Hello PreK/K parents!
We had a great day today learning about Shabbat and some of the ritual objects we use to observe this weekly holiday. The kids did an amazing job asking thoughtful questions,sharing personal experiences from their lives and focusing on their projects. We didn't quite have enough time to fully decorate the challah covers so feel free to add some more color, sparkles or whatever suits your family!
We had another active day learning about the holiday of Sukkot. We learned the basics of what is required when building a sukkah-specifically that the roof is made of branches and that we need to be able to see the stars through the roof. We also learned that it's important to invite guests into the sukkah and that sukkot is a time when we feel grateful for all the food we have to eat and drink. We also learned about the Torah-that it's the most important book in Judaism, it's written in Hebrew and contains the stories of our people and the various rules and instructions about how Judaism tells us to live. We looked at photos online of all different kinds of Torah scrolls and made Torah scrolls from pretzels and fruit roll ups. The highlight of the day was visiting the SSJS sukkah, singing songs with Rachel and, of course, eating snack. We actually had so much snack here at school that we never got to the snacks you brought it. Sorry about that but better safe than sorry! Attached below are some photos from the day. Enjoy!
Today our class took time to get to know each other and learn about what we will be doing together this year. We created our circle time mat, practiced Hebrew yoga and read Sammy The Spider's First Rosh HaShanah. Then we ate some apples and honey during snack to taste the sweetness of the foods together, while hoping for a sweet new year. Most importantly, we talked about how Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year, is a good time to think about how we may want to improve ourselves in the coming year. We had a short, but entertaining, conversation about ways we could learn new things and improve our behavior with friends and family.
Your kids definitely enjoy their snack time so please send keep sending it-maybe more than you think they'll actually eat!
If you have Lincoln Logs or other similar building materials, please bring them in October. We'll be making our own mini Sukkot.