Our Tu B'Shvat and nature focus had led to varied activities:
-We transplanted a ficus tree, a Tu B'Shvat gift from Krissy. Todah rabbah, Krissy! Our new tree lives in the kitah.
-We have been reading about trees, using natural materials to create tree-inspired art, and discussing trees and growth. The Lorax had been a favorite.
-We transplanted kale sprouts!
-We will see if our big mystery seeds will sprout in a baggie with a wet cotton ball, in a sunny window.
-We did experiments and made hypotheses with Dan, Sivan's dad.
Children knew that scientists read books
, and Dan added that they
and do tests
to uncover the truth.
They make guesses
and do experiment
s. How many ping pong balls can we fit in the jar
? was the question we set about answering. But "in the jar" is not "on the jar," so
everyonemust understand the same question.
Just liket he jars can be filled with ping pong balls, they have air in them even when they appear to be empty. Using a candle
, Dan showed us thatoxygen
is in the jar.
We saw the jarr
un out of air! Flashlights illuminated the smoke, which acts like air.
-We baked a Tu B'Shvat-themed challah, incorporating species that grow in the Land of Israel. We even tasted pomegranate juice!
Shabbat Shalom Umevorach, and Tu B'Shvat samayach!
Judy, Ruth, and Krissy