This class we learned about the holiday of Tu B’Shevat. We watched a video on what we eat and drink for Tu B’Shevat and how we celebrate the birthday of the trees. Then we colored some trees and a book on Tu B’Shevat. Then we talked about the good deeds we do, like planting a tree for Tu B’Shevat.
This is the list the class came up with together:
Then, we watched a video on giving and tzedakah. Everyone got to make their own tzedakah box that they can collect spare change and when full, can donate the money to someone/place in need. Ask your child what tzedakah is and where they would like to donate their tzedakah money.
Next class (March 8th, 2020) we will be celebrating and exploring one of my favorite holidays, Purim! I look forward to seeing everyone in their costumes and cheerful smiles!
Today we read the story of the Tower of Babel. The students participated in an activity where they used precut construction paper “blocks”, colored, and attached them to a piece of cardboard to create their own Tower of Babel. The only condition being they couldn’t speak to each other. This represents the people building the Tower of Babel and how they all spoke different languages. Next we began our reading on the matriarchs and patriarchs of Judaism. We read the stories of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Jacob. Next class, we will read more about each matriarch and patriarch. We also did an activity in which the students got to color and put together Abraham’s tent, the three strangers, a tree, and a sheep. Next class, we will also be discussing tzedakah, gimilut chassadim, and Tu B’Shevat.
Hope everyone has a wonderful January. See you all on February 9.
Hi Pre/K and Kindergarten families,
This month we reviewed the holidays: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Then we got to explore the holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. We made little books that the children got to color for the holidays. We also got to make sukkah decorations before going into the sukkah. In the sukkah, we got to shake the Lulav and Etrog. We talked about how the Etrog looked like a lemon, however, it felt different (lemon is smooth but Etrog is bumpy). We learned how to shake the lulav in all six directions. We also discussed how Sukkot and Thanksgiving are both holidays we share what we are thankful for. As a class, we came up with ideas of what we were thankful for. Some were: family, food, and birthday parties.
Next class, we will be discussing the story of Adam and Eve.
I look forward to seeing you all on November 17th!
Shalom Pre/K and Kindergarten families!
During our class we focused on our upcoming holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We began by making cards for our family and friends for the new year. We read “Sammy Spider’s First Rosh Hashanah” by Sylvia A. Rouss, “Sammy Spider’s First Yom Kippur” by Sylvia A. Rouss, and “The Hardest Word” by Jacqueline Jules. We also discussed the main ideas and customs of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We also watched the Rosh Hashanah special episode from “Shaboom” on Youtube. A discussion followed this where we discussed the meaning of Rosh Hashanah (head of the new year). And the meaning of the shofar (ram’s horn) and its blasts (Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, and Tekiah Gedolah). In addition, we discussed what it means when we hear/say “Shanah Tovah” (Have a good new year).
Next class, we will review Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays, learn about Sukkot and have snack/ go in the sukkah.
You can ask your child what each shofar blast sounds like!
Shanah tovah! And to those who participate, have an easy fast! See you on October 20th!
Shalom pre-k and kindergarten families! During our first class together, we began by getting familiar with each other as a class. We explored G-d’s creation by making paper chain links (each link representing each day) and started discussing Rosh Hashanah. In our next class together, I look forward to continuing our exploration of Rosh Hashanah and learning about Yom Kippur. See you all on September 22ndfor our next class together!