Collaboration and doing mitzvot are integral parts of the IBECC. When we asked the Gan Tziporim (4s) if they could help bring winter to life for our class, they readily agreed. The result: a fashion show of seasonal apparel. Lieba, Uriel, and Lauren, our winter models, were bundled up in heavy coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and boots. We pointed out that it is very cold in winter and we need to wear heavy clothes that cover our bodies, heads, feet, and hands. Lia and Simon were our summer models. Simon wore shorts and a t-shirt, and Lia wore a sundress, sunglasses, and flip-flops. We talked about how we can leave our arms, legs, and heads uncovered in summer because it is hot. Thank you Gan Tziporim for welcoming us to your classroom and doing a big mitzvah!

Next, we asked Morah Aimee if she could share two of the flannel boards she has created. Morah Aimee, joined by several of our friends from the Sunflowers (3s) watched, fascinated, as she made snowmen melt under the sun and bump their heads as they fell off the sled (a new take on Five Little Monkeys). Billy Goat Gruff also visited. Another big mitzvah!

We also had some indoor snow fun. The children loved shoveling and transferring “snow” (packing noodles) from one bucket to another using a variety of tools: spoons, shovels, rakes, and colanders. We noticed the buckets were blue and red. (Can you guess who is hiding under the red colander?) In the Art Studio, we dug our hands deep in (shaving cream) and enjoyed snow painting.

On Friday we baked cupcakes in honor of Daniela’s 3rd birthday, which we will celebrate over the next two weeks. Then we enjoyed our Shabbat party when we were visited by a dinosaur. Mazali enjoyed being Shabbat Eema and David and Asher enjoyed being Shabbat Abba.

Wishing you a joyous and peaceful Shabbat,

Morah Sherry and Morah Blimie