The talk of WINTER  is a constant in the Sunflower’s classroom.  The children know that there are four seasons. FALL,WINTER,SPRING, and SUMMER. All the children share with us how they love the winter season.  In our morning conversation, the children went around the circle and said what they liked best about winter.  Playing in the snow, making snow angels, sledding, and building a snowman were the top favorites.  We then made an invisible snowman in our circle describing what the eyes, nose, mouth, and arms were made out of, along with what color the snowman’s hat and scarf were. The children then started “gathering the snow” in their hands into a “snowball”  then “rolling the snowball until it was big enough to make each part of the snowman”, while the real snowman that we made dried in the Art Studio. To create each of the three tiers of the snowman the children used items with different textures.  After Zachary’s father came to read a book to the Sunflowers, he joined the class in watching  it snow in our classroom.  The children and Zachary’s father loved spreading the snow around on the” ground.”  The snow was made out of one of our favorite things, shaving cream.  The children like how the shaving cream feels; it is almost like snow, but not as cold. Making our “snowflakes” out of doilies and crinoline was another way the children enjoyed creating a wintery vision in our classroom.

 

We can not wait for more mom’s and dad’s to come and read and spend some time in our classroom.  Please contact the Morot via email to set up a time.

Morah Aimee taught the children some amazing poems about winter and a snowman.  They can not get enough of it and they loved acting the poems out.  The poems are below.

 

Five little snowmen round and fat
Each one wearing a funny hat
Out came the sun and stayed all day
One little snowman melted away!
Four little snowmen round and fat
Each one wearing a funny hat
Out came the sun and stayed all day
One little snowman melted away!
Three little snowmen round and …

The children had plenty of opportunity to use their dexterity skills this week.  From linking links together, building with giant blocks, using scooters and hula hoops, tossing bean bags into a game where you toss them into different areas that are at different levels, threading giant buttons to make necklaces and painting a mural using toothbrushes.   The children had a lot of fun experiencing all these different activities.

       

Morah Pam’s son, (Moreh) Tamir, has been helping out in our classroom this week along with Morah Marisa and Morah Naama.  The children have been having a wonderful time with them.  Moreh Tamir played his guitar for the children while the children had a wonderful time dancing to the music.

They had such a good time dancing that all of sudden they were inspired to do some hugging! Maggie and Moshe, JJ and Maggie, Liat and Nathan, Chaya Feiga and Yair, Caleb and Moshe, Maggie an Shalom Nissim, Chaya Feiga and Moshe. It was so adorable! Everyone was gigging and dancing and hugging.

As the week winds down the children decide to lie down on the carpet as if they were hibernating.  We have been talking about which animals hibernate in the winter and which ones do not.  Bears are the children’s favorite animal that hibernates.

The children are looking forward to Shabbat with the Rabbi.   This week Moreh Tamir and the  Rabbi will play their guitars together as we all sing our favorite Shabbat songs together.   The children are so excited.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a Shabbat Shalom.

Morah Pam, Morah Aimee, and Morah Debra