We celebrated Lieba’s fifth birthday this week. As is our custom, the children all helped decorate a lovely box for her in which to keep her trinkets. They cut up and glued beautiful printed napkins onto the cover and sides of the wooden box. Then we modge podged the box to a glossy shine – so pretty!
We decided to bake cupcakes as the special treat to celebrate Lieba’s birthday. Lieba requested chocolate cupcakes and we also decided to bake vanilla cupcakes for those children that preferred that flavor. Lieba poured in the cake mix and then added oil, water, and eggs for each batter. She was super careful to examine all of the eggs for blood spots before adding them to the mixes. Then all the children took turns mixing the two batters.
Lieba also requested that we play the game Bluebird, Bluebird because all the children laugh when they follow each other around the circle. We thank Lieba’s family for reading the entertaining book which they brought us for a class gift.
Some of the girls enjoyed building a house with blocks for the family of dolls that they were playing with. They created a unique design and even included a little corral for their horses and other pets.
The children worked on the Hebrew letter Dalet. They cut and glued the pictures of the words beginning with the initial Dalet sound: devorah – bee; delet – door; and dag – fish (which amused them to hear since it sounds like the English, dog).
We encourage the children to write in their journals. They draw a picture and then dictate a story to go along with the illustration. Lia drew a charming picture of a flower that a girl wanted to share with her family.
We wish everyone a restful Shabbat and weekend.
Morah Yafit and Morah Fran