We have had so much fun during the first week at school! We loved the playground and the Exploration room. And especially playing with our friends.
This week we read books about the first day of school and Rosh Hashanah including Apples and Honey by Joan Holub and Mouse’s First Day of School by Lauren Thompson.
Rosh Hashanah is on its way. We talked about that it is the beginning of the year. We were able to hold, feel and play with real shofars. We used magnifying glasses to look closer and saw why we felt bumps on each one. We noticed that some of the shofars had stripes and some had two colors or more. We wished we had our own shofars so we decided to create them in our classroom.
We also discussed how we eat apples dipped in honey for a sweet New Year. We heard that one reason why we eat them could be that since they are round it symbolizes how the cycle of the year goes around and around. So many of the children expressed that they love to eat apples, so, we tasted 3 different color apples with honey. Then we graphed which color apple each child liked best.
We enjoyed celebrating Shabbat with our friends. We drank grape juice and tasted Challah. We even got up and danced to the songs.
Thank you again, Morah Kerry! We loved having you with us!!
We wish you a healthy and happy New Year and look forward to seeing the children next week.
Morah Aimee and Morah Pam