The Sunflowers were very excited to return to school after a long weekend in which we celebrated the holiday of Shavuot.  To get into the spirit of Shavuot everyone enjoyed whipping up a quick (pareve) cheese cake. The children took turns adding and mixing the ingredients together.  They had a lot of fun smashing the graham crackers to make the crust.  We hope you enjoyed the scrumptious cake.

In keeping with the theme of “getting into the Shavuot spirit” all the IBECC children joined the Rabbi in the Bet Midrash for a final Shabbat sing-a-long.  At the end the Rabbi opened the ARON KODESH and showed the children the Torahs.  Everyone had a fine time dancing with the Rabbi and the Torahs.  What a great experience for the children to have been so close to the Torahs.

The look on the children’s faces as Morah Pam wheeled in the giant house was incredible.  They had never seen anything so big.  The furniture and miniature people and other fixtures were adorable.  The children had an amazing time taking turns playing with the house.  There may be a future designer in our bunch as the children used the furniture to decorate the house.  Listening to them discuss where they should put a chair or a bed was quite cute. They did not want to stop.

The children are looking forward to celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday.  They had a fun time making their special present for their dads.  We hope you enjoy the gift.  It was made with a lot of TLC and a lot of laughs (hands were tickled as they became covered in paint).

We were so proud of how well the children performed for their families at the End of the Year celebration.  They really worked hard to learn all the davening and songs.  It was wonderful to watch, 0ver the course of the year, how the children encoded the material.   The Sunflowers are truly ready to enter to Gan Tzipurim.

We would like to thank you for all the support you gave us throughout the year and for allowing us to be a part of your child’s life.  We absolutely enjoyed all the wonderful antics that your children brought into our lives.  We will truly miss their smiling faces.

Wishing you all an amazing summer.

Have a Shabbat Shalom.

Morah Pam and Morah Debra