The first few days of school have been filled with discoveries. A new classroom and toys to explore, new and old friends to play with, books to read. Playing in the kitchen is a big hit, especially with the real-life bowls and utensils. All of the children love to set the table, share “food” with their friends, and offer us Morahs delicious creations they have made. The children also love building towers with the Legos (and laughing when they fall down). They are constantly using their imaginations, dreaming up ways to using the furniture as play spaces. Mazali loves lining up the animals on top of the cubbies and Ethan loves cooking in the kitchen.
They are very busy!
It has also been a time to explore the outdoor play areas. The children are testing out their climbing skills on the jungle gym in the playground and learning how quickly they can slide down the slides. Elisheva and Dovid like holding a Morah’s hand when they slide down. The outdoor classroom was a revelation–so much to do. Wash the kitchen with sponges, blow bubbles, test drive the cars lined along the fence and, of course, dig in the dirt – a great sensory experience and David’s favorite.
The best art is messy! Look at these hands! A great experience in the feel of paint; was it cold or hot, was it hard or squishy, and what beautiful creations can we make? On Thursday we moved into the Art Room to create a card welcoming David’s new baby sister. A heartfelt Mazal Tov to the whole family. This time, the children stood as they painted so they were able to get a different perspective. Elisheva and Daniela had a great time stamping. Our art wall is quickly becoming filled with the children’s beautiful work.
Of course, Rosh Hashanah was a big part of our week. We learned about it in many different ways: we read books, sang songs, held and “blew” a real shofar. It felt bumpy. We dipped our apples in the honey. What a treat! We played “pin the apple on the tree”. We hope the “apple” and “shofar” the children made will be part of your celebration of the New Year.
The children enjoyed their first shabbat with listening to a shabbat story,singing songs,drinking grape juice and eating challah.
We are privileged and honored to be your children’s Morahs. Shabbat Shalom and L’Shanah Tovah tikatev v’tichatem.
Morah Sherry and Morah Blimie