In preparation for the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, Rabbi Rosenblum came for a visit to show the entire school how a Torah is made. You take the hide of a kosher animal and take the fur (hair) off by soaking it in a special solution, and let it dry.  Then this becomes the parchment paper.  It takes 62 pieces to make a Torah.  Next, you take a feather from a kosher animal, along with the special ink to write the Torah.  All the children, especially the Sunflowers, enjoyed being a scribe, just like a sofer, the man who writes the Torah. Dipping the feather into the ink and then coloring the letters, everyone had a blast.  The children were able to touch the hide of the animal and they said it felt very soft. Every child received a piece of parchment with their Hebrew name written on it, just like how the Torah is written.

The children have been very busy preparing for the End of Year Celebration and are excited for their parents to come and sing with them.  They were very happy to hear that at the end of the singalong there will be food.  The children loved rolling the dough between their fingers to make delicious sugar cookies to share with their parents.

The children truly love butterflies.  During our center time, the children enjoyed making a flock of butterflies out of playdough. They all took turns to use the butterfly cookie cutter.  It was wonderful to see everyone take turns.

The Sunflowers always enjoy playing outside.  Their creative minds are always in motion, running, jumping, playing with their friends. it is always a fun sight to see.  Morah Debra bought cool bubble wands for the children to create with. Moving the wand around or just blowing to make the bubbles appear was a fun activity for all.

Reminder: End of the year performance is Tuesday, June 11th 9:00 in our classroom.

We would like to wish you and your family a Shabbat Shalom and a Chag Shavuot Sameach.

Morah Pam and Morah Debra