Morah Debra led a mid-week stretch to get the Sunflowers refocused so they could be prepared to celebrate LAG BAOMER. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the children even had their own stretches.
Refreshed the children were so happy to work on getting ready for the BIG bonfire. The children listened as Morah Pam told the them how Rabbi Akiva learned how to read Hebrew and became a great Rabbi that taught so many students Torah. We celebrate Lag Baomer by gathering around giant bonfires for bbq’s and have fun roasting marshmallows. Lag Baomer gets its name from it being the 33rd day of the Omer, the counting of weeks between Passover and Shavuot. In Hebrew the letter lamid is worth 30 and the gimel is worth 3. We put the two letters together to spell the word lag. The children made their own bonfire using both their hands and feet. The outcome was unbelievable. Looks like we have a new generation of impressionists. Such masterpieces.
The weather kept us from being able to have a real bonfire on Lag Baomer but that didn’t stop us from making our own. We invited the Little Beginners into our classroom and we all sat around a bonfire which was made out of twigs the children collected from outside and some shiny red, yellow, and orange paper. Everyone had a wonderful time. The children said they felt as if they were indeed at a real bonfire. The only thing missing were marshmallows.
The children had a wonderful time using many of our sensory stations. Mushing the play-dough between their fingers is always a cool sensation. Using the many play-dough tools to imagine and create whatever […]