The week began, for all the children, encountering Suburban Torah’s huge and beautiful sukkah. This definitely put everyone in the mindset for Sukkot, thinking about the lovely rituals of decorating and eating in the sukkah and being thankful to Hashem for the bounty provided to us. Following Yom Kippur, we returned to school with thoughts of decorating the sukkah. There were many posters made in prior years, decorated with student photos. Our class picked out the ones they wanted to hang up and chose where to hang them. Later in the day the children assembled a new poster, with their photos mounted on etrogim which they had painted. We explained the use of the etrog and lulov for the holiday, and had them pose, correctly holding a stuffed pair. Also introduced was the “pitom” on the etrog and how important it is not to break it. We read the book, The Mystery of the Missing Pitom by Beverly Mach Geller. The children completed their decorations for their own sukkahs at home. Those children who chose to make rimonim (pomegranates), painted the “seeds” red, and then added their pictures. The children who chose to make etrogim, added a clove “pitom” and their pictures.
Morah Rachelle brought us a pop-up sukkah to use in our classroom. The children couldn’t wait to go inside! And they knew just what to do; they brought in all the fruits and vegetables from our housekeeping area and then added all the paraphernalia needed to cook and serve meals. The children are very enthusiastic about using tools and building things with them. So in order to serve their interest, we are hoping to build our own little class sukkah next week. With […]