The High Holidays are among us!

I can’t believe it is almost October!! Where has this month gone??? I have been having so much fun with my new little crew. 🙂 

They are a fun little bunch and adorably cute and sweet. In math we’ve been learning about even and odd numbers, practicing speed drills, reviewing time to the hour and half hour, counting nickels and dimes and learning how to collect data and graph it! In PBL we have been learning about families needs and wants. The kids impressed me so much with this lesson because even though some things are technically “wants” they were able to justify why they would be “needs”. For example, I mentioned that pets are wants and not needs. Some students spoke up and said “Well, pets are needs for some people. I know there are blind people who needs their dogs to see. And some military people need their dogs to make them feel better. Also, some dogs can help tell if someone is about to be sick (I think they meant “have a seizure” but I wouldn’t expect them to remember that vocabulary). I was BLOWN AWAY!! What deep thinkers I have!! It was a very cool lesson for me to teach and watch them interact and share their ideas with each other. 

I can’t wait to continue the year with these kiddos. Thank you for sharing them with me. 🙂 

Have a great weekend. Shabbat Shalom!