January, 6-10 2014
5-9 Shevat 5774
To demonstrate what is emerging in the classroom this week we will share with you two "snapshots" of the classroom:
January 8th at 10:51am
3 children drumming
3 wearing skirts and dancing
4 crowded around the small table in the corner playing with peg boards and pattern blocks
1 doing a puzzle
3 building with magnet tiles on the light board
January 9th at 9:48am
2 playing with blocks and miniature people
2 riding on a rocketship (made out of chairs)
2 building with magnet tiles on the light board
2 listening to a teacher read a book
2 playing dress up with baby dolls
2 playing with pegs in pegboards
1 cuddling with a teacher
For Tu B'Shvat we:
Sang Tu B'Shvat songs in both English and Ivrit/Hebrew
Made a tree mural
Made a tree challah
Talked at circle time about things that trees give us
Planted snow peas
Melita sang Tu B'Shvat themed songs with us this week!
Rabbi Creditor came to our class this week and told us about the parting of the Sea of Reeds, AKA the Red Sea. He use his guitar like a map to show us where this sea is and how the Israelites traveled to it.
Every week the children make an individual challah. We also make two challot for Pretend Shabbat, in shapes inspired by the week's Torah portion, this week's shapes were more holiday themed: a flower and a tree.
Whenever a child has a birthday we do special things in the kitah. These included making a crown, decorating a chair and lifting the child up in the chair (if they want us to), lighting birthday candles on a playdoh cake and singing Happy Birthday in both English and Hebrew, and having a special snack provided by the child's family for our morning snack time. Families made also bring in photos from when the birthday child's early years. This week we celebrated Menashe turning 4 and Reuben turning 5!
Ruth, Shirlee, and William