Monthly Archives: April 2, 2019

A Touch of Pesach in the Little Beginners

The children enjoy lots of singing of the Pesach songs in our classroom.

They loved making salt water and dipping our karpas and chazeret.

We used legos to dip into the paint to look like matzah on our matzah covers.

We all had fun breaking the middle matzah and eating it. Yummy.

With all our preparations for Pesach, we still had time for lots of play!!

Have a good shabbos. See you on Tuesday.

Morah Kerry and Morah Alana

By |April 2, 2019|

Working Hands in Gan Tziporim

There’s more than one way to build an Egyptian city!  We are moving full speed ahead with our Pesach Haggadah and are busily working on it each day.  The children really enjoy cutting things and jump at every opportunity.  They cut out various sizes of rectangles and squares from sheets of sandpaper and then had the opportunity to use these cut-outs to “build” an Egyptian city.  The sandpaper simulated the color and texture of the ancient cities we were able to locate and copy via the computer.  The children were shown the pictures and created their own version of what they saw.   It was fun for them to manipulate the shapes into the structures they envisioned!  Another page involved a very different setting – grasses and a body of water.  This time the children were recreating the famous scene of the infant, Moshe, in his tayvah (basket), floating in the Nile River.  Again, the children were able to use their cutting skills, but this time it was green construction paper grass.  The children have become so adept with cutting that they were finished in a jiffy.  Next, they glued an interesting material onto their papers, to resemble the Nile – blue plastic cling wrap!  They were even able to create the baby, Moshe, from a mini wooden ice cream spoon and fake curly hair.  A cut-up coffee cup covered with yellow textured material became the tayvah.  And of course in the process of forming these pages, the story is reinforced.

We started singing Pesach songs last week and Morah Jill brought some more to add to our repertoire. She adds a dramatic flair to it and makes it so much fun!  There were songs about […]

By |April 1, 2019|