May 23 2014
23 Iyyar 5774
This week we celebrated Lag B'Omer with a pretend bonfire and baked potatoes for snack!
The pretend bonfire inspired the children to suggest a fire drill so, since we use an emergent curriculum, we had a fire drill!
The children also noticed that the onions we planted earlier in the year were ready to be harvested so, since we use an emergent curriculum, we pulled them from the ground and cooked onions with some potatoes!
Every day we recite tefillot/prayers and every week Melita comes to sing with us. We begin our tefilot by pretending to be asleep, then waking up and reciting Modah Ani. This week the children pretended to be sleeping before Melita arrived. When Melita arrived the children burst into song, and they didn't stop until they had recited Modeh Ani, Elohai Neshama, and Mah Tovu! Melita was very impressed and we teachers gave ourselves a kol hakavod to see our students reciting these prayers without any adult involvement at all! Our work here is done!
Ruth, Shirlee, and William