These last few weeks we see so much growth and charge. Children are getting taller, beginning to absorb concepts, showing interest in letters, and then stepping back and starting all over. The cycle repeats again and again, until suddenly, a new stage has been reached!
Here are some of our latest adventures:
*We made carrot juice! We made carrot soup! We are getting to see how Ofra's juicer works.
*We used a book, Eliezer v'HaGezer, a classic Israeli tale, to engage in dramatic play and Hebrew learning.
*We read Matthew's book, Carrot Soup, and another story, The Carrot Seed.
Pam Weimer, from the Oakland Public School system, engaged us for more than an hour about the lives of bees! The children participated in four stations, all having to do with bees. They matched fragrances, they crafted their own antennae, they learned about the body parts of a bee, and they observed a hive in action. They were very involved for a long period of time, and had lots to share and questions to ask. They even learned the bee dance!
We donated our tzedakah of $50 to Habitat for Humanity. Some children knew the word "homeless." We expressed gratitude for our warm, dry homes.
Upcoming: Field trip to Lawrence Hall of Science, Feb. 15! Details to follow.
Picture Day, Feb. 22! Details to follow.