We used the cups that we paper mache’d last week to create flower pots for Shavuot. We painted them brown like mountains and added flowers and leaves to remind us of Har Sinai. We are going to plant flowers inside the cups and it will be a beautiful centerpiece for your Shavuot table!
On Shavuot we got the Torah from Hashem. Moshe went up on Har Sinai and got the Luchot, the two stone tablets, which have the Aseret Hadibrot – the Ten Commandments – on them. We read a book called the Ten Good Rules and learned about each one. We counted from 1 to 10 as we read each page. Then we made a project with fingerprints for each commandment – one fingerprint for the first one, two for the second, and so on. It was good counting practice!
Rabbi Rosenblum came and showed us how a real Torah is made. We saw how they sew the pieces together to make the parchment, and then use special ink to write the letters. If even one letter is messed up, the Torah can’t be used! We got a chance to use a real feather to write the Alef Bet.