The children had a taste — literally — of Tu B’Shevat, as they sampled dried figs, raisins, and apricots. Elisheva, Aryeh, and Dovid love liked the apricots and (almost) everyone enjoyed their raisins. We played “pin the fruit” on the tree as another way to celebrate the holiday.

Each child also made their own tree, which incorporated natural materials in the design. This free-form project honed fine motor skills as well as decision making and personal expression as each child decided where to glue the branches and the number and colors of the flowers. We hope you enjoy it when celebrating Tu B’Shevat at home.

Thank you to the Goldenthal family for hosting Uncle John’s Puppet Show in honor of Daniela’s 3rd birthday. The entire school shrieked with laughter at the antics of Sesame Street puppets and were astounded by card tricks and a rabbit jumping out of a hat.

Daniela was delighted with the treasure box our class made for her. When asked what she would put in it, she excitedly said “new treasures.”

Thank you to Elisheva and the Herrera family for our delicious healthy snack of clementines and peaches.

It’s hard to believe that vacation marks the halfway point of the school year. The childrens’ growth — physical, emotional, and social — is remarkable. We hope that you all have a wonderful vacation during which many new memories are made.

Thank you for sharing your children with us.

Morah Sherry and Morah Blimie