Both the Sunflowers and the Butterflies (2’s) went outside to the playground to watch the release of the butterflies whose wings were finally strong enough to fly free.  As much as they were flapping their wings in their indoor habitat, they were not so eager to be released into their natural (outside) habitat.  All the children gathered around as Morah Aimee and Morah Debra helped release the butterflies.  They took flowers and placed the butterflies on the flower and then put them on a bush. It took the butterflies a few minutes to acclimate before they felt comfortable and flew away.   The children cheered with glee as the butterflies flew away.

Knowing how dangerous fire can be, the children followed the directions to stay on the steps during the bonfire last week.  The entire school sang songs with the Rabbi as Mr. Seth built our bonfire to celebrate Lag Baomer.  JJ’s mother and brother came to celebrate with us and brought the makings for s’mores.  The Morot took turns roasting the marshmallows.  Everyone enjoyed them as the evidence showed on their hands and faces. Thank you to everyone for helping to make a special celebration.

The children were fortunate to have a second special snack for Lag Baomer. Morah Debra brought in the makings for ANTS ON A LOG. Celery, (Tofutti) cream cheese, and carob chips.  Spreading cream cheese on the celery and adding a few carob chips the children were excited to try this scrumptious snack.  The Morot were happy that most of the children liked the snack.

One of the songs that the Rabbi taught the children is DON’T WALK IN FRONT OF ME I MAY NOT FOLLOW. DON’T WALK BEHIND ME I MAY NOT LEAD. JUST WALK BESIDE ME AND BE MY FRIEND AND TOGETHER WE WILL WALK IN THE WAY OF HASHEM…. The children have been practicing this song and are in the process of making a mural of it.  Everyone had a wonderful time painting with their feet as they made the mural.

The children continue to work on their end of the year projects. They love all the different experiences they’ve had, whether it was painting with their hands and feet, using cotton balls as a paint brush, squishing tissue paper up to make flowers, and now being an artist by using a real canvas.  Morah Debra gave every child their own canvas and different materials to glue to the canvas.  The result… a true masterpiece.

The children are enjoying learning about the upcoming holiday of Shavuot.  They were intrigued with the ASERET HADIBROT, the Ten Commandments, and how Moshe went up HAR SINAI  to talk to Hashem to then come down from the mountain to find Bnai Yisrael not behaving and waiting nicely for Moshe.   Everyone thought that it was cool that the word HAR,  mountain, was one of the HAY words they learned along with HORIM, parents, for the letter HAY.

Our classroom is buzzing with new knowledge, it is hard to believe that there are less than 10 school days left.  Where has all the time gone?  The children are busy getting ready for our end of the year presentation.  We are all looking forward to sharing this time with our families.  Please remember to RSVP.  The big day is Tuesday, June 11th from 9a-10a.

Have a wonderful Shabbat.

Morah Pam and Morah Debra