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!