It was fun filling in for Emily this Sunday, catching up with some former students and meeting some new ones. The day was devoted mostly to the holiday of Sukkot. We made some decorations for the succah and did a succot word search that included some vocabulary that is associated with the holiday. We reviewed some Hebrew letters and learned to read the word Succot in Hebrew. After a celebration of Succot in the succcah, we made candy succahs to complete the day.
This week in 3B we spent time reviewing the symbols of Rosh Hashana and putting together a collage with the associated words to those symbols. We also spent time talking about tashlich, as the act of taking things from the past year and letting them go. We put those things into a paper chain and per their request will continue it throughout the year to represent the things we might want a "re-do" on even as the new Jewish year starts. We also reviewed the hebrew letters in Shabbat and the Hebrew vowels associated. The final thing we worked on was our mitzvah project. We decided on creating a food/candy drive to be donated to those who need it. While the plans are very much in the beginning stages they are eager to share more. Looking forward to another great week next week!
Today we spent time getting to know one another a bit with "A Warm Wind Blows" and by sketching what in Judaism is important to us then sharing with the group. We spent time brainstorming what we want to mitzvah project to be for the year after watching a short video from Kid President. We also began talking about Rosh Hashana and previewed the overall symbols of it and what it means (head of the year, Jewish New Year).
Thanks for a great first day!