It may be cold and snowy outside in Massachusetts, but in Israel, the weather is beautiful and trees are blooming! Today we celebrated the holiday of Tu B'shevat together. This is the birthday of the trees. It is a time in Israel for celebrating trees, new life, and the environment. We played "trees dance freeze dance" where we pretended to be trees dancing in the wind. We also planted parsley in beautifully decorated pots. With some sunshine, water, and some luck, the parsley will be ready to put on our seder plates for Passover. We learned about some of the great things that trees do for us and made them thank you birthday cards. In pre k/k, we really appreciate that trees provide shade, give us food, help us breathe, give us paper, and more!
We can't wait until next class when we will celebrate Purim together!