at their Passover Seders.

I have broken the song down into small chunks (this is how we learn in class)

Question #1:

What is different on this night from all other nights?

Every night we can eat Chametz or Matzah…Why on this night do we only eat Matzah?

מַה נִּשְׁתַּנָּה הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה מִכָּל הַלֵּילוֹת?

שֶׁבְּכָל הַלֵּילוֹת אָנוּ אוֹכְלִים חָמֵץ וּמַצָּה;

הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה, הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה כֻּלּוֹ מַצָּה.

Passover, you really need to step it up. - Mayahood

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Please practice and record yourself singing in the Flipgrid link below.

Each day we will add another question to practice.

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Friday Check-In

Shabbat Shalom Everyone!

At this time everyone from the Kindergarten Team would like to thank-you for all of your very hard work in making Distant Learning at the OJCS such a great experience for your children. It takes all of us together, to make this work.  We are working hard at finding a balance as we begin next week. We will basically be following the same format. We have tried to balance the right amount of live meets a day, the right amount of work to do, the right amount of down time, and of course being the age of your children, the right amount of play.  Our schedule says when the subject is taught and when the live meets will be.  Whatever work you need to be prepared for, or printed, will be put up the night before. Remember please.. if you feel at anytime that it is too much to do, take a break, and go back when you can. 

Next week, on Tuesday, we will be having a Virtual Birthday party for Jacob H.  If you can have a little snack ready for the end of the day we will have a party together. Jacob has asked the children to have a joke ready. Sounds like a funny party! 

Shabbat Shalom

The Kindergarten Team

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Distant Learning in Kindergarten

Just wanted to have a quick Check-in. Thank you parents for all the support and time you are giving to your children . I have noticed the most important part of what we are doing at the OJCS is the meet time and seeing one another . In these times we are missing our friends who at the OJCS  are like our family . I would like to share  a post I saw on my Kindergarten network which is how I feel.


Posted in Kindergarten, Reminders

Parsha and Pancakes

A quick note to our Families:

Starting tomorrow, every Tuesday and Thursday Parsha and Pancakes will take on new meaning.
Dr. Marcovitz will be hosting, Dr. Avi’s Neighborhood.  There will be many similarities (of course he will include aspects of the Parsha).  The idea  parents, while you are trying to get ready, students can watch, I hope a somewhat engaging, educational and fun show.
The links:
Part 1 is on Tuesday  8:00-8:30
Part 2 is on Thursday  8:00-8:30
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March 23rd-27th Kinder Schedule

Your schedule for the week is here!

Each day is a ‘column,’ with the subjects for each day listed underneath. In each subject’s block, there are tasks to complete for the day. There may be links to the class blog with more information.

There are Live Experiences scheduled each day highlighted in yellow. These online sessions with teachers will be hosted on Google Meet. 

Please note that at 3:00 the Kindergarten has Choice Time. It has been a long day for both the children and i’m sure you. If you need an extra activity at 3:00 Here is the link to the Home Safari Facebook Lives 

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden  This is live everyday at 3:00

Home Safari Resources

It is your responsibility to share your completed work with your teachers. (Flipgrid Journal writing or Picture)

Please remember to go outside and play. Fresh air is great for you !

Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten, Passover

Instructions for Haggadah She’li

Passover is getting closer. We have learned the story of Moses and how the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt in the Torah.

Here is a cute version I made with my class at Ganon Preschool.

Many of these students are now at The OJCS in Grade 1. Do you recognize them?

We are going to be creating our own Haggadah to use at our Family Seders. It is a pretty long book to make because the Seder is long and has a lot of steps to do in order. Each page is one of the steps.

The link to print the Haggadah is in the calendar. and also here:

I recommend trying to finish 2 pages a day in order to be ready for the Leyl HaSeder.

  1. Cut out the face on all except the last page. You only need to cut 3 sides (cut the top off altogether).  It is ok if your parents help you. There are 13 heads to cut!
  2. On the last page glue a photo of your face over the oval shape.
  4. Now do your best to colour the pages neatly. You can also glue textured materials such as tissue paper, felt, jewels or whatever you have at home. Make it special so you can use it again next year!
  5. I recommend putting the pages in clear page protectors in a duotang. This will keep them safe from food and grape juice spills during the Seder.

I can’t wait to see them! You can show and tell me about it with this Flipgrid code:

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Trail Mix Math for Tomorrow!


Math Class for tomorrow on Measurement:

I would love to experiment doing this math activity tomorrow on our morning Google meet. Not sure how it will go but it’s worth a try.  That does require getting a few materials ready for the morning meet. (Easy stuff) I’m hoping by sending this out now, the stress is off for you. I’m sure you have better ingredients in your house than I have in mine. We don’t meet until 9:15 so hopefully you’re ok with this.

Here’s what you need: 

(Click on above link)