Oct. 5, 2012
19 Tishrei, 5773
Dear Nevonim Parents,
We had a short, but sweet Sukkot week. We built and decorated our sukkah in the yard with lots of fabric and decorations. We ate snack, lunch and celebrated Nevo's 5th birthday in the shul sukkah. We sang lots of sukkot songs. We went on two separate Sukkah strolls, one to Shirlee's house (we saw two sukkot) and then a much longer one to Nevo's house (where we also visited two sukkot). We compared building materials, siding, sckrach (covering), decorations and how they were furnished. In the last sukkah we told a group story about animals in the sukkah based on Bubbe Isabella's Sukkot cake. Then we walked home through the BART station and created a collective story based on what we saw on our walk. In circle, we shook the lulav, said the blessings and discussed the meaning and symbols of the holiday. Today we had Pretend Shabbat in the sukkah and we began talking about Simchat Torah - we also made flags for the holiday.
We baked pumpkin bread which we have been eating all week. We played Jewish symbol Bingo. We played cards. We read and created a play for a book called Clever Cat.
It was a good week - hope you have a good weekend and Chag Sameach.....
Caitlin, Ruth and Shirlee