We enjoyed celebrating Lia’s 5th birthday last Friday. Her mother, Sheara, joined us and we ate the cupcakes that the children helped to make and presented Lia with the treasure box that the children decorated for her. Lia wore the beautiful crown that she had decorated with many number 5s written all over it and drawings of her entire family. Sheara read a story to the children about worms, something they all enjoy watching in the playground. Then the children played the circle game Bluebird Through My Window and the Israeli circle game, Uga, Uga, Uga. Just one more birthday to celebrate (Emily’s) before we end our school year.
We had our last music class of the year, with Morah Jill, this week. She introduced songs about caterpillars and butterflies in honor of our butterflies. The children pretended to be butterflies and flew around the gym room while singing their song. They used gauzy scarves as a prop for wings. They really enjoyed the expansiveness of the gym to act out the songs. They also learned a song about the Torah for Shavuot. It is always a fun time with Morah Jill.
We are following a tradition from Israel for Shavuot. People in Israel, and many of the children, gather baskets of fruit to deliver to family and friends for the holiday of Shavuot. We will do that too in Gan Tziporim. The children will go to our outdoor classroom to gather fruit (which we have placed on stands to resemble a marketplace) to put into a basket that they can take home to share with their families. It is yet another way we get to teach the moral value of sharing to the children and to […]