It’s been a busy week and it’s only Wednesday!

On Monday we celebrated Daniela’s 3rd birthday with cupcakes and a birthday crown, both of which the children made for their birthday friend. A great time was had by all.

Daniela’s birthday became the jumping off point for our exploration of Tu B’Shevat. We explained that just like we have birthdays, so do the trees. In Israel it is called Tu B’Shevat. We talked about how in Israel it is spring, but at home it is still cold.  We read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. And It’s Tu B’Shevat by Edie Stoltz Zolkower, and talked about how birds and squirrels live in trees and that healthy foods, like nuts and fruits, grow on trees.

Tu B’Shevat was celebrated in music with Morah Jill. Wind blew through our branches (colorful scarves). Noticing how fascinated the children were with her keyboard, Morah Jill invited the children to take a closer look.

Can you guess what we found in the Exploration Room? That’s right—bugs! They looked even bigger when we used magnifying glasses to examine them. (Don’t worry! These bugs are from a Science Exploration kit. We are a very clean school!!)

And of course, we need our construction helmets when we build.

And, from last week — a spirited Shabbat sing-a-long led by Rabbi Mischel and our Shabbat party at which a dinosaur knocked at our door.

More to come later this week!

Morah Sherry and Morah Blimie